Welcome to Disneyland, the most magical place on earth! I had been waiting for this day all of my life and it was finally here.
Here is a little recap of our time spent in the magical world of Disney.
As it was Christmas the hotel and the park was completely draped in everything Christmas. I was completely in my element, I felt like I had been taken back in time and I was a kid again. This place was like a dream come true, I wish every kid could experience Disneyland as it is so magical.
As we stayed in a Disney hotel we got an extra hour of magic in the morning before the park opens. But don’t be fooled as there is obviously a lot of people staying at the Disneyland hotels so you do have to queue for a little to get in the park. The perk though is there is no where near as many people for the first hour.
Every morning it was a brisk -1 degrees, as soon as we stepped out our two layers of socks felt soaking wet but we tried to not let that dampen our spirit so we would head straight for the rides. You are completely immersed when you are on the ride, it makes you feel like you are in the movie itself, it all just brings it back to the fact that it is so magical. The Haunted House was my favourite ride in Disneyland, it was so detailed and as the name says you really do feel like you are in a haunted house.
You also have the Walt Disney Studio Park next door to Disneyland where it was more of a Movie World style vibe. I could not tell you which ride was my favourite as I have to admit this park was more of a ride oriented park and I feel it had more thrills, I absolutely loved it. I am glad that both parks have a different vibe as I feel each day felt different and not as though you are repeating the day before.
Now for our accomodation, we paid $1700.00 for three nights which came with a dinner voucher for the three nights that we stayed to go to any restaurant of our choosing. A lot of people told us how expensive this was but at the end of the day it is an experience and I felt like it took a lot of stress out of this part of our holiday as it was so close to the parks and we could go out shopping in the Disney Village. The next time we go to Disneyland which will most likely be in America, I’ll defiantly be staying at the Disney accomodation as it really was worth every dollar spent.
The one down side about these parks is as they are so busy at lunch it is impossible to get something to eat, the queues were huge so I found that we had to book a table at the restaurants a couple of days in advance as well as dinners. I am glad we went in the low season, even though it is Christmas there wasn’t as many crowds as there would be in Summer when it is warmer.
The most magical part of our time was the fireworks at the end of the day near the castle, they play like a twenty minute Christmas themed movie of all the different Disney films that really tug on your heart strings, it was absolutely incredible.
I feel incredibly lucky to have had the chance to spend 3 nights here and it was defiantly a highlight but at the end of it I was ready to move onto London and I could not wait to stay in one place for one week and really delve into a city.
If your looking at heading to Disneyland, check out their website.
Goodbye Disneyland, I hope we meet again,
Next stop London…