Pregnancy & Anniversary DLP Trip Report

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Pregnancy & Anniversary DLP Trip Report

Aha! I have just this minute completed our November WDW trip report, which I'd endeavoured to finish months ago, but it's been a somewhat busy few months, so it took longer than planned, which is really a positive thing, as it means we're really close to our next trip now. So I'm sure anyone who reads my reports knows that I can't resist a good preamble, even though I'm sure you all know who we are by now. I'll try to keep it as brief as possible.

Introductions:
So, we are Lauren and Bob, tattooed, Scottish, geeky, eclectic, vegan couple, both thoroughly obsessed with Disney and all its magic. This is us a few months ago at my cousin's wedding.


Aren't we cute? wink Anyway, those who have been following our last report will know that we went to WDW a few months before my 30th birthday as a treat. It was our second trip to WDW as adults, and we still love it! Have a bonus photo from our last trip.

So, we were all set to return to WDW in October this year, but when we returned to the UK, something amazing happened. About a month after we'd come back, right before Christmas, I came bursting into the living room, shaking and crying, telling Bob I was pregnant. We'd been hoping for a long time, and this was basically the best Christmas/post-Disney gift we could have dreamed we'd receive.

I'm currently almost 22 weeks pregnant, and given that I'm due in August, we felt that the best move for us was to forego WDW this year, and so that we weren't missing out on Disney, we booked ourselves a bargain trip to DLP in May!

mickey yay

Trip details:
Moving swiftly onwards, we last visited DLP in March last year, and while we loved staying on property in the Cheyenne, we decided to save a bit of money and stay off-property in one of the partner hotels this time. I quickly decided that I wanted to stay in the Dream Castle hotel. It's really pretty. Here it is, for anyone who is interested.

Instead of booking tickets, I worked out it was cheaper to get us annual passes (we went for the Fantasy pass, which doesn't work every day of the year, but on most). And all that was left to do was plan our itinerary. So without further ado, here it is!

Itinerary:
Day 1 (2nd May): Our flight leaves Glasgow at 10.50am, so after leaving the cat some food for the morning (she has a cat-sitter who comes in and feeds her each day when we are away), we'll get a taxi to the airport, probably grab coffee and a snack at Starbucks, and catch our flight to Paris. We usually buy sandwiches and eat them on the plane or at the airport to ensure we have something we can eat. We arrive at at 1.45pm in Paris, and then we'll get the RER train to Disney and the shuttle to our hotel! Then we'll be in the magic and I'll no doubt be buzzing with excitement. After we've checked in, dropped off the cases and had a rest, we'll head to Sequoia Lodge (one of the Disney hotels) for our ADR at Hunter's Grill buffet. I might be exhausted after dinner, being pregnant, so we'll see how we feel and if we're tired, we'll go back to the hotel and get an early night.

Day 2 (3rd May): This is our first full day at Disney. First up, we'll go down to the hotel's breakfast buffet (included with our room) and have some bread, jam, fruit etc, before getting the bus to the main Disney park. First stop will likely be to exchange our temporary paper passes for the proper annual passes, then we need to go to guest services and get my pink pregnancy pass, that basically means I don't have to queue on any rides I'm allowed to experience. We don't have a rigid plan in place, as there are only so many attractions I'm able to do, plus I'll be tired, so we'll probably just take the day as it comes, enjoying the atmosphere and going on a few rides. I'd like to get a good few character meets in if we can, although I think I still need to queue for these, so it will depend how long the lines are. We're hoping to grab a quick service lunch at Fuente Del Oro (a Mexican place) if it's open. For dinner, we'll grab vegan burgers at Annette's Diner in the village. After that, we might grab a non-alcoholic cocktail in the village, or just head back to the hotel if we're tired.

Day 3 (4th May): We're hoping to head into the centre of Paris on this day, so it'll be a quick breakfast in the hotel, then we'll get the train, which takes about an hour, to the centre. We'll get the Metro to the Marais as we want to visit the d'Orsay museum, which we missed last time, as it was closed. We'll grab falafel for lunch, and then maybe try to track down a rumoured vegan cake place. We'll probably just spend the day chilling in the Marais, then get burgers at Hank's Vegan Burger, and if I'm not too tired, maybe head to Montmartre in the evening for a walk, before getting the train back to Disney and going to bed.

