Confessions Of A Disney Addict

Disney is a huge part of my life. I love nothing more than visiting a Disney park, watching a Disney film or cuddling a Disney plush.

I recently realise that I don’t really talk about Disney a lot on this blog, even though it’s so important to me. It’s probably because there’s so many other amazing Disney bloggers out there who have much more interesting Disney related things to say than I do. However, if we didn’t do something because someone else might be better, then we would probably never get anything done at all. So, here I am, talking about Disney.

When I was trying to thing of what Disney themed post I could write, I remembered reading a few posts about a year ago from other bloggers. They were all sharing their Disney confessions. I figured that I would have a go at doing the same.

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Things To Not Take For Granted In Your Teens

“It’s not a bad idea to occasionally spend a little time thinking about things you take for granted. Plain everyday things.” – Evan Davis

Time is something that you can never get back and it’s much more valuable that you realise when you’re younger.

I decided that I would share some of the things that I wish I didn’t take from granted as a teen so that teens reading this can think about this stuff..

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Easter Themed Blog Post Ideas

Easter Eggs are starting to fill the shop shelves. At first, people were confused as why they were arriving so early and I was too. Now, I’m just enjoying that fact that the creme eggs are back!

If you’re a blogger, you might want to write a few Easter themed blog posts this year. I plan on writing a few myself which is where this list came from.

I was just planning all my future blog posts and I made a huge list of blog post ideas for each event or holiday that came up. Since Easter is on it’s way, I thought I would share my post ideas just incase you wish to write about any of these too.

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The Ultimate List Of Bullet Journal Collection Ideas

I consider myself to be a part-time bullet journal user. Back in 2016, I was a hardcore bullet journal enthusiast. Now that it’s 2020, my life is getting busier and I don’t have time to make every page look beautiful and Instagram-worthy. The main thing that stopped me from using my bullet journal was that I’m not super artistic. My drawings and doodles tend to be a little bit all over the place which made me worried that I wasn’t ‘good enough’ to be part of the BuJo Community.

Anyway, now I have started to realise that each journal owner is unique. We don’t have to do things that way that all these professional planners do it. So, my mission from now on is to start using my bullet journal the way that I want to.

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How To Prepare Your Phone For A Disney Trip

Visiting a Disney park is a dream come true. Not every Disney fan is lucky enough to be able to visit a park in their life. If you are lucky enough, you’ll want to make sure that you’re all ready to make your time as magical as possible.

It’s not only important to get yourself ready but you need to prep your phone too.

I don’t think that people realise how important their phone is for the perfect Disney trip. Everything used to come on paper several years ago. You had your fastpasses on paper, your maps on paper and you had your meal reservations on paper. But, those days are gone. Everything is digital which makes your phone so much more important than you would think.

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Christmas In Disneyland Paris 2019 ♡ Photo Diary

We arrived back from Disneyland Paris just a few days ago and I’m already completely missing it. I figured that I would share some photos of my trip because I’m so happy with my experience and I need to show you all.

We stayed in the Santa Fe hotel again. It’s one of out favourites and also happens to be the cheapest Disney hotel too.
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What I Learned From My First Trip To Walt Disney World

I have an infinity annual pass for Disneyland Paris and I have been a few times now. It’s so magical and I love it. However, even though my love for Disney grows stronger every single day, I had never actually managed to make the trip to Walt Disney World. It had been on my bucket list for a while though.

As a Brit, it’s pretty expensive to go to Walt Disney World so it was something that I could never really afford to do. However, 18 months ago, Simon and I decided to save up and make the effort to head over to Florida to visit Disney World.

We arrived back just less than a week ago and I feel like I learnt a lot that I should tell you about so that you can make the most of your first trip to Disney World.

Taking a break is definitely necessary

Don’t be afraid to admit defeat in a Disney park. Especially is said Disney park is in Orlando. The weather there is absolutely mad. It’s so hot and humid which can make you feel completely exhausted. It’s completely okay to take a midday break. That break can be different for everyone but for me, it was going back to the hotel, turning on the air conditioner and maybe taking a nap. For other people though, it’s simply sitting on a bench and drinking a cold drink.

Select the quick service meal plan

This is what we did and it’s definitely something that we would do again. Dining in Walt Disney World is absolutely crazy. For us, sit down restaurant meals just weren’t going to happen. Hopefully next time but for our first trip, we wanted to keep it as simple as possible. The quick service meal plan saved us a lot of money and we were never going hungry. The snacks and meals are huge and you can still eat as much as you want.

You’ll always wish that you had more time

No matter how much you plan, you will never accomplish it all in the one trip. Even though we went for two weeks, I feel like we would have needed another two more weeks just to get everything done. If you plan to spend time in the hotel, plan mini-golf, visit other hotels or even go to the water parks, you would need even more time on top of that.

