At 6 am the alarm rang, and everything inside me just struggled to be allowed to continue our sleep, but Linda and I had a very important day ahead of us and I needed to get up so I could get her up. Linda was sound asleep and even more reluctant to get up, but she jumped into her clothes and as we collected our stuff running out the door, she asked me; what about my hair? Should I not brush my hair? No time for that I told her and she looked confused for 2 minutes, but didn’t complaint any further.
We had to get the 6:24 bus to take us to Gare d’Lyon so we could catch the RER train to the Marne La Vallee station in Chessey where EuroDisney – Disneyland Paris is located. A good 35 -45 minutes outside of Paris.
Because at 8 am this morning I had ordered a very special surprise to open up our big day in Disneyland; A Breakfast Buffet with the Disney Characters.
Linda with Mickey
Linda with Goofy
Linda and me with Dale
I must admit, I had a lot of fun myself during this breakfast where we were joined by Mickey, Pluto, Goofy, Gepetto, Chip and Dale in the Mickey Cafe in the Disney Village. Breakfast was tasty as well!
Once Breakfast was over we headed towards the entrance of the 2 parks and … were thoroughly distracted by all the cool stores ! Since we had underdressed a bit, Linda got herself a new jacket to keep warm and then we got some candy before we headed off to the Walt Disney Studios park.
Where we attended a movie show with the history of Cinema from Black/White movie to Colored movies with Sound at the CineMagique.
After that Linda spotted several of the Disney Characters walking around for Meet and Greet and we headed over there for pictures and autographs for the new Autograph book she had just bought (with rooms for the pictures with the Disney characters) and she got to meet both Mickey & Minnie Mouse as well as Lilo from Lilo & Stitch.
Then we moved on to take the Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic. Lines were long and we had to wait a while for our turn, but both Linda and myself enjoyed the tour, watching studio sets and figures and cars used in movies. We even got to experience an “Earthquake” which was quite cool!
And by the time we were done with our Studio Tour and had done some more shopping it was time for Lunch. We went to the Restaurant Des Stars for an amazing All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Some of the food was awesome and some of it didn’t pass neither mine, nor Linda’s taste buds. The good thing with an all you can eat buffet… Leave your half eaten plate on a table someone just left and go pick up something new that you would rather eat! :D However Lunch was great and gave us renewed energy to keep going.
We decided that by now we needed to get our asses over to the Disneyland Park to start looking around there if we were to have enough time there.
We Entered into the Main Street and took pictures, shopped a bit more and walked towards the Princess Castle where we found a lovely little store that specialized in hand-making beautiful glass Disney figures. We also found birthday gifts for both mom and dad there :D
After that we walked around a bit and Found more Disney figures and Linda got to meet Tigger as well!
Then we stood in line for a long time to use the toilet, but now we were ready for some action filled fun and headed over to Adventure Land and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, where we got to see drunken pirates and local merchants and we heard shooting, laughing, plundering and fun.
As soon as we were out of there we headed over to The Adventure Isle where we found Mr. Captain Jack Sparrow!
Once we had his autograph… we decided to move on to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, but there was a 20 minutes line there and time was rapidly approaching 5 pm and the time for the parade, so we decided to go see the parade before we came back to Indiana Jones.
The Parade was back at Main street and we were a bit late so we didn’t get the best spots, but we still had a good view. The parade gives you that special feeling of joy and Disney and I mean, just from watching the movie… I get all childish and keen on going back :D
After the Parade which both Linda and myself agreed was really nice, we went back to the Indiana Jones attraction which was soooo cool. Probably THE best attraction in Disneyland. Linda wanted to steal the coins displayed around the Indiana Jones Temple of Peril, claiming she was tougher than Indiana Jones, but I didn’t allow her. However just as soon as the ride was over we went back in line to take the ride one more time!!! It was so much fun.
By now we were real tired and hungry again and we started looking for a restaurant. However Linda didn’t want to miss out on the fireworks inside the park by going out of it to find Restaurants so we bought some more candy and went shopping and taking pictures !
We bought gifts for our sisters at home and some souvenirs for ourselves and finally we found a place that sells cotton candy! So we got that too!
Then we gathered up at the Plaza in front of the Castle, waiting for the firework show to start :D
Accompanied to music and a lovely movie display we got to see the water show and the fireworks were beautiful.
Do also check out the YouTube video from the show
Then finally when the show was over we went away for the last shopping part, before we headed over to Rainforest Cafe where we had dinner.
We were exhausted, but we had had such a lovely day that we were still going strong. However, we were on our way down and we needed to get back to the hotel to sleep. We took the train back to Paris at 10:30 at night. We took a cab back to the hotel from Gare de Lyon.
When we returned to the hotel room, we were both so awfully tired and happy with todays experiences that we were just giggling and the poor 11 year old girl fell into a hysterical laughter before she finally calmed down enough to fall asleep just before 1 am.