"Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." - Donald Duck.
And true to our friendly duck’s wisdom, a visit to Disneyland comes just as close to sheer ecstasy as anything ever will! Almost cut off from the hubbub of the real world, Disneyland is a magical place, dream-like, and immersed in the depths of nostalgia.
Because who doesn’t remember those days when Mickey and Minnie Mouse were relationship goals, all we wanted was a friendship like that of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, and a castle like that of Rapunzel’s to top it off?
If you want to relive your childhood, and come back feeling super loved, Disneyland is the place to go!
The parade, theme parks, cartoon characters, castles, breathtaking rides, cute little children dressed as prince and princesses, caramel popcorns, cotton candies, photogenic views-and the list is endless!- are captured as vividly in our memory as when we first visited.
My obsession with the place is evident through my photo gallery, which is now a colourful folder inundated with photos from our visit, and my cherished red-sequined Minnie Mouse headbands.
The illuminations and the isle, the tour and the tableaux – everything is dazzling, so much so that I didn’t lose my sight for a short span, but for the longest time ever! So, when we were invited to experience Disneyland Paris 25th anniversary celebrations, we were beyond excited.
Here’s why Disneyland should be your next go-to!
Dazzling Disney Illuminations Show
The new dazzling Disney illuminations show is to watch out for.
With some of the most adorable princesses, from Rapunzel to Snow white coming alive, to the dark side of this cultural extravaganza, in characters from The Pirates of the Caribbean spooking you out, this show’s a nighttime spectacle not to be missed.
The show is basically projection mapping onto the castle of Disney Park with fireworks, waterworks, fire, searchlights, and special effects.
Remember to block your spot in advance to avoid a no-show especially because it remains full because of Disneyland Paris 25th anniversary celebrations.
New Disney Stars Are on Parade
Some brand new Disney stars are now being flaunted, and you have a chance to be part of this exciting parade. If you’re a fan of Maleficent, you might want to bookmark this one!
P.S. Wear your funkiest best – yes, we’re talking about those red dungarees with pinstripe T-shirts- and we bet you’ll feel like a Disney character too!
Take Over Space Mountain
This one’s especially for those Star Wars enthusiasts. No matter your age or gait, you cannot possibly miss this one.
A new installation at the park allows you to zip through TIE fighters at the Hyperspace Mountain. But that isn’t all! You can also enlist in the Rebel Alliance and fight a menacing war against the Star Destroyer. Hey, who said Disneyland is just for kids?! But just in case you are planning with kids, here are some top tips to take them to Disney.
Waltz with Your Favourite Princess
Haven’t we all dreamt of waltzing around with our favourite Disney princess? And let’s not fool anyone here- we all had our favourites.
From Rapunzel’s silky long tresses to Belle in that gorgeous yellow gown- let your fantasies come alive as you get to waltz with your favourite Disney princess at a majestic ball at the Royal Castle Stage!
Disneyland Paris Offers to Perk Up Your Time!
Disneyland is also offering some amazing discounts and offers to those heading to the park. So gear up for a gala time as you head to Paris to be part of Disneyland’s 25th anniversary celebrations. You can avail some real pocket-savers and get free meals just by being a part of the celebrations!
Now that you’ve got reasons to visit the land of ecstasy, what are you waiting for?! The best time to visit Disneyland is now – 25th anniversary!
Here’s a couple of tips for your next visit:
1. Euro Disney is east to the center of Paris. The best way to commute locally is to use suburban trains called the RER. The journey will take about forty minutes, and will land you at the Marne-la-Valee station, next to the Disney park. You can also consider taking a taxi from your location, although private cabs can be a tad bit pricey!
2. Wear something loose, light and comfortable. Though the weather will be chilly, especially in the evenings, a sunny day, if you’re lucky, can make you feel quite warm and cosy! Here’s what we suggest- carry an overall or a big warm coat, but remember your sweater or sweatshirt is key!
3. Another pro tip would be to pre-book your Disneyland tickets and be there early in the morning. It could be tough for you to find a spot during the night time illumination show as they are usually packed. And who wants a no-show, especially when you’ve travelled all the way?! Make sure you get seated as soon as possible.
4. We’d also recommend you download the Disneyland Mobile App to help you navigate your way around the park. The inside of the park is not only huge- and sometimes quite crowded- but it can also be quite a task to look for venues when you’re in a hurry!
Here’s hoping these tips take you to the best time of your life, a la Disneyland!
P.S. – We would like to thank Disneyland Paris for inviting us to experience how magic unfurls during the 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
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