Taking the Mickey

As you know, I spent last week at Disneyland just outside Paris.

The place was swarming with delightful princesses and funny head gear.

These three Mickeys (or should I say ‘goofies’?) caught my eye.

‘Ear they are. (Pun intended!) Meet the family…

If you’ve ever been to a Disney Resort, then you know that you need the stamina of a marathon runner.

With aching feet in temperatures of over 30 C the first day, I wanted whatever he was smoking…

We were overjoyed to find a rat in our food

And I stayed firmly on the ground as I let the others get slung into orbit on Space Mountain.

There’s nothing more exhausting or fun than getting into a festive mood every day and just enjoying life.

I dedicated myself to the task. After all, it was the Minnie-mum I could do.

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71 responses

  1. Jim

    Fiona, this looked like a lot of fun! That’s the only way to ‘look’ at it……there to have fun! Never been to any of the Disney sites..but hear they are a blast!
    Like the effect of the Space Mt. photo.

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    July 11, 2011 at 16:13

  2. ~~Such an adventure, Lady Fi,
    The photos are fun. Love to see your family. Lovely.
    Hubby and I went on our 10th anniversary.
    We were like little kids running around…not sure where to explore next.
    xx Kiss.

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    July 11, 2011 at 16:40

  3. Well, you’ve been having fun while I’ve been MIA from the blogging world! Good on you and good for your whole family; visiting Mickey does require great stamina but it’s so worth it.

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    July 11, 2011 at 17:06

  4. You’re a great family! Disney is about fun. So good to see it in action!

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    July 11, 2011 at 17:11

  5. looks like great fun to me!

    I know what you mean. i’ve been to disney land a few years ago, and it was an amazing adventure, but such an exhausting one!
    glad to see your lovely family.

    the pictures are absolutely beautiful, you did document the place and joy soo beautifully!!

    have a great week ahead!
    betty xx

    p.s. i’d appreciate it if you’d delete my first comment with the Wrong spelling! argh!!!
    thanks in advance and sorry for any inconvenience.

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    July 11, 2011 at 17:19

  6. Minni-mum! Haha, good one! Love the fotos and I´m glad you showed us your family. Your kids are adorable! I´m sure they had a blast.

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    July 11, 2011 at 17:21

  7. Disney sure is fun!

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    July 11, 2011 at 17:27

  8. fun, fun and more fun….definitely the best way to get exhausted!

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    July 11, 2011 at 17:39

  9. So wonderful to finally meet your entire family. I’ve been to Disneyland in California, but not Paris. I wonder if it’s very different. Our is so crowded that you wait one-two hours per ride, which takes the fun away sometimes.

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    July 11, 2011 at 17:49

    • The longest wait was around an hour. But we went early in the morning and managed to do a lot of rides before the park opened to the general public.

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      July 12, 2011 at 18:34

  10. wow that is a great perspective shot…amazing…dizzying a bit…smiles. so much fun…i wanna goooooo! great looking fam too…smiles.

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    July 11, 2011 at 17:59

  11. Fun, fun, fun … some great shots here!

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    July 11, 2011 at 18:48

  12. What a wonderful, fun post – love your photos and narration! I’ve never been to a Disney park – still on my Bucket List! One day!!

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    July 11, 2011 at 18:58

  13. Oh that looks like so much fun!!! And here I was working…

    Great shots.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    July 11, 2011 at 19:49

  14. Looks like you all had a great time, and you got some lovely photos. I wonder if The Temple of Peril is still there…? I took my elder son on it about ten years ago. Afterwards we were both so shaken we could barely walk! It turns out the backwards-facing seats are NOT a safety feature, but stop you seeing what’s coming next and therefore add to the horror. Your children are just a little bit older than mine were at the time. Hope they had a fab time.
    Janice.

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    July 11, 2011 at 20:20

  15. Maggie May

    I feel exhausted just reading about it! Glad you had a good time even though it was tiring and it was charming to meet your lovely family!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    July 11, 2011 at 20:23

  16. Lots of memories and family fun the kids will never forget! Great pictures! Love the one you took of yourself and the kids inherited your big ears! lol
    Thanks for sharing these! ~db

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    July 11, 2011 at 20:24

  17. summer fun!!!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    My new blog posts are not updating in blogger/reader OR links on others’ blogs
    Please come and visit!!

