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    Jodie August 2022 Trip Report Arrival Day Home after a fab 4 night break. We tagged it on to the end of our camping trip in the Netherlands. We choose to stay in Hotel Campanile and bought 2 single day/single park tickets. We arrived Wed and had a lovely evening walking around Disney Village. We had pizza and chips meals in the café next to the sports bar. Reasonably priced and OK quality. Day one – Walt Disney Studios Thursday we spent the whole day in Disney Studios. We headed straight for Avengers Campus when we entered at 9.30am and onto Web slinger within about 25 mins. Next up for us was flight force and a parent swap (which has worked great for us and is so efficient).     Avengers Campus Top tips & highlights * If you want any chance of doing the training you have to be super quick to even get on the virtual queue list. We missed out on this but enjoyed seeing Spiderman leaping around the roof tops & Wakanda Warriors show. * We ate in Stark Factory sharing a pizza and pasta. Better quality than the village pizza, but more expensive. 1 Pizza slice, 1 portion of pasta and 4 drinks costing €43 but was a fair size to share between 2 adults and 2 low appetite children! * Kids loved the Stitch Live! show * Tower of Terror scared my 5 year old, but a trip onto the Cars ride soon helped him forget. He also loved Toy Story area, Slinky Dog being one of the faves for him, he’s 5 years old. * My daughter and I choose to single ride on Crush’s Coaster and then got parent swap for dad. Here they will not issue the parent swap pass unless the other adult is waiting at the exit, all others have just handed them over no question. * Ratatouille was awesome, always love that one. We enjoyed the Frozen show, and got there to be right at the front of the queue. This did not guarantee a decent view as you get moved through several rooms and all shifted about. Nobody cares that you were there waiting and there can be a bit of shoving even with little ones. Good show, however a lot is in French. Although they do kind of relay the story across characters in both French and English. * We spent the late eve in Avengers Campus again and made the most of the shorter queues again by riding both rides several times. There was a moment where we had to be evacuated off of Flight Force! Be warned Web Slinger hurts your arms if ridden too many times 😄 Disneyland Park Top tips and highlights Into Disneyland Park and our little man wanted to do Star Tours so we rushed in the direction of Discoveryland. Whilst there, we realised Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast was only 15 mins wait so we hopped on there first as we know this gets busy. Followed straight onto Star Tours with only a 10 min wait followed by Space Mountain for hubby and 10 year old and Autopia for little me and little man. * Missed out on the Shine Bright parades as we were always quite busy fitting in all the rides we wanted. It’s a Small World is currently closed for refurbishment. * Big Thunder Mountain was next… or so we thought. After getting about 2 trains from front, and queuing about 45 mins the ride closed, we did however get fast passes to return and thoroughly enjoyed it. Probably our favourite attraction of the 2 parks. * Pirates of the Caribbean was a little scary for the 5 year old, but it didn’t make him cry like Tower of Terror! * We grabbed some lunch from Cool Post by the steam boat. They had great chicken nuggets and turkey legs for a fair price and we sat and ate this queueing for the Lion King show. * WOW! probably my absolute highlight. The Lion King show was awesome and well worth the queue. Kids were glued to their seats cheering and whooping along. * Disney parade at 5.30pm was fun. It was the same show as 5 years ago but kids couldn’t really remember so it was magical all the same. * Peter Pan’s Flight was our longest queue of the 2 days, sadly made longer by a ride breakdown, once again JUST before we were due to ride. * we then crammed in some more Fantasyland rides before the lights show at 10.55pm. Autopia said a 5 min wait, but we kind of dibbed out and got put in the lane where they had started off loading the cars before closing and it took a fair while then to get on. If going last thing, they seem to remove the cars on the right hand side of the tracks as you sit into the cars to drive off. *As everyone said the light show was awesome. We loved the 30th celebration drone section, 2nd bit again was pretty much same as 5 years ago but still pretty awesome and kids loved it. **** Best food of the trip – VAPIANO – good price and awesome food. It is situated just outside Disney Village (literally behind the Gaumont cinema) you leave the security check area beside the World of Disney shop and it’s just out there. We all highly rated this and hubby said it was better than Pizza Express. **** Best ride/show of the trip for each of our family : Daddy – Big Thunder Mountain, daughter (10) Flight Force, son (5) Web Slinger/Star Tours, Mummy Lion King/Space Mountain. **** EXTRA TIPS – All vendors take card, however a fair few of them selling from mobile stores often crashed and were cash only, we had a few disappointed moments when ice cream could not be purchased. The queues can get very hot, take a little compact …………read full article

