Although I’ve done Disneyland in Tokyo, I still had an urge to do Disneyland in Paris. I love all things Disney like and I thought the best time and only time to go ahead and act like a BIG KID was my BIRTHDAY!
Course, it did! Disneyland in Paris is very different from Disneyland in Tokyo. I went to Disneyland in Paris during the day and Disneyland Tokyo in the evening so they made a huge difference.
When you walk into the park, you get a real sense beautiful warmth of positivity. This is a fantastic feeling to have on your birthday.
As it was my birthday, I was allowed to choose which park we went too. I prefered the park with the castle. We got there around 4.30 pm. There are a number of shuttle buses for the parks (which are free). We got there in good time for the parade, which I loved every single minute of it.
Welcome to Disneyland in Paris
Disneyland Paris consists of two parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland Park is the park everybody has heard of and should go to – it has the castle. Walt Disney Studios Park, on the other hand, has a more general moviemaking theme, but it’s still very Disney. Everything looked and felt terrific. I was dressed for the occasion as always – like Mickey Mouse.
These are so many attractions within the park, including the following:
Alice’s Curious Labyrinth
Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
Discovery Arcade. And more…
See below for the photos:
There are six Disney resorts in California, Florida, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, and China with a total of twelve parks. These are Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) (Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom) Disneyland Resort (California) (Disneyland, California Adventure)!
Have you ever been to Disneyland? Let me know in the comments below. If you follow me on my Instagram, you would have seen my video experience at Disneyland.
Still, have more questions? Wait a couple more days. I have a breakdown of how I went to Disneyland and Paris in just 3 days.
Traditions can be a right drain, especially those that hinder your growth or those that you simply don’t enjoy. Every year my mother made an effort for my birthday- as kind as it was. It usually involved some sort of birthday party with people I didn’t like or care about. For that reason, I, in the past, have always hated celebrating my birthday. I would be forced to wear some fancy dress where I would be forced to sit and look pretty!
For my 21st I decided to change this tradition and celebrate my birthday travelling – the one thing I love doing!
Drake said it first, “Turn Your Birthday into a Lifestyle”. I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of Drake, but when Char from MemoirandMusing– mentioned the lyric to me I recognised I had already been doing it for 8 years! Yes, that’s right, since my 21st Birthday, I have made an effort to book a flight for my birthday. These are the countries I have been too so far:
Nigeria – 23
Dubai – 24
America – 26 (New York, Houston & New Orleans)
I’m sure you already know that I spent my 28th Birthday this year at Disney Land Paris with le bae! See the pictures below:
I’ve always believed that you should always do things you enjoy for your birthday and I have recognised that travelling is something I love to do, so why not do it for my birthday? Since it’s my B-DayWeek still ( BIG UP TO MY FELLOW VIRGO QUEENS AND KINGS!! ) I figured I’d share my top tips on how to turn your birthday into a lifestyle!
6 way on how to turn your birthday into a lifestyle
And give your job notice that you’ll be taking your birthday off. Don’t! I repeat, don’t go to work on your birthday! You shouldn’t be going to work on your birthday! You should be catching a flight or already abroad. The only way to do this is by planning well ahead – I mention this in a previous blog post, particularly on my post – Make It A Habit To Visit A New Country Yearly.
You are supposed to enjoy yourself on your birthday! If you love your job then, by all means, go to work, but as a travel blogger doesn’t it make more sense spoiling yourself to a holiday on your birthday? Of course, so book that flight!
Don’t be afraid to splurge it’s your birthday for crying out loud! Let your birthday be the one day a year when you’re allowed to partake in ONE thing that you’ve been saying no too. Obviously, this won’t work if it’s a significant addition to something terrible, like alcohol or smoking, but sometimes this can work wonders. Allow someone to treat you to something beautiful or better yet treat your damn self!
Book that flight
As I said before, I have travelled every year for my birthday, and I tend to try and go somewhere new if I can! Well except this year and Nigeria – I mention this in a post where I write why It’s So Important To Visit/ Go Back Home
And it is easy to go away for your birthday! Even if it’s the only time, you travel in the year! Let it be for your birthday! It goes back to my first point, plan ahead = book your flight well ahead of your birthday, that way you have something to look forward to for your birthday.
Do what you want
I know I make a big fuss about travelling abroad for your birthday, but you honestly don’t have to! Do what you want to do for your birthday. Do you enjoy going to the spa? Or simply just not celebrating it all? Then do these things! You don’t have to do something to please others do it for yourself.
I can’t keep reminding you – that it’s your birthday you are entitled to do exactly what you want!
Sleep well the night before
I’m not one to share when I’m flying out, but this time I think I can as I’ve already flown out! I flew out two day’s before my birthday and knew that I was going to need all the rest I can get. My birthday is always abroad, and it usually involves lots of excitement, which can be extremely exhausting! So be sure to get some rest before your travels.
Try something new
Other than travelling, I must admit that I do enjoy a good meal. I love trying out new types of food the craziest I’ve tried is duck feet and shark! Not something I will be eating again, but I think on your birthday you should try something new.
So now I have shared my top tips on how to turn your birthday into a lifestyle. Tell me how do you plan to spend your next birthday?
Where the heck did this year go? I feel like we should now be heading into summer, yet my birthday is already here! Don’t get me wrong… I absolutely love it and will be gladly embracing this wonderful opportunity to celebrate. In honour of it being my Birthday, I thought it would be fun to take some time today to have some Birthday reflections on all that I’ve done (and wanted to do this year), what I’ve learned and how I want to go ahead with my new age.
1. Be Selfish To Your Own Needs
This year, I have enjoyed myself, I have gone to Coachella, taken up opportunities and have more or less enjoyed my summer! However, I have spent a lot of time helping the help and the needy and have been heavily disappointed after offering my assistance. In this new age, I have learnt to be selfish to my own needs and look after number one at all times – because if you don’t, who will?
2. Listen To Your Intuition
Listening to your intuition has been a KEY factor for this year. In my birthday reflections I have recognised that the people close to me have told me one thing, but my intuition has told me to go with how I feel and just like that I am always proven right!
Don’t underestimate your intuition, but don’t make the wrong choices when you feel something.
3. Hold yourself accountable for your actions
I have seen so many people blame others for the situations they are currently in. Of course, I understand people make mistakes, but what I will say is remind yourself why you are where you are today. Was it a decision you decided to make – hold yourself accountable and certainly don’t expect anyone to come and save you!
4. Ask for what you want, and be prepared to get it
Every year it gets closer to my birthday I also make time to analyse myself, my accomplishments for the year. Looking at what you have achieved in the last year can be hard sometimes especially if you haven’t fulfilled all your hopes and dreams. If you believe in God, then you know that everything is on his time and not your own. Be patient and know that it is coming.
5. Be Happy – Nothing Is Ever Too Late
Be happy and recognise you are exactly where you need to be in life.