Saturday, 31 March 2012

20 Days to 20 Years! 2009, 2010 and 2011!

Wow! This series has flown by! Last Wednesday Lewis (@DVDisneyFan) took us back to 2009 to tell us all about "Mickey's Magical Party!" Click here to read Lewis' brilliant article!

Next up the awesome Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse tells us all about Toy Story Playland which opened in Walt Disney Studios in 2010! Click here to read more!

And yesterday the amazing Disneygraphy takes on 2011 with a sum up of the last 20 years at Disneyland Paris! To read this wonderful article click here!

Almost done!! I can't wait for all the 20th Anniversary Magic over the next few days!! :D

Click below to check out everyone who's participated in this wonderful series!
Also check out my wonderful co-hosts DISTherapy and Pursuing the Magic!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

20 Days to 20 Years! 2007 and 2008!

On Monday the wonderful Beth from A Disney Mom's Thoughts took us back to 2007!

She told us all about lots of new attractions to open this year as part of the 15th Anniversary Celebrations! Click here to read all about it! :)

Today, I take you back to 2008! This was the year that my bf had his first visit ever! 

Only 4 more years to go! I can't believe it!
Click below to catch up on everyone who has taken part so far!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Check me out at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse!

Today I have the pleasure of being a guest for the wonderful Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse!

Click here to read my article all about the brand new Disney Dreams at Disneyland Paris!
Be sure to check out the super cool Takeaway at the end too!

Thank you so much for having me Jodi! :D

20 Days to 20 Years! 2004, 2005 and 2006!

Last week the wonderful Kristof from Photos Magiques took us back to 2004 with a run down of the Wonderful World of Disney parade!


Then on Saturday, Crystal & Bryan from The CanaDisney Blog whisked us back to 2005 to tell us all about one of my favourites ... Space Mountain!! :D

And yesterday, Janine from Minnie Moms shared some cool facts about the Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast attraction! She also told us all about what she's looking forward to trying out in the Walt Disney Studios! I'm so excited for her!! :D

I hope you're all enjoying the series so far!! I know I have! Please click the 20 Days to 20 Years Banner below to catch up on everyone who has taken part so far! :)

Friday, 23 March 2012

20 Days to 20 Years! 2003!

Today the wonderful Steve from Dedicated to Dlp tells us his story of his Honeymoon visit to Disneyland Paris in 2003!

He also tells us about the arrival of the awesome Fantillusion parade and his first experience in the brand new King Ludwig's Castle restaurant in the Disney Villiage! Read all about it here! :)

Also, be sure to check out the Dedicated to Dlp Podcast Episode 25 - The Big Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Show! You don't wana miss this! :D

Don't forget to check out everyone who has participated in the 20 Days to 20 Years series so far!

Have a happy happy weekend everyone!! :D

20 Days to 20 Years! 2000, 2001 and 2002!

Time is flying! I can't keep up! :D Donna Marie from DISTherapy covered the year 2000 in Disneyland Paris! She told us about a most wonderful show that I've never had the chance to see, but heard so much about ... 'The Tarzan Encounter!' Click here to read more and see some brilliant photos!

Next up, the amazing Ben from The Brit Traveller shared his awesome story of his visit to Disneyland Paris in 2001!

Ben was lucky enough to be part of a performing group for 'Disney Magic Music Days'! He got to perform on the Fantasyland Festival Stage! ( It's fair to say I'm a little VERY jealous! ) Read all about his visit here!

We're now at the halfway point with 2002! Keith from The Disney Project tell us about CinéMagique - an award winning show-attraction within the brand new Walt Disney Studios!

I'm a massive fan of this attraction - it's magical! Read more about it in Keith's article here!

Don't forget to check out everyone who has participated in the 20 Days to 20 Years series so far!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

20 Days to 20 Years! 1998 and 1999!

The 20 Days to 20 Years countdown continues! On Saturday, the wonderful Ami from Disney Goddess joined us to write about Disneyland Paris in 1998!

Ami tells us about how Disneyland Paris managed to find a balance between American and French culture ... it made a very interesting read indeed! Check it out here!