  • disneyland paris trip report september

    September 2022 Disneyland Paris Family Trip Report Our family consists of myself, my wife and our 2 children who are 14 and 18 years old. Our 18 year old has Autism but absolutely comes out of shell on trips to Disneyland Paris. It’s a beautiful thing to see for us. We stayed in Disneyland Paris for 3 nights and 4 days from September 20th to 24th 2022. It was an amazing family holiday in Disneyland Paris with so many amazing experiences, great food and magical memories. I hope you enjoy our trip report and it helps you and your family make the most of your stay. Travelling to Disneyland Paris We travelled from our home in Scotland to Disneyland Paris with EasyJet flying from Glasgow. Our flights were straightforward and had really good flight times which meant we arrived early on day one and flew home very late on our last day. This allowed us to maximise our Disney park time and really make the most of our family holiday. We landed in Charles de Gaulle airport at around 10am and were picked up swiftly by our private transfer company It took around 45 minutes by car to Campanile Val de France hotel. The return journey was just as easy. Our choice of Disney hotels As said, we were doing a split stay this time as we really wanted to get the most out of our family holiday to Disneyland Paris. On this trip we had a split stay over 3 different hotels including the Campanile, Disney Sequoia Lodge and finally the stunning Disney Newport Bay Hotel. Campanile Val de France hotel We chose Campanile Val de France hotel as it is just a short 10 minute shuttle (this is free and every 15 minutes) to Disney Village. The Campanile hotel is great value and an excellent base to see the area. The rooms were clean and modern. Our family room had a double bed, single bed and also a set of bunk beds. The breakfast was continental buffet style and we enjoyed our one night here. Disney Sequioa Lodge Hotel Our second night was spent in the Disney Sequoia Lodge hotel which was absolutely beautiful. If you can imagine a woodland retreat with a hint of “Bambi” theming then you are on the right track. The lodges are gorgeous and you would think you were in the middle of a huge forest! Staying here gives you an immediate sense of relaxation after a busy day in the parks. The breakfast buffet was delicious with hot and cold selections including sausages (vegan), bacon, scrambled eggs, Cereals, fresh fruit, cold meats, breads, pancakes and of course Mickey Waffles with syrup! We would highly recommend this hotel if you want something relaxing, warming and close to the parks. Our family loved it! Disney Newport Bay Hotel For our last 2 days we moved to the 4 star Disney Newport Bay Hotel. This is an iconic hotel overlooking Lake Disney and just a short walk to the parks through Disney Village. It has a nice nautical theme and really looks and feels a bit more luxurious than your standard hotel. You could be forsaken for thinking you were on a posh cruise ship! I would recommend getting a lake view room as they are stunning. Our room was well themed and the walk to and from the parks was just a few minutes. Breakfast was tasty and similar to the Sequoia Lodge. You can even book room service breakfast if you want a lie in or just have that luxury experience! The swimming pool is amazing and our family enjoyed a dip in the early evening. Family fun in the Disneyland Paris parks We had 3 full days in the parks. Our son has Autism and can become overwhelmed at times but we applied for a Priority Pass for those with a disability which was very straightforward and really helped us enjoy our time in the parks. We have been to Disneyland Paris on numerous occasions before so know our way around. If it’s your first time then I highly recommend you plan in advance as there is so much to see and do. Unfortunately our daughter became unwell on the second day so we limited our time to let her rest but still accomplished everything we wanted in terms of rides and shows. Our favourite family ride is Twilight Zone : Tower of Terror and we rode about 6 times! We were lucky to see the decorations for Halloween season beginning to emerge around the main park and it really created a buzz for us. Wait times were never too large on most rides and the weather was great. Our family love Frontierland area in Disneyland Paris and especially with the Halloween theming. Big Thunder Mountain was awesome as usual and Phantom Manor beckoned us a few times too. Hyperspace Mountain was thrilling as ever and Star Tours took us on a fantastic journey to the stars. Our family also love to just wander around Fantasyland and do the classic rides. You are never too old for Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Snow White or Casey Jr!   