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NYE At Disneyland Paris

3rd January 2017

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 -4° (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.

  • Mel Eaglestone
    3rd January 2017 at 3:25 pm

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

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

    • Amy
      3rd January 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks Mel! <3

  • So Helena
    3rd January 2017 at 3:48 pm

    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
      3rd January 2017 at 4:02 pm

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

  • Taislany Gomes
    3rd January 2017 at 5:25 pm

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

    Thanks for sharing doll!

    Kisses & Happy Tuesday,
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    • Amy
      4th January 2017 at 8:53 am

      Happy New Year & thanks Taislany <3

  • Yiotou_La
    3rd January 2017 at 6:45 pm

    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
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    • Amy
      4th January 2017 at 8:55 am

      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
    3rd January 2017 at 7:27 pm

    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 🙂 xo

    • Amy
      4th January 2017 at 8:55 am

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

  • Bec Boop
    3rd January 2017 at 8:44 pm

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

    • Amy
      4th January 2017 at 8:56 am

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

  • Rhiannon
    3rd January 2017 at 11:35 pm

    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
      4th January 2017 at 8:56 am

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

  • nyashanicole
    4th January 2017 at 7:10 am

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

    http://anaturellecraving.blogspot.com

    • Amy
      4th January 2017 at 8:57 am

      Thank you! Happy New Year <3

  • Natasha Todd
    4th January 2017 at 9:38 am

    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

    • Amy
      5th January 2017 at 8:32 pm

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

  • Sophie
    4th January 2017 at 11:55 am

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

    Sophie

    • Amy
      5th January 2017 at 8:32 pm

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

  • Jacquard Flower
    4th January 2017 at 2:25 pm

    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
      5th January 2017 at 8:33 pm

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

  • LizzieBee
    5th January 2017 at 7:31 am

    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
      5th January 2017 at 8:33 pm

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

  • Shae Barry
    6th January 2017 at 3:12 am

    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!
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    • Amy
      6th January 2017 at 10:11 am

      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

  • sprinklesofstyle
    6th January 2017 at 10:08 pm

    oooh this is such a lovely post – wishing you a wonderful 2017 and can’t wait to see more posts!!! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Amy
      10th January 2017 at 10:44 am

      Thanks Layla! Happy New Year to you too <3

  • Amy
    11th January 2017 at 9:56 am

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

  • Paige Wallbank
    11th January 2017 at 3:45 pm

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

    • Amy
      16th January 2017 at 9:37 am

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

  • Euge Etcheverry
    16th January 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Wow this is a dream. Love the photos,
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    • Amy
      1st February 2017 at 10:01 am

      Thanks Euge <3

  • Karen Williams
    23rd January 2017 at 9:39 pm

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

    Karen x
    http://www.jinksybeauty.com

    • Amy
      1st February 2017 at 10:01 am

      Thanks Karen <3

  • threebrits
    31st January 2017 at 5:44 pm

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