I just got back from a weekend in Disneyland and… it was awesome! And how could it not, it’s MOTHER FLIPPIN DISNEYLAND!!!

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When I was a kid, my family couldn’t afford a trip to Disneyland; so me and my sisters made up for it by watching hundreds of hours of cartoons. It’s only later, when I was 22 or something, that I eventually went to the parc for the first time, with (almost literally) stars in my eyes. And five years after, I was back, in good company!

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It was very, very cold! Luckily, the sun was shining practically all the time. And it wasn’t too crowded which avoided us to spend the weekend waiting in lines.

What I’ll remember from those two days at Mickey’s:

  • I can’t get enough of the Pirates of the Carribean attraction and the Twilight Zone! Seriously, I could do those 4 times per day.
  • burgers in Frontierland are the shit! They’re totally worth the 14 euros you’ll pay for a menu :)
  • do you know Captain EO? Are you sure? :D
  • if you hope to make it to the new Ratatouille ride in the next few months, you’d better have a plan, and I mean it. With a constant average of 100 minutes wait and a few technical fails per day, the best idea would be to come to the parc as soon as it opens (10 a.m.) and rush to the Fast Pass area. At 11, they were sold out (but we managed to get our hands on some)! FYI: totally worth it!
  • what really made the difference this time: Saturday night’s dinner and cocktails at the Blue Lagoon, the carribean restaurant located inside the Pirates of the Carribean attraction. It’s fun and original, not to mention my chicken was delicious. It’s not cheap – count 50 euros per person, drinks included.
  • sleeping in a Disneyland hotel is out of your league? Don’t worry, because there are a lot of good alternatives in the area. We decided to stay at the Hipark Residence in Serris, where we booked a studio via Booking.com. It was clean, modern, quite comfortable (at least enough for a short stay), and it gave you access to a free shuttle to the park.
  • Adventureland by night: do! This part of the park gets amazing as soon as the sun goes down.
  • Currently, if you stay until the Disneyland park’s closing time (10 p.m.), you’ll be able to witness an amazing light show featuring video mapping and fireworks, and showcasing Disney’s most famous characters of the past 80 years.

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