Day 4 (5th May): After breakfast at the hotel, we'll head to the Studios park to do the few attractions I'm allowed on there, and then grab sandwiches at Blockbuster Cafe for lunch. In the afternoon, I'm hoping to get the train to a local shopping centre called Val d'Europe for a wander, then we'll come back to Disney and head to the Studios park for our reservation at Chez Remy. This restaurant is meant to simulate the dining experience of the rats in Ratatouille, so all the furniture is giant-sized! I'm excited to visit. After that, we might get a non-alcoholic cocktail or other drink in the village, then back to the hotel.

Day 5 (6th May): After breakfast, we'll go back over to the main park to do any attractions we've missed. We're having buffet lunch at Cafe Agrabah at 12pm, which will be amazing, cause this place is vegan heaven. We'll do anything else we've missed, then have dinner at Blue Lagoon at 6pm, and then we're hoping to catch Dreams if we haven't seen it already.

Day 6 (7th May): This is our last day, and our annual passes don't work in the parks on this day, so we're going to spend the morning doing some last minute shopping in the village, grab some sandwiches at Earl of Sandwich, and then head to the airport to get our flight home.

So that's it folks, short, sweet, and very different to our previous trips seeing as how we'll have baby bump in tow. That said, I'm really looking forward to it. Watch this space for photos and updates on Facebook, and I'll let you all know how we got on when we get back. mickey mickey mickey

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Sounds like a great plan. Can't wait for your trip report, they're always wonderful. Baby bump picture is adorable, so happy for you!

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congrats

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jtownpluto wrote:
Sounds like a great plan. Can't wait for your trip report, they're always wonderful. Baby bump picture is adorable, so happy for you!

D'aww thank you! I'll try to make it a good one. Laughing out loud xx

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We have made a minor change to the itinerary. We'd booked Plaza Gardens for the first night, but after assessing our options, we worked out that we would need to exchange our temporary annual passes for our proper ones at the Annual Passport Office on our first day in the park - if we don't do this, we won't get in the following day. So rather than rushing to the Annual Passport Office before it closes at 6pm, we decided to swap our ADR for a restaurant outside of the parks - Hunter's Grill in Sequoia Lodge hotel. We've never eaten here before but it looks to have a wide range of options. We will take it easy on the first night, and head bright and early to the parks the next day.

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I've been enjoying following along with you on Facebook! Can't wait for the full report! awesome

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We are back! We had a lovely trip, though we had to take things very slow with my being pregnant (and have since discovered I'm anaemic as a result of that, which explains the exhaustion!) We didn't do everything we wanted to do, and I noticed a very big difference being there pregnant - I thought I would get around all of the attractions that let me on within a few days, but we hardly did anything! We mainly took it slow, walked around, had lots of cold drinks and occasionally met a character or went on a ride. That said, I really enjoyed it and found it a really good place to holiday when pregnant - lots of benches and places to get drinks and snacks, plus the CMs were very supportive, and my orange pregnancy pass allowed me to do attractions including meet and greets without having to queue.

I'm going to start my full trip report hopefully tonight, as we got a lot of really great photos I'd like to share. And as we have annual passes that expire in May, we're hoping to go back for a mini break with baby in the new year. DLP has baby care centres and ride swap options so we think it'll be quite a good place for our first family holiday, though we'll again be taking it slow and appreciating the atmosphere.

One thing I will do differently next time is to stay on property, purely because, although our hotel was lovely, the bus was a total hassle when pregnant, and may be difficult with baby too. We're hoping to book one of the hotels within walking distance next time.

Anyway, I promise the full trip report is coming soon. I'm going to grab some dinner and hopefully update this evening. mickey

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Can't wait to hear all about it. waiting

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Day 1 (Travel Day):
We packed our case the night before leaving. As you can see, my cat Stella really wanted to come with us, but unfortunately she had to make do with the very friendly cat-sitter while we were gone.

