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  • Magic Over Disneyland Paris 2022

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    Magic Over Disneyland Paris to return in 2022 Following the successful launch in January 2020 of the Magic Over Lake Disney event, it is being reported that this special event is returning for January 2022. The events name is having a slight name change and will now be called Magic Over Disneyland Paris. The special night-time spectaculars will take place on the evenings of January 14th, 17th & 19th 2022. Although the exact details of the event are not yet confirmed, we can be sure that guests will be in for a real treat on these special nights. At the 2020 event guests staying in the lakeside view rooms at either Newport Bay Hotel or the newly refurbished Hotel New York : Art of Marvel had prime viewing from their hotel rooms! This time however it is reported to be staged at Walt Disney Studios. The theming around the previous Magic Over Lake Disney event in 2020 was based around the hit Disney franchise Frozen. Following the incredible success of the first Frozen movie, many children fell in love with their favourite new characters including Elsa, Ana and Olaf! Will Disneyland Paris stick with this theme or will they delight us with an all new show? With the show being at Walt Disney Studios, perhaps we will see a Marvel theme? We have to await further details! For those thinking of travelling during this time you really should check out Disneyland Paris incredible offers for January which we detailed in our “Give the Gift of Disneyland Paris” article some weeks ago. Here’s what we can expect following the last event and hopefully there will be even more added to this seasons event. 2 floating LED screens of 12m x 6m 3 colour lasers 6 water fountains 8m high, capable of launching fireballs 54 Automated moving lights 1 seven-way multijet fountain 8 Flame generators 100 kg of powder for pyrotechnic effects by Show If you are attending on these dates we would love to hear your thoughts and share your experience on our DLPtips Facebook group.  

  • Halloween Trip Report 2021 – Andrea

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    Halloween Trip Report 2021 – Andrea   I have just returned from a 4 night break in Disneyland Paris with my daughter and would like to share our trip report with you all. I was a bit worried at first after reading a few negative hotel reviews but I am pleased to say we had such a fantastic stay at Newport Bay Hotel. Check in was smooth and the Newport Bay staff were very friendly. Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions we had to show our vaccination QR codes daily. You then get a wrist band, which was a different colour each day, so staff know you have a health pass. It was so easy and we did that before going for breakfast. It was quick and straightforward. The hotel room was a great size with 2 double beds, plenty of towels and an added bonus of a kettle with tea, coffee and sugar. The “mousekeeping” maid came in daily to make the beds and a general clean. Breakfast was plentiful with a good choice of cooked breakfast or a continental selection. It’s a good start to the Disney day and we always went away satisfied. Top Tips My top tips would be download the Disneyland Paris official mobile app which gives you maps of the parks, wait times for all the attractions and where they are. You can also check restaurants and other amenities too. You get good wifi in the parks so best to make use of it! Another top tip we would give is to try to book restaurants before you arrive as they get filled up quickly, especially during busy times such as Halloween. We had some nice meals and really enjoyed Billy Bob’s restaurant in Disney Village. They serve an “all-you-can-eat” buffet for around €36.00 and they have a delicious selection of Tex-Mex to choose from. We also managed to eat at Cowboy Cookout BBQ on the night of the Halloween Party. We didn’t have a reservation but managed to get a walk-in table at about 10pm. The cost was about €17.00 for a selection of ribs, chicken, sausages and chips. Great value which included a drink and dessert. We would also recommend Earl of sandwich, also in Disney Village if you are looking for a good value light meal. We enjoyed all the rides while we were in Disneyland Paris with our highlights being Ratatouille, It’s a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean and Phantom Manor. All in all we both had a fantastic trip, especially with the Halloween party on October 31st itself. This was our 3rd time visiting Disneyland Paris and we had such a fabulous time yet again. We are already looking forward to going back!

  • Halloween Trip Report – October 2021 – Ann

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    Family Halloween Trip Report 2021 Travelled to France on the 17th of October which meant the park was already decorated for Halloween. We stayed at the newly refurbished Hotel New York : Art of Marvel. Amazing décor, not only inside the hotel, but also in the bedrooms and carried on outside to the gardens. There’s a great chance to meet a superhero in the Hotel… we met Spiderman! Well worth booking if you have a little one who has a superhero who they like. We were in Disneyland Paris for 4 nights and loved how close our hotel was to the parks. It was well within easy walking distance.   Day 1 On our arrival day we decided to head to the Disneyland Park. Most of the Disney village shops open at 5pm so we headed straight to the park itself. The Disneyland Paris Official App proved to be a real help. We could follow the park map, see wait times for attractions and then plan which rides we wanted to go on, or should I say, what our 5 year old grandson wanted to go on!! His favourites were Buzz Lightyear Laser blast, Mad Hatters Teacups, Dumbo The Flying Elephant and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. The waiting times were pretty accurate. Another piece of advice which will make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable is to wear comfy shoes as you will walk miles during your stay as there is so much to enjoy throughout the resort. We ate at The Plaza Gardens restaurant on our first day which is a buffet restaurant. There is a lot of choice so you will find something for everyone on the menu. We recommend eating here with the highlight being the desserts. Oh my! Divine! Day 2 Day 2 gave us the chance to visit the Walt Disney Studios Park. Our highlight for the Studios park were the Cars rides, which we all loved, especially the Cars : Road Trip attraction with its secret event in the middle of the ride. Annette’s Diner was our main port of call for tea in the evening. This restaurant is an American 50’s diner style with a waiter on roller-skates and typical diner food such as burgers, hot dogs and sundaes. We enjoyed an amazing cheesecake for dessert. Day 3 On our 3rd day we headed back into the main Disneyland Park. We decided to visit Mickey’s Philharmagic, which is a 4d experience tucked away behind Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain.  It was lovely to see all the little ones trying to catch 3d things coming towards them. We then explored Frontierland, which had some great Halloween decorations including from the movie Coco. We took a ride on Thunder Mesa Riverboats to give our weary feet a rest. Our evening was spent at Chuck Wagon Cafe restaurant in the Hotel Cheyenne. The restaurant décor was like being in the wild west with tables set under the backs of wagon canopies. Great BBQ style platters and again, amazing desserts! Day 4 Our last day was a chance to repeat our grandson’s really favourite attractions including Lancelot’s Carousel, Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups, Cars rides and more. That left us some time for souvenir shopping in Disney Village and our last night’s meal in The Steakhouse. An amazing wood panelled interior adorned with atmospheric old photos and the feeling that you really have stepped back in time once inside.  I can highly recommend the steak which was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed every minute of our holiday and I hope you enjoyed our family Halloween trip report 2021. We are looking forward to returning soon! Until then I will see you on the DLPtips Facebook Group!

