I’m not a big NYE fan. As a rule I tend to stay indoors and maybe watch the London fireworks on TV. Two years ago I went to Reykjavik and watched the fireworks there which was truly epic, as they set off 500 tonnes of fireworks, flares and seemingly anything explosive. Fireworks can only be bought for New Year’s Eve and all the money raised is donated to the Icelandic Search and Rescue.

We loved it so much, the following year we returned but managed to miss the fireworks due to bad weather and delays. Unbeknown to me at the time, this was to become my New Year’s Eve tradition.

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We decided last minute to go to Disneyland for a couple of days over New Years, but didn’t bank on an eerie fog covering everything and wrecking havoc with European flights. After a four hour delay, we actually spent the countdown to 12 in the back of a taxi in Paris, but it was hilarious and if I’m completely honest I think it worked out for the best. I felt quite content from the back of the taxi, safe from the huge crowds and extra security and at the risk of sounding like I’m getting old, knackered.

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The next day we got up early, stuffed our faces with breakfast and headed straight to the park.

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It was -4ยฐ (colder than Svalbard at times!) and I wasn’t prepared at all, so it was completely freezing. The freezing fog coated everything in frost which made it look so magical, almost like Elsa had just blown through.

 

 

The trees were adorned with twinkling fairy lights and snow fell over the park. I have no idea where it was coming from but it was convincing enough to make me question if it was actually snowing or not.

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My hands were frozen but the only gloves I could see for sale were giant Mickey hands which were slightly unpractical so I braved it and made a beeline for the Minnie Ears.

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I was so excited to see Sleeping Beauty’s castle again and it looked so cute in the frost. I did attempt to take a photo of my tattoo with the castle visible but as it was so cold, my leg was covered in goosebumps.

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Sleeping Beauty is one of my all-time favourite Disney films so I loved wandering around the castle.

 

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I love traveling and seeing beautiful landscapes and wildlife, but there’s no denying it can be hard work. We don’t really go on typical holidays and I’m useless at ‘relaxing’ (I always have to be doing something if we’re in an interesting place) so it felt so fun to just be wandering around Disneyland aimlessly. The music is ridiculously catchy and everything is so colourful, it’s impossible not to feel cheerful.

  • Your photos are gorgeous I’m very jealous of your trip!

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

    • Amy

      Thanks Mel! <3

  • OMG these photos got me so excited! Currently planning a Disneyland trip in a few months time. Your photos look so magical! Glad you had a good time.

    Helena xx

    https://sohelena.wordpress.com/

    • Amy

      Ah I’m so glad, you’ll have an amazing time! I wish I could go again haha. <3

  • Wow, thats amazing! You’re so lucky to have been there for NYE.

    Thanks for sharing doll!

    Kisses & Happy Tuesday,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

    • Amy

      Happy New Year & thanks Taislany <3

  • Yiotou_La

    Wow Amy, I cannot wait to visit Paris one day and Disneyland, it’s my dream destination! In NYE we stayed at home chilling with food, wine and good company! It’s the only thing I needed and it’s was perfect! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Amy

      I love Paris, it’s handy being so close to it as it’s less than an hour’s flight from the city I live in. I hope you get to go soon. Ah that sounds lovely!

  • Megan Butler

    I love this post! I went the week before Christmas and it was freezing but not foggy, it looked magically then so I can only imagine how beautiful it was when you were there ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

    • Amy

      Thanks Megan! Ah I bet it was so festive <3

  • Bec Boop

    I’m a huge Disney fan & I’ve never thought of it as a NYE destination but this sounds pretty great!!

    • Amy

      It was really good, even though we missed the fireworks the park was very quiet the next day so it worked out well!

  • Literally been waiting for this post since I saw your first Instagram photos! So so so sooo jealous you got to go to Disneyland in all its frosty glory, your photos make it look so magical. x

    • Amy

      Haha thanks Rhiannon! It was awesome, I would take the flight delays as it really did make everything look beautiful. x

  • nyashanicole

    Ow wow such a beautiful & unique experience. Wish u a Fabulous 2017!

    http://anaturellecraving.blogspot.com

    • Amy

      Thank you! Happy New Year <3

  • This is such an amazing idea for a spontaneous trip away, I am so jealous right now! Your photos looks unbelievably beautiful, especially with that frosty haze – simply gorge! An awesome way to bring in the New Year, I hope you have a fab 2017 my love xxx

    Tash | natashatodd.blogspot.co.uk

    • Amy

      Thanks Tash! The fog gave everything a cool aesthetic. Have a great 2017 too! Thanks <3 xx

  • Loved seeing the pics and vids of this trip on Instagram! The fog and ice make it look so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ happy new year! xx

    Sophie

    • Amy

      Ah I’m so glad. Thank you, you too!

  • Sounds like you had such a lovely time. I have only been there once and loved it! I can imagine it was so magical over the new year. Have a lovely day! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Amy

      Thank you, it was awesome. I love Disneyland! <3

  • Wow that’s an amazing place to spend New Years! Like you I don’t really like going out on NYE but prefer to spend it at a friend’s house in front of the TV than out in London… crowds are a big no-no for me!

    I’d love to go to Disneyland one day and it looks beautiful covered in frost. It’s a shame they didn’t have any useful gloves though.

    Lizzie Bee // mysticthorn.com

    • Amy

      Thanks Lizzie! I agree about the crowds. I’ll bring gloves next time for sure haha.

  • I have never before had any interest in going to either Disneyland nor Paris (I do love Disney but it’s so far away…) but now I really want to go! I think it’s going to go on my Bucket List.
    New Year’s for me was also really quiet — my friend wanted to go watch the fireworks in the city but I had to work early NYD sooo no go for me!
    Diary of a Beauty Padawan

    • Amy

      Ah that’s awesome! We are lucky as it’s only a very short flight away. Sorry you had an early start the next day! x

  • oooh this is such a lovely post – wishing you a wonderful 2017 and can’t wait to see more posts!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Amy

      Thanks Layla! Happy New Year to you too <3

  • Amy

    It was amazing! I’d love to go to Disneyland Florida <3

  • SO jealous, your pictures are stunning, I NEED to go here one day! xx

    • Amy

      Thank you Paige! I hope you go & love it <3

  • Euge Etcheverry

    Wow this is a dream. Love the photos,
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

    • Amy

      Thanks Euge <3

  • Karen Williams

    Magically pictures. Definitely need to get me some Minnie Mouse ears when we go.

    Karen x
    http://www.jinksybeauty.com

    • Amy

      Thanks Karen <3

  • Loving your photos! They are incredible! We have just booked to go do Disneyland Paris in April and cannot wait!!