Where Dreams Come True

Whilst in Paris, we headed to Disneyland to spend two days in what can only be described as a fairy tale from start to end. From the moment we stepped down Main Street USA I knew we were in for a real treat. The attention to every single detail is something to be so greatly admired.

It was when I caught my first glimpse of the Sleeping Beauty Castle the magic began. This is a place I have dreamt of visiting my entire life, and fallen in love with so many times via my television set, the cinema and in books.

Disney has always been a huge part of my life; I grew up in Minnie Mouse sweaters and longed to be part of my own Disney adventure. I slept with a stuffed Mickey Mouse and I was hooked on every big promo release. The bottom line is I’m a dreamer and this may be why I have never grown out of Disney.

My main highlights included seeing Boo’s door from Monster Inc, a film that in my opinion is one of Pixar’s best.

The thrill seeking rides of course added to the experience, I braved Space Mountain: Mission 2. I don’t know what I quite let myself in for when it came to the Tower of Terror. The whole set up and notion of eeriness took over, it sure was the scariest ride I’ve been on in quite some time.

When it comes to enjoyment, I can’t help but be drawn towards the gentle nature of carousels and teacups! Of course I’m a big kid at heart and the pure thrill of sitting in one of the Mad Hatter’s giant sized tea cups was enough to enchant me.

The Once Upon a Dream Parade was the absolute icing on the cake for me, I loved seeing all of the characters of my childhood, and the whole atmosphere it created. Of course Toy Story will always hold a special place in my life, so I loved seeing all the toys come alive!

As a little girl, I always had this fascination with the Princesses, and even now I often find myself wishing away. When the Princesses emerged down the street arm in arm with their Princes, I almost had to pinch myself, for the beauty they showed off and gowns they wore really did make for something truly special.

The elusive autograph signing was quite the challenge in itself, almost like child paparazzi, I couldn’t help but feel excited when I would spot crowds gathered around an infamous character.

I did get to meet one special character indeed. For he was the gentle mouse I had always imagined him to be, and of course a real cutie!

Mickey Mouse I will always love you.


  1. The Sleeping Beauty castle is something I'd love to see, your shot with Mickey is a keeper and I'm very envious you got to see Boo's door!

    Jem xXx

  2. AWWWW boos door! I just thought of soething that you will find cute/funny. Tom has always always since the 1st weekend we spent together called me smootsie poo or smoots becasue it is what mike calls his girlsfriend ( the one with the snake hair) yup. Always. on birthday cards/ in public. I always answer to Smoots now!
    Very jealous about meeting micky I really really want to go to disney land one day x

  3. This is so cute! I've never really had the urge to go to Disney world but last weekend I was sorting out all the boy's old photographs and he had some from when he went down with his school [they were doing a band competition in Florida so they had a day trip there] and I'm surprised at how much it's made me want to go.

  4. I've not been for years, need to plan another trip. They do St Davids Day in March and Minnie wears traditional Welsh costume, really want to go for that! I'm not a fan of Pixar at all so I'm afraid that if I go everying is very Pixar now. I'm all about Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast xx

  5. I love that last picture of you and Mickey, Alice! I can feel the excitement permeating from your blog and I'm delighted you fulfilled your dream of going to Disney. x

  6. It looks like you had an amazing time! I have always wanted to go! Di you get any photo's from inside the sleeping beauty castle? I would love to see them! xxx

  7. It looks like you had the most magical time.... Disney does that to you! Seeing the castle when you walk in the park is the most amazing feeling! We're about to book our next trip there, I am so excited! xx

  8. Beautiful post, A! Loved reading about your adventures :)

    K xo

  9. Engaged 5 minutes and already snuggling up to another man!
    Glad you had such a magical time - gotta love Toy Story xx

    (ps. Sorry still haven't got to sending your prize, been manic as another boy birthday this weekend. Will post early next week x)

  10. Lovely pictures! I'm not really that into Disney but I know I would turn into the biggest little kid if I was let loose round DLP!

  11. It looks like your dream did come true :D Everything looks so spectacular! I was only about 10-11 years old when I went so I can't quite remember everything but I'd love to go again now that I'd appreciate it all a lot more!

    The good thing about you going now is all the new things! I don't recall there being a Mad Hatters tea cups ride when I was there!!! You lucky thing :D I did however go on space mountain which was AMAZING! The thing that I mostly remember about my trip there was the hotel we stayed in which was the actual Disneyland hotel and the breakfasts in the morning.. the biggest continental breakfast buffet I have ever seen in my entire life!! *DROOOOOOLS*

    Your time away was truly magical and you deserved every single second of it! xxx

  12. I'm so jealous!! Looks magical. Do they predominately speak English there in the park for tourist reasons? Or is it kind of bilingual?

    Missing Amsie Blog

    1. All of the staff mainly spoke English and French xxx

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  14. SO jealous of your disney adventures! x

  15. I haven't been to disney in so long but I would love to go back! Your adventures there look so much fun!

  16. You're not alone I'm a great lover of Disney and know exactly what you mean about stepping foot on Main Street and becoming overwhelmed!

    I'm off to Florida in October with my family and its all my brother, SIL and I can talk about at the moment!

    Victoria xxx


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