.@TeddyOutReady: Teddy in Paris Day 5: Disneyland

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Teddy in Paris Day 5: Disneyland

Disneyland castle

When we planed our trip, we didn’t include a visit to Paris Disneyland, however after mulling it over we decided to dedicate one day to it because Teddy wanted it more then anything else and we were going to have something to compare with, when we get to one of the US Disney resorts later on. I decided to go to Disneyland Park only and skip Walt Disney Studios Park because the activities there are mostly for children older then Teddy. Even though it was the beginning of April and a weekday, Disneyland Park was crowded as Canada's Wonderland on firework night.

Duffy and Teddy Pooh and Teddy

Teddy was a Pirate - thanks to loose top that was big enough to put over winter jacket. It was chilly and sunny day. When we got in we met Duffy and Teddy play with him. Suddenly our attention was caught by Disney’s 20th Anniversary Celebration train with Mickey Mouse clubhouse gang. Teddy was happy to see all his TV friends live. Then we spent some time to meet Winnie the Pooh - to hug him and take few pictures.
Disneyland Paris Old West Disneyland Riverboat Teddy pirate

As pirates we could not miss a walk by Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing and took a ride around Old West sights of Frontierland. In Fantasyland we took a teaspoon of spin and a twist of twirl in one of the Mad Hatter’s giant Tea Cups.
Then we enjoyed a great view of  Disneyland Park as we swoop and soar with Dumbo Flying Elephant. Teddy wanted to meet Mickey, but the line was so long that it could take 2-3 hours and could be closed even before our turn, because it has a strict closing time.

Disneyland Elephant Teddy
We had a bite at a close cafe and hurried to watch Disney Magic Parade. Teddy was so tired by then so after parade we went on shopping spree and bought a lot of clothes and toys for him. Teddy wanted to buy everything, but we managed to convince him that we can not carry all Buzz Lightyear ammunition because it is too massive and we can buy it in Toronto. Even though Disneyland Park was open for another 2 hours, we were very tired and headed to RER station to get home.

We learned that if you want to go to Disneyland - you need to reserve at least one week to cover everything. Next day was dedicated to Les Invalides, Musée de l'Armée, Musée Rodin and Musée d'Orsay.
Disneyland Paris