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Annual Passes at DLP

Annual Passes can be one of the best purchases you will make if you are looking to spend more than a few days in Disneyland Paris. Of course, they aren’t for everyone and if you have found a great deal on a Disney Hotel then these may not be worth your while buying.

What is a Disneyland Paris Annual Pass ?

A DLP Annual Pass is a special park ticket which can be purchased and lasts for 365 days from activation. There are 4 levels of Annual Pass, each with special benefits according to price. Annual Passes offer discounts on restaurants, parking, special events, shows & even hotel stays.

Should I buy a DLP Annual Pass ?

Well, everyone’s holiday plans are different but generally speaking, if you intend to visit for more than 3/4 days per visit, or spend a lot of money in shops and restaurants then an Annual Pass could offer big savings. If you intend on visiting more than once in any year then the savings can be massive! Read our full guide and if you still aren’t sure then contact us for more advice.

Disneyland Paris Annual Passes Benefits

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DLP Discovery Annual Pass
Discovery Pass
DLP Magic Flex Annual Pass
Magic Flex Pass
DLP Magic Plus Annual Pass
Magic Plus Pass
DLP Infinity Annual Pass
Infinity Pass
Price€139€189€249€399
Accessibility150 Days300 Days350 DaysFull Access
Hotelno40% Discount40% Discount50% Discount
Shoppingno10% Discount10% Discount20% Discount
Restaurantsnono10% Discount15% Discount
Special PartiesTBCTBCTBCTBC
Family Discountyesyesyesyes
Wild West Shownono20% Discount20% Discount
Extra Magic Hoursnonoyesyes
Annual Parking Pass€40 (Optional)yesyesyes

Priveledged Parking Area

Extra Park Ticketsno20% DiscountUp to 10 tickets for €39Up to 20 tickets for €35
Disneyland Golfnono10% Discount10% Discount
Event Invitesnonoyesyes
Free Soft Drinknonoyesyes
Guest Storagenonoyesyes
Pushchair/Strollers/Kennelsnonoyesyes
Annual Photopassno€55 Surcharge€49 SurchargeFREE
Fastpassyesyesyesyes
Park Hoppingyesyesyesyes
Character Breakfastnonono15% Discount
VIP Reserved Entrancenonoyesyes
VIP Car Parknononoyes
VIP Seating (Parades/Fireworks etc)nononoyes
Dedicated Phone Line & Conciergenononoyes
Free Access to certain Disney Poolsnononoyes


 Detailed Information on DLP Annual Pass Benefits

  • Accessibility – Please check the dates below for Annual Pass restrictions (also called Blockout Dates). As always, Under 3s do not require a Pass or Ticket.
  • Hotel Discount – This discount is off the regular room rate and NOT current special offers. You must call Disneyland Paris direct to enquire about prices but please note that even with the discount these prices can be expensive. Limited to 2 rooms per person.
  • Shopping Discount – Hand over your pass at the till before purchase in all onsite, Disney village & Hotel boutiques. Some limited edition & sale items may not be included in the discount so please ask before you buy if you are unsure.
  • Restaurant Discounts – The discount applies to all food & non-alcoholic drinks. Please alert your server or CM before during ordering to ensure discount. Includes all Disney Hotels & Park restaurants & a limited number of Village restaurants including Annette’s, Steakhouse, Billy Bob’s, Café Mickey & New York Style Sandwiches. Maximum of 6 guests per Pass.
  • Special Parties – Only one ticket per pass allowed. Events include all Halloween After-hours parties & Mickey ‘n’ Minnie’s Pirates & Princesses event. Ask at Town Hall if there are any events during your stay.
  • Family Discount – For families of 5 or more you can benefit from a 20% discount on Annual Passes for members with the same surname living at the same address. If surnames are different then proof is required which may include marriage certificates or birth cretificates.
  • Wild West Show – Situated in Disney Village, an Annual Pass allows the holder to purchase up to 5 Category 2 tickets per show at the given discount. Secondary seating.
  • Extra Magic Hours – Check out our DLP Extra Magic Hours guide. Qualifying annual pass holders are entitled to 2 hours entry to the parks before normal public opening time.
  • Parking – Parking is available at the Disney parking Lots. A €10 surcharge per day is required for Disney Campsite car park.
  • Extra Park Tickets – If you are travelling with anyone who doesn’t hold a park ticket or pass then your annual pass entitles you to a discount of 1-day 2-park tickets on their behalf. Maximum 5 per day per pass. Maximum 5 per week for Magic Plus or Infinity Pass offer.
  • Disneyland Golf – Discount is available for green fees, shopping in the Golf area boutique and any food/drinks in the restaurant.
  • Event Invites – Dream/Infinity & Macic Plus Pass holders are regularly invited to special exclusive events and early ride openings. This can include early rides on new attractions which are not yet open to the public or special screenings of Disney movies in the cinema complex.
  • Guest Storage – Dream/Infinity & Magic Plus Annual Pass holders may utilise Guest storage at the parks entrance to store up to 3 items of baggage such as rucksacks, handbags etc. There is also free access to pushchairs, Pet Care & Wheelchairs. This can be invaluable if you like to take a bag into parks but not carry around all day.
  • Free Soft Drink – Dream/Infinity & Magic Plus Annual Pass holders are entitled to a complimentary soft drink at table service restaurants. Simply ask your server at point of ordering and display your pass. Check our restaurant guide for all table service restaurants. Not available at Café des Cascadeurs.
  • Pushchairs/Stroller/Kennels rental – You can save a small fortune on this alone each day as it is completely FREE to Dream/Infinity & Magic Plus Annual Pass holders. 1 Stroller/Wheelchair per day. One free visit to kennels for a Dog or Cat per day (excludes overnight accommodation)
  • Annual Photopass – The Annual Photopass is currently €59.99 regular price but Annual Passport holders receive the discounted prices listed above & is FREE for Infinity Pass holders.
  • Fastpass – You can use your annual pass to receive Fastpass tickets in the same way a normal ticket holder could
  • Park Hopping – Annual Pass holders are free to visit both Disneyland Park & Walt Disney Studios, “hopping” between parks as often as they like.
  • Character Breakfast – Infinity Pass Holders can receive a discount of 15% off the cost of a Character Breakfast at Plaza Gardens for themselves & up to 5 guests.
  • VIP Reserved Entrance –
  • VIP Car Park – Situated closer to the Parks entrance allowing faster access to the parks.
  • VIP Seating – Receive privileged seating in the VIP area for Disney Parades & also for Disney Illuminations fireworks show. Limited spaces available on a 1st come 1st served basis. Reservation can be made using the dedicated AP phone line up to 15 days & until 24 hours in advance. Only Infinity pass holders are valid (no additional guests) & will receive a voucher for their specific show.
  • Dedicated Phone Line with Concierge – A VIP phone line restricted to Infinity Pass holders complete with concierge service to assist with bookings for VIP seating & other services as required.
  • Swimming Pools access – Access can be made at Newport Bay, Sequoia Lodge & Hotel New York swimming pools. Infinity Pass holders can visit with up to 1 additional guest. Reservation can be made using the dedicated AP phone line up to 15 days & until 24 hours in advance. You should visit the Hotel concierge on the day of your visit. Limited places available for morning or afternoon slots. 2 slots per day per pass.

How do you buy a DLP Annual Pass ?

You can purchase an annual pass for Disneyland Paris in four ways.

  1. You can download the application form from the Disneyland Paris website and send by regular mail. Alternatively call the Annual Passeport office in Disneyland Paris using the phone number 08448 008 898. This number can also be used by current AP holders to book a room only stay using their discount.
  2. You can also apply via the DLP Online Form on the official website
  3. You can also telephone if you are a French resident by calling (+33) 0825 825 100
  4. Perhaps the most popular way (especially if you are not a French resident) is to buy it direct from the Disneyland Park itself when visiting. The annual pass office is open 10am-6pm weekdays & from 10am-8pm on weekends. Follow these steps to purchase in the parks direct. Closing times may be earlier during off-season low periods.
  • At the park entrance you can pay for an annual pass at all ticket windows.  (Alternatively you can buy a single day ticket. On the day of your visit and for up to 31 days afterwards, deduct the price of your 1-day admission ticket from the price of any Annual Passport)
  • You will be given a temporary ticket allowing you access to the parks for that day. You MUST exchange for annual pass on the same day as purchase.
  • Take your temporary pass to the Annual Pass office (large building to the left of Discoveryland entrance)
  • Go to the desk and let a CM know which annual pass you wish to purchase.
  • The CM at the desk will then ask for your details. You must take your passport (or similar photo ID) and give them your address, name, telephone number etc.
  • Once the form is filled in you will be photographed and this will be placed onto your pass which will be printed out within just a few minutes.
  • You are free to use the pass and earn all the benefits which you are entitled to!

Can you Pay Monthly for a Disneyland Paris Annual Pass ?

YES! You can now purchase any of the Disneyland Paris Annual Passes in monthly instalments. The cost varies dependant on level of Pass acquired.

  • Discovery Pass monthly payment option – €55 + €8 per month
  • Magic Flex Pass monthly payment option – €55 + €13 per month
  • Magic Plus Pass monthly payment option – €55 + €18 per month
  • Infinity Pass monthly payment option – €55 + €32 per month

DLP Annual Pass Blockout Dates 2017


Discovery Pass Blockout Dates 2017

(2nd & 3rd Day after purchase are blockout dates, plus dates below)

  • May – 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th
  • June – 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 26th
  • July – All Dates Blocked
  • August – All Dates Blocked
  • September – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th
  • October – 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
  • November – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
  • December – 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st

Discovery Pass Blockout Dates 2018

  • January – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
  • February – 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th
  • March – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 31st
  • April – 1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th, 11th ,13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th
  • May – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th
  • June – 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th
  • July – 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
  • August – All Dates Blocked
  • September – 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th
  • October – 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st

Magic Flex Pass Blockout Dates 2017

  • May – 1st, 8th, 25th, 26th
  • June – 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • July – NO Blockout Dates
  • August – NO Blockout Dates
  • September – NO Blockout Dates
  • October – 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
  • November – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th
  • December – 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st

Magic Flex Pass Blockout Dates 2018

  • January – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
  • February – NO Blockout Dates
  • March – 31st
  • April – 1st, 2nd
  • May – 1st,7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st
  • June – NO Blockout Dates
  • July – NO Blockout Dates
  • August – 13th, 14th, 15th
  • September – NO Blockout Dates
  • October – 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st

 

 

Magic Plus Pass Blockout Dates 2017

  • May – NO Blockout Dates
  • June – NO Blockout Dates
  • July – NO Blockout Dates
  • August – NO Blockout Dates
  • September – NO Blockout Dates
  • October – 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
  • November – 1st
  • December – 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st

Magic Plus Pass Blockout Dates 2018

  • January – NO Blockout Dates
  • February – NO Blockout Dates
  • March – NO Blockout Dates
  • April – NO Blockout Dates
  • May – NO Blockout Dates
  • June – NO Blockout Dates
  • July – NO Blockout Dates
  • August – NO Blockout Dates
  • September – NO Blockout Dates
  • October – 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st

 

Infinity Pass holders have no restrictions on dates to visit and have 365 Day access to both parks.


