Friday, June 12, 2015
3 Days in Disney Paris - Day 2
After hanging out with Goofy our morning slowed down considerably. We had a reservation to have breakfast in Fantasy Land. We were pretty excited about this since our hotel breakfasts were OK but nothing spectacular. We figured a breakfast in the park must be awesome, but we couldn't have been more wrong. There was nothing additional to our breakfast in Fantasy Land, No characters to greet us, no fun new foods to try, nothing new at all. In fact the breakfast selection was actually less than what the hotel provided. The only thing this breakfast provided was incentive to get out of bed early, but after eating there that morning, the incentive was gone.
We had grand plans of checking out all of the lands and all of the hard to get on rides during our Extra Magic Hours, but unfortunately the only land that was open was Fantasy Land, and many of the rides in Fantasy Land were closed. So other than a few dark rides everything stayed closed during the Extra Magic hours, a complete waste of time. We decided to take this time to just wander around around and explore what we could. As soon as the gates to the closed areas opened we were off to enjoy our day of adventure.
The evening in the park was probably our favorite time. We spent most of the evening exploring Frontierland. When we first arrived it looked as though many of the attractions were closed due to lack of people around, but we couldn't be more wrong. We started out with a ride on Thunder Mountain, which we had to wait for a little while, but it was great themeing all throughout the lineup. After Thunder Mountain we wandered towards the Haunted Manor.
This was the part of Frontierland we thought was completely closed because no one was in sight at all. There was no one in line for the Haunted Manor, so we were convinced it was closed. We decided that we would check out the area around the Haunted Manor to check out the graveyards and creepy grounds surrounding the mansion. The grounds around the Haunted Manor were completely empty, and this added such a creepy feel. It was dark and scary, and I had many a shiver down my spine. As we walked back up towards the exit of the graveyard we noticed a few cast members hanging out around the entrance to the Haunted Manor. We asked them if it was in fact open, and they said yes. We made our way up the path to the attraction completely on our own. Eventually a few other people showed up, but there was no more than 10 people on the ride the same time as us. It was magical.