MY ADVENTURES N DISNEYLAND PARIS, PARIS, MONTMARTE & OTHER ASSORTED SILLINESS TR; APRIL '20

knewton64

- May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
Joined
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EDITORS NOTE -:coffee:
Finally.... after three years of starting and stopping this blog, I finally have well.....
enough of the fight over the US dollar against the Euro and and have gotten brave enough to "take the plunge" and book this adventure and am very proud to say that I am here and not going away...... FYI - airfare will be booked n April 2019 as this adventure is set for late April of next year -

With that said -
and away we go!popcorn::


ANYWHO -
**** OK, SO WHY PARIS??:confused3
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(Taken from my Walt Disney World TR; April '16) -


The story goes like this -:tinker:
In
June 2017 I really really RREEAALLYY needed to buy a new car (I want a Honda Civic EX with a moon roof, etc).....


and -

(POST SCRIPT - AS OF JULY 2019, THIS CAR WILL BE PAID OFF!):goodvibes


....as my current Toyota Corolla has 146K on her.....
and
I wanna celebrate my 'Un'- birthday in style as well.....
it isn't every day that I buy a new car.
BUT WHERE AND WHEN??:confused3
Then, I thought of Ladybugpaw:
as for some crazy reason, I literally erased all these
ideas in my head
and I said outloud a phrase that that cartoon character named Charlie Brown is famous for saying, "RATS."
And....
for the life of me, my mind flashed back to a picture I remembered seeing on the Disney Cruise adventure I took in January 2012.....went to page three of that blog and my eyes grew real wide & there was my answer -



I musta just looked at that picture for the longest of time b4 I snapped out of it,
looked online at a Vendor I have used before & VILOA!
YUP!
Yours Truly has a vacation slated for Paris......
NOPE!! NOT PARIS TEXAS
BUT....
Paris, France!:woohoo::woohoo:
Spotlight on Paris - Collette Vacations
https://www.gocollette.com/en/tours/europe/france/spotlight-on-paris



Hello everyone, my name is Kris and....



(it's time 4 another adventure) :thumbsup2:thumbsup2


Well, I would be what you would call a DISney fan of all things DISney -:goodvibes
and this adventure is gonna be chalked full of twists and turns......


From wine tasting, a visit to Mommarte, etc

You name it and I will be doing it all before I head on over to DISneyland -


Never been there....
Much less on over to France

Fastly becoming a fan of -

as well as Maurice Chevalier since I can tell it DOES pay to know a little of the language of the country you are visiting......

Yes.....I am from Texas but ya know, I don't wanna stick out like one of dem bloody Yanks while over there so nothing more 'funner' than kicking things off by watching some Rick Steves "Best of France" travel dvds......:artist:



Will bounce back to this TR w/in the next few weeks I promise but for now, I gotta boogy on back to my upcoming WDW / Nassau adventure you see below in my signature.

and yes, I have listed all my previous travel adventures below for those of you who wanna read up on - (and or haven't signed into Disboards) - what Yours Truely has been up to......popcorn::





T.T.F.N.
&
CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:



"MY VERY 1ST TRIP 2 WDW / DISNEY WONDER" 01-07-09 to 01-15-09 (w/pics & video)www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2062857
MY ADVENTURES by Disney "Spirit of America" Sept 2009 trip report ...
www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2201584 - Cached
MY "GETTING SPOOKED @ WDW" - MNSSHP TRIP REPORT; Oct 28th -Nov 4th 2010(w/pics & video)http://www.disboards.com/showthread....0&referrerid=0
My "ADVENTURES N IRELAND" - TRIP REPORT; JUNE 2011 (w/pics & video) -http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2203028&referrerid=0
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2625762&referrerid=0
MY "ADVENTURES N HAWAII" -October 2011 trip report (w/pics & video)- http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2625762&referrerid=0
My "IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE N KEY WEST, COZUMEL & G CAYMAN DCL TRIP REPORT; JAN'12 (w/pics & video)http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2686953&referrerid=0
MY "ADVENTURES N NEW YORK CITY" TRIP REPORT; SEPT '12 (w/pics & video)http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2765761&referrerid=0
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2875727&referrerid=0
MY "ADVENTURES N SAN FRAN, ROSE BOWL, ROSE BOWL PARADE & COASTAL CALIFORNIA" TRIP REPORT (w/pics & video)- DEC '13
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2875727&referrerid=0
MY "ADVENTURES N ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & WALES" TRIP REPORT - August '14 (w/pics & video)
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3112285&referrerid=208040
MY "ADVENTURES N DISNEYLAND, CATALINA ISLAND & OTHER ASSORTED SO CAL STUFF" TRIP REPORT; SEPT 2015 (w/pics & video)
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3112286&referrerid=208040
MY ADVENTURES N WALT DISNEY WORLD, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS & OTHER ASSORTED SILLINESS TRIP REPRT; APRL '16
MY ADENTURES N SAN ANTONIO, BANDERA, STONEWALL TEXAS & OTHER ASSORTED SILLINESS TRIP REPORT; NOV '16
http://www.disboards.com/posts/55360595/
MY ADVENTURES N NEW ORLEANS & OTHER ASSORTED SILLINESS TRIP REPORT; NOV '17
http://www.disboards.com/posts/56498543/

