So, if you don't follow me on Twitter/know me all that well, you probably won't know that I'm a huge Disney nut. I have been for as long as I can remember. In fact, my birth present from my Grandma back in November 1992 was a Mickey Mouse soft toy she'd asked her friend to bring back from America, and it's still one of my most prized possessions.
My grandparents took me and my sister to Disneyland Paris 3 times when we were younger - something I still have very vivid memories of, despite my age. And, back in April I visited for the first time in almost 10 years with my boyfriend, Lewis. I still loved every second of it. We went via coach and ferry, which, coming from Northumberland, is a hell of a long journey, but it was worth every second. I'd think that no matter how many times you go, you'd still be astounded by the feeling of first walking into the park.
Since I came back, all I've done is harp on about how much I want to go again. I'd love to go to Orlando and do the whole shebang, but it adds up to be pretty expensive, and I've never flown before. I'm not so much scared of flying than I am creeped out by it. I don't know why - fear of the unknown?
But, when an email landed in my inbox last week from Voyage Prive, advertising 50% off packages to Disneyland Paris, I just had to book. Cue asking my boyfriend hundreds of times, and we booked it on Friday. Voyage Prive's deal is only available until this Thursday, so a sense of urgency hit me.
We ended up booking a pretty fantastic package - our coach trip in April cost £279pp, for 3 nights 4 days (including travel to and from) whereas this time we've got flights to and from Paris, 3 nights B&B in the Sequoia Lodge in Disney and a 4 day park ticket for £350pp. Bargain if you ask me.
Another reason why I desperately wanted to go back this year was because of Disney Dreams. It is such an amazing firework/lights/water show and the videos on YouTube just don't do it justice in the slightest. I'm so glad I'm going back, I can't wait! We fly on September 16th!
P.S - I'm also away to the Harry Potter Studios in London next month, how lucky am I?!