Where Dreams Come True. No, really.

Shirt – Zara, Jeans – Levi’s, Sweater – Geiger

Will you hold my gurgling bag of cynicism and misanthropy for just a little while longer while I go titter looking at these photos again and occasionally squeal some? Mind, I’m doing this all in an ill-fitting (Age: 12-14 to be exact) Belle dress, but you couldn’t tell anyway because I’m also twirling like a maniac. Usually I’d trust the hubby to half look up from his Dungeons & Dragons game to tell me to snap out of it, woman, and go fetch him a sandwich but this time he’s also quite preoccupied with being prince Aladdin. ‘Prince Ali, fabulous he, is going to use the bathroom!‘ et cetera. It’s been nearly 2 weeks since we’ve been back from Disneyland, courtesy of Vienna International and Dream Castle Hotel, but the magic’s stuck with us, like it’s stuck with me for the past 20 years or goodness knows how long since my mother found out a Disney VHS is the best pacifier man has ever made. We had about 5 hours to play in the park (by we I mean the Jen & Fred couple + the hubby and I), so we busily fluttered around from ride to ride, getting salt-shaken here and spun around there… yeah, there really comes a time when you realise your body is not as compact and nimble as you like to think and that time is while you’re rattling up a dark tunnel and the rails suddenly disappear further up. Then it’s spit flying everywhere (think dog’s head out the window at 120kmph) and wondering if all your limbs are still intact. At the end of the day the stomach just seems to let go of any notion of what’s North or South and resigns to happy napping after being fed some cotton candy. It really was the most fun since watching girls trip on 5 inch heels on the cobblestones during the fashion week season and that’s saying a lot! Now give me back my gurgling bag. CACKLE.

Thank you Vienna International & Dream Castle Hotel for the best idea for a presstrip ever.

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  1. Oooh I do love Disneyland Paris, I’ve been there when I was 2 as well when I was 20! Your pictures are stunning as always, Shini, u’re the best!!

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  2. Ahhh…Disney, where dreams truly do come true. I should definitely check out Disneyland when I manage to plan to a trip to Paris. Love those Minnie Mouse ears, btw!

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  3. love these pictures! you look too cute in your mouse earrings and too chic in your floral shirt!
    xo, Tina
    TINACIOUS.ME

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  4. waow… coool.. disney land… i wish i could visiting disney land.. and your pics are greaaat..

    kuti
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  5. Ahh Your photos are so beautiful! Will def making me rethink about visiting Disneyland in Paris!

    Romiya Fashion Inspiration Blog

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  6. The photos are so much fun! Haven’t been to Disneyland in years.

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  7. beautiful captures!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
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  8. The world of Disney is so enchanting, and definitely the happiest place on earth. Glad you had such a magical time there!

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  9. i just visited disneyland in LA this friday! your picture quality is amazing!

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  10. YESSS! Dreams do come true! I only just came back from Disneyland in Hong Kong! Mind you it was my first time to Disneyland & I couldn’t stop smiling. Was it the same with you? Great to see your managed to snap some awesome photos! LOVE it Shini! :D

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    Abbbbsolutely, smiled the entire day and the weather was soo surprisingly great as well, or does that only happen in Disneland :P?

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  11. i LOVE disney!! so magical

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  12. My goodness, your photos are absolutely mesmerising! I had no idea how beautiful a theme park could really be! I think I should really put Disneyland down on my bucket list! x Melissa

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  13. Wow. Love these pictures … such magic just oozes from them!

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  14. Love love love love these pictures! Reading this post created a little ball of excitement and longing in me. The carousel, the teacups, the castle… just perfect. Time seems to stop in Disneyland and everyone’s so happy and smiling. Your photos brought that magical quality across, thank you! x

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  15. Disney land. I misses it so much.

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  16. What beautiful pictures. They have improved my mood!

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  17. fab shots, reminds me of my childhood when i visited disney world! sighh to be young again!

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  18. wahhhh i lovve the sunlight in your photos
    makes me wanna go to disney right now!
    x

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  19. awww i want to be there one day sooo much! love disneyland, love disney, everything there is so cute and beautiful! i’m s jealous!

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  20. Disneyland is amazing, is a great place to be happy for a days!

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  21. these photos are a dream! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  22. Ahh lovely photos!

