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  • James – August Disneyland Paris Trip Report

    James – August Disneyland Paris Trip Report   Disneyland Paris Trip Report Aug 2nd – 6th We flew from Manchester to Paris CDG airport with minimal delays at security! An excellent start. We stayed at Disney Sante Fe hotel and had booked connecting rooms as there were 5 of us. The hotel was lovely and perfect for our youngest child who loves Disney Cars. The rooms are of decent size with two double beds in each room. There is a ceiling fan in the rooms. My wife and I felt a bit warm during the nights but nothing you can’t cope with. There is a free shuttle bus to take you directly to the Park which only takes a couple of minutes and they run back and forth till 1am. The bus was usually busy, with some unnecessary pushing and shoving to get on the bus which was a bit irritating. Plaza Gardens buffet Character Breakfast Arriving to the Park was unbelievable. On the first full day we had booked a character breakfast at Plaza Gardens in Disneyland Park. Both our children loved meeting the characters including Pinocchio, Tigger, Captain Hook, Smee & Rabbit. The buffet breakfast is of good quality and lots of variety with both hot and cold food offerings. Our two children, who can be fussy, ate quite well. Lots of rides and attractions! The rides that we went on were great! We used premier access fast passes for some of the rides and the ones the children wanted to go on! The wait time for some of the rides were not too bad fromwhat we experienced. Our longest wait time in fact was about 45 minutes. It is better late in the evening as queue times can shorten to about 10-15 mins for certain rides. Some of the rides we went on : Disney Cars Road trip Ratatouille Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast Big Thunder Mountain Aladdin Flying carpets Cars Race Rally Slinky Dog Toy Story Parachute Drop Hyperspace mountain Dumbo Flying Elephant World Class shows We booked two shows, the Lion King in Frontier land and Mickey and the Magician which is situated in Walt Disney studios. I’d advise to pre book these shows, just so your not waiting in line or missing out on the shows due to popularity. Both shows that we saw were absolutely unbelievable and are definitely worth it. Night-time Fireworks We went to see the fireworks and light show on both Thursday and Friday. This is definitely a highlight of the holiday. We got our spot to watch this from about 21:50 on both nights. We brought snacks and drinks whilst we waited. Blankets and jackets were needed too for the kids as it got a little chilly. On the Thursday everyone sat to watch the display. Unfortunately, on the Friday, a few people were standing up in front and refused to sit down which was very irritating. We had to stand but we enjoyed it nevertheless. We rented a buggy from the park for the week which was a god send. We also had the photo pass and the photos we got from them were brilliant. See you real soon Mickey!

