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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Il était une fois...

Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a land far, far away, I had the opportunity to visit a newly opened, up-and-coming little theme park just outside of Paris. Il s'appelait "EuroDisney."

Now 20 years later, that new park on the block, which has been renamed "Disneyland Paris" (why, oh why, didn't I save my Euro Disney t-shirt? I'm sure it's worth thousands to collectors!) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Since we just happened to be in the neighborhood, we decided to swing by and see how it has changed since my last visit.

Well, of course the biggest change was coming with Kam and Mag. We had decided to surprise Mag with this day trip, so she wouldn't be distracted by anticipation and miss the rest of Paris. Her look of surprise was only the beginning of many magical moments throughout the day.

But, as with much of this trip, there is no use spending keystrokes to tell a story much better imparted through pictures. Here are some of today's highlights.

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Mag at the entrance of Disneyland Paris, just after realizing where she was

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in front of le chateau de la Belle au bois dormant

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one of my favorite rides

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making pirate faces in front of Pirates of the Caribbean

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outside Mag's favorite ride

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the pinnacle: meeting Blanche Neige

Lest you think we won the Lotto, or that my TpT sales broke new records allowing us to take this expensive day trip, I should tell you that EuroDisney, er, Disneyland Paris, can be significantly more affordable than its American counterparts. You just have to know where to look. "Francebillet," France's answer to our "ticketmaster," offers great deals, scoring us tickets close to half-off! Doing it inexpensively makes a day in the parks even more enjoyable... and allows you to leave early without guilt when you just can't take another moment of the frigid French spring weather!

And now, as we begin Day Quatre (four), we're off to la Tour Eiffel. À toute à l'heure!

1 comment:

  1. All I can say is, "WOW!". Beautiful pictures. Your blog name fits perfectly.