Friday, 8 September 2017

la magie + summer 2017 // part II

On the 4/09/17 I took the train to Paris with one of my favourite people. Booked by accident, this trip was one that never really felt real - my 9 year old self still holding on to the magic of Disneyland 10 years ago, believing it would be her last. Although we were only across the channel for two nights, Paris was truly embraced (and kissed goodbye with a promise to be back soon).

a list of memories: 

- annoying everyone on euro-star for laughing too loudly
- eating a VERY Parisian pan aux raisin in a VERY Parisian patisserie
- the tiny little metro tickets + trying to squeeze through the gates with my stuffed bag
- victoriously navigating the metro by ourselves
- seeing the Eiffel tower peek from behind the buildings + finding it hard to believe I was actually in Pairs
- searching for hours for a toilet that didn't make us want to throw up
- very sore feet from above
- **double decker trains**
- arriving at our hotel after walking several marathons
- dancing in our catwalk corridor
- dining in King Ludwig's Castle
- downing sipping cocktails at The Sports Bar
- screaming the English over the French version of  'Let it go'
- screaming HSM songs in the Karoke
- buying my first pair of ears!!!
- cookie dough sandwich waiting for Peter Pan's Flight
- meeting Peter Pan (love of my life) "No."
- the "today is Tuesday" song from the parade
- Kristoff waving at me with his oven mitts
- fudge!!
- keeping my eyes tightly closed the duration of Hyper Space Mountain
- riding Big Thunder Mountain in the sunset
- frantically squeezing between families to find a good spot for Illuminations
- dancing in front of the castle (and twerking in front of security)
- feeling very blessed
- phantom pushchair
- main street at night
- getting stranded in a random French suburb + feeling v v scared not knowing the French police number
- exploding pigeons

(( Adventure diary of this trip is also now live at Jessie Maisie on YouTube ))

// For those interested; the Disney ticket itself was £39 I believe and the hotel (Kyriad Disneyland Hotel) was £120 for a twin bed room for two nights and included breakfast. Eurostar was booked on Eurostar snap a week before we left - £59 the way there and £25 the way back. 

To new adventures, 

- J


  1. Ah I want to go to Disneyland Paris so bad! Me and my friends were meant to go two years ago after GCSEs but their parents were super strict and still are so it's proving difficult to do at the moment! I literally love Peter Pan so much I used to procrastinate by watching videos of the Peter Pan in America meet fans aha. Sounds like a brilliant trip!!x

    1. Really hope you get to go soon!! Oh yes, I watch all those Peter Pan videos ahhhh. Hope you had a lovely summer :)

  2. your summer looked magical!! Very jealous, Ive never been to Paris or Disneyland in my 18 years of existence!

    Tasha x

    1. You HAVE to go! Really hope you had a great summer too :) x

  3. Looks like you did have a great time! I love the pictures! Anna Ziuzina

  4. I want to go to Disneyland, I'm soo jel!! Hope you've had an amazing summer and sending you love and luck (not that you'll need it) for uni x x x

  5. In the 16 years I've been alive I have never been to disneyland... I think i'm missing out haha!
    Aleeha xXx

  6. It looks like such a great trip! I've never been to Disneyland, but I really hope to go one day. :)