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  • Disneyland

    Well I finally got round to sorting out the photo's of our holiday to France - there are too many to list all in one post so I will start with out trip to Disney Land in Paris. The girls were so excited and to be honest so were we! Matt and I last went to Disneyland on our honeymoon back in 1999 so it had changed quite a bit since then. And we seemed to have picked the hottest day of the year to go there too. Here are some of the highlights - if you click on the photo it should enlarge it.

    Anya squealed like mad when she saw the castle and then got even more excited when she saw the shops that line the main entranceway into Disney. We were there with Matts sister Nicola, her husband John and their son Tom. They have annual passes so we got in at a discount and got free parking too. Also as Tom is autistic he has a disabled pass which means that he doesn't have to queue for the rides - on some we could go straight to the front and on others we had to go back at a specific time (he is allowed to take some helpers on with him too) Anyway it made the day much more bearable for the girls as I'm sure they wouldn't have queued for the times that were advertised. And Disney have changed the system so that you can only fast pass one ride at a time and until you have been on that ride you can't fast pass the next ride.

    It was great for me and Matt too as Nic and John don't like the rollercoasters but Tom does - step in Uncle Matt and Auntie Lynsey!! It was fab that we got to go on lots of the rollercoasters but I feel old as they aren't as enjoyable as they once were We all went on Small World which the girls loved and we all went on Buzz Lightyear. Anya hated this as the Zorg character scared her (the result of a very overactive imagination!) but Tara loved it and was zapping away at the baddies all the way round. Later in the day we went on the Aladin themed carpet ride which Anya loved as she could control if the carpet went up or down but Tara really didn't like it. Matt asked her if she liked it - 'Me did NOT' came the response!

    The parade at the end of the day was the highlight for the girls although we had to grab a spot on the side of the road an hour before it started (!) but it enabled the girls to have a rest, drink and something to eat. So all in all we have good memories of that day and the girls want to go again soon. We will have to see!

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  • #2

    You can't help but have a great time in Disneyland Paris. I'm sure your children had a fantastic time. I certainly did.

    I visited Disneyland 16 years ago, the year it opened, and had a whale of a time. I've never been to Florida so can't compare with that.

    I'm sure lots of things have changed now and lots more rides added.

    When I was there I loved Thunder Mountain, Star Tours (simulator ride) and It's a Small World.

    The late afternoon finale with the parade was breathtaking.

    It brings back fond memories.

    Great to hear you had a fab time.
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    • #3
      Nobody does it quite like Disney do they! We have a villa which we rent out about 15 mins from Disneyworld in Florida, I'm jealous looking at all your photos 'cos we don't go again till Christmas. Looks like you had a fab time, Selina


      • #4
        Your children look as if they have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I love to see their happy faces.
        I have been both to Florida and Paris. They are quite different. I think its the scale of everything at Florida. Huge is understating it. I think I preferred Paris, it didn't overwhelm us so much and of course its always much better if you have kids with you.
        God helps them that help themselves.


        • #5
          What smashing pics!!! Sounds great!!! Sue xx