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    sbk1234
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    Originally posted by mre200200 View Post
    You're much quicker at getting your photos up than I'm going to be. Crazy that we were both there within a couple days of each other. That's awesome you got to go there with your family.
    That dragon underneath the castle was pretty amazing. It was one of Ian's favorite things to see too.
    Did you try any of the foods available? With the heat wave, we were eating popsicles and ice cream non-stop.
    My trip report may have gone up quicker, but nowhere near the care and detail you put in yours. Looking forward to reading it.

    Loved the dragon, too. Unfortunately most every time we went by there it was closed for a show or something. We ended up really only eating typical American foods, like burgers. And actually, the heat wasn’t so bad the day we were there, so only a little bit of ice cream for us.

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  • sbk1234
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    Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post

    Thanks for the excellent trip report, sbk1234!

    I share your kids' dislike for the small yet uncomfortable (for me) Indian Jones coaster.
    That and Disneyland Paris' Space Man.,
    and the mostly off-the-shelf "mouse coasters" (Goofy's Sky School in DCA & Primeval Whirl in the Animal Kingdom)
    are my least favorite Disney coasters.

    Was Pirates open when you were there? It was still closed when we were there in June.

    I agree that the castle is beautiful.
    We lucked out, because Pirates had just opened a few days before we got there.
    Space Mountain was closed, so they didn’t get to try that.

    All in all, a great time.

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  • jcruise86
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  • jcruise86
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    Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post
    I never thought I’d get there, either. I’m very fortunate that things worked out like they did.
    Thanks for the excellent trip report, sbk1234!

    I share your kids' dislike for the small yet uncomfortable (for me) Indian Jones coaster.
    That and Disneyland Paris' Space Man.,
    and the mostly off-the-shelf "mouse coasters" (Goofy's Sky School in DCA & Primeval Whirl in the Animal Kingdom)
    are my least favorite Disney coasters.

    Was Pirates open when you were there? It was still closed when we were there in June.

    I agree that the castle is beautiful.

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  • mre200200
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  • mre200200
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    You're much quicker at getting your photos up than I'm going to be. Crazy that we were both there within a couple days of each other. That's awesome you got to go there with your family.
    That dragon underneath the castle was pretty amazing. It was one of Ian's favorite things to see too.
    Did you try any of the foods available? With the heat wave, we were eating popsicles and ice cream non-stop.

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  • sbk1234
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    I never thought I’d get there, either. I’m very fortunate that things worked out like they did.

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  • Barbaraann
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    Thanks for the pics. I'll never get to Paris. Not on my bucket list. You obviously had a super time at their Disneyland.

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  • sbk1234
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    And finally a few assorted miscellaneous photos because it's an awesome place and I'm tired.

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    (I just love how deadly serious I look here on It's a Small World.)
    sbk1234
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    Last edited by sbk1234; 07-19-2019, 12:30 PM.

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  • sbk1234
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    Rather than continue on with a blow by blow commentary which will be boring for everyone, I'll give a few highlights and thoughts about what we saw and did. Mostly, I'll let the photos do the talking.

    What blew me away most of all was the castle. This is easily the most beautiful of all the Disney castles, in my opinion. As most know, there's even the dragon down below which we loved. (My youngest, Mik, is obsessed with dragons.)

    I really liked the walk through Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and it was great to visit a Swiss Family Tree house again after so long.

    I also really liked the arcades which flanked both sides of Main Street. It was a great way to cut down on the foot traffic of Main Street, and allow people to get out of the heat, as well.
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  • sbk1234
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    A quick stop in Adventureland for the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril roller coaster. The girls Samantha and Mik are the daredevils in the family so they're the only ones who rode it. They didn't think much of it.


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    I have to say I actually preferred the boats in the France park, since the Disneyland ones make it a awkward to see everything since you sit facing into the boat.

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    Our first stop would be Frontierland, home of Big Thunder and Phantom Manor.
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    Big Thunder wasn't bad, but it was so like the Disneyland version that we know so well, except that it began and ended with dark tunnels that went under the river. However, Phantom Manor blew us away! It is such an original take on The Haunted Mansion. It may now be my favorite version of that attraction. Needless to say, it was only the first of several rides on it that day.


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  • sbk1234
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    I'll give it one more college try.

    Along for the ride was my wife, Jennifer, and kids Nathan, Samantha, and Mik. I don't have too many photos of everyone since they could get particular about photos of them being posted.

    Finally made it to France and Disneyland Paris. My first thought upon seeing even the outside of the park was that this was an amazingly beautiful atmosphere. I had heard that the park wasn't well maintained, but I never saw anything to indicate that.

    The hotel in front of the park is, in my opinion, inspired. The only thing is it blocks the traditional view of the train station, but since it wasn't operational when we were there, it really didn't matter much.

    Main Street is still Main Street, but has its own individual charm. I really liked the vibe.

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    sbk1234
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    Last edited by sbk1234; 07-19-2019, 11:43 AM.

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  • jcruise86
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    Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post
    Arrrgggghhhhhh! Technical problems.

    I saw you got the dreaded small blue square with the question mark too. For others about to post a trip report, I suggest doing it as a bunch of shorter posts, though your blue square came in a short post. My tech frustrations came in my longest post.

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  • sbk1234
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    Arrrgggghhhhhh! Technical problems.


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  • sbk1234
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    Just got back from Europe yesterday. After an initial shock of being back to the real world, I hope to start the actual trip report soon.
    As for the heat wave, left France on July 3, and it was pretty darn hot. Was in Rome for the past four days and it was “Fires of Hell” hot.
    As far as the weather goes, I’m happy to be back in comfortable Los Angeles summer heat.

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  • jcruise86
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    Is the heat wave over? How much time will you spend in Paris?

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  • sbk1234
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    My first real glance at Disneyland Paris. My initial thought, which did not change, was how absolutely gorgeous this park is.

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  • Barbaraann
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    Have a safe trip.

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  • sbk1234
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    Tomorrow’s the day!

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