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Today was dapper day in Disneyland so of course I went as my favourite character Rapunzel.



Another very rainy day which was a shame as people where wearing such lovely Dapper Day outfits beneath their coats!



Today we did a lot of the rides that we hadn't done in the park. First was Snow Whites scary adventure ride.


















This was in a shop next to the ride. Very cute.



Next up we went on Autopia. Just in time as it started to rain afterwards.



This attraction is where you get to drive around on a track. We were put in a rather fetching pink coloured car. This one was a lot better then the Tomorrowland Speedway in Disney World.



We then went on the Disneyland railway around the park to escape the rain.



Enter foolish mortals. We then went on the haunted mansion again.









We then got a spots for the rather wet but highly enjoyable parade!
















































I was very excited to see that they had finding Nemo puppets like in finding Nemo the musical!













































We then went into the Alice's in wonderlands maze. This is one of the few attractions I remember from when I was 6!



























We then got to the centre and climbed up the castle.



There was great views across fantasy land from up there!









We then went on big thunder mountain again. Lost track of how many times we went on this!



After we went to get some dinner in Colonel Hathis again. You'll be happy to know that the food was much better and warmer this time! We then took our spot for Disney illuminations right by the castle.



Everyone thought it started at 10 like normal but then we all realised the park was open till 10:30 that day so we had to wait a little longer!












Pride lands









Frozen. The moment all the children squeal and the adults groan.















We then went back to the bar in our hotel. Where mum, lauren and I got sparkling wine and raspberry chambord. Which we have now purchased now we are back in England.



Dad of course got whiskey again. It was a very good day despite the weather!


Florida Tix


We started off the Star Wars Soiree waiting for the space mountain Star Wars revamp, Hyper Space Mountain. I was really excited for this ride as I've always wanted to do this ride since I was a little child longingly watching my parents go on this ride!



We waited about 30 minutes for them to open the ride.



We ended up going on this ride 3 times in a row. One thing I will mention is that if you have long hair, it will get trapped in the seat at some point!



We saw a few very disappointed people that weren't able to fit into the seats.






This ride was a double thumbs up from all of us! It was very intense and very cool. At the beginning they played the classic Star Wars music and everyone cheered which was awesome.



We then of course had to do the Star Tours ride again. We got different clips to what we normally get which was a bonus.



We then headed over to Walt Disney Studios where the bulk of the Soiree was. They had lots of different photo opportunities.






We first waited 20 minutes for another ride on the EAC on Crushes Coaster.









Love this huge buzz that they have on the entrance to Toystory land.



The parks were so quite for this event! We walked onto the Ratatouille ride which is normally about a 60 minute wait!



This was the first time we were in the standard queuing area. It was very well themed!



Hanging out with my pal Rex!



We then jumped on the Parachute Drop ride. This ride is very slow at loading so you can understand why it's often a 45 minute wait! I also got stuck on the ride where I had 5 people trying to get me out! Could've only happened to me!!



We then jumped on to the tram tour. This was a little underwhelming. I do miss seeing the costumes like they did in Disney World.












Catastrophe canyon









We then took a ride on the Tower of Terror. This time it was played in English! That was quite different.



Upon exiting Tower of Terror we found the free face painting they were doing for the event. Of course I had to get it. I love the shading and the sparkles.






We then watched the stage show which is the same that they had when we were last out in Florida.





















After a short break for food. We jumped on Aladdins carpet.



We then bumped into these weird and wonderful creatures.






Tower of Terror is so pretty at night!



They had a dance party on stage before the firework and project show to keep everyone entertained.



Dad and I then went on rock and rollercoaster. Lauren and mum didn't cause it hurts their heads too much.






And the show begins...




































The projections were incredible! They really used the building well including the little windows!



The Soiree was a very fun evening it was great to go on rides with next to no queue! We got back to the hotel at 12:30 and by that time I could barely walk.



Today we spent the day in Disneyland. It was so much warmer today which was very welcome!






Both Lauren and Disneyland Paris are 25 years old this year!



Another castle selfie.



First stop was Casey Jr. this ride is one of the few memories I have of this park from when I was 6. In fact I still have dreams about it now!












Proving that the parents are on holiday with us.



Next stop was the story book boat ride. Another one of the few memories I have of this place.






























Next we explored Sleeping Beauty's castle. A privilege you don't have in Disney World!


















We then went to see Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris































































We then ate at Au Chalet De La Marionnette.






After waiting for 40 minutes for our food we were very disappointed that the chicken was very dry!



We headed over to big thunder mountain and rode it three times in a row!



We then went on Buzz Lightyears laser blast. I found that your have to be a lot more accurate on this ride than the Disney world equivalent.



We then went on Star Tours to kick off our Star Wars Soirée. Before which I headed back to the hotel to change into more comfortable footwear and my storm trooper top! I will be posting a separate trip report for the Soiree so keep an eye out for that.



