Disneyland Paris, France

It might seem weird to go to Disneyland by yourself, but you know what?  It’s the happiest place on Earth.  You know what’s weird?  Not going to Disneyland by yourself.  Yeah, that’s right, I turned it around on you.

Disneyland Paris actually consists of two connected parks — Walt Disney Studios Park and Disneyland Park.

Walt Disney Studios Park is the smaller of the two, and could probably use some updating (there’s a studio tour ride that references new and hip films like Pearl Harbor and Reign of Fire — yes, Reign of Fire, that fifteen-year-old Matthew McConaughey movie that you forgot existed, features very prominently in the ride).

Disneyland Paris, France

But!  It had my favourite ride of the day, a Ratatouille-themed ride that used some pretty mind-blowing technology to make you feel like you’re running around with Remy.

That park also had my least favourite ride of the day, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which actually would have been pretty fun if it didn’t make me feel like I was going to throw up and/or pass out (or both — both seemed like a very distinct possibility).

Disneyland Paris, France

Disneyland Park is the main event, and there’s so much to see there that you could probably be entertained just walking around without doing any rides.

Disneyland Paris, France

Some other thoughts:

It’s a Small World is still as insanely catchy as ever.

Disneyland Paris, France

Disney owns Star Wars, which is something they won’t let you forget; it’s everywhere in the park.

Disneyland Paris, France

I feel like they need to take another shot at a Haunted Mansion movie, because that ride is kind of nuts; it starts out like a pretty standard haunted house, and gets pretty insane by the end.  I feel like a movie version of that, done well, would be fun.

Disneyland Paris, France

They don’t sell churros in the park like a bunch of jerks (isn’t that a Disneyland standard?? ) but this cookie, which has a bunch of Nutella in the middle, was quite tasty.

Disneyland Paris, France

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