    Comfort Spiral

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    July 11, 2011 at 20:48

  18. JM

    Both portraits are wonderful and the other shots are so cool and funny.

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    July 11, 2011 at 20:59

  19. only oen thing to say. FUN!

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    July 11, 2011 at 21:00

  20. Oh, such wonderful pictures of your family!
    I love Disneyland, have not been there in a while.
    Love Paris too, was there about 10 years ago!
    You are a very good Minnie- Mum.

    Margie 🙂

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    July 11, 2011 at 21:28

  21. I’ve always enjoyed my trips to Disneyland and it does look as though you and your family did as well! What a fun post and terrific captures for the day! Love them! I can see you most definitely got into the spirit of things!! I love it! Hope you and your family have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    July 11, 2011 at 21:43

  22. Your description of your world as you maneuvered Disneyland made me laugh… what a great story in words and photos, Fi! And you and your family look terrific having a ball!

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    July 11, 2011 at 21:44

  23. Ha! Looks like you got into the spirit of the adventure! 🙂

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    July 11, 2011 at 21:54

  24. I’ll bet the kids were hardly tired!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    July 11, 2011 at 21:56

  25. I agree with early comments, nice to meet the family, all smiles! I have to tell my son, who will be there with his family next week, about the headgear ! 🙂

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    July 11, 2011 at 22:17

  26. LOVE these pics! You look like you all had a super time 🙂

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    July 11, 2011 at 23:14

  27. Big, big smiles. Thanks.

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    July 12, 2011 at 00:05

  28. that must have been a fun-filled day. i enjoy your photos.

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    July 12, 2011 at 00:48

  29. Well, you can guess that we just loved those!! Murray was thrilled to see Disneyland Paris again and I loved your comments!! Excellent! Glad you had such a good time!

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    July 12, 2011 at 00:51

  30. Fun post with great shots and funny ears! You must have had such a great time!
    Thanks for sharing;o)
    ¤ À bientôt ¤

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    July 12, 2011 at 01:14

  31. Nice series of photos. It looks like fun.

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    July 12, 2011 at 02:19

  32. Wonderful and colorful head gears.

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    July 12, 2011 at 03:21

  33. I have not been to a Disneyland since I was a child, but I believe that you certainly earned a vacation after this vacation.

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    July 12, 2011 at 03:24

  34. So much fun IS exhausting! Glad all of you were up to the task. Love the portraits!

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    July 12, 2011 at 03:38

  35. I really like the last picture. We took our children to Disney World in the middle of the summer many years ago. It was nice to see that some things are still the same.

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    July 12, 2011 at 04:55

  36. Fun captures and sweet memorable moments.

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    July 12, 2011 at 05:43

  37. Wonderful shot of your good lookiing family; looks like everybody had a blast! And you are a very punny mummy! As well as an excellent photographer!!

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    July 12, 2011 at 07:37

  38. That sure did look like fun Fi. Glad everyone enjoyed it. – Dave

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    July 12, 2011 at 09:50

  39. So cute photos 🙂

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    July 12, 2011 at 10:07

  40. It sounds absolutely exhausting – no trouble getting to sleep, that’s for sure! Fun, though, and worth all the running around, I think!

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    July 12, 2011 at 10:55

  41. Dumdad

    You right about needing the stamina of a marathon runner. Over the years I’ve been there umpteen times with my children (Eurodisney is just up the road from us) and it is a joy to watch them have fun. Some of the rides are fun for adults but the queuing usually did my head in!

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    July 12, 2011 at 11:19

  42. Must have had a whale of a time. What fun.

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    July 12, 2011 at 16:15

  43. Mickies and Minnies, galore.
    What fun it must have been.

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    July 12, 2011 at 16:54

  44. Ash

    Excellent photos!

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    July 12, 2011 at 17:29

  45. Great and colorful pictures! Must have been very fun to be there:-)
    Hope you have great summer days.

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    July 12, 2011 at 20:34

  46. A very fun post. Some great photos. I still remember travelling years ago with my sister to Disneyland with two children. Wow. That was tiring.