 

DLP Annual Pass Date Restrictions 2017 – 2018

Francillien Pass Blockout Dates 2017

  • January – 1st, 2nd, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • February – 2nd, 9th, 25th, 26th
  • March – 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th
  • April – 15th, 16th, 29th, 30th
  • May – 1st, 7th, 8th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th
  • June – 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • July – No Blockout Days
  • August – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th
  • September – No Blockout Days
  • October – 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
  • November – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • December – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Fantasy Pass Blockout Dates 2017

  • January – 1st, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • February – No Blockout Days
  • March – 26th, 27th
  • April – 15th, 16th, 30th
  • May – 1st, 8th, 25th, 26th, 27th
  • June – 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • July – No Blockout Days
  • August – 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th
  • September – No Blockout Days
  • October – 30th, 31st
  • November – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • December – 25th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st

Francillien Pass Blockout Dates 2018

  • January – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • February – No Blockout Dates
  • March – 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th
  • April – 2nd, 3rd

More dates for blockout days in 2018 when Disneyland Paris makes them available. So far they have only released dates up until April 3rd.


Fantasy Pass Blockout Dates 2018

  • January – 1st
  • February – No Blockout Days
  • March – 26th, 27th
  • April – 2nd, 3rd

More dates for blockout days in 2018 when Disneyland Paris makes them available. So far they have only released dates up until April 3rd.


 

Dream Pass holders have no restrictions on dates to visit and have 365 Day access to both parks.


 

 

 

 

 

227 Comments

    • Hi carol,

      If you are staying onsite then you already have park tickets as part of your package. If you are staying offsite then it is DEFINITELY worthwhile buying an annual pass. You can buy in advance by phoning Disney & if there are 5 of you from the same address you will qualify for a 20% discount on all of those 5 passes. The 10% discount on both restaurants & merchandise will add up to a large amount and may even make the tickets pay for themselves! Even if staying onsite with tickets already included it is worth 1 of you purchasing an annual pass & getting all of the benefits. Only 1 pass is needed to get the discount at restaurants/shops as long as the person holding the pass is at the table or checkout. Enjoy your stay !

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  1. I have been in disney park last week and we have the fantasy pass . Can you please let me know when are the blockout dates for May & June 2017. As we want to plan our next visit .

    Thank you
    Regards
    Claudia Spiteri

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    • Hi Claudia

      The dates provided by Disneyland Paris only include up to April 2017 unfortunately.
      The dates for May/June 2017 will not be released for a few months. Keep an eye on the site as we will update as soon as we know them

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  2. Hi,

    Could you please provide some information on renewing an annual pass

    I currently have a dream annual pass which ends next May, do i have to pay full price to renew my pass again next year?

    Thanks

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    • Hi Erica

      This varies from time to time. Most times you will be given a special offer for renewing which will either be a discount OR extra months. When we last renewed it was full price but we were given an extra 6 months so our next annual pass was in fact valid for 18 months. Call the Annual Pass bureau & ask what offers are available for renewal.

      Regards
      Billy

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  3. Hi, we are wanting to buy 2 adult and 2 child FANTASY annual passes to visit from 25th July to 28th July. The blackout dates show 27th July so we plan to visit Paris city centre on that day. Can we complete/print off forms to speed up the annual pass purchase process on the day? Also, will we be able to use the passes immediately including free parking? Or will we need to pay for parking on the first day? We are staying at the B&B Hotel Disneyland® Paris, Magny-le-Hongre … do we even need to drive from here or is access easy enough on foot?
    Many thanks.
    Lea

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    • Hi Leanne

      You can phone up the annual pass office & buy the pass in advance. If you decide to buy on the day then you can pay for parking & have this refunded (or removed from the AP price) on production of your parking receipt. The B&B provides a free shuttle service which runs every 15-20 mins & takes approx 5 mins so may be a better idea than driving but at peak times these shuttles can become cramped & full. Thats a judgement call for you. You could walk but its along a busy road and takes about 20 mins. Shuttle or drive would certainly be best.

      Regards
      Billy

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  4. Hi, I read recently that monthly payment by direct debit for annual passes is now open to non French residents. Could you please confirm if this is the case? Do we purchase 1 day tickets on arrival then go to the Annual Pass office with our passports, bank details etc?
    Many thanks.

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    • Hi Miriam

      It did used to be that only French nationals could pay monthly. This then relaxed to allow French bank account holders to pay monthly. I too have heard that DLP have now opened this to UK residents but this is totally anecdotal evidence.
      To be sure you should call the Annual Passport office and enquire but it does indeed sound as though it is now possible. If so then Yes you would need your bank details, your passport and your day ticket (which would be refunded or removed from the AP price) to the AP office.

      It would be great if you could come back here and let us know a definitive answer.

      Regards
      Billy

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  5. Hello 🙂 we are wanting to buy x1 dream pass amd x4 fantasy for our trip in May 2017. We dont plan to buy until October but was wondering what the best way to do this was? There doesnt seem to be an option online to buy different passes in 1 transaction (other than a french form that can be printed off and posted, but im struggling to translate), so was looking for some guidance. Thankyou.

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    • Hi Natalie,

      You can call the Annual Passport office on 08448 008 898 & buy in advance of your visit. You can also buy online from Supertrips (We have used them in the past & very happy with service). Supertrips allow you to buy in advance & also sometimes at a better rate than buying direct. They email you your AP entry ticket which you scan at the entrance like a normal ticket & then proceed to the Annual Passport office to finalise the procedure by giving details & taking photo to enable them to create your AP. Other than that you would need to print off seperate forms and then use good old Google Translate to fill it in.

      Regards
      Billy

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      • Excellent thanks. After posting this i have done a lot of research into this but i wondering if it is possible to upgrade an AP via post? As planning on buying 5 Fantasy passes via post using the 20% family discount and then upgrading 1 to a Dream before booking accomodation to get best discount.

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        • Hi Natalie

          Are you buying 5 passes from Supertrips in advance and getting family discount? I would ask Supertrips if they do the discount using 4 fantasy and 1 dream as this would be easier. I am 95% sure Disney allow you to mix n match passes and you get family discount off total price. I’m not sure if Supertrips do this though. You wont be able to upgrade a temporary pass by post as it needs to be activated in the annual passport office to actually become an annual pass first. I hope that makes sense.

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          • I recently purchased 5 AP’s in September. They would not allow me to purchase 4 fantasy and 1 dream AP’s, and obtain the 20% family discount. All of the passes need to be the same (eg. all fantasy, or all dream.) Not sure if this is the official policy or not, but the cast member at the ticket office was quite adamant about that point. In the end, we opted to get the 5 fantasy AP’s.

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          • Hi Hoveeg,

            That really surprises me. It may well be policy now but it seems a strange policy. I don’t see the point in why they would need them all to be the same, however we must respect their judgement. Thanks for letting us know. If you stayed at one of the Onsite or Disney partner hotels we would love it if you could leave a review on our hotel page.

            Regards
            Billy

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  6. Hi,

    Looking for some advice about the best way to book 2 trips. Plan to go 24th-27th October and again maybe 3 nights from 30th may. I’m trying to understand how the annual passes work. We would want to stay in the Santa Fe and do BBWW, cafe mickey, and potentially inventions and ADC split over the 2 trips. There is me, my husband, daughter who is 5 and son who is 1. What is the chepeast way to do this? would it be best to buy annual passes, and if so what would be the best way to book it all?

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks,

    Emma

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      • Hi Emma

        If your sister is ONLY going on October and NOT May then you should book her in as part of the package rather than her buying annual pass. The cost is £150 extra but she will receive 3x half board vouchers at £21 per night. So you would book for 2ad 2ch on booking with yourself getting an annual pass. If she is also going in May then yes she should follow the instructions to get an annual pass same as you.

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    • Hi Emma
      This is a complicated one !!
      Currently for those October dates you are being offered Free Half Board meal plan & under 7s stay & play free. This makes staying onsite very expensive.

      This is what I would do.

      1. Book the package via DLP official site for your husband & 2 kids (current cost £1051) The cost for adding your sister & yourself would be £1358 so you have saved £300
      2. Upon checkin let the staff know you wish to ADD YOURSELF & SISTER to the booking as you have an AP (this costs roughly €1 per night tax eaxh but gets you room PLUS breakfast)
      3. Buy yourself & your sister a day ticket at the parks & exchange it for Annual Pass once inside. This will cost a total of between £220 & £400 depemding on what passes.

      Now, your husband & child will receive vouchers for a free evening meal (worth £21 per night adult £11 child) plus ALL of you will be entitled to breakfast at the hotel. Your 1 year old obviously eats for free at buffet restaurants or can share your plate at table restaurants. You can use your food vouchers as part payment at Inventions, Café Mickey etc. You will then be able to use your annual pass discounts to save up to 20% in shops & 10% on restaurants plus a whole range of other things such as free lockers, free parking, free drink at table service restaurants etc as detailed above.

      When it comes to May holiday it will be the same. Book your husband & kids under the package room & then add yourself at checkin. You will save hundreds over the cost of both holidays.

      Hopefully ive explained it well enough

      Regards
      Billy

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  7. Very helpful site! Would really appreciate advice please – we are visiting Thurs Sept 29th- Mon Oct 3rd, with my husband leaving early Monday and me and our 2 yr old taking the direct 6pm train back to London (so I need an extra day’s ticket- toddler under 3 so free I think??). We have booked Eurostar but no park tickets or hotel yet. Disney hotels would be great but seem very expensive- we’re looking at Explorers, Val D’Elysee or Hipark as cheaper alternatives, but we really want the Magic Hours! So I’m considering annual passes – found Fantasy for £150 each or slightly more at gate, however I’m also wondering if instead, we book Disney Cheyenne or Santa Fe, perhaps for Thurs-Sun (giving us park tickets for 4 days) and cheaper hotel for the last night, as hubby is leaving early anyway.

    Now what I have seen, as you mention on here, is people saying you can book just 1 adult/child into the Disney hotel and then add a 2nd on arrival at minimal/no extra cost – how does this work, as price difference is huge when booking upfront for 1 versus 2 adults?? Is it just an overlooked loophole by DLP? Seems too good to be true! In other words, can I book hubby & son into Disney hotel for £599 and add myself on arrival for free, or will they charge us the full £742 quoted when pricing for 2 adults? This would give us all breakfast at the hotel, hubby’s 4-day park tickets and meal vouchers and I would just buy a single fantasy pass to cover me/toddler for the whole 5 days, with all the nice extra discounts that gives us. If this is ok to do, we would be looking at about £840 total for a 4-day park ticket, 3 nights DLP hotel with breakfast, 1 annual pass, £60ish meal vouchers, 1 night offsite hotel. As opposed to about £600 for 4 nights off-site hotel, 2 annual passes, no breakfast or meal vouchers.

    Have I figured this about right? Or is the book 1 adult/ 2 stay thing a bit of a myth?

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    • Hi Sarah

      Yes you have it absolutely right!! This is what we do as a family. Many people do it. You just book your hubby plus child and then during checkin tell the clerk that you would like yourself added on to the room. You will have to pay the tourist tax (approx €1 per night) but you will get breakfast & stay.
      Have you looked at another way of doing it which may be better than moving hotel on last day…… book yourself & child on package for Thu-Mon & add hubby in with an annual pass? You would not have to change hotels & would receive an extra meal voucher too. It may work out better?