  • Give the Gift of Disneyland Paris

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    Give the Gift of Disneyland Paris This Christmas why not give your loved ones the perfect gift under their Christmas Tree. A Disneyland Paris hotel & tickets package is a magical gift for the young… and the young at heart! In fact, this Disneyland Paris package is more than just a gift, it’s a unique fairy-tale experience to build memories that last forever. Disneyland Paris have recently announced a return of the spectacular fireworks show Illuminations along with the fantastic daily parades & completion of the Sleeping Beauty Castle renovations. January is the perfect time to book a Disneyland Paris package as it is the quietest time of the year with low crowds and yet a full magical experience! A Perfect Package FAMILY WEEKEND FROM £621* (€682) Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne (Price based on 2 adults & 1 child) 3 day park tickets included Access to both parks Free Parking No booking fees Extra Magic Time before the parks open to the public 2-Night stay on select Friday arrivals between 14th-28th January 2022 Book by 1st January 2022 You can check prices for all stays throughout January to plan your own fairy-tale experience now. Imagine seeing your friends or family opening the gift of a magical experience in Disneyland Paris on Christmas morning! Magical memories await all guests this January and Disneyland Paris would love to welcome you to stay. You can check prices for all dates throughout January now and be sure to be getting the lowest prices of the entire year and also the quietest time of the year to visit. Visiting during January ensures maximum pleasure with short queue times for rides, your favourite restaurants & daily parades.     * From price of £621 (rounded up to the next pound), including local tax per night and per adult aged 18 and above is for a 2 night and 3 day stay for arrivals on 14, 21 & 28 January based on 2 adults & 1 child (3 – 11) sharing a standard room at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne. Prices subject to change depending on time of booking. The advertised price is available during the time of this communication on arrival dates that may vary from time to time.

  • Parades & Fireworks returning to Disneyland Paris

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    Parades & Fireworks return News has broken today that we will see parades & fireworks returning to Disneyland Paris before the end of 2021. Social distancing is being removed to an extent to allow for parades & fireworks during the much loved Christmas season. It truly is a little Christmas miracle! Not only did we have this very welcome news but there were a whole list of announcements to thrill & excite guests visiting during Christmas season and beyond. Social distancing has prevented a lot of the unique reasons guests love to visit Disneyland Paris so being able to remove some of the restrictions & bring back parades just in time for the busiest and, some would say most magical times of the year, is warming news for everyone. Of course, we do not yet know when the lifting of face masks will be announced but we feel it will be very soon. A Return to Normality at Disneyland Paris Not only will we see a return of parades & fireworks, but on October 20th 2021, all Disneyland Paris buffet restaurants will return to a full buffet experience. No more choosing individual plates from a server! This applies to all onsite restaurants and also hotels, including breakfast service. You can see a list of buffet restaurants, and indeed all restaurants & menus on our Disneyland Paris dining pages. Starting on October 23rd we will see Halloween floats & parade lining the streets of Disneyland Paris once more until the end of Halloween season on November 7th. Also announced was a change to Mickey’s Magical Fireworks & Bonfire show which traditionally took place on Lake Disney. The event is confirmed to be going ahead but will be moved to INSIDE the parks. This does mean it will only be accessible to valid ticket holders. There has also been a slight change to the dates and the show will take place on November 2nd 9pm, November 4th 9pm & the last showing has been moved a day back to end on November 9th at 7pm. Disney Illuminations firework & light show returns in full on December 21st. Of course that means we will also see a return of the magical tree lighting ceremony! There will also be some new additions to the Christmas parade with a first time Princess float & all new Santa’s sleigh float. Additionally, for the first time ever, we will see a daytime AND a night-time parade. On January 10th we will see a return of Disney Stars on Parade over in Walt Disney Studios. Are you excited by these new announcements? It is sure to be a busy time of the year and if you haven’t already then we would advise you to book a stay at Disneyland Paris now to avoid missing out on the festivities. You can join in the discusssion on our DLPtips facebook page where all new members are welcomed!

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