I think she can sense when we are going on holiday! Anyhow, we got up at our usual getting up for work time, as our flight wasn't until 10:50am, and we got a taxi to the airport at 8.30am. We'd had coffee with almond milk in the morning, rather than our usual soya, because that was what was left in the fridge, but I think it may have been off as it tasted funny to both of us. We felt a bit sick on the way to the airport. When we got to the airport, we stopped for a Starbucks. They always get Bob's name wrong.

Seriously, who is Paul? We then went to Boots to try to pick up sandwiches for eating on the plane, but for some reason only known to Boots, their vegan sandwich no longer seems to be available, having been replaced by a houmous wrap with milk and egg on it. WHAT IS THE ACTUAL POINT OF PUTTING MILK AND EGG ON A HOUMOUS WRAP?! Anyway, thankfully, WH Smith had two vegan sandwich varieties, so we got some. We got onto the plane and the flight went relatively smoothly, except for some hilarious turbulence that made my baby bump feel really weird, and I made a funny noise that made the man across from me giggle. We ate our sandwiches on the plane.

When we landed, everything suddenly got very stressful. It was warm, and we found out we'd missed the train that takes 10 minutes, and the next one wasn't for another two hours, so we had to catch the one that takes an hour and a half, and involves changing trains. I was very tired and we tried to change at the wrong stop, before having to get on another train and then our final one. FINALLY we were on route to DLP, but spirits were low all round, because of the stressful commute.


My mood started to lift as I got closer to Disney, and after not too long, we were there!

The hot air balloon was in the sky as we went to catch the bus to Dream Castle. I couldn't believe we were back in the magic! Had it really been over a year since we were last in DLP?


As we waited for the bus, I was excited to see the cherry blossoms were out in Paris. Spring had sprung! I also appreciated the mouse ear sighting under the tree. We caught the bus to Dream Castle quite quickly, and got checked in. The hotel was very large and spacious (I will share some photos at the end of the report!) and our room was lovely. The view from our room was spectacular and I felt like finally I could relax.


This painting from the story of the Princess and the Frog was in the bathroom. Dream Castle is a Disney partner hotel, rather than a Disney hotel, so it's medieval/knight/fairytale themed. As we unpacked, I began to realise I'd forgotten loads of stuff I'd meant to bring. But it didn't matter, because we were in Disney! We changed for our dinner at Hunter's Grill and got ready to head out.

I was looking pretty massive with my bump.

I took a lot of lift selfies. We caught the bus back to Disney and walked around the lake to Sequoia Lodge, pausing to enjoy the lake on our way. The weather was lovely that evening, not too warm or cold, just perfect for walking around.


We arrived at Sequoia Lodge in lots of time for our reservation.


Weirdly, Hunter's Grill appeared shut, and the Beaver Creak side was open.

We went into Beaver Creak and got taken to our table. It was pretty busy. There wasn't as much vegan selection as Plaza Gardens, but there was enough for us to fill up on. We mainly had lots of veg and salad, along with pasta and potatoes.


The wild rice stuff was really nice. After dinner, we walked back through the Disney Village, and went into the Lego store to try to find Disney mini figures, but there were none left.

So I posed with Yoda. After that, we were both tired, so we got the bus back to Dream Castle to have a quiet drink at the bar.

This guy was in our hotel lobby.



And this suit of armour was outside the bar. It was all a bit strange. We wandered around until we found the bar, where we ordered two Virgin Coladas (obviously I can't really drink right now, and Bob doesn't really drink either now that I can't).

After a while, we were both falling asleep, so we went back to the hotel room and put Cartoon Network on TV. There was an advert for Powerpuff Girls, and they were calling them by their French names - Belle, Bulle and Rebelle, instead of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, so we found that quite amusing. Getting to sleep was difficult as there was a lot of shouting coming from down below, but we had to keep the window open as it was really hot and we couldn't get the AC to work. We got to sleep eventually, ready for our first full day at Disney.

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So excited for your trip report to be starting! I enjoyed following along with you during the trip!

I hate delays on travel days but I always keep my mind on the fact that I WILL GET THERE lol. All of the ears in your bag made me smile!

