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The Number One Visited Themed Attraction in Europe Is…

The Number One Visited Themed Attraction in Europe Is…

  Euro Disney! It’s a small world after all…I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself! But yes, it is the number one visited themed attraction in Europe, and the third most visited attraction in ALL of Europe with over 10 million visitors annually (us.parks.disneylandparis.com)! Yes that is more visitors than the Louvre has each year! Did you know that it is designed and is almost the same in comparison with the Disneyland we have in the United States? If you’re feeling a little homesick (and you’re from the United States!) Euro Disney is a great way to visit something, foreign, but familiar. Love it or hate it, they have It’s a Small World, and yes, it’s in English so you can still sing along, (and will be singing it throughout the rest of your vacation). They also have Space Mountain, but note: this is one of those rides that is different. Yes, it is within the dark, but it goes upside down, and is much wilder than the original Space Mountain that I know and remember! There are my favorites, Thunder Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean, but also the teacups (If you’re not easily dizzy!), as well as the Peter Pan Ride! Pirates of the Caribbean is especially charming because it is all in French. Speaking of French, Mickey and all the characters speak French as well, which is charming and gives that sense of difference, (even if you are strolling down the ever-familiar Main Street). I happen to love Alice and Wonderland so if you are a fellow mad hatter, make sure to visit the labyrinth, it’s a...
How to Use the Paris Metro

How to Use the Paris Metro

The transportation in Paris can be very overwhelming at first, but with a few tips and general knowledge of the Metro system, you should be off to the Louvre or the Tour Eiffel (EiffelTower) in no time! First things first, the Metro is the mostly underground transportation system that you’ll probably use the most. With Metro stops almost every 100 feet throughoutParis, your never too far from lost if you know the Metro system.  It consists of 14 lines labeled 1-14 all with its own unique color. There are also RER lines A, B, C, D, E, and F that are Regional Lines that you can also ride on with your tickets unless it goes out of the zones noted on your ticket. There is always a map in the Metro stations of all of the Metro routes and zones so if you don’t have a map or an iPhone or smart phone, you can always locate which line you’re at and where it goes. Trust me, I spent many hours staring at maps in the Metro stations guiding my finger along the Metro line route. It’s okay to do that, having a map is probably easier though and if you really want to not be known as a tourist, look at the map well before you enter the Metro. To purchase tickets at the Metro stations there are a few options that are good to know for different situations. If you plan on only taking the metro one or two times, then you can get away with just buying a single ticket which costs around €1,70 or about...