Disneyland Paris January Sales Haul

I had never been to DLP during the January sales before so I had high hopes for it, especially as I had heard that they were bringing in a lot of new merchandise this year due to the five year turnover and 25th anniversary. I went armed with extra money so I could go crazy. Myself and my friend Louise arrived the day after the sales started so we managed to avoid the rush. I didn’t fancy having to fight people for items, that’s just not how I roll.

Unfortunately due to my high expectations I was a little disappointed with the sales. Some shops had small stands of sales items and a few had none at all. There were a few things that I had hoped would be in the sales but weren’t but I was paricularly pleased with the clothing items which I hadn’t initially thought about buying but did. I also understand that arriving a day later meant that we had missed out on a few things. I had my eye on the mini figure Yoda Stitch but couldn’t find him when we were there.

It was a good thing that there wasn’t as much as I had thought 1. Because I would just buy a ton of things that I didn’t need 2. I wouldn’t have been able to get it all home. The things that I did find were a real bargain and all in all I was very happy with what I picked up.

Grey Pirates of the Caribbean ride t-shirt had 70% off (originally €21.99). Reduced to €6.59 (I payed €5.27 with my AP). The hoodie was also 70% off (originally €44.99). Reduced to €13.49 (I payed €10.79). These are really comfy items, the hoodie is very cosy.

Pink Cheshire cat sweater 70% off (originally €49.99). Reduced to €14.99 (I payed €11.99). Grey Beast sweater 70% off (originally €49.99). Reduced to €14.99 (I payed €11.99). I love anything Beauty and the Beast and I’m also a fan of Alice in Wonderland so I was so happy when I saw these.

Non clothing items I bought were a park exclusive Minnie Mouse at €5, Cleo at €3, Mickey head necklace at €2, matching bracelet also €2 and a small 2016 tray at €1 (all before AP discount). 

Keep an eye out for my January trip reports.

Disneybound UK Christmas Meet-up

After a successful summer meet-up, a few people were eager to know when the next one would be. We figured that a winter meet would be good but we would have to find an indoor venue. Jess then suggested a meal at the O2 which was perfect so arrangements were made. To get into the festive spirit we also decided to ask everyone to take part in Secret Santa, just for a bit of fun.

19th November 2016

There were eleven of us in total and one latecomer. Four of us were Disneybound UK admin going with ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ theme. Louise was Lock, Jess was Shock, Leanne was Barrel and I was the Corpes Kid. The smaller group meant that we were able to get to know people better.

We all met for the reservation that we had made at the Harvester and everyone had made a fantastic effort with their Disneybounds. Jessica and Scott created their own dark twist on the characters Elsa and Woody. Annie was Princess Sofia the first, Becky was Anna, Kate was Rafiki, Natalie was Eleanor of Avalor and Charlotte was Berlioz from ‘The Aristocats’.

During our meal we all put our secret santa presents into a big bag. Conversations were flowing and we all enjoyed our meals. We were delighted with the Disney related presents that we picked out at the end of the meal. I recieved a couple of books about the beast and the evil queen by Serena Valentino.

I had such a lovely time with everyone and can’t wait for our next meet-up which will probably be taking place in the Spring. That’s something else to look forward to in 2017. It’s shaping up to be a good year.