I was absolutely thrilled to be tagged in this Disneyland Paris tag by the gorgeous Danielle from Underland to Wonderland. It’s no secret that I’m a die-hard Disney fan; I could surround myself with Disney every day and never get bored. I’ve been to Disneyland Paris 3 times in my life and I truly think it’s the happiest place on Earth. My heart swells up whenever I think about it! So… On with the tag!
1. What year did you first visit DLP and how old were you?
I was 5 so it must have been 1997; I went with my parents (obviously, I didn’t just jump on the train and go on my own) and although I can’t remember, apparently it was freezing.
2. Which of the Disney hotels have you stayed in, if any, and do you have a favorite?
I’ve only ever stayed in 1 which is the Hotel Santa Fe – mostly because it was one of the cheaper ones because Disneyland Paris ain’t bloody cheap! Our logic is considering you spend very little time in the hotel anyway, it’s pointless spending hundreds upon hundreds for one of the fancier ones. I’d love to be able to afford the luxury of staying in the Disneyland Hotel one day!
3. Let us in on where the best places to eat within both parks and the Disney Village are.
I ate in Annette’s diner one time and it was amazing! Of course, ridiculously over-priced but the atmosphere was electric and the waiters were on roller skates. The food was incredible too – I had a hot dog that was the length of my arm! I have very little knowledge of places to eat in the actual park because we’ve tried to take as much food as possible with us to save spending out.
4. Where is your first port of call when entering the Disneyland Park?
There is no other ride I’d choose for my first port of call other than Peter Pan’s Flight. I think for each time I’ve visited, it’s been both my first and last ride. In fact, the last time, we were almost late for our train because we were queuing! That ride is just magical, I love the boat carts you sit in and it really captures the essence of the film.
5. Do you have a favorite ‘land’? If so why?
I like Frontierland because it’s a lot of fun and has great rides and shops but my favourite land has to be Fantasyland because to me it’s what Disney is all about. The colourful, magical madness of Disney.
6. Which ride could you ride over and over and never tire of?
Last time I visited, I went on Space Mountain twice in a row and almost puked so I won’t be doing that again. I could ride Peter Pan’s Flight over and over again. And Thunder Mountain because it’s my favourite of the rollercoasters!
8. Tell us about your favorite character meeting ever at DLP.
Oh! I met Winnie the Pooh and was really lucky because after us, the guy who worked there was like, “Come on Pooh bear, it’s time to go” – it was just so cute.
9. What is a parade/show from any year that is most memorable to you?
After reading Danielle’s answer of the Main Street Electrical Parade, I have to agree. The lights are beautiful and the whole thing is completely magical. I have an old cassette tape from when I was 5 and I cried so much watching the parade back!
10. You can only ride one – Mad Hatters Teacups or Dumbo the Flying Elephant?
Dumbo, definitely. The Tea Cups would make me feel sick after a while!
11. What do you think is the best attraction in the Walt Disney Studios park?
I saw a car stunt show when I went the second time and it was awesome! I mean like, wow! There was fire and car chases and drives whizzing around backwards. Other than that, the Nemo rollercoaster!
12. Describe your happiest Disneyland Paris memory of all time.
Oh wow, this is an impossible question to answer. Every moment is magical. But when I went for New Years Eve and saw the outstanding firework display lighting up the castle and the amount of people there to share the moment with and the changeover into the new year; that was magical.
I don’t want to tag anyone specific because obviously I don’t know who’s been to Disneyland Paris and who hasn’t but if any of my readers want to do this tag, please feel free! If you do, please leave your links on this post as I’d love to read your answers!