The Disney Tag

It is no lie and no secret that I absolutely adore Disney! If you didn’t know that, where have you been?! I pretty much live for Disney and it keeps me happy when times are tough, gives me some great soundtracks for any mood I’m in as well as reminding me that growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional!

As my blog becomes more personal and I’m getting into the feel of the things I want to post, I’ve decided to start writing Disney posts! I know this isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but some may like it and considering Disney is a part of my life, it only seems right to mention it every now and then! So to start the thread of Disney posts, it only feels right to begin with a Disney tag! Enjoy!

Favorite Disney movie?

Do you know how much of a difficult question this is for a Disney fan? I’d have to say my fave film of all time would be Peter Pan. From the opening credits the music turns me into a blubbering mess and I think it’s the most magical out of all!

Walt Disney World or Disneyland?

I’ve only ever been to one park and that’s Disneyland Paris. Even if I did visit any other park I don’t think it can beat DLP because I have so many memories there from when I was young and from recent trips!

Favorite Disney character?

This is so difficult! Okay I’m splitting it into categories!

Favorite princess- Rapunzel

Favorite villain- Dr. Facilier

Favorite classic character- Donald Duck

Favorite side kick- Pascal or Mushu

Favorite prince- Naveen from PATF

The First Disney Movie you remember seeing in the theatres

Not too exciting but I’m pretty sure it was Piglets Big movie… Not sure whether it was the first but its definitely the first one I remember!

What type of Disney item do you collect the most?

It used to be toys but recently it’s pins and ornaments!

Your favorite Disney song?

SOOOOO MANY! TOO MANY! Okay top 3 are Go The Distance from Hercules, Almost There from Princess and the Frog and Why Should I Worry from Oliver and Company!

Favorite attraction/ride at the parks

Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean!

What is your dream job at Disney?

Either a cast member on a attraction/parade or working in something to do with PR!

Who’s the park character you never want to miss meeting at the parks?

PETER PAN! I have the best interaction with Peter every single time I go to DLP and it makes my trip so happy and magical!

What’s your most treasured Disney item?

My Walt Disney pin. He is my hero and I love him so much for creating so much magic in my life and this world.

Which Disney voice actor would you most like to meet?

Robin Williams which I know will never be possible but I wish I could have met him. His voice as the genie is something that will always be my favourite!

Favorite Disney movie that’s not a classic/famous? Excluding Black Cauldron

Oliver and Company! I don’t think that’s very famous is it?

If you could say anything to Walt Disney right now, what would it be?

Your magic in this world has made me into a happier and more positive human being and I cannot thank you enough for that. Your magic will continue to inspire my life.

Your favourite parade/show at the parks?

Of course representing DLP, Magic on Parade, but Fantillusion was amazing when I saw it and I’m dying to see the Soundsational parade!

Your favourite Disney memory?

There are so many oh my gosh! Okay so just a few: when I met Peter Pan and he thought I was a pirate and interacted with me during the parade, when Peter Pan blew me a kiss on the float, when Eeyore ran away with me on his back through Adventureland and when Tigger came into the hotel arcade and started playing against me on a racing game!

Do you have a favorite pair of Mickey ears?

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My classic Minnie Mouse ones!

If you could, what ‘forgotten princess’ would you add to the official lineup?

Even though she’s not really a princess, Pocahontas for sure! Or Merida.

Your favourite princess dress/outfit?

Ariel’s town dress, the one in the Kiss The Girl scene!

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Your favourite Disney soundtrack?

Peter Pan or The Princess and the Frog!

Favorite restaurant at the parks?

Its technically not in the park but Planet Hollywood or Anettes Diner!

How did you first discover the magic of Disney?

I was bought up with Disney since I was a baby, but I remember being 14 and watching Tangled at Christmas. After watching it I asked my mom whether we could go back to Disneyland Paris and the rest is history. I’ve loved Disney ever since!

Saddest moment in a Disney film?

Tangled when Eugene “dies”. No spoilers no spoilers!

Best Disney kiss

WHEN YOU REALISE EUGENE ISN’T DEAD AND HIM AND RAPUNZEL FINALLY KISS LIKE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE THE I SEE THE LIGHT SCENE! I get very emotional at that scene

If you could live in any world from a Disney movie, which would you choose?

Neverland all day e’ryday!

Which Disney princess has the best sidekick?

Rapunzel of course! Pascal is one of my favorites!

Are you the only one obsessed with Disney in your family?

It indeed run’s through the family! My mom, my auntie and my cousin are all Disney obsessed just like me!

Favorite hotel at the parks?

I love the Sequoia Lodge but the Disneyland Paris hotel is actually breathtaking and I’m happy I can even admit that I’ve stayed there!

Do you plan to have your honeymoon at a Disney park?

Is that a trick question? I plan to get married INSIDE a Disney park!

Post a picture of yourself that’s Disney-related

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Which Disney movie will always have a special place in your heart and for what reason?

There are three that mainly stick out for me.

  1. Tangled because it sparked the magic inside of me again.
  2. Snow White because I always remember watching it as a kid
  3. The Jungle Book because it was always my Grandpa’s favourite film and I miss him so when I watch it, it reminds me of him.

 

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Disney Dreamin’

As I sit at work, reality is beginning to settle in and I am missing my second home more than ever. Whilst looking back on my most recent trip to the most magical place on this earth, the motivation to reach my dreams of working for Disney is becoming stronger with each glance at the castle. I know that some people wonder how Disney can mean so much to me, and it is almost impossible to explain why a photo of Walt Disney can make me emotional. The joy and happiness that Disney has given me throughout my childhood and challenging times through growing up is difficult to count up. Disney isn’t just for children, adults need just as much happiness and faith, if not more than children do. The first time I watched Tangled was when I realised just how much Disney meant to me. I just cannot wait for all my exams to end and finally be able to focus on my future and what it is I want to do for the rest of my life!

