50 Days to Fifty – The Magic of Disneyland

This was day two of my 50 to 50 project. Another easy action as it was booked long before the challenge was decided on.

We’d already had one superb day in Disneyland Paris and another in the studios. Then our disney break was broken up by our day in Paris, which meant today was not only our last day in Disneyland but also day two of my challenge.

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What stood out most for me in Disneyland was the coming together of different cultures, ages, genders, sexuality, religions and much more. Disney knows no boundaries.

I found the music in Main Street was infectious and I just wanted to dance – so I did. One moment stood out while I was dancing and laughing happily along the street without a care in the world. I glanced across and met the eye of another woman, she laughed with me and also had a disney glint in her eye – she was wearing a full burqa. I wondered then why can’t we always embrace like that across the world. We were just two women, mothers and grandmothers enjoying a special memory with our families. No divisions and no prejudice.

We spent a fabulous day in the park trying to do all the things we hadn’t managed to fit in before. And we still didn’t see it all. I think we had just the right amount of time in Disney – enough time to enjoy it and still want to come back for more.

On my previous visit when my daughters were younger there was a ride that stood out in my head as being the most nauseating – I knew the children would love it so we made it our last ride of the park. I wasn’t at all disappointed to find that yes after listening to ‘It’s a small world after all’ about a million times I was beginning to feel slightly hypnotised. The ride makers very thoughtfully spray water from a fountain at the end to bring the adults back to reality!!

It was truly magical week.

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