For the start of October half term it was time to head to the Eurostar to head over to DLP. Originally this was going to involve a parkrun in Paris for me, as we were travelling to Paris on Friday night and had booked a hotel near Disney from the Saturday, but sadly all the parkruns in France are cancelled at the moment (as they wrangle with the legal team about participants not needing medical certificates- they need them for races but parkrun had always published results in alphabetical order as we all know that parkrun is a run and not a race…).
Kings Cross on Friday night with loads of police cars…./ iced tea for the journey/ themed toiletries in our room/ Disney themed packing- the autograph book was a gift for our niece and nephew.
We were meeting Andy’s family on the Saturday as they all travelled out that day, and we then had a few days of fun together in the parks. Our niece particularly enjoyed the animation academy and we ended up in there 3 or 4 times over our few days- I love it too so was very happy to head in there and do some drawing. We also saw the parades as they were properly back, and even one showing of the drone show (D-light)- one day it wasn’t on due to windy weather.
Blue skies at the castle, pumpkin decorations and drawing fun
The weather was glorious with blue skies most of the time- perfect for when we were spending so much time outside. Last year we did a similar trip but it was still full of covid protocols- you had to wear a mask all the time (inside and outside), show your pass, check into places to eat with the track and trace app, no character meets, distancing in the queues….. It was great to enjoy a more normal visit.
Mocktails in our hotel, pineapple whip, vegan croissants and a pretzel
Of course some good food was enjoyed too. DLP is better for vegan food but we tend to eat breakfast in our room before heading in, and even though you can usually buy vegan croissants in the supermarket there, I brought some with me instead. We looked for the Dole whip on all of our days but one day the stand was shut, one day it had run out and only on our final day did we get to actually have some.
Back home on the Tuesday evening via Eurostar (my favourite way to travel) after a brilliant few days.