Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's Disney, bitch.

I kept putting off doing my Disney post as I knew that then I'd have to admit that it was over but, a month and a bit down the line, I think it's finally time to let go. Here goes...
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First up, my favourite: food. Rob's family bought us both meal tickets for the five days for my birthday, so we were lucky enough to get to try out quite a few of the restaurants. Walts was absolutely amazing, but Blue Lagoon was my absolute favourite. I actually had the best meal I've ever had there - the caribbean chicken - so now when they taste things on Masterchef and say things like, "My GOD, these flavours just explode in your mouth", I can nod along in agreement, knowing that my palette too has been graced with such an experience. The only place where the food wasn't amazing was Cafe Mickey, but it's great if you have kids as they can meet all the characters and get their autographs. I, on the other hand, have always been terrified of people dressed up in suits and, sadly, finished my lunch by screaming in the face of an unassuming human- squirrel. He did sneak up behind me and put his big furry paw on my shoulder though, anyone would have been shocked. There's also lots of carts dotted about the park selling freshly made popcorn and toffee apples so, unless you're about to go on Space Mountain, make sure and stop off at one of them. 
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A few snaps from around the park - the last one was taken inside the pink castle, where the stained glass windows tell the story of Sleeping Beauty, it's definitely worth a visit if you get the chance. It was my first time in Disney and, having always wanted to go since I was a child, I got overwhelmed the first time I walked into the park and accidentally started crying. IN MY DEFENCE, it really is magical.
One of the many sweet shops/dream factories.
The Disney Dreams show - if you visit during the 20th anniversary year make sure and catch it. I won't spoil it for you but I will tell you that it might make you cry a little bit. Yes, I was an emotional wreck 80% of my trip.
Inside the Rainforest Cafe, which is pretty expensive so, if you're tight on money but would still like to visit, I'd recommend just getting a drink or a dessert. I had the Toblerone cake and a coke and got hit with an elephant's trunk halfway through the meal. It was wonderful.
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A couple of the cocktails we sampled during our time there. The top ones were special 20th anniversary ones and came with colour-changing ice cubes and dry ice. I cried again when they were brought out because they were so beautiful. JUST KIDDING. The bottom ones were from, you guessed, Planet Hollywood and if you paid an extra 4 euros you could keep the glass, so we came home with a selection of new crockery. 

I didn't get any photos of the rides because I was too hyped up and excited to work a camera when I was around them but I'd recommend Tower of Terror if you like ones that make your belly go funny and Rock n' Rollercoaster if you like fast 'uns. Even if you don't you should still give them a try. Just bring a spare pair of pants.

Amy x


Tatiana and the Deathly Fashion said...

Glad you had a fun and emotional time! I always cry during the shows... it just brings so many feels to you! As for the restaurants and things, the selection over there is huge compared to Disnelyand here in California. Great pics!


Daisy Alice said...

I went last year & I loved it! Those cocktails with the dry ice look amazing!

Poptartsandsex said...

I'm so jealous, we used to go every year because my sister used to work there, but it's been two years and I'm missing it so much! It's such an amazing experience, and I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! xx

Madeleine Roach said...

Oh wow, I'm so jealous...this looks awesome :) so pretty!x

TheJulyRose said...

So jealous! Oh how I'd love to go in the castle :D

Colour changing ice cubes....the UK needs those here right now.

So glad you had a lovely time Amy, it sounds wonderful.

Amy xx
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Lauren Danielle said...

This actually looks amazing! X

Holl JC said...

These photos are just making me so happy and nostalgic yet sad at the same time! I want to go back to Disney so darn bad!
Seems like you had an Incredible trip Amy, these pictures are all amazing! Thanks for sharing! xxx

ohsorosie said...

Oh I love Disney so much. I definitely was completely overwhelmed the first time I went ... great photos :)

Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

Kris said...

