Stumbling out of bed at 6:30 in the morning isn’t as magical as most would assume, at least not for someone who isn’t a morning person. As my grandmother and I took line 6 to Charles de Gaulle Étoile I knew we were in for a treat. First we got a little lost taking the metro and almost ended up taking the wrong one but, lucky enough we got back on track and found the RER A, which we took all the way to Disneyland.
After an half an hour ride we finally arrived at our destination around 7:30am. Though the parks open at 10 am (unless you have extra magic hours) there were a decent amount of people. At first I thought, “Oh those must be people with extra magic hours.” But after we had asked the information desk about our tickets (to see if they worked) we found out the the people were just in line for baggage check. So we quickly rushed off to get in line. Once we were past the first line we stumbled upon another at the entrance to the two parks, Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios. Since we had a two park pass I decided that we should start with Walt Disney Studios, the smaller of the two.
We stood in line for about an hour and lucky enough we arrived early so we had a decent spot in line. Once we were in people were running into the park. At first we both didn’t understand why but, as we reached Ratatouille I soon realized that they wanted a fastpass for the ride. We decided to wait and hit another ride since the park still wasn’t packed with people. Our first ride was the Backlot tours, where we learned about the behind the scenes of movies and how they create special effects. I would recommend this ride to those who want an easy and relaxing ride while still having a learning experience, good for all ages. After we headed to another easy and quick activity, the art of animation. As we wandered around the parks it came time to eat lunch. This ended up being one of the things I loved about the trip because we made a reservation at Chez Rèmy, a restaurant from a rat’s point of view which is based off the Disney movie Ratatouille.
The decorations were top notch and the food was delicious. My grandmother and I order the same thing: salad as our starter, steak and a side of ratatouille (of course) for the main course, and for desert I ordered tiramisu and my grandma got chocolate mousse.
We didn’t spend to much time at Walt Disney Studios but, before leaving we got a fastpass for Ratatouille for 6:00 to 6:30 pm. After we headed over to Disneyland Park and started our magical day there. Our first mission was to get a fastpass from Buzz Lightyear and afterwards we took a spin on It’s A Small World.
As our legs were getting tired we quickly did the Alice and Wonderland Labyrinth, which I highly recommend because the wait was nothing and my grandma seemed to really enjoy that! 🙂 Finally it was time for the Buzz Lightyear ride, which is one of my family’s favorite rides. It was funny to watch my grandma hit the targets and I think she managed to get about 3000 points or something like that; whereas, I got almost 300,000 points. 😉
Next, we walked around and hit a few more rides like, the boat tour in Frontierland and the Robinson Treehouse. Of course it started to downpour so soon enough we gave in and bought two rain ponchos, which were 10€ each (for an adult). Once we had those on it made it easier to walk around the park. As 6:00pm rolled around I realized that we still had to catch our last ride. As we left Disneyland Park and headed over to Walt Disney Studios I assumed we had enough time but, when I saw the line at Walt Disney Studios I started to get nervous. Once through I told my grandma that I would rush there and just tell the workers that my grandma was right behind me and hope that they would let us in even the time expired on our tickets. As we rounded the corner we fell upon another line for the ride. Turns out there were many people with the same fastpass tickets so even if we were on time we would’ve been late so in the end it didn’t really matter. We ended our day with the best ride, in my opinion, at Disneyland Paris: Ratatouille. I would 100% recommend if nothing else to everyone visiting Disneyland Paris. Before leaving the parks we hit a quick service resturant and did a little souvenir shopping before taking the RER A and the metro back home.
I would say it was a magical filled day spent well at the most happiest place on Earth.