A D V E N T U R E S    B Y    D I S N E Y  –  England and France

Welcome to those of you joining me from IN THE MOUSE HOUSE and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

… and France!

Although I was born in Canada, my parents and entire extended family pretty much hail from over the pond in bonny ole England. I’ve been there only three times in my life, but each time I was only a child, the last time being when I was just 14-years old. So returning as an adult and sharing my heritage with my wife certainly appeals to me!

I’m not so much interested in the usual landmarks: Big Ben (you know that is the name of the bell and not the tower, right?), Piccadilly Circus (which isn’t an actual circus), Buckingham Palace (where it would be a rare day to see any Royalty anyway), or the like. But I would rather tour the little towns and pubs and the seaside resorts. I feel that is where the real character of England, and of France, would be found. Having a pint with the locals and hearing their stories would be a real treat! However, you don’t get to choose what you see, so here is what Disney has in mind for you if you choose this Adventure:

  • Climb aboard an iconic red double-decker bus for a private tour of London with an elevated view of Westminster Abby and Buckingham Palace.

  • Delight in the splendor and serenity of the English countryside during your 2-night stay in a 19th-century manor house.

  • Walk among towering stone blocks that have stood for millennia at Stonehenge. Explore the mysteries and legends surrounding the construction of this timeless monument.

  • Discover how kings and queens lived during a privately guided visit to Windsor Castle, current home to the British royal family!

  • Journey to the top of this 1,063 foot (324 meters) — tall structure and get ready for one of the most magnificent views in Paris — or anywhere in the world!

  • Marvel at the gargoyles of Nôtre Dame Cathedral. Then, as the adults follow a local expert to view some of the world’s greatest masterpieces in the Louvre, Junior Adventurers discover famous art works on an interactive scavenger hunt.

What I like about the idea of touring these destinations with Disney is the safety factor. I’m not a big world adventurer and don’t like being in situations where I don’t have control. This may curtail a certain amount of fun, but at least I arrive home alive after each of my vacations! And I’m sure a Disney Tour Guide could add a few Disney details to the locations visited.

France appeals to me because of the architecture and art scene, and of course, Disneyland Paris!

So my dream Adventure by Disney would be first to connect with my English heritage, and second, to explore the beauty and Disney Park fun of France. Now if I can just come up with about 6,000 US dollars I’ll be on my way!

Check out this link: England and France Tours for full details.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is MANDA’S DISNEY BLOG. Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Heidi’s Head – Southeast Asia

2nd Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney – Norway

3rd Stop ~ In the Mouse House – Ecuador & the Galapagos

4th Stop ~ Cool Nouns by Lee Beatens – (you are here)

Final Stop ~ Manda’s Disney Blog – From Home to Afar



About the Author

Lee Beatens ()

I have been blogging about Disney since 2007, contributing to several sites and also hosting my own site called Disleelandia. I have since rebooted that site and relaunched it as Disney Nouns. I love Disneyana, the Parks, and finding obscure Disney references!

Website: http://www.disneynouns.com

22 Responses to “Magical Blogorail: Adventures by Disney”

  1. This trip appeals to me too, Lee. I don’t have English heritage (well, I guess, technically, we all do!) but, growing up, we had an evangelist friend from England who came to our church each year. I loved him. I could sit and listen to him speak for hours (which is not normal for a teen!) I always longed to go and see England. Now, I have a child who is very into British TV and is wishing to go as well. We have a niece who is living there, so we dream of one day visiting (before she moves back to the states!)

      • So true about the accent! My oldest daughter keeps saying she needs to find a guy with a British accent. (Love the updates to your post!)

  2. Great post, Lee! I’ve never been to England — or anywhere outside the country, for that matter — so any of these AbD trips would really be great for me, but I like the thought of visiting England and France!

  3. The Louvre is my dream destination! You hit the nail on the head for me. And I totally agree that the pubs and small towns are where you’ll find your heritage at play.

  4. I love Paris!! And I’d love to see Stonehenge! It’s definitely on my bucket list! :P What would be your favourite part of the itinerary Lee? :) x

    • The bus ride would be cool. My father owned several authentic London Buses at one point that he restored and sold for chip trucks, tours, and promotional uses. So I’ve ridden in them in England and Canada.

      But riding in an open topper around London is something everyone should do at least once! Great photos ops from up there.

  5. Out of all the ABD trips, this is the one I want to do the most. I’d love to have an authentic high tea and after 8 years of taking French it would be nice to use it someday.

    • I think safety and convenience are the things that Disney can offer in spades! On any vacation you should just have to worry about the fun. Thanks for commenting!

  6. Lee I travelled London for work and let’s just say I made some newbie mistakes that made me stick out like a sore thumb. I think I was about kicked out of Paddington station for not understanding the loading process! So having Disney be my guide would make me feel more assured I won’t make the same mistakes twice.

    • These kind of trips do cost too much to waste even a single minute! I’m with you, except I probably wouldn’t have been able to find my way into Paddington Station! LOL

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