Pride / Travel

Magical Pride

I teamed up with Outsavvy to experience the 2nd annual Magical Pride weekend at Disneyland® Paris. Magical Pride is run by the tour operator Greatdays and Manchester Pride.

Cocktails at Searcy's in St. Pancras International. Magical Pride.

On a chilly Thursday morning, I’ve met up with Outsavvy at Searcy’s in St. Pancras International station to plan our Magical Pride weekend. It was the end of my 7-week post-Manchester-Pride-Weekend detox, so early drinks were in order.

For those who are not familiar with Outsavvy – it’s an LGBT ticketing app, offering tickets to theatre shows, art exhibitions, nightclubs and networking events. I’ve been working with Outsavvy for almost 2 years now and have lots planned for 2017, so… #WatchThisSpace

Disneyland® Castle. Magical Pride.

We took the Eurostar train to Disneyland® Paris, then a shuttle bus to Hotel New York. Luckily, the hotel was moments away from Disney® Village. Welcome drinks and dinner took place at Planet Hollywood, where we feasted on a 3-course dinner and drinks.

According to Manchester Pride, this year’s event brought together twice as many people than last year. It was lovely to see LGBT+ communities from all over the country getting together to celebrate love and tolerance.
Disney-themed quiz and more drinks were on the cards after dinner. As someone who was on a reasonably lengthy detox, I was smashed after only 2 glasses of Chardonnay.

Disneyland® Paris. Magical Pride.Mickey Mouse at Disneyland® Paris. Magical PrideThe following day, I was powering through my godawful hangover with copious amounts of pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Hotel New York is definitely taking the whole New York theme very seriously and it made me feel very nostalgic for “the Big Apple”.

After our super filling breakfast, we shimmied our way to Disneyland® Paris theme park. With the 2-hour VIP pass, it was surprisingly easy to get on most rides. We were done in 3-4 hours. Exciting times!

Disneyland® Studio. Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. Magical Pride.The Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney® Studios in Paris. Magical Pride.On day 3, we toured around Disney® Studios with guys from Magical Pride. I screamed my lungs out as I plunged 13-floors up and down in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ ride! #MrSPrecommends

Disney-themed karaoke night at Planet Hollywood kept everyone entertained until late hours on Saturday. That was the perfect ending to a truly magical weekend.

Magical Pride team with Maleficent at Disneyland® Paris.Maleficent. Magical Pride at Disneyland® Paris.

Next year’s Magical Pride is taking place between Thursday 12th and Sunday 15th of October 2017.

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