Disneyland Paris: a magical world in France

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LAURA MAIROT - Disneyland Paris - My French Life - MaVieFrançaise - www.MyFrenchLife.org

Disneyland Paris is a little island where you can escape all the troubles of your everyday, French life and rediscover the carelessness of childhood.

The Disneyland universe in France

Do you feel like a romantic date with a touch of fairy-tale frosting? Do you wish to celebrate your birthday with some special animated guests? Perhaps you’d like to have a Halloween or Christmas, or any other celebration for that matter, like no other? Every occasion is the perfect excuse to experience the magic of Disneyland Paris, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year.


All that is needed is a little fairy dust and your magical adventure is underway! Look out, we will be blasting off in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and…We are thrown into the wonderful universe of Disney. What wonders await us?

A plethora of adventures parade before us, tempting adults and children alike. Everywhere you turn, there is another magical adventure to be taken, and you won’t rest until you’ve tried everything. So, let’s go, it’s time to begin our journey.

Attractions for children and adults

Let’s begin with a ride on the Little Train to meet Snow White, the seven dwarfs and that infamous mirror. The mirror that holds the wisdom and truth, and reveals who is the most beautiful in the enchanted kingdom.

Then, let’s fly away on the magic carpet through the sky with Jasmine and Aladdin. Perhaps, if we are lucky, we will meet the genie of the lamp and he will make our wishes come true!


Now, quickly let’s come back down to earth and join Indiana Jones, taking part in his adventures. It may be a short trip but it will have you on the edge of your seat.

After conquering the sky and earth, it is the water that we are yet to travel. Destination? The Atlantic Ocean and its unbelievable current where we meet Nemo and his friends, thrills are guaranteed!

As we travel from one adventure to another the songs of our favourite Disney movies envelop us in a certain nostalgia, bringing back our fondest childhood memories. But wait, what’s this? Pluto and Goofy signing autographs? A chance encounter with the real stars of this magical land!

Immersed in all this wonder, time is passing quickly, and our trip in Disneyland Paris is coming to an end.


But, before leaving this fabulous dreamland behind, and getting back to reality, you must make one last stop off at the gift shop. A few little souvenirs will ensure that you never forget this day and the wonderful adventures you’ve been on.

There’s no age limit for dreaming and as Peter Pan once said: “Dream your life in colour, this is the secret of happiness!”

This article was translated by Andrea Balogh.

1. Disneyland Paris, official website.
Image credits:
1.  Disney Balloons, by Irargerich via Flickr.
2. Disneyland Paris 20th anniversary, by Tom Brickervia via Flickr.
3. Disneyland Paris, by Sean MacEntee via Flickr.
4. Peter Pan, Walt Disney.
5. Carousel image by Laura Mairot. 

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One Comment

  1. joanna Apr 3, 2013 at 10:18 PM - Reply

    We took our two children aged 3 and 7 to Disneyland for the first time last November and we had the most wonderful time!I highly recommend staying in the village for the ease and also as the characters are often to be seen at breakfast time. We got a good deal with the accommodation and breakfast included. Another tip if you want to avoid the long ride queues is to go outside of the UK and French school holidays. Highly recommend for fun for the children and the parents too!

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