Friday, 7 July 2017

Disneyland Paris 2017 // Character Meet and Greets


I couldn't wait any longer! It's already been almost 10 weeks since I went on my wirlwind May trip to Disneyland Paris and 2 weeks since I completed posting my December 2016 trip series, so it was more than time to get these May 2017 posts under way. 
As I've had so much on lately, I thought the best photos to kick off with would be our character meet and greets. Oh, I should also probably say I went on this trip with my good friend Laura via coach (so much more on that later!), we arrived the evening of May 1st, slept the night and had the days of the 2nd and 3rd in the parks before leaving the night of the 3rd. Here is who we met in that short time.


As you can see, the very first meet of the trip was Minnie Mouse and I had an actual emotional breakdown. The photos are not in order of occurance and a particularly grusome cry-face photo from the photopass has been left out because, man..I seriously broke down. I've never been that bad with a character before but as I ran over for my hug and said, 'I am SO happy to see you Minnie!!' I just couldn't hold back the tears. I think it was combination of being back home and the fact I was so overwhelmed to have been so lucky to be there so soon again after my previous trip. Minnie handled the awkwardness really well though haha and at least she looks good in those photos ;)

Next we headed straight over to Chip and Dale after composing myself in the queue and had such a fun meet. I've never gotten character photos in this spot before (correction - I have, but it was at Christmas and the tree was behind us!) and having the castle in the background was just a dream. I don't totally hate how I look in those photos either which makes and change.

Before commencing with the rest of our day we then jumped into Pluto and Goofy's line, that I was pretty confused to see was super small. We had another fun meet - it usually is a good one with Pluto and Goofy - especially when one of the guys knocked off Laura's ears, that was pretty funny. I love getting to watch and photograph my friend/family during meets <3

The last meet of our first day was an 'accidental' one when we hopped on over to the Walt Disney Studios Park. I have like a Character-dar (like a radar thing haha) and spied Tigger and Eyore right away! It was pretty exciting as I haven't had a hug from those two since back in 2010 :O
Like our previous meet, there was no photopass and Laura can't work my camera so I only got one photos with them...thankfully I didn't blink eh ;)


Moving on to day 2, we decided we had to go back to Minnie for 3 reasons. 1. so I had photos with her, not crying. 2. As the day before Laura thought she'd 'give me my moment' (her words, not mine haha) with Minnie and we didn't get a photo together. And 3. To show her my bow that matched her dress! We went at the same time in the morning and it was an even better meet than the previous. She loved my bow and my blue glitter eyeliner and we had fun taking cute photos together. Then as we were leaving she ran after me going crazy as she'd spotted my Vans Minnie backpack and kept doing hearts with her hands. I told her that's nothing...you're all over my house haha.

The next meet happened to be my most underwhelming of the trip. It wasn't bad or anything, it just wasn't as special as the rest and I usually have a pretty good time with Donald. No matter. I was just happy to see him, especially in that extra smashing suit!

Lastly, and most importantly we went to Meet Mickey Mouse. Is it weird to say he's my best friend? Well he is, or at least after Baker and my parents he is and so I bet you can guess what happened! :P
Once we were in the room and behind the wall, next in line to go through I had a mini panic attack, fighting off tears. The attendant was the sweetest, most amazing girl around my age (or probably younger) from the UK too and when it was our turn she shouted to Mickey that I was such a huge fan and loved him so much. We had such a lovely interaction and he was extra kind to me that I'm tearing up just thinking about it. I'd said goodbye and went to leave, the photopass photographer scanning our card for us to go when Mickey pulled me back motioning to the photographer he wanted a photo of me kissing his nose. I am so beyond glad he did this for me as it's my favorite photo from the whole trip!!


And they were our meet and greets! I had originally hoped for more, but for the amount of other stuff we crammed into those two short days (my shortest ever visit to DLP and no where near long enough if you ask me) I have to be extremely greatful to have managed so many meets too. I loved every minute of them. See you real soon my Disney pals <3





10 comments:

  1. Awwww, this entire post is just absolutely adorable and I love it! The way the characters made you feel comfortable and comforted while you were feeling it was so lovely too. I would have been the same Danielle, it's just such a lovely moment and I know how much it means to you to see them so I love these photos and you look so cute in all of them too! - Tasha

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    1. Thanks so much! I am happier with these photos than the ones from December as I managed to drop a couple pounds but still, it's the characters that make them what they are :)
      If only we could get you along with Kerri and I on our next trip...!!

      xo

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  2. Ohh my heart!! Those photos of you with Minnie are precious! <3 Your hair colour is gorgeous by the way!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. Ah thank you so much!! I used to hate my hair colour and dyed it for yeaaarrs but have been leaving it my natural colour lately :)

      xo

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  3. How happy you look has me grinning from ear to ear :) I went to WDW in Florida when I was younger (5, 9 and 12 to be exact) I can remember meeting characters too and it's so hard to explain the emotions that overcome you. I think these are so gorgeous to look back on :) xoxox

    Rach | https://caninesandcosmetics.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah you are so kind, thank you! Oh such fun ages to visit! I love hearing of people going during the 'awkward years' like 11-16 where kids are usually embarrassed by everything ha.
      It's my favorite thing ever. I could spend my whole trips just doing that lol.

      xo

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  4. I love these pictures so much, the one of you getting emotional with Minnie is just about the most precious thing ever! Glad you got to meet so many of your faves! x

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    1. Thank you so much Kelly! Ah I was so embarrassed afterwards lol. It just came out and I couldn't stop it. I'll have to privately send you the really ugly cry face one the photopass photographer took. It's not even funny! ha

      xo

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  5. Wonderful photographs! :D I miss Disney so badly!

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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