An American in Disneyland Paris – Part 10: Keeping up the Facade

Construction in the Disney parks is just a fact of life. No matter when you go, there’s always going to be the disappointment of one of the rides you wanted to go on being closed, or your favorite restaurant not being open for the day, or a particular attraction that was supposed to be open […]

An American in Disneyland Paris, Part 9: All Aboard, the Disney Parks Railroads!

I like trains. They get me different places quickly and allow me to have fantastic views of the land around me. The trains I’ve ridden on from ranged from 9 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Disneyland to an 8-hour long journey across Switzerland, but I rarely go on trains “just for fun”. That’s […]

An American in Disneyland Paris – Part 7: The App.

When planning for a trip to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland in the States, the one thing I always do without fail is check out the apps before leaving. They’re in a special folder on my phone’s homepage along with Lineberty and some other useful travel apps. Looking at typical wait times, available FastPasses, […]

An American in (Disneyland) Paris, Part 6: Unique Attractions

One of the things that fans who call Disneyland Paris home take pride in are our unique attractions found in both of the parks. Whether we’re spinning through the East Australian Current, exploring the fabled Nautilus, or even shrinking to the size of a rat, there are always plenty of different options that allow us […]

An American in (Disneyland) Paris, Part 5: The Curious Case of Disney Village

As someone who takes BlaBlaCar at weird hours in order to make it to the parks for the whole day, I’ve spent many hours in Disney Village. Once I was even there before it opened and got to witness a completely empty shopping center devoid of people, music, and magic. I’ve even hung around until […]

An American in (Disneyland) Paris Part 4 – Meeting Characters

When people talk about the character meets at Disneyland Paris, they tend to be passionate fans who are willing to wait hours to meet their favorite characters or even rare ones that are difficult to find in the parks. As someone who likes meeting characters but has never made it a priority during my visits, […]

“An American in (Disneyland) Paris, Part 3: Food, Glorious Food.

When most people think about what makes France famous, one of the first things that comes to mind is the gastronomy. Delicious macarons, incredible baguettes, sparkling champagne, and of course, the classic wine and cheese that appear in every stereotypical picture of a French person. And yes, most of these stereotypes are true for the […]

An American in (Disneyland) Paris, Part 2: Theme Park Culture Shock

One of the most important things when looking at a part of society is its culture. Even among Disney fans, there are clear divides from the different parts of the world and how they act at their local theme parks. Of course, there are always the classic stereotypes – Disneyland fans are loyal to the […]