Last week I visited L’Aisne, France & I thought it’d be fun to share a few snaps from each milestone on our trip – starting with a couple of nights we spent in Disneyland Paris on the drive down.
I first visited Disney when I was 6 years old – but that was DisneyWorld, Florida. I’d gotten myself so excited that I believed when I got off the plane, I’d be there in the park. Words can’t describe the magic of the first time you clap eyes on Cinderella’s castle, and that magic has stayed with me since then.
Main Street, the entrance to the park.
The one thing I can never properly remember from my youth is the firework display. Fireworks used to really scare me, so I never really paid attention to the Disney ones when I was smaller.
This time, though, the park closing was celebrated with the “Disney Dreams” show, projected onto the castle. It was breathtaking and, to be honest, I was so amazed I didn’t take any photos.
I did pap one of the castle before the show, though.
All I can say is Google It.
We stayed in The Magic Circus Hotel, which is on the Disney Park Hotels complex along with about 5 others.
It was really lovely, and despite my expectations, wasn’t as jam packed with Kids as I imagined.
As you can see from the photo of the foyer, it was vintage circus themed, and had tons of cool memorabilia, including old posters, costumes and these 3 crazy wire horse sculptures.
Our room was beautiful, and had a delicious view of the lake & grounds of the hotel too.
It was a little pricey (8 Euro for a small glass of wine) but for a couple of nights, it was manageable.
Coming back to the room to gaze on the expanse of countryside was relaxing enough to shake off the buzz of a day enjoying that famous Disney magic.
So, the start of our holiday was nuts – a day enjoying the most magical place in Europe. The only downside was that Pirates of the Caribbean was closed for refurbishment, which was a shame since its one of my favourites.
The Tower of Terror, however, remained open – and as terrifying as ever.