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Visiting Disneyland Paris After July 21st 2021

21 July 2021

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Travel is so uncertain at the moment. There is so much information to read and rules to follow. I'm sure this won't put most people off but if you have a trip to Disneyland Paris booked or looking to book one this Summer then there are new guidelines to follow after July 21st 2021. The France government have confirmed that everyone who enters Disneyland Paris after this date must have a health pass. 

disneyland paris castle


What Is A Health Pass?
A Health Pass must be presented in either digital or paper form confirming one of the following...

- You are fully vaccinated
- You can confirm a negative PCR result within the last 48 hours
- You have had COVID-19 and the result of a positive RT-PCR or Antigen test confirms you had Covid and that a period of time of at least 11 days and less than 6 months has passed since the test result was obtained (considered as a recovery certificate).

If you are fully vaccinated I would recommend downloading the NHS app which once registered will update your Covid Passport.

Who Needs To Show A Health Pass?
Every adult over the age of 18 will need to show their health pass. This will change after the 30th August when everyone over the age of 12 will be required to show a valid health pass before entry is permitted.

I assume this means that the focus will shift over the next 6 weeks to ensure all those 12 and over will be offered a vaccine. 

Keeping Your Health Pass Up To Date If Staying Longer Than 48hrs.
If you are not fully vaccinated you will need to prove a negative PCR to gain entry in to the resort. A negative result is only valid for 48hrs so if your stay is longer then you will need to retake a PCR test. 

disney village at Disneyland Paris


Where Can I Get A PCR Test At Disneyland Paris?
A testing centre is in operation within the Disney Village and is open 8am-8pm.

What List Is France On?
France is currently on the Amber list for those returning to the UK. However the Amber rules for France are different. You must quarantine for 10 days after you arrive back to the UK either in your home or other accommodation. 

little boy meeting Buzz Lightyear


Safety Measures Within Disneyland Paris
The rules for wearing face masks are unchanged in France. Face masks are to be worn by all guests aged 6 and over. They must be worn at all times except when eating. 

Downloading the official Disneyland Paris mobile app is a must for your stay. Guests will need to reserve a Standby Pass via the app in order to be able to join the queue for some of the most popular attractions during a specific allocated time slot.​ This will be available during certain times of the day. This will be to ensure waiting lines do not get overcrowded. 

Clear ground markings are in place within the waiting lines at all of attractions within the park to help maintain the correct social distancing. Please do remember that social distancing is still in force in France. 

Hand sanitisers are available at the entrance and exit of each attraction. 

Children's playgrounds and traditional meet and greets are temporarily unavailable. There will be chances to capture photo memories with some of your favourite Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel characters using the designated selfie spots. Unfortunately close interactions including hugs are suspended. I am sure Disney have done their best to try and make the experience as magical as possible. 

disney ears in at hollywood studios


Unfortunately things can change at a moments notice with regards to travel and safety measures so it is important to make sure that before you travel you check the government website for up to date information as well as Disneyland Paris

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Black Widow Movie Review And Where It Fits In The Marvel Timeline

14 July 2021

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Disclosure - We already have a Disney+ account through a previous collaboration. Our account has since been upgraded to include Premier Access to watch Black Widow. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own unless stated. This post contains affiliate links. 

Wednesday 7th July saw the release of the new Marvel movie Black Widow. It was then available to watch on Disney+ via Premier Access from the 9th July 2021. Usually we would head to the cinema with a bucket full of popcorn to watch new releases however since all the recent restrictions we would much rather create a cinema movie night at home

Black Widow Movie Poster
We have been waiting for Black Widow to be released for a long time now as we are huge Marvel fans and Black Widow is such an interesting character, we couldn't wait to learn more about where she came from and how she actually became an Avenger.

I don't really like writing movie reviews as I would hate to spoil it for someone who hasn't watched the movie yet however there are a few things I wanted to share so thought I would write them for the Marvel fans out there. 

