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Our Spooky Disney Celebration ~ Day OneOur Spooky Disney Celebration
Day 1 ~ Halloween Party at Disneyland
Today was Halloween and we were off to Disneyland Paris, we were so excited. We were up at 6.45am, got showered and dressed and met the others for breakfast at 7.15am. The bar area was set up for breakfast, which was included in the room price, and there was cereal, yogurt, fruit, croissants, chocolate danishes, juice and hot drinks. There wasn’t the hugest choice and it was only cold items but it filled us nicely.
We left the hotel just after 8am and drove the 5 minutes to the Eurotunnel. Check in was easy, we just had to type a number into a machine and it gave us a ticket to hang on the mirror. That was it, we didn’t have to show anyone our passports or anything, it was quite strange. We waited in the car for about 20 minutes before we boarded the train, we were one of the last cars on but were right near the front. We drove into a carriage which had 3 cars in and was shut off from the other carriages by screens and doors. We had to open our windows half way and were allowed to get out the car although there was nothing to see or do. The journey took about 40 minutes, although we left a little late, it was much quicker than getting the ferry and it wasn’t scary like I thought it would be. We arrived in France just before 11am their time (they are an hour ahead) and were off within minutes and on our way, again no passport control or anything.
The journey took around 3 ˝ hours but we stopped for toilet breaks and to get some snacks a couple of times. The journey wasn’t too bad as we put on Disney music and sang and danced along in the back of the car. Before we knew it we were near Paris, we drove under Charles de Gaulle airport which is really cool, last time a plane was taking off as we drove under the runway.
Soon we saw the first signs for Disneyland, we were so excited, we were dancing around in our seats. About 2.30pm we arrived at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch where we would be staying for the next 4 nights. As we drove under the sign we all screamed, we parked up and then went in to reception to check in.
The reception area was decorated with a few cardboard bats and pumpkins, however it wasn’t all pretty like it was for Christmas last time we were there. We checked in and drove to our cabin, the road was pretty long and windy and had different trails along the way with the cabins. We were in Coyote Trail which was nearest to the pool and village area, it was literally a few minutes walk which was good. We dropped off our luggage and had a look around the cabin. This time we had a 2 bedroom which was new for us, although we were pretty disappointed as one bedroom had a double, one bunk beds and then a sofa bed in the lounge so someone still had to sleep in the lounge.
On the coffee table was a personalized welcome letter with some water and chocolate coins, this was a nice touch.
We freshened up and then drove to the Disney Village for some lunch/tea. We had to park quite far back but we didn’t care as we were excited to be a t Disney. As we rode down the travelator things we could see Space Mountain and Sophie and I screamed with excitement, we were at Disney again, we loved being back.
Driving under the magic sign
The walk to the village was a few minutes from the car park, opposite the village is the train station and where the Disney buses drop off/pick up and then the Studio’s Park is straight ahead and the Disneyland Park to the side of the station. We could see the main building of the Studio’s and the new Tower of Terror which towered above everything, and behind the trees we could see the beautiful Disneyland hotel all lit up, I was so happy to be here.
We walked through the village which was decorated a little for Halloween, Nick was worried as there was no-one dressed up for Halloween and was worried he would look silly. However we reassured him and walked to Rainforest Cafe which was near the back of the village.
Walking to Disney Village ~ The Studio's are in the background
We were seated straight away, right near some gorillas in the corner, it was a great table. RFC had decorated a bit with pumpkins and the staff were dressed up too. Our server started off normally and by the end he was fully dressed as a skeleton with fantastic face paint.
Mum and I ordered Margarilla’s to drink which were so yummy, Nick had a mojito and Dad a beer.
For food I had fajita’s, Nick had Maya’s mixed grill, Mum and Dad had chilli and Sophie had the child’s lasagne. The chilli came in 3 separate dishes, the chilli itself was in a taco, and then there were fries in one bowl and tortillas in another. They really enjoyed this, although the tortilla’s were weird, Nick enjoyed his but mine were completely different to last time. The meat was curried not spiced, and was little end bits of thigh not like the breast last time. It was ok but nowhere near as nice as last time and I wouldn’t pick it again.
Maya's Mixed Grill
We enjoyed dinner, the atmosphere was great but it was pretty expensive (8.50E for the cocktails, 25E for fajita’s), especially with the low exchange rate at the moment. We paid the bill and then had a quick look around a few of the shops in the Disney Village before heading back to our cabin. We got dressed up, we all looked so funny, especially Dad, his costume was a little tight and we all found it hysterical. We got some photo’s and then left the cabin just after 7pm.
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