Disneyland Paris – An Adults Review

In early October I experienced one of those pinch me moments when myself and an array of talented bloggers were whisked off to Disneyland Paris for the trip of a life time. We were going to experience the magic of Disney through the eyes of our Adult self, which for me was a magic I hadn’t experienced since I was little but for some of the girls it was truly special because they had not had the opportunity to experience it as a child. For me that really added to just how special this trip was for all of us.


The Hotel

We arrived by Eurostar directly into Disneyland Paris and whilst the staff took care of our luggage we made our way to The Disneyland Hotel completely stress free. The magic hit you instantly, the smell, the immaculate decor, this hotel truly was spotless. Not a piece of wall paper peeling nor a floral arrangement out of place. Chandeliers hung grandly over head as we made our way from the entrance hall via the gilded elevators to our rooms.

The room was understated yet glamorous with rouched bath curtains and pastel pinstripe wall paper boardered by scenes from Disney classics, this attention to detail is unwavering throughout the hotel. On the table, a much needed bottle of Champagne alongside Disney memorabilia including pink sequin Minnie ears, which remained surgically attached to our heads for the entirety of our stay. The bed was so incredibly large for little me, I felt like I’d been shrunk in true Disney fashion, but I enjoyed the space immensely and slept like a baby each night.


The Park

The park itself continues the trend set by the Disneyland Hotel. It was immaculate itself and with every turn there was more beautiful buildings, sets, stores and details to feast your eyes upon. One moment you are amongst the bejewelled streets of Morocco and the next you are stood at the foot of sleeping beauties castle.

As someone who doesn’t enjoy rides all that much I put my fears aside and embraced the heart racing experiences one after the next. My favourite ride of all being probably the most placid; Ratatouille. It was amazing what had been created within what appeared to be one of the smaller  buildings of the park, taking you on a twisting turning adventure through the eyes of Remy. I could have gone on that ride 100 times and enjoyed each one as just as much. We also enjoyed the magic of the Disney Parade full of familiar characters both old and new even when it rained our spirits were not dampened. The fireworks Display was a highlight for me with so many songs to sing along to as well as an incredible projection, lighting and fire display all at once. What’s important to note about the park it’s self is, although full to bursting with families and children at no point at all did it detract from our own magical adventure.


The Cuisine 

As a health conscious individual, the food situation of any trip can make or break the success of any trip. And the fine dining options throughout Disneyland did not dissappoint. We dined at Discovery Land, Inventions, The California Grill with a side of cocktails at Cafe Fantasia, all offering mouth watering menus. Throughout the park there are many fast food restaurants and cafe’s which meant eating health whilst exploring could be a little more difficult than breakfast and dinner so I’d love to see some slightly healthier options within the park itself but on the whole the food at the restaurants rivalled some top London haunts I’ve visited recently and I’m still dreaming of so many of the dishes we sampled.


This really was the experience of a life time and looking back at these moments fills me with a sense of nostalgia which I’ve not experienced from such recent memories. I never imaged the magic of Disney could be experienced in my 20’s as profoundly as it was as a Child but my heart still fluttered as I met Minnie & Micky, my smile still beamed as I sand along to The Lion King and my laughter was unwavering throughout our visit. A part of me wishes that Ali was there to experience it all with me because theres something so romantic about Disneyland Paris.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank The Blogger Programme and Disneyland Paris for what was, the most magical trip of my life and to be able to experience it all along side some of the most talented ladies in the blogging business as well.


If you would like to experience the magic of Disneyland for Adults you can find all the information here.

Anouska     –     Elena     –     Andrea

Leanne     –     Chloe     –     Yanin

This post was shot on the Olympus PEN E-PL7 Kit & 45mm lens.




  1. Tess Alexandra 4th November 2015 / 7:28 am

    I went to Disneyland Paris for the first time last year (aged 20). I was looking forward to going, but frankly suspected I’d find it far too childish for my tastes. Upon laying my eyes on Sleeping Beauty’s castle, I was blown away – the grounds are so beautiful and every touch well thought out. We had a marvellous day wandering about the main street and my boyfriend showed me some of his favourite rides from when he was little, which was sweet. I would really like to go back when I have children, but I agree with you that it is very adult-friendly as well, and I’d go back today if I could – and to stay at the beautiful hotel you were in! It was a joy to be transported back to the characters and stories I’d love in childhood.

    Thank you for permitting me to reminisce about my day at Disneyland Paris!

    Tess Alexandra

    • Tess Alexandra 4th November 2015 / 7:29 am

      Woops, I meant “I loved in childhood” – obviously a bit distracted dreaming of Paris!

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:03 am

      Awww tess that sounds so lovely! It’s such a magical place no matter what your age! x

  2. Alina Ermilova 4th November 2015 / 7:43 am

    Wow, that looks like a truly magical experience! I’ve never been to Disneyland and still dreaming of going there! I’m sure that I’ll have a bunch of fun even as an adult 😀


    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:04 am

      You need to go Alina!! x

  3. Adele 4th November 2015 / 8:45 am

    I’ve never been to Disneyland, but your photos are definitely making me want to go!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:04 am

      Adele, you will love it! x

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:04 am

      I honestly want to go again! x

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:07 am

      We had the best time 🙂 x

  4. Amy 4th November 2015 / 9:22 pm

    I’m off to Disneyland Paris in 22 days (not that I’m counting) with my partner and I couldn’t be more excited, he has never been before and thought we only needed one day there! This post has just made me even more excited for it. You look so happy which I think is part of the magic of Disney no matter how old you are 🙂 x

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:07 am

      OMG so excited for you!!!

  5. Gina 4th November 2015 / 9:26 pm

    What a beautiful pic’s and the Minnie ears looks so cute!! <3

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:08 am

      I want to wear them forever Gina haaha x

  6. MIKI 5th November 2015 / 5:36 pm

    That looked like so much fun! I’ve only been to Tokyo Disneyland and my husband and I are on a road trip across the US. I’m excited to visit Orlando, so fingers crossed I’ll be visiting Disney world there or Universal Studios. I’d love to do a Disney trip with some good gal pals though. 🙂

    Love your blog by the way! Been following for awhile & is one of my absolute favourites!


    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:10 am

      Ahh Miki, have the best time! and thank you, thank you for putting up with me 🙂 x

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 9:46 am

      Mission accomplished!!! x

  7. Holly 10th November 2015 / 6:01 pm

    I’ve just got back from my second trip to Disneyland this year. It is probably my favourite place in the world!!! Did you get Disney depression too? Been back a week and only just recovered!!! Your pics look fab! ????

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