As I’m writing this, I’m currently sat on the train to work in boring England, watching the sky decide whether it’s gonna rain, be sunny or even snow. Post Disney blues are in full swing, especially this morning when I had to join the rest of the commuters in the queue to renew season tickets so I thought I might as well keep the Disney vibes alive as long as possible by posting my second and final day at Disneyland Paris!
After such a gorgeous breakfast on our first day, it was hard to resist the temptation to sit outside in the courtyard for breakfast yet again. There was literally no better way to begin a day at Disneyland than sitting in the sun, treating ourselves to fresh croissants and Nutella crepes, especially as the hotel we were stopping in had such gorgeous grounds with stunning views of the Parisian countryside.
We decided that there was no point getting to the parks for park opening as we did that the day before and was absolutely shattered come 8pm so we decided to head to them a little later. Our first port of call was Walt Disney Studios to watch the impressive stunt show – Lights, Motors, Action (or ‘Moteurs… Action’ as the French call it). I’ve seen it billions of times before but it’s always nice to just see if anything else has changed.
Fortunately, once the show had finished and we’d been let loose back into the park, the heavens opened and it began to rain. I have never been so relieved to have raindrops falling onto me. This was the second year in a row that we’d been to Disneyland Paris in the middle of a heatwave. In all, I’ve been to the Paris parks six times and usually the weather would be similar to England – cloudy and quite chilly, even in the middle of August. This time round, it was Florida temperatures without the storms (which are a total Godsend when it’s that hot) so the rain was a complete blessing. It also meant that the temperatures dropped a hell of a lot and made it more comfortable for the ride queues – not that they were a huge issue before as the biggest queue we had the whole two days of being there was half an hour, if that. But we decided to go on Tower of Terror and Rock n Rollercoaster once more before heading back to the hotel for a swim.
I must apologise now. By this point I was pretty bored of taking photos after every ride so I just decided to save my phone’s memory for the fireworks that night so don’t expect any more photos of the rides.
We returned back to Disneyland at about 7pm and decided our plan of action for the evening was going to be the Indiana Jones rollercoaster, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear and then finally.. my favourite – Small World.
But as everyone knows, plans don’t always go to plan in such a hectic environment like Disneyland so after Indiana Jones, we grabbed some dinner at Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost in Adventureland and had to skip Pirates of the Caribbean as it had already closed for the night then decided to do Small World due to Fantasyland closing early for the fireworks and ended with the rides in Discoveryland – Buzz Lightyear and Space Mountain.
My score on Buzz Lightyear’s Laser Blast was pretty disappointing in comparison to the day before’s victory but I managed to beat my dad’s score and that’s all that counted!
And last but not least, we had the amazing ‘Dreams’ spectacular to watch. There is nothing more magical than being in the middle of thousands of other people, watching all the fireworks going off above the castle. It is probably one of my favourite things in the whole entire world.
Sadly, iPhone cameras are shockingly bad for capturing the breathtakingness (if that’s even a word) of the fireworks so I only have one decent photo that is blog worthy.
I had the best two days at Disney – as always. And it really proves that you are never too old for Disney. In fact, I think the younger you are, the less you appreciate how great Disney is.
So now it’s back to the adult life and working hard to earn some money for my next Disney adventure – only this time to California!