  • Suzanne August 2022 Trip Report

    Sleeping Beauty Castle

    Suzanne – August 2022 Trip Report   First time family trip to Disneyland Paris This was our first time visiting Disneyland Paris. We travelled by Eurostar and booked a package which included tickets for our whole stay at Disney Sequoia Lodge Hotel. We were there for 3 nights and 4 days. There was myself, my husband & our 2 children who are 2yrs & 7 yrs old. We travelled directly on the Eurostar and wish we had done the same on the way back. On our return journey we transferred at Lille Europe. This probably would have been fine on the way out, but the local train to Lille was crazily busy. This made the return journey not as smooth or as enjoyable as the way out. Next time, I would still happily transfer, but I would rather do this on the way out when the magic and excitement is running high and, crucially, legs are not so tired! When you first see the parks it is just the best feeling ever. It is simply Breath-taking and just a real WOW! moment. The Disneyland Hotel was looking great and the first sight of Sleeping Beauty castle is so perfect. We walked right into the Shine Brighter parade. Wow, this was sensational. The song lives with me now and it’s just so happy and Disney! We then had reservations at Pym restaurant which had really good food and a suitable variety for all of us. We liked Pym’s restaurant more than Downtown restaurant which was ok, but not as much for children in my opinion. The desserts were amazing though. Sequioa Lodge Hotel Each day we used our Extra Magic Time (A Disney perk given to hotel guests) and headed back to the hotel for a mid afternoon break. We used the swimming pool twice. The outdoor pool at Disney Sequoia Lodge was very welcome in the heat. Our 7 year old daughter absolutely loved the slide! The hotel itself I loved and pictures do not do it justice. The rooms are slightly dated and no USB etc but we were prepared with extension lead and travel adaptors. We loved the atmosphere of this hotel and would definitely stay here again. We were lucky with the lake view from our room (photo below!) and there is a lovely decking area to sit out in the evenings. There is a free shuttle bus provided but we walked to the parks each day. It’s a really nice 10 minute stroll through Disney Village to get to the parks. Rides, Shows, Characters and Champagne! Over the course of our stay we did every attraction we wanted to. We did miss out Crush’s Coaster but none of us were that fussed and it gives a great reason to come back! Parent swap for one of us to stay with the 2 year old was great. You get a little ticket which you take straight to the premier access line so both adults can ride at different times and second one does not have to line up again. The whole thing was probably a bit much for our youngest (heat, crowds, change of routine) but he still enjoyed himself. I wouldn’t say there are many rides suited to this age but all children under 3 year olds are free entry so we didn’t feel like we had wasted money and it’s all about the atmosphere at their age. He loved Autopia, Storybook Land Canal Boats and Dumbo but other than that the fountains and the cranes fixing the hotel were his favourites. Autopia is pretty after 9pm and the line is relatively low after 9:30pm. Our 7 year old loved all of the rides especially Big Thunder Mountain and thanks to parent swap, she rode 4 times in one day. We didn’t arrive too early for parades or shows and saw everything we wanted to. Just to the right of the castle, beside Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, is a quiet spot and we literally walked over just before the start. We watched the main parade from the curb outside city hall. We arrived 30 minutes before while I enjoyed a glass of champagne. There was plenty of space with no pushing. Princesses and Magical Moments Everyone we came across was polite and very helpful. Mickey and the Magician was a great show with so much space that we didn’t feel the need to upgrade to a premier seat. Our 2 year old had a push chair but our 7 year old daughter walked everywhere. By the last day she was shattered as we were doing around 25,000 steps most days. Seeing as it was our first visit to Disneyland Paris, and not sure if we would return, we booked princess dining and character dinner at Auberge de Cendrillon as we wanted to get the full Disneyland Paris experience. The Princesses were magical BUT it was very expensive and I maybe wouldn’t do this again as there are lots of other opportunities to meet characters. You can use the Disneyland Paris Mobile App to check meet ‘n’ greet times and where they will be throughout the day. Princess lunch however was amazing and a great way to meet 4 Princesses without lining up at Princess Pavilion which can have a large queue. To save money it was just me and my daughter whilst the two boys went to explore Adventure Isle. Adventure Isle area is fabulous and a great way to hide from the heat. We added on the Half Board meal plan to our package but felt it was too much food for us. It was useful for a first time visit until we knew what the other options were but I think we would just pay as you go next time. Yes, we are already looking at our next trip! I would definitely recommend to take water bottles as we refilled ours so much and only needed to buy one or two drinks in …………read more

  • Kate – July 2022 Trip Report

    Kate trip report disneyland paris July 2022

    Kate – July 2022 Disneyland Paris Trip Report We are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children who are aged 7 and 6. We stayed at Disneyland Paris for 3 nights and 4 days at the Dream Castle Hotel. This let us spend 2 days at the parks with park hopper tickets on both days. Here is our family’s Disneyland Paris Trip report for July 2022! We flew from Birmingham to Orly with Vueling airlines. The flight out was fine. Birmingham wasn’t too busy, we got there 3 hours before our flight time and had to queue quite a bit for the security checks but the line moved quickly. We opted for a private transfer as it was actually cheaper than getting a shuttle bus and I’m glad we did. The guy who picked us up was ready and waiting for us, very polite and friendly, opened the car doors for us and helped me with my suitcase. Dream Castle Hotel The Dream Castle Hotel was ok, there were renovations taking place but to be honest it really didn’t impact us at all. Dream Castle hotel was very clean and the entrance hall is lovely. Work was being done on the centre piece as you walk in during the length of our stay, but again, this wasn’t an issue. The room was a little smaller than I expected but was adequate for our needs. Be careful of the bunk beds as the top one is a little high up for young children and my daughter actually fell off the ladder trying to get down and badly bruised her leg and chest. We actually all ended up sleeping in the big bed together. There was a hairdryer, fridge and safe in the room. Hairdryer worked fine and so did the safe, however the fridge didn’t work. I mentioned this to the staff and they said they would come and sort it but never did. Coffee, tea, sugar, milk and cups were also in the room, we asked for more and they gave them to us free of charge. We opted for half board which is breakfast and dinner. I would rate it as ok. There wasn’t much for the kiddies to be honest, they only had chips 1 of the nights and they had herbs on them so my daughter didn’t like them. My son loves meat so he was absolutely fine lol! It was busy each time we went into the restaurant and people could be quite rude but I expected this. The pool was indoors with a slide, 2 pools and a hot tub type thing (over 18s only) The pool was unsupervised and there were approximately 10 sun loungers, again it was ok. Changing rooms had 2 private cubicles the rest was an open space, which wasn’t an issue as it was quiet. To use lockers you have to make up your own pin number in order to lock them. You can request towels at reception. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The hotel was expensive to buy drinks and food. We ordered 3 tequila shots and a small rose wine and it came to 31 euros. It was an 18 minute walk to the Supermarche Casino where we bought food, but to be honest it was still quite expensive there too! We made up some sandwiches and bought crisps to take to the park which worked well for us. Beside the Supermarket there was also a vape shop and a pharmacy. Day 1 at Disneyland Paris We got to the park around 10am and queues weren’t too bad to get in, bearable. We stayed all day in Disneyland Park the 1st day and got on 6 rides. The weather was warm but overcast and I’m glad as it made it a lot more bearable walking around all day. We decided not to go on any rides that had over a 45 min wait as we didn’t want to waste our time queuing. It was magical and I cried when first entering! For me the classic rides were awesome : Phantom Manor, Star Tours and Pirates of the Caribbean. It really took me back to when I last went 29 years ago! The Dragon under the castle is fabulous and you can just walk straight in. We bought ice creams and lollies that were expensive but it’s what I was expecting so i didn’t mind. My son and I bought a twister lolly and ended up getting our lips stuck to it for about 5 minutes. It literally ripped the skin off of our lips and they were bleeding so be wary!! The Mickey Ice Cream was a much better experience! Merchandise also wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be price wise. All in all we spent about £800 and £200 of that was the kids money that they had saved for the trip. We left at around 5pm with the intention to return for the fireworks, however, we were all way too tired to make it back. In hindsight I would have picked different flights as we had to wake at 3am to be ready for our 8am flight which made us very tired on our first day.   Day 2 at Disneyland Paris We were so tired from the day before so we decided to have a lie in. We had breakfast and got to the park around 12pm with the intention to see the day all the way through to the fireworks and I’m happy to say we made it this time! We headed straight to Walt Disney Studios. Once again it was an amazing day. Our fun started with the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (my favourite!) which had a short queue so was it was ideal. My partner managed to lose his hat! We managed 7 rides on the 2nd day. Our last ride of the day was Ratatouille and we waited until 8:45pm to …………read more

