The night before we arrived at Disneyland Paris, I excitedly went to bed. It was almost as if we were 5 years old, going to Disney for the first time. What would it look like? What would it be like? How different are the rides? Would there be Mickey pretzels?
Casey's Corner at the same location as ours. No Starbucks inside the park though. Main Street was beautifully decorated for Halloween - as was the rest of the park. We were both starving and got a hotdog from Casey's. Sadly, no photo was taken. The hot dogs were larger and had a lot of bread compared to the ones in Orlando. It came with a sparkling water which was interesting.
We had fast-passes and decided to start our journey off in Discoveryland and rode Space Mountain: Mission 2. The second we sat in our seats, and saw the seat guard, we knew this would be a far different experience than our Space Mountain - and it was. It went upside down! If you have ever ridden the Hulk in Florida, it has a similar start, by shooting you off. It's in the dark like ours, but you do go upside down. We had a BLAST, especially since this was unexpected.
Les Mystères du Nautilus, which we thought was 20,000 Leagues under the Sea at first glance. Saddly for us and our childhood memories, it wasn't - but still very pretty. My Mom also thought this when she saw our photos.
Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast - which is similar to the one in the states but more fun. The ride broke down while we were on it and we were sitting in one of the extra point sections. I ended up with a top score and beat Gabe. That's one time I will welcome broken down rides with welcome arms.
Sleeping Beauty's Castle is pink and very tall. It was great seeing it with all the Halloween Decor. I will say, Disneyland Paris takes much pride in their Halloween Decorating and we were left very impressed.
Phantom Manor, to find a 5 minute wait. 5 minutes at 7pm on a Saturday night?! Phantom Manor was all about the story of the Bride and her life. It had more gore factor than Disney World's Haunted Mansion. They are very different from each other and I cannot say if I preferred one over the other.
Pirates of the Caribbean, where we got lost. It was very dark and we were literally the only ones there. When can you ever say you were the only visible people at Disney? We found the ride which was very similar to Disney World's prior to Captain Jack Sparrow taking over. Fun fact: Paris still has the scene where the pirate is chasing the woman, which has been removed from Orlando's. I was happy to see the red head was in Paris though! Photo below is not the ride - it's Pirate Galleon inside of Pirate Beach, a play area for kids.
Sadly, Thunder Mountain and Indiana Jones Temple of Peril were both shut down during our visit.
Day 2 Mileage: 10.1 Miles, 22,838 Steps
I received park hoppers from Disneyland Paris in exchange for an unbiased review. As always, all opinions are my own and I would strongly encourage a trip to Disneyland Paris!