Disneyland Paris Trip Report March 201609:00:00
We had an amazing time on our Disneyland Paris trip this March, lot of fun, laughter and plenty of amazing memories! We rode so many rides and spent time watching shows, every second was fantastic and we can't wait to be back. Our trip report is below, we hope you enjoy it and find it useful. Don't forget to check out our other Disney posts such as ' What to Pack - Toddlers' and ' Planning a Disney Holiday - with Toddlers!'.
Holiday Date: 7 March 2016 - 11 March 2016
Extras include: Half Board Plus (Including Princess Dining) and Café Mickey Breakfast.
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From London to France!
Both girls were now awake so we decided to head to our first ride, which was 'it's a small world'. There was no queue for the ride, but we had to wait 15 minutes in the disabled access area (as they can only have a certain amount of people who have disabilities on at a time). It was awesome and the girls loved it!
At 6 PM we had a reservation at Blue Lagoon so we went straight there after riding Pirates of the Caribbean. By the time we came out it was 8 pm and dreams was starting so we had to walk all the way around the park (and through the cast member entrance!) to get out, it was a nice walk seeing everything lit up. We beat dreams out and then did some shopping in World of Disney and other stores in the village before walking back to our hotel.
We got to the Santa Fe in approximately 15 minutes and we checked in. We entered our room excited to see the 'Disney Welcome' that we had been promised (I had spoke to Disney about a small issue last year and they guaranteed a Disney welcome this time) however we walked into our room to find just that, our room. Its a nice room, the Disney's Cars theme is nice and the beds are comfy, but its very simple. There are 2 double beds, a bed side table with a phone, a dresser with a mirror and television, built in wardrobe, chair and a bathroom. Santa Fe has no tea and coffee facilities already available in their rooms. We had an awesome day and were totally knackered so we put the girls straight to sleep, set up their 'Mickey Presents' (Which is a gift left from Mickey, usually on the end of their bed, for them to find in the morning) and went to bed!
Tuesday (weather: very cold, but dry)
As we had a while to wait, we headed back to Discoveryland (it was 11:20 by the time we got there!) where I used my fast pass, Ryan rode Autopia with Kairi and I took some time out to Vlog and live stream!
When we came out it was 1:20 so we headed over to studios (and Naminé was asleep again!). We entered studios and went on Slinky Dog, Ratatouille and Parachute drop before going to grab our Pause Gourmande in Studio 1.
After what felt like a quick break we went to do Cars and Parachute Drop again, I rode Crushes Coaster and we took a few pictures and went to scream in the scream canisters!
Wednesday (weather: freezing, wet and miserable - heavy rain that didn't let up, yes, its March!)
We had a reservation for Auberge De Cendrillon (Princess Dining) for Thursday lunch but as it was quiet we decided to try for then instead. We got straight in! (we've blogged about it more on our other post!)
Gorilla Pod and us with the Castle.
Thursday (Weather: sunny and warm, with a cool breeze)
Friday (Weather: perfect, sunny and warm)
We entered the Disneyland Park making the most of EMH by grabbing lots of pictures In front of the castle. We headed over to Fantasyland and me and Kairi rode Dumbo again (she loves the Up, Down, Up, Down), we also rode the Carousel after they wouldn't let Ryan on with out an 'Adult'. (Poor choice of words!)
After we switched parks to studios to ride Ratatouille, Tower of Terror, and Parachutes again. We went into Art of Animation where Ryan took part in the drawing class after seeing the show and then we popped into the shop in studio one on our way out.
We entered a the Disneyland Park for the last time and after popping into another shop for a quick browse, we grabbed Casey's Corner for lunch. When walking round the park after, we bumped into the Cast Member who was painting (with water) on the floor which was awesome and we aslso managed to catch the spring train, Goofy's Garden Party and the It's a Small World clock chiming! We visited the Dragon Under the Castle, rode Haunted Mansion, grabbed our last Pause Gourmande and took some more pictures on Main Street before saying by to the castle, buying a few more purchases and then leaving.
We decided not to buy the Photopass+ at Disneyland Paris as soon as we got there this March and instead grab the free paper Photopass card. Last year we got over 60 ride and character meet photos with the PP+ and it was fantastic value for money, however this year many of the rides that have the PP where closed for maintenance and the girls just we rent interested in meeting the characters. On our last day when we went to look at our pictures (and upgrade to the PP+ if we wanted) we only had 6 pictures and decided it would be a silly deal as we only liked 1 of them!
The security was hit and miss depending on the day and time. There was 1 guard at the Santa Fe, he just stood at the entrance looking and never said anything. To get into the parks and Village you had to go through security, every day our bags were scanned and we were wanded over (except the first day there was no wanding). On our last 2 days they decided to let us through without wanding us, they also gave me my bag and decided not to put it through the scanner. I thought this was very strange and I wasn't impressed, who else where they letting through without checking!
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