Christmas at Disneyland Paris

Am I the only one who loves to drag the christmas season out for as long as possible?

Christmas Day may have been and gone but that doesn’t mean I can’t squeeze a little extra Disney magic into the last few days of 2016.

I have have had an incredibly busy few months since returning back from working in Walt Disney World – hence the lack of posts regarding my time working of the mouse. (Fear not – I have a long list of drafts and ideas that I need to get round to posting.) The post-Disney depression is real, so I had to remedy it somehow. In between starting a graduate scheme and adjusting to the post-Disney life, I managed to squeeze a quick christmas visit to Disneyland Paris.

Christmas in Disney is one of my favourite times to visit. What could be better than combining two of the most magical things in the world! I was lucky enough to bring a long my best friend who (wait for it) has NEVER been to a Disney park before. Safe to say, i’ve converted her and we are already talking about our next visit.

Here are a few of my favourite things from our recent trip:

Christmas Ears

I love Disney ears and have been wanting to get my hands on some Disney christmas ears for a while. Can I wear these all year round?

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Disney Hotel Cheyenne

We stayed on-site at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne. This was the fifth time that I have stayed here and I can say that the necessary improvements have been made! We stayed in a refurbished Texas Room and my, what an improvement. I adore the Toy Story cowboy theming, the bathroom was modern and clean, the beds were incredibly comfortable – I do wish they would add a kettle to the rooms though!

Breakfast at the Chuck Wagon has always been a bit of a ‘bun fight’ but we got down early and avoided the mad rush. As a guest with food allergies, they catered for me extremely well.

All in all, I love staying at this hotel, especially at Christmas!

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Frozen Sing-a-long

Aside from it being absolutely freezing, I love this show! It always hits me right in the feels, especially when the dancers pick random children out of the audience to sing-along. The staging is also beautiful and very christmassy.

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Meeting Minnie-Mouse

We may have queued for nearly an hour (yes, and hour) in the freezing cold, but look how beautiful Minnie is in her christmas get up. She was even kind enough to let us take a selfie with her.

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Christmas Cavalcade

A picture speaks a thousand words. Just look at how beautiful this parade is against the backdrop of the Disneyland Hotel (or the Sleeping Beauty Castle depending on where you are stood).

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The weather

Typically, a trip to Disneyland Paris in November usually means, cold, grey and potentially rain. However, we were incredibly lucky to have three gorgeous days of blue skies.

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Christmas decorations

No one does christmas decorations like Disney. Seeing all the sparkling lights, the tinsel, the baubles, gingerbread houses, christmas wreaths and of course, the Christmas tree(s) was definitely the highlight of the trip. dscn8588dscn8726dscn8612dscn8872dscn8859dscn8856dscn8367dscn8346

Disney Dreams of Christmas

Of course, how could I forget Disney Dreams of Christmas. While I am slightly bias towards the regular Disney Dreams, Disney Dreams of Christmas is beautiful. Some of my favourite scenes include Frozen ‘Let It Go’ and the ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ ending. The pinnacle of the show, in my opinion, is the ‘Believe’ section of the show – if you’ve watched Disney Dreams of Christmas you will know what I mean. If you haven’t, book yourself a last minute trip, or, get prepared for next year!

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Another christmas over, but what a wonderful one it has been!

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