MARVEL Avengers Campus Of course the highlight of our family trip this time was our first look at the newly opened MARVEL Avengers Campus. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE! Disney have really stepped up the game with this new area and we loved everything about it. There’s such a buzz in the air anytime you walk through Avengers Campus as Superheroes can appear from nowhere and put on an amazing show. We were lucky enough to spot Captain America, Captain Marvel, Wasp, Warriors of Wakanda and of course…. Spider-man and Ironman!   There are 2 new rides to discover too with Spider-man : W.E.B Adventure and Avengers Assemble : Flight Force. Our family absolutely loved both rides and the technology that went into Spider-Man W.E.B Adventure was awesome. It is a family friendly ride where you …………read full article

  • avengers campus Disneyland Paris

    Disneyland Paris Avengers Campus £137 pppn* Avengers : Assemble! Disneyland Paris has always been a popular destination for families seeking adventure and excitement, and with the recent addition of Marvel Avengers Campus, there’s now even more to explore. Disneyland Paris are also currently celebrating their 30th Anniversary with so much to see and do this year is a great time to book your Hotel & Tickets package with Disneyland Paris. This new land is dedicated to Marvel’s Avengers, and it offers a range of thrilling attractions, immersive experiences, and interactive entertainment that are sure to delight fans of all ages. The Avengers Campus is located in Walt Disney Studios Park, which is just 2 minutes walk from Disneyland Park. This means that visitors can easily explore both parks and experience all of the magic that Disneyland Paris has to offer. The Avengers Campus is designed to look and feel like a high-tech training facility for the Avengers, and it’s filled with cutting-edge technology, impressive architecture. Avengers Campus Attractions One of the standout attractions in Marvel Avengers Campus is the brand-new attraction, Web Slingers: A Spider-Man W.E.B. Adventure. This attraction takes guests on a thrilling journey through a series of interactive environments, where they can sling webs just like Spider-Man himself. Using special technology, the attraction tracks the movements of riders’ hands, allowing them to shoot webs and defeat the Spider-Bots along the way. Another popular attraction in the Avengers Campus is Avengers Assemble : Flight Force. This thrilling attraction will see you join Iron Man and Captain Marvel in a special pre-show to be given the details of a high speed mission where the Avengers need your help! In addition to the attractions, Marvel Avengers Campus also features a range of interactive experiences, such as the Guardians of the Galaxy: Dance Challenge  and much more. There are also plenty of opportunities for guests to meet and interact with their favourite Marvel characters. From Spider-Man and Captain America to Black Widow and Iron Man, visitors will have the chance to snap photos and show the Avengers their favourite mighty moves. Avengers Campus Dining There are plenty of dining options for guests to re-fuel before their heroic missions. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the Pym Kitchen, where they use ‘shrinking and growing’ particle technology, inspired by Ant-Man and The Wasp. There’s also Stark Factory quick service restaurant which features a life size model of the Iron Man Hulkbuster! That’s sure to give you a super heroes appetite! Overall, the Avengers Campus is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves Marvel and the Disney Parks. With its exciting attractions, immersive experiences, and interactive entertainment, it offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience that is sure to thrill visitors of all ages. So, whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for some family fun, be sure to add the Avengers Campus to your Disneyland Paris itinerary. You can visit Disneyland Paris this year and visit Avengers Campus as well as seeing all of the magical celebrations going on for the 30th Anniversary.   Enjoy a thrilling Summer break : Hotel & Tickets Package £137 per person & per night based on 2 adults & 2 children (ages 3-11 ) Disney Davy Crockett Ranch Pioneer Cabin 4 Days of Park Tickets Extra Magic Time Free Parking at your hotel and Disney Parks Arrivals from July 22 to Sept 1 Pay in Installments with ZERO Fees *Average price calculated by dividing the package price of £1,632.28 by 4 people (2 adults + 2 kids aged 3-11 years old) and 3 nights. Price rounded up to the next pound. Arrivals between 22nd July and 1st September 2023 sharing a Pioneer Cabin at Disney Davy Crockett Ranch. Price example subject to change depending on time of booking. Subject to availability. Conditions apply.