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Day 2:
We had a little lie-in, intending to take our time getting out. Bob had managed to get bitten by a mosquito during the night, as he'd moved the net curtain away from the window to let air in. We showered and went down to breakfast. It was pretty much a standard breakfast buffet, but fancier than most of the Disney hotel buffets.

We had some toast and jam, fruit, orange juice and really strong coffee. The coffee is always like rocket fuel in Paris. Then we popped back to the room to get ready. I took a selfie.


And another lift selfie. Then we got the bus to Disney, and went straight into Parc Disneyland.


I will never get over how much I love the Disneyland Hotel. It's one of my dreams to stay here. I had to pause and take it all in when we got into the park. It never fails to astound me how aesthetically beautiful this park is.


Then we went to Guest Relations to get my pregnancy pass. She could only give me a temp day pass as we hadn't had our annual passes issued yet. She also gave me a list of all the attractions that were safe for pregnant women. This was very helpful.

Obviously we got a selfie on Main Street.

And one in front of the castle. Then we took some lovely photos of the Spring decorations around Main Street.


We decided to take advantage of my pregnancy pass to meet Thumper. When we asked about the pass/queue times, they gave us a time slot 25 minutes later to come back and meet him.

Then we tried to go get our annual passes, but the queue was too long and would have interrupted our Thumper meet, so we took photos instead.


Pretty soon, it was time to meet Thumper. The cast member was so lovely to me, asking when I was due, telling me my bump was really little for six months, and admiring my Je T'aime top. Thumper was adorable, but was pointing at my tattoos, and was sad I didn't have a tattoo of him! I decided I would need to get a Thumper tattoo once baby has been born!

I really like this photo of us together.

He is so cute. After meeting Thumper, we went back over to the annual pass office and picked up our passes.

As well as a proper pregnancy pass.

After that, I was feeling quite hungry, though not hungry enough for a full lunch yet, so we grabbed a veggie sandwich to share from the Cable Car Bake Shop.

Then we headed over to Discoveryland for a wander.


We went on Buzz Lightyear with my pregnancy pass. It was good not having to queue for one of the most popular rides!

This was incredibly frustrating, as I came SO CLOSE to beating Bob, but he beat me again! Though part of me thinks he was trying to let me win cause I'm pregnant.

My ride face is hilarious.



We took some photos around Discoveryland, then decided to try the Nautilus walkthrough.




This was pretty cool; Bob seemed to like it a lot.


We stopped for a quick snack of Nakd bars after this, then got some photos with this Tinkerbell decoration.


A cast member offered to take this one of both of us!


Then we headed up to the castle and browsed the jewellery shop. I admired the Tinkerbell necklaces.

And we popped in underneath the castle to visit the dragon.




Then we had a sit down in Fantasyland, before taking a spin on the Dumbos, using my pass obviously.


We got a blue Dumbo. Then we arranged to meet Alice and the Queen of Hearts outside Alice's Labyrinth. We sat down until it was time and then went to meet them.



Alice was sweet. She had an English accent. After that, it was definitely time for lunch. We walked all the way to Fuente Del Oro, only to find it was closed, so we walked back to the Pizzeria in Fantasyland for some pasta instead.


The vegan offering here was tomato pasta and a side salad, which was remarkably tasty and filling for something so simple. We also got a 10% discount on the meal with our Fantasy passes (you can get 20% off with the Dream pass, which we may get in future).

Now I had some energy, we decided to tackle Small World.






Then we went on the other little boat ride.






This ride is one of the better ones in DLP, imho. It's different from anything at WDW and I always enjoy looking at the little miniature stories.












At this point, I was starting to get tired, so we decided to take a break from the park and head to the village, getting a photo of the beanstalk on the way.


And I needed a photo with the Cinderella fountain. When we got to Main Street, the queue for Marie was quite short, and I couldn't resist joining it. We could have used my pregnancy pass, but with such a short queue, we decided I could manage it.


Marie is still my favourite character for meets. She was so sweet, fussing over me, and she was the only character to point out my baby bump!

This is her waving hello to the baby!





We got a million photos.




Then I insisted on dragging Bob in because she was being so cute.




