Disneyland Paris Gallery

This is my 500th post.

I know right? Five hundred posts. That’s got to be at least 150,000 words, quite a lot of them a little on the dull side and many of them saying things like ‘I know right?’ and ‘So anyway…’

So anyway…

I thought it might be apt to make this birthday type post the post I use to tell you about our trip to Disneyland Paris, where they are currently celebrating their 20th birthday. We visited as guests of Disney, along with four other lovely bloggers –  Pippa, Sian, Rosie and Sophie – and were treated to an advance screening of the fantastic new Disney film, Wreck it Ralph, out in the UK in February.

We also got to stay in the Disney hotel, the one right by the park gates where Mickey casually strolls around the corridors. It was certainly different from when we went last year and stayed in the Santa Fe barracks.

Last weekend also happened to be the weekend that Disney were officially launching Christmas, so there was the odd bauble here and there, and I think I may have heard one or two Christmas songs quietly playing from time to time.* Fortunately I LOVE Christmas, so I was quite happy to have ‘Dashing Through The Snow’ stuck in my head for days.

We had such a wonderful time that I thought I’d sum it up in photos. A picture is worth a thousand words after all…

"Disneyland Paris rides"

Our favourite Disneyland Paris sign – ‘No doing the night fever dance on this ride’

"The Tower of Terror"

About to take a ride on the service elevator of DOOOOMMMMM!!!!

"Monsters Inc"

Belle is confirmed as officially loud.

"Disneyland Paris"

Happy Birthday Disneyland Paris!


Edible lolly table centrepieces

"Wreck it Ralph"

The Wreck it Ralph car made of sweeties

"Disneyland Paris"

Belle watching the after hours laser show


Bye bye!

*Massive understatement

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  1. 14 November, 2012 / 9:53 am

    Love the no night fever dancing sign! Your trip sounded fab. I’ve never been to Disneyland Paris at christmas, but it sounds a good way to start off the festivities. We went at halloween two years ago and it was fantastic – the disney villans were out in force and my girls loved it.

    p.s. a word of warning for folks with little kids; the height restriction on the rides don’t necessarily tally with the scariness of the ride. I asked my four year old if she’d like to go back on the hotel of terror ride sometime after her first traumatic experience, she said, yes, when she’s 25! I know, stupid mistake, but i figured if she was tall enough (and she’s no giant 4 yr old) she’d be old enough. Alas no :(

    • 15 November, 2012 / 8:30 am

      That’s a really good point Clare – Belle was tall enough for everything except oddly the Indiana Jones ride, which I went on last year and don’t remember being especially scary?

      The Tower of Terror is my favourite but I can see why it might not be exactly suitable for four year olds!!

      • 15 November, 2012 / 10:52 am

        Yes the clue was in the name wasn’t it! Not my best parenting moment. As my American friend suggested – we put another dollar in the therapy pot that day!

  2. 15 November, 2012 / 8:17 am

    That looks an amazing and fun trip. I’ve never been to Disneyland Paris but we have it on our places to go list for when z is a bit older! Although even now I think he’d be completely besotted with Mickey Mouse :)

    • 15 November, 2012 / 8:29 am

      It was lovely to see the small children with the characters – they were either totally mesmerised or running after them, hugging their legs :-)

  3. 15 November, 2012 / 11:07 am

    Aw such lovely photos, looks like you had a fab time.

  4. 17 November, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    aaah lovely write up! I so wish we had more time, was lovely to spend time with you both xxxxxxxx

  5. 13 March, 2014 / 5:27 am

    Disneyland is the famous place of children in Paris. Kids love to go there and do lots of fun and enjoy the whole Disneyland. Elevator service is present everywhere nowadays like hotels, restaurant, malls, industries, fun cities etc. Actually elevator should be present everywhere so that people will not suffer and specially handicapped people who are not able to go up using stairs. Thanks for sharing.

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