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Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:30 pm
by jedimaster1227
After my wife and I's Shanghai and Tokyo adventure last year, I thought we were done with bigger trips for a while. We took a very short trip to Disneyland in California but other than that we didn't have anything planned... Until the opportunity to take a transatlantic cruise from Dover, England to New York City, NY came up. And we figured, if we were going to go all the way to Europe to catch the ship, we might as well take some time in Paris and London, two cities that we hadn't had much time in previously to experience all that we wanted to... Our trip amounted to 24 days, with 3.5 days in Paris, 3.5 days in London, the 11 night transatlantic cruise on the Disney Magic (stopping along that trip in Portland, Cobh, Sydney (Nova Scotia), Halifax and Saint John (New Brunswick)) and then four days in New York.

Our first stop was Disneyland Paris... During my last visit to Paris I was on a high school trip and couldn't break away to visit the resort. This time around we had 1.5 days to experience both parks. With this in mind we opted to stay on property at the recently refurbished Hotel Cheyenne, getting early morning access to the parks (much like Extra Magic Hours at the domestic resorts). We honestly loved the resort more than we expected, between the unique versions of classic lands (the opulent Main Street in particular), the charming walk through experiences and some of the rides we don't have stateside... Plus we were there during Le Rendez-vous Gourmand de Disneyland Paris, the equivalent of Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival at the Walt Disney Studios Park Paris. There was so much to enjoy during our visit that we're definitely working on figuring out when we can go back!

Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure (2)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:30 pm
by jedimaster1227
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Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:09 pm
by Dombot
Amazing report so far! Both of these parks look amazing and I need to get to them at some point. That fireworks show is incredible. :wtf:

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:30 pm
by prospekt88
Nice to hear a positive review of this resort. Don't hear too many good things about it. It does look like a great place to spend a day and a half.

Looking forward to more!

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:08 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Fantastic report! I'm eyeing a trip to Paris next year and the park sure is a beauty. Speaking of gigantic proportions, even Town Hall looks taller than Disneyland's castle. :lol:

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:33 pm
by ThemeParkJunkie51290
Great report! =) =) =) One day I hope to visit this park . . . ONE DAY!!!

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:59 pm
by Nrthwnd
Wonderful report of your first ever visit to Disney Paris. I think i was nearly crying when I first saw that hotel above the entrance of the park, lol. Couldn't believe I was finally there. Glad to read you didn't read up too much on most of the attractions in either park, to make it more of a magical unexpected experience.

A correction though - what you called "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" in the Story Book Land cruise wasn't quite right. It's actually the tale of "Peter and The Wolf" which is also a classical musical piece, written for children to understand and enjoy.

:mickey:

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:24 pm
by The Great Zo
Nice set of pictures! You really focused on a few of the things I loved about Disneyland Paris -- the awesome castle, the arcades on the side of Main Street, and yep, Small World. :p

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:54 am
by ytterbiumanalyst
Oh wow, Disneyland Paris is looking pretty good these days!

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:10 am
by coasterbill
Great report!

We'll be there for the first time next year so I'm taking notes.