Hi again Fresh Baked! It’s Mr Orsie here and today I’m going to be carrying on with my Disneyland Paris trip report picking right up where I left off with the start of day 2. Like last time I’m going to be including some videos from the incredible dlrpfans on YouTube. So let’s get straight into it!
August 24: Day 2
We woke up a little later the morning of August 24 for reasons I’ll explain in a bit and headed downstairs to have our breakfast. As we were staying in a Golden Forest Room this meant going to the Golden Forest Lounge for our breakfast. The Golden Forest Lounge is a special breakfast room exclusively for guests staying in a Golden Forest Room and, unlike in the regular breakfast rooms, you get to meet characters whilst you eat! This time we met Pluto and Donald, which was very cool and certainly a great way to start your Disney day. Obviously the video below isn’t from our trip, but it does a pretty good job of showing off the Golden Forest Lounge and how it works.
My breakfast for each day consisted of some composition of croissants, pain au chocolat and bread rolls. So I won’t be going into too much detail on that!
After our breakfast, we chilled out in the hotel for a bit as that morning we were being picked up from the hotel and taken into Paris! We had a great time and saw a number of sights around the city. Here are some token Eiffel Tower pictures!
We returned from our Paris excursion in the afternoon and, after unloading our stuff at the hotel, headed to Disneyland Park for the evening! Once again we had a Hotel Fastpass to use up so as soon as we entered the park we headed to the back of Fantasyland for a ride on Peter Pan’s Flight. Like most people in this world, I absolutely adore Peter Pan’s Flight and so it was great to be able to ride it again.
Following our flight through the skies of Neverland, we returned back to Earth and made course for the Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed Around The World, It’s A Small World. It’s at this point that I’d like to note that in between these rides we did do other things such as exploring the lands, looking in shops etc. but I can’t exactly remember when we did all of those things so these trip reports will mainly be focusing on attractions, shows and meals.
It’s A Small World was as nice as always. It may not be the most exciting attraction in the world but it’s classic and I find it quite relaxing and therapeutic. One problem I have with the ride is that I don’t think I’ve ever been on it when absolutely everything has been working. Something always seems to be broken and it stands out like a sore thumb. Whenever I see something that’s broken I always go from this relaxed, calm, Small World mood to ‘Oh… that sucks’. Also, there generally tends to be some form of litter in the water every time I ride, which isn’t very pleasant but that’s not Disney’s fault really, they can’t stop the ride every half hour and clean it out. So just don’t folks. If you have litter that needs disposing of, use a bin, not Small World.
Our next ride came in the form of Blanche Neige et les Sept Nains which translates to ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’. By this time it was dark out and Fantasyland was pretty quiet. This meant that Snow White only had a 5 minute wait time! With this in mind we went straight into the queue and on to the ride. I actually quite like Snow White as an attraction, it’s not the best dark ride but it does have some fun moments. The one moment that stands out for me in the attraction is when the Evil Queen turns around and (Spoiler Alert) we see the Old Hag (End Of Spoilers), without that I imagine it would be a lot less enjoyable.
After our adventure with Snow White, we had a look around Fantasyland to see if any of the other attractions had short wait times but they were all pretty normal. With this in mind we decided to leave Fantasyland (they were closing to set up for the Disney Dreams! nighttime spectacular anyway) and loop back to Main Street via Discoveryland to get ready for Dreams!
Disney Dreams! always begins at park closing and that meant 11 pm local time whilst we were there. I believe we got there about an hour before and found a spot at a slight angle to the castle, right at the front. Viewing at an angle isn’t ideal, but it’s not bad either, especially if you’ve seen the show before as you get to see some effects you might not have noticed previously.
The show is absolutely fantastic and one of my favourite things to do at Disneyland Paris. This time it certainly didn’t disappoint and it was brilliant to be so close to the action. It’s definitely the best way to end a day at Disneyland Paris. The video below is from the official Disneyland Paris YouTube video and is certainly the best view you’ll ever get of the show, although it’s a lot better to experience it in person. One thing to note about the video is that for some reason Robin Williams’ voice has been omitted from all of the Genie scenes but other than that it’s the complete main show.
With Dreams! finished we headed back to Seqouia Lodge for another great night of Disney dreams (pun completely intended).