Virtual Vacation: Going to Paris!
It’s Virtual Vacation Wednesday! These posts are all fantasy, a little fun and relaxation in the middle of the week. Most of the time, planning is half the fun but this week what I really needed from my virtual vacation was to just go and let somebody else do the thinking. So I showed up on one of my favorite blogger’s virtual doorstep and said “It’s been a long week….we’re going to Disneyland!” Manda lives in Scotland and writes about Disneyland Paris Manda’s Disney Blog.
************* Here’s our girls’ weekend in Disneyland Paris *************
So Tricia turns up on my doorstep with 2 day 2 Park Disneyland Paris tickets! (I would always go for longer, but to keep this virtual vacation from turning into a book … I’m sticking with a 2 day trip! 😛 ) Let the virtual vacation begin! I’ve been instructed that money is no object with my ‘virtual credit card’! So to start this magical trip to Dlp, we get a limo to the airport – with a Disneyland Paris Holiday Guide Dvd playing on the limo tv!
Tricia turned up real early! So at the airport, we catch the first Air France flight of the day to Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris (it’s the closest airport to the magic!), first class of course! 😀 At Charles De Gaulle we catch another limo to Disneyland Paris … to the Disneyland Hotel!! (I will stay there one day! I will! Lol!)
Then we head straight to Disneyland Park! We wander down Main Street and get some of that awesome scrummy yummy popcorn! First stop – the Christmas shop in Sleeping Beauty’s Castle! I buy eeeeeverything because I love Christmas!! (and I have my virtual credit card! :P) And of course I buy Tricia everything she wants too! And we have it all sent right back to our hotel!
Now for attractions! First we hit Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland! Then we hop over to Discoveryland for Buzz Lightyears Laser Blast and Space Mountain! Then Frontierland for Big Thunder Mountain and Phantom Manor! Finally … Adventureland for Pirates of the Caribbean! How are we getting round all these rides so fast you ask? Well it’s my virtual vacation … and there are no queues! 😀 Then to calm things down a little we hit It’s a Small World … it drives some people crazy but I love it! Then it’s dinner time!! And I’ve booked a table at ‘Walt’s – An American Restaurant’ on Main Street! With 4 themed areas representing each land in Disneyland, and a view down onto Main Street, it’s one of the most awesome places to dine in Disneyland Paris!
After dinner we head out to Main Street just in time for the Once Upon A Dream Parade! And we get a spot right on the edge of the pavement of course lol! 😛
After the parade … more shopping!! Since money is no option we buy everything we want! 😀 ( Gosh I wish! 😛 ) We have to let our tummies settle somehow right!? Later on we take another ride on Big Thunder Mountain … the view is soo pretty at night! Then we stick around for the Fantillusion Parade and Fireworks! Then we head back to our hotel for a much deserved good nights sleep!
The next day we head to Walt Disney Studios! Which is just a hop, skip and jump from the Disneyland Hotel! We do all the big thrills before lunch – Crush’s Coaster, RC Racer, Rock n Rollercoaster starring Aerosmith and The Tower of Terror!! ( Did I mention there are no queues? 😛 )
Then we have lunch in the ‘Blockbuster Café’, which is half HSM themed and half Pirates themed! We sit in the Pirates half since its waaay cooler! 😛 Then we go to see the Moteurs … Action! Stunt Show Spectacular! Followed by the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop! Then we chill out on the Studio Tram Tour before heading back to Disneyland Park for Dinner … this time in ‘Auberge de Cendrillion’ – or Cinderella Restaurant 🙂 We get to meet all the Princesses and have an awesome dinner – then we have a go on Le Carrousel de Lancelot! Then we hit the Disney Village for some more shopping! ( I like shopping in Disneyland ok!? 😛 ) And some cocktails in Annettes Diner! Then it’s back to the Hotel for some Zzzzz’s! 🙂
The next morning we hit Disney Village for breakfast in ‘Café Mickey’ with Disney Characters! We get some awesome photos with them all, including Mickey himself! Then we do some last minute shopping before catching our limo back to the airport … and then zooming through the sky back to reality! But hey, we both have a huge pile of souvenirs to keep us amused until next time!
Thank you so much for having me as a guest blogger Tricia!
Please have a scout around the rest her blog! It’s pretty awesome! 😀
Have a happy Wednesday everyone!
Manda, thank you for a great Virtual Vacation! I had a blast!