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  23. THIS LOOKS INCREDIBLE!

    Seriously the best idea for a press trip ever.

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  24. Disneyland! Best place in the world.

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  25. I love your blog! Really. You take the most beautiful pictures! This post is so nostalgia, reminds me of my vacation in my younger days.. (I’m 14.. haha)
    You never get too old for Disneyland!
    Keep the good work
    xx
    Jose

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  26. I love your blog! Really. You take the most beautiful pictures! This post is so nostalgia, reminds me of my vacations in my younger days.. (I’m 14.. haha)
    You never get too old for Disneyland!
    Keep the good work
    xx
    Jose

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  27. I have not been to Disneyland since I was a kid – I am now seeing that this is a massive error on my part!

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  28. You really are never too old for Disneyland :) I love these photos so much!

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  29. These are some amazing shots, you’re very talented! Makes me want to be there :) xxxx

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  30. Ohhh! I love all of those photos <3 I wish I could go there too sometime ;))

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  31. Totally fell in love with your photography Shini.
    this is such a fun and lovely post on your trip to Disneyworld.
    With jennifer right?? I’ve always enjoyed seeing great photography over at her site as well. you two are really the photo-taking duo :D
    wish I could be there now…

    xx

    Style Hostess

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  32. wow…the pictures are amazing.Which camera do you use?

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    Thank you! I use a Canon 5D Mark II :)

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  33. So adorable and beautiful photos!

    xx
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  34. I love all your photos!

    lesimple.sk

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  35. this is so marvelous! it must be so pleasant to finally find your childish dreams come true :)

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  36. aww, this is so cute! i remember ages ago we were emailing about trying to bag a press trip here, i’m so glad you managed it! xx

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  37. Ah can you believe I’ve never been to any kind of Disneyland? Looks like I may have kids myself before I get to go, glad it was still a magical experience for you. Lovely photos as per.

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  38. Dee

    I love Disney parks. Our pictures make me want to visit, haven’t been to WDW in 7 years! Great job!

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  39. Okay,errm booking tickets to disneyland like right NOW! These pictures are so amazingly beautiful, I want to gooooooo! xx

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  40. Oh my, I’m so jealous! You’ve captured the magic perfectly, looks like you had such a fun time! x

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  41. You and Jen lover birds, I’m hoping to go on THAT teacup ride when I go back….forgot that the Disneyland exist in HK hahahahaha.

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  42. Really nice post!!!!!!
    you can vistit also http://www.trendactually.blogspot.com

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  43. Lovely Photos! Love them so much so dreamy and cute, hope you had a lot of fun!

    xoxo

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  44. Wow, amazing photos!

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  45. Wow Shini, these photos are so beautiful. I can’t believe I’ve never been to Disney Land. I keep thinking maybe I’m too old to go now but you’ve made me realise that you are NEVER TOO OLD. Really love this post!

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  46. This looks like such a blast! I’ve never been to Disney… I feel like I’m missing out.

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  47. OMG, I’m going there in August. And I can’t wait even more after seeing this! Amazingness overload, the photo of the teacups looks amazing, just like all the other ones.

    xxx

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  48. i so badly want to go there!!

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    xx

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  49. Lovely photos. I wish to get there soon. :)

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  50. Great photos! So cute and sweet!

    xx
    biskvittka.blogspot.com

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  51. I’m off there in about a month and cannot wait – a girlish dream of princesses and fairytale fun, and reminiscient of my childhood! These photos are gorgeous and have got me giggling with excitment – thanks!

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  52. disney is sooo much fun. these photographs are absolutely beautiful and totally capture the moment. thank you for sharing them.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  53. amazing photos

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  54. I guess I’m the lucky one, I will be in Paris in 3 weeks aaaaaand I will visit Disneyland :)))))

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  55. awesome shots, loved every single one, looks like you had an amazing time

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    x

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  56. That looks awesome! I’m glad you had fun :)

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  57. i don’t care what they say! the disney classics are the best!

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  58. Nina

    OH! Your photos are soooooo beatiful! I feel magic!
    I was in Disneyland (Paris) when I was 6…(now I’m 14), but it still seem to look like a fairytale!
    Your photos are soooooooo preety, that every time I visit your blog, I think ,,Thanks, it’s wonderful, You, Shini, need a BIG HUG!”
    Good job!