Going to Disney World was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. There were a few things that I wish I changed but I just get to take them into consideration next time I go.

Have you ever been to a Disney park before? If you have, which is your favourite?

We FINALLY Bought Disneyland Paris Annual Passes!

If you’ve ever had a conversation with me before or you follow me on Twitter, then you’ll know that I love to Visit Disneyland Paris.

Disney has been a huge part of my life for years now. Unlike most people, I didn’t grow up with Disney films other than two; Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. Monsters Inc has always been a favourite of mine.

For my 21st birthday, Simon and I planned a trip to Disneyland Paris to celebrate. I absolutely loved it and ever since visiting for the first time, I’ve been hooked. I tried to talk Simon into getting annual passes after the first time but after a little chat, we decided there was more important things that we needed.

After another visit, I was even more desperate to get annual passes. I begged and begged but still in the end, I realised that it wasn’t the right thing to do.

That was until the 26th of July, 2019. That was the exact day that Simon and I decided to get Disneyland Pass Infinity annual passes.

First of all, we decided to phone up to buy our passes. After a quick phone call, we were told that we would have to order them through the French website. I figured that since we didn’t speak French, we would have a lot of problems but we attempted to anyway.

The website was actually pretty simple once we had translated it. We wizzed through it. That was until we came to pay for the two passes. I ended up phoning again and the accepted payment over the phone and it was super easy peasy.

The passes then arrived around two/three days later. They weren’t the official passes but the temporary passes arrived so quickly and we can pick up our official passes on our next trip.

We have already started planning our DLP trip to collect our Infinity Passes. I can’t wait to go!

Do you have annual passes for any of the Disney parks? If you have any advice or tips, let me know..

A Week In Lytham St Anne’s

If you’re wondering why I’ve been a little bit quiet on social media recently then allow me to explain. Simon and I have been on a little Monday to Friday UK holiday.

Monday 10th June

So, we woke up at 4:30am and walked to town. Usually we get the bus but I wanted to leave the house even earlier so we walked instead. We popped to Tesco for some breakfast. I had Pan Au Chocolates and cookies and Simon had something but I really can’t remember what.

We arrived at the bus stop and got on the bus to Chester. The journey went slowly but I think that’s because I was excited!

Once we got to Chester, we realised we were super early so we got on an earlier train to Warrington Bank Quay. The train was super old fashioned and had slide down windows which really amused Simon and I. We kept pulling them up and down.

There was a 25 minutes wait and Warrington before we boarded the second train to Preston. Because we got an earlier train, we were an hour and a bit earlier than expected in Preston so we walked around the Fishergate Shopping Centre for a little bit.

After walking around some shops, we headed to The Sizzler for a bite to eat. The Sizzler is in Lytham but it’s worth the trip from Preston. I enjoyed my southern fried sweet chilli wrap and chips!

Once we had finished eating, we headed to the hotel to check in.

We were staying at the Travelodge in Lytham St Anne’s. We have stayed there many times before and the staff as super friendly and helpful. Our room was absolutely lovely and we got it at a good rate too.

We quickly threw our bags into the hotel room and headed for the bus to Blackpool. We ended up walking around Blackpool for a while and it was lovely.

Eventually, it was time to get the bus back to St Anne’s. Of course, I was hungry at this point so it was time for food.

After a quick outfit change and a selfie, we headed out to The Trawl Boat Inn for some food.

After eating, we took a walk along the pier and promenade. The weather was slightly windy but it was fun overall.

After a long day, we headed back to our hotel room and chatted until we fell asleep.

Tuesday 11th June

I woke up about 100 times in the night. I always do the first night in a hotel which is annoying. The bus was so comfy though!

I eventually got out of bed at 5am and started to get ready. I managed to get my hair into some kind of up-do which made me so happy because I have been waiting for my hair to grow for a while.

After watching Good Morning Britain for a little while, we headed out for breakfast. I bought a croissant to eat on the go so we could get on the bus quicker.

We hopped on the bus to Blackpool and did some shopping.

Our favourite shopping centre in Blackpool is the Houndshill. We can spend hours in there. We bought a paintball gun, clothing, shoes and video games.

After shopping for a while, we headed to the arcades.

In the arcades, we found a Zoltar so we had to get our four tunes read. Mine was way better than Simon’s though which made me laugh.

We played on a lot of 2p machines and walked around for a while.

It was then time to head out for more food. This time, we were having Chinese food. I ordered sweet and sour chicken with chips. Simon ordered the same. It was from a place called Chu’s in Lytham and it was so tasty.

