A little rain don’t stop the fun at Disneyland Park, Paris
Monday, September 24, 2012

A couple weeks ago, my friend invited me to go to Disneyland with her. She had just been back in August and her tickets included free entry on a second trip. We went last Friday to avoid the weekend crowds. Unfortunately, it rained quite a bit and my shoes got soaked. But not having to wait more than 15 minutes in the lineups made up for it. I was surprised to find a lot of the rides much more thrilling than at the other parks.

Just as we were about to leave the park after a long day, they started the Disney Dreams show (fireworks) at Sleeping Beauty Castle. You can watch the entire show here. Since it was the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Park in Paris, they put on the show every night at closing. It’s definitely something worth hanging out till closing to watch.

Disneyland Park in Paris celebrates their 20th anniversary.

Here’s a bakery on Main Street U.S.A. where they sold doughnuts and cookies.

All the shops were decorated with Halloween figures and ornaments.

Some Mickey shaped chocolate chip cookies!

And a big Mickey pumpkin in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Space Mountain: Mission 2 in Discoveryland. This was a lot of fun and much more thrilling than Space Mountain in Disneyland L.A. We went on it twice since there was pretty much no lineup. I felt a bit light-headed after my second ride.

Aww, it’s Eve and Wall-E.

Inside the Star Tours 2 ride. It was funny to hear all the characters talk in French.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril in Adventureland

Lots of dips, sharp turns and big loops too!

Big Thunder Mountain in Frontierland

And finally, Crush’s Coaster (Finding Nemo), the funnest ride I rode on that day. Actually, it’s located in Walt Disney Studios which is just right next to the Disneyland Park. What’s special about this ride is that you get to spin on the turtle shell during the ride so that sometimes you might be going into dips and turns backwards. Go early for this ride as there’s always long lineups.

Buzz Lightyear at the Toy Soldier Parachute Drop. The ‘drop’ isn’t really a drop though, it’s more of a gradual descend.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Never been and never going on.

After visiting Walt Disney Studios, we came back to Disneyland Park for the evening fireworks show at Sleeping Beauty Castle.

And it was quite the firework show. Almost half an hour of fireworks, fountains, and projected animations. It begins with Tinker Bell sprinkling pixie dust over the castle.

All in all, it was really quite magical! I guess you can never be too old for Disneyland. It would’ve been more perfect had our view not been obstructed by a giant umbrella.

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