Friday, July 29, 2011

Flashback Friday Blog Hop Disneyland Paris Redux

For this week's Flashback Friday I am republishing one of my Magical Memories posts from before I had many followers (not that I have many now, although they are beloved, but I have some!).  I figure most of you haven't read this yet. 

Be sure to stop by our Flashback Friday host, Magical Days with the Mouse, or click on the button below to hop along with us!  Okay, everyone ready?  Then here we goooooo!

In the late 1990s, as part of a cruise we were taking down Europe's Atlantic coast, the fam and I took a day trip to Disneyland Paris. I don't remember much of it except that we didn't have time to go on all the rides, and that I was taken aback by the un-Disney-like attitude (surly) and appearance (missing teeth!) of the Cast Members. Nevertheless, I managed to take a few pictures. They are decidedly NOT high definition quality, but please enjoy:

First, upon entering, you arrive at the gates (which still look the same today!)...

and then the train station, as in all Disney parks!

Here we have French Main Street:

Now, some landscape/distance shots to help you get the lay of the land. French Big Thunder Mountain...

French Cheshire Cat...

French Alice's Curious Labyrinth...

I can't remember whether we rode the Jules Verne-esque French Space Mountain...

but we did catch the parade with Aladdin:

We also rode French Small World:

and Pinocchio. I hope you've enjoyed the photos!


  1. very fun!! One day I'll get to paris! :)

  2. My wife is constantly asking me when I want to go to DLP - LOL!

    That's awesome that you got to do it as part of a cruise - maybe I can follow suit one day. Thanks for sharing your photos!

    Chad @Days In The Park

  3. I've been lucky enough to go twice. I loved it. Their Haunted Mansion is fantastic! The second time I went with my husband and unfortunately Space Mountain was down. I wanted him to go on their version.

    Thanks for sharing with us! :)

    PS The button is showing up for me. :)

  4. I love the photos, especially the Cheshire cat. :)

  5. Great pics! Would love to see DLP!!!

  6. Wow DLP looks cool! Something really different from DL and WDW! Thanks for sharing :-)

  7. GREAT PHOTOS!! One day I'll make it out there :)

  8. How fun! We went in 2000, so these pics bring back memories!