This week's show starts with a review of one or two items of Disney news and then we move on to the first part of Michelle's Disneyland Paris Trip Report.
Michelle stayed at the Disney's Sequoia Lodge. The hotel was a ten minute walk away from the Disney Village, was set in beautiful landscaped gardens and was very comfortable. Mousekeeping was very attentive and we celebrated French Mothers Day whilst there!
Character meets in the parks are a lot of fun and you will get the chance to meet a whole host of them: sometimes in different outfits to other Disney parks. Phantom Mickey is proving to be a big fan favourite!
There are a lot of attractions at Disneyland Paris that are unique and therefore we highly recommend you seek these out first! Our favourite is Crush's Coaster however, Space Mountain is unlike any other!
Fastpasses are obtained from machines throughout the park and give you a return time (with a window of 30 minutes). Do not arrive early for these but most cast members will accomodate you if you are slightly late for one.
During Michelle's trip she did not eat at any table service restaurants. However, she did visit a few of the quick service places - sometimes just to photograph the menu but also to eat. It is very typical themepark fare and prices. There is Tex Mex and Italian offerings if you do not fancy burgers and prices range from around 12 Euros to 16 Euros for a meal.
|Thai Chicken Salad from Earl of Sandwich|
It is also pleasing to see some 'Mickey' shaped foods coming into the parks and themed foods such as the cassette tape chocolate biscuit celebrating Guardians of the Galaxy.
|Mickey and The Magician|
Has Disneyland Paris won a place in my heart - well... nearly! There have been obvious improvements in the two years since my last trip (reduction of smokers smoking throughout the parks is one). They are investing in the infrastructure with lots of rides being refurbished and we saw lots of general in-park maintenance happening. I still feel there are improvements to be made regarding food but it is getting there and if you are considering a trip I am sure you will love it!
We will have more - lots more - from DLP over the next few weeks and with Jayne planning a trip in the summer you will not want to miss a single show!
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