Sorry for all the Marie pictures! I just really love her! We walked over to the village after to get Frappucinos. They got the names right but the drinks had to be remade three times because they kept getting them wrong!

Then we managed to get some mini-figs from the Lego store.


We ended up with Ursula (yay!) and Donald (not so yay!)

Then we got really distracted looking at cute Disney baby clothes in the Disney store.

You can dress your baby up as tiny Alice, or Snow White. Laughing out loud When we were done window shopping, we went to grab dinner at Annette's.


We were seated upstairs this time.

You probably can't tell, but I was exhausted.

We both got veggie burgers without coleslaw. These are so filling! But they were full of good protein like avocado and tofu, which was just what I needed after a day at the park. After dinner, we were so tired, we got the bus back to Dream Castle, where we both had bubble baths and went to sleep early.

This is the little collage I made of our day. Day 3 to follow when I have had some sleep!

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Loving your report! The park is sooo pretty! and I love the dragon! Amy said she wants your comic book cosmetics bag that was in your luggage silly

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Loving your report! The park is sooo pretty! and I love the dragon! Amy said she wants your comic book cosmetics bag that was in your luggage silly

Aww thanks! The comic book bag is Bob's - I think it was a Christmas gift. The park is lovely, especially in the sunshine. xx

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Day 3:
I woke up and found myself to be very sore from the previous day's walking around, so we agreed to have a chilled day and take things slowly.

We grabbed some salad baguettes and grilled tomato from the buffet for breakfast.

Bob took a picture of his Star Wars bag for Star Wars Day.

And I insisted on a lift selfie. We got the bus to the train station. We'd planned to go into Paris that day, but there was a huge queue for tickets, it was hot, and I was very tired, so we made a quick and sensible decision to spend the day chilling out in the parks instead. I don't regret this decision at all, as I was absolutely knackered and pushing myself harder would have just made me feel worse.

We went to the village instead, on the hunt for a tiara for me.

Spring was everywhere.

I found these amazing ears in the Disney fashion store - they're Minnie Parisienne ones, and decided to get them rather than a tiara!

I felt very Springy.

Then we went into the Studios for a wander.



This jazz band was just finishing up as we arrived.


We spotted Tigger walking past us, and he did a little leap for us when he saw Bob was taking a photo. I think this is possibly the best Disney moment we've ever caught. I posted it on a group earlier, and someone told me she'd showed it to her seven year old, and now he believed the characters were real again, because 'people can't float.

We'd missed this umbrella last time, so had to get a shot with it this time. The water was cold! This is taken from a French film that I haven't seen.

Then we grabbed lunch at Blockbuster Cafe. The sunshine was lovely and warm so we sat for a while enjoying it. After lunch we had a long walk around the Studios. It was really busy so we didn't do much.

Bob had to take a picture of this poster, as he said it summed up our relationship. I'm obviously the ridiculously excited Judy Hopps here.


We got a shot of Buzz too, though Toy Story Playland was too busy to hang about for long.

Then we had a seat at the fountain in the Ratatouille mini-land. This is my favourite part of the Studios park.

Bob feels the need to take pictures of anything Star Wars related.

We went back to Cinemagique in time for the next show. It was a lot of fun. Julie Delpy was in it and I love her, so I was excited. After that, I went into pregnancy meltdown mode, as the park was way too busy and hot to do anything, so we decided to take a break in the village. We went over to the village and bought slushies to help us cool down. I got red and Bob got blue.


Then we bought more mini figs. I got Captain Hook and Mickey, and was pretty disappointed. Though Hook is cool. I spent all holiday trying to get Minnie or Alice and failed! Bob promised me we'd get more. Then we got the bus back to Dream Castle for a rest. After said rest and a shower, we changed and headed back out. It was really really hot.

I put on my cute Minnie Mouse outfit.

And obviously got a lift selfie. We tried to get in at Billy Bob's but the first table wasn't available till 8.30pm, so after a bit of a stress, we opted to eat at Planet Hollywood.

It was our first time eating here. I had fun guessing celebrities on the placemat.


Bob had on his Mickey shirt.

