Disneyland Paris

Well here it is by popular demand Mickey invasion of France and Europe ! It started very slow, even lack of crowds, bad marketing, many fine tuning ever since including the addition of serving wine inside the park; and now its cruising ,very popular. It used to be called Euro Disney Resort then Disneyland Paris Resort to now Disneyland Paris.

I have lived for many years within an hour of World Disney in Orlando ,FL, USA, so many trips there with 3 boys and plenty of family and friends visits, including concerts at night. Coming over to France, it seems not important to go here, tented many times but never did until a few months back got the itch as we got a great deal at work 21€ admission for all the parks for one day with parking included, so there we went… Its only about 1h30 from where we live now by auto.

Marne-la-Vallée where the resort is build, was for many years agricultural and unused lands, near the region of my wife. It is becoming just like Orlando a humming ground of buildings houses, apts, stores, shops, malls, growing every month.  The town chosen for its main entrance is Chessy in department Seine-et-marne No 77. east of Paris.  You get here by car on the autoroute A4 exit/sortie 12,1 or the RER A from Paris. There is ,also, a bus service straight from the airports that service Paris such as CDG , Orly,and Beauvais, the service is call VEA, and the webpage in English is here http://www.vea-shuttle.co.uk/  . The RER A can be trace on the Paris official transport site in English here http://www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/c_5000/accueil/ , and for road info you can check viamichelin in English at http://www.viamichelin.co.uk/. Also, on TGV at the Marne la Vallée Chessy station, http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/

The train station RER leaves you at walking distance to the main entrance of the complex. Disneyland Paris is composed of Disney Village, with many shops, and restos including Rainforest Cafe, which my kids like the best.  Walt Disney studios with movie history and making displays , 6 on site hotels, the David Crocket Ranch with camping tie ins and bungalows, a 27 hole golf course, 6 other hotels considered recommended by Disneyland Paris, an aparthotel complex Adagio, Marriot Village timeshare complex, Val d’Europe shopping center, La Vallée Village outlet stores, as well as an aquarium next to Val d’Europe.

Of course the favorite still is Space Mountain ride, the Star Wars galaxy ride, the IMAX movie cinema, the Rainforest Cafe resto, Planet Hollywood resto, for French Auberge de Cendrillon at Fantasyland. Our lodging was at the old Holiday Inn Disneyland, now call Vienna International Magic Circus Hotel with game rooms, circus decoration, large good resto and the best the indoor heated swimming pool with all facilities and amenities the kids love it.

The official page in English will give you all the latest details webpage at http://www.disneylandparis.co.uk/index.xhtml.

The webpage for the Vienna Magic Circus  hotel(old Holiday Inn) is http://www.magiccircus-hotel.com/en/home/.  For the Val d’Europe shopping, and great it is go here, in French with access page http://www.valdeurope.fr/106-13535-Plan-d-acces.php . The Sea Life aquarium next to it webpage http://www.sealife.fr/local/index.php?lang=en

Some tips, it is always better to be there ahead of opening time, even if waiting in line for most shows open by 9h45, however, you will be ahead of the crowds. Have planning with your family the rides ,attractions you want to see most, and head for those first upon entering. Hold your lunches late, as when they are eating you are in ::)  Bring picnic items , there is a picnic section just before entering the park to your left, or coming out of the RER turn to your left as if going out of the park and the picnic area will be on your right.  Buy the tickets ahead of time, either at the Disney webpage or this site we use in France, in French ,but can print the tickets at home ,webpage at  http://www.billetsparcs.com/billets-individuels/billet-disneyland-paris.html. They can also be purchase at any FNAC store in Paris, go to parks/attraction in English at http://www.fnactickets.com/.

If you are from other than the USA do come here its nice, if you are from the USA do come here its different, less, but French, and you want to brag back home you were here too. Cheers


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