First as promised I will review the hotel. Sequioa lodge feels very cosy and rustic.



The room is a lot more spacious than previous reviews suggests. The only issue we have is the lack of plug sockets!






The small shop at the hotel.









Today I decided to Disney bound as Ariel. For those of you who don't know what Disney bounding is, it's where you wear modern day clothes but in the colours of the Disney Character.






We headed to Walt Disney Studios today. This is the first time for all of us as it wasn't here in 2001!









We headed to Crush's coaster first. Finding Nemo is up there with Tangled for my favourite Disney film so I was super excited for this ride!









The ride was quite different at first to what I expected it. But when we got to riding the EAC it was awesome! Easily my favourite ride here!



The fog this morning made Tower of Terror even more creepy. This ride is a favourite of mine in Disney World and didn't disappoint this time!















Next up was Rock n Roller Coaster!









I have to say that I was a little underwhelmed at this version. The preshow of Aerosmith designing a rollercoaster seemed short and a little pointless. The lack of luminous road signs was also missed.



Next up was Armageddon special effects a show about how they created the film.



This show scared the life out of me when the floor dropped from below my feet! I didn't sign up for Tower of Terror again!



We then took a walk around Toystory Land. One of my favourite themed places!



First we went on the Slinky ride which the rest of the family were reluctant to go on as they thought it was a little kiddy ride. Then we went on and they spend the whole ride laughing at me clutching on for dear life as I slid up and down the carriage.



We the went on the front row of RC racer. Which was very cool!












We had fast passes for Ratatouille ride. This was both Lauren's and Mum's favourite ride of the day. I also enjoyed it but my heart lies with Crush's coaster.









We then stopped to have a bit of lunch. Mum was much happier this time as they had plenty of ice cream left and the food was warmer.






A live band we're playing and a dad got up on the balcony during let it go and started gesturing like Elsa. Highlight of my day! Probably not for his kids though.



We then went to the show Mickey and the Magician. This was a good show and tested my very limited french.



Next up was art of animation. We got given headphones in this one that translated the show into English.



I found my next birthday present in the shop. Absolutely love this stitch!



We then had a relaxing evening by the pool. We were shocked at how cold the pool and hot tub were! Also the changing rooms and lockers were very small so we quickly headed out to Disneyland Hotel for cocktails!






Cafe Fantasia















I had the red Glowtini after having the Blue one on my 21st birthday! Found in my last trip report.



Now time to head back to the hotel for some well earned rest.



After not having a dose of Disney for a whole 7 months and having not visited Disneyland Paris since 2001 we decided to climb aboard the Eurostar for a 5 day adventure!



We are staying in Sequoia Lodge tho year. I forgot to take photos before we had a clothes explosion so I will review the room tomorrow. This is my sister and I at the entrance to Disneyland Paris and the Disneyland Hotel.



Interesting statue just before you get to the Disneyland hotel. Reminds me of Fantasia, a film I have yet to watch!



I'm in love with all the Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary displays in the park.



The all important castle shot.



I got this bag in Primark which is perfect for this trip so of course I had to take this photo.



The parks were very empty today!



That classic castle selfie.



An absolutely stunning piece of the 25th anniversary decorations.






The dragon under Sleeping Beauty's castle. It surprises me how many people don't realise this is here!



The weather took a turn for the worse so we ended up doing mostly inside rides today! First up was Phantom Manor which is way creepier than the Florida version! Maybe it's cause I grew up with that one.



Next up was Star Tours! I swear we always seem to get the same clips even in a different country! We tend to get the one with the Gungans.






Next up we went on the Buzz Lightyear laser quest. I just went on it to complement his shoes...



I have some just like them :p



We then braved the rain again to head to fantasyland for 'Its a Small World'. When we were in Florida this ride was down for renovations so I'm glad we got to ride this here!
























Since when is a mermaid part of this ride!?






We then popped onto the Pinocchio ride. Which reminded us of the Winnie the Pooh ride in Disney World.



We then got dinner at Colonel Hathis Pizza Outpost.









Although the Wishing Star pizza was a nice touch we wouldn't recommend this restaurant. The food was pretty cold and not of great quality. Mum was particularly annoyed that they had run out of Magnums in the meal deal.



We got an old school paper fastpass for big thunder mountain so headed over there.



I was really happy to ride Big Thunder Mountain as this was closed in Disney World when we were out there. This is the only ride we have found so far that is better than the World version.



I was really excited to go on the Indiana Jones ride because I was only 6 when we last came so wasn't able to ride this.



This was a pretty fun ride but was made much funnier from the groans and squeals my sister made every time her head rattled.



Really disappointed that Pirates of the Caribbean isn't open but the Pirates area they had was pretty cool. Although we did lose each other in there for a little while.



Davy Jones' locker.



