I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite a while, but have had so many other things I wanted to share and there’s only so many hours in the day! Just before we went on our first family holiday to Majorca in August, we popped into the local travel agents and booked to go to Disneyland in Paris this October half-term! O is so excited!
Our plan is to visit Donna for a couple of days on the way down to catch the Eurostar, before heading off on our first Disney adventure. If I’m honest, I thought our first trip to Disney would be to the Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. I had suggested to hubs that we could go next year before Q turns two years old, to get the holiday at a cheaper cost, but the travel agents said we’d still have to pay at least 50% full price for him! That idea was swiftly scrapped as we just don’t have ££££’s lying around. It was then that we considered Disneyland Paris instead.
The only thing I’m not looking forward to is the long drive from home to Donna’s in one day, and the drive home from the station on the south coast on our return home. On our recent visit to Manchester for the Blog On conference, Q didn’t really enjoy being in his car seat for any great deal amount of time. He’s not used to sleeping in the car, as he tends just to nap in his cot, but we’ll have to deal with that! Plenty of stops at service stations and maybe a soft play centre somewhere halfway where we can get the boys out for an hour.
As O was the one who asked the travel agent to book our holiday, he knows that we’re going. I always imagined we would do the whole announcement thing the day before we went, but he isn’t really one for surprises. He’s excited though, and we’ve been watching all of our Disney DVD’s and films on Netflix so that we’re prepared to meet all the characters whilst we’re there.
We’ve booked into one of the Disney hotels and have paid for a dining plan too to save any hassle. However, I have no idea what to expect at the Paris resort! I went to Florida a good 12 years ago but have never visited Disneyland Paris. If you’ve been, please do let me know what your favourite things about the parks are! I’d also appreciate any advice about how to cope with a baby whilst trying to go on the rides and allow O to do as much as he can.
Here’s to making memories…