      Regards
      Billy

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      • Wow thanks for the super quick reply! I shall have to give this serious consideration then- as we are certainly not guaranteed to return within 12 months, havng 2 annual passes might be redundant anyway. The cheapest DLP 4 night package is £768, an extra £170 for Sunday night, whereas we can book one of the others for about £50. Even with the extra meal voucher that’s quite a big difference in price…

        Hmmm. SO many different permutations to consider. Ive already spent days looking at options, ha.

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        • Hi Sarah

          It all boils down to the price you are willing to pay. If you are wanting to stay onsite (our fav onsite is Cheyenne) & don’t mind moving hotel on last day then thats great. We have stayed at Explorers, Dream Castle & Kyriad and all are great with just a 5 min shuttle to parks.
          The very cheapest option would still be to stay offsite at cheap hotel and get 2 annual passes but you would be leaving the “Disney bubble” each night so its a small trade off. I see your dates coming it at around £250-350 for Bed & Breakfast in a few hotels so could leave more money for extra treats in the parks. Is this your first time at Disneyland Paris?

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          • Hi, yes it’s our first trip and torn between wanting to make the most of it and not blowing our budget! Having said that, toddler is only 2 so may not remember all that much anyway- perhaps we can save the full-blown Disney hotel experience for when he’s a bit older! Explorers looks fab for kids and is currently a really good price but we worried it was a bit in the middle of nowhere, no shops etc, so we’d be totally reliant on hotel food and the shuttle which I hear gets busy. With husband needing to get away very early on Monday, I thought one nearer the station might be better. Leaning towards Hipark as we can get a suite with separate bedroom, which is great for putting our son to bed and letting us chill for a few hours. Close to shops/ station and walkable from the park. Plus if we get 2 annual passes then we can do it all again whenever we want… Ha!

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          • Hi Sarah

            Explorers is a great hotel & 5 mins by shuttle to the parks. The shuttles can get busy though but as you are going off season i wouldnt think they would be too bad. By the sounds of it though you may be right about somewhere such as Hipark which is only a 5 min walk from train station & shopping centre. I would definitely recommend staying onsite in the future as it really is a much more immersive experience but it can be expensive unless they have a special offer such as 2 days/nights free etc. You will have hundreds extra to spend this way and togetger with the discounts you will be much better of spends wise.
            I see on booking.com they have executive family suite for £313 for your dates. You could even use the booking.com search on this site to book 🙂 We receive small commission but no pressure lol it may be even cheaper elsewhere. Are you taking your own pushchair or renting whilst there?

            Regards
            Billy

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          • Hi Billy, I’ve gone ahead and booked Hipark through Hotels.com as I got a great members deal (and Rewards scheme) but next time I use Booking.com I will certainly try and do it through here 🙂 We are taking our own buggy as Griff will need a nap in the day, presume that’s ok with Eurostar?? Will definitely think about the AP guest add-on for our next trip- maybe with friends or family to get the best deal. Thanks so much for all the help!

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          • Hi Sarah. Now it’s booked you can get really excited! Have a read up on Rider swap if you want to both ride the bigger rides & make use of the fastpasses. It won’t be too busy at that time of year and you may also get Extra Magic Hours in the Studios as they will be decorating for Halloween season. The Villains are excellent & your boy will love Disney Jnr & Stitch Live! Shows. If you have any other questions then feel free to drop back & ask. Have a great time!

            Regards
            Billy

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          • Brilliant, thanks yes I will do. We’d love to go on some of the bigger rides if Griff plays ball, rider swap sounds ace 🙂 He loves Ratatouille and Dumbo so they’ll be our first ports of call I reckon. Can’t wait!

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  8. Hi there, I am going to dlp in October this year, we have already booked hotel and park tickets as a package but I am thinking of getting a dreams annual pass while at the park as me and my fiancé are looking at going back later in the year also to take advantage of the numerous discounts on merchandise and restaurants there are 10 of us in total going so between us there are a lot of savings to me made, my question is can I use the pass to get the 10% discount at McDonalds also is there a limit as to how many people per reservation can get the discount in restaurants as we are looking at doing a character breakfast at café mickey
    Thank you

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    • Hi steven

      There “should” be no limit. As long as you are all seated at the same table then the annual pass discount is taken off of the whole bill at the end. I’m not sure if you will get a 10 seater table in Café Mickey so you should alert your server that you want the whole party placed onto one bill so that the AP holder can pay. Let the server know when that you intend to use your AP to pay & also ask for your free aperitif for yourself at table service restaurants.
      McDonalds don’t do an AP discount but other Disney Village outlets do & Earl of Sandwich gives AP discount on certain menu items (usually not the meal deal).

      Regards
      Billy

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    • Hi Leandra,

      Unfortunately the answer is No! The only way to enjoy EMH is by being an AP holder or staying onsite but they will of course be able to enjoy Disney village of have a look around Disneyland Hotel etc in the morning.

      Regards
      Billy

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  9. Hi I have a Dream AP which is due to expire 30/10/16, I wanted to book an onsite hotel package for Dec as a gift for some friends if I do this would I get AP discount on this booking

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    • Hi Mary,

      unfortunately the answer is No. Your Annual Pass must be valid for the duration of the stay & the checkin staff will ask to see your Annual Pass number on the card when you checkin. So, in short, the Pass must be valid & the passholder must be present during checkin and present the valid plastic Annual Pass.

      Regards
      Billy

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  10. hi!i want to ask something!i am planning in 10 of december to visit disneyland paris and i am planning to buy fantasy annuel passport but 10 december is block date for fantasy passport holders!i will be able to buy this annual pass that day and use it?thanks

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    • Hi Theo,

      YES! You can use the Fantasy pass on the day you purchase it even if it is a blockout day. The easiest way is to purchase a day ticket at the entrance & then go to the Annual Pass office to “upgrade” to a Fantasy Annual Pass. The cost of the day ticket will be discounted from the Annual Pass.

      Regards
      Billy

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  11. Hi im looking to buy some annual passes for 2 adults and take our daughter with us who is two. Would we need to get her an annual pass of her own to be able to come with us. She would turn 3 during the time we would have the pass so what would we need to do then ?

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    • Hi Mike,

      Of course your daughter will have free entry up until she turns 3 years old so it would depend entirely on how many days after her birthday you would be there. If you are going to the park for more than 4 days after her 3rd birthday then an annual pass would be cheaper but if less than 4 days as a 3 yr old then just buying her a child ticket at the gate (using your annual pass discount) would work out cheaper. Children pay the same price as adults for an Annual Pass but get cheaper day tickets. I assume you are staying offsite ?

      Regards
      Billy

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  12. Hi. I am looking to buy the francillien pass for 2 adults online via the website http://www.disneylandparis.fr/passeports-annuels/?ecid=AFF_TD_S_1939219-1072071&tduid=c48dad22195cf97b0c9ce52dc66ea598&pid=19240&epi=&epi2=# .
    The issue is i don’t stay in France and i can’t ask them to deliver to me as I will be leaving for Paris in a month’s time. There is an option to make a One time payment to print a temporary Annual Passport home exchange during your first visit to the Parks. Will i be able to use the pass on the 2nd and 3rd day since i’ll be buying it online and not on the day i use the temporary pass?

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    • Hi Tess,

      There is a way in which you can buy a Frncilien AP in advance which cancels out the blockout days but this requires the full laminated plastic AP to be sent out. The process for doing this way can take anything up to 8 weeks unfortunately. If you take the temporary paper print out pass then you will not be allowed entry on day 2 or 3. Perhaps a Fantasy online Pass would be better but please check blockout days first.

      Regards
      Billy

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    • Hi Sandra,

      To renew your Annual Pass it is best to call the AP office on 08448 008 898 if you are not at the parks when renewal is due. Renewals usually have a special offer which varies from time to time. These include discount or perhaps 3 to 6 months EXTRA on your passport. you should ask the AP office when you call if they have a special deal for renewals at the moment. The most common is being given 18 months instead of 12 months for AP renewals.

      Regards
      Billy

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  13. Hi. I want to buy 2 dream passes When we plan to visit the New Years weekend as we want to visit in May and in next year fall as well. Does the pass last from date to date? Do I buy the passes when we arrive on the 28. September? Or can I buy them online before we arrive? We are from Norway and will be visiting for 5 days this time.

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    • Hi Maren

      You can buy in advance or when you arrive. The pass starts from the 1st day you enter the park. You can buy online before you go. This way you will be given a temporary day pass which will let you into the front gate & then you would go to the Annual Pass office to create the full pass. As stated the pass starts on your first date of entry.

      Regards
      Billy

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  15. Hi I’m booked on a trip to a Davy Crockett – next June – with my friends, but am thinking a dream pass would make more sense to me , can I take myself off the booking and then add back on at arrival for local tax cost, then buy the dream annual pass when I get to the park (I’m arriving the day before my friends and am booked into a local hotel) – will I be able to use the pass straight away?

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    • Hi

      Yes you can buy your dream pass when you get there and use immediately. Dream passes have no date restrictions at all. You can also add yourself onto the room and only pay tourist tax. If i understand correctly though you have already made your booking? Disney may not offer you a refund on any monies already paid but could offer the remaining poeple on the booking to have an upgrade or perhaps half board for the difference in price. Best enquire with Disney if you can remove yourself from the current booking with no penalty first.

      Regards
      Billy

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  16. Hi!

    My family and I want to visit over Christmas and want to stay at Cheyenne. It will be my husband, myself, our four and two year old and our seven month old. We want to get annual passes. What is the cheapest way for us to do that? Also, does the seven and under free special going on right now apply to annual passes as well? Furthermore, do you know the best way to make Christmas Day meal reservations online since my US phone isn’t letting me dial out there?

    Thanks!
    Whitney

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    • Hi Whitney,

      Your best option would be to book a package for yourself plus the children (who will be free as all under 7). You should then purchase an annual pass for your husband and add him on to the room at checkin. Your husband will then only need to pay the tourist tax of approx. €1 per night but will receive breakfast and stay in the room at no extra cost. You only need one person in your party with an annual pass to receive all the discounts. You could do it either way of you buying the annual pass & your husband makes a booking with kids if you prefer. You can’t make online reservations unfortunately and need to phone up. You could try emailing guest services and ask to do it via email after you have a booking.

      Billy

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    • Hi whitney,

      Happy to help! As there will be 5 of you in a room you need to remember and ask for a cotbed for the 7 month old to be placed into the room as rooms only hold 4 people as standard. Christmas time is great at Disneyland Paris! Have a great time!

      Billy

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  17. Hello! Just curious, we stayed at DLH a few weeks ago and have been considering whether to get an AP (ran out of time when we were there to visit the AP office). Curious if we could use the tickets we had through the hotel package to reduce the price of the AP like you can with a 1-day ticket? We originally booked direct with Disney
    Thank you!

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    • Hi Holly

      Sorry but package tickets are free with a hotel booking and so technically have 0 value. You cannot use these tickets to upgrade to an annual pass at DLP unfortunately.

