Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Happiest Place On Earth

You guys will remember #1 on my much reviled Birthday Wishlist? Well boo to everybody who sniffed at it because as is evidenced by the above, I went to Disneyland!

Repeat after me; "confession is possession, confession is possession"............

A month and a couple of weeks after #DaksDay, I've got everything on my List except the Chanel bag and the camera, I remain ever hopeful.

Anyhoozle, as an ex-officio member of the National Association of Nigerian Agbaya's (NANA) Eastern Chapter, there was no way I could come to France and not visit our European Zonal Head Office, Disneyland Paris. I'm a die hard theme park veteran, I've done all the good ones, Six Flags, Universal Studios, Thorpe Park, Apapa Amusement Park (of blessed memory) etc, but Disneyland always eluded me. From the time I was old enough to know it existed I lusted after this magical place but due to the fact that as a typical Nigerian, when we came on vacation to the US, we only stayed at the "Nigerian" states, New York, Maryland, California, Texas. We never smelt Florida and my parents were definitely not going to take a road trip to Orlando just so I could see Mickey and Minnie.

I never outgrew the compulsion so the minute I began planning my trip to Paris, I started researching Euro Disney tickets. Luckily Nwabugo is a fellow agbaya so she was totally up for it, Stella however, was practically the only adult in the group, she remained "cool, calm and collected" (this phrase was IT when I was in Jss3) while I and Bugo were literally bouncing off the walls.

Peep the crowd, it was mental. It wasn't just kids accompanied by parents, adults on their own were all over the damn place. Agbaya's are a force to be reckoned with.

I died the little death when I saw the castle. Gave me total Fantasia flashbacks.

If I didn't get the Minnie Mouse ears I'd have thrown the biggest tantrum



There was so much to take pictures of, I didn't even know where to start, it was like all the fairytales had come to life. I was so excited I started to get a little worried, asking myself serious soul-searching questions such as;

"Is this normal"?
"Do other 26 year old lawyers act this way when confronted with childhood memories"?
"Is it entirely possible to regress to an infantile state on the strength of the imagination of a man whose parents had the temerity to name him Walter"?
"How on earth do Mickey and Minnie kpansh"?
"How much serum would Rapunzel need to keep her hair from being brittle"?

You know, earth shaking questions like that.

The cottage of the Seven Dwarves

Jack's house with the beanstalk growing out of it. I confess to being a little foggy at this point, I don't entirely recall Jack & The Beanstalk being remixed in the usual Disney fashion. Enlighten me if you know any different.

Cinderella's carriage after Xzibit and West Coast Customs handled that pumpkin.

Decided to go on one of the rides and my first choice was Space Mountain, it was touted as the ride that would rip the weave from my hair, but it was a bit of a let down. It was fast and all but I expected a bit more. The more dangerous the ride, the likelihood of finding me queuing up for it is very high. I LOVE dangerous theme park rides, upside down turns, sudden drops, twists, rolls, the works.....if it can kill, I'm in. Luckily Stella is as big a thrill seeker as I am and we were to be found wherever the screams were loudest. Bugo.....not so much, we settled her down in a safe play area while we went to get our adrenaline pumping on.

It really wasn't that bad, it was pretty blood curdling, I was just upset that it didn't last longer. It seems the more dangerous the ride, the shorter it is, tres annoying. At least the ride achieved one thing......

It loosened my carefully arranged bun. I went up a perfectly coiffed babe and came down with my hair in disarray, pins falling out, strands flying......I was so pleased.


We went on a few more rides, and by "we", I mean Stella and I. Bugo wasn't having it. Out of respect for her reputation I won't recount the scene she made at the last ride we went on, which admitted children by the way so you have an idea of how mild it was. Lets just say it was better for all parties involved if she just took a seat and cheered us on from the sidelines.

We were there until they did the Show at the end which was soooo cool. All the Disney princesses were there; Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Snow White, Ariel and the newest princess repping for the chocolate chicks, Tiana from 'The Princess and the Frog', with all their princes.

I swear I got a little misty eyed, it was so toushing

Pictures are not so clear because we couldn't get close enough. Children are vicious I tell you, these miniature human beings were jostling with their elders for space and tings. We barely managed to get a spot to stand in even.

So now I can rest, #22 on my Bucket List has been fulfilled, still some stuff left to be done on there, I'll keep you updated on my progress.

Can't believe I'm back in the UK tomorrow *sigh*

Love and light xx



  1. Your blog is a breath of fresh air!!! Whatever you don't stop blogging and writing. This had me in stitches.

  2. awwwww, that was major fun! i shall have dreams this nyt :(

  3. Magical is the only word for Disney Paris. You definitely should go to Orlando since you are a theme park lover( Im married to one therefore almost turned to one), you would totally love it, universal studios, island of adventures ,Disney world and sea world all within the same vicinity heaven!!! nice pictures.

  4. N.B Six flags in Atlanta, fantastic! you should also do Schlitterbahn in San Antonio. great fun

  5. I would probably have been screaming with my hands in the air all through out of excitement hehe!!!

  6. Aww this is so cute !!! You're also so pretty as well and of course well accomplished.

    Enjoy your childish dreams only live once :P

  7. Aww, nice pics in this and the last post! My visit to Eurodisney was also my first Disney-visit - total agbaya overload. After two loops on the small world ride, I couldn't get the song out my head for days. Paris is absolutely one of the BEST cities in the world hands down...after Ibadan, lol.

  8. @Kate, aww thanks so much!

    @Uduak, lol, I'm stil having dreams even.

    @Dressed, my theme park adventures are not over. I'm taking notes of everywhere you've mentioned.

    @Jibby, you know me now. Disgraced myself thoroughly

    @AfrikanPrincess, thank you so much xx

    @CLC, it a totally awesome city. you keep saying this Ibadan thing. Hilarious!

  9. You've definitely enjoyed your holiday. I am scared of heights but I am usually up to try anything once. I went to Universal Studios once but still have dreams of going to one of dem Disney parks.

    I can't believe you got misty eyed over the Disney princesses lol.

    Have a safe trip back to the U.K

  10. Definitely the highlight of the holiday! Those rides, NEVER EVER again..i'll just go and sit next to Minnie in the teacup/saucer ride! no Adrenalin for me!i miss Paris and Stella already :(

  11. Lool @ Bugo's comment. magical, the tears are very understandable..

    This picture is too adorable -->

  12. awww! You sure had fun. Ur friend bugo is so petite, do u like pick her up n throw her around?

    u guys all looked pretty. i luv d look with the nautical bodycon skirt...


  13. i miss paris officially :( very lovely lovely pictures in an amazing city :)


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