Now that I have done the soppy introduction of how much I love Disney, I’ll get on to my actual trip! Even though travel took us almost 15 hours each way due to travelling by coach and facing the motion sickness that a ferry can do, nothing could take away from how magical this trip to Disneyland Paris really was. We had two full days in the park, and it was a struggle to fit everything in, but with all of the new additions to the park such as Ratatouille land and The Forest of Enchantment, as well as experiencing Swing Into Spring for the first time, I made sure to see everything that I’ve never seen before! Seeing all the flowers and meeting the characters again made me more than happy, and watching Disney Dreams on the castle made me cry a few tears as always! But one of the best parts was having Peter Pan blow me a kiss from the parade float, of course! Sadly I didn’t get to meet him on this trip and was graced with Captain Hook instead!

As I plan my next trip and price everything up, I will leave you with some of my favourite photos! Thank you for reading! x

 

 

Personal Top 5 Attractions at Disneyland Paris!

Disneyland Paris is a place I have been travelling to since I was around 5. Without fail, it was my families holiday destination every year! Still I cannot get over the atmosphere of magic and happiness everywhere, as well as that first moment on your trip where you walk down Main Street USA and take a glimpse of the famous castle.

As a Disney enthusiast, I often class Disneyland Paris as my second home and I can never overcome shedding a few tears on the Eurostar back home! As my trip is quickly approaching (25th March!!!), I felt it was only right to create a post on my top 5 attractions to visit while you’re there, or should I say top things to know before you go! (If you have visited Disneyland Paris before, you will understand that reference from the TV inside the resort’s hotel. If not, I may look a tad strange right now!)

5. Armageddon: les Effets Spéciaux

Located within Walt Disney Studios Parks, this special effects ride is overlooked quite a bit, yet it has become one of my favorites over the years!Armageddon.jpg

Armageddon is an attraction based from the 1998 Walt Disney Studio’s film, and takes a scene from the film and incorporates you as their new actors! If you are familiar with this film, the scene included is where they are on the International Space Station with the Russian astronaut, just as the meteors are flying into the ship and a big explosion occurs. The ride is fantastic whether you have seen the film or not, as the shaking metal floor and the huge fire pit and oil explosion creates the feeling you are actually in outer space experiencing this (minus the space suit!). If you are ever planning a Disney trip, make sure Armageddon is an attraction you visit!

4. Discovery Arcade

If you are CRAZY on lights and beautiful sites and walkways like me, (rather strange I am aware), then Discovery Arcade is a perfect attraction and visit for your Disneyland Paris trip! discovery arcade

Discovery Arcade, located on Main Street USA, is an attraction in which allows you to walk down the strip and gaze into the various decorations displayed within the shop windows. 1920’s America is one of my favorite periods of history from the music, to the musicals, to the fashion! Therefore the entire feel and atmosphere throughout Main Street always captivates me! I particularly enjoy walking through the Discovery Arcade and various walkways after watching Disney Dreams at night! I feel it is the perfect way to end a tiring, yet exciting and thrilling day at the parks!

3. La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty’s castle)

You are probably surprised as to why I have chosen this as my 3rd top attraction! Unlike other castle’s at other resorts across the globe, Sleeping Beauty’s castle allows you to go inside and explore! Including a dungeon containing the light sleeping dragon ready to eat you up for dinner, to Disney’s ever famous stain glass windows of the famous movie, this attraction sure is one of the highlights to anybody’s trip whether you are on a romantic get away with your significant other, or a family trip!

As well as being able to explore inside the castle, you can also discover the glass shop which displays figurines and statues made entirely out of glass and various diamonds, while also possibly being able to see one created inside the shop! Finally,my favorite part of this attraction is being able to view Fantasyland from a higher perspective and look at the beauty and magic that this resort has to offer.

2. ‘Its A Small World’

From the song referenced within Hercules and The Lion King and possibly more, to the happiest cruise to set sail, Its A Small World is a perfect attraction for literally everybody and anybody!

Its a Small World is a must when on a Disney trip! This ride literally captures me and makes me feel like a little kid again which is how you should feel while at Disneyland! The song will be in your head for the rest of your life, and yes you will annoy absolutely EVERYBODY when you come back from your trip as you will not be able to stop singing it! Apart from that, this ride is one of the highlights of every trip I have taken to Disneyland Paris from the final scene with the extravagant lights and costumes. It is also what this world needs to realise at this moment in time!

1. STAR TOURS

On my last trip, I must have gone on this ride about 5 times because it is literally my favorite ride of all time! It was extremely difficult to narrow all my favorite rides down to 5 but this one definitely has the top spot at Disneyland Paris!

Star Tours has become a family favorite within my house, from the waiting in the queue with all of the decoration and themes, as well as feeling you are aboard one of the ships from Star Wars! Knowing that this ride will be closed on my next visit makes me extremely sad, but the thought of the ride becoming even better through refurbishments makes me completely excited at the same time (what a juxtaposition!) Since the release of Force Awakens, my love and adoration for Star Wars has completely flooded back! The merchandise from the gift shop will be too much for my purse to handle, let me tell you that right now!

Narrowing attractions down to 5 was super difficult! Having to exclude rides such as the Pirates of the Caribbean, Phantom Manor, Space Mountain Mission 2 and Big Thunder Mountain wasn’t easy let me say that! These 5 however, leave many memories from years and years and remind me of how amazing my childhood was thanks to Disney!

I hope you have enjoyed this! This has been my first ever blog post so I do hope you have enjoyed it! I know that I have enjoyed creating this as it has made me utterly and completely mad about going soon! 

Thank you for reading!