Day 11 - Paris/Disneyland

Hello my dears! I apologize for not posting these last couple of days! We moved hotels and unfortunately the WiFi is unreliable.


So I am currently in the lobby, looking homely - hair in a messy bun, wrinkled shirt, no makeup. But I've got some catching up to do!


So day 11. What a big day for us! We went to Disneyland Paris!! Set the alarms nice and early to make the hour and 15 minute commute and get our butts in gear to see Mickey and ride some rides! We arrived an hour after opening and went straight to Hyperspace Mountain - which is like Magic Kingdom's Space Mountain, but Star Wars themed!


Also, I should note that myself and my family are obsessed with Disney. The movies, music, parks, food, the man himself - we always go to Disney World as a family and its a whole thing. We stay on resort, stay from open to close, cry every time we watch the fireworks, so Disneyland Paris was a big deal for me. Shout out to my mom and stepdad for getting us the tickets as a gift :)



So, HYPERSPACE MOUNTAIN! It was closed temporarily, but no worries! We headed to Star Tours right next door and the cool thing about this ride is it changes every time you go on it. It's a roulette of locations and characters you can see which makes it so exciting - you never know what to expect! It was a blast, literally.


Then we tried our luck at hyperspace again, to no avail so we grabbed a quick lunch of burgers and fries to settle our hungry stomachs at Café Hyperion which made me feel like I was on set of Treasure Planet. A big lunch in and fueled for a day of rides and walking - we tried again for HSM and it was back up! We got on in about 30 minutes and the ride cannonballs you into loops, corkscrews and hairpin turns while the Rebellion and the Empire battle it out. It is entirely different than the regular Space Mountain but so much fun and way more thrilling!



We went on Phantom Manor, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Pinocchio, Buzz Lightyears Space Ranger Spin (where Sam kicked my butt shooting), and so many other rides. We did Philharmagic and I bawled my eyes out the whole time....Got lost in Wonderland in Alice's Labyrinth, where Sam graciously took a million pictures of me. The day was pure magic.


I bought myself and my family a couple souvenirs *cough, cough pins* and teared up as we left the beautiful pink castle and dazzling Main Street behind us.


We did 10.5 miles and nearly 23,000 steps. By the end of the day we were completely exhausted and happy to fall right into bed, and thankful there wasn't anything planned the following day.


Comfy in bed, sweet dreams of pink castles, talking flowers, and pixie dust danced in our heads.


Take my advice, and next time you visit Paris make the trip to Disney.


Good night my sweets.

Keely



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Hi! I'm Keely!

Hailing from a small town in the smallest state, my husband Sam and I quit our 9-5 jobs and decided to follow our dream to see the world! We love to find hidden gems, eat delicious food and stretch our dollar (euro/yen/whatever!) so we can indulge on unforgettable experiences. Come down the rabbit hole with us!

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