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Thanks for Disneyland, Mr Walt Disney

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When I tell you my day spent at Paris Disneyland was the happiest day yet, I don’t exaggerate. Contrary to exploring a city where unfamiliar surroundings felt unsettling at times, this theme park was one I had to resist prancing and twirling about with a face full of nothing but glee.

I’d been to Disneyland before, though those memories reside in ball of fuzz, so this was a day to remember. And remember it I shall. I’ll remember riding that carousel wishing it went on and on. And I’ll definitely remember how vastly different Space Mountain 2 was from the original one I rode when I was nine – we might have gone close to parallel to the ground at some point.

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I’ll remember this little girl in Merida’s dress carried by her mom in front of me while we queued for a photo with Snow White, crying, and how another little girl slightly older than her in pink Minnie-wear came up to hold her hand. The tears stopped.

It was the sweetest thing.

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In summer, sunsets were notoriously late. And by late, I mean 11pm. That unfortunately meant we couldn’t stay on to catch the glorious fireworks and risk missing our connecting trains back to the apartment. Reluctantly, we exited. But not without a small purchase from the merchandise store and these still moments I stole with my camera.

So thanks for Disneyland, Mr Walt Disney.

Follow the rest of my journey:

Day 1/ 19 June – When In Rome (I)
Day 2/ 20 June – When In Rome (II)
Day 3/ 21 June – A Slice of Pisa
Day 4/ 22 June – Florence and the Tangerines
Day 5/ 23 June – A Penchant for Venice
Day 6/ 24 June – Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Day 7/ 25 June – Top of Europe: Jungfraujoch
Day 8/ 26 June – Travel: Greetings, Munich 
Day 9/ 27 June – Munich: BWW Museum + The X Games
Day 10/ 28 June – Munich: Nymphenburg Palace, Viktualienmarkt & Deutsches Museum
Day 11/ 29 June – Paris: My First Impressions
Day 12/ 30 June – Postcards From Paris
Day 13/ 1 July – Thanks for Disneyland, Mr Walt Disney (Now Reading)

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