The Tip of the Iceberg

After trips to the UK (and a little of Europe) in 2010 and 2011, Lewis floated the idea of visiting Disneyland Paris.

So with nothing more than bookings for the hotel and park tickets, we embarked on our first Disney adventure...

Looking back, there really weren't that many photos.  We've got no idea why (bad tourists?Not enough memory storage?) and apologise for the distinct lack of images in this post!

The magic began when we stepped out of the train and saw this sight.

Katherine's imagination (recalling her childhood favourite, Brock the Balloonist) was captured immediately and, as soon as we could offload our bags, this was our first Disney ride.

While it wasn't as organised as it could have been, it was certainly a magical trip.

The iconic tea cups were an instant favourite and no matter which park we visit are a must ride for us!  Day and night they were there to ride or just admire with that beautiful roof and those coloured lanterns.


Of course, Kat didn't just get into a spin.  She rode her first roller coaster.  Even if it was with her eyes shut and a grimace.  Gosh and in the days before PhotoPass, too!


But it was worth it and meant that we could both enjoy rides like Tower of Terror together as well as some of the more sedate rides!


Lewis was quite taken with some of the snacks on offer.


And Kat got into the Disney spirit.


But let's face it, the DLP castle is a pretty thing, be it day, night or in between.  


We talk about this (and our second) trip to Disneyland Paris in Episodes 3 and 4 of our Dis Down Under podcast.