Monday, 13 July 2009

Disneyland Paris- we are back!!

Their accountants and bankers may tell me differently, but there was certainly no sign of a recession at Disneyland Paris as far as I could see. The parks were packed, the hotels were packed, the popcorn and ice cream was flowing and the cash registers were chiming.
Looking forward to posting a few of my photos later today, but first it is washing and unpacking after a very late arrival home last night.

We had a really good time. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. All the arrangements went very smoothly and a fun time was had by all. It doesn't compare at all with Orlando but once I had decided NOT to compare it anymore ( if that makes any sense at all), it was great.

We stayed at the truly vast Newport Bay Hotel. In a New England style, this hotel is very nice. Rooms need a bit of an overhaul but it was clean and airey, and the beds were very comfortable. Nice pool area ( both inside and out). They claimed it was too cold to open the outdoor pool but I suspect it was more about staffing rotas as temperatures were in a very comfortable early seventies during the day. Petit Dejeuner was a pheneomenon. How many baguettes and croissants can you fit into one ballroom? Filled with literally hundreds of people over several sittings it was a continental breakfaster's paradise.

We went to both the Disneyland Park and the Studios park, and Buffalo Bills Wild West dinner show. Must have walked miles!! Covered a lot of ground and stood in a lot of lines ( tedious and unavoidable- feels like being an animal in a pen really). But the brain was truly switched off, and it was good to potter and relax, and people watch.

More later


Busy Bee Suz said...

So glad you had a wonderful time. I would also have to convince myself NOT to compare to Orlando!!

Granny on the Web said...

Well, first off, many congratulations on the 4 stone loss, how phenomenal is that!!
So glad you and youngster had a great time in Paris, and I trust none of those baguettes and croissants passed your delicate little figure!
Back to the grindstone now is it?
Love Granny

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, it sounds like a delightful time was had by all! I look forward to some pictures Jo.



Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi Lakeland Jo, Glad you had a great time. I've been grouchy about blogging but when I have time to do it properly I love it. I also love le petit dejeuner and it's maybe just as well for my diet that I wasn't in that ballroom!!!

Thanks for popping over to mine.