      Regards
      Billy

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  18. Hi

    We are going to dlp in Feb and staying at the Sequoia Lodge which includes our passes. I was thinking of purchasing a Dream annual pass for both myself and my 4yr old whilst there. Will I get any kind of discount (for example a day pass price deduction??) given our passes are included??
    Also, are child passes the same price as adult passes? Thanks

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    • Hi Deb,

      Sorry but package tickets are free with a hotel booking and so technically have 0 value, therefor you cannot use these tickets to upgrade to an annual pass at DLP unfortunately. There is no difference between a child/adult pass and so the price is the same unfortunately. You could check Supertrips website as they may have a sale on for tickets. You could alternatively save 10% off the cost if you find someone to “sponsor” you who will be there at the same time as you. There are plenty of facebook groups etc where you could find a sponsor.

      I assume you are looking to visit again throughout the year, hence the reason to buy annual passes?

      Regards
      Billy

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      • Hi Billy

        Thanks for such a prompt reply 😊
        Shame about the day ticket thing. I might look at disguarded ones – possibly lol
        Or yes, I could try and find someone to sponsor me. Question…..if someone sponsors me, can I then sponsor my daughter, my friend and my friends daughter to claim a free 12mths? Or is there a qualifying period before you can sponsor someone?
        Yes, looking at purchasing a AP so we can pop over at anytime. I don’t mind driving and happy to stay outside Disney especially if I get free parking lol

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        • Hi Deb,

          There is a 30 day period after you buy your annual pass to when you can sponsor someone else. If you are flexible on dates you could save a few quid by getting your daughter the cheaper fantasy pass as you would be using your dream pass for all the discounts anyway. In fact you could just get your daughters AP the next time you go as she already has tickets for this trip…… then you could sponsor her. Are your friends booked into a package already as well?

          Regards
          Billy

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  19. Hi

    Great resource – thanks for maintaining it and responding to questions.

    We are heading out there 2/1/17 for 4 days staying off site. We are looking at Dream passes and I’m looking for the simplest route. I was thinking of buying at the gate (Current exchange rate makes them £186 each) and swapping temp for real pass, but I looked on SuperTrips and they are are showing kids at 175 and adults at 185 so an overall (small) saving.

    Do you know why they are differentiating between adults and kids of DLP do not?

    Are their tickets absolutely identical?

    If we pre-buy via supertrips, or buy at the gate, do either get us extra magic hours on the first day?

    Thanks again
    Matt

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    • Hi Matt,

      Firstly, thank you!

      Now onto your query. Unless things have changed very recently then NO, you won’t get EMH on your first day until you have your full annual pass. This covers both buying on the gate and also buying from Supertrips.

      Supertrips offer discounts of various kinds…. a popular one is child discounts although as you noted, DLP actually make no differences between adult or child. Its just a selling gimmick they offer. My phone is almost dead so I’ll reply with more info shortly!!

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    • Hi again Matt,

      Yes, Supertrips are recommended and good value. They email you the temporary ticket which you scan at the entrance and upgrade to a full annual pass at the AP office.

      Another thing that could save you a little bit more would be to find a current AP holder to sponsor you. You would receive 10% off each pass this way. If there are 5 of you from the same household you could receive 20% off buying a family package.

      There are always poeple looking to sponsor if you search FB groups for Disneyland Paris or theres 2 or 3 busy forums online which match up sponsors too.

      Any other queries just fire away, otherwise i hope you have a magical trip!

      Billy

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  20. Thanks for the responses. With regard to the sponsorship, does the sponsor need to be there with us when we convert? If we go down that route, then would we still buy from supertrips or go for a 1 day pass instead and then upgrade at the AP office?

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    • Hi Matt

      Yes the sponsor would meet you at the AP Office after you bought your one day ticket at the entrance. You couldn’t use Supertrips if going down the sponsors route.

      Regards
      Billy

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  21. Hi,
    Firstly, great page! Thanks for all the information.
    I was wondering if you could help me with another query.
    I have purchased annual passes through Disney and currently have the temporary day passes which I need to exchange for full annual passes when I arrive in Disney.
    On the first day of arrival however I would like to first visit the Studios Park before moving across to the main Disneyland Park. Do you know if the temporary annual pass cards allow park hopping on the first day?

    Thanks

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    • Hi Bo

      I’m afraid i can’t give you a definite answer. You definitely used to be able to do this in the past as The Studios actually has it’s own annual pass office but it was only open on certain days. I haven’t actually noticed in recent visits if it is still open.

      There is also “Donalds Desk” which is situated beside the ticket turnstiles beside Disneyland Park which you could use to upgrade your temp pass to a full pass then go to the Studios first.

      My advice would be to call the Annual Pass office before you go and ask them if it is possible. The number is 08448 008 898. I’m sorry i can’t give you a certain answer and i would really appreciate you getting back in touch when you find out if it is possible or not. Have a great holiday!

      Billy

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      • Thanks Billy,
        I’ve received conflicting information from Disney. Through the phoneline I was told that the AP office will be open in the main park from 8am on the Friday in question and that I would be able to use the temporary pass to gain access to EMH in the main disneyland park that day. I was told that I would need to go straight to the main disneyland park with the temporary pass rather than park hop by going to the Studios first.
        The phoneline employee wasn’t aware of the opening hours of the Studios Annual Passport Office or if it even existed.

        I wasn’t confident of the accuracy of any of this information as it conflicts with what I’ve read elsewhere so I then contacted DLP on twitter and was told that the APO in disneyland park opens at 10am and that I won’t be able to use the temporary pass to gain access to EMH. No answer on the ability to park hop with a temporary pass though!

        I’ll update you if I hear anything further!

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        • Hi Bo

          Thanks for the update.

          I agree with you that the first person you spoke to has not given you accurate info.

          The 2nd persons advice seems more in line with my thoughts. The other way i mentioned which would save you going into the main park was to see if “Donalds desk” was open at the right of the turnstiles. This is a situation I’ve never come across though (or even thought about) to be honest. I do hope they help and sprinkle some magic so that you can access the studios first, it shouldn’t be ahuge problem in my opinion.

          Billy

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  22. Hi! I took the plunge today and I have booked a package deal i found online,i called and booked over phone for 1ad (me) and 1c (3yr old), in a family room for 5 at Newport Bay Compass Club. There will be an extra adult (my hubby) and our other 2 children upon arrival that i was hoping to add on using my Dreams AP so they can just pay City Tax per night. Do i call and do it over the phone or risk it and do it upon arrival? Worried! :/ They all have Fantasy passes too btw.Thanks x

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    • Hi Natalie,

      Yes I have seen a few conflicting reports about a small number of people being charged extra when going to “added perks” rooms. This is something which has only been happening to some guests and there’s no official explanation for it. It seems to depend on which manager is on duty at each hotel. If you are still worried then give the Guest relations a call before you travel and let them know that your husband & 2 kids may be joining you with annual passes and see what they tell you. If anything this will just put your mind at ease. The last thing you want is an unexpected surprise!

      Billy

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  23. Well, i emailed front desk only to be told they dont handle email requests and i have to call an 0844 number they gave me. Didnt really want to have to do that as costs a lot and wanted written confirmation really 🙁

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    • Hi Natalie

      Wow! I’ve never heard of reception at any hotel saying they don’t do email assistance. That’s not the high standard we expect from Disney. You could also try the live help feature on disneylandparis website. That would save a phone cost.

      Billy

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  24. Yes i know i was suprised too! I might try that on the website see if that works. Do you think it may be worth me emailing front desk again in the hope that maybe i just got a grumpy CM? Nat.

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    • Hi Natalie,

      It could be worth a try, you could always just put it down to a mistake sending it twice if you get the same one lol I’d try the website first as it’s free and easy 🙂

      Billy

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  25. Hi there,
    My husband and I currently hold annual passes. We are interested in giving up to 6 people the 10% discount by being their sponsor for their own annual passes. Do you have an area on your page where people can discuss doing this? If not, people who are interested, please feel free to reply with your email address and I’ll get back to you. Thanks.

    Admin please remove if not allowed to post!

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  26. Hi I have a question that I’ve not seen answered anywhere. When you book a room through the Disneyland Paris website the tickets are included, are the rooms cheaper without this added on? I don’t have an annual pass yet but I was wondering how that works, do I put the passes code code in at checkout or something to remove the added park tickets? How much less would it cost, say for 2 adults for a 3 night stay, both with annual passes? Or would you recommend booking the Disney hotels through a site which only gives you the rooms? Maybe this is something that becomes obvious once you have the pass but it doesn’t look to me like you can book the hotel rooms through the DLP website without tickets included in the cost.
    Thanks, Natalie 🙂

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    • Hi Natalie

      You are correct. You cannot book a room only package on the Disney website. Once you have an annual pass you can book over the phone stating you have an Annual Pass. The prices quoted differ depending on your dates and which hotel. There have been some great Annual Pass room only rates this year which i have seen people getting such as 60% off. The only way to get a quote for this is over the phone once you have your Annual Pass or temporary annual pass number.

      Billy

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  27. Hello
    I want to go to Disneyland by the end of June. Mother with 2 children age 16 and 13. I come from balkans country and for us the tickets price is very high. Can you please suggest how can I spend less money . Posable to stay from 23 till 29 and go in Paris and visit Disneyland or just Disneyland from 26 till 29 of June. I appreciate any help

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    • Hi

      If your children are under 7 then look at different countries offers. The French, German & Irish Disneyland Paris sites all offer different packages and you may find a “kids stay & play free” offer.
      The other alternative is to stay in a nearby hotel just a few minutes outside Disneyland & purchase 3 annual passes. Check the blockout dates & discounts to see which one suits best. You can save 10% off the cost of annual passes by finding a ‘sponsor’ who already owns an annual pass to sign you up. There are many facebook groups with members who are annual pass holders who will happily sponsor you.

      Billy

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  28. Hello,

    My wife and I are planning to visit DLP for two days during the week that we are in Paris this April. Am I correct in that if I purchase the classic annual pass the first day we are there (not one of the blackout days) that we then just have to wait two days before going back? I think it seems as if this pass would be cheaper than even two one-day two-park passes at 135 Euros plus it gets 10% off purchases, correct? One other question is are annual passes able to be purchased over the phone from the U.S.A. if I call the DLP office since I would prefer to lock in the pricing if it is going up at the end of the month.
    Thanks!

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    • Hi Dean,

      Unfortunately news has broke last week that the Annual Passes are being re-categorised for all purchases after March 29th 2017. If you check our Annual Passes page you can see the new passes with new price structure & features. You would be best to call the AP office at Disneyland Paris to discuss the new options & if they would be suitable.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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  29. Hello,

    We are planning to visit disney paris 11th december 2017 for 4 days we are a family of 5 2 adults 3 children ages will be 18, 16 and 14. We priced it to stay onsite through a travel agent who said we would have to have two rooms and it came up very expensive we are trying to cut costs as my husband is disabled, would it be a cheaper option for us to stay off site and buy annual passes or buy disabled passes? Any advice appreciated it all seems so confusing

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    • Hi Claire,

      sorry for the late reply. Disneyland Paris do have family rooms which are suited for 5 persons. There is also Davy Crockett’s ranch which has large cabins but this is situated a short drive away & you would need to be taking or hiring a car with you. Davy Crockett’s ranch is one of the cheapest official Disney Hotels to stay at & if you call Disney direct they can give you a quote (generally the same as any travel agent costs). As for annual Passes, that has all been thrown up in the air as the Annual Passes will be changing in March 29th this year as the whole package has been completely redesigned with additional features & additional costs. We are still looking into whether Annual Passes are suitable for one time visitors and how best to work it from a price point. Now, your best option may well be to stay offsite. There are plenty of hotels in the near vicinity which cater for larger families (Explorers has 6 person rooms for example, one room sleeps 4 with an adjoining room with bunk beds). Most nearby hotels offer free transfers to Disney also. It is also worth noting that as your husband is disabled you can get a “carers free” ticket. Your husband would also get 10% off. You would need some form of proof of disability such as a blue badge, DLA letter, Carers letter etc but this can be a great saving. We will be updating our Annual Pass page once we have more info on the costings & practicalities in the near future, as it stands we are still getting our questions answered from Disney itself as the news of new Annual Passes only broke last week.

