Disneyland: My Happy Place

August 24, 2015
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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them - Walt Disney

We all have a happy place. A place where we feel comfortable, at ease and of course happy. Nothing bad can happen there. For me that place is Disneyland. I grew up watching Disney movies and I still watch them nowadays. They are so emotional and tender that it's impossible not to fall under their spell.

If I could meet any personality in history that would be Walt Disney. And if I could meet a fictional character it would be Mickey Mouse. That little endearing mouse will always be my favorite. By the way, if you are a hard core fan like me you should watch Saving Mr. Banks where Tom Hanks plays Mr. Disney himself.

So on our recent trip to Paris we devoted a day to Disneyland. If you are planning to go, be sure to get your tickets online. You don't need to choose a date. They are valid for a whole year. I believe they are also cheaper.


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A day at Disneyland usually starts with a walk around the dreamy Main Street.

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disneyland paris

Sleeping Beauty's home is the most photogenic castle in the world.

disneyland paris

disneyland paris

disneyland paris

For lunch we stopped at the fancy all American restaurant Walt's on Main Street. It is quite pricey and the food is not as good as you'd expect but the beauty of the restaurant is undeniable.

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disneyland paris walt's restaurant

Yes, that's Jiminy Cricket wishing me Bon Appetit! ;) Details like that are part of what makes this place so special.

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disneyland paris walt's restaurant

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Alice’s Curious Labyrinth is one of the most popular attractions in the park. You can literally get lost in the maze but it's a fun area to explore.


disneyland paris

disneyland paris

disneyland paris

disneyland paris

To my disappointment my favorite attraction, It's a Small World, was closed. For those who don't know it it's a boat trip featuring the children of the world which transports you back to the happiest moments in your childhood.

As you can see by the amount of pictures, I'm a big fan of Fantasyland. But we also visited the other areas: Discoveryland, Frontierland and Adventureland.

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disneyland paris

disneyland paris

disneyland paris

disneyland paris

disneyland paris

We had dinner at Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost in Adventureland -pictured below. This one serves mainly fast food but it's worth a visit for the decor and the music.

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Our last stop was back at Sleeping Beauty's castle were the Disney Dream night spectacle takes place right before closing time. The show consists of fireworks, projections on the castle's façade and fountains.

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Right next to Disneyland there's a newer and much smaller theme park called Walt Disney Studios. Even though it's not as spectacular as its neighbor, you will enjoy it if you are a fan of Toy Story or Ratatouille.

It also includes a studio tour where you can see props and movie sets. I must say that I found this really disappointing. I had the chance to do the tour on Universal Studios in L.A. and that one was a million times better.

My favorite part here was the attraction where they show you the origins of animation and of Disney Studios in particular.

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walt disney studios disneyland paris

walt disney studios disneyland paris

walt disney studios disneyland paris

walt disney studios disneyland paris

walt disney studios disneyland paris

walt disney studios disneyland paris

walt disney studios disneyland paris

Have you been to any of the Disneyland parks around the world? Are you planning a trip to one of them? Let me know on the comments below.
Cristina xo

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24 comments

  1. Wow! Your photos are so beautiful and obviously adorable! Looks like you had a fabulous time!! I have been to Disney World but never Disneyland, it is definitely on my bucket list... thanks so much for sharing!
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  2. I love Disney! no matter ho old I get I will always love it!

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  3. I've been to Disneyland in California a few times, but I would love to visit the one in Paris! It just makes my heart happy. I visited for the first time when I was 15, and although I'm sure I would have loved being there when I was really little, I really like how much I was able to appreciate all that I was experiencing since I was much older. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and about your experience!

    Sarah
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  4. so many great pictures! Amazing post, love. xx

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  5. How fun! I have never been to Disney Land but your photos capture the fun and magic I have heard about...on my list to visit one day!
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  6. Cute, I love Disney Land
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  7. Sounds/Looks like you all had a great time! The restaurant Walt's looks very mansion-style!

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  8. I haven't been to Disney in SO long! Looks like you had an amazing trip. Makes me want to go there!

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  9. I LOVE Disney! Pirates of the Caribbean has been my favorite ride since I was 5 years old. And Disney movies? Yes please!!!

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  10. Been there ages ago and really want to go back!
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  11. beautiful pics! i love disney!

    cheers,
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  12. Wow!! Amazing photos, wonderful!! Love Disney!!
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  13. amazing:) it looks so beautiful there!

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  14. Wow, this looks so cool:-) I have been to Disneyland Paris twice actually, and I loved it!
    I heard a lot of good stories about Disneyworld in Orlando, FL so I really want to check that out some time.

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  15. Wow a beautiful place *.* fantastic photos

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  16. oh i love disneyland

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  18. I've always wanted to go to Disneyland, it looks like so much fun!

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  19. Beautiful photos! I would love to visit Disneyland soon!

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  20. aw this was fun to read! i have had a disneyland craving for the last year or so. i haven't been since i was a kid but i remember just loving it. i hope i can go again soon.

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  21. I'm planning trip to Disneyland Paris next year and it was just lovely so see your photos! So much looking forward to it!

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