The Chatty Version.
Throwing it back to the second weekend in September 2016, I decided it was about time that I took advantage of Anna’s discounts in the Eurostar.
First stop- check in at St Pancras, where despite being 24 at the time, the lady at check in wouldn’t let me go through electronic passport because somehow I looked under 18. Compliment? Okay.
Unfortunately said EuroStar did not have wifi. Thankfully it was 6am I we had better things like sleep to do.
Disney actually have an awesome set up ( which is definitely worth the money) where you can drop off your bags at the train station in France. They then take them to your hotel and you can head straight into the magic.
Naturally we both needed some Minnie Mouse Ears which you can expect to pay about £15. Maybe a little pricey but I saw it as a complete requirement.
Moving on to the rides. Anyone will tell you that its best to get the big ones out of the way first. One because it gives you time to go on them again, and two, the queues are much shorter in the mornings. It also may be an idea to get all kinds of loops and twists out of the way before lunch.
Must do thrills: Space Mountain ( personal favourite ride ever)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
Thunder Mountain ( sadly closed for refurbishment when we visited)
Rides you could probably miss… really : It’s a small world. ( yeah its cute and you see all nationalities represented in shape of scary dolls but not worth the queues or even the duration of the ride)
Personal Favourite: If you do want an interesting boat ride then definitely opt for Pirates of the Caribbean
Lunch at Disney- lots of choices for all budgets and thankfully not overly long wait times or queues ( or at least when I went)
Anna and I opted for a burger meal deal at Cowboy BBQ Cookout. However after riding on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and seeing the restaurant inside,I think I would have chosen that in the end as the dining conditions and scenery seemed out of this world.
After lunch suggestions: Now we did do the big rides again.. but if you don’t want to risk it: Swiss Family Robinson Tree House
Le Carrousel De Lancelot
Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
Alice’s Curious Labyrinth
The Disney Parade in the late afternoon was a good way to pass an hour or so and to see all of your favourite characters ( perhaps more interesting if 10 or under) but probably worth a go, but not more than once.
The Fireworks display at the end of the day however is spectacular and something I more than recommend waiting about for.
The most stressful thing about the day is perhaps trying to find the correct shuttle on the way back to your hotel whist in the masses of people all trying to achieve a similar goal.
Not before long thankfully we had checked in and were fast asleep.
Anna and I stayed at a Disney Partner hotel. Much recommended if you want to save some money and don’t mind have regular shaped waffles as opposed to Mickey Mouse ones. As far as I am concerned the quality of the breakfast and the nights sleep would be just as good.
After filling up on regular waffles it was time to start day 2. All aboard our shuttle to the parks and today we would be enjoying ourselves at the ‘Walt Disney Studios Park’
Although this park does also have rides it mainly focusses on the secrets behind the magical scenes and the production of them.
Must do thrill rides: Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster ( I almost lost my bag on this one.. ..story for another day)
Tower of Terror
Crush’s Coaster ( small but cute)
All of the other rides are either for small children or not rides so to speak.
It was because of this that we decided that we only needed to take half a day in this park. Each to their own, but as queues where slightly longer today due to it being a Saturday some of the shows didn’t seem worth it.
Interesting fact for ya. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom is the most visited castle in France.
P.S have you seen my video?
( skip to 2:33 to see why I don’t dance in night clubs)
to follow my journey:
Filmed with Canon G7X, Canon 60D & Iphone6