  • Disneyland Paris Mickey Waffles

    Luke’s Disneyland Paris Snacks report 2023 Disneyland Paris Snacks We have just returned from our 7 night stay at Disneyland Paris and one of my goals was to try as many of the Disneyland Paris snacks as possible. I noticed this was one topic that isn’t discussed as much so I wanted to give my reviews on the many snacks we tried with pictures to go with them. Mini pancakes (Poffertjes) These sweet treats can be found at the Old Mill snack stand in Fantasyland. These were €6 for 12 and you had a choice of Nutella or sugar topping. They were hot, light and fluffy and the whole family loved them. We would definitely recommend 8/10 Cheese balls (Bitterballen) Also located in the Old Mill snack stand in Fantasyland. I cant remember the price for these but i think they were around €6 and you got 6 of them. OMG! These are the nicest cheese balls I’ve ever had, cheesy and almost so melted it was saucy, crispy and light, anyone who loves cheese will love these. These Dutch dipping balls come filled with either Beef or Cheese. Both are accompanied with a choice of mustard, ketchup or mayo. 10/10 BBQ Turkey Leg The Turkey Legs can be purchased at The Last Chance Saloon in Frontierland. This was top of my to try list after reading all the hype about these. The cost was €9 each. This definitely met the hype, it had a very strong BBQ taste on the skin and the meat was so smoked it had a ham taste to it. The meat was tender, not dry at all and literally fell off the bone 10/10 Pineapple Dole Whip This delicious ice cream is located at Café de la Brousse in Adventureland. I have to say this was amazing! I would describe it as a pineapple flavoured sorbet version of a Mr Whippy ice cream covered in pineapple sauce. These were soft but icy at the same time, perfect for a hot day and not sickly at all. 9/10 Churros Churros can usually be bought at Fuente del Oro Restaurant but it was currently closed so we had to go to the snack stand in Disney Village. €5 for 3 or €7 for 5 & €1 extra for Nutella. These were really decent. Sadly not freshly cooked but warmed up on order yet they still tasted fresh. 7.5/10 Disney Macarons Delicious Macarons were available at Broadwalk Candy Palace on Main Street U.S.A. There were 6 different flavours each with there own pictures costing €2 each. I tried the Minnie raspberry and the castle salted caramel butter. I thought the raspberry was really nice and filled with raspberry jam 7/10 The salted caramel butter was amazing!! Thick layer of filling 10/10 Mini Mickey Waffles Located at a snack stand in Adventureland near Indiana Jones. The price of these sweet treats was €5 for three. You have a choice of Nutella or cream topping with decorative marshmallows and chocolate castle picture. These were precooked but heated in a waffle iron on order. If I hadn’t seen them get the premade waffle from the bag I would of thought they were freshly cooked, they were really nice and a huge hit with the family. 8.5/10 Star wars Waffles We found these novelty Waffles at the food stand behind Hyperspace Mountain. They cost €5 each with a choice of sugar or Nutella. These were freshly made on order and we watched the man pour fresh batter into the waffle iron. We agreed these were really good! We definitely recommend 9.5/10 Corn dog We purchased these at the snack stand next to buzz lightyear meet and greet in Walt Disney studios.  These were €8 each. It was nice and i am glad I tried it. The batter was really nice but the beef hot dog was a bit strange. It had a really crunchy texture, not like your typical snappy feeling hot dog but crunchy to bite through. The flavour was nice but the texture just wasn’t for me. They came with a choice of ketchup, mustard or BBQ sauce topping 6/10 Disney Popcorn Last but not least was the famous Disney popcorn (located everywhere ). These come as part of a deal costing €6.50 individually or €8 with a drink included. You could also choose souvenir options for an extra charge. You can’t walk anywhere in Disney without smelling the freshly made warm popcorn. We always go for the sweet version as this is our favourite snack. Its literally just sweet popcorn but there’s something magical about walking around Disneyland Paris or watching the parade with your warm Disney popcorn. I don’t know what it is but it wouldn’t feel right if you didn’t get your popcorn! We must have had about 5 to 6 boxes on our holiday 11/10! There were a few more Disneyland Paris snacks I would have liked to try but I was so full from all the snacks and our meals Feel free to add the snacks you had that we didn’t try on our post in the DLP Tips Facebook group.