Firstly the movie wasn't what I expected. For some reason I thought this movie was set in Natasha's past and we would be able to see her growing up and learn how and why she is who she is. The movie does touch on this and we do learn about her past however the whole movie is set right after Captain America - Civil War finishes. If you do like to watch the Marvel movies in chronological order then you would fit Black Widow in-between Civil War and Doctor Strange.

So whilst we did find out more about Natasha's past and some of her upbringing it is actually set when she is already an Avenger and on the run. 

As a stand alone movie I really enjoyed it. It was action packed and everything you would expect from a Marvel Movie. 

There are no guest appearances from any of the Avengers or other Marvel Characters. There are references to Captain America and Clint Barton however no cameos unfortunately. 

The storyline ends where Black Widow heads off to try and rebuild the relationships that are broken after Civil War. The movies finishes with a cliff-hanger that makes us assume that it will continue to play out in the new upcoming Marvel mini series Hawkeye. 

Black Widow Movie Poster


If you are a Marvel fan you won't be disappointed. If you do want to watch in the comfort of your own home then you can watch through Disney+ Premier Access which costs £19.99 on top of your monthly subscription. The movie is then yours to watch over and over. 

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Disney Magic At Sea Staycation Cruise - What To Expect.

10 May 2021

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A trip to Disneyland Paris or Walt Disney World may not be possible for us this year but we are still going to enjoy some Disney magic on the Disney Magic at Sea Staycation Cruise this Summer. Disney have created a cruise that allows you to enjoy all the magic of Disney whilst staying in the UK. 

woman holding a piece of paper

Having never been on a Disney Cruise before or any cruise to be precise I will make sure that I gather as much information, tips and anything else that will help us make the most of our stay on board.  The Disney Magic At Sea Staycation Cruise has lots to offer and this is what I have learnt so far and I will keep updating as I learn more.

    WHERE AND WHEN?

    The Disney Magic At Sea Staycation cruise is a brand new experience that is available to UK residents giving them the chance to enjoy Disney fun and magic close to home. The cruise is departing from Liverpool, Southhampton, London Tilbury and Newcastle on selected dates this Summer for 2, 3 or 4 nights. 

    Disney Magic Cruise Ship


    THE SHIP

    The cruise ship is called the Disney Magic and it debuted on the sea in 1998. It boasts 11 decks with a nostalgic art deco decor. Continued refurbishments have kept the ship up to date and a refreshed feel. 

    Disney Magic Cruise Ship StateRoom


    STATEROOMS

    There are 4 categories of staterooms to choose from aboard the Disney Magic, inside, oceanview, verandah and concierge. Which room you choose will depend on your family size and budget.

    Inside 
    Offers more space than you would find in same-class rooms on most other cruise ships, Disney Magic “Standard” is superior.
    The stateroom sleeps 3 or 4 people
    It has a sq.ft size of 184
    The inside room offers a queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4)
    There is no exterior view

    Oceanview
    Offers the same square footage as a Deluxe Inside Stateroom plus the added bonus of a porthole for ocean views.
    The oceanview stateroom sleeps 3 to 4
    It has a sq.ft size of 214
    The oceanview room offers a queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4)
    There is one large porthole window or 2 small porthole windows (in Category 9D staterooms)

    Verandah
    The perfect home away from home, this room type offers generous square footage and a private place to admire the view.
    The verandah stateroom sleeps 3 to 4
    It has an approx sq.ft of 268 including verandah
    The verandah room offers queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4)
    You will have a private verandah guaranteed.

    Concierge
    Whilst on board why not enjoy a superior level of comfort.
    The concierge stateroom sleeps 5
    It has an approx sq.ft of 304 including verandah
    the concierge room offers a queen bed, single sleeper sofa, upper berth pull-down bed and wall pull-down bed
    You will have a private verandah guaranteed. 

    Within each of the categories there are options to upgrade the room including deluxe and family. Each room comes with a category and a deck number. These categories can determine whereabouts you are on the ship. 