  • Georgia – February 2022 trip report

    disneyland paris castle at night

    Georgia – February 2022 Trip Report Hi guys & welcome to my February 2022 trip report. We just got back late last night from our trip to Disney! This was our first time flying out somewhere by ourselves so thought I would share our experience to help anyone else out and give you views from a first timer! We booked a Disneyland Paris package & stayed at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne. We flew from Manchester and got to the airport an hour before we were advised to and I’m glad we did!! All flights going from Manchester were in the same check in queue so it made it a very manic experience. I would personally get there a bit earlier than advised as you can never be too prepared. They only briefly checked our Covid tests and sworn statements but I’m glad that we had them in case needed. We used Disney’s Magical Shuttle bus transfers and they were very easy to use and inexpensive, costing €23 per adult & €10 per child each way. We had to wait around for the 2:30pm bus as our flight was delayed but we just grabbed a McDonalds in the airport whilst we waited so it really wasn’t an issue. We stayed at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne and it was great! The staff were so lovely and our room was very nice. There were meet and greets with Woody and Jessie from Toy Story every morning and the shuttle bus took less than 5 mins to get to the park. We went to the Red Garter Saloon at the hotel twice and had some delicious cocktails at great prices. We would definitely recommend stopping by for a “Glowtini”. Time to hit the parks! We have to say that the parks themselves weren’t that busy. Queue times just depended on what ride really. Bigger rides such as Big Thunder Mountain usually ranged from 20-40 mins whilst smaller rides were about 5-15 mins. We had some great snacks around the park and I definitely recommend the mango whip and mickey waffle! The parade was also great so definitely watch that at least once. A Day Out in Paris We also decided to head into Paris for a day and it was super easy on the train directly from Disney train station. It cost €7 for a one way ticket and we got off at Chatelet-Les-Halles and walked to the Eiffel Tower. We didn’t realise how far away it was so I would recommend getting the bus or metro which was only €2! Dining at Disneyland Paris We thought the food throughout the parks & hotel which we tried was very good. I’m quite a picky eater depending on the foods but I never struggled to find something I enjoyed. On one of the nights we just caught a quick bite from Earl of Sandwich and took it back to our room. Another night we went to the Rainforest café in Disney Village. You can’t book this restaurant so it’s just a matter of a small queue or be given a time to come back & be seated. It’s amazingly decorated and the food was gorgeous. I 100% recommend going if you haven’t before. I had the Rasta pasta which gives huge portion and was so so tasty. I couldn’t finish it all so my boyfriend had some and he loved it too lol. On the last night we used the Hotel Cheyenne buffet and I personally believed it was great value for money. As mentioned before, I’m quite a picky eater but at Chuck Wagon Cafe I found food that I liked and was super full afterwards! Travelling Home Travelling home was so much easier than on the way here. The airport is huge and super modern but it’s a great place to shop and grab some food before the flight home. It was really easy using check in and security. Airport staff checked our passenger locator form and Covid Passport and of course our normal passport at different stages. I have to say that everyone at the airport was super friendly! We used Randox for our covid tests which we found easy to use. The results came on the app within minutes. We didn’t receive an email but you can download the results as a PDF which we found really easy and useful. I think I’ve just about covered everything! Feel free to ask any questions on my post on the DLPtips Facebook page! Hope everyone has as great a trip as i did!

