Monday, 5 April 2010

Are you asleep?...No I'm too excited!!!

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter! Even though I am not a believer in Christianity I have loved reading the scripture, thoughts and feelings about Easter time on your blog posts. It always has and always will be so much more than the chocolate eggs I am feasting on at the moment. The love, light and faith during this season certainly has shone out to me :)


If you live in the United Kingdom the title of this post comes from the Disneyland advert. I had a brilliant time in Paris. I was sooo excited I barely slept a wink, even if I did have to get up at 4.45am!


Sadly, it did rain - a lot - when I was in Paris and the rain got into my memory card on my digital camera. It was safe to say the memory card is damaged and I cannot get my pictures off. My friend Lotte and I made a deal (as we had forgotten out camera chargers!) that I would picture take in Paris and she would do the picture taking in the theme park. So I do not have my Parisian pictures but I do have the memories and I am very thankful for that :)


So Paris itself was gorgeous and even despite the rain we went shopping, saw all the sites, ate ice -cream and went for a cruise down the Seine river. I even followed the advice of my bloggy friend Amanda and went to a small island called Berthillon behind Notre Damn. It was so scenic and full of culture. Plus it has the best lollipops and sorbets! I can see why she relished living there so thank you Amanda for telling me about it :)


Then we went to Disneyland Paris!!! I cannot tell you how excited I was to go there. I had been before but not for very long. I grew up in love with the Disney films. My favourites are The Little Mermaid and Alladin :) (with 101 Dalmatians a close third!). Below are some thousand pictures:


 One of the first things we did was buy Minnie ears. Believe me we looked odd in the crowd if we weren't wearing them. Behind us is the 'Mark Twain' steamboat which was the same style boat Walt Disney used for when he first illustrated Mickey Mouse in 'Steamboat Willie."

It rained heaps on our first day and we got soaked. We did not let it dampen our spirits though. In fact the queues for the rides were much quicker :)

When we weren't in the park we were still acting like kids. This is me jumping onto my hotel bed. The hotel was themed Cowboys and Indians.

We saw a fantastic stuntman and car show. They were beyond talented. It was all in French which to me made it far more interesting!

I was adamant I was NOT going on this ride but Lotte persuaded me! I was SO scared due to the height and the fact it dropped you from such a height. I had my head burrowed into some poor man's shoulder the entire time. I was not hungry afterwards, my tummy was doing flips!

One of the park's was called Walt Disney Studios and we got to watch showings of how the Disney characters are animated and made. The picture above are some of the original drawings by Walt Disney of Mickey Mouse. We also saw a showing on the life of Walt Disney which was incredible! After all without him there would be no Disney!

Oh if only....

This was the 'I have a dream parade' where all the Disney characters came out on their floats and met the children. The music soundtrack to the parade was magical. I loved it!

In our 3D glasses watching 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids' spin off. 

This was my treat on our last day. A massive green Apple lollipop! It took me forever to get through but very enjoyable! A true kid at heart....

I LOVED every minute and would not hesitate to go back to both Paris and the theme park again!

So in the words of Mickey himself: That's a Wrap!

9 comments:

Mary said...

I am jealous! I am ready to go back to our Disney World!

Alex(andra) said...

Nice!! I've never been to any Disney place... so I'm jealous, it looks like you had a great time! Woot!

Allie Garcia said...

i love love love love disneyland paris! its so much better than american disney because the rides are the same, but newer and better made, and the crowds are about half what they are here. amazing! lucky girl!

I do what I want! said...

This looks exactly the same as the American Disneyland except at ours there are 5 million people! Looks like you had a blast. I wish I coulda gone!

Anne said...

Looks like you had a blast!

Kristen said...

Looks like you had a brilliant time!

Callie Nicole said...

Oh, how fun! I love the Minnie ears. I'm glad you had a good time! :-)

Stacie said...

looks like so much fun! i haven't been to disneyworld since i was 7.

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

I've only been to Disney World once and I was 18 when I went...it is one of the most amazing places on earth! I would love to go back because I had such a fun time.

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