Thursday, January 17, 2008

Well Hidden Tresures

As allo of you disney theme park lovers know, Disneylands are full of hidden secrets we're proud to point out when touring the park with our friends. Some areas of the park, while right there in the middle of the flow, just seem forgotten by the large crowds, as if they were kindly reserved to the brave who dares to step out of the flashing mobs of people and enjoying a secluded spot, a nice little place to look at all the others rushing to have some fun before others have...
Disneyland Paris has many of these spots but the most enchanting of all, maybe because I discovered it in 2005, 13 years after my first visit, is a small garden right next to the (former) Adventureland Bazaar.
Here's the secret place in all its glory: a nice bridge, a narrow stream of water, large though friendly rocks, turrets in the background and, above all, nobody to share this place with!

And when does the slow strem of water come from? But from this nice little gem fountain, well hidden right on the opposite side of the garden, at the entrance of the bazaar. Ah, nice little touches...

I have to stop writing now... I'm starting to feel a little homesick (sigh)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely pictures and memoirs. I agree, these little spots are amazing.
Which Disneyland was this photo taken in?
I, too, get homesick for Disneyland (Calif).
It's weird, but I know I am not alone.

Massimo said...

Dear antonia, thank you! These pictures were taken in Disneyland Paris in one of those rare winter days with no foggy weather, crystal-clear air and a warm orange light. Oops, feeling homesick again... ;-)

Anonymous said...

If I ever have the fortune to visit Paris, I will be so excited to actually see this Disneyland.
Have you been to other Disneyland?

Massimo said...

I'm proud to say my "Disneylands" cv does include Disneyland in California (1993), Walt Disney World (1997), and Tokyo Disney Resort (2005)! Hong-Kong Disneyland is still missing but, as long as there are no real E ticket rides, I won't spend my money to go that far.
Whenever you're going to Disneyland Paris, let me know: I'd be happy to share my experience with you!