Bob ordered spaghetti without parmesan, but he wasn't convinced they took all of the cheese out, so we agreed that next time we would need to make it very clear we didn't want ANY cheese.

I got vegetarian Kung Pao noodles. These were utterly delicious and I would definitely get them again! We also ordered a side of fries.

We walked back through the village towards the Disneyland Park.

There wasn't a lot for us to do while waiting for Dreams to start, so we wandered around taking pictures.

Then we went for another ride on Dumbo.

I wanted the pink one this time.

Then we walked round Alice's Labyrinth.







We went kinda squished in the wobbly mirror. We didn't walk all the way up to the tower because I was tired though.

We walked back over to the main square and found a spot on a bench to watch Dreams. Someone had lost their balloon.


Bob went to get herbal tea and snacks for us to have while we waited for the show. It was quite cold now! We had to wait an hour for Dreams to start, as I wasn't giving up my bench! It was freezing but the show was amazing as always.































After the show, we had a crowded bus ride home, but a nice lady moved her son onto her lap so I could have a seat. This was the only time this happened. Most people just stared at my baby bump and didn't bother to offer a seat. We were glad to be in a warm room when back for once!

Here is my little Day 3 collage. Day 4 to follow maybe tomorrow.

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Great trip report so far! I can't get over how adorable you are with your baby bump and Mickey ears on! I love the floral print ones you got! And I'm dying over the baby Alice dress muchlove

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Day 4:
We got up and went down to breakfast. It was super busy that day.

I had toast, jam, dried fruit and almonds.

Bob had some sort of salad concoction with grilled tomatoes.


We got the bus to the parks, only to find out that the queues were huge! It was really busy but we got into the park eventually, and we went to try and meet Tiana, but we'd just missed her, so we were told to come back at 2pm.

Bob took this photo of me walking through one of the alleys. We figured out we were just in time for Goofy's Garden Party, so we went to give that a watch. We saw it last time as we always seem to go in Spring, but it's a lovely parade.

We had a seat on a bench in Central Plaza while we waited. We weren't waiting long until the show started.





She's such a babe.




Alice was adorable in her twirly skirt.



Yay Mickey and Minnie!

After the show, we went over Tomorrowland to try Cafe Hyperion for lunch. We asked about the veggie burger, but it came with cheese and it would be a 20 minute wait to have it without. As it was quite busy, we opted for vegetarian salads and fries instead.

I forgot to take a photo of these salads opened up, but they were actually really yummy and full of good things like bulgur wheat and seeds. And huge too! Very good value for money!

This is where the Jedi Training Academy is held, so there are lots of Star Wars posters.

Bob was happy.

We were excited to see WALL-E and Eve when we came out, as they'd been blocked off on our last visit.

After that, we took a walk over to Adventureland to do the Aladdin walkthrough.




Little angry Jafar makes me laugh.


The parks were still very busy and hot. We went into a few shops to cool down on our way back to Frontierland to meet Tiana.


We got a timeslot to come back for Tiana and Naveen, and watched a little of this band while we waited. Then it was time to meet the characters!

Tiana was lovely and gave me a hug. She asked if we were from Scotland like Merida.

Naveen hugged me too.




I was over-the-moon to have met them, as I'd been trying to meet Tiana for ages. Now I think the only princess I have left to meet is Merida! I was too hot and tired now, and the park was ridiculously busy, so we headed to the village for a frappuccino. We both got soy mocha frapps.

After coffee, we got the bus back to Dream Castle because I really wanted a shower and a change.

Then we were all set for our meal at Chez Remy.

Super serious faces.

I know I always rave about this bit of the Studios, but I really really love it. It's just got the spirit of Ratatouille.

I was pretty excited to be eating here! We arrived a bit early and went straight in. The waiting area was seriously cool, and had loads of Ratatouille references on the walls.



Even the menus were cute.

My hair is sticking up in this picture!


We opted for the Remy menu (starter and main) and we both had salad without cheese to start. The waiter was very attentive and checked we could eat the dressing with our dietary requirements (it's soy and sesame, no dairy, so it's fine for us!)