MY ADVENTURES N AMERICAN HISTORY & OTHER ASSORTED SILLINESS TRIP REPORT; SEPT '18
https://www.disboards.com/posts/58044097/
MY ADVENTURES N WALT DISNEY WORLD & NASSAU BAHAMAS WITH DISNEY CRUISE LINE; OCT '19
MY ADVENTURES N DISNEYLAND PARIS, PARIS, MONTMARTE & OTHER ASSORTED SILLINESS TR; APRIL '20
http://www.disboards.com/posts/55844183/
MY ADVENTURES N NASHVILLE, MEMPHIS, NEW ORLEANS AND OTHER ASSORTED SILLINESS TRIP REPORT; NOV '20
 
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knewton64

- May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
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**UPDATES & MORE UPDATES**:goodvibes

(Believe it or not, I am attempting to recreate this map in Lego style, details as they develop):goodvibes





Just got the paperwork in from goCollette.com and everything is all in order -
Airfare will be booked next month -

and yes, I am doing all the additional add ons -
more to come on that I promise.


OK....
this is way cool -


After so many darn starts and stops to this.....
after so many days of feeling down -


My vacation of a lifetime is now underway -popcorn::





T.T.F.N.
&
CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
 
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knewton64

- May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
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Ok.....:boat:


As I am slowly getting things together to hop across the pond
Some mood music to keep ya n the mood until next time as yyyeeesss......

I plan on editing the below posts until I begin to posts "new" posts -


which knowing me will be shortly





CYA N A FEW WEEKS
T.T.F.N.
&
CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
 
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  • knewton64

    - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
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    "Changes":o

    ok.... so how do I get from the Hotel to DL Paris for my Post Day?:confused3


    Answer -
    I just booked a round trip transfer from Hotel with two park ticket from VIATOR.COM
    party:


    "Start your trip to Disneyland Paris in style by hopping this dedicated express shuttle bus, which will whisk you to the park from four convenient pick-up locations. But this isn’t just comfortable, round-trip transportation. Your ticket includes direct admission to both Disneyland Park and Disney Studios Park—a convenient and hassle-free way to get your visit started. Small children get special discounts, and the air-conditioned shuttle bus has multiple departure times.Admission tickets to Disneyland Paris and Disney Studios Park, with round-trip shuttle bus transportationGet direct access to both Disney parks without waiting in line to buy tickets—saving precious timeEnjoy the ride in special, Disney-themed transportation, with multiple pickup points and departure timesKids under 3 ride for free, and discounts are available for other children

    Read more about Disneyland Paris Express Shuttle with Admission Tickets 2019 - https://www.viator.com/tours/Paris/Disneyland-Paris-Express-Tickets-and-Shuttle-Transport/d479-6601P3?mcid=56757"


    Gonna spend approximately 12-13 hours visiting both parks......
    OK - me happy -:woohoo:



    T.T.F.N.
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    knewton64

    - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
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    :goodvibes**MERCI IAIN**:goodvibes



    Le Meridien Etoile Paris :wave2:

    -(the hotel where I will be staying at) -



    Hmmmmmm.......
    So in regards to my Collette Vacations.com "Spotlight on Paris" adventure.......

    OK - TIME TO party:!!!!!!!




    sO, yes!!
    The game is now afoot -:earseek:



    Wish me luck.:jumping1:
    never been to DL PAris -
    looking forward to it





    Allrighteee ------


    Gotta jump back on over to my upcoming WDW / Nassau adventure.......popcorn::





    T.T.F.N.
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    knewton64

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    Happy Saint Paddy's Day 2019 Y'all:goodvibes







    T.T.F.N.
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    knewton64

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    Looks like I just found a little something for my birthday in December....:cake:


    to "Officially" kick off the celebrations of FINALLY getting this dream adventure of mine off the ground -


    SMALL BACKGROUND ON "why legos"
    well.... this is in my living room -

    (yes, that 4,100 Lego pieces) - note the popcorn machine and fire truck):tinker:




    and this was once my dining room now game room -

    (thats a mockup of ya will of Washington DC... Lego style)

    on the far left for example, you will see -

    (Lincoln Memorial)



    and with that, cya n a few weeks -popcorn::




    T.T.F.N.
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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  • knewton64

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    AIRFARE WILL B BOOKED LATE NEXT MONTH -


    Someone pinch me -


    this thing is actually gonna happen !:goodvibes




    cya n a few weeks -
    T.T.F.N.
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    knewton64

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    J'ai besoin d'un peu d'inspiration alors...