      Regards
      Billy

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  30. Hi,

    We are planning to visit the park on March 26th 2017 and I have 2 questions about the Classic Annual Pass.
    1. March 26th 2017 is one of the blackout dates. Can we buy an 1-day ticket on that day and have it refunded when trading it in for the Classic Annual Pass?
    2. If I buy the Annual Pass through the phone now, how long will it be issued and sent to me?
    Thanks.

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    • Hi Lain,

      Do you mean the Francillien or the Fantasy pass ? I assume you mean the Fantasy as the Francilienn will also be blocked out for the 2nd & 3rd day after purchase regardless of what date you buy it. If you buy a single day ticket at the gate then you can upgrade to the Fantasy Pass at anytime during the day. This would of course cancel out the blockout date & yes the cost of the gate price is deducted from your AP cost.

      It would be too late now to safely attempt to purchase an AP over the phone as DLP would send you out a paper ticket which would need exchanged on the day. This process can take 2-3 weeks dependant on postal services & how busy the AP office is.

      I think your best bet would be to purchase a single day ticket on 26th & then exchange at your leisure at some point during the day to get your Annual Pass.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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      • Thank you very much for your reply.

        I was hoping to purchase the Francillien AP in time to enjoy 2 days at the park (in my 5-day trip to Paris) but like you said, 2 of them, 26th and 27th, are restriction days. Now I’m contemplating to just swing by the park on 25th to purchase the pass and wait till 28th to use it lol.

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        • Hi Lain,

          Yes if you purchase the Francilien you can get entry on day 1 but day 2&3 will be blockouts. Your plan sounds good though, buy on 25th…. maybe have some fun that day then go back on 28th for more fun!! Have a great holiday 🙂

          Billy

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  31. Hi heading to DLP on July 24th till 28th this summer staying at nearby kyriad. Plan on visiting park for 3 days with return visit in Jan 2018. Know that new AP scheme coming out this month and wanted to buy fantasy card for myself and son before this happens. He has a disability which means he can get easy access pass to park rides once we get there. Can i confirm details of how to get AP in absence to minimise waiting times for us so I can better prepare him. Thanks

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    • Hi Elizabeth,

      You can buy the fantasy pass before March 29th either by calling Disneyland Paris direct or buying online from Supertrips. You then can activate it in July when you arrive. You only have a few days left to do this though before the new passes roll out.

      Regards
      Billy

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  32. I plan on visiting Apr 16- Apr 19, Apr 16 is a black out date, if I activate the passes that day will they let me in the parks? If I pre-purchase with Supertrips noted above will save me money, do they issue a voucher to take to the park to exchange for a pass?

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    • Hi Christine

      as you may know Disney have totally re-imagined the structure & prices of annual Passes starting from March 29th 2017. This has thrown things up in the air slightly. If you are buying when you arrive then you can purchase a day ticket, then go to the AP office to upgrade to an annual pass (with the day ticket price refunded). In this scenario you will already be in the park and therefor free to remain all day. Basically this means that the 16th will no longer be a blockout date!! See above for the prices & benefits of the new passes.

      As for Supertrips, I do know that they are still able to sell the Fantasy & Dream passes up until the 29th which will still be valid for the next 6 months. I would personally recommend contacting them directly to ask about the validity of being able to enter the parks on a blockout date with the temporary email ticket which they would send you. I’m not 100% sure if you will or will not. Supertrips will clarify for you though.

      Regrads
      Billy

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  33. I booked theannual dream passes in February and only now noticing the new passes available. Will I still be able to get 365 days access and benefits that pass had when we arrive at end of May? Or do i now have to pay extra. I also booked my hotel vienna dream castle separately through hotels.com

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  34. Hi my daughter and granddaughter are buying the magic plus annual pass ,and I wanted to find out if you do a disabled annual pass and if so how much please. We are coming end July for 2 weeks so I know it will save a fortune with passes. Thanks

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  35. Hi my daughter and granddaughter are buying the magic plus annual pass ,and I wanted to find out if you do a disabled annual pass and if so how much please. We are coming end July for 2 weeks so I know it will save a fortune with passes. Thanks

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    • Hi Genna,

      The new passes came into effect in March. The old passes did not have any discount for disabled users & i haven’t seen anything to suggest the new passs do either. Disabled users can however get a 10% discount on day tickets & if they need a carer then the carer will be admitted free of charge.

      I would advise to ring the Annual Pass office in advance just to enquire if they have changed the rules since March for disabled Annual Pass purchase.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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    • Hi Dan,

      No, they wouldn’t. Extra Magic Hours are restricted to certain Annual Pass holders & those staying at one of the Disney hotels onsite. If they were staying at one of the Disney onsite hotels (room only for example) & you purchased them daily tickets then this is the only way they could enter as you would have a Hotel Easy pass which allows entry.

      Regards
      Billy

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  36. hi there,myself and my sister are going to DISNEYLAND Paris in August 2017,we want to get the Disney infinity pass,just wanted to ask you can Irish residents get it by the monthly?and how di you apply for it?,…,..don’t mind if we can’t,I’ll still get it when we go over..we were only there in March of this year we stayed in the Explorers hotel,super hotel,…this time we’re staying at Disney B&B…thanks Jeanette Ireland 🏰🌟

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  37. Hi There,
    Me and all the members of my family do have a fantasy pass for Disney Paris. We are now planning to visit Disney world in Orlando Florida this summer. Do you think we could get a discount on the base tickets just because we do have a fantasy pass for Disneyland Paris? Looking forward to your reply

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  38. Hi, I’m taking my daughter to DLP in september this year, when we normally go she gets an access card due to her disability, she getting more and more into Disney and already said that she would really love to go next year for Halloween, Christmas- new year and her birthday so I think the infinity pass would be best for us. As I’m her carer would I get a discounted annual pass or have to lay full price still?
    Also we normally book onlineI with Disney so we can get the meal plan, can you use the 15% off food for the meal plan? do you get anything off for eating with the princesses also.

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    • Hi Jess,

      If your daughter buys an Infinity Pass then you would get FREE access every day you are there with her as her carer. You need some form of proof that you are her carer such as a letter stating so or a carers allowance letter etc. Just go to Donalds Desk each morning (sometimes they will give you free carers pass for the length of your current stay, if not then you have to go each morning).

      When you get the access pass you can let them know she is an annual pass holder & they usually give the access pass for the year rather than just the length of your stay.

      As for the Meal plans then you cannot get annual pass discount combined with a meal voucher. however, if the Bill is more than your meal voucher then I have heard of people getting discount on the cost above the meal voucher. This is not set in stone & depends entirely upon your server it seems. Lastly, YES you can get AP Discount at the Princess meals in Auberge de Cendrillon.

      Anything else, feel free to ask!

      Regards
      Billy

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      • Thank you that was a quick response. So if we get the infinity pass, I’m guessing that’s the one where we can access the park for the whole year? Will my daughter get any discount off her infinity annual pass, I’ve heard you can get 10% off.
        I’m just going through the process of claiming carers allowance as had to unfortunately give up work to look after her, so I should have the paper work by then. If worse comes to worse I don’t, do I just take my daughters pip forms and a GP letter stating her needs and she needs someone to be with her at all times?
        Thank you for the tip about the access card, I was going to say is there a way of stating it on her annual pass so we don’t have to dring documents every time. So she can still get their green access card to access rides from exit like we did last year and the same with shows. Think we got the green access card last time.
        Sorry for all the questions, I think this is the last one, I’ve read that infinity pass holders get VIP view of parade and illusions, as she will be listed as disabled but also has annual pass will I be able to go in the VIP area too?

        Thnaks 🙂

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  39. Thank you that was a quick response. So if we get the infinity pass, I’m guessing that’s the one where we can access the park for the whole year? Will my daughter get any discount off her infinity annual pass, I’ve heard you can get 10% off.
    I’m just going through the process of claiming carers allowance as had to unfortunately give up work to look after her, so I should have the paper work by then. If worse comes to worse I don’t, do I just take my daughters pip forms and a GP letter stating her needs and she needs someone to be with her at all times?
    Thank you for the tip about the access card, I was going to say is there a way of stating it on her annual pass so we don’t have to dring documents every time. So she can still get their green access card to access rides from exit like we did last year and the same with shows. Think we got the green access card last time.
    Sorry for all the questions, I think this is the last one, I’ve read that infinity pass holders get VIP view of parade and illusions, as she will be listed as disabled but also has annual pass will I be able to go in the VIP area too?

    Thanks

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    • Hi Jess,

      I haven’t been able to verify that the 10% discount is still available on the new annual passes but I would imagine that it still stands. Disney would have to verify this. The GP letter should suffice as long as it states your daughter needs a carer due to her disability. So, taking that along with her pip award letter should be sufficient. For the VIP areas you will be allowed access as her carer. Please note though that ONLY you & your daughter will be able to go to the VIP area. When you have a Green Card priority Disability Pass when you can have up to 4 people go on rides with your daughter(missing out the queue line) but this doesn’t apply to VIP areas, as I say, only you will be able to use this.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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      • Thank you so much for all your help, we will be defiantly be getting the infinity pass and I imagine it going to work out so much cheaper with the amount of times she wants to go this year.
        If my partner was to come along as well, would he pay a normal admission price or would he get some discount off the ticket?
        Does the infinity pass the halloweeen and new year, if so do I as her carer still have to pay the admission price or do I get in free again with her?

        Thank you so much for you help so far

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    • Hi JessJust to follow up on this as I have new information regarding your query. It appears that you will not be able to use the VIP section as Disney Paris are being quite strict that ALL users must have an Infinity Pass. This rule may well change in the near future but so far access has been strictly for Infinity holders regardless of whether a Carer is needed. It’s quite surprising but there are still teething issues surrounding the new passes & perks offered. Of course, you will still be able to use the restricted area designated for those with Disabilities during parades/fireworks (upon showing your green card) if you speak to any Cast Member before the parade/show. This will ensure a desirable viewing area.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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  40. Also sorry forgot to put this in, we booked this trip on magicbreaks, so we got a deal for tickets, hotel and half board (which we upgraded to full board) , do they take any price away from annual price for these tickets or won’t they as they were brought as a deal, I don’t think they will but thought I’d asked. We’re going from the 18-22 September

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    • Hi Jess,

      You get 365 days access as a carer with your daughter having an Infinity Pass. Your husband would be able to get discounted tickets using your daughters Infinity Pass discount allowing him to buy daily tickets at vastly reduced cost of €35 per day for a 2-park ticket. These can be purchased up to 20 times per year. Unfortunately you won’t get any discount from a package deal. If your husband is on the package deal though he will already have tickets (as will you) for this upcoming trip.

