Whenever I visit a Disney Park, there’s certain things I always have to do, whether it’s meet a Princess, watch the fireworks; every trip I have my list of absolute must-do’s. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to ask other Disney bloggers what their favourite thing to do at Disney is and that is how this list was born.
1. Meet Mickey & Minnie together!
Steph (Steph Ros Photography)
PC: Steph (Steph Ros Photography)
My top thing to do in a Disney park is to always try and meet Mickey! He is the boss and my favourite! If Minnie is there with him too, I recommend that as it was the best memory and they’re adorable!
2. Take a selfie in front of the castle.
Lottie (Lottie Does)
PC: Lottie (Lottie Does)
Ok, well for me the most magical part of a trip is the first time you walk down Main Street and see the castle, and yes, there is always a selfie involved! I’m also a real sucker for tradition, and I always try to make sure my first ride is either Jungle Cruise or Pirates of the Caribbean at WDW or Disneyland, or Dumbo at DLP!
3. Watch Disney Dreams at Disneyland Paris.
Lizi (It’s Lizi)
PC: Lizi (It’s Lizi)
There’s a lot of things I love to do at Disneyland Paris, but as much as I like all the attractions it would break my heart if I didn’t see Disney Dreams! as least once during my trip as I’ve always been a fan of firework shows and Disney Dreams! is that and more.
4. Watch a parade!
Jade (Outside the Tower) and Beth (That Suthers Kid)
PC: Jade (Outside The Tower)
Outside the Tower:
For me the most important thing to do in a Disney park particularly DLP, is watch a parade. Every parade experience is different, even though the music and character’s may be the same, the interactions are always so different. Having an amazing parade interaction really makes a trip.
PC: Beth (That Suthers Kid)
That Suthers Kid:
I think an absolute must do when visiting Disneyland Paris is watching magic on parade! It’s exactly what it says in the name, magic. It’s such a joy to watch and gives everyone the chance to spot their favourite Disney characters from The Blue Fairy to Rapunzel to King Louie to Captain Hook. It really brings a smile to everyone’s faces, even someone who might not be as Disney obsessed as you because it’s just such a lovely thing to see. Even my grump of a boyfriend enjoyed it. So if you visit, make sure you get there early before the parade starts to secure a good spot and get ready to wave like a mad person at all the wonderful characters!
5. Book a character dining experience!
Mandy Jean (Mandy Jean World)
PC: Mandy Jean
You’ll get to see a brill selection of Disney characters while dining in comfort and relaxation with yummy food. Character Dining is always a highlight of every Disneyland trip for me; there’s plenty of opportunity for photos, character interaction and you’ll come away with some amazing memories to keep.
6. Meet Peter Pan!
Amy (Cocktails in Teacups)
PC: Amy (Cocktails in Teacups)
If you didn’t know already, Amy has a little girl called Liv or ‘Little Miss’ – which she refers to online.
They post their Disney adventures on Instagram over at instagram.com/livvybirdadventures and for them, seeing Peter Pan is the most important thing. They have some lovely photos with Peter Pan and LM can always be seen wearing the most adorable outfits on their Disney trips!
7. Ride Pirates of the Caribbean!
|PC: Ellen Frances|
When I was younger, just before I went to Disneyland Paris for the first time, my mum bought me all of the Pirate of the Caribbean films on DVD and I was hooked! To this day, almost ten years later, when I smell that chlorine and hear the songs, I’m transported into a world where adventure is just on the horizon.
8. Watch the Magic Kingdom Welcome show.
Lydia (Lifestyle of Lydia) and Rachael Nicole
|PC: Lydia (Lifestyle of Lydia)|
Lifestyle of Lydia:
On my first day at Walt Disney World I have to get up in time for the welcome show, it’s so magical and the perfect way to start the holiday!
9. Eat Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Ellie (Initially Camera Shy)
|PC: Ellie (Initially Camera Shy)|
10. Ride It’s a Small World.
Emily (Hollywood and Lime)
|PC: Emily (Hollywood and Lime)|
The most important thing that I have to do at Disneyland Paris, is go on ‘It’s a Small World’. This is my favourite attraction in the park. I love the song, and I love the dolls. Everything about ‘It’s A Small World to me’ is perfection. It is always the first ride I go on when I get to the park, and it is always my last. I have been on occasions where it has been closed, but I have been lucky enough to get a picture beside the fountain. Even though this was nowhere near as good as actually being able to go on the ride itself, it still made me feel a little bit better.
11. Meet Ariel.
|PC: Silvia Snow|
When you go to Disney Parks, you must meet one of your favourite characters! I love meeting Ariel at her grotto in Walt Disney World.
12. Take a family photo in front of the castle.
Bel (Journeys Are My Diary)
|PC: Bel (Journeys Are My Diary)|
Our first is definitely to take a picture in front of the castle. We’ve been to DLP three times and Florida once hit every time the first thing we have to do is take a castle pic! When we were in Florida, we visited MK about 10 times and each time I insisted on another castle pic!
13. Be the last one on Main Street!
Sarah (Belle’s Moments)
|PC: Sarah (Belle’s Moments)|
14. Ride Big Thunder Mountain.
Sophie (Beneath the Clocktower) & Jackie (Creative Disney)
|PC: Jackie (Creative Disney)|
15. Meet Rapunzel.
|PC: Tania Michele|
16. Kiss your other half in front of the castle.
Lucy (Lou Jay)
|P.C. Lucy (Lou Jay)|
17. Ride Peter Pan’s Flight.
Megan Goodier and Sophie Kean
|PC: Megan Goodier|
PC: Sophie Kean
18. Talk along with the ride introductions.
Lisa (Faraway Lisa Mae)
P.C. Lisa (Faraway Lisa Mae)
19. Meet Snow White.
|PC: Sammy Jayne|
20. Take a photo of the castle, framed with Mickey ears.
|PC: Nicola (Nicoohlala)|
21. Ride Mine Train at Magic Kingdom.
Charlotte, Alice Vitrum
|PC: Charlotte (Alice Vitrum)|
22. Take a photo in Alice’s Labyrinth at Disneyland Paris.
Danielle (Underland to Wonderland)
|PC: Danielle (Underland to Wonderland)|
23. If you ever get the chance, stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
It’s such a beautiful resort and you get to wake up to views of giraffes and other animals.