Then we had the tofu casserole without the sauce. I checked with the waiter and the sauce contains butter, but it's easy for them to do it without, and it had oil in it so it was still tasty without the sauce.

He also brought us the ratatouille on the side, which was a lovely treat! I'm a big ratatouille fan! Overall this was probably the best meal experience I've had in Disneyland Paris. Often the restaurants get a bad reputation, but this was spectacular. It was a properly romantic location for a sit-down meal in Disney, the food was good, not too expensive, and the waiter was very attentive and helpful. I'm really glad we decided to eat here and would recommend it to anyone.

Of course we snapped this shot on the way out, then we headed back to the village. We stopped at a shop on the way out of the Studios to pick up some things. I got an oversized Large Tinkerbell top for over my bump, and some gifts for friends.

We sat outside the Sports Cafe and ordered non-alcoholic cocktails. I got a kids' cocktail with pineapple and grenadine. It comes with a choice of light-up clips, so of course I got Tink. When I posted this online, both my Mum and a friend said they wanted a Tink, so we had to make sure and get more before we went home. Oh and Bob had a Virgin Colada.


We also grabbed some more minifigs from the Lego store. We got Syndrome and a Toy Story Alien, which we opened when we returned to Dream Castle. Still no Alice or Minnie. Sad times. We both had bubble baths in the room and watched The Incredibles in French before going to sleep.

Here is my collage for Day 4. Hope you're enjoying it so far. Only one more full day to go, but that's okay cause we're booked up to go back in March! Laughing out loud Thanks for reading so far.

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Allie wrote:
Great trip report so far! I can't get over how adorable you are with your baby bump and Mickey ears on! I love the floral print ones you got! And I'm dying over the baby Alice dress muchlove

Thanks Allie. It was a lovely trip. I really enjoyed all the attention from CMs and characters over my bump too! I'd definitely do it again in pregnancy. The floral ears were a great find! Bob spotted them for me - he knows my taste so well! I had to buy a pair for a friend too because she liked them so much! Couldn't believe all the cute baby stuff. Can't wait to dress our baby up! xx

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Bit late to the party catching up but so far I love your report I think you managed really well around the parks! looks like you had some really great moments and great weather! cant wait for your trip in march with a little one in tow!

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Day 5:
Again, sorry for the delay in finishing this off. We're snowed under getting things ready for baby (only 4 weeks till my due date now!) and it keeps slipping my mind to finish it. Without further delay, here is our last full day in DLP!




Breakfast was super busy this morning, which really should have been a sign of things to come! But we battled the crowds for some baguettes before heading for the bus, which was also really crowded. We had to wait for a second bus as there was no way I was getting on the first one. When we got to the parks, the crowds were insane!

We tried queuing to get in, but it was very hot and busy, and I got really light-headed, and had to sit down. Bob went to buy me a bottle of water while I tried hard not to faint. Eventually I was able to move without passing out, and we decided to go into the village for a cold drink.

This Star Wars display was up in the village.

We got a couple of Refresha drinks from Starbucks. They got Bob's name wrong! Then we tried to get more minifigs, but they were all sold out, so we just took our time before heading into the main park, where we went over to Adventureland for our ADR at Cafe Agrabah.




Bob made me pose with the camel while we were waiting to be seated.




This is my favourite restaurant at DLP. The hummus is to die for!

After our meal, we headed towards the theatre for Forests of Enchantment - it was the last few days of the show so we were getting in just in time! On our way over, we bumped into the Genie and he gave me a fright! Bob was really amused.


We got to the theatre early and it was really hot, but we managed to find a seat in the shade thankfully.

We got seated before others because of my pregnancy pass, so that was a relief, as the heat was really getting to me now!


This show was so good - I'm so glad we caught it in time.




There were a lot of lesser seen characters in the show, like Pocahontas!

Baloo!





Tarzan was an incredible gymnast!


I had a bit of a crush on him.


Obviously the bit with Flynn and Rapunzel was my favourite, because it reminded me of our wedding.



And then Merida!


Got a great shot of all the characters together at the end.


It was busy after the show, so we went straight onto the railroad for a trip.



We decided to take the railroad all the way around.

