Indiana Jones et le Temple du Peril, by ‘Kid Expert’ Nattie, age 10

Temple of Peril, Disneyland Paris

Temple of Peril, Disneyland Paris

          One of my favorite rides in Disneyland Paris was Indiana Jones and The Temple of Peril. This rollercoaster is outside and goes upside down! You race by rocks (really big ones) in a mine cart that brings you around sharp turns and flies you up and down. This ride is really jerky so if you put your head way back in the seat you won’t get banged around so much.

          This is very popular so when the gates open, hurry and get to it. It’s located in Adventureland and is close to Adventure Isle. That’s the big pirate island. It’s kind of hidden by plants but it’s easier if you get a map at the gates.

          There’s a lot to look at when waiting in line for this ride.

Cobra Rail, Temple of Doom, Disneyland Paris

Cobra Rail, Temple of Doom, Disneyland Paris

You see a jeep and Indiana Jones’ camp. Then when you go upstairs if you look out there are cobras on the temple’s stairs. They wind up as banisters which I though was really creative. Then you approach the old, broken down temple. That is why this ride is one of my favorites.

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Written by our Kid Expert, Nattie. Check out more of what she has to say as well as more tips and tricks at her Kid’s Only Page.

(Congratulations to our ‘Kid Expert’ Nattie on this blog being selected by ‘The Daily Reviewer’ as the ‘Best of the Web’, in the Disneyland category.) 

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Disneyland Paris, Main Street USA

After years of visiting Disney parks around the world, I finally made it to Disneyland Paris! I was really looking forward to this day of our trip, as was Nattie, our Ears of Experience ‘Kid Expert’. Armed with a camera, an empty memory card, and a full day ahead of us, we set out to enjoy the park.
When we arrived at the Disneyland Paris train stop, the park entrance was was only a short walk from the station. As you exit the station, you will see Disney Village on your left, Disney Studios straight ahead and the Disneyland  Hotel to the right. The park entrance is under the Disneyland Hotel. We got there at 9am and the gates
Disneyland Park Paris Entrance

Disneyland Paris Hotel with Park Entrance below

opened at 9:30, but only to Main Street USA and up to the castle. The rest of the park opened at 10am. This was good, because it gave us some time to look around Main Street before it got crowded.

The park is set up much like other Disney parks, with the different ‘lands’ set in a circle around Main Street and the castle. Clockwise from the left are Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Discoveryland.

Main Street USA goes from the park entrance at Town Square out to the Central Plaza by Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. In the Town Square, you will find City Hall, which has information, brochures, and booking for restaurants and activities. Across the plaza is Main Street Vehicles, where you can get wheelchairs and strollers. Also, when you entered the park, you walked right under Main Street Station for the Disneyland Railroad.

The rest of Main Street is similar to other Disney parks, with various shops lining each side of the street. One difference, though, are the two arcades along the backs of the shops. These are open walkways that extend along the entire back side of the shops and provide a shortcut to the other end of Main Street as well as entrances to the shops. 

Liberty Arcade

Liberty Arcade

Liberty Arcade details the conception, inauguration, and legacy of the Statue of Liberty, while Discovery Arcade is dedicated to the great inventors and visionaries of the early twentieth century and is lined with artwork and inventions. If you’re exiting the park after one of the

Discovery Arcade

Discovery Arcade

crowded nighttime shows or trying to avoid crowds waiting for a daytime parade on the streets, these arcades are a helpful shortcut along the length of Main Street.

At the end of Main Street is Central Plaza, where shows take place on an elevated stage in front of the castle.

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Getting to and from Disneyland Paris

RER at StationAfter four days of touring Paris, we finally made it out to Disneyland Paris for the day. Before I get to that (in a different blog), I thought I would go over how to get there first, as it can be a little confusing riding the trains in Paris.

Disneyland Paris is located in Chassy-Marne la Vallee, which is about 20 miles, or about a 45 minute train ride, from the center of Paris.

RER Station Map, Paris

RER Station Map, Paris

The main line running out there is the RER red line (the A4). Be careful though, as there are two red lines running east, the A2 and the A4. If you happen to get on the wrong one (like we did), don’t worry. You can get off at the next stop and wait for the next train to come along. They alternate between the A2 and the A4.

When you get on the train, there are line maps over the doors. Make sure it says ‘Chassy-Marne la Vallee, Parc Disneyland’ at one end of the line. Some train maps have small lights that light up along the route as you get to each stop, but not all of them did. RER Train MapThere’s no need to worry about missing your stop, because the majority of people get off the train here. The park entrance is a very short walk from the station.

The return trip is a little easier, because you don’t have to decide which train is the right one. There’s only one going back west. Hopefully, this will make your trip out to Disneyland Paris a little easier. If you have any additional tips, please let us know. Thanks.

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