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Review of "Disneyland, Paris, Paris"

published 28/12/2005 | copperflame
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Pro A quick taster of Disney parks, easier to get to, great hotels close by
Cons Can work out very expensive if your not careful
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"Euro Disney Paris, France"

We went the week before Christmas to get us in the spirit of things, on a 4 day deal for the price of 3.
Different ways of getting there include:

Euro tunnel and driving
Euro Star takes you right to the resort
Or Flying

As there was 10 of us we took two motors and caught an early train. You should arrive 45 minutes before departure at the Euro Tunnel but don't panic if u do miss your alloted time, very often you can catch another one without the extra cost of it.
We took the 6am train with a journey totalling 35 minutes over to Calais, France. From there it's head towards Paris direction under the Charles de Gaulle Runway. Journey time from the Euro tunnel is about 3 half hours depending on stops and traffic.

The hotel we stayed in was the 2nd best in Euro Disney called The New York, which is a taste of The Big Apple. The rooms are art deco style and spacious with a large double or two twin beds. The room also has a hairdryer, telephone, tv, air con, a safe and a mini-bar( deposit needed, plus payment for drinks etc consumed on departure).
Cost depends on the time of year and how many sharing a room, in our case we shared 4 of us in a twin room as the beds are doubles neway which made it cheaper per couple. Cost per couple £360 for 3 nights which included 4 days entry into the park and continental breakfast.
You are not able to get into your rooms till about 4pm on the day of arrival although we were able to at 3pm. There is somewhere to leave your baggage if you want to go off for a while then come back, all the hotels are within easy walking distance of the park.
There are doorman to take your baggage for you from your vehicle to your rooms which makes it a nice start to the stay.
The hotel facilities were:
Currency exchange
Valet parking
1 Bar with table service at no extra cost, was nice feeling spoilt.
2 Restaurants, staff were lovely and helpful
Room service(1)
VIP FASTPASS (for Suites only) 3 per person exclusive to this hotel
Business Centre
Hair Saloon
Disney Shop
Indoor children's corner
Indoor/outdoor pool(2) and fitness room(2)
Outdoor tennis court (1)
Open- air ice skating rink(1)
Free car park
Free shuttle bus to the Disney Parks and Disney® Village

Continental breakfast was Croissants, rolls, pastries, jams, fruit juices (3 types) hot drinks of tea's, coffee, chocolate and milk, fruit salad and fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurts, cold meats, cheese and boiled eggs and as much as you like so you can fill up at the start of the day to help keep you going.

Restaurants in the park could work out expensive with long queues altho some of the fast food probably weren't much dearer than our parks over here in the uk. If your planning on eating in one of the many restaurants it pays to book in advance as they get very busy and you may not get in otherwise. In the Disney Village of an evening we found a place that did baguettes and chips and paninis etc which we used to buy and take back to the hotel for about 7 euros (£5).
There was some great stalls in The Disney village especially the hot chestnuts, Mulled Wine and Strawberries dipped in Chocolate. Also others selling hats, keep sakes etc. Also evening entertainment like the Wild West Show which includes dinner or a nightclub or bowling plus many others.

The rides themselves in the park although could have long queues at times their fairly well organised and move quickly, just a shame some rides are over with even quicker. There's something there for young and old and they do a family service too if there's only 2 adults and a littlen, where one goes on and then the other adult can go on straight after without queuing for some of the bigger rides, so as you don't miss out. There's small rides in boats like It's a small world, or rollercoasters like Space Mountain just depending on your likes and dislikes.
There's plenty of shows to see at different times of the day but remember if you go in winter remember to wear your winter woollies to keep you warm as some of the shows are outside. At this time of year there's two parades one is of the Disney characters at about 4pm and the other at 7pm which is The light display where all the floats are lit up. Also you can see the lighting of the Christmas Tree and Castle at around 6pm

The Disney Studios is the new addition to the park and at the moment they are still expanding so one day is plenty of time to see round the park. Make sure you don't miss the Studio Tour.

There's plenty of hotels to choose from at The Disney Resort ranging in different prices from 2* up to the Disney Hotel itself in the park at the entrance, with shuttle service to and from the parks.

My family have been on 3 other occasions previously and stayed in
The Newport Bay, Sequoia Lodge and The Sante Fe and found they were all very nice apart from the Sante Fe which they found dissapointing and in need of some attention. Take note if you stay in the Davey Crockett Ranch you need to have transport as this is outside the Disney resort.

All in all we had a great time, which all the family enjoyed especially the kids and made a great start to the christmas.

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  • MAFARRIMOND published 09/12/2007
    A great place to visit especially with family. Maureen x
  • matthewsmum published 28/12/2005
    A great review. We went a couple of years ago and stayed in the Santa Fe - and you're right, it's not too special! Carol x
  • blonde_girl774 published 28/12/2005
    I'd have loved to go as a child! Sam
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