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"We drove to Disney and chose the Davy Crockett Ranch…"
We drove to Disney and chose the Davy Crockett Ranch as we had previously stayed at both the Newport Bay and Disneyland hotel and had spent very little time in the hotel so thought this a better option. It was December and freezing cold outside but the lodges were very warm. Hot water was in plentiful supply and though the accomodation was fairly basic it was all in good condition and comfortable. We thought the breakfasts were good quality and the children enjoyed going to collect them. We had brought some basic supplies with us which avoided us having to look for shops and we did hear that the prices were quite high on site. Would use this option again in preference to the hotels.Read moreLess
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"We stayed in the Davy Crockett ranch for 2 nights…"
We stayed in the Davy Crockett ranch for 2 nights in May. We choose this accomodation as there were 4 adults and 1 child travelling and it worked out the cheapest option, we drove.
The accomodation was fine, plenty of space and a very relaxed atmosphere as you have your own cabin. The breakfast was great,you went and collected it from a hut and bought it back to your cabin.
We were a bit disappointed that there didn't seem to be many characters around the ranch, I think they came at certain times, we expected them to be there more often. We did walk to the bar both evenings, the entertainment was okay and it was good to have a drink in a very child friendly atmosphere.
The swimming pool was good and was open quite late, we used it once after returning from the park.
Overall a nice place away from the main parks, nice to relax after a busy day in the theme parks.
Generally we found Disneyland Paris to be very expensive, the parks were fun and there was plenty to do for 2 nights.Read moreLess
"We spent three nights at the Davy Crockett Ranch at…"
We spent three nights at the Davy Crockett Ranch at Disney, leaving on Christmas Eve. We got a package direct from the Disney web site which included the accommodation (a two bedroom cabin), four day passes to both parks and breakfast. We had looked at the hotels but we were travelling with my brother-in-law's family too and, with four children ranging from two to six between us, didn't want to be 'stuck' in a hotel room being quiet once the children had gone to bed. The Davy Crocket ranch was the perfect compromise. We each had a two bedroomed cabin set in a forest about a 15 min drive from the park (you have to have your own car as there are no buses laid on). So once the children were in bed we wrapped up and sat outside, lit the bbq and happily chatted and drank together without worrying about waking the children. The cabins are run like a hotel despite being equipped for self catering, so all the bed linen, towels, mickey soap and shampoo are provided plus there is 24hr housekeeping and reception and you get all the benefits of being in a Disney hotel such as free parking and 'magic hours' which allows you entry to the park 2 hours before the 'general public'. The cabin was comfy, well equipped and most importantly warm and secure. It had heaters everywhere, thick duvets and double glazed windows with good shutters - even my brother-in-law - who lives in Singapore and is used to 30c all year, was warm enough despite the outside temps being freezing. The breakfast provided was collected from a hut near the cabin and was more than enough with croissant, brioche, baguette, butter, jam, juice and hot chocolate for everyone. The kitchen had a 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, pots, pans, cutlery etc. Could maybe have done with a grill or toaster if we had been there longer, but that's being picky. The cabins are well laid out with loads of space between so no issues with privacy. It would be gorgeous in summer with the trees in full leaf. The drive to the park was fine and it was nice not having to depend on the bus service as with 4 little ones you have so much stuff to lug about, so we wouldn't have wanted to have had to catch buses. We noticed the only hotel that wasn't a bus ride was the Disney Hotel right at the park but that was way too expensive for us. Even going at peak season, although the park was extremely busy, as long as you plan your day and take full advantage of the magic hours you can see loads without too much queing - our five and three year old were brilliant and were happy to wait for up to 30 mins as it's all so exciting! Some rides had waits of 2hrs plus in the afternoons, but they were the ones our children were too little to go on anyway. We had a brilliant time and will definitely return to the ranch and Disney.Read moreLess
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