After many requests on my social media about starting to write more about my travels, I have continued on with my first travel blog post of 2017. I decided to start putting together blog posts after each holiday giving you all the lowdown on my trip, where I went and what I done. So my most recent trip was a few weeks ago to Disneyland. I have been getting loads of people telling me that they are dying to go to Disney in Paris after watching my Instagram story and seeing my photos.
It’s an amazing experience, no matter what age you are. I cannot recommend it enough. I went with my cabin crew pal, Laura and we flew over with Aer Lingus. We only went for two days however we decided that we would recommend three days if you are going. It was slightly rushed doing it in two days. We just went over on our days off so it was handy but if you can stretch it to more than two thats great.
Obviously I am obsessed with airplane views in the sky so naturally I took this on the flight over.
We stayed at the Relais Spa Val D’Europe Chessy which is 34 minutes from CDG airport and only 5 minutes drive to Disney. We got a TGV train which takes 10 mins from the airport to the Disneyland train station and then got a taxi which was 15euro to the hotel. We wanted to stay close to Disneyland so we had the most amount of time there. I got so many questions asking about the hotel. It was stunning and as it was mid-week (well a Thursday) we got a great deal. It was beautiful however we did only sleep there. We didn’t eat at all in the hotel so I cannot recommend food etc. They run a free shuttle service to and from the parks which was so handy after the fireworks that night as it’s quite late. The staff were also so helpful.
When we arrived at the hotel, we literally changed so quickly and then headed straight for Disney. I wore head to TOE Penneys for our trip and stocked up on their pretty Disney range before I left. They have the most gorgeous jumpers, jackets, t-shirts, lounge wear and runners from Disney. I chose to pair the outfit with the gorgeous Minnie Mouse ears that I got in the parks.
Tickets were 96euro each for the day for the two parks and we got there at 1pm. If you can go earlier then definitely do as we felt we needed more time to explore and we didn’t have it as we were queuing for rides. The queues were anywhere from 45mins – over 1hour so be prepared to wait and you also need to consider the time of the year you go. Going in the height of Summer is probably not the best idea. You can get fast passes however sometimes they can stop throughout the day if it gets busy. We went to see the Disney Princesses Waltz and I felt like I was 5 years old again. It was so beautiful to watch and the girls were stunning. I didn’t get to meet any of the characters as queues were too long and we didn’t have enough time. I think 3-4 days is the perfect amount especially if you are bringing children and want to get everything done.
The food in the parks is around 15euro per person depending on where you eat. The Minnie Mouse ears can be bought there and they are 14euro each too. Everything adds up and between tickets, food, drinks and ears you definitely see your purse empty. One thing I will say is be prepared to part with your cash. It’s Disney after all so it’s expected. My favourite ride was the Rock and Roller Coaster & it was worth the wait time. We got fast passes and went on this twice, highly recommend. We got a laugh looking at our photographs being taken on the rides. I would definitely say try and stay until the very end which is 10pm as the Illumination Show at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle was by far one of the most magical things I have ever witnessed. It was an extra special one as Disneyland Paris were celebrating 25 years. I literally stood there in AWE the entire time. I couldn’t actually believe I was witnessing something so incredible. Laura did say it was worth it and wow was she right. It lasted about 20-25minutes, playing all the Disney songs whilst fireworks went off also.The fireworks were amazing and really ended the day on a high. It was a VERY long day being up at 4am but it was really worth it.
No going out for us that night, it was off to bed and up the next day to head out for crepes and cocktails. We popped into Sephora which was just conveniently around the corner from our hotel. We did get a taxi home the next day however it’s pricey, 85euro. The reason we done this was so we had an extra three hours there. Trains are not as frequent and some of them were fully booked too. I recommend booking the travel in advance as this will save you that amount. 85euro between two of us was dear however if there is a few of you it’s much better.
Overall the trip was really amazing and I already cannot wait to go to Orlando next. Hopefully I will start doing the transatlantic routes soon enough and be flying to America quite a bit then. I have been in Orlando before and it really is just fabulous. We went when I was 15 and I will never forget it. For those of you looking to get some Disney time in, I definitely recommend it. Staying close to Disneyland is key and going for 3-4 days. We didn’t go into central Paris as we only went for Disneyland however I would add on an extra day if you wanted to see Paris also. Until next time Disney 😀
Love Aoibhe xxx
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