Next week(!) I’ll be hopping on the Eurostar to Disneyland Paris for my sister’s hen weekend! It’s come around so quickly since we booked it back in November and I’m really looking forward to it.
I’ve been to Disneyland a few times before (3 to be exact) but never travelled on the Eurostar; I’ve driven to Disneyland (via the Channel Tunnel) and flown to Paris and caught the Metro, but never used the Eurostar.
This will also be my first time staying at one of the park hotels – I’m not sure which one, my sister’s keeping that part a secret but we are having breakfast and lunch with some of the Disney characters. Another thing I haven’t experienced before.
As this Disneyland trip is full of firsts, I thought I’d share my Disneyland bucket list with you. I’m hoping to tick some of these items off this trip.
Disneyland Paris Bucket List
I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of the characters on my first trip to Disneyland, back in 1997(!), but one that has alluded me so far is Eeyore. He’s my favourite Disney character so I’m hoping I’ll get lucky this time around.
Ride Crush’s Coaster
I missed this on my last trip as the queues stayed at 2 hours minutes all day but it will be the first ride I head to this trip. Especially as one of the perks of staying in a Disney Hotel is ‘Extra Magic Hours’, meaning you can access the park at hour before opening.
Eat at Planet Hollywood again
We ate at Planet Hollywood when we visited the park in 1997 for its 5th anniversary, but I don’t remember much about it, other than my dad picked up a t-shirt and they had a prop replica of the Jumangi board game. So I’m interested to see what’s changed and especially what props and film memorabilia have been added since.
Disneyland Paris at Halloween
Obviously this is one for the future rather than this trip but I’ve heard such great things about Mickey’s Halloween party, that I need to do this. Plus Halloween is my favourite holiday.
Ride Indian Jones Temple of Doom
Another ride I haven’t been on yet for a number of reasons – it was closed on my last trip, I missed it in 2012 as we only had a few hours there (read more here), and the queues were over two hours long, and on my first visit, I was too short to ride it! 😅 So this will be another one I take advantage of with ‘Extra Magic Hours’.
Walk through the Dragon’s Lair
I had no idea this existed until recently but rumour has it there’s a dragon sleeping underneath Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland Paris.
Have you been to Disneyland? Any other recommendations? Let me know in the comments. 😊