Thursday, 19 February 2009

Disneyland Paris 2009 Day 3 and 4

Day 3

Ahh.... bet you thought I had finished didn't you? Our holiday booking meant that by having early and late flights we were able to have nearly four whole day there.
So day three we decided to have a bit of a lie-in and had our breakfast at nearly 10am. We then decided to go into the Disney Studio Park and for Sophie we aimed for the Toon section..

We visited the Animation Gallery which we really enjoyed and had a go at drawing a sequence that would move when put in a zeotrophe (hope I have spelt that right?).

Here you can see us busily being creative. (I do not look my best here, it has been an intensive few days so please for give me!) We then put our strips of paper in the black cylinder on my left in the picture.

We then took part in a cartoon class where we were shown how to draw Mickey Mouse. Sophie did very well despite the fact that the lady went a bit too quick but her drawing is very good. I then splashed out and got a book which we can use to draw some more.

There were lovely colourful slides/pictures of many well known scenes from many Disney films..

Plus some fun interactive items..

Unfortunately that was really all that Sophie could do in this park. We went to see a 'show' about how they make cartoons but it did not really make sense to us and was more entertainment rather than fact. So we went back to the main park and looked in some of the shops because Sophie had been given some money from Grandparents and it was starting to burn a hole in her pocket. Then it was dinner back at the hotel this time and walked it off in the evening. We did spend some time in the bar/lounge where they had the biggest log fire I have ever seen! Then bedtime.
Day 4

Being our last day we decided to what round areas that we had missed. A very pleasant ride on a Mississippi River boat in the bright sunshine was good. We gave the haunted house a miss and the Wild West section or the idea of it simply went over Sophie's head so we left that too.
We had not queued for any 'meet and greets' but being the last day we decided to join the queue. Guess who came out to see us all...?

Sophie's face light up yet again. The queue was HUGE but she definitely wanted to meet them. Guess how long we queued? I could not feel the ends of my fingers or the end of my toes due to standing still and getting cold. We had a really good chat to the family behind us who have been to Disneyland Paris 17 times! We waited and waited and waited...nearly 2 blooming hours!!!!!! The things we do for our children. I do not usually like to put pics of Sophie's face on here but due to the time it took to get this picture I will...

The costumes were really lovely and look just like the characters in the films so there was no disappointment there at all. Sophie does think that they are real and these have been her favourites since she was old enough to look at them. We had to go for a hot chocolate and a large cookie to warm up after that! Then some more shopping. We were eventually Disneyed-out so we went back to the hotel to find our luggage and make our way to the airport. We eventually got home at 1am on Wednesday morning, exhausted but happy. Thank goodness we have the rest of the week to recover! It was well worth it all and even us adults got a lot out of it. It was pure kiddie fun and we are both kids at heart anyway, what is the point in having children if you can not enjoy this side of things too. I will end with a mixture of pictures. Crafting will resume asap. Take care



Chocolate Cat said...

Oh your trip looks like it was so much fun! My husband and I went to Disneyland in LA about 15 years ago and it was everything I wanted it to be and more, a very magical place.

Anonymous said...

What a fun trip! Sophie's going to remember that for a long time to come.

wonderwoman said...

looks like an amazing time had by all - i love disney - doesn't matter what age you are, its just so fun!

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