I did it. I went to France.
I have lived in England for over 18 years and yet this was the first time I was going to France. I have visited other countries but somehow, I kept flying over France and kept postponing my trip there.
Cote D’Azure, Nice, Paris and other pretty places are on my wish list, but this time, it was off to Disneyland first.
The children were old enough to remember this trip and young enough to still like Disney stuff. Well, we are never too old to go to Disneyland.
I get it now, why they all say that you become a child again at this magical place. I did indeed become a kid again, especially when you have never been to somewhere like Disneyland when you were a child.
Dare I say I was more excited than the children and I cannot forget the look on other diners’ face, wondering if I was ok, when Mickey came to meet us. I was literally jumping up and down with a huge grin. I never thought someone in a Mickey costume could bring out the kid in me.
Now that I have done this, I do not want to go to DisneyWorld in America just yet.
I came home with very good memories, but I also captured the good and the bad.
I remember looking at the options of visiting the park a few years ago, and I could not decide what was the best one.
Do I drive, fly or take a train to Paris? How long to stay for? Are 2 days enough, 3 days? Which hotel to stay in? How long does it take to get from the hotel to the park?
All these questions and no answers. I simply could not decide. The children were small at that time, so I was not sure if it would a great idea to stay in a hotel far from the park, but also staying near was more expensive.
In the end I went to a travel agent which came highly recommended. I had done my research online and decided which hotel to go for, one in the village which fitted in my budget. To my surprise, for the same price I was offered a deal which did not go over my budget and which included the Disneyland Hotel.
I stayed for 3 nights and 4 days, which was all the time I needed there. I could not have done another day of Disneyland. I also ended up driving there, from England. So it was a 2 in 1, a road trip to France, and a trip to Disneyland.
Read more about my little adventure –
- Day 1 – Cliffs of Dover, stay in hotel in Dover
- Day 2 – Train to Calais and drive to Paris, first day in Disneyland
- Day 3- Walt Disney Studio, parc, Disney Village
- Day 4- Parc
- Day 5- Walt Disney Studio, drive back to Calais and back home.