Disneyland Paris, France

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On our euro travels this summer the Minx and I squeezed in a weekend in Paris that included the inevitable trip to Disneyland Paris – I mean, how can you resist?! It’s a short train trip from the centre of Paris (or if coming straight from London the Eurostar can take you all the way there) so there really are no excuses.

We had a great twelve-hour day and packed it all in: Minx drove a car in Autopia, we saved ourselves from evil Zurg on Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, took a boat underground through Pirates of the Caribbean, flew over London on Peter Pan’s Flight, spun around in Mad Hatter Teacups and rode the horses on the Carousel. We stopped for lunch at the Plaza Gardens Restaurant (serve yourself buffet with lots of choices) and a recharge.

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The parade in the Disneyland Park is just magical, the floats, the music, the singing – it really does feel as though there is magic everywhere and you are literally surrounded by a sea of smiling, laughing, happy faces.

Over in Walt Disney Studios Park we shrieked with delight on Slinky Dog’s Zigzag Spin, went Behind the Magic on the Studio Tram Tour, sped around on Cars Quatre Roues Rallye, flew on a magic carpet ride over Agrabah and loved and laughed on our joint favourite Ratatouille: The Adventure.

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We ate at Bistrot Chez Rémy in the Studios Park after the Ratatouille ride, which is right next door (be sure to make a reservation) and makes you feel as though you are actually in the movie with all the interiors giant size – our table was a giant lid from a mustard jar and our seats the casing from champagne corks – brilliant design and very easy with a couple of set menu’s to choose from that speeds up your dining experience (especially when you have young children or are just VERY hungry!).

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Before leaving we dashed back to the Disneyland Park to see the final Frozen sing-along show in Frontierland, which is part of the Frozen Summer Fun Festival. The famous sisters, Anna & Elsa along with their faithful companions, Kristoff and Olaf took to the stage and brought all of those favourite songs to life.

www.disneylandparis.co.uk

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