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Disneyland Paris May 2019 - help please!(52 Posts)
Any DLP experts on here? I need you!
I've never booked a holiday more than a year in advance but I'm trying to be organised. We're planning a trip to DLP during May half term 2019 - four nights in DLP followed by a couple of nights in Paris as DD (who will be seven by then) