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8 Reasons Why I Can’t Wait To Go Back To Disney

AD – This is a collaborative post but all thoughts are my own

It’s been a long time since I last went to the happiest place on Earth – Disney. My last trip was in 2011 (it feels like an ultra long time to me!) and I’ve missed it ever since. Unfortunately for me, right after that last trip was when my anxiety got to it’s worst and I spend the next few years terrified to leave the house so a Disney trip wouldn’t have been on the cards for me then anyway. But since I’ve recovered from my mental illness, I am SO READY to go back.

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And what wonderful timing… right before this COVID situation, I was actually starting to plan my next trip. Typical, isn’t it? I spend almost a decade unable to go but as soon as I can, we’re all forced to stay at home *facepalms*. I’m not complaining really; I’d much rather everyone be safe and well. That’s the thing about Disney…

It’ll always be there for you.

So naturally I’ve been seriously missing Disney and I’m really looking forward to when I can finally visit again. I’ve mentioned this on my blog before, including in my Florida Travel Wish List post I published last week, that the only Disney park I’ve actually been to is Paris. I’ve been to DLP 3 times and whilst I absolutely LOVE it, I would like to see some other Disney parks in my life, too. Particularly Florida. If you’re itching to go back too, grab your Disney tickets Florida and more here!

I’ve spoken about my huge love for Disney on my blog before. Although based on my blog name alone, you probably don’t need me to tell you that I love Disney. And for me, Disneyland Paris is my happiest place on Earth. It really is. When I step off of that train into the park, nothing can get to me. It’s like Disney magic is protecting me as soon as I walk into the park.

So today I wanted to share 8 reasons why I can’t wait to go back to Disney! Do you agree with any of these…

To go back on my favourite ride

Can you guess what my favourite ride is? I bet it’s pretty obvious. Peter Pan’s Flight is my favourite ride of them all. Although it’s slow and it’s certainly no thrill ride, it’s just so magical. The last 2 times I’ve visited the park, it’s been the first ride I went on when I got there and the last ride I went on before I left. In fact, we were very nearly late for our train because we were on that ride! Whoops!

To go on the thrill rides

Although Peter Pan’s Flight takes my top spot of the rides at Disney, the thrill rides make me mega excited and I can’t wait to go back and go on them. My boyfriend loves rides too so I can’t wait to show him the likes of Big Thunder Mountain, Crushes Coaster and Space Mountain – which I know he’ll absolutely love! And of course you can’t forget Phantom Manor and The Tower of Terror.

To meet the characters

Although it’s not something I usually prioritize when I go to Disneyland, I still love meeting the characters. I had a lovely meet with Winnie the Pooh at Christmas and Mickey at New Years. I think my favourite meets are when you casually bump into the characters walking around though!

To go shopping in Main Street

I love going for a mooch around the shops after a long day of riding the rides. I love the array of merch in there and always ending spending far too much but then again, who doesn’t when they’re unleashed onto Main Street? I’ve bought a cuddly toy every year I’ve been. Last time was Dumbo, the time before was Peter Pan. So I guess I’ll have to get someone else to go into my collection.

To watch the parades

The parades are a great way to break up to long days at Disney, which usually involve a lot of spinning on the rides and sore feet from all the walking. So I can’t wait to chill out with a hot chocolate and watch the parade travel down Main Street and into the park. The parades are always so much fun and it’s impossible not to have a little sing and dance along with your favourite characters!

To embrace Disney magic all day, every day

2020 has been stressful. To say the least. And I think we’ll all need a bit of magic and light to help us come to terms with the year we’ve had and move on. When I’m in Disney, I find it incredibly easy to switch off and embrace what’s going on around me. I mean, there’s so much going on all the time, it’s hard not to, right? Which is what I really need right now.

To treat myself after lockdown

As I was planning on doing this this year anyway but couldn’t because COVID and lockdown stopped me, I think it’ll be time to seriously treat myself when all of this is over and that’s another huge reason why I want to go back to Disney. After the stress of 2020, I think all of us are going to need some time away to switch off, relax and have fun. And for me, that’s definitely Disney!

To show Carl the magic of Disneyland

Carl has never been to Disneyland and in the time that we’ve been together, he’s introduced me to so many things that I’ve grown to love (like Motorsport) and taken me to so many places that he knew I’d like; Shropshire, Silverstone, the Norfolk Broads. So it’s time to return the favour. Carl loves Disney too and I know he’d love Disneyland so I absolutely can’t wait until we can book a trip and I can show him around for once!

Have you been to Disney? Are you looking forward to your first visit back after lockdown? What can’t you wait to see and do when you get there?

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99 Comments

  1. Kariss Ainsworth says:

    I love the Disney Parks!

  2. I love the Peterpan ride too. Disney is my happy place 💛 can’t wait to go back one day myself.
    Such a positive post xx

    1. The next Disney trip can’t come soon enough!

  3. You wanting to take Carl because you love so many things he’s introduced you to is so cute. I haven’t been to Disney since 99 so I can hardly remember anything! x

    Sophie

    1. Awh thank you haha!

  4. It’s just such a magical place! I’d love to do Florida, I’ve done Paris and I was like a 5 year old on acid!
    Rosie

    1. Hahaha don’t blame you!

  5. Kim says:

    I love Disney and Disneyland too, but, like you, I’ve only ever been to DLP. I’d love to visit Disney World! If only for Galaxy’s Edge. 😍 We went to DLP last year for my sister’s Hen weekend and we were supposed to go back next year (after Frozen / Star Wars season) for her 30th. But them COVID hit and she’s now pregnant so that will be hold for a whole.

    1. Ah that’s a shame! Hopefully in the future!

  6. I love Disneyland París! I think my favourite ride is Space Mountain, but I also love the Nemo one too. Have never been on an indoor roller-coaster before I visited!

    1. The Nemo ride is soooo fun!

  7. Boss Babe Chronicles says:

    Your Disney posts always make me want to go there! I hope I can make a trip to Disney soon!

    1. Fingers crossed!

  8. Chloe Chats says:

    I have never been to Disneyland but I would so love to go!! I went to PortAventura in Spain and its a little similar where it has all the rides and the different themed areas but one of my fave things was the parade, so I would love to watch the parade in Disneyland, I just feel like it would be so magical!

    Chloe xx

    1. I’ve been to PortAventura as well! I loved all the themed parts of the park 🙂

  9. I got engaged in Disney many moons ago. I’d love to go back some day and stay in one of the Disney hotels.
    You’ve just made me excited to go on vacation now! I don’t care where to at this point, just get me out!

    1. Haha, same. A swamp will do at this point.

  10. This is awesome, I hope every dream becomes a reality and that you take us with you on your journey with lots of pictures and blog posts!

    1. Haha thank you! Lots of pictures will definitely be taken!

  11. This has inspired me to draft out a post of things I’d like to do at Disneyland that I missed last year! I really do miss Disneyland, I spent 2 half days and 1 full day there and it wasn’t enough, but my feet hurt like crazy! I hope to be able to visit for longer next time and get more done x

    🌿 Marissa Belle × marsybun.com 🌿

    1. Oooh I’d love to read that post! Nope, that’s definitely not long enough is it! I usually go for 4 days which is a good amount of time but I could stay longer!

  12. I love Disney. It has been a few years since we’ve been to a Disney Park but we did an Alaskan cruise two years ago and it was so amazing. There’s nothing more magical than a Disney Vacation. Time to plan another one!

    1. You’re so right. An Alaskan Cruise sounds amazing!

  13. Aww sounds fun! I haven’t been to Disney since I was a kid but would love to go. I don’t like rides but the magic, characters and parades would be so fun!

    1. There’s plenty of smaller rides, parades, shops, displays, restaurants and shows to take up your time for sure!

  14. I think it’s a great idea to go back! Disneyland is one of the happiest places on earth. We could all use a little happiness right now.

    1. It really is and I totally agree! Especially after this year!

  15. I have never been to Disney and I so badly want to go – I just want to experience the magic if I’m honest!
    Fingers crossed you get your trip when this is all over 🙂
    Cora | https://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    1. Oh my god I’ve got all my limbs crossed that you can go soon!

  16. These sound like some great reasons why you should go and treat yourself once lockdown is over. I’ve never been before but it seems like such a great place to visit.

    1. It really is. The BEST place!

  17. I love Disneyland! I makes me so happy but ultimately appeals to my inner child.
    I can’t wait to go there once the virus is fully over!
    Great post!
    xxx

    https://ooomaye.com

    1. Same! It’s the best!

  18. We only went last year and I really can’t wait to go back again already! Disneyland as an adult is honestly heaven on earth!!! 🙂 love it!

    1. Lucky you got a trip in before all this happened!

  19. Giulia says:

    I have never been to a Disney park 🙁 I hope I can do one day, but now with Covid…well, time will tell!

    1. I hope you get to go one day! I know DLP is re-opening next month!

  20. Everybody needs a trip to Disney after Covid! To escape to a magical place for a little while. Oh it is great showing someone around who is new to Disney parks. Hope you have a great time and get there soon!

    1. They really do, don’t they! I can’t WAIT to show Carl around, it’s going to be so much fun!

  21. Blue to Bliss says:

    We were considering a trip this year (or early next year) too. Bad timing on our parts but at least we’ll be even more excited when we do make it there.

    1. Definitely bad timing but can’t be helped! Hope you get to go soon!

  22. Em and Jess says:

    Dreaming of Disneyland! My favourite part was always the Disney Illuminations in the evening, I would always tear up x

    1. Awh I don’t blame you!

  23. Never been, but a HUGE Disney fan! Definitely also on my post lockdown to-to-list!

    1. Yess definitely make a point to go!

  24. Lamara Travels says:

    The first I time I visited Disney I was 18 (late to the party I know) and I’ve been twice since! It’s the most amazing place! Plus as you said, the Peter Pan ride is so underrated because it’s not a massive thrill ride

    1. It really is. It’s such a magical ride!

  25. I went to Disneyland Paris when I was around 6 and loved it x

    1. I went around the same age, can’t remember it at all!

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