As I hinted at in my Asia Trip Recap blog post, I definitely ran into some hiccups during my recent trip to all of the Disney theme parks in Asia. What I didn’t say is that the biggest hiccups came from my day at Shanghai Disney Resort. Just writing this down is making me wish I could go back in time and literally do this ENTIRE day differently. The only reason I’m sharing my experience at all is so other people can avoid the same pitfalls I encountered. And I’d also like to say that I had a completely different experience my first time visiting back in 2016, which you can read about here. But first let me start back at the beginning…
The wait is over! It’s been a little over a month and I’ve finally had the time to gather my thoughts and organize my photos so that I can give everyone a proper update on my recent travels. (I bet you thought this day would never come… LOL). In late November I spent two weeks park-hopping and city-exploring across Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Japan and wanted to provide a few general thoughts as well as an overview of my itinerary to catch everyone up-to-speed. This will be a no-holds-back blog entry full of my honest thoughts and suggestions (no matter how unpopular they may be). My goal is to provide another point of view along with some helpful hints as you plan your own upcoming vacations!
Before I left for Disneyland Paris I did a lot of research on where to stay. I knew the chances of my coming back anytime soon were not high and so I really wanted to take advantage of my time there. I was also coming off of 2 weeks of intense work related travel and knew I wanted to be comfortable and conveniently located to the parks.
I ended up choosing the Newport Bay Club because it had been recently renovated in 2016, it was close to the parks, and was within my price range. I stayed there for 5 nights/6 days and was not disappointed with my choice. In this post, I’m going to walk you through my stay there and share some of my general observations about staying at a Disneyland Paris Resort.
I just returned from a last minute trip to Disneyland Paris and wow, was it one of the most incredible trips to a Disney park I've ever had. This one was a bit harder to plan for because I didn't find a lot of resources with comprehensive advice, so a lot of what I ended up doing was a bit of trial and error. I'm hoping that the next several posts will really help those of you planning a trip to Paris in the near future.
Just returned from my 3rd trip to Walt Disney World in 2 years and I have to say that it was JUST as fun as each of the others. I think it's impossible not to have a good time at WDW. We stayed at Pop Century and went for 6 days. I'm convinced that for me, my ideal timeframe is definitely 6 days at a minimum if I plan to do all of the parks and not kill myself along the way. This trip was at the end of May and was still pretty good from a crowd control perspective but it was VERY hot and humid. That was a bit surprising but we got through it. Following is a topline review of my week in the parks.