Make Foreign Friends at Disneyland

I remember the first time I went to Disneyland Paris, I was 10, my (annoying) brother and parents were there too. I remember the first time I saw the gates of this huge park, I thought “oh my god, this is going to be the greatest day of my life!”.  I remember running after Mickey, pushing the other kids in the hope of getting an autograph.

If you are a kid, Disneyland is the best place to be because you’ve got the chance to meet your favourite characters in real, be the hero of your own movie for a day and go on some really cool rides. When you grow up, well, it’s not the same, if nothing has changed over there, you had and you don’t see things the way you did before.

When I went back to Disneyland Paris a few years ago at the age of 20, I realised that if it wasn’t the most magical place in the world anymore, it might be the best place to meet people and especially from abroad. Is there a better way to engage in a conversation while queuing for hours in front of  Space Mountain or Indiana Jones entrances? (and sometimes in really awful conditions such as heavy rain or snow!) You’re right, there isn’t. 🙂

Coming from Spain, Germany, Greece, China or the States just to name few, there are people from everywhere who just flight to Paris to experience the “Mickey Mouse” life. More than a theme park, Disneyland offers you the opportunity to listen to some foreign stories, open your mind to other cultures and if you are lucky, learn few words in different languages than yours. So if i have an advice to give you, book your tickets now and take off to one of the Disney parks tomorrow…

… because when was the last time you made foreign friends in an unusual place?

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  1. Elodie
    Elodie says:

    Well I never saw Disneyland like that, but yeah you are right. Every time I went there I talked to many strangers. While queuing for the ride or the hot-dog stand, but also when you get off the ride and you wanna share how great it was, or when you’re eating your packed lunch sitting on the floor with complete strangers, exchanging advice about what to do next! I’m not thinking about anything else when i’m there, it’s another world, a happy place, and I guess that’s why it’s just so easy to talk to anyone 🙂

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  2. Caroline Mikolajczyk
    Caroline Mikolajczyk says:

    Hey Elodie!!haha! hot-dog stands are definitely a plus in the park, im glad you meet people in such random places, really unexpected 🙂 That’s true, its really easy to talk to anybody because everyone is there to spend a good time and is more open minded to engage with other people! Good point!

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