Our last day in Paris – and the husband’s birthday! He got to wear a Disney badge proclaiming this all day!!
After packing, breakfast and checking out we decided that the one thing we hadn’t done were any of the shows at Walt Disney Studios – so after a quick Fastpass on Ratatouille (yet again, it’s the youngest’s favourite!) and the magic carpets we headed to Moteur – Action! Stunt Show Spectacular – and the name was very correct – it was really spectacular. The 11 year old in particular really enjoyed it.
It was supposed to last 35 minutes – so we hoped to whizz straight from there to Disney Junior Live (run in English and French at different times). However time was ticking by so the husband and girls tried to escape leaving me and the boy there – but the French security team were having none of it. There was lots of Gallic shrugging – and ‘computer says no’. I assume it was health and safety (although goodness knows why, as the way out was nowhere near the vehicles!) Anyway – that meant we missed Disney Junior which prompted a 4 year old’s strop!
Thankfully we spotted that Stitch Live was on and so attempted to placate her with that (again it runs in English and French throughout the day). It was actually surprisingly good! Stitch was animated, but there was a real life person in the room being his assistant. Initially I assumed that there were standard questions Stitch would ask – but it was actually really clever, and the person voicing him could obviously see the audience – and deviated with different conversations – and all in all it was really impressive! A surprise hit with the Price family.
Then we let Daddy chose the restaurant – and we went to Bistro Chez Remy right by the Ratatouille ride – and supposedly the rat’s restaurant and you magically became smaller as you went in (or as the 4 year old pointed out ‘they’ve just made everything else seem really big’!!)
The food – and drinks – were great! And the whole family were content as the grown up food was delicious, and there were fries for the kids #winwin. They made a fuss of the birthday boy – and even wrote a special message on his pudding (happy birthday – not anything else – that would have been weird!!)
On the way out the 6 year old was given a Minnie Mouse balloon by a random couple – still not entirely sure why (she was given sweets by a man on the train the day before, so she must have a face for gifts!!) As we were about to head off to the airport we couldn’t really take it with us – so the kids asked if we could send it up to the sky to Nanny Carol (my mother in law who passed away in 2002). It seemed like a particularly apt thing to do, given 45 years ago Nanny Carol had been giving birth to their Daddy (cue hysterical weeping from me!!)
And that’s pretty much a perfect way to end our few days in Disneyland Paris.
Creating magical memories with my family has been wonderful.