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Being a Dad in Disneyland Paris and Other Soppy Nostalgic Memories

For years I went to Disneyland Paris as part of a couple, 8 years in fact. Then in 2008 my son Lucas was born and our lives changed forever. For the first time since 2002 we didn’t visit our favourite place that year, nor did we in 2009. Almost every...

Eurostar – Celebrating 20 Years of the Direct London to Disneyland Paris Service

20 years ago in 1996, Euorstar debuted a service which would change the way people travel to Disneyland Paris, making it very easy indeed. Back then the base station in London was Waterloo, where you could get on your train and under 4 hours later be at Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy,...

Will Mickey and the Magician See Me Break A Disneyland Paris Tradition?

For years when visiting Disneyland Paris it’s been instinctual behaviour for us to head straight to Disneyland Park, and before my son Lucas was born our first destination was always Pirates of the Caribbean. In fact for his first two trips it was also Pirates first, but then on his...

The Two Big Reasons Why Space Mountain in Disneyland Paris Shouldn’t Have A Star Wars Theme

I got on holiday for a few days and everything goes crazy – the UK referendum votes in favour of leaving the EU and the English football team loses in the second round of Euro 2016 to rank outsiders Iceland. They say things come in threes, and to add to...

New Food in Disneyland Paris: Super Seeds, Brain Food, Peanut Butter Bar and Pineapple Whip

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the last few months you’ll know all about the rumours of Dole Whip coming to Disneyland Paris, which in fact turned out not to be Dole Whip but a snack known as Pineapple Whip. This is slightly different to Dole Whip, in...

6 Things For 2016 I’ve Never Done in Disneyland Paris, But Will

Back in 2011 I wrote an article called 10 Things I’ve Never Done in Disneyland Paris. Now some of those I will never be able to do, like visit a one park resort, or use Francs, unless something drastic happens to the French economy. Some I have ticked off, as...

What to Expect from Frozen Summer Fun 2016 in Disneyland Paris

A few days ago Disneyland Paris published an article on their news website about Frozen Summer Fun 2016 and what is on offer. It was only in French though and I’ve been unsuccessful in sourcing an English press release. Fear not, as with Google Translate at my side and having...

The Forest of Enchantment – A Disneyland Paris Success Story

Today is the 10th May, which means it was just 2 days ago that The Forest of Enchantment had its last showing at The Chaparral Theater in Disneyland Paris. This is a show that we first got wind of back in August last year, and with very little information I...

From Harry Potter to Disneyland Paris in under 3 hours

Some articles take weeks of research and have word counts into the thousands, at the other end of the spectrum there are those that are merely elongated thoughts that have popped into my head and I feel the need to share with the world. At London King’s Cross Station you...

Happy 24th Birthday Disneyland Paris – 24 Things I love

As the title may suggest, Disneyland Paris opened its doors to the public 24 years ago today, on April 12th 1992. I personally didn’t visit until 2002, but in the my 14 year love affair with Europe’s #1 tourist attraction I’ve experienced a lot of magic. In no particular order,...

Disneyland Paris Rumour: A new on site hotel coming – what should the theme be?

This latest tidbit has been broken by the folks at ED92 who today revealed plans for a new hotel, which is supposedly planned to be located opposite Hotel Santa Fe, the Cars themed hotel. The plans that are now public can be seen below: Whether it will happen and when...

Meeting a very special new friend in Disneyland Paris

Ever since I started Dedicated to DLP in September 2010 it’s brought me great satisfaction and offered up a lot of exciting opportunities. One of the best experiences happened when I last visited Disneyland Paris earlier this month, and has nothing to do with characters, attractions or shows. Around 18...

A Disneyland Paris Confession: I like character meets and I’ll queue for them

The Background Reading that title you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve taken a wrong turn and ended up on a different website, but let me assure you, this is Steve, this is Dedicated to DLP and I mean every word. Before I get going, let me set the record straight...