Jen Juneau
Updated February 17, 2017

If you’re like us, you know visiting Walt Disney World at Christmas is magical, but as beautiful as the fake snow on Main Street U.S.A. is, it isn’t quite believable when it’s 80 degrees and balmy out.

Luckily, if you can get a plane ticket to France, you can maybe experience the real thing, because Disneyland Paris is a dream when covered in real snow.

The soon-to-be-maybe-actually-Disney-owned resort — made up of Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, and Disney Village, which are essentially Paris’ version of Disneyland, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs, respectively — may not be as expansive as our Disney Parks in the States, but what they lack in size they make up for in stunning photography opportunities because it actually snows there.

Like this stunning scene, with Sleeping Beauty Castle in the background.

Or this Loch Ness Monster-looking guy, who isn’t quite as scary covered in dusty white snow.

The White Rabbit is late because he had to scrape ice off his windshield, but at least the weather matches his fur.

Not even the toughest machinery is safe from the preciousness of snow.

Mickey is even in on it. Snow doesn’t touch Disney grounds without the boss’s permission.

Bad news for any kids who wanted to drink from that fountain (not recommended anyway).

Phantom Manor, A.K.A. The Haunted Mansion, in all its wintry glory, actually DOES seem a little eerier.

Winter might be coming to a close, but these photos have us wishing Queen Elsa would visit our stateside parks and cast a chilly enchantment over our parks. We can dream!