Hello ladies :idea: Thank you for all the lovely trip comments, it’s wonderful to be back home! I’m exhausted and a bit sick But I should be back to full speed blogging-wise. I’ll be alternating off this week between pictures around Paris and gal news and style trend updates. Some of the links might be buggy since I’m trying to code a new site (which is slow since I think a beaver with a toothpick and plyers could figure out coding better than I can ), but they should be fixed soon!
A big thank you to those who entered the contest. I’ll be sorting out the winner within the week. I should also have a new contest up by the end of the month
I know some may be reading this and think why in the hell I’d want to go to Disney when I’ve got such amazing art & architecture & castles to see in Paris. The problem is my love for Disney After going to Tokyo Disney my first year in Japan, I had a renewed love with all things Disney. We even went last year to Florida Disney’s complex for our anniversary. :arrow: Now it’s my travel goal to head to all the Disneys! I have California and Hong Kong left
Fantasyland as seem from the Castle :idea:
It doesn’t hurt than Disney + 109 = love :idea: . From Kumiko / Kumicky’s rebranding. To LDS, Love Boat, ReDark, and Mar*s all having clothing deals to put out cute Mickey items. It’s all a cute fest. :idea:
Paris Disneyworld feels notably smaller than Florida Disney and Tokyo Disney, but it’s newer and a bit more shiny.
- You can go up in the castle!
- Their redone Space Mountain is much more comfortable and a thrillride than the other two.
- The only one that gets reliable snow.
- They offered a free hot drink with purchase, cappucino for everyone!
- You get to hear English, Polish, Russian, French and Italian in the lines and many more…
- Their signature restaurant has a Princess visiting option.
- The most Marie love (of course )
- Easy to walk around in.
- Phantom Manor has its own story.
- No nightly fireworks
- Smaller means less rides
- Less characters roaming the grounds
- Less shops
- No redone Pirates of the Caribbean (no Jack!)
It was lightly snowing that day and everyone was bundled up, and my poor native Texan body was shivering. My toes went numb a few times. Jack Sparrow although not in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride was out to greet people. People kept calling him “Jacques Sparro-” hehehee
Their version of Space Mountain
Discoveryland which housed Space Mountain
Their pirate ship which was closed because of the weather. I love the snowy skull
A traincar going down snowy Big Thunder Mountain
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril got the Francaise treatmeant
Adorable Parisian Disney themed merchandise
Cute masks for the cold weather :idea: Kids looked so adorable in these!
My best snowy shot. I loved Mickey covered in snow. :idea:
On the teacups freezing my booty off. The man offered to steer the cold wheel alone
The amazing crystal Castle from the crystal shop inside the castle (like Florida’s and Tokyo’s). However the castle inside also had a sleeping dragon and the ability to climb around in it.
The castle at night. So beautiful! Loved the Mickey spires. :!:
So I looked everywhere for signs of Parisian or European signs of glocalization. Glocalization is the concept that a global giant such as Disney can provide items appealing only to local tastes. Such as McDonalds with their Beer service in Paris McDonalds or Matcha Milkshakes in Tokyo McDonalds. Tokyo Disneyworld has tons of pair items which couples eat up. It also has lots of snack packages and group phone charms for omiyage to friends.
The best sign I saw of Parisian glocalization was Mickey thongs. Never have I seen Mickey thongs, but apparrently as I was trying to discretely take pictures of thongs (very hard to discretely do, btw) two people came up and bought them.
p.s. I know some people were curious about the French attitudes and I can say 100% it’s untrue that they’re rude. I found the French amazingly courteous, quite fine with our rudimentary French and very helpful and sincere in their service.
Next up trip-wise: The Arch, the Eiffel and random pics of old Paris. :idea: