Disney dreaming

Thursday, 9 October 2014

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It's fair to say I'm a big kid. If I could live in Disneyland (any one, I'm not fussy) I absolutely would. Failing that, the Disney Store would do…

With a trip to Disneyland Paris coming up in two weeks (two weeks people!), the beanies and I have been excitedly planning, researching and just generally winding ourselves up into a Disney stupor. 

We went to Disneyland Paris two years ago so have a fair idea of what we particularly liked and want to make sure we do again; but we've never been at Halloween so there are a few extra things we don't want to miss. 

Also, we've been a bit naughty and booked to stay at the Disneyland Hotel. We took advantage of a great discount and half board offer so it would have been rude not to. Honestly it would have ;)

The beanies don't know this bit. I plan to tell them when we arrive. I know they'll be very excited to stay in the 'Pink Hotel'.

So here it is. Our list of Disney mouseke-dos:

✩ Go Disney villain hunting - we're excited to see the park decorated for Halloween and it'll be great to spot some of the villains. Maleficent is high on the list of must-sees for my beasties.

✩ I have a seven year old little man who will be ridiculously excited to meet Spiderman at Walt Disney Studios. He wasn't there when we visited last time, so this is a major bonus for him.

✩ Ratatouille: The Adventure is another new addition that we're excited to explore. The ride looks great and my husband is looking forward to sampling the steak at Bistro Chez Remy.

✩ My naughty husband cruelly tricked me into going on the Tower of Terror on my own (!) on our last visit. "You'll love it", he said. "It's really good fun. You won't be scared I promise." Evil, evil man. I was bloody petrified. And had nobody with me to cling on to. This time, the kids are bigger and both are feeling brave enough to give it a go. I'm not convinced they should, even though there were lots of little ones on it last time. They are determined though and have been watching videos of it on Youtube. Bloody hell, I'm terrified just thinking about it.

✩ We're huge Nightmare Before Christmas fans and it'll be great to meet Jack Skellington and Sally. Better get watching the DVD before we go I think.

✩ With two brothers, Meryn spends a lot of her time surrounded by Marvel characters, Minecraft and cars. She's a huge princess fan though and I know she'll love having dinner with them at Auberge de Cendrillon. Not sure how her big brother will feel about it… hopefully dinner at the Buffallo Bill show the following night will make up for it.

✩ We were lucky enough to see the Disney Dreams show a few times and its was truly magical. One of my favourite memories of our trip was standing back a bit and watching Dylan and Meryn (dressed as Buzz Lightyear and Rapunzel) get completely lost in the magic of it all. Disney Dreams is still running and I can't wait to see it again.

What are your Disney must-sees?


  1. Oh I can't wait to go with my children. My favourite must see by far is the dream show and fireworks. Truly magical. How old were your children when you first went?

  2. We used to go to Disney World in Florida as a family when I was little. My whole family loves it and has a soft spot for anything Disney! I can not wait to take my boys when they are a bit older! Have a fab time!! :-)

  3. I love Disney too, I also could live there, we went to Paris 2 years ago and are visiting Orlando in August I am more excited than the boys x