Our Graeme had a fun-filled few days at Disneyland Paris last month, and he’s here to tell us all about it…
Last month, a friend and I visited the magic and excitement of Disneyland Paris for 2 days.
Although this is a great place to take a family break, I would thoroughly recommend this to couples and groups too, especially if you’re a rollercoaster enthusiast just like me, or just have great nostalgic memories of watching Disney movies at home.
My journey began with a short flight from the UK to Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport), followed by a shuttle bus transfer from terminal 2 at Paris direct to the Disneyland Paris hotels. This took just under an hour and was very easy and comfortable.
Upon arrival I was taken aback by the sheer size of the resort that included all the hotels, a leisure complex and both the Disneyland Theme Park and Walt Disney Studios Theme Park. At this point the excitement was building and not wanting to waste a moment we quickly checked in and entered the complex. All the hotels are connected by a free shuttle bus that takes you to/ from the resort which is ideal, however the walk isn’t that long either so we chose this option instead.
I entered the resort which began with a big leisure complex that has lots of places to eat such as Planet Hollywood, McDonald’s and Earl of Sandwich, plus shops full of Disney merchandise that could easily entertain you for hours. Whilst wandering through the complex, a surprise was to be had as we came across Mickey Mouse and Goofy – we couldn’t help but smile and took the opportunity to take a few photos.
After a bite to eat and lots of fun with the Disney characters, we decided to visit the Disneyland Theme Park first. As soon as you enter the focal point is Sleeping Beauty’s castle that is situated tall in the middle of the park surrounded by lots of rides and attractions that kept me entertained all afternoon. From Space Mountain and Indiana Jones to Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast – the park is fit for kids and big kids alike!
The first day drew to a close, but the fun didn’t stop there. We booked to go to the Wild West Show which is Disney’s take on a western show that includes crowd participation to win prizes and a 3 course meal with drinks. After the show we went to Planet Hollywood for a few more drinks before heading to the main event which is the Dreams Firework display at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and held every evening after sunset. This is such a spectacular show and a definite must when you visit Disneyland Paris!
Day 2 began with breakfast at Cafe Mickey and joining us were some of Disney’s favourite characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Eeyore and Pluto. They are there each morning if you wish to join them, which is great for those cherished photo opportunities. We then spent the rest of the day at Walt Disney Studios theme park which again has lots of rides and attractions best suited to older children and adults – we had so much fun there! If you love theme parks, fast rides and thrills then this is the place for you.
The second day like the first went so quickly and it was such a shame to depart later in the evening. I could have easily spent 3 or 4 days at Disneyland Paris without getting bored. My love of Disney was well and truly invigorated and one thing is for sure… I will be back again!
Are you planning a trip like Graeme’s? What would you look forward to most on short break to Disneyland Paris? Let us know by filling out the comments box below.