    ON BOARD

    Disney Magic At Sea is filled with entertainment, water fun, live shows and of course characters. You will enjoy a full and fun packed itinerary from the moment you step on board. 

    Walt Disney Theatre


    Entertainment
    Enjoy a pre-show Celebration at Sea with Mickey & Friends. The all new, high energy musical celebration includes our favourite Disney friends Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald. 

    Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic takes us on a journey following the touching story about the power of dreams. A young girl named Anne Marie is struggling to find it in her heart to believe. The live stage show features a dazzling procession of characters and songs from some all-time Disney classics including Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Cinderella and Aladdin.

    Characters
    You can be sure that there will be many Disney Characters popping up for surprise appearances throughout the ship. 

    Head to the Atrium to wave to your favourite Disney Princesses as they enjoy a Princess Promenade from the Atrium balcony as they enter Lumiere’s for dinner. This beautiful dining experience also features live music by an extraordinary pianist, playing classic arrangements from the Disney Songbook.

    Be sure to snap a selfie withWoody and Jessie two of my favourite Toy Story characters. Sarge and the Green Army Patrol will also host a fun new game show around the ship in search of the elusive blue crayon.

    Frozen and Heroes
    Avengers Assemble for an extravaganza including Marvels finest Iron Man, Spider Man and Black Panther.  The Marvel themed entertainment will help you unleash your inner hero. 

    Frozen songs, dancing, ice magic and more in a Frozen show featuring Anna, Elsa and Kristoff—along with virtual visits from Sven, Olaf and the trolls.

    Disney Aqua Fun


    Aqua Fun
    The AquaDunk, AquaLab and Goofy's pool will keep you busy and wet whilst on board. 

    To experience the AquaDunk you will need to climb to the ship’s highest point, then plunge 3 stories on the body slide. This is perfect for thrill seekers as the floor will drop from beneath you, dropping you in to the side.

    You will have a splashing good time at the AquaLab. The water playground is a family favourite. 

    Goofy’s Pool area is perfect for guests of all ages. It is a family pool area which consists of a   main pool and 2 whirlpool spas.

    Rest and Relax
    Catch a Disney movie from the comfort of a state-of-the-art Buena Vista Theatre.

    Enjoy family-friendly entertainment at the D Lounge including karaoke, game shows and much more. 

    Kids Club
    There are 3 kids clubs on board, Oceaneer, Edge and Vibe. 

    Disney’s Oceaneer Club is the ideal place for kids to not just play but to learn too through imaginatively themed games and activities.

    Edge is for the tweens onboard and allows them to have their own place to hang out and  participate in a variety of activities. Edge is filled with high-tech entertainment, computers and video games.

    Vibe offers an exclusive place for teens to hang out, listen to music, watch TV and play games. 

    ADULTS ONLY

    Head to Quiet Cove which is exclusively for adults. Quiet Cove offers a main pool and nearby whirlpool spas allowing guests 18 years of age and older to relax, recharge and soak up the sun.

    Cove Café is an adults only lounge. It's the perfect space to sit back and relax. Take time out for specialty drinks, coffee and tea throughout the day. (extra charge applies)

    If you are looking for an adult only intimate restaurant then head to Palo's. Take in stunning sea views as you browse the Italian menu.

    Live music and cocktails under the stars with beautiful sea views are available at Signals or watch live sports at O’Gills Pub.

    Lumieres Restaurant


    DINING

    Disney Magic At Sea offers three main dining restaurants on board. Lumiere's, Rapunzel's Royal Table and Animators Palate. Disney offers Rotational dining which means you will be allocated a different restaurant each night of your stay on board. 2 night cruises will not be able to eat in all three restaurants. 

    Allocation of your dining restaurants will be given to you on arrival.

    Lumiere’s offers an enchanting meal in this beautiful restaurant named after the candelabra from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. At Lumiere's you can enjoy live music during dinner.

    Rapunzel’s Royal Table is a truly enchanted dining experience filled with food, music and fun. Lots of lively entertainment to enjoy including appearances from the merry ruffians, Flynn Rider and Princess Rapunzel herself.

    Animator’s Palate allows you to enjoy the magic of Disney animation with a unique dinner show experience starring Disney characters. You will follow the journey through decades of Disney and Pixar animation.

    Snacks and Quick Bites
    There are a number of snacks and quick bites options on board too.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 24 hour room service are included in the price of the cruise. 

    Disney Magic at sea


    ANYTHING ELSE?

    As this is a Disney Cruise you expect lots of magic on board and as this cruise is new and unique I assume there may be a few surprises too.

    Keep an eye on our blog for our Disney Magic At Sea Staycation Cruise - Know Before You Go post coming soon.

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    Have Parental Control With Star On Disney+ | AD

    25 February 2021

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    Disclosure - This post is in collaboration with Disney+ however we are subscribers of the service already so any thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own.

    We have been subscribers to Disney+ since it was DisneyLife and have watched it grow over the years to include Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic and The Simpsons. Just when we thought it couldn't get any bigger, Disney+ also now includes Star and also new easy to use parental controls.

    Boys watching TV


    What Is Disney+
    Disney+ is the streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Disney+ brings you exclusive originals with new feature films, shows, short-form content, including the world's first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian - streaming only on Disney+. You can also watch the new Marvel mini series WandaVision. 

    As a Disney+ subscriber you have unlimited access to thousands of the Disney movies and shows that are completely advert free offering you a high-quality viewing experience with unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices.

    What's New?
    As mentioned Star on Disney+ was launched on 23rd February alongside a new feature for parental controls. 

    Parental Controls on Disney+


    Parental Controls
    Disney+ offers robust parental controls to ensure that Disney+ remains a suitable viewing experience for everyone in the family. We have three adults at home and little J who will be turning 8 soon so I was eager to find out how subscribers can set access limits on mature content and also create PIN-protected profiles to give us parents and guardians peace of mind.

    Easy To Use
    When opening Disney+ for the first time after the launch of Star on Disney+, subscribers will be asked
    if they want to opt in to access mature content. This will change the content rating on their profile from 14+ to 18+. Opting in as an 18+ subscriber will give you the full content catalogue available within Star on Disney+. If you choose 'Not Now' your content will set to a rating of 14+, which gives you limited access to the Star catalogue on Disney+. 

    Once you decide to make the change and have full access to the Star catalogue on Disney+ you enter your password to confirm the change.
     
    As I said earlier we are a household of 3 adults and 1 child and as every household is different Disney+ allows you to create up to seven profiles per account. This allows each profile to have a viewing experience tailored to their age. 

    When you click on the main account avatar there is an option to edit profiles. You can click on each profile to edit the content rating for each member of your family. 

    It was really easy to turn on parental controls, however this could not be done on our TV we had to do it from a mobile device or desktop. If you do need any help setting up the parental controls there is a short 1 minute video 

    Parental Controls on Disney+


    The content rating options are 0+, 6+, 9+, 12+, 14+, 16+ and 18+. Content ratings provide guidance for parents and children on all TV series and movies. Each TV series and movie on Disney+ has been given a specific rating to offer a recommendation on its suitability. 

    I thought it would be a good idea to give an example of movies and series for each content rating.

    0+ Disney Junior series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Sound oO Music
    6+ Disney Pixar movie - Soul
    9+ Disney Tim Burton movie Alice in Wonderland, We Bought A Zoo
    12+ Marvel Series WandaVision
    14+ Star on Disney+ original Big Sky
    16+ Comedy movie Borat
    18+ Drama Crime Series Sons of Anarchy

    Kids Profiles
    Kids profiles are also an option that can be selected on Disney+. These profiles are specifically designed to be used by a younger audience and feature a unique design and user experience. All content available in this profile has a content rating of 7 and below, and will not include any content that features a content advisory warning.

    Kid Proof Exit
    If your child decides to click to exit their kids profile the kids proof exit feature makes it harder to leave a kids profile with the addition of an exit question. This feature can be found under a new Parental Controls menu, within Settings and account verification will be required to turn this feature on.