Oh my goodness this post makes me so happy/sad. I love Disney! I've been to Disneyland and Disney World and I definitely recommend both (especially the World of Color show at California Adventure across Disneyland - it made me cry actually), but I've never been to Disneyland Paris and I really wish I could go sometime! This post made my heart happy. Looks like you had bunches of fun. :) :)

Unknown said...

How amazing is Disney Land!? I loved every minute of being there, it's possibly one of the greatest places ever. Would love to go again! Do you ever look back and remember "It's a small world" and regret remembering because it's in your head for so long!? Ah god. I love this post, it's such a happy/sad post. Great pictures too!

Beth, x

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Sarah said...

These photos are amazing, it looks like such an amazing place!

Dilan Dilir said...

it looks amazing! and the food looks super yummie :D

Stefanía said...

It looks so amazing! I have always wanted to go to Disney but I have never been - hopefully that wish will come true one day. The food looks so super good :)

Stefanía said...

It looks so amazing! I have always wanted to go to Disney but I have never been - hopefully that wish will come true one day. The food looks so super good :)

Roisin Elizabeth Keats said...

Love this post - I'm a huge Disney fan! Blue Lagoon is my favourite too, though its the half ostrich and half lobster combo I usually go for! And I cry at least once a trip in Disney, and its far from my first time so I wouldn't worry ;) x

Abi Williams said...

Glad you had a lovely time, this looks amazing!! I'm going next month and I'm soooo excited about! The food looks so good aswell! xx
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Dressed By S said...

Oh wow
Absolutely looks amazing
So gorgeous
S xx

Ellie Hellings said...

Looks absolutely amazing. I visited 2 years ago after a childhood of pleading my parents, despite my older age I found the whole visit magical and very emotional! Xx

Unknown said...

Wow! You look so beautiful! :))

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Steph & The Spaniels said...

oh my. just oh my!!
I still look back at my Walt Disney food post (yes, it was a whole post) and it still makes me smile. Disney does food well, that's for sure.

The photos are just stunning, and they make me smile so very much. Oh gosh, isn't it the best place on earth?!
I can't wait to go back. I'm hoping we can fit in a little Disney land Paris trip before Walt Disney next year, not sure how likely, but I have my fingers crossed.

Thanks for sharing, was worried we wouldn't see! xx

Emily / said...

Amazing photos, looks lovely:) x

Alice said...

Oh my god this looks ridiculously amazing. I honestly think I'd appreciate Disney more now as an adult than I did when I went when I was 9!! xx

Unknown said...

Great post!!

Brittany, xx

Floral Danielle said...

Oh my goodness, this looks incredible! :)

Anonymous said...

This post has made me want to book a trip to Disney asap!! I am the biggest kid when it comes to Disney, and I totally understand your emotional state. I don't know how they create that magical atmosphere! Lovely post :)

Anastasia said...

I've never been to Disney and I dream to visit it one day since I was a kid. The ticket meals are a great gift, didnt even know that they exist! Glas you had so much time.

Rebecca said...

Best thing about my recent trip to Disney The photo from Tower of Terror. That's one for the memories. (and I cried at disney dreams too, it's okay, we're both in it together)

Rakel said...

maravillosas fotos! ^^

un beso!

Le Stage said...

I ended up at Disneyland a few times when I lived in Paris last year. Seriously, I didn't think I would survive the The Tower of Terror - Also, I didn't realise my lungs were capable of such a high-pitched petrified scream. I loved Thunder Mountain and the AMAZING Disney Dreams show!

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures, it looks like you guys had a great time. We live close to Disney World and we go every year for their food and wine festival but... I definitely want to make it out to Disney Land at some point!


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Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures, it looks like you guys had a great time. We live close to Disney World and we go every year for their food and wine festival but... I definitely want to make it out to Disney Land at some point!


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VioletDaffodils said...

Amazing pictures, looks like a fab time you had!
It's my fave place on earth, I went last summer and still get the blues when I think about it.