My Disnyland Paris Experience

Hey guys! I know it’s been awhile. Sorry about that!

I’ve spent the last three weeks travelling Europe! One of those weeks I was in Paris and, due to recent events, I thought you might want to hear about my experiences there.

I arrived in Paris on November 18th, just five days after the attacks. I had no idea what to expect, as I’d only heard bits and pieces on the news and social media.

I only spent one day in the city of Paris. The rest of the time I spent at Disneyland Paris. (Well really, what did you expect?)

I was very nervous at first, but my fears dissolved after I saw all the extra security. In Paris, there were military on almost every street corner, carrying big machine guns with their hand on the trigger. In Disneyland, there were police dogs near the entrance of the parks.

They put our bags through one of those x-Ray scans, and they checked our coats wherever we went. So the whole time I was there I felt incredibly safe!

The people of Paris were all very friendly. They were really excited that tourists were still coming. I remember one of the Disney cast members at our hotel actually shook all of our hands and thanked us for being there!

Now, I’m practically bursting to tell you guys why I went to Disneyland Paris! I went to DP for the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance. I’m a highland dancer and the IGSHD is a special Disney event held at DP for highland dancers in November. There’s a traditional highland dance competition with Disney themed awards, and a special choreography competition, where the dancers put highland movements to Disney music. But the best part of all is that the dancers get to be the pre parade for the Disney parade! Yes, I got to be in a Disney parade!!!! It was amazing! Cold. But amazing!

 I’m the one in the green and burgundy kilt. The boy behind me is my brother. 

For the choreography competition, I danced to ‘Dig a Little Deeper’ from the Princess and the Frog! That was another highlight! I danced on a Disney stage in front of actual Disney choreographers!

 That’s me doing my choreography! 

It was an incredible experience, and I felt very safe while I was there!

I’m going to do a few posts on the Disneyland Paris parks, so keep an eye out for those!


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