    Profile Pin
    An extra feature to provide parents with peace of mind that their child will not access mature content now available with Star on Disney+ is a profile pin. Account holders can secure profiles set to an 18+ content rating with a profile pin. 

    After we had set up our Star on Disney+ access to 18+ it did ask us if we wanted to create a profile pin then however account holders can set a pin at any time under profile settings.

    Star tile on Disney+


    Star On Disney+
    Now that you have set up your parental controls you can explore the whole new world of entertainment. Star is now fully integrated in to Disney+ and offers over 75 TV series, 280 movies and four Star Originals plus new content will be uploaded every week too.

    Star has its own tile on the Disney+ home page. When you click it, it will bring up a choice of movies and series based on genre, featured or our favourite bingeable series

    TV Series
    When I saw the list of TV series that will be available my eye instantly went to Grey's Anatomy. Grey's is a favourite of mine and I know how popular the show is so I think this will be a very popular choice with the first 15 full series available to watch. 

    John is looking forward to X Files. He has been wanting to binge watch the series for years but never got round to it so that will definitely be on our 'to watch' list. 

    Grey's Anatomy and X Files are just 2 of over 75 series available including Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Modern Family, Glee and How I Met Your Mother to name a few. 

    Movies
    280 new movies are available to with Star on Disney+ so you will never be stuck for something to watch. I have checked the whole list and there are so many to look forward to including Pretty Woman, Shallow Hal, Moulin Rogue, The Devil Wears Prada, Die Hard 2 and 275 more!

    Originals
    One of my favourite features of Disney+ is the originals available. Originals are exclusive to Disney+ and I am pleased to say that Star has an initial four originals of their own. 

    Crime thriller Big Sky
    Love, Simon spin-off series Love,Victor 
    Adult animated sitcom Solar Opposites
    Drama series Helstrom

    How Much Does Star On Disney+ Cost?
    Star on Disney+ is included in your Disney+ subscription. If you are already a subscriber, the Star on Disney+ content will be available from 23rd February 2021. 

    If you do not subscribe to Disney+, UK customers can subscribe for £7.99 per month, or £79.90 annually (annual price available at most retailers). 

    Full details on how to subscribe will be available on Disneyplus.com. Current prices for existing subscribers (prior to 23 February) will be honoured for six months, with the price change taking effect on the monthly or annual renewal date following 23rd August 2021.

    Disney+ is a service that offers so much entertainment in our home and the addition of Star on Disney+ has given us a whole new range of entertainment to enjoy.

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    How To Watch Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

    13 January 2021

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    marvel poster

    Disclosure - this post has been updated and republished. It also contains affiliate links.

    I can't believe it's two years ago since we binge watched all the Marvel movies in just 3 weeks. Neither of us have ever wanted to watch the Marvel movies before but the world had gone Marvel crazy and everyone we knew was heading to the cinema to watch Avengers - The End Game. 

    Captain Marvel running

    As we had never watched any we decided to look up all the Marvel movies and then we decided to watch them in chronological order rather than release order. Watching the movies and storylines in this order made more sense. 

    Once we had our list we headed to Amazon Prime Video to begin. We had just over three weeks before End Game finished on the cinema to watch all 21 movies and we did it. 21 movies in 21 days. 

    If you are thinking of watching the Marvel movies then here is the list in chronological order.

    Captain America - The First Avenger
    Set in 1943-1945

    Captain Marvel
    Set in 1995

    Iron Man
    Set in 2010

    Iron Man 2 
    Set in 2011

    The Incredible Hulk 
    Also set in 2011

    Thor
    Also set in 2011

    Avengers Assemble
    Set in 2012

    Iron Man 3
    Set in 2012

    Thor - The Dark World 
    Set in 2013

    Captain America - The Winter Soldier
    Set in 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Also set in 2014

    Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
    Also set in 2014

    Avengers - Age of Ultron
    Set in 2015

    Ant Man
    Also set in 2015

    Captain America - Civil War
    Set in 2016

    Spiderman - Homecoming
    Also set in 2016

    Doctor Strange 
    Also set in 2016/2017

    Black Panther 
    Set in 2017

    Thor - Ragnarok
    Also set in 2017

    Ant Man and The Wasp
    Also set in 2017

    Avengers - Infinity War
    Also set in 2017

    Avengers - Endgame 
    Set in 2019

    Spiderman - Far From Home
    Set in 2019

    iron man in Disneyland Paris
    Now we have Disney Plus I am thinking about starting them all again. I think now is a good time as the new Marvel mini series WandaVision starts on the 15th so its a good excuse to have a recap. 

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    Disneyland Paris At Christmas - Ten Things I Missed in 2020

    26 November 2020

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    Yesterday Disneyland Paris announced they are to remain closed until February. When I read Disney's announcement of the closure it brought tears to my eyes as this time of year is usually when we head to Paris for a Disney break and it's sad that this year we can't. Disneyland Paris at Christmas time has become a little bit of a tradition and I then got more upset thinking of all the things I will miss because we are unable to go. 

    Disneyland Paris at Christmas Time


    Watching Big and Little J's face when we tell them we are going to Disney that night
    John and I are very good at keeping secrets and we manage to make it right up till before the journey to the airport before we tell the boys we are going. We usually get an early evening flight so we always have the suitcases packed and in the car, pick them up from school for a quick change of clothes and head to the airport. Their faces are priceless even though we usually go every year they never know when so are always surprised. 

    Arriving At The Hotel
    Again we usually keep the hotel a secret until we are almost there. We have stayed in all the hotels over the years except for Cheyenne and I love watching them guess which one we are staying in based on little clues we give them. I love walking through the hotel doors knowing we all wake up in Disney the next day.

    Disneyland Paris at Christmas Time

    Disneyland Paris at Christmas Time


    Walking down Main Street from the Christmas tree to the Castle. 
    The Tree and Castle take my breath away every year. Seeing the tree as you enter the Disneyland Park never gets old, it's my favourite. I love walking down Main Street with the castle in the distance, Christmas decorations all around and the Christmas songs playing. It's just the best feeling ever. 

    Disneyland Paris at Christmas Time

    Disneyland Paris at Christmas Time


    Planning Our Days
    Christmas time at Disneyland Paris is fairly quiet compared to other times of the year so we usually head there for 3 full days and that is more than enough time to do everything we want to. I don't usually plan the days beforehand however we usually spend a day in each park and then do half a day in each park on the last day. I love watching little J as he gets out the park maps and starts planning where we are heading to first and what rides to go on. 

    Our Little Thrillseeker
    Although he is only seven little J has been riding some of the bigger rides in theme parks for a few years now as he is very tall for his age so is over the minimum height required. Every year he chooses a new ride and is more than happy to push himself out of his comfort zone. Although a family ride his first thrill coaster at Disneyland Paris was Big Thunder Mountain, then he moved on to Crushes Coaster and last year it was RC. I think this year he would have chose Indiana Jones Coaster or Tower of Terror. Maybe if we get to go next year he will choose both. 

    big thunder mountain at night time


    Big Thunder Mountain In The Dark
    This has been one of our favourite things to do at Disneyland Paris for as long as I can remember. There comes a time in the late evening where Frontierland goes completely quiet. Big Thunder has almost no queue so we keep going round and round riding again and again and it's just one of those small things that we do and it makes us happy.

    frozen show at Disneyland Paris


    Meeting the Characters in their Christmas clothes
    Like all the other seasons the Characters dress in their best for the Christmas season and we love meeting Christmas Winnie, Christmas Stitch and a personal favourite Christmas Jack Skellington. Again the queues are always pretty quiet so we never have a problem meeting them and I find they spend lots of time with the boys than they do at other times in the year. 

    disneyland paris christmas parade


    Choosing A Christmas Decoration
    Our Christmas tree is filled with Disneyland Paris decorations that we have bought over the years. Some have the year on, others don't. It will be really sad not adding a Disneyland Paris Christmas decoration to the tree this year. 

