Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Disneyland Paris 2014 // Fantasyland


The first port of call for me (and I assume most people staying in a Disney hotel and taking advantage of the extra magical hours) is of course the legendary Fantasyland. Arguably everyone's favorite land and the home to the true fairy tales of Disney, I'm gonna take you on an up close tour of the little touches that make it so magical. 

Entering through the most beautiful castle out of all of the worlds Disney Parks is a supremely emotional and special moment for me, especially this time as the sun rose and kissed Sleeping Beauty's home with a stunning glow. First port of call was 'Le Carrousel de Lancelot' which is one of my personal favorites (I do realize I seem to have many, many favorites - but come on, it's Disneyland!) though I am sharing those photos alongside those of all things Alice in Wonderland in my next post. 





As I've said before about other rides, the queuing system is an attraction in itself. The beautiful, intricate facings of the buildings make me want to move in and the interior lights etc are just as in keeping with the themes. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs design is my favorite and we were even lucky enough to be accompanied by some cute little Sparrows! Can you spy one?
Probably more for kiddies, I still love these type of rides...you know I'm not a roller coaster girl...and we went on Snow White, Pinocchio and Peter Pan numerous times during our 5 day visit.





This time around I most certainly just enjoyed exploring the lands, having a nice stroll and taking in all the awesome details. It's a shame more people don't appreciate them because I really think Disneyland Paris is completely underrated. Far too many people just compare it to the US parks and the amount of times I've been told I could of afforded a trip to America for what I paid for Paris is annoying! 
The seasons actually change here, unlike California and they make Halloween and Christmas what they should be. There are rides in Paris that are not in Florida or California and although the primary language for the city it's in is French, the staff are all multilingual - as are the majority of the visitors. We spoke to Finnish people and Dutch people, French people and Spanish people. While still managing to bump into someone from the North East of England! 









Two MUST DO rides at Disneyland Paris, in my opinion, are Peter Pans Flight and Dumbo the Flying Elephant - for all ages! Both take you up into the air but in very different circumstances. I only wish I'd been able to adequately film the twinkling night sky and view over London from the pirate ship suspended from the ceiling, or capture the purely stunning images of the rest of the park from the height of an elephants back.  
I tried my hardest (with my poor little camera who's on it's last legs) to give you a view of what I saw on an early morning flight, watching the sun rise over the castle. Words can't describe it.

I must take the time to address that, yes, I do know it has now been 7 weeks since my trip but I did think it this would be a better way to document my thousands of photos and memories the a couple huge posts one after the other. This blog is after all an online diary, time capsule of sorts for me to look back on in years to come and spread out, smaller posts feel more appealing to me to read. 
Friday will be another post from Fantasyland and then in the next few weeks Frontierland, Sleeping Beauty's Castle, The Parades and my final haul will be coming. I hope you are enjoying these posts as much as I like to put them together and reminisce.

Thanks for coming with me on this magical journey. 






[P.s This is my 500th post!!! If you read this far comment 'I Can Fly! below! :)]


29 comments:

  1. I can flyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! :]

    Aww Danielle I bloomin' love your posts! I love that you've spread out your posts to really make the most of this trip, your memories, thoughts and love for the place! It's such a lovely experience enjoying it along with you, and knowing you had so much fun and happiness there :)
    And something you are SO clearly passionate about!

    Such a wonderful blogger through and through, congratulations on 500! :D That is actually amazing when you think about it. Here's to another 500!

    Love Jemma xx

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    1. Thank you so much for all your support Jemma <3

      xo

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  2. I can flyyyyyyy too :P
    I love you photo's so much you really are talented (wish I was that talented) I enjoying looking through your posts so much.

    Congrats on the 500th post too!

    xxx
    Pams Stuff and Things
    GIVEAWAY

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    1. You are far too kind! Thank you very much :)

      xo

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  3. I can fly, I can fly, I can flyyyyyyy!
    I love Disneyland, can't wait to go back xo

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    1. :)
      Have you any plans? Can I come? haha I swear I could live there. If only. It'll be a couple years for me but I guess it'll make me appreciate it more when I next go.

      xo

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  4. I can fly!! and read to the bottom of blog posts ;)

    Sometimes it's the details that make a place what it is :) The third photo is my favourite!

