Completely last minute we decided to surprise the girls with a trip to Disneyland Paris!! It was so hard to keep the secret, but it was well worth it. We had beat around the idea of going for quite a while. We thought that for how expensive it is it would be a waste of precious travel time and resources. However, we ultimately decided that since it is only about a 4 1/2 hour drive away, cheaper than the stateside version, and our girls are prime age we really needed to go. Add in a great deal on a hotel and Disney tickets and we hit the road!
The morning before we headed out we decided to tell the girls just where exactly we were going. You can few the video of their sweet, surprised faces HERE.
After spending a day driving and making a pit stop in Reims we finally arrived at our hotel in the afternoon. We were kind of unsure of what to do with our day and so we ultimately decided to go check out the non-ticketed area at Disney. It was such a great idea! We had a blast!
We browsed a bunch of the shops and got some fun ideas. We told the girls that they could pick ONE thing to buy, but that we weren’t going to buy anything until the end of our second day so they had plenty of time to get ideas and make their choice. Consequently we heard many different ideas of what they wanted through out the next day and a half….
To see more pictures from our first day at Disneyland you can view the entire album HERE.