Finally! It is almost time to go home again
ok... I have to wait 79 nights, but I could not wait to tell you all about this trip! I am so excited. So I decided to do a Pre-trip report.
Sorry if there are any mistakes in spelling or grammar. I am Dutch, so English is not my first language. Who are going?
My mother (49) and me (27). We are both big Disney fans. My parents took me to Disneyland Paris for the first time when I was 3 years old, and we have been on a lot of family trips since then. My parents split up when I was 9 and the Disney trips werenít that often anymore. I grew up and started to go on my own, with friends or with my fiancť. My last trip with my mum was more than 6 years ago! 20160420_121708
by Eliza de Vetten
, on Flickr
me and mom on our first trip (1993)
by Eliza de Vetten
, on Flickrme and mom on our last trip (2012)
When and where?
We are going for my mumís birthday. It is my birthday present for her. We are going form 2 till 4 December, traveling by train (thalys).
We are both so excited to see Christmas at Disneyland Paris again. The last time was in 1999 and there was a big storm so we had to leave early (they even closed the parks and the Christmas tree felt down!).
The trip isnít a surprise. I wanted to be sure my mother wanted to go and felt she could manage the long park dayís because of her health issues. But of course there will be some surprises along the way. We are staying in sequoia lodge in a Montana room. My mother thinks we are staying in the Cheyenne. We have half board (I got it free with the booking, mum knows about that). But I upgraded breakfast to included breakfast in park for our last morning. So that will be a big surprise. Did anyone had any experience with the breakfast? Is it ok to go there with only adults? How is the food? Some more questions about food
I am planning to go to chez Remy for a late lunch on our second day, and to have a buffet (I am thinking about hunters grill) after the Christmas fireworks on our first day. Since we want to see the fireworks first and they are at 8, we will be arriving at the restaurant around 9. I am a bit afraid that the buffet is empty by the time we get there and wonít be refilled because it is already late (the closing time is 10:30) Does anybody has experience with eating at a buffet at that time? How much time should I calculate for walking form the studios to hunters grill after the fireworks? To conclude
I am planning to write a day by day trip report when we are back. We will be doing all the shows and parades and most of the attractions. My mother is not a big thrill fan, pirates is the scariest thing she will do. So we will be doing the tame attractions and I hope to sneak in a ride on rock n roller coaster as a little treat to me (so gutted they are going to change it to iron man. I am not a marvel fan at al). But most at all I hope to have a great time and remember al the times I went together when I was growing up. My mum deserves to feel the same happiness and love I felt all the times she took me to disney. I hope this will be on of her best trips in our lives.
If you are still here reading? Wow thanks. That was a lot of text to read trough.