Today I had planned to share my pictures of Disneyland Paris on my blog however I didn’t realise that looking after my friends 8 month old baby plus my precious miniature dachshund Tinkerbell from 9 till 6 would keep me so busy.
He is very cute and Tinkerbell enjoyed sitting next to him however my who day was taken. I found out today that I can wash up and rock a baby to sleep at the same time!
I also managed to make a delicious Arabic soup from the new wonderful recipe book my husband bought me for my birthday and take a trip to the supermarket.
I will however share my preparations for the day trip, the airports and the train into Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Paris Part 1
For the day trip I used my Cath Kidston backpack. I stored all of my items in slide lock food bags and labeled each. Passports, tickets – flight, train and park and money. I had a further two for toiletries those that were dry items and those that were not and required to be placed through the scanner outside of the bag. I then stored all documents together and all toiletries together.
My husband and I left the house at around 4:15am we had pre-booked parking at the airport which was directly opposite from the entrance. The UK airport was easy to navigate and extremely straight forward. Our flights were with Flybe, row three on the way to Paris and row eight on returning home.
When the plane landed in Paris CDG airport it drove around for what seemed at least 10 minutes almost like a full external tour of the sight before finally parking up a terribly long way from the airport. Once off the plane and down the steps we got onto a shuttle bus that would drive back to the airport leaving us around 20 minutes to find the train.
When the shuttle bus pulled up at the entrance we had to wait for another bus in front to empty and leave before our bus could pull up which seemed like forever. They love health and safety. We dashed off the bus and began to run dodging other passengers. The strange thing was we had no idea in what direction we need to run but that didn’t stop us from racing through the airport possible a good mile or even more. We ran, ran past police, passengers and workers we ran asking people if they could help us.
I thought when we arrived at the train station it would be very clear the train we needed to take. I had imagined Disney pictures decorating the station, nothing. I very kind man helped us by reading our tickets and letting us know what line we need. Frantically we looked for the platform arriving with only a couple of minutes to spare. I glowed like I’d never glowed before and requiring to remove several layers of clothing as a result.
The train only took 10 minutes to arrive thankfully our running allowed us to catch the train in time. Yesterday and today my feet, ankles and thighs are in pain after the amount of running, wearing my boots is the cause I believe to this pain I’ve taken away as a souvenir!
CDG airport you need to invest in signs that direct people to the airport train station as it was extremely poor. Also the tour of the airport when when landed wasn’t helpful at all to our tight time schedule.
Happy Friday Friends!