On Sunday, the lovely Dana from The Dragyn's Lair wrote about 1999!
( I can't believe we're almost at the millennium! :P ) 

Dana tells us all about a new attraction to open during this year - Honey I Shrunk the Audience!

Don't forget to check out everyone who has participated in the 20 Days to 20 Years series so far!

Happy Tuesday everyone! :)

Monday, 19 March 2012

20 Days to 20 Years! 1996 and 1997!

The 20 Days to 20 Years series continues! Last week we saw another two wonderful articles!
On Thursday, our very own co-host, the awesome Beth from Pursuing the Magic, took us on a magical journey back to 1996 in Disneyland Paris!

She shared a wonderful video of Pocahontas, le Spectacle! I couldn't believe I'd never see it before! :D

On Friday the one and only Donna Marie from DISTherapy took to the spotlight! She told us all about Disneyland Paris back in 1997!

With some help from Anthony at Euro Souvenirland, Donna Marie told us all about Disneyland Paris' 5th Anniversary! Click here to read more!

Didn't my two co-host so a wonderful job!! The pressure is on to bring it when my turn comes around!

Please be sure to check out everyone who has participated so far!

Disney Lols!

Gooood Morning! Hope you all had a magical weekend! :) Here's this weeks Disney Lols!

Have a happy Monday everyone! :) 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

20 Days to 20 Years! 1994 and 1995!

Has it been another two days already!? I don't know where this week has gone! :P
The 20 Days to 20 Years series has continued with 2 awesome new entries!

Yesterday the wonderful Debs from Focused on the Magic took us back to 1994 with a fantastic video of what was going on in Disneyland Paris 18 years ago! (Did I say 18? GOSH I feel old! :P) Click here to read her piece and to see the video :)

Today the brilliant Diane from Can Do It Mom takes us back to 1995, telling us about the opening of one of my favourite attractions - Space Mountain! As well as some other cool facts about Dlp in 1995 :) Click here to read more! :)

This series is so much fun! I'm having a blast reading everyone's entries! I'm pretty sure my co-hosts Donna Marie from DISTherapy and Beth from Pursuing the Magic are too! :) We can't thank all participants enough for getting involved in this exciting project! :)

Please click the link below to catch up on the years covered so far! :)

Have a Magical day everyone!! :D

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Wordless Wednesday!

I've definitely posted this before! Aaaages ago! :P But it's still one of my favourite photos I've ever taken at Disneyland Paris!

Be sure to 'Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop' at the awesome Focused on the Magic! :D

Have a happy Wednesday everyone! :)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

20 Days to 20 Years! 1992 and 1993!

(In my best Rafiki voice) It is time! The 20 Days to 20 Years series has begun! I'm so excited!!

Yesterday the wonderful Wendy from Your Highway in the Sky kicked off the series in style!
Trust me ... You don't want to miss it! Here is just a taste of her wonderful story of her visit to Disneyland Paris as a college student in 1992!

At EuroDisney, Sleeping Beauty castle, Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant, spiraled up against the blue French skies, a breathtaking sight amidst manicured green lawns and neat pathways. I snapped picture after picture as we approached, and then I discovered something that made my heart skip a beat. It. Had. An. Inside.

Told ya :P ... please be sure to click here to read the rest of her awesome story!
( Ps - How amazing does the castle look!? :D )

Today, we travel back to 1993 with a brilliant article from the Designing Disney Archives! Super Big Thank you to Max for taking part! He tells us all about some lost treasures of Fantasyland 'Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin' and the 'It’s a Small World' - 'World Chorus' post show! Please be sure to check it out!

If you want to participate in this series, we're still looking for some bloggers who would like to write about Disneyland Paris! You could share a trip report or choose the year that your favorite Disneyland Paris attraction debuted and share your special memories of that attraction. Either way, if you want to share your Disneyland Paris thoughts, we would love to have you! We only have a few years left to fill, so please contact Beth for more information!

My Favorite World Showcase Pavilion!

Welcome to those of you joining me from The Disney Chick and those of you just hopping aboard! I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail! This months topic is our favourite World Showcase Pavilion!

I visited Epcot for the first time ever in October last year! It was amazing! There was so much detail put into each pavilion that it really did feel like I was travelling the world in one day!