    Watching The Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Every evening Mickey and Friends gather at the bottom of the huge Christmas tree and put on a show for everyone which ends in the whole of Main Street going dark whilst we then watch the tree light up as Christmas carols play in the background

    Spending Time Together
    Although we have spent more time together as a family than usual this year it is always nice to spend quality time together especially on holiday away from screens and distractions. It's nice to chat, laugh and watch the boys enjoy the magic of Disney together.

    disneyland paris christmas parade


    Disneyland Paris is so magical especially at Christmas time and there are so many more things that I will miss but I know it's for the best and I really do hope that everyone stays safe and well. 

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    Visiting Disneyland Paris During Halloween Season

    7 October 2020

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    Happy Halloween Sign at Disneyland Paris
    Halloween season is lots of fun and even more special if you are heading to Disneyland Paris. We really enjoyed visiting during Halloween and there are lots of tricks and treats to enjoy at the hotels and the parks to keep you busy. Unfortunately it doesn't look like we will make it to Disneyland Paris this year but if you are then I've gathered some information to make the most of your visit. 

    Pumpkin at Disneyland Paris

    a couple by a Pumpkin at Disneyland Paris

    Pumpkin at Disneyland Paris
    Disneyland Park

    I'm Walking Right Down The Middle Of Main Street, USA
    From the moment you head in to the park you will be greeted with pumpkins and Halloween decorations as they line the streets with tricks and treats ready to pop up anywhere to give you a spooky surprise.

    Main Street is one of our favourite places to take photographs as it is always decorated perfectly for the Halloween season. There will be lots of Mickey pumpkins, ghosts and ghouls ready to be snapped. 

    The decorations and music at Disneyland Paris really add to your whole experience and they do it so well.

    Maleficent at Disneyland Paris
    Spot A Villain
    Halloween brings out the villains and you will definitely spot a few of your favourites. Halloween season is the only time you can spot some of the villains so you won't want to miss them.

    Maleficent will be lurking around Sleeping Beauty's Castle so make sure you check out Fantasyland.

    If you fancy seeing Captain Hook head to Adventureland and look out for the Jolly Roger.

    Rumour has it that Ursula will be making an appearance this year too. We have never met Ursula so this will be on our 'to do' list if we get the chance to visit.

    pumpkins at Disneyland Paris

    Jack Skellington at Disneyland Paris
    Spooky Selfies
    Spotting your favourite character in their Halloween costume is such a good feeling. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy will be escorted around the parks throughout the Halloween season ready to snap a selfie with you.

    Little boy with Mickey at Disneyland Paris

    Mickey and Friends Take To The Stage
    Mickey and friends will also we heading to the Fantasyland theatre for some selfies. (I think this will be the Meet Mickey Theatre but will confirm)

    Hollywood Studios

    Who's Lurking At Hollywood Studios?
    From 1 October, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, Captain Hook and other mischievous characters are invading Studio Theater for your goosebump-inducing pleasure. A screamingly good time awaits those courageous enough to spend time in the presence of these rebellious rapscallions.

    tower of terror at  Disneyland Paris


    The Tower Of Terror
    Welcome to the dusty remnants of the once-glamourous Hollywood Tower Hotel. Going up? Hop inside the service elevator and discover the surprises that lie on the upper floors - we’re sure you’ll fall quickly for this old Hotel’s quirky charms. Oh, and make sure you strap in, you never know what can happen in a rickety old lift.

    *Due to Covid19 there will be only opportunities to take selfies with the characters at a distance for the safety of staff and guests. The precise times and locations of characters can not be guaranteed.

    As well as all the spooky shenanigans you can enjoy all your favourite rides. 

    Disney's Halloween Festival is back for 2020 from 26th September till the 1st November. Opening times and ride closures are updated on the Disneyland Paris website under plan your visit so make sure you check that out before your visit so you can plan your days. 

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