Since the hotels on Disney do not accept dogs, I needed to look elsewhere. I found a cottage on Airbnb which was once a barn and stable, which had a huge yard for the dogs. The con was it was about 45 minutes from Disney.
The drive wasn’t bad. Many of the motorways in France have tolls. Since we took mostly back roads heading to our cottage, we only paid $3 in tolls. We arrive to the cottage early evening, which was located in a small village with only had a few houses. We struggle finding the property but after a few turn around we located it. We unpacked the car and got settle in for the night.
The next morning, we headed to Disneyland. From the cottage it was a 45 minutes drive, which wasn't too bad. We took backroads and went through little villages, passing sunflower fields, which were already dried up and a spot to harvest your own potatoes. We arrived a few minutes before the park opened at 9:30. We paid to park which was $30 euro and found a spot. Cool part, you park under a solar cover, which is nice on hot sunny days. This year Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 30th year anniversary.
It was a quick 10 minute walk to the entrance. Security and ticket check was quick. I purchased our tickets ahead of time and they must be dated tickets to enter. I downloaded the Disneyland Paris app, which was very helpful. From the app, you can buy tickets, make reservations for shows and restaurants and also see real time wait times. Some rides offer a fast track option, where you pay to cut some of the line but this is only for a few rides and pricy.
We enter the park and started to explore. We headed towards the Phantom Manor aka Haunted Mansion which had a 5 minute wait time. From there we rode the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. On the way we visited Davey Jones locker. Then explored Alice in Wonderland Labyrinth. Our last stop was visiting the inside of the castle. Did you know below the castle houses the dragon. Whenever at Disney you gotta look in the shops.
We had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. After lunch, I stopped at Starbucks and got my 30th anniversary signature cups.
The next day, we headed back to Disneyland. We paid for parking and headed toward Disney Studios. We walked towards Ratatouille ride which had a 15 minute wait. This park was pretty small, so we could have done both parks in one day. We ate lunch at a diner.
We left the next morning, taking more highways so tolls were about $30. We arrived home early afternoon. Another great trip in the books.
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