Friday, 28 October 2016

Things I Will Never Do at Disneyland Paris


As much as I love Disneyland Paris and try to fit in as much as possible during each holiday, there are still things that are not for me and I will never, ever do! Some people may be scared of heights, others not like counter service fast food. I have a compiled a small list of things that I'll most likely never do at DLP!


Ride Space Mountain
Nope. Just nope. Fast, dark, dangerous. Nope. I don't do rollercoaster, thrill ride type of deals. That goes for the Rock N Roller Coaster and Indiana Jones too.

Taste a Casey's Hot Dog
I don't eat meat! Even before I didn't eat meat I had never had a hot dog. I don't care if it's a staple Disney treat or not, hot dogs seem/look gross!

Go in the Princess Pavilion
I'm not a one for meeting face characters, but particularly Princesses. It just makes me feel extra awkward, stressed and even more inadequate in the looks department when I see the photos.

Stay Offsite
With only getting to go to Disneyland once in a blue moon I like the magic to stay alive as long as possible, so that means after a day in the park getting to return to a Disney hotel is brilliant. I have done quotes on many of the partner hotels and have been shocked at the prices when people insist that they are much cheaper and 'more reasonable' which I disagree with fully. You just have to know how and when to book to get the best for your buck with the Dis-hotels.


Have a 'Glowtini'
I don't drink. I don't understand why alcohol needs to exist at all but especially at Disney parks. (See this post for extra ranting on the subject).

Eat at Auberge de Cendrillon
See the Princess point above and add in an extremely fussy, meat free, eater and you can see why eating here would be a huge waste of money and not fun at all for me.

Take a 'Selfie'
Hate the word, hate the action. I don't think I have taken a photo of myself without the use of a tripod and timer on the DSLR since I was like maybe 13/14 haha. It's such a weird practice (that I know is very normal and popular so I mean no offence) and I can't imagine how people can do it in public without being completely mortified haha.



That's it! For now at least...if there comes a time that Star Wars takes over even more than it already has, you can add whatever attraction that is to the list. I know there is already going to be some 'Season of the Force' taking over for a couple months next year and I am so glad I won't be there haha. As I've said in previous posts, I have nothing against Star Wars - I'm just not a fan. But I also think that with it not being originally Disney (Lucasfilm was only bought out in 2012) and it being such a huge fandom on it's own, it seems weird for it to take over Disneyland instead of just having it's own park somewhere.
Annnddd, that was an unnecessary, un-predicted tangent. On that note...what is one thing that you would never do at Disneyland Paris?!




10 comments:

  1. Haha - when I went to DLP (many years ago) Space Mountain had been closed for repairs when we arrived. Other people in the queue had given up and wandered off but I was really keen to ride it and eventually they told my uncle and I that we could go on. We were one of the first people to ride Space Mountain after repairs. Looking back on that now, I don't know how I had the nerves to do that - I certainly couldn't now! Haha. I totally agree that, were I to go to DLP now, I would not stay offsite. It must be so magical to stay in one of the Disney hotels, and if you're going to do, do it right, I say! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Oh gosh, you are brave haha!!
      The thing is with Disney hotels, it isn't even that expensive. We're probably paying the same for 5 days (with all out food and 2 other special things booked) that most people would pay for a 7 day holiday in Spain or something. My Disney trips are my holidays, I don't go away on a yearly sunny beach holiday or any other trips abroad so it's more than worth making the most of it.

      xo

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  2. Ohh but Space Mountain is so much fun!! haha I totally get it though. Although Space Mountain is pretty well all dark so it kind of makes it a little better not being able to see whats coming up! Also, hot dogs + amusement rides just sounds like disaster anyway! Ew.

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. It's the dark that I don't like haha and the speed! Heights etc don't bother me at all.
      Imagine a hot dog then a ride on Space Mountain, I'm sure that could make a mess...ah!!

      xo

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  3. I LOVE this post! I've not been to Disneyland Paris but have been lucky enough to go to Disney World in Florida with my family, I have a lot of 'would-not-do's' haha! I'm the opposite with roller coasters though, they're my fave part of the parks tbh! Not that Disney really seems to have many mega thrilling roller coasters, at least not for me ;P

    Also don't eat meat so sometimes it's kinda hard to find food at Disney, the second time it was better 'cos I'd researched and figured out where had vegan options.

    I'm also not one for meeting any of the characters, not even the fully costumed ones! I personally don't see the point of queuing up!

    I had no idea Disney did alcohol anywhere?! Not gonna lie... I would probs try a Glowtini hehe. And I know what you mean feeling awkward about taking selfies, I take them with my boyfriend now, I don't have a tripod or anything so it's the only way to get a photo of us together sometimes!

    Honestly, I kind of hate the Magic Kingdom. It stresses me the fuck out, so so much. Too many people and children! I'm such a grinch :P I looove Disney's Epcot in Florida though, man, I could eat my way round that whole park!

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    1. There'd be a lot more I couldn't/wouldn't do in WDW haha! From what I've seen WDW seems to be very accommodation for vegans these days too, DLP not so much but that's France for you.

      The queues at DLP are rarely long. I've never waited more than 30 minutes to meet anyone and even then that's a while but some of them have made my holiday and been the best memories, plus I'm a Disney fan, I understand people not 100% Disney mad who go just for the 'theme park' aspect, not so much the Disney side.

      Loads of people say that but it's all over. In the hotels mostly at DLP but in WDW people do the 'drinking around the world' at World Showcase where they have an alcoholic drink at each country.

      I think the American parks are all just too big and too busy for me. We always book off peak at DLP so it quieter as I can't do crowds.

      xo

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  4. I have to agree on the hot dog front! The only hot dogs I eat now are either veggie or vegan (I'm flexible between veggie and vegan options) and now I can never go back to normal hot dogs as they taste horrible to me. I much prefer the veggie version! I do like the sound of Space Mountain as it reminds me of the Black Hole that used to be at Alton Towers before they closed the attraction, but I definitely get the phobia of rides that are too high, I'm not good with heights! I'd love to stay on site too if I ever visited, you're right, it keeps the magic alive. - Tasha

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    1. It's just the whole look of them in general, meat free or not haha. Yuck! It's like rubber.

      I love heights! I just don't like the dark and/or speeding and loops etc.

      xo

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  5. A bunch of these I wouldn't do either - I'm too much of a wimp for roller coasters and would always choose to stay on site I'm sure!
    Also not much of a selfie-taker - I think we are quiet rare!

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    1. Yay for being wimps haha. I'm just a little bit of a safety freak :P
      Oh really?! Yes! Very rare!

      xo

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