On the third day of our Christmas trip to Disneyland Paris we had to be up and out early, as my family needed park tickets. So to make the most of Extra Magic Time, we had to be at the gates of Disneyland Park at opening time. I’m not talking about the turnstile gates that let you into the Park, but the ones further back that stop guests even getting as near as Fantasia Gardens. This we succeeded in doing and were amongst a handful of people actually waiting for those gates to open, a first for me in almost 30 trips to Disneyland Paris. That gave me the opportunity to take some photos in the dark morning as we walked from our room at Hotel Cheyenne, along the Rio Grande River, past Lake Disney, through Disney Village and to the aforementioned gates. These are the photos I took along the way.