My friend Lindsay turned 21 in October, so we decided we'd go to Disneyland Paris to celebrate. We fixed a date in December and off we went.
We arrived at our hotel late Thursday night. It was a perfect hotel for us, right next to Val d'Europe train station so 5 minutes on the RER to Disney and about 40 minutes to Gare du Nord. I'd definitely recommend it if you just need a cheap hotel for a few nights.
It even had this cute little dishwasher.
On Friday we were up bright and early and all very excited for Disney.
We had a very extravagant McDonald's breakfast in the Disney Village and were ready to hit the parks.
We decided on the Studios to start with as we wanted to leave the best till last.
First up was Crush's Coaster, a lot more fun than I was expecting for a kids ride and a great start to the day. We nipped over to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Animagique before heading to our favourite, Tower of Terror.
Not before saying hello to Bell Hop Goofy of course.
After a wander around the rest of the park it was time to say goodbye to Walt and Mickey and head over to the Disneyland Park.
Although first I needed a picture with Walt Disney World on the compass, forever my favourite park!
Another picture was needed in front of the Disneyland hotel. I have a picture exactly the same as this from when I was 4.
The Christmas decorations were amazing, enough to get you instantly into the Christmas spirit.
Then we saw it, the Parisian version of our home, The Emporium.
Many pictures were taken and we were all amazed by how tiny it is in comparison to Walt Disney World.
Food was needed at this point and where else to eat on Main Street but Casey's.
Food packaging is perhaps one of the only things Disneyland Paris do better than Walt Disney World, part of me was tempted to keep it.
It was then a quick rush back onto Main Street for the Christmas Cavalcade.
It's Santaaaa I know himmmm!
After much excitement we walked over to Discoveryland to ride Space Mountain: Mission 2. It was definitely an extreme version of WDW and I think I prefer it slightly. Only a 5 minute wait too!
We couldn't wait any longer, it was time to look inside the Castle.
How amazing are these stained glass windows?
We quick footed it to the back of the park, as I was late for a very important date with Alice's Curious Labyrinth.
Luckily I made it to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party on time.
Looks like Cinderella was running late though.
We couldn't stay long as it was time to ride the obligatory It's a Small World.
It was then a quick dash back to Main Street for the parade where I got to see some of my favourite friends.
And Tink closed the show splendidly.
The day was drawing to a close and we wanted to ride Big Thunder Mountain before it was too late.
And we couldn't miss out on meeting Jack either, especially in his dashing new suit.
As we were in the spooky spirit, this seemed the perfect time to ride Phantom Manor.
I just love the design of this.
Too soon it had drawn dark, Disney's Winter Dreams began and before long it was time to leave ready for our day in the city tomorrow.