It was nice and breezy on the train, and there was a couple with a little baby, which made me excited for bringing our bean.

Photo from the train.

Then we went into the arcade on Main Street to buy me a Tinkerbell necklace!

It's so pretty!

We picked up some mouse ears for a friend and then decided to go for a mocktail and a rest in the Disneyland Hotel.

I got more Tinkerbell clips for people back home.

I was so glad to get a seat and a cold drink. After mocktails, we got some things in the village, had a Starbucks and then headed back into the park for dinner. The park was very busy because of the parade, and we had to fight through the crowds. We ended up going on Small World one last time and I got super emotional and cried for no reason. Then it was time for Blue Lagoon! We really liked it in here - very ambient and relaxing, and you can watch people on Pirates of the Carribean.


We both got the Vegetable Voyage, which was amazing. We panicked at first as we thought it had dairy on it, then remembered it was coconut cream - phew! The restaurant had comfy seats with good back support, so I never wanted to move. We ordered some sorbet for dessert, but it unexpectedly came with whipped cream, and I hadn't the energy to send it back, so we just picked out the sorbet to eat. After dinner, we walked back through the park, and went under the castle one last time. We said bye to Minnie, and stopped in World of Disney in the village for some last minute souvenirs. I got a Tinkerbell pin and Bob got a Spring themed fridge magnet for his Disney fridge magnet collection. We got the bus back to Dream Castle, both had bubble baths, and went to sleep. Bliss. Here is my collage for that day.

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Aw so glad you were able to finish! You are getting so close to baby now! And don't feel bad, I cry for no reason all the time at Disney even when I'm not pregnant wink Disney just has that effect.

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Day 6:
Boo, it was the last day and we were depressed. We had a depressing breakfast after packing our suitcase.

Everything was awful and we had depressing salad baguettes. There was an awful English couple next to us too. They piled up their plates full of meat and eggs, which would have been fine if they'd eaten it, but they only had a couple of bites and left all the rest of it to go to waste. I got really angry about environmental waste and climate change in that moment and went on an epic rant.

We took some pictures of our room.


Then we went down to check out.


We checked out really early and took some lobby/grounds pictures.







We figured out that a bus would take us directly to the airport for just 20 euros, so we opted to do that and avoid juggling baggage and trains!

This was the bus - the Tragical Shuttle. We got there really quickly and went straight through security.

We ended up getting lunch at this amazing Exki place! It's a kind of healthy sandwich/salad place in the airport, and they label everything that is vegan or vegetarian. This food was delicious. We had sandwiches with this delicious lentil spread - I'm still thinking about how nice that was! We also got aubergine and olive sandwich pots. After our last tasty Paris lunch, we got our flight back to Glasgow, and a taxi home to see our cat. We were sad to be home but I was pleased to get a rest after a very busy week.

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Allie wrote:
Aw so glad you were able to finish! You are getting so close to baby now! And don't feel bad, I cry for no reason all the time at Disney even when I'm not pregnant wink Disney just has that effect.

I seem to remember that I cried because there's a purple sheep on Small World. I'm sure there was some logic there somewhere. laugh

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What a lovely trip report! I remember doing Disneyland when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, and with my son, I was all teary as well. It just goes with the territory. Your next 4 weeks will fly by and then your bump will turn intoa bundle and you'll have to go back again to share it with the wee one.

Love the floral ears and your Tink top, so much pixie dust! stars

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Kristen K. wrote:
What a lovely trip report! I remember doing Disneyland when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, and with my son, I was all teary as well. It just goes with the territory. Your next 4 weeks will fly by and then your bump will turn intoa bundle and you'll have to go back again to share it with the wee one.

Love the floral ears and your Tink top, so much pixie dust! stars

Thank you so much! I was so happy I managed to get the Tink top to fit - I just bought a large to go over my bump. We are really looking forward to our trip with baby to DLP in March, and then to WDW either next year or the year after. Can't believe how quickly the time has gone! Laughing out loud xx

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I'm so pleased you got round to finishing this! great trip all round that hotel looks beautiful! hope the next 4 weeks fly by and then you can look forward to your next adventure with your little one in tow!