      Is your booking with Magic Breaks for an onsite hotel then I take it ?

      If so, and you intend on buying the Annual Pass this trip, you would have been much cheaper to book the package for your husband alone & simply added yourself & your daughter onto the room on arrival. You would miss out on the meals package for yourself & your daughter but you will see that the cost of the holiday would have been MASSIVELY reduced. You could then have paid for your meals once you were there & benefited from using the Annual Pass discount for yourself & your daughter whilst your husband used vouchers to pay his portion. The cost of adding people to a room would only have been €1 or so per night per person.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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  41. Hi, yeah we booked from magic breaks. We’re staying sequoia hotel. I didn’t think about doing it that way as didn’t really too much about the annual pass’s if I had known I would of probably done what you have suggested.
    Can we still use the VIP stuff when purchasing the annual pass even though we have normal tickets? I’m sorry for all the questions.
    My daughter can’t wait to go and get her infinity and can’t wait to go for Halloween.

    This isn’t about annual passes but may be a question you know the answer too. My daughter is obsessed with Belle, when we went to DLP in march this year she was in the art of animation (may have been called something else) where you could meet belle throughout the day. Will she still be there or do they switch over princesses after so long??

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    • Hi Jess,

      You can use the AP discounts & perks even though you have normal tickets. As for Belle, I assume you mean at the Princess Pavilion where the Princesses do meet ‘n’ greets. There is a board outside the Pavilion entrance showing which Princesses are there that day and the times for each one. Speak to a Cast member at the pavilion & show your green card & you will be given a time to return instead of queueing. You could also ask at City Hall which princesses are on & perhaps a kind Cast Member will tell you about upcoming days too if you let her know of yoru daughters wants 🙂

      Kind regards
      Billy

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  42. I am visiting dlp in October with my family of 5 and thinking of purchasing the discovery AP but over the phone so I’ll have them bought by the end of this month but I’m not sure if we can use them for the 4 days we are there.? I read somewhere that they are not valid on and 3rd days of stay? Is this correct?

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    • Hi David,

      That is correct, you cannot use them on Day2 or Day3 (or any blockout dates)……. unless you are staying in one of the onsite hotels on a room only basis, then you can enter using your hotel easy pass & AP combined. There are ways around this such as buying a Discovery Pass well in advance & having it activated by Disney when they send it out to you. This process can take up to 3 months though & would be risky to attempt for an October break.

      If your family of 5 all reside at the same address then you will qualify for the family discount of 20% reduction per pass, perhaps this could make the step up to Magic Flex more affordable & remove the 2nd & 3rd day blockout ?

      Let me know if you have further questions

      Kind regards
      Billy

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  43. Hi, yeah that’s what I meant about meeting belle. Thanks for the tip I’ll be sure to do this when we get there she is belle obsessed.
    Won’t sure if you’ll know the answers as it’s not about annual pass’ well it kind of it is, my daughter wants to go for Halloween and really wants to go to Halloween party (we’re adults are allowed to dress up for the evening) does her annual pass include this event or does she need to but ticket separately, if separately does she get any kind of discount? Do I need to buy a ticket or go in free as her carer? Where would I buy the ticket?

    Thanks Jess

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    • Hi Jess,

      Unfortunately as these passes are only a few months old, we are still in a learning curve with what can & can’t be done or offered. Even upon talking to Disney staff there is still confusion about what perks/discounts/offers etc are offered with each pass……… which makes it even more difficult for normal customers to find out the info!!

      The Halloween Party is not included in the Annual Passes & is a separate ticketed event but there “should” be a discount on tickets (was 30% in all previous years) for Infinity holders (going by previous years experience). the problem is that these can sell out fast so it is advisable to buy in advance. There are occasionally offers around the internet offering them at discounted rate. As for whether a Carer goes free I simply do not know. Common sense dictates that they should, however it doesn’t always prevail! You could give them a call though & they will tell you…… best to call twice & speak to 2 operators though to make sure they agree!

      Kind regards
      Billy

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        • Hi David,

          You can now purchase any of the Disneyland Paris Annual Passes in monthly instalments. The cost varies dependant on level of Pass acquired.
          ◾Discovery Pass monthly payment option – €55 + €8 per month
          ◾Magic Flex Pass monthly payment option – €55 + €13 per month
          ◾Magic Plus Pass monthly payment option – €55 + €18 per month
          ◾Infinity Pass monthly payment option – €55 + €32 per month

          Now, I have never done this over the phone but it should be possible as it can be done by mail too. From what I gather though if you do it over the phone then the passes may be dated from the date of your first payment. This could be good news for you as it “may” mean that the Discovery passes would be possible for you & by the time you went then the 2nd & 3rd will already have passed as they would have been activated already. Give the Annual Pass hotline a call on 08448 008 898 & see what they say. It might just work out after all!

          Kind Regards
          Billy

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  44. Hi, do you know where we stand with regards to renewing our annual passes? We currently have Dreams passes that expire on the 31st July with the old system I believe you could renew within a month after expiry, is this still the case? As we weren’t planning on renewing but are now holidaying in France but after the pass has expired and not enough time to renew by post before we go! Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

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    • Hi Haley

      Yes under the old system you could renew up to one month after your old pass expired. This also gave you 6 months extra onto your new pass. The only change i think they have made is that you now get only 4 months added by renewing up to 1 month after expiry. I don’t see anything to say any other rule has changed. You could call the AP office & double check. I also heard that up until November 2017 any AP renewals were to receive a €25 giftcard for changing from old AP to new AP so it would be worth asking for this too!!

      Kind regards
      Billy

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  45. Hi Billy,
    I’m a bit confused here regarding the A.P.
    We are going over to dlp for Christmas we aren’t staying in a Disneyland hotel. Was looking at the Infinity Pass. There is 5 people in our family, so reading your post above I don’t need to buy 5 infinity passes? How does that work?

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    • hi Aili,

      If you are a family of 5 then you would still need 5 passes, however you would all receive 20% discount on your passes so in effect you would only be paying the price of 4 passes. Only one person in the group NEEDS to have an Annual Pass to be able to get the discount for all members of your party with regards to meals or merchandise etc. Park entry however requires you all to have some form of entry ticket or annual pass.

      Regards
      Billy

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        • Hi Aili,

          Yes, you could buy 1 Infinity Pass & just have day tickets for other members of your party. You are correct that the normal ticket holders would not get use of EMH or special viewing area priveleges which the Infinity Pass holder would receive.

          Many visitors do it this way as the one Annual Pass member can get discount for the whole party in Restaurants or in shops etc which can save a lot of money! The Infinity Pass holder would also be able to buy discounted day entry tickets (€35 per ticket) for other members of the party but please note you cannot buy these discounted tickets on the first day of Annual Pass membership!

          Regards
          Billy

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    • Hi Stefan,

      If your kids are over 3 years old then they need entry tickets of some kind whether that is annual Passes or normal tickets is up to you. If you want the priveleges (VIP viewing areas, VIP entry etc) of an Inifinity Pass for your whole family then you will all need Infinity Passes. If you are not using the VIP areas etc then it may be worthwhile buying a cheaper pass such as Magic plus or Magic Flex for the kids but this depends on when you are going & blockout dates for these passes.

      Regards
      Billy

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  46. Hello,
    if I buy ticket online and print it at home, can I “exchange” it for a ticket sized version of the ticket like everyone has? Is it better to buy it there or online? And the annual pass deduction – does it work with ticket bought online? Thank you!

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    • Hi Tereza

      If you buy online you will be emailed a temporary pass which you printout. That gives you entry to the park where you then need to go to the Annual Pass office to get your full pass which will be the same as everyones (credit card size with your photo on it)

      You can buy in advance from Disney directly or from a reputable seller. Occasionally sites such as Supertrips.net have good discounts on Annual Passes. I’m not sure what annual pass deduction you are reffering to though? If it is the Family 20% discount then those need to be purchased inside the parks & not online

      KindRegards
      Billy

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      • Thank you for such quick response!

        I´ve been to DLP once and I bought a ticket online – so I was pretty upset to see everyone with their small tickets and I was carrying around a big piece of paper … so can you exchange it somewhere?

        And for the annual pass – I found out you have to do it the day of my visit, not after, which sucks. So my question is what is better – to do it online, or buy online ticket and upgrade it in the centre, or buy the ticket there and then upgrade it (but the tickets there are more expensive, right?)

        Thank you again!

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        • Hi Tereza

          If you buy a day ticket when you go, you will have the cost of the ticket removed from the cost of your Annual Pass. So if you buy a ticket at the entry gates for €50 then the €50 would be taken off the cost of your Annual Pass

          Regards
          Billy

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          • Okey, good to know!
            And do you know if they have different prices online and in the park? I know that it doesnt make a difference for me, when I´ll buy the annual pass, but for my friend who´s coming too 🙂 Thanks

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          • Hi Tereza

            If your friend is not buying an Annual Pass then they would be better buying online. Depending on which Annual Pass you are buying you will be able to buy them discounted daily tickets. For example, you can use an Infinity Annual Pass to purchase day tickets for friends/family for reduced cost of €35 per day (not on the 1st day of your Annual Pass)

            There are discounts such as 3 days for price of 2 days etc in many online websites too

            Regards
            Billy

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  47. Hi there, I have bought an ultimate annual pass over the phone and received a temporary pass which I need to activate the first time I visit the park, however, when I next visit the park I will be with someone who does not have an annual pass, is it possible to purchase the untimate extra park tickets with my temporary pass or will I have to go into the park to activate my full pass first?
    Thanks in advance
    Andrew

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  48. Hello,
    I’d like to ask you – if I want to update my ticket into an annual pass Discovery (I will pay the price minus what I paid for the ticket), does it matter that it will be on the day when the pass doesn’t allow you free entrance? Because I know you can’t be there 2nd and 3rd day after, does it matter? It’s on somewhere 27th to 29th October. Thank you 🙂

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      • And if I may ask – if i buy two tickets for two days, can they upgrade both tickets (I´ll pay the price of Discovery minus twice the ticket)?

        Or is it better to purchase the annual pass now before going? I don´t know how to do it online …
        Thank you so much again!

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        • Hi Tereza

          No, only 1 day ticket can be upgraded. You can buy in advance by calling Disneyland Paris directly or using a trusted reseller such as Supertrips.net. They will ssend you a temporary pass which you take to the AP office on your first day to exchange for a full Annual Pass

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          • So if I purchase it online, will I be able to use the pass 2nd day and 3rd day of my visit, when on th 1st day I go into the AP office?
            And if I purchase it via the web you mentioned, will it be valid or is it better to do it on DLP website?
            Thanks again!

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          • Hi Tereza

            The only way you can buy a pass & have it valid on day 2 & 3 of your visit is if you purchase via post direct from Disney. This process can take 8-12 weeks to complete & would be dated from the day they sent you out your pass. Otherwise you would need a Magic Flex, plus or infinity pass.

            Kind Regards
            Billy

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  49. Hi – Brilliant site with loads of info, thank you!

