Little Miss & I have something to tell you all. I’m sure most of you can guess from the above photo if you don’t know already but I have had to keep it quiet for what feels like forever. Now I can finally share with all my loyal readers, not only a cute photo of my daughter (because I’m feeling rebellious after the
day past week I’ve had) but some incredibly exciting news for us;
Disneyland Paris, that is (although I look forward to the day I can announce I’m going back to my homeland of Disney World..) ANYWAY, yes. I have had a holiday booked for Little Miss, my mum & I to Disneyland Paris since December now. My grandparents were incredibly generous at Christmas an I put the lot towards taking Little Miss for her first Disney experience, the lucky duck is going seven years earlier than I ever did! My mum decided she was coming along too, but I’m pretty sure we’re already driving her up the way with talking about it constantly! It will have been 12 years to the week since I last stepped into a Disney park so to say I’m excited is an understatement but the surprising thing is that Little Miss is excited. She talks abut it non stop and goes crazy when she sees the castle on the TV. I’m so proud of her.
We’re going next month for five days, three full days in the parks and two traveling which is more than enough for a little two year old. We’re flying (eek!) as it’s the quickest and easiest way since it would be a long way to get to London before even going on the Eurostar. I’m fairly sure Little Miss will be fine. She loves going on the bus and train, especially when she has her own seat, which she of course will have.
We’re staying in the Hotel Cheyenne, which is one of the low budget Disney hotels. I had originally looked at on of the more expensive ones when I was planning on going with Little Miss myself, but I couldn’t expect my mum to pay more when she’s already off to Greece for two weeks with my dad this year. I stayed here when I came with the school years ago and all I remember is that the beds were really comfortable and it had a cool outdoor play park. I’ve heard some not so great stories about this place, so I’m not expecting it to be the best of the best, but at the end of the day, it’s a place purely to rest our heads.
I’ve already been attacking the planning with military precision, just as my dad used to when we went to Disney as kids so I’ve been reading up on the place and making notes. I’ve also booked a character dining experience at Cafe Mickey because it’s not a Disney holiday without one! I’ve got lists of places that do food Little Miss will eat, I’ve researched prices so I know how much to take for food and still have plenty to spoil ourselves rotten. I have a list of rides and attractions that we can all go on and I’ve got my daughter well informed that mummy DESPERATELY wants to meet Peter Pan since I never met him as a child. My mum wants her photo taken with Pluto and Little Miss changes her mind who she wants to see every day!
I wanted to share this exciting news so much sooner but I also wanted to make sure that it was fully paid off and all the documentation had arrived. However everything is sorted apart from a little more spending money to be saved, the count down is officially on and I’ve probably got a whole host of possible blog topics I could write about holidaying with a toddler before we even go. But at the moment, this is all I have to share. Everyone can go back about their day now!