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Mother-Daughter Trip: Visiting Disneyland Paris

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A trip to Paris with a little one wouldn’t be complete without visiting DisneyLand Paris. Being a Disney fanatic, I looked forward to this part of the trip as well. It’s easy to get to the park using public transportation, no need for renting a car or taking a cab. It takes about 35 minutes to get there using the RER A regional train. Now, there are other options but this was the closest for us. The only downside to taking the train is that you have to be aware of the schedule if you don’t plan to stay overnight. So, I definitely recommend getting an early start (park opens at 10am unless it’s Magic hours then 8am).

We only spent the day at Disneyland Paris, so we probably missed some attractions. Since, my daughter is only 7, she couldn’t go on roller coasters or anything scary. So, we definitely missed those type rides- but it’s not my thing anyway so I wasn’t sad about it. Basically, three areas- the studios, the park and the shopping/restaurants area).  We did every ride from the tea cups to star tours. We also strolled along Alice’s Curious Labyrinth which was super cool!

Liana’s Favorite rides: 

Buzz Light Year Laser Blast

Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups

Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin

Star Tours

We had such a great day. The weather was perfect- I’d say maybe 73 degrees. If you’re visiting Paris with or without children (if you’re a Disney fan, of course), this smaller version of Disney is surely worth the stop. If I were to return, I’d stay at least one to two nights at the resorts because there really is a lot to do.

Disneyland Paris was so much fun. My mom always says if anyone wants to see me smile from ear to ear, they simply must to take me to Disney. I guess it just brings out the kid in me…it is only the most magical place on earth 🙂

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Travel tips: 

  • Wear comfy shoes- though the park is not as large as Disney World, there is still walking to do
  • Backpacks are the way to go. I like the Longchamp backpack because it’s light and stylish. I pack tissues, wipes, hand sanitizer, sunblock, bug spray, disposable ponchos, deodorant, and my camera. And don’t forget cel and camera chargers. I also carry a small face towel in case my lil one gets sweaty and I need to wash her face in the restroom. You don’t want to wait and have to pay triple for these things at the park. Instead, spend you money on better things.
  • The main parade starts at 5pm- do as much as you can before it starts and get there at least 15-20 minutes in advance to get a good view. The night time fireworks are pretty late- I don’t remember if it was 8 or 9pm. If you’re getting a train back, I suggest leaving a few minutes before the end so you beat the herds of people (and you make the train!).
  • Grab a map and ask questions if you’re lost- there are cast members everywhere.
  • The shows are awesome, you will definitely want to see a few so try to make time for that.
  • If traveling in a group, select a designated meeting area in case anyone gets lost.

 

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Liana had a blast on the Slinky ride- mostly because her grandmama was freaking out 😀

 

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Fun Facts about Disneyland Paris: 

  • There are underground secret tunnels. Mickey uses them to travel faster! The tunnels were also created to keep the magic of Disney alive.
  • Lily’s Boutique (on Main street) is named after Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian.
  • The castle in Disneyland Paris is Sleeping Beauty’s castle!
  • The park was supposed to be named Euro Disney.
  • The park has tons of hidden Mickeys! My daughter and I just love finding them .
  • Disneyland Paris is a major attraction including almost 200 theme restaurants, attractions and shops. It’s one of Europe’s most visited destinations.Until the next post, xoLillieThis post appeared first on: JerseyFashionista.com

 

Additional Suggested Reading: The Perfect Mother-Daughter Trip To Paris France!

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Lillie Morales

Lillie Morales is a graduate of Kean University where she studied Communications Journalism and Media and Film. She has worked for companies including Walt Disney, Univision, and MTV Networks. It was her first job in media as a Model, later a Production Assistant at Telemundo that drew her into the world of media. Fashion, writing, and photography are her passions. You can see all of this on JerseyFashionista.com, a website she created which covers fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.

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