    XOXO
    Nina, Warsaw;)

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  59. Man oh man, this looks like the best trip ever! Between you and the Cherry Blossom girl; I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to visit Disneyland so badly!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  60. JEALOUS! I went to Disney as a kid and it was amazing. The magic effects everyone. My dad quite literally threw me out of the way to get to Pluto before I did. I was about eight at the time. He doesn’t even like Pluto that much. I hate to think what would have happened if we’d seen Tigger.
    Why don’t they make those Princess costumes for grown-ups? Your hubby is hilarious, I am so going to document my every move with the Prince Ali song now.

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  61. i absolutely LOVE disneyworld =)
    wish to be there right now :D

    xxx

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  62. Great post!
    I love Disneyland, I’m jalous!

    xx.

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  63. The haunted house at Disney World was seriously the scariest thing I have ever experienced in my life.

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    I know, I pee’d before going in because the atmosphere was so scary but the ride actually isn’t so scary? It’s just full of ‘scary’ dolls :’( Maybe a trip to the London Dungeon didn’t to much to help…

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    @Shini, I went on it when I was 10 and they had to let me out half-way through because I was petrified. They took us out the fire escape. The next time, in Florida, I managed to make it the whole way through by keeping my eyes shut and letting my Mum guide me round…

    Best part of Disneyworld: IT’S A SMALL WORLD. 42 times, one day.

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  64. looks insane! the first photo and i was already sold, totally.

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  65. Haha, these pictures really make me smile – I would squeeze myself into one of those princess costumes too.
    It looks like you had a lot of fun.

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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  66. awwwwww i love these pictures!!

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  67. jealous jealous jealous!

    It looks so magical.

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  68. Hi! Oh, I so love your blog and your photos in particular. I do occasionally post them to my tumblr (fivefeettall.tumblr.com) – because they indeed so lovely – I thought you should know…

    Also, I love Disney Land!! Its so magical! Must remember to get myself a pair of Minnie ears next time :)

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  69. This is one of my favorite posts ever! Disney is always so bubbly and happy :)

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  70. i wish i could go there :’( disneyland is definitely on the top of my “places i should go before i die” list <3 we're still a little girl inside after all.

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  71. Waw, these pictures are amazing!
    The colors are just perfect!
    You’re super cute with your mouse earrings :-)

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  72. I went once when I was 5 but I’d love to go again!!

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  73. Hi!

    waw I so love Disney!
    is amazing and the pictures are very beautiful!

    xoxo
    ADRIANA BY http://fashionwithtwostyles.blogspot.com/

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  74. Love these pictures! So beautifull!

    xoxo

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  75. Congratulations for these photos ,are amazing .Disneyland is the most beatutiful place.Daniela

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  76. beautiful pics!!!!

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  77. Absolutely love your blog! Your photos are inspirational! I have just started my own blog, its not great at the moment but hopefully it will progress! Take a look! :)

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  78. ayy_ayy

    i won’t play the teacups. it makes me sick!
    i love the mickey & minnie mouse jelly. :)
    i still go to the amusement park at my age now. and still great!

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  79. Inès

    Hello Shini!
    I have a little question for you: wich size is the floral shirt from Zara? (because I find one on ebay in a medium size and I’m afraid it’s too large)
    Have a Shiny day :-)
    Kisses from France

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    Ooh mine’s M, when I went the first time they were all sold out except an L and I tried that on and that was way too big… M fits me perfectly and I usually wear Ms! Hope that helped xx

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    @Shini, Thank you very much for you reply, it helps me a lot!
    I’m a huge fan of your photos :-)
    Wish you all the best for your future plans!

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  80. aaww this is so cute! I’m dreaming of going to disneyland since I was a child !( and it is quite a long time right now haha)

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  81. I totally wish someone would send me to Disneyland. Amazing shots as always and your text made me laugh and read to my boyfriend who is barely looking up from his world of tanks game…

    X

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  82. jess

    hi, is it possible to get higher res versions of some of these photos? want to use them for backgrounds and such, they’re simply stunning

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  83. Great shots! Now I’m craving cotton candy…

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  84. Beautiful photos! I want one of those Minnie hairbands!!
    xxx

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  85. I’m jealous!

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  86. The photographer is extremely talented, what an inspiration.

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