    Reading through all of the comments above and after some advice.

    We (Me, my Wife, 5 y/o daughter and 2y/o daughter) will be visiting around 22nd December for 2 nights but will def be back throughout the year in 2018 so would think the AP would be ideal but I am not sure what is the best option… currently I see the following:

    1 – Buy 2 x Magic Plus and 1 x Infinity, obviously 2 y/o is free – is it allowed to have different levels of AP in the same family. There is a comment above which seems to say no but others say yes?
    2 – Hotels – do I look offsite or are the discounts with AP (especially infinity) give you a lot cheaper for essentially B&B at a disney hotel.
    3 – Do I need to consider the idea of adding an extra person to the room at check in to save some money?

    Too many options!!!!

    Any advice appreciated.

    Karl 🙂

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    • Hi Karl,

      firstly, well done for researching first… a little planning can save a lot of money which can then be spent making it an even better trip! Is this your first trip?

      1 – You can buy different levels of pass but some of the privileges which come with Infinity would only be able to be used by that person. Privileges such as VIP seating during fireworks/parades etc. would be unavailable but You can still use the Infinity pass for full discount for everyone in shops, restaurants etc.
      2 – I can’t answer as to AP discount cost of staying onsite as these aren’t released & vary depending on hotel availability, season etc. You have to call the AP office for a quote & then compare. One thing to bear in mind is that it wouldn’t be B&B as all rooms would be ROOM ONLY if staying onsite using AP discount. Staying offsite gives B&B usually which can make the price difference quite substantial.
      3 – Again, you would need to do your own research on dates/prices but yes, a popular way when families have AP’s is to book a standard package with 1 adult in the room (if they have under 7s stay/play free then add them in too) & then see if this is cheaper than staying offsite. This would mean that the one adult booked into the package wouldn’t need an AP (same with the under 7’s) so you would actually only need to purchase 1 x infinity pass for the extra adult who would check in for €1 or so per night.

      So, that doesn’t sound like too much help really but it really is just a case of crunching numbers to get the best value. With 2 under 7s it may well be cheaper to just book a regular package with 1 Annual Pass for yourself & get added on to the room. But please bear in mind what I mentioned about breakfast as staying offsite may well represent greater value with the 3x APs. From past experience I can tell you that generally staying offsite with APs has beaten the AP discount for staying onsite unless there is an extra special AP offer on rooms during a specific date when you go which doesn’t happen too often.

      Any further help let me know

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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      • Thanks Billy

        This will be something like our 10th visit… we never thought of annual passes before but now the kids are getting older and living Disney more, it might make sense. Helps as we are in Kent so we are 45 mins from the EuroTunnel terminal then a fairly straight drive down to DLP.

        I will have a look at numbers but thinking staying offsite would be an idea, especially as you get VIP parking on the infinity pass, or I guess most nearby hotels offer a shuttle.

        In terms of point/question 3 – is the ability to add a person onto a room something you get with the AP or is it just something DLP allows in general? Would the extra person get breakfast?

        Thanks again for the help. Karl

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        • Hi Karl,

          The nearby hotels all have shuttles which literally take 5 minutes & drop you off right at the station beside the parks & Disney Village. Anyone can be added to a room but they would need their own tickets or Annual Passes. The extra person wouldn’t get breakfast, but as I said, Disney have removed the free breakfast now on most hotel stays onsite even for packages unless there is a special offer of free half board etc. It used to be great value adding on a guest as they used to get a full buffet breakfast included for the €1 per night!

          Staying offsite I would look at the partner hotels which are all nice & very close by such as the Magic Circus, Dream Hotel & Explorers. On the same road you have the Kyriad & the B&B hotel which both offer amazingly good value. These 5 hotels all provide free shuttle service too or free parking if you would rather take the car.

          Also just to add that if you are buying Annual Passes & want to spread the cost then you can pay in monthly instalments now & spread the cost throughout the year so as not having a huge expense on your first visit.

          p.s i’m jealous you are in easy reach of the magic!

          Kind Regards
          Billy

          Kind Regards
          Billy

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  50. Hi
    Hoping for some advice please. We visited earlier at Halloween last year (2 adults, a then 7 year old and a two year old). We bought 3 annual passports, the names have changed but they were the ones valid for365 days.
    We are returning on 25-31 October, and our little daughter is now 3, so needs either a passport or tickets. These dates are in the blockout for all passes but the new infinity, which is €399.
    At present we have no plans to return within the next year, so I’m trying to work out the best value to cover our youngest’s entry costs. I see one of the benefits of passport holders is discounts on daily tickets, ( but I really don’t want to have to queue each day, our older girl has autism and this is very difficult for her).
    Can you please advise me the best value for our situation?
    Thank you

    Julie

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        • Hi Julie,

          Ok, thanks for clearing that up. Only the Infinity Pass would get you past the blockout dates but costing around £350 & even with a 10% sponsorship discount that still comes in at a hefty £315.

          The cheapest I can see would be to buy tickets from sites such as Attractiontix or Travelrepublic etc which will get you a childs 4-day 2 park ticket for around £120-£129. If you need more days you would have to buy an extra 1 or 2 day ticket which is about £80-£90 for a 2 day ticket bringing the total up to about £200-£220 for 6 days entrance.

          Kind Regards
          Billy

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      • Thank you

        Do you know if I signed up 3 friends – would I still get 12 months added for free on my current annual pass?

        Also, sorry, if the people I sign up at the park by just the basic annual pass, they wouldn’t be able to use it on the next day (day 2) and the day after (day3)?

        Thanks a lot

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        • Hi David

          I havent personally dont the sponsorship since the new passes were rolled out but i have heard from other sources that the free 12 months has been reduced to a free 6 months. I am still trying to verify this. As for the Discovery passes then yes, they would not gain entry on day 2 or 3.

          Kind RegardsBilly

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  51. Hi, I brought my inifinity pass a couple of days ago on last trip, I’m looking to book my second trip, am I right in thinking that I can’t get a meal plan as I’ll be phoning up to get my discount on hotel. If so I would like to go eat lunch with the princesses for my daughters bjrthday, do I get any discount on this with my infinity annual pass if so how much?

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    • Hi Jess,

      I haven’t been since the new passes came in to effect but you certainly could add on a meal plan with an Annual Pass room only booking last year, so i assume you still can. It must be booked in advance though & can’t be purchased on arrival. Call the AP office & they will be able to tell you if this is still an option on 08448 008 898 to clarify. If you are paying for the Princess lunch with your annual pass discount then you receive 15% discount. With an Annual pass discount it’s probably cheaper paying for each meal using the ap discount rather than purchasing a meal plan. You cannot get ap discount purchasing a meal plan.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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  52. Hi, thanks for the quick response, okay I’ll give them a call tomorrow and see what they say, we’re going for 3 nights, 4 days so a half board premium would cost us £248 for the both of us, would it work out cheaper doing this as we would like to eat with the princesses, go to inventions and have breakfast with characters in morning or would it still work out cheaper using daughter annual pass discount in those restaurants? Then getting breakfast in the hotel each morning too??
    Thank you for your help so far

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    • Hi Jess,

      The cost of 1 adult & 1 child Half Board premium meal plan is coming up as £312 at todays prices on the DLP main website. Where did you see £248 for 3 nights? The current price is £62 pn per adult & £42 pn per child on Disneyland website.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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  53. Your right sorry I think that was the price for just half board plus. Do you think we would be better off just paying for restaurants as we go with daughters annual pass discount rather than getting a half board premium meal plan?

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    • Hi Jess,

      It will probably be a very close run thing as to which is cheaper & be roughly the same costs. The Meal plan would allow you to pay in advance which may seem easier to budget knowing in advance that the meals were paid for. If you know exactly where you are eating each day then you should be able to work out the exact cost of each day & which would be better value. If you are buying the half board premium then I would advise NOT to use a voucher for character breakfast & instead ask to upgrade your included breakfast and pay that out of pocket. You could then use your 3rd voucher for another high end evening meal in Auberge de Cendrillon, Inventions, Walts etc to get the very best value out of the meal plan.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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    • Hi Phillip,

      I can’t give you a specific time for the USA but its usually 4-6 weeks here in Europe if you are buying from Disneyland Paris directly. The pass will be dated from the date the Pass leaves Paris & your year will start then.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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  54. Hi,

    I am visiting DLP in July 2018. The party will consist of myself, wife, 2 children & 4 grandparents. We are staying off-site so I am wondering what is the most cost effective way to get tickets? We are planning on visiting either 4 or 5 days during our stay – and will be travelling by car so car parking would be a big advantage if one of the ticket groups includes this. I have seen about group discounts – and although we are a family of 8 – only 4 of us live at the same address as the grandparents each have their own house.

    I have been looking at annual passes and free days and all the other info, and in truth I am completely baffled as to which would be the most cost effective method for me!

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

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    • Hi Ian,

      I am currently on holiday in Disney World & so can only give a brief answer. You wouldn’t be able to get the family discount as you do need 5 residents at the same address. You could however find a ‘sponsor’ via one of the online forums such as ‘The Dibb’ or ‘Disboards’ which would get 10% reduction off every pass. July is high season so packages will be very expensive staying onsite. Offsite would probably be cheapest with Magic Flex passes for all. This would also get you free parking. The Explorers hotel have rooms which hold up to 10 guests (its actually 2 adjoining rooms with 3 seperate sleeping areas in a 4-4-2 configuration). Offsite stays would also include breakfast which can be expensive in Disney. It may be worth just one of your party buying an infinity pass which would give you VIP parking area & also extra discounts on shopping & meals in the parks as long as the infinity holder is the one who makes payment.

      You should also check ‘Supertrips.net’ as they occasionally offer discount Annual Passes. Sorry i cant be much further help but i only have limited mobile access here.

      Kind regards
      Billy

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      • Billy,

        Many thanks, it all makes a lot of sense!

        I will look into getting a sponsor, and the idea of 1 infinity pass does make sense. Lots of the cheapest passes with one expensive one that gets some discounts and the good parking.

        Just wish I could move a grandparent in for a week just to get the 20% discount!

        Thanks

        Ian

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    • Hi Laura,
      You can do this on arrival. Simply buy a 1 day ticket on the gate & on that day you can go to the Annual Pass office to upgrade this ticket to an Annual Pass. The cost of your day ticket will be taken away from the cost of the Annual Pass.
      You will need photo id such as a passport plus a proof of address (recent bill etc) & details of your bank account for processing the direct debit such as sort code, account no. & iban number. Your Annual Pass will be active immediately. The process takes about 30 minutes.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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        • Hi Laura,

          Yes buying in advance will still require you to complete the application on the 1st day of your visit by going to the AP office to get your photo taken. You used to be able to buy in advance & send in your own photos but this process took anywhere from 2-8 weeks to complete & the passes validity started on the day the passes were processed not when you arrived, however since the new passes came into effect i haven’t heard of anyone being able to do it this way. You could call the AP office & ask but it can be a long process.

          Kind Regards
          Billy

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  55. Hi, my daughter has got an annual pass, so we normally get 50% off hotel anyway, my question is, they currently have an offer for 25% off and free half board, would she still be entitled to free half and the additional 25% off the hotel. I think she wouldn’t be allowed to do this and that she would have to choice between using her annual pass discount of using the offer only. Do you know if your allowed to use your annual pass hotel discount as well as the current offer of 25% off and free half board.

