Disneyland, Paris October 2001
Summer holiday 2001. On our way home from our month's holiday (Munich, Freiburg, Geneva, Brittany, Rouen) we went through Paris for a couple of days. While we were there, we visited Disneyland.
There's something insanely happy about the atmosphere in Disneyland. It's a completely different world, with cartoon characters everywhere you turn and happy music blaring from the loudspeakers. You can't help but feel like a child once you enter and there's an irresistable urge to run around excitedly discovering the whole place as thoroughly as possible.
We were fortunate to have had beautiful weather the entire day and we even wore shorts! The only disappointing part of the day was that the 'It's a small world' exhibit was closed for renovation. I think my favourite part of the day was the Peter Pan ride. You go in a chairlift through a building and when you look down there's a lifelike model of London, complete with the Thames Bridge and Big Ben, by night.
One of the funny things about going to most other countries from Britain is that the prices and quality of food come as a shock. I would never have thought it possible, but there we were in Disneyland, eating a large pizza each for lunch, and finding it both tasty and cheap. (I don't know about you, but I expected a place like that to charge through the nose and give you poor quality junk food...)