  • Disneyland Paris 30th Anniversary preview

    Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary

    Disneyland Paris 30th Anniversary From 6th March 2022, Disneyland Paris invites you to, dream bigger, laugh louder and smile wider than ever before! You can BOOK NOW to secure your part of this magnificent celebration. A unique atmosphere will fill the air for the 30th Anniversary celebrations with music and decorations transforming Disneyland® Park. Your favourite Disney Characters are all set to make Disneyland Paris shine like never before with new costumes designed specifically for the 30th Anniversary. What’s more, this is the perfect opportunity to rediscover the magic of the amazing attractions, iconic shows and a star-studded anniversary parade.   What’s new for the 30th Anniversary celebrations? During the once-in-a-lifetime celebration, you will find multiple chances to share a magical moment with Mickey, Minnie and their closest pals in their all-new, shiny 30th Anniversary costumes. The Disneyland® Paris celebration wouldn’t be the same without some unique, Disneylicious food and drink prepared exclusively for the 30th Anniversary. You will want to try everything on the menus when you see what’s on offer. With stunning 30th anniversary theming, you can find something new to try to please everyone! Check out some of the delicious new treats on offer below from Ice Cream to cupcakes, waffles, mickey sandwiches & of course a magical celebration cocktail! 30th Anniversary snacks, drinks & new treats!   30th Anniversary merchandise and souvenirs Long after your magical visit to Disneyland Paris has ended, you will be able to remember it all with exclusive 30th Anniversary souvenirs. There’s something for everyone! With a massive new range being introduced it is impossible not to want to book an extra suitcase on your flight to take home a piece of Disney. From fluffy toys, Mickey Ears, mugs, Lounge Fly bags & of course much much more. Have a sneak peak at the picture below and start deciding what you want to buy when you visit. Special Anniversary events to look forward to Every Disney anniversary is special and unique. The 30th Anniversary celebrations promise to be the biggest yet! From March 6th we will see a new Celebrations daytime show featuring much loved Disney characters. Disneyland Paris is renowned for bringing up new and exciting shows which are world class. As soon as you enter the parks you will be amazed at all the new 30th Anniversary theming throughout the park. Not only will this be a delight to your eyes but as you wander towards the Castle you will be faced with an incredible floral display of a size never seen before! The all new Gardens of Wonder will be a central masterpiece which you can delight in again and again. Not only will the park be at it’s most visually pleasing but there will be huge technological improvements. The night-time Illuminations show will feature state of the art sequencing complete with a stunning new “drone show” lighting up the sky. It doesn’t end there either! During the summer of 2022 sees the opening of the highly anticipated Avengers Campus over in Walt Disney Studios. Featuring 2 completely new attractions (Iron Man coaster & Spiderman Webslingers), a new Ant-Man themed restaurant & all your favourite Marvel character meet-ups. You won’t want to miss this! How can you book to celebrate the 30th Anniversary? The best way to enjoy the 30th Anniversary is to BOOK A PACKAGE directly. The 30th Anniversary celebrations begin on March 6th 2022 but will run well into the summer of 2023 giving you plenty of time to enjoy the celebrations, or even return for a 2nd visit! You can choose any of the gloriously themed Disney Hotels from the Bambi themed Disney’s Sequioa Lodge to the newly imagined and very exclusive Disney’s Hotel New York : Art of Marvel. All onsite stays come with park tickets for all guests included for every day of your stay. You also have extra Disney perks such as Extra Magic Time, exclusive Meet n Greets at your hotel & of course the magical feeling of staying inside the “Disney Bubble”. Lowest Price Guaranteed: Summer 2022 (31st March – 30th September) is an amazing time for you to experience the Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary! What’s more, book before 8th March 2022 and benefit from the Lowest Price Guaranteed on a Hotel + Ticket package. Every time they see Lowest Price Guaranteed mentioned, rest assured that you won’t find a lower price for the selected package* than at that moment – whenever you search for it. Plus you can lock in your 30th anniversary visit today with a low deposit and the opportunity to refund your stay in full up to 7 days before arrival (excluding costs related to insurance.) and pay your balance off in instalments, interest free. Some experiences, shows or events will not be available or may be modified depending on the evolution of the health and safety measures and recommendations from public authorities. Guests can visit disneylandparis.com for the most recent updates. All the events, shows, attractions and animations mentioned might also be modified, delayed, cancelled or closed without advance notice and they are subject of climatic conditions All pictures and artwork are copyright of Disneyland® Paris

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