    Plan on updating this TR ...
    um - oh say around Easter:goodvibes






    T.T.F.N.
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    knewton64

    - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
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    So until late next month (April)-

    (Everyone - meet Ladybug)paw:



    T.T.F.N.
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    loladelorean

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    Hi there! Hope you're finding the Disneyland Paris section of the boards useful. Are you planning your trip for April 2018?
     
  • knewton64

    - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
    Joined
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    (LATE MARCH 2019) -Just arrived in the mail today -:goodvibes



    and -




    okey dokey --
    gonna be a crazy busy month of April -
    Will be adding onto the land side of my WDW / DCL October adventure.......

    and
    booking airfare for this adventure -:thumbsup2:thumbsup2



    Get a feeling I will be celebrating AT LONG LAST being able to get this adventure underway by mail ordering -

    (mid April 2019 - just put this one on order)





    and slowly begin to put together a mini City of sorts of Paris -
    pics and video of course I promise .:goodvibes



    Until then -



    T.T.F.N.
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    petals

    Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!
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    Ok, So I see DINNER RESSIE that there is Silver Spur, Blue Lagoon......any additional suggestions????:confused3
    You should try Bistro Chez Remy in the Studios as well it's fab and if you want to splash out a bit more I would go to Buffalo Bills Wild West show. If you have meal vouchers you can use these towards the cost of the show. I've written about the two of these in my trip report linked in my sig if you want to look :)



    #3) What day of the week in early April should I go??:scratchin
    I have always found weekdays are better but check when Easter is when you're going because if european schools are on Easter Holidays parks will be busy anyway
     

    knewton64

    - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
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    Taking a small break b4 the airfare gets booked....


    (fantastic pic of the Eiffel Tower):thumbsup2:thumbsup2....plus this pic off the internet gives me a better idea on how to go about putting together my Legos Mini city of France -


    and -



    SNEAK PEAK!:magnify:
    Here is a pre-view of things to come......

    (betcha got that "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" song in yer head now eh?);)




    T.T.F.N.
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    knewton64

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    Allrighteeeeeeeeee -



    Well, If you cant tell - I've decided the heck with it and begin being celebrating that this adventure is now underway. And..... yes - I am making a run at dinner ressies very late in the day at Bistro Chez Remy or ????? - But again, gotta get airfare booked 4 this in a wee while.

    Gonna look the other way when its booked cuz I dont wanna know the cost but hey - it is what it is, ya know?

    I mean, to just be "over there" and to walk through DL hotel and into the park will make it all worthwhile -:woohoo:




    And
    while over in the Paris side of this -popcorn::
    Going to take in a cabaret show or sorts.....
    (lots of champagne will be served)


    can't forget about this place I will b visiting as well

    Got a few surprises I will be dropping on ya as we go along on this adventure as always remember my motto:


    "WHAT HAPPENS ON VACATION STAYS ON THE INTERNET":laughing:
    (that reminds me, I need to b sure and pack a wine bottle opener)........





    TA TA POUR MAINTENANT
    ET CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    knewton64

    - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
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    ** APRIL 2019***



    **T-MINUS 800 MORE HOURS AND THE AIRFARE WILL B BOOKED **:woohoo:







    TA TA POUR MAINTENANT
    ET CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    loladelorean

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    Loving your excitement! It's lovely to see Paris through the eyes of an American, and hear how excited you are to visit what I see as my "home" park. You've got tons of time to plan and learn everything you need to know about DLP and France.
     

    knewton64

    - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
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    Loving your excitement! It's lovely to see Paris through the eyes of an American, and hear how excited you are to visit what I see as my "home" park. You've got tons of time to plan and learn everything you need to know about DLP and France.


    :thanks:
    A little something that Disney is up to across the pond -





    ANYWHO -

    - I am always inquisitive and love asking questions as I am a history nut and love to be totally immersed in what I am seeing. Also, from the food, wine, people watching you name it, really looking forward to this adventure -



    and speaking of adventures.....
    To gear up for Nassau and Paris, I have an objective in mind to look nice (weight wise) when I go so -


    Well.....I finally did it!:scared1:
    IVE DROPPED TWO INCHES!!

    Ok........I can do this....party:
    I am already starting to feel a difference in my body and how its reacting to things butcha know, I am into this and will blog about my weight loss journey approx every 2-4 weeks



    and with that -





    TA TA POUR MAINTENANT
    ET CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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    knewton64

    - May the luck of the Irish always be with you -
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    *** HAPPY EARLY EASTER EVERYONE **




    and -





    TA TA POUR I'NSTANT
    &
    CHEERS Y'ALL:wave2:
     
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