Disneyland Paris September 2017 Photo Diary - Part 2

16 Sept 2017

If you've taken a look at my previous Disneyland Paris photo diary post, you'll know that I was there for a few days and had a butt ton of photos to show you all, so much so that I've had to make a bit of a series from it! The photos in this post are a bit of a mixture of the second and third day, and I've tried to get them into an order that makes a bit of sense, but hopefully you enjoy them nonetheless! As with the first post, I'll be quipping in every now and then to tell you what we got up to etc.

Again, the weather was pretty darn gloomy for the second and third days when we were there, which is a bit of a shame, but hey, it doesn't make the place any less magical! It was still pretty warm and there was only the slightest rain shower, so we got pretty lucky I'd say.
Despite seeing the castle every day, I was still in awe every time. It's just such an icon and so bloomin' pretty that we'd have to sacrifice a few minutes each day just for me to look at it/take pictures.
As daft as it may seem, one of my favourite things that we did was go in Alice's Curious Labyrinth. All you do is walk through the hedge maze at your own pace, which is lovely when the park is pretty crammed. It also means that you get to go into the Queen of Hearts' castle and take in the view. It's a definite must if you're ever in DLP!
After the disaster that was the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, we decided to try and ride it again. We checked the Disneyland app to see what the queuing time was like and seeing that there was only 5 minutes, we headed over to the ride. All was well and good, and we got on the ride with absolutely no problems at all. The little boat sailed and we managed to get down the first little drop, then we got to the second one. A boat had already stopped there, which I thought was a bit odd, and we bumped into the back of them. Things started to get really weird when another boat bumped into the back of us, then another into them, then another and another, until there was a queue of boats waiting to go down the drop. All the lights in the ride were turned on and the animatronics stopped moving. It was surreal! Then a wonderful man appeared to evacuate us, wearing his waterproof welly-trouser-suit. I'll let you into a secret though... backstage Disneyland is not very exciting. There's lots of bins and minimal princesses, but still, the experience of being evacuated from Pirates of the Caribbean was a thrill!
Just look at those clouds! But clouds aside, I absolutely love Main Street USA. It's such a cheerful part of the park and ideal if you're looking to spend a load of money. It's also home to Casey's Corner, which I read is a must-visit, but found it to be pretty overpriced! You'll have to look out for my post on what I ate in Disneyland to see my full thoughts on the place, but I'll say right now, your Disney experience won't be lacking if you don't go to Casey's.
We absolutely had to go into the Christmas shop inside the castle! I didn't really have much interest in buying anything, but it was such a joy to be surrounded by all things Christmas. Mind you, there were some glittery, rose gold, Mickey Mouse-head shaped baubles that were utterly stunning and I was so tempted to get one, but because J and I never get a Christmas tree, it'd be a bit pointless.
We absolutely had to go back to Frontierland and ride the Phantom Manor again, purely for the beginning with the stretchy room. If you've been to Disneyland, you'll know exactly what I mean! There was also a restaurant and a shop that we wanted to check out in this area too, both of which ended up being our firm favourites.
While we loved Phantom Manor, nothing compared to Buzz Lightyear's Laser Blast and we ended up riding that three times while we were there! Having the interactive and competitive elements makes the ride so much more fun and exciting than some of the others.
We couldn't not watch the fireworks again! The 25th anniversary ones are so special and while it's a bit strange to hear 'Let It Go' sang in French, I was still totally overwhelmed and ended up crying again. I'm a total softie! The Pirates of the Caribbean part is probably my favourite bit, closely followed by Nemo. We used the free shuttle bus service to get back to the hotel, which was pretty crammed, but we were back within 10 minutes and into our comfy bed.

Make sure you stay tuned for part 3 of this little series! The weather on our last day was absolutely lovely, so expect lots of blue sky.

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  1. ugh when i lived in paris we literally visited disney land every other weekend, so looking through other peoples photos always bring back so many happy memories!

    i could also never ever tire of looking at that disney castle, it's incredible isn't it! genuinely so magical ♥ (even as a 24 year old!!)

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    1. Oh wow, I love that you lived in Paris! That sounds so magical!

  2. Lovely post Olivia! I’ve never been to Disney world but find seeing the place through other people’s eyes interesting. I love the photo of Cinderella’s carriage too. Looks like you had a marvelous time!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thank you so much, Helen! I already want to go back ahaha x