    Thank you

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    • Hi Jess,

      Sorry, offers cant be combined. You have to choose which offer is cheapest at the time you wish to go. Occasionally the AP discount is not as good as the special offers on.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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  56. Hiya
    we are coming to the park on 23rd October and my wife is buying an magic plus annual pass whilst we are there on a monthly payment scheme. My question is once she has purchased the pass from within the park can she come back out and get me a day pass using her bring a friend for 39£ offer

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  57. We have the annual fantasy passport. We are travelling next weekend for 5 days. We are bring the grandparents with us. They would probably go into disneyland 2 or 3 times as we plan on going into Paris one of the days. Was wondering do we get a discount when buying their tickets with the annual fantasy passport. Or would be be cheaper or better to get the cheap €139 passport which means they can’t go on the 2nd and 3rd days. Thanking you for your help

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    • Hi Derek,

      I’m going to have to be honest in that I can’t actually remember now if Fantasy got discount. I seem to have a figure of 10% discount on day tickets discounted from the gate ticket price which is quite high (around €90 per day). If your grandparents are going in for more than one day then it will definitely be cheaper to get the Discovery Pass. They would get a 10% discount on the Annual Passes if you sponsor them making them only €125 each. Even buying a 2day ticket in advance from somewhere like attractiontix will cost around €120-€130.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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      • Thanks Billy.
        Just rang the annual passport office and they confirmed yes you can get 10% off the annual passport but also I can get 6 months extra on my passport for sponsoring them? Hard to believe but I’ll check next week.
        Thanks again
        Regards Derek

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        • Hi Derek

          Yes if you sponsor 3 people you getan extra 6 months for yourself and they each get 10% discount. It used to be 12 months free until the new passes came in. Its a great deal if you an find 3 people buying an Annual Pass.

          Kind Regards
          Billy

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  58. Hi Billy,
    We’re coming from the US to France 9-21 Aug 2018 (myself, wife, and children ages 20, 10, 7, 4, 2). We were thinking of going to DLP for 2-3 days while we’re there. Any tips on how to get the best deal. If only two days is it better to buy magic passes, buy AP for just one of us and the 39E tickets, or AP for everyone? And does the equation change if we decide on three days? Also the 20 yo lives at a different address than the rest of us. Thanks,
    Ken

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    • Hi Ken,

      There are a few variables which can affect the decision on what to purchase. A couple of things to note first.

      1. The 2 year old does not require tickets at any time as under 3’s go free.
      2. You can not buy discount tickets on the day you activate your Annual Pass
      3. The Discounted day tickets are restricted to 5 per week.

      As you are restricted on the number of discount day tickets you could purchase then it produces a bit of working out to find the cheapest. Depending on your plans, the cheapest way could be to buy 5 annual passes (you, wife plus 10,7,4 year old) to claim the 20% family discount & then your 20 year old buys a separate pass. If you are spending 2-3 days in a row then you would need Magic Plus, Flex or Infinity. If you are able to visit 1 day, then go back on day 4 & 5 then you could all purchase the Discovery pass which is much cheaper. The Discovery Pass has blockout dates on days 2 & 3 of purchase, hence the need to attend on day 1, 4 & 5.

      If you were definitely doing only 2 days then the cost of a 2-day park ticket is probably cheapest but I would still recommend 1 of you to purchase some form of Annual Pass so that the whole family can benefit from the discounts in shops, restaurants, guest storage etc.

      Sorry I can’t give you a definitive answer but there are a few variables which affect it. Any further help just reply here & i’ll try help more.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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      • Thanks Billy. We were thinking of going with the discovery passes but I believe they are blocked out the month of August. It would be easy enough to stop by DLP on the way from CDG to Amboise where we’re staying our first night though we were hoping to surprise the kids with DLP at the end of the trip. If we buy discovery passes will they work in August? If so we may be back in France in the spring as well. Otherwise we will probably just buy tickets for two days.
        Ken

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        • Hi Ken,

          Yes sorry, you are quite right….. unless you were staying onsite then the Discovery Pass would be blocked out in august. The Magic Flex is blocked out Aug 13th,14th & 15th. Plus & Infinity are fine. If you were staying onsite then no blockout dates would apply although August may be expensive (even with an Annual Pass hotel discount). If you were planning on doing 2 visits in a calendar year then the Magic Flex/Plus/Infinity passes would definitely be worth the cost for your party. It may mean having to buy the 2 year old a pass on your 2nd visit if they were to turn 3 in that time.

          Otherwise yes, the 2 day option looks the cheapest way of doing this single trip with perhaps one of you buying a Magic Plus/Infinity pass to receive discounts in shops, restaurants, parking, stroller rental & guest storage etc. You will know yourself if these discounts would amount to the difference in the cost of a 2 day ticket depending on whether these benefits are of use to you on your 2 day visit.

          It’s just a question of your groups spending habits whilst there & which Pass benefits you would likely use as to whether getting an Annual Pass is worth it.

          Kind regards
          Billy

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  59. Hi,

    I am new to Disney so finding the whole annual pass or daily pass question extremely confusing! I’m visiting July next year (2018) with my wife, 2 children, plus the four grandparents. We are staying outside the park for a week, and intend to visit the park maybe 4 or 5 days during that time – there is also a chance we could go back in 2019 but nothing has been decided on that yet.

    As the grandparents have different surnames and don’t live at the same address I am guessing that I would not be able to benefit from the 20% discount for buying 5 or more passes is that correct?

    If I do buy annual passes is it worth me getting one of the Infinity passes that offers extra discount onsite, and also better parking? Would the fact we had one Infinity pass allow us to use that benefit even though it would just be one person with that type of pass?

    Also, I have seen a number of comments about getting the annual pass online through the French website – any reason you cant do it online in the UK (seems totally bonkers to me)? The other option of filling in a form (with all your card details onto a bit of paper) and posting it to them seems like the most insecure method I have ever heard of.

    I’m guessing it sounds tight!! But I just want to make sure that we get the best deal, and from what I have seen looking at the website Disney do not want you be able to work out what is best!

    Any thoughts, or tips would be much appreciated!

    Thanks

    Ian

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    • Hi Ian,

      You would only be able to benefit from the family discount on 5 annual passes if :

      1. All 5 are related
      2. All 5 can prove the same address.

      One infinity pass is enough to get benefits for 1 car parking space. It is also able to get the benefit of meal discounts for up to 6 people. Assuming the 2 children are over 3 years old then you would need 2 infinity passes between the group if you are taking 2 cars & eating in the parks. As you are going for 4-5 days & possibly going again in 2019 then the cost of the Annual Passes will be worth it due to the savings you will achieve on meals/shopping/car parking/ guest storage/ stroller rental/ free drinks etc. Remember to check blockout dates (if any) for the dates you are thinking of travelling this year & get a rough idea of dates which may be blocked out next year.

      You can buy Annual Passes by calling the Annual Pass office & do it over the phone. The online system has always been quite poor for Disneyland Paris. Now that Disney has taken over ownership of the park this year we expect things such as this to improve. You can also purchase Annual Passes when you arrive on your first day in the parks. The 3rd method is to buy from a trusted reseller such as Supertrips who will often have discounts on tickets. They send you out a temporary pass which you exchange on your first day for full passes.

      p.s It’s not tight at all…… the more money you save on tickets then the more you can spend on the nice stuff like good meals, shopping & treats for the kids (&big kids!!)

      Any other info you need then feel free to reply

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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  60. Hi this site is incredibly informative – thank you!
    I have a Qs about AP pls – myself and daughter are going from 23-26 jan. regular tickets will be €406 but discovery ap pass significantly less. Is there any work around the 2nd and 3rd day blockout? Is this on the discovery pass only? Should I go to the next level pass?
    Many thanks!

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    • Hi Niamh,

      There are 2 workarounds around the 2nd & 3rd day blockout.

      1. Staying in an onsite hotel cancels blockouts
      2. Buying discovery pass in advance can activate the passes before you arrive & therefor negate the 2nd & 3rd day.

      Buying in advance can take 8 or more weeks & needs done by post so it may be too late to attempt that I’m afraid. I’m assuming you aren’t staying onsite? If not then you will need a higher level pass. You could find a sponsor which could save 10% though or pay monthly is available if you want to lessen the initial cost?

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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      • thanks so much Billy, this is great. no we aren’t staying onsite. I was looking at sequoia lodge with half board and €100 to spend and went to book yesterday and realised the offer expired! so I was having to pay almost double for same deal with no €100 to spend 🙁
        I had my eye on explorers – just seeing that the pool is closed though which wont suit my 7 year old so was looking at Vienna dream castle and magic circus and the Radisson. would you have a preference between those? a fun pool would be great – we stayed in davy crocketts last year and the pool made the stay.
        I think I will go for the second level AP – would you recommend buying by phoning up now or waiting till we arrive there? I think I will take the monthly option, great idea thank you.

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        • Hi Niamh,

          If it’s any use to you then the French site has a good offer on at the moment which would give you a stay at the Sequioa for 23-26 Jan for 1 adult/1 7 yr old at a price of just €450. That is 40% off with park tickets included. All onsite stays are now room only of course so no free breakfast anymore but it may well be cheaper than buying Annual Passes & an offsite hotel plus you would be staying onsite in a hotel you like which is always extra magical.
          It’s a shame you missed the recent offer as it is one of the best deals I have seen on Disneyland Paris especially with the free half board & €100 cashback. In fact we booked it ourselves a couple of weeks ago to go Feb 1st-4th.
          The Explorers hotel is great, especially for kids but no pool is a let down. The Dream Castle & Magic Circus are also great with our kids enjoying the Magic Circus best as they had their own personal TV beside their bunk beds & a curtain to draw on it too. It’s the little things I suppose ! We have never stayed at Radisson I’m afraid.

          If you are buying AP’s then you are best just to do when you arrive. Just purchase a 1 day 1 park ticket then go to the AP office & get your AP. They will deduct the cost you have paid for the day ticket & use it as your deposit.

          If you need any futher help then let me know

          Kind Regards
          Billy

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          • Thanks Billy, I might try that offer, I guess you need to ring up and quote the French site offer? I wonder could you add on a meal plan – that might work out well…
            Been on this site the last 2 hours, it is so good, thank you!

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          • Hi Niamh,

            Yes you need to call UK reservations & let them know you wish to use the French offer. There will be no problem this way. You can add on a meal plan too as you will be staying onsite!

            Kind Regards
            Billy

            p.s Thanks for the kind words, it’s still work in progress but it’s getting there!

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  61. If I purchase the passes at Disneyland Paris. Can I set up monthly payments there or I I need to do that beforehand? Also if I book the magic plus can I use straight away.

    Many thanks

    Sam

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    • Hi Sam,

      Yes just take your passport & bank detail with you to set up a direct debit while in the AP office. You will need your banks IBAN number too. The Magic Plus can be used straight away.

      Kind Regards
      Billy

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    • Great news Niamh & happy to help! I hope you have a great time & say Hi to Mickey from me! It should be fairly quiet last week in January so a lot of rides will be walk on. We would love you to add a hotel review to our site (good or bad) on your return.

      Have a magical stay!

      Billy

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