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    Disneyland Paris 30th Anniversary Grand Finale Disneyland Paris invites you to share in the unforgettable experience of the 30th Anniversary celebrations. This year promises to be spectacular as see the first Marvel drone show played daily in a Disney Park. We welcome the return of the iconic Disney Dreams®! night-time wonderland, a new exclusive show based on Pixar stories, and many other surprises to make this an incredible Grand Finale. Celebrations not to be missed! Now is the perfect time to Book a Disneyland Paris visit in a year unlike any other with festivities, new attractions, world class shows & of course the 30th Anniversary Grand Finale celebrations closing on September 30th 2023. Avengers : Power The Night Following on from the openings of Marvel Avengers Campus and the Disney Hotel New York : The Art of Marvel, visitors will be thrilled with a brand new Marvel experience: “Avengers: Power the Night”. This epic night-time show will bring together lights, sounds, fireworks and an incredible drone show dedicated to the Marvel Universe. Projections will be beamed onto the Tower of Terror giving visitors a spectacular visual treat. This world first show in Disney Parks will be available to guests every evening in Walt Disney studios Park from January 28th until May 8th 2023. As many as 500 drones will perform an incredible choreography featuring the powers of iconic Super Heroes such as Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch or Shang-Chi, for the very first time at Disneyland Paris. You will also be immersed with music from your favourite Marvel movies soundtracks. With Marvel Avengers Campus, Disney Hotel New York® – The Art of Marvel, and “Avengers: Power the Night”, Disneyland Paris is the ULTIMATE destination in Europe for Marvel fans wishing to live an immersive experience alongside their Super Heroes favourites.   Disney Dreams Another addition to the 30th Anniversary Grand Finale sees the return of the incredible night-time evening show “Disney Dreams!” at Sleeping Beauty Castle. This year is the perfect opportunity for fans to rediscover this unique creation, and for new generations to discover this iconic show. Starting on April 12th 2023 at Disneyland Park, guests will not only be treated to the “Disney D-Light” drone show but also the “Disney Dreams!” musical and visual spectacular. This iconic night show was created in 2012 using cutting-edge technology, sublime projections, spectacular laser effects and water jets with sensational pyrotechnic effects for a true explosion of colours. You can witness Sleeping Beauty Castle be visually transformed as its turrets seem to turn and its walls undulate. For 2023 we see the show being even more spectacular with innovative technology making the castle come alive to the sounds of the accompanying music. Let Peter Pan & Tinkerbell take you on a journey through some of the most beautiful Disney stories to the rhythm of iconic music. Beautiful heart-warming music from Beauty and the Beast to the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lion King, Rapunzel, Ratatouille and many more, in an adventure beyond the limits of imagination.   “PIXAR: WE BELONG TOGETHER” – from summer 2023  From summer 2023, visitors to Walt Disney Studios Park will be able to discover a new show at the Studio Theatre provisionally called “Pixar: We Belong Together”. Guests will be invited to take part in a musical adventure with their favourite Pixar characters. from a range of iconic Pixar movies. This new show will illustrate how music and friendship bring us together, and combines innovative stage technologies, light effects, choreography and, of course, the emblematic music we all love from the Pixar animation studio. It’s a Small World Re-opening The Worlds happiest cruise invites you to board the It’s a Small World attraction after a recent refurbishment. With the re-opening set for Spring 2023 this must-see family attraction has been nestled in the heart of Fantasyland since the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1992. Young and old alike are welcomed for a wonderful world tour to the tune of one of the most iconic Disney Parks songs. You will be happily singing this song long after you have departed! New Shopping & Fashion As well as the 30th Anniversary celebrations merchandise which has been on offer since 2022, a brand new 2023 Grand Finale range will soon be available to all visitors. These new products will be inspired by the show “Let’s dream… and the world lights up!” and colour themed to match with exclusive unisex ready-to-wear pieces and exclusive matching accessories.   The “Minnie Paris” range will be available in different fun and sparkling products in the image of Minnie, including various ready-to-wear pieces, typically Parisian fashion accessories such as berets or even brightly coloured tableware. Something for everyone! Delicious Dining Experiences The Grand Finale of the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris will mark the return of princely breakfasts in the spring at the Auberge de Cendrillon restaurant. You can feel like royalty dining in the company of the Disney Princesses. Our knowledgeable chefs will offer multiple menus to choose from, including an entirely vegan offering with, in particular, a pudding of chia seeds, coconut and mango or scrambled tofu with turmeric and onions. Other modern and innovative dining options the chefs are preparing in the kitchen will soon be unveiled! Disneyland Paris are also transforming Disney Village to be a much more modern and welcoming area with new dining and shopping experiences. The transformation begins as we bid farewell to King Ludwig’s Castle as we see it transformed into The Royal Pub serving the best of British cuisine. On the menu are breakfasts served at any time, traditional fish and chips, Guinness braised beef and a wide choice of craft beers, all served in a warm and lively atmosphere. Disney Village will also host the Rosalie restaurant, a traditional French brasserie, which will open its doors at the end of 2023.  So many delicious experiences to choose from! Dream Bigger, Laugh Louder & Smile Wider than ever… Of course all of the above is in addition …………read full article

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