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    1. Yey! Thank you, not everyone does apparently :P

      Oh the details completely make this place. I can't get it over enough. Thank you! :D

      xo

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  5. I can fly :) :) :) love this ah a really enjoyed my visit and especially enjoyed my time with you xx

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    1. Thank you Mam. Overall it was a nice time :)

      xo

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  6. I can feel the magic just seeing the pictures!

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    1. I'm glad! If you can then I've succeeded! :)

      xo

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  7. You are seriously tempting me to visit Disneyland with all these posts!

    Oh and I can fly! (Congrats on the 500 posts! :D)

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    1. Thank you!! And oh just go! haha You can get some great deals and the Eurostar isn't too far from you :P

      xo

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  8. I can fly! (In my dreams) I've been to Disneyland Paris once and that was in 1998 I believe so 16 years ago. I would love to go back but I can never find anyone to go with and then I tot up the cost and it's quite a lot. Any tips on budgeting when planning a trip there? x

    Amy at Amy & MoreAmy at Amy & More

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    1. Me too ;)
      Oh you really should go back! My first visit was in '96 for my 6th birthday and I've only been another 2 times but each time there had been so many changes. You'll love it.
      You can get some awesome deals, especially if you book at a certain time of year and avoid the peek seasons which are was more expensive. I also suggest taking advantage of the half board meal voucher plans as we saved at LEAST £50 per day by using them!
      You can also pay it up of course, paying so much off per month which I've done the past two times and works out really well when you have other out goings you need to take into account.
      I would not however recommend flying to Charles de Gaulle unless you are a very confident traveler...I think I might actually write a post on this subject haha. Sorry for rambling!

      xo

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  9. I CAN FLY!!

    Jesus Christ Danielle, your pictures are amazing and now I really want to go back. I'm blaming you which means you have to take me. So there. Xx

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    1. I pinky promise you, that as soon as I win the lottery I'll be booking up and you will be top of my list to take :)
      Better start putting the lottery on then eh? haha
      Thank you so much Leona <3

      xo

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  10. I can fly!!! Amazing pictures by the way x

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    1. Thank you so much!! I really appreciate that. :)

      xo

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  11. OMG Danielle! Your pictures make me feel like I'm at the park and makes me want to go even more! Love, love, love it!

    And I can fly! :D Congrats on the 500th post girl!

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet

    simplymblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It's always amazing to hear things like that about my photos.

      Thanks for your support!!

      xo

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  12. I can fly!! Fantasyland is definitely the best land of all. They've removed the Snow White ride from Disney World Florida now which really upset me because it was one of my faves!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Oh my goodness, no way, why?! Craziness.

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  13. Love your blog and Fantasyland is so great! Peter Pan's flight is one of my favourite, favourite rides!!

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes, it is sooo magical and different. :D

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  14. I've been to DLP many times and went to WDW for the first time last year- I love them both and try not to compare because they each have their own amazing qualities! Fantasyland is my favourite land too and I LOVE Peter Pan's Flight. I also love the dragon underneath Sleeping Beauty's castle!

    I've only just discovered your blog but any blogger who loves Disney is a blogger to follow! :) Also- I can fly! :)

    Sian

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes, the Dragon is amazing too - I can't believe I forgot to put those photos in.

      Glad to have you here :)

      xo

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  15. I can fly!!!!! ;)

    Oh my gosh, I totally love your blog! New obsession? I think yes!
    While I do live in California (and have a DL Annual Pass), and I've never been to any other Disney Park, I still completely agree with what you said about people comparing parks! (Especially if they've never been to all of them!). In my opinion, if it's Disney, it's all the best! :D

    Again, I'm so obsessed with your blog now. So glad I stumbled upon it! :D <3 <3

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