Lifestyle,  travelling

Going to Disneyland! (as a grown-up)

I mean, this probably sounds absolutely ridiculous to so many of you. You know, I’m 24. This is my first time going to Disneyland. And I’m – maybe – just a little bit too excited. But you know what? I don’t care. Because I’m going to Disneyland! Yay!

So for any of you who are not from Europe: the Disneyland is situated right near Paris. And for someone who spent every. single. summer holiday. in France? It might seem odd that I’ve never actually been to Disney. I mean, we passed by the exit for Disneyland at least once a year!

But, you know, when you’re travelling mainly for the history of places, Disneyland just doesn’t really tend to come up as an option, all that often. And so I’ve never been. Ever.

But that’s about to change.

Now, naturally, it has occured to me that going to Disneyland as an adult might be a bit… Disappointing. After all, I’ve been building this place up for years, you know? What if I don’t like it? What if I feel like it’s a let down? And so on, and so forth. You get the picture.

So I did what any sane person would do. I prepared myself for it. So here’s my tips for going to Disneyland as an adult – let me know if you have any others!

  1. Go for the experience. More than anything, I just want to have gone to Disneyland. I want to have experienced walking up to the castle. I want to get a ridiculously overpriced souvenir. Even listening to all the tunes at nauseum doesn’t scare me. I just want the general experience – not necessarily magical, just… Experience it 🙂
  2. Choose your companions. I mean, I’m going with the bf and one of my best friends. They’ve both been there before (multiple times, actually) so they don’t necessarily want to see anything in particular. In other words: they can give me the heads up on what’s good and what’s not. Also: if I don’t want to do something? Not that bad, because they’ve already done about everything!
  3. Mix and match. For starters, not all the attractions are open at all times. Then, there’s the fact that some things just don’t interest me. And of course, in this case: Disneyland’s right next to Paris. So you can bet that we’re spending a day there as well – I have to get back to Shakespeare and co., after all!
  4. Know what you’re getting yourself into. As I already mentionned: I’m guessing that’s gonna start with a lot of Disney tunes. Also: long hours, really expensive everything and possibly a bit of conflict on where to go. But two of my favourite bloggers, Blair Lamb from Blair Blogs and Lara Neves from Overstuffed Life, have written and vlogged about the love for and experiences at Disney in all its forms, and re-reading and re-watching that has made me feel at least a little prepared. And it’s given me a lot of tips

That’s it, really. This is basically just a post to share with you my excitement about the fact that I’m actually going to Disneyland! Be sure to let me know below if you’ve ever been to Disneyland Paris! And if so: any tips you have on navigating the park are more than welcome as well!