My favourite had to be ... Japan! It was so beautiful! And the Mitsukoshi Department Store was too cool!! My boyfriend and I had a blast exploring this amazing store! Check out some photos below! :)

Whilst there were many more 'traditional' Japanese gifts and souvenirs, such as bonsai trees, Japanese Tea Kettles and Calligraphy brushes, I was totally distracted my all the tiny cute candies and toys scattered throughout the store!

I'm sure everyone ends up taking a photo of this stunning pagoda! I've never visited Japan ... but the Japanese World showcase sure does make me want to! If this is just a taste of Japan, the real think must be pretty breath taking!

Ok ... so I know this is where I should stop, because it's favourite Showcase Pavilion ... not favourite 2! But I also absolutely love Germany! Probably for the same reason everyone else does  ... Werther's Karamell Küche!! Gosh this place had me drooling everywhere! (Sorry for the mental image - I don't mean it literally!)

Om nom nom! Might have to make some of these at home to curb my cravings!!

Thank you for joining me today! Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Mommy Mouseketeer!

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ The Disney Chick
Final Stop ~ The Disney Point

Monday, 12 March 2012

Disney Lols!

Goooood Morning!! Here's this weeks Disney Lols!

This last one is too precious!!

Happy Monday everyone! :D

Monday, 5 March 2012

Disneyland Paris is back at Morrisons for their 20th Anniversary!!

Look who's back in Morrisons to celebrate their 20th Anniversary! That's right! Disneyland Paris! You can check out my report on last years 'Disney's Magical Moments' promotion in Morrisons here! :) But for now, read on for exciting details of this years 20th Anniversary promotion!

This time around the promotion is very similar ... just like last time, pick up special promotional products in store between 5th of March (today!) and 29th April 2012, collect your cards (one pack per promotional item), and see if you're a winner! A list of products included can be found here!

(As far as I know, the 'spend £30 in store to gain a pack of cards' promotion is not on this time. You can only claim packs of cards when you buy certain promotional products ... but this bonus term was added later on in the promotion last year so you never know! Watch this space!)

If you find a Gold card, you could get your hands on one of 20 ... you guessed it ... VIP trips to Disneyland Paris! The prize includes:

2 night stay at the Disneyland® Hotel for up to 4 adults - sharing 1 Castle Club room.
Disney Park Hopper Tickets for the duration of your stay.
Transport (flights/ Eurostar/ self-drive).
Meals on-site (Half Board Premium Vouchers for lunch/ dinner, breakfast at hotel included).
VIP Fastpass – to gain priority access to Fastpass attractions for the duration of stay.
1 x private Character Meet and Greet experience (30 minutes maximum) including photographer.

Full Terms and Conditions can be found here.

AND this time round, there are also Red cards to be found!
If you're lucky enough to find one of 252,000 red cards, you'll win a Disney Soft Toy! Yipee! :D

And, just like last time, you can collect your 20th Anniversary Cards in a special collectors album!

I'm not sure how the cards will compare to last years ... I'll have to pick some up to see :) The promotional picture above shows a Donald Duck card that appeared in last years collection ... so I'm hoping they aren't the same! But this years 20th Anniversary album looks just as colourful and appealing as last years! :)

Furthermore, this years album is only £2.99 instead of last years £3.99 ... maybe they listened to my little moan that £4 was a little sleep for a book full of plastic sleeves! Mwaha! :P

But that's not all!! You can also try your luck online!

If you enter the online competiton, you can have a chance of winning one of 5 extra trips to Disneyland Paris! (the prize details are the same as above). All you have to do is answer a super duper easy question and enter your details! Terms and Conditions of the online competition can be found here :)

AND if you check out the Morrisons Website, you can also find a special page with links to some awesome Disney Games! 'Fireworks' is definitely my favourite! And it's nice to see some good ole fashioned colouring sheets that you can print out! :)

What do you guys think of this promotion? From what I gathered, last years was a big success! Hopefully this one will follow in its footsteps :) I'm hoping that the card collection is different to last years ... I'll pop in store soon to check it out! :) Stay tuned for updates! :)