Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Day at the Park

During a conversation several weeks ago with some friends it came to our attention that one of our friends had never been to an amusement park and has never ridden a roller coaster. As someone that has very fond memories of warm summer days and evenings spent at Six Flags riding the scariest rides and roller coasters I was completely shocked and so was everyone else. It was then that we decided that a group trip to Euro Disney was in order. It would be a first for me since living in Paris.

On Saturday, we were all up early to meet on the platform of the RER A and to make our way out to the happiest place on earth. After about 40 minutes or so our trained arrived and instantly upon exiting the metro station we were all instantly transported to another world. After getting oriented, the requisite coffee stop and a potty break we decided to make our way to Space Mountain first after catching the tail end of the parade of course. I was nervous that the first timer wouldn't enjoy the ride or find any amusement in it at all. However, when it was over and with a huge grin on his face he asked us if we could ride it again. The answer of course was "non" because there were plenty other attractions to see that day in the park.

Surprisingly everyone had a blast in the park and it was as if ever so briefly we were all children again. The best part about the whole experience is that we get to do it again for free before the end of September thanks to a special 2 for 1 promotion Euro Disney is currently running.

Oh and so you all don't think we're mean people we did manage to ride Space Mountain a second time before heading home and it was even better than the first time around.


Justin said...

and of course you will be letting me know when you go back to use that "2nd day"


SoulSearcher said...

Bonjour, j'ai lu votre blog et ça me fait beaucoup de plaisir ! Je suis en train d’apprendre français, et je pense que je vais passer quelques mois à Paris, pour parler plus couramment – Votre cours pour ne pas oublier le mot ‘racler’ m’avez aidée beaucoup – et maintenant, j’essaie de me souvenir des autres mots de même ! Je pense que maintenant, ce n'est pas possible d'oublier le mot racler !

Si je viens vraiment, on dois se rencontrer !

Bon chance ☺

misplaced texan said...

I've never ridden a roller coaster, although been to amusement parks (Six Flags, etc.) several times. I prefer water parks, myself. Reading this makes me want to go to Euro Disney - can I come with on that 2nd trip?