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30th September 2013
Today was our Euro Disney adventure and our last day in France. We walked to nearby Bonne Nouvelle station and took a trip to Opera where we changed trains for a 45minute journey to Disneyworld. We didn't have time to see both parks so the Disney Studios will have to be for another time. The boys are all geared up for some high speed adrenalin rides, where I will be fine with the tea cups I think!
We walk into the park and the first thing we see is the Fantasyland Castle in all its splendour. It looks as if we have walked into a cartoon. The boys are eager to get on their first ride so we head for Frontierland. The boys went a ride called Thunder Mountain - a type of roller coaster. They said it was really good. It is not the fastest or scariest, there is one more in Adventureland that is worse, or better in their eyes. We travelled on the tame river ride - big boat circuiting the area.
After a while we head to Fantasyland, a flurry of pink, sequins and chiffon. It is all things Fairytale including Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella etc. We go straight to the tea cups and Ethan rides on those with me. It was fun. When we headed over to It's A Small World, it was closed so I didn't have a chance to go on that. We walked through a maze in Alice's area and then browsed a few shops.
Next up was Adventureland, and the Indiana Jones ride which was the fastest and hairiest in the park. The boys head straight to it and I wait on a nearby seat. The queues are not too bad today, it is Monday and it seems very quiet. A few minutes of waiting and the boys come back out gushing about how excellent the ride was, it was another roller coaster one but this time with a full loop. We look around this land for almost 2 hours, in particular the Pirates Of The Carribean, Swiss Family Robinson treehouse and Skull Rock.
Next up we decide to have some lunch. The restaurants have quite a lot to offer and in meal packages so it worked out quite well. We each had a meal deal and could not fit another thing in. We actually did not feel hungry until much later in the afternoon.
A short walk and we are in Discoveryland. It is the space themed land and the boys love it. First they go towards Space Mountain and line up for that one. There is only a 5 minute wait so I expect them out at any minute. I am waiting, waiting, waiting and then I see that the ride has been closed because the carriages are stuck half way up the tube. Holy Moly! I put on my zoom lens but cannot see the boys, half of the carriage is behind a wall. I ask the attendants and they are vey blasé. I wait for another 10 minutes and I am starting to worry a little bit, I see the guys with harnesses and abseiling gear climb up the ride. Next thing I know my boys are popping around the corner. "No mum we got off a while ago, we just went to look at something else". ARGH! They were inline and then were told the ride will be closing, so they never got the chance to go on it. It was fixed later, but they said no thanks! They went on the simulator StarWars ride instead. Then we all went on these great cars around a race track.
Its was time for the parade and it was very good, albeit a bit short I thought. After that we went for a browse of all of the shops n the Main Street. After buying a few things we hopped on the train back to Paris. It was a long day, and 830pm before we got back. Around the corner from our hotel we stopped for a quick pizza and drink, before finishing our packing and getting ready for the early morning tomorrow.