Fantastic and Breathtaking Aerial Photography of Disneyland Paris
Last week, the family and I were at Disneyland Paris. We had a fantastic and magical family experience. My special needs brother-in-law was also with us. He is due to return home back to New Zealand so this would be his last and final time he would get to visit Mickey Mouse. As soon as you arrive at Disneyland Paris, you cannot fail to see the ballon to the left hand-side of the park. As a photographer I knew I wanted to go take ride on the Panaramagique Air Balloon.
Now this ride is costs about €12 per adult and about €6 per child. I didn’t think my daughter was willing to go on the ride, but she very eager to take a chance to go with me. I knew this was my chance to take some photographs of the surrounding area. Oh boy, I found the whole experience exhilarating and rather breath taking too. I was not disappointed and with some of the photographs in this post, I am sure you will agree, the views are stunning and I managed to take some really close up photographs. This post is my way of exhibiting just the view you get when you go on the Panoramgique Air Balloon. These are my fantastic and breathtaking aerial photographs of Disneyland Paris.
Security Check Points
Because this is a popular tourist attraction where large members of the public congregate. There are security check points everywhere you look. To be honest, I don’t mind. If it keeps members of the public safe, then this is a good move.
The Panoramgique Air Balloon is not actually in any of the two Disney Parks, but you still have to go through stringent security checks to get to it. Once you get through security, you have to double back on yourselves, walk past multiple food courts and there is the Panoramgique Air Balloon. Above, my daughter and I as we get ready to embark upon our mini sky excursion.
Panoramagique ticket booth does look like it was built back in the 1920’s. I think it gives the whole ride more of a vintage look.
View of the Main Park
For the rest of my photoshoot, I took to using my 55-200mm lens. I was then able to zoom in and take the amazing shot of the main hotel, which hides the ticket entrance gates. Just below the hotel in this photo is the train station and bus station (which is not seen in this photo). This is the only place where seeing
I tried to count all the surrounding hotels and I was surprised by how many there were. The hotel above was vey elegant and connect to the main park without the need to take a bus, just like some of the hotels connected to Disneyland. I wonder how much this one costs to stay there?
Disney Studios Park is the closet one to the Panoramagique Air Ballon. I was really taken a back on the detail of these photographs. I managed to see quite a bit, even people going about enjoying their time in the park.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride. My wife tricked me in to going on this ride. It can be a bit fast, but compared to some of the other rides in the park. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is not as scary as I thought it was. I have some more photographs of the actual ride. With the colour of the mountain being a bright orange, it is very hard NOT to miss. I could not resist taking a aerial photograph. I the detail is vey convincing too.
The Famous Disney Castle
How can you not take a photograph of the famous Disney Castle, but this time from the air. Even with a 55-200mm lens, the view is spectacular and even seeing all the people walking about, even make them look like ants. Until I see the internal train track at the back of castle, I didn’t know there was one. The train travels the entire circumference of the main Disneyland Park.
The Hollywood Tower or The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one ride I chose NOT go on. By all accounts the lift rises and falls. Erm NOPE…. But from the outside, it does look fantastic. Just in front of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is where they do a mini-Star Wars Presentation. I will be doing a separate post on that one, so look out and stay tuned.
Discovery Land and Hyper Space Mountain. I had to laugh when I saw they had renamed Space mountain to Hyper Space mountain. They must have done that not long after Disney bought the rights to Star Wars. You can’t really see it from here, but there are few Star Wars rides and the theatre just behind is there the park does the Jedi Training exhibition. All of these are hidden behind the trees, but it still makes out for a stunning view.
Our family really enjoyed visit to Disneyland Paris. My brother-in-law enjoyed his encounter with Mickey Mouse. Something he would not have been able to do, had he gone back to New Zealand earlier. Going as family makes the whole experience memorable and if you manage to go more than once, be sure to take plasters for your blisters. You will need them. You don’t need to go on all the rides either.
Going on the Panoramgique Air Balloon, you will need a decent camera with good lens. Be sure to savour the views. They are breath taking as I am sure you will agree from my photographs. There are rides for all ages and this one was worth the money.
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