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Disneyland in Paris!

Ever since I was a kid I always wanted to visit Disney World. To see all Disney characters, experience the craziest rides and see why it is so popular world wide. And now since I was going to Paris by bus I decided to spend one day reliving my childhoods dream.

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Main entrance to the Disney Village. This is a shopping, dining and entertainment complex near Disneyland. Since you need a whole day for each of them we skipped it and headed to the Disneyland amusement park.

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Disneyland Paris is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris. The complex is located 32 km from the centre of Paris. This is the main entrance.

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From 1st April 2012, Disneyland Paris celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a whole year of special events and new surprises. Unfortunately it was already June and we've missed the big opening.

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Main street right after you enter Disneyland.

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It is literally a small city with it's own buildings, streets, boulevards and small restaurants.

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Small cafe in one of the street blocks.

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Famous Donald Duck sign.

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It really looks amazing from the first second you are there.

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At the end of the street is a huge castle. It's the center of Disneyland.

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Castle is a continuation of Sleeping Beauty. It is 51 m high so you can see it from almost every point of the park.

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It really is a wonderland.

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Sleeping Beauty castle in Marne-la-Vallée near Paris, France.

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A picture of a castle from the book. Even hills and waterfalls are the same.

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The Castle features two parts, a dungeon type area in the base and above, a concrete balcony walkthrough area with Sleeping Beauty stained glass windows and tapestries.

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A look from the castle on the main street of Disneyland. It's always full of people.

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Park is full of different huge decorations.

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This is a cinema restaurant place. You can order yourself something to eat and then enjoy the meal while watching Disney cartoons on a huge screen.

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The entrance is huge.

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Having some lunch.

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Star wars ride. It is really amazing how much details they put on every single attraction.

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Looking for the entrance.

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C3P0 droid from the Star wars..

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..and of course R2-D2. :)

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There isn't so many people in the morning but at midday it gets really packed and lines just get longer and longer.

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Wall-e cartoon character.

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One of the best places is the "Pirates of the Caribbean"

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The ride it self isn't scary at all but the decorations are terrific.

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They have thought through every single detail.

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Great place for the kids and their parents.

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Huge ship that lies on the shore.

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Many beautiful waterfalls.

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And this is probably one of the best attractions there is - Grand Canyon ride.

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It is quite extreme and really fun. This is something like a roller coaster only through real Grand Canyon in America.

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And of course the decoration level is beyond your imagination.

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You really feel like you're in a wild wild west.

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Around this ride goes real American river ship.

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And since the ride begins on the other side of the river, part of it goes under water.

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Grand Canyon ride in Disneyland, Paris, France.

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Of course lines to this ride are huge. For this ride the line was about two hours long. But luckily they've come up with a neat system. I can take a fast line ticket which will tell me when to come, for example in two hours. Depending on the line. So I don't have to stay in long lines wasting my time. So I took my fast ticket and continued exploring other attractions.

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Later I returned and Ready to ride. It was pretty extreme so I put my camera in a bag, just in case.

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Decoration level.

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The same story is with the shops. You can easily misunderstand is it a shop or a museum.

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Trying out new style :)

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Cute souvenirs.

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Lovely toys.

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Another fun ride for the kids but since I have my own car it wasn't that fun for me.

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Practicing shooting.

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Huge sand castles really make you feel in a totally different place once again.

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Another part of the park brings you to African deserts.

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And right in the center of the park right after the castle is a Disney park with all cartoon characters you can possibly remember.

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Even bushes have been transformed into characters.

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Real paradise for children.

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Here is the house of Cinderella.

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I guess it's time to go back and continue our trip to Paris.

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House from "Jack and the Beanstalk".

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