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    July 12, 2011 at 21:23

  47. I never made it to Disney Paris, lol ! It’s probably too close. But I visited Disney World in Orlando !

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    July 12, 2011 at 21:46

  48. Just to get back to you on hotel choice – Hotel New York for the first few years but Disneyland Hotel for the past five! Good for us because we can leave the parks quick if it all gets all too much for Murray and we can be back in the hotel room really quickly! He can have reallly good days but sometimes it all suddenly gets too much for him so a quick escape is wonderful! Also, having the characters at breakfast and dinner is a huge plus for him – photos with the characters is one of his main joys!

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    July 12, 2011 at 23:56

  49. I love theme parks and stuff. Cute pics!

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    July 13, 2011 at 00:37

  50. Love your little Mousie family!!!! So cute!!!! And a visit to these kind of parks almost requires some training to keep up with the pace!

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    July 13, 2011 at 00:39

  51. That looks like a good time although I know what you mean about the stamina you need. Great shots.

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    July 13, 2011 at 00:58

  52. Al

    Nice Disney photos! I’ve been to Disneyland (California) and Disney World (Florida) several times, and I always enjoy it. Did you ride the Tower of Terror, my favorite ride?

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    July 13, 2011 at 01:28

    • I didn’t – but the kids went on it several times!

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      July 13, 2011 at 08:11

  53. It is a healing blessing to see such a wonderful family. Bless you guys-

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    My new blog posts are still not updating in blogger/reader OR links on others’ blogs
    So I ESPECIALLY appreciate YOUR visits! Thank YOU

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    July 13, 2011 at 02:00

  54. Fun to let go and play like a child for awhile. I like the angle you used in the photo of Space Mountain. I remember going on the ride. It was a lot of fun but so dark you couldn’t tell which direction you were going next.

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    July 13, 2011 at 04:32

  55. Oh, wait, I just realized that my life is an awful lot like Space Mountain…

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    July 13, 2011 at 04:32

  56. that was a brilliant post full of fun and lovely images!!

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    July 13, 2011 at 08:18

  57. WOW! Looks like a totally fun filled day! What a cute post, enjoyed it completely 🙂

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    July 13, 2011 at 09:26

  58. I of course, like the princesses.

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    July 13, 2011 at 13:40

  59. You seem to have a jolly good time 🙂 and as usual I really love ur pics, Just out of sheer curiosity – which camera do you use and which lens?

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    July 13, 2011 at 15:39

  60. You guys look like you had such a GREAT TIME!
    Even if it was hot (and full of screaming kids), I can imagine you 4 making it fun no matter where you are!!!!

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    July 13, 2011 at 16:50

  61. unknownmami

    Thank you for the last picture, I love it.

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    July 14, 2011 at 04:30

  62. Have a great weekend!

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    July 14, 2011 at 13:30

  63. How nice to see lovely pictures of you and your family! I know how tiring and fun at the same time at the Disneyland in summer. We had to stand in a long queue for popular attraction, so we always dashed to somewhere. If I rode on a hair-raising coaster at this age, I might become sick. Thank you for sharing your honest feeling and reminding me of the time gone by. Stay cool, and happy days ahead.

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    July 14, 2011 at 13:43

  64. Fi, this post IS MAGICAL!! There is nothing like seeing a family enjoying to the max Disneyland- You guys are a trip! And Disney is the only place where seeing a rat in your food makes you squeal with joy! Ah, I truly enjoyed this Disney visit. You and your posts are EAR-risistable!!!

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    July 15, 2011 at 10:44

  65. wonderful photos, wonderful family!

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    July 16, 2011 at 17:21

  66. So much fun!

    I confess that I love Disney’s take on the world. Gives one a chance to feel like a child again.

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    July 18, 2011 at 14:52

  67. Love the ears..you all look like you had a wonderful time! 🙂

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    July 19, 2011 at 02:49

  68. Ha! Now you’re taking the Minnie out of me. 😀

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    July 20, 2011 at 22:42

  69. I’m catching up on blogs in my Reader. Thank you for sharing these photos of your beautiful family. Beautiful YOU shouldn’t hide behind the camera so much. : )

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    July 22, 2011 at 03:02

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