First of all, I apologize if my English is bad, I don't speak it as a first language.
I had an interesting experience a few weeks ago, when my girlfriend and I visited the Disneyland Paris Resort. I had only ever been to the Disney (and Universal) parks in the States, so being a big theme park-fan, my girlfriend gave me a trip to Paris and tickets for both of us for the parks for my 30th birthday.
As I said, I've been to the parks in the States, but this time, it was a different experience.
Between buying the tickets and actually going to the park, we found out my girlfriend is pregnant. Which of course is fantastic, but it makes a visit to a theme park more limited :-)
When I've been to theme parks before, it's always been a mad chase around the park to squeeze in as many thrill rides as possible. But since my girlfriend couldn't go on any of those, we had much more time to enjoy the parks, the theming and all the little things. And I must say, I think I enjoyed this visit more, than any of my previous visits. It was SO much fun to just buy an ice-cream, explore Adventure Isle, stop by a little Aladdin-themed walkthrough attraction and so on and so on.
There were so much more to enjoy in the parks, than I've ever realized or noticed while running for the next roller coaster. It really made me realize, why Disneyland is such a different experience to Six Flags for instance.
I don't know, maybe it's also the fact, that I've turned 30 and its been a few years since my last visit to a major theme park. And with an older age, you appreciate different things.
Has anyone else also had this happen? To suddenly experience the park in a completely different way?
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