I love Disney. I love the brand, I love the movies and I love the merchandise. So do my two daughters. I also love Paris. Hmmm...so Disneyland Paris--which is a hop, skip and a jump away from Istanbul-- seemed like an obvious choice for our first family vacation abroad. Non?
Read on to see my Disneyland Paris Tips and Reviews...and please, please do share your Disneyland Paris experiences and tips in the comments!!
Everyone says plan your trip wisely. What does that even mean? I planned, but I was not fully prepared physically-emotionally for this experience...
Disneyland Paris is a trying experience which can be best likened to a roller coaster ride. The catch however is that instead of being safely and comfortably nestled into the coaster, you are on foot...in a labyrinth pushing your children in cumbersome strollers around and around and up and up the tracks...only to have brief moments of relief (and perchance fun) on the way down.
Don't feel bad if you cannot understand the Disney website, maps, guides or any other information packs whilst planning your visit. Disneyland Paris is just hard to wrap your head around without actually experiencing it...you will understand many things AFTER you have experienced the pain of long queues in the rain with very, very low blood sugar levels. If English or French is not your first language...then you are in for a real misinformation meltdown treat.
Don't feel bad if you feel like you have missed something. Don't feel bad if you feel like the people at reception just gave you the secret keys to the palace but you lost it amongst the twenty other things they handed to you with your room key. Don't feel bad if you get lost on the way to your room. Disneyland Paris is overwhelming.
Here are some tips for "expectation management" purposes only :-)
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