Continuing with the Pirates theme we headed back over to fantasyland to ride Peter Pans flight. I was very interested that these boats had two rows instead of the one they had in Disney World. My family were less so.



Had to include a cute little photo of my two favourite robots. Found in Discoveryland.



We then went onto Captains Nemos submarine. Having not seen 20,000 leagues under the sea, this attraction was a bit lost on me.



Time to find a spot for Illuminations. Feels weird to say that when I'm not in EPCOT!






















































Illuminations was a wonderful show. It felt like a mix between Celebrate the Magic, Wishes and the Star Wars fireworks in Disney World. Watching the fireworks is always when it finally sinks in that I'm in Disney.



Firstly sorry for the delay in this last trip report It's been pretty hectic around here since we got back. We went to Epcot on our last morning. After trying to fit all our Halloween candy into our suitcases.



After having a look at the food and wine festival stands and having our last American dream we went to Le Cellier for lunch.



Mum and I had the ice wine flights.



Our steaks were amazing but so big that I couldn't finish it!



This is the first time I noticed this Mickey grilling topiary.



We then went on our last ride which was Spaceship earth.



On the magical express saying goodbye to the Yacht club! I had an amazing Holliday as you could probably tell from all the pictures. Really sad to be going home but I started to take Disney for granted, so I think it was time to go home and start my new adventure as a flood forecasting and modelling officer at the Environment Agency.



So I decided to do a bit of an interview with each member of my family about the holiday. So here's mine:
Best thrill ride: Tower of Terror
Best themed ride: Escape from Gringotts
Favourite new attraction: Severn Dwarfs Mine Train
Favourite show/parade: Finding Nemo the Musical
Favourite firework display: Star Wars
Favourite meet and greet: Rapunzel
Favourite park: Hollywood Studios
Favourite restaurant: Narcoosees
Favourite snack: American Dream
Best thing you bought: My Walt Disney World cross body bag.
Best moment: Rapunzel and Flynn in the festival of fantasy parade noticing my Rapunzel ears.
Worst moment: Meeting Kylo Ren (he was so intimidating) or the tornado warning.



Best thrill ride: Tower of Terror
Best themed ride: Mission Space
Favourite new attraction: Soarin' around the world.
Favourite show/parade: Festival of Fantasy
Favourite firework display: Star Wars
Favourite meet and greet: Joy and Sadness
Favourite park: Epcot
Favourite restaurant: Mama Melrose
Favourite snack: Dippin Dots
Best thing you bought: Kate Spade handbags
Best moment: Listening to the rain on the sofas on Nomad lounge.
Worst moment: Going home whilst the rest of the family was still in Disney.



Best thrill ride: Tower of Terror
Best themed ride: Escape from Gringotts
Favourite new attraction: Escape from Gringotts
Favourite show/parade: Blue Horizons
Favourite firework display: Star Wars
Favourite meet and greet: Seven Dwarfs
Favourite park: Universal Studios
Favourite restaurant: Flying Fish
Favourite snack: American Dream
Best thing you bought: Kate Spade handbags
Best moment: Having a cocktail at the boathouse/ walking around enjoying the Disney atmosphere
Worst moment: Packing to go home/waving goodbye to Lauren



Best thrill ride: Mako
Best themed ride: Escape from Gringotts
Favourite new attraction: Mako
Favourite show/parade: Hocus Pocus
Favourite firework display: Star Wars
Favourite meet and greet: Seven Dwarfs
Favourite park: Hollywood Studios
Favourite restaurant: Tiffins
Favourite snack: Cheese Board from writers stop
Best thing you bought: Star Wars 3D puzzles
Best moment: Drinking in Nomad lounge listening to the rain
Worst moment: Paying the bill at checkout



We have arrived in Magic Kingdom for our first ever Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party. We have seen some wonderful and hilarious costumes already!



First things first we had to meet the seven dwarfs! A photo opportunity like this does not come up unless it's a special event. We had to wait in the queue for about an hour which wasn't too bad.



We actually got a really long interaction with them as the photopass photographer was having issues. So dopey got up and danced and happy and bashful made my hair into a beard!



We are now waiting for the boo to you parade.



Boo to You was such a good parade with really awesome floats.








































































We have come to get our magic shot at the Haunted Mansion before going to stake out our spot for Happy Halowishes.









I thought there was supposed to have a special Villians version of celebrate the magic but it was the normal version.


















Happy Halowishes was pretty awesome too. Disney really know how to go all out for special events.










































Straight after the fireworks we watched the Hocus Pocus show. Dad thinks it was the best disney stage show.







































We hadn't done any trick or treating up to this point so we spent about 20 minutes doing that. Boy do they give you a lot of sweets! Handfuls at a time! This is the result of it all!



Finally we couldn't go to a Halloween party without going on the haunted mansion!



Last photo by the castle


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