After the meal, we headed back to the hotel to watch television get ready for the next day.

Wednesday 12th June

On Wednesday, I managed to sleep in for an extra hour. I did wake up pretty suddenly after an odd dream though. After watching Good Morning Britain again, Simon and I got ready and headed to Tesco to grab some food before we got on the bus to Preston. The bus to Preston take literally forever but once we got there, we had so much fun.

We did some shopping in two of our favourite shops, Tiger and Kenji. They are both super cheap and affordable shops that sell the cutest things.

After some shopping, we headed to Blackpool. Simon wanted to visit Sea Life so we did and it was super fun.

We even booked in for a behind the scenes tour so we got to see more than most visitors. We were the only one on the tour so I asked loads of questions and we found out all about different fish types and sharks.

At Sea Life, we did a little bit more shopping. Simon bought some plushies and I bought two enamel pins to add to my collection.

After Sea Life, we went into the Houndshill and had a little look around the shops again. At least this time we stopped ourselves from buying anything.

It was then time to head back to the hotel as it was getting later in the day so we hopped back on the bus and headed to St Anne’s. Once we arrived, we went back to the hotel, changed into our flip flops and went for a walk along the beach.

Although it was slightly cold, it was enjoyable and we just walked and talked about the future and how much of a good time we have had so far.

When the beach got a tad boring, we headed back to the hotel where I drank plenty of cups of tea and sat in bed watching television and listening to some tunes.

Thursday 13th June

On the Thursday we woke up early… again. After a cup of tea and some breakfast we walked around the shops in St Anne’s Square.

After walking became uninteresting, we headed back to the hotel for a mini rest before heading back out to Fleetwood.

Fleetwood have a huge market which sells a huge range of things. We didn’t buy anything but there was so much stuff that I wanted.

There were some spiritual stalls and I found loads of cool things. I was a happy girl.

After Fleetwood we headed to a little outlook shopping center for a walk around. There was even a Cadbury’s shop. I wanted everything but managed to restrain myself.

After shopping, we headed back to St Anne’s to our hotel. I had a cup of tea again and then started packing ready to leave the next morning.

Friday 14th June

Friday was the day that we headed home. But first, we took a walk around Blackburn. It was a lovely place and we did some mor shopping and exploring.

After exploring, it was time to head to the train station in Preston to get the train home.

The journey home was long but as soon as we arrived, I was glad to be home!

My Top 5 Character Meets At Disneyland Paris

I’ve been to Disneyland Paris twice now and have a third trip booked. I know that’s not a huge amount but I’m grateful that I get to go at all.

In the future, Simon and I hope to get APs which means we will be going all the time but money doesn’t want that to happen right now.

In the meantime, while I’m missing the Disney magic, I thought I would write all about my favourite character meets in the parks.

Miss Bunny and Thumper

This is my all time favourite meet so I thought that I would talk about it first. It’s a funny story really. We were in the queue for the characters and something happened that made us leave the queue. We ended up all sad that we didn’t meet Miss Bunny and Thumper. So, we did some shopping. I bought a handbag with Mickey Mouse’s face on.

Anyway, we went back into the park and noticed that Miss Bunny and Thumper will be back at 1pm. We waited around for about an hour to meet them but it was totally worth it. Miss Bunny ended up loving my new bag and she posed with it. Thumper was upset that it wasn’t him that was on my bag!

Definitely the best character meet so far. Plus, Miss Bunny looks adorable with my handbag!

Marie

This was a character meet that I didn’t love so much as it was happening but thinking about it now, it made my trip extra special. We didn’t have to queue very long to meet Marie which shocked me as I figured that people would love to meet Marie.

At the time, I thought that Marie was freaky as she just clawed at me and stroked my hand but thinking about it now, it was super fun and funny.

Jafar

The line to meet Jafar was the best queue ever. I was hyped and super excited so I kept making jokes.

“First we were JaFAR, then we were JaNEAR”

I realise that isn’t actually that funny but I was so happy that I would laugh at anything.

When we got to Jafar, I asked him if he was the hugging type. He shook his head at me and it was one of the best moments ever.

Daisy Duck

This was the first meet of the second trip. As soon as we arrived in the park, I noticed Daisy and ran over.

Me and Daisy posed a lot and took plenty of photos. Even though I was extra fat (I’ve lost weight since), these photos are some of my favourite of myself. Not because of how I look but because of how happy I am.

Goofy

This was the last character meet of the second trip. We were packing up and waiting for the coach to the airport when Goofy arrived so of course, we had to squish in one more character meet before we left.

I gave him the biggest hug and told him that I would see him soon.

I can’t wait to go back to Disneyland Paris and meet more characters. Have you ever been before? Who was your fave character meet?