Two things that I LOVE are Disney and traveling. When visiting Disneyland Paris became a real possibility in my life I had to make it happen! Once we booked our trip to France and my husband, Bryce, was convinced (the real magic!) to spend a day at Disney, the very next steps I took were buying park tickets and making our dining reservations.
Enjoy my 5 favorite things from the magic of Disneyland Paris, via this 'Fav 5' Travel Guide. If you ever find yourself in Disneyland Paris, I hope you'll enjoy visiting the best parts from my visit.
Disneyland Paris is about an hour's train ride outside of Paris proper. The park was originally called Euro Disney and it was the second Disney park to open outside of America, just after Disney Tokyo. Once I saw the Bucket List Family visit Disneyland Paris I knew I had to go! This was my first time visiting a park outside of America, while I've been to both Disneyland, in California, and Walt Disney World, in Florida, several times.
There are two parks making up the Disneyland Paris: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. My husband and I spent one day hopping back and forth between the two parks. Of all 5 Favs, only the Ratatouille ride and restaurant are from Walt Disney Studios Park. The other 4 are from Disneyland.
We considered staying at the Disneyland Hotel but the cost was nearly $1,000 per night!
Recent posts include Disney Parks basics and a travel guide for Disney's California Adventure Park. Today includes my favorite 5 things from Disneyland!
Disneyland. The first Disney park, the OG. Walt Disney even had an apartment in the park, just above the "Fire Department." t's the most classic, charming, and nostalgic of all of the parks, in my opinion. It is nestled in Anaheim, California and just next door to Disney's California Adventure.
Recently I shared the basics of Disney Parks and today I'm giving you my five favorite things, aka Fav 5, from Disney's California Adventure Park (DCA) in Anaheim, California.
Disney's California Adventure is the younger of two Disney parks on the West Coast. The "other" park just next to Disneyland. California Adventure is ode to Cali with varying areas and time frames of the State's history featured throughout the park, plus all of the Disney and Pixar magic you'd expect from Disney.
There are seven "lands" in the park
I have always been a Disney lover. In Kindergarten my matching backpack and lunch bag proudly displayed the Little Mermaid. My childhood bedroom was decorated with the magic of Aladdin and his pals Genie, Abu, and Jasmine. My dance class filled with ballerinas performed a carefully choreographed routine to the "Circle of Life" song from The Lion King. When the 101 Dalmatians live action movie came out in 1996 it was the first ever parent-free movie that saw with my friends. Disney is weaved throughout my childhood life at home.
As a kid growing up in Pennsylvania I was lucky to travel to both of the Disney Parks. I visited Walt Disney World, in Florida, a few times throughout my childhood. Since I've got an Uncle on the West Coast I also made it to Disneyland, in California, as a kid and later to Disney's California Adventure as a teenager.
Even as a "grown up" I have been to the Disney Parks in both Florida and California in the last few years. My family in PA includes 5 kids who are currently between the ages of 11 and 15 and we've been to Orlando twice with a varying cast of Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins to support and enjoy the Disney Magic for ourselves. My husband is from California and his family lives within an hour of the parks. When we were just dating I demanded we visit Disneyland on my first trip to his hometown and he obliged! Since then we've made a handful visits over the years with friends and family.
Maybe you, too, love Disney. Maybe you don't but your kids are begging for a trip to the parks. Maybe you go often and can't stop reading reviews like this one for just one more nugget of information. Here are a few need to know basics regarding Disney Parks that will be useful for you in considering or planning a trip to the MAGICAL Disney Parks.
If you're new around here you may want to read the basics of Disney Parks, a Disneyland travel guide, and/or a Disney's California Adventure Park (DCA) travel guide for more Disney Magic.
Epcot is one of the 4 parks at Walt Disney World (WDW) in Orlando, Florida. It's easily recognized by the hhhuuuugggeee silver golf-ball-look-alike that is formally called Spaceship Earth. The Epcot park is focused on technology, sustainability, and International cultures.
On the list of favorite WDW parks, Epcot is second (to Magic Kingdom) for me. It's a little less Disney-magical and a little more "mature" with adventures, learning, the feeling of going around the world in a day, and the option to have an adult beverage!
Hello, I'm Angela.
Figs and Flights is all about traveling near and far & eating great food both at home and away.