For our first ever Europe trip, we kept 3 days or rather 2.5 days for Paris. City of Love, City of Fashion, City of Lights, Paris is always in top list for any traveller. With the same height of love with Paris, we kept Paris as one of our destination. We planned this trip in April’16 and we felt freezing there. It was cold and windy and I surprised how natives would be surviving when its actually winter. We landed to Paris on 27th afternoon and by 5 PM, we were in the hotel. What to do with the first evening in Paris, with no doubts we had tickets for Eiffel Tower. This is one of the most recognisable structure in the world and has become a global culture icon of France. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world.
We booked our tickets online 1 month in advance from Eiffel Tower official website http://www.toureiffel.paris/en/preparing-your-visit/buying-your-tickets.html. If you are planning Paris trip, we recommend you to book your tickets much in advance. Specially, the top floor is not easily available and you need to keep a watch on available slots.
Ticket Price, Timings and Other Info
Ticket price is 17 Euro and I felt it is not that too expensive. For timings and other info, we recommend to keep checking official website. There may be changes in visiting timings by the officials and info is updated on the site.
Around the Eiffel Tower
You will find lot of street Vendors around the Eiffel tower selling Junk Food, Drinks, Accessories, Eiffel Tower Show Pieces and sometimes you will find them selling Liquor also late night. Sometimes these street Vendors may be annoying and try hard to sell their stuff. Being a tourist you need to be smart to avoid them.
Please Hold my Camera, I need a Memorable Click
Before travelling, I read lot of reviews suggesting not to handover your camera to unknown. There are cases when this unknown may run away with your camera and there is no one to help you. The strangers may be well dressed so you better not to trust anyone. With these reviews back in my mind, I was very cautious asking someone to capture a life time click of mine. Thanks to the invention of selfie! Jokes apart, you need to be cautious and that’s the only precaution.
One of the dream came true when we witnessed this world famous monument. Paris evening with an amazing weather, glittering lights glazing around the Eiffel Tower, a mesmerising view from top of the tower, it was an unforgettable evening. Hope to see this beauty again!
A fairy-tale story we all would have heard in the childhood, a world of cartoon characters (as we name them) which always attracts us, those smiley faces who are always filled with joy, all these you experience when you land into Disneyland. It looks you got an entry into a whole new world which is full of magic and fun. This place may be more attracted to child per say, but were not you kids at one point of time. As a child, we always wished to be part of their life and so everyone enjoys and be the part of this fantasy Disney world. Our whole day went into straight fun and we didn’t realize the tiredness or dizziness.
We got entry into Walt Disney Studios around 11 AM. Entrance welcomes you with musical band and few shops with magical lightening.
Once you are through the lobby, you get into an open space and there are different blocks/building to visit per your interests. To name few; Disney classic Theatre which takes around 30-45 minutes depending on the visitors queue, Studio Tram Tour which takes 45-60 minutes depending on the queue again. We started with Disney Classic Theatre which I would call not so exiciting.
Then we headed to Studio Tram Tour which was worth visiting. On this small train journey, we seen small studio setup (which they call Behind the Magic tour) where many movies have been filmed.
Our next stop was ‘Lincoln Logs’ which we felt we could have avoided. Long waiting queue and it consumed almost 1 hour and then we found it was actually meant for children. Though if your wife or girlfriend is scared of thrill rides, this smaller one will please you for sure.
Next ride was ‘RC Racer’. Worth being there for me but may not be for my wife. It was thrilled compared to the others but not too scary. So far this was the one I enjoyed.
Now we headed to ‘Hollywood Tower’ and experience was great. It looked like visiting a ghost bungalow where every possible thing was presented as scary as possible. Then finally main attraction of this tower was life threatening lift ride. Since no click was allowed inside so we couldn’t take one. But it’s a must go place.
Then we spend time walking around this park and took some nice clicks with our favourite characters. Had a refreshment with rolls and coffee and by 5.30 we headed to ‘Disneyland Park’. The lobby itself is beautiful and once you come out of it, you witness the most awaited ‘Sleeping Beauty Castle’.
We selected ‘Space Mountain’ as our first ride and I think I made the mistake here. It was the most thrilled ride there and my wife almost vomited and got severe headache. Thanks to the evening parade which we joined just after this ride and was so joyful that we forgot the last experience.
Evening parade was just after the ‘Space Mountain’ and it was the best entertainment we called so far. It is a don’t-miss-at-any-cost-event.
Sleeping beauty castle was the next place and it was as beautiful as heaven. A perfect place to get some life time memorable clicks.
Sleeping beauty castle walk-through is an amusing walk. You have a couple of joy rides also to feel like a kid.
Our last ride was ‘Car driving’. With mild rain, this car drive was a good choice, though we waited for approx. 45 minutes in queue.
Now it was almost 9 O’clock and we were damn hungry. we grabbed two subs and coke to fuel our empty tanks.
When we were about to leave, to our surprise, we witnessed the magical night show just over the castle. It was a storyteller show which was mixed with 3D images, fireworks and music. What a way to finish our day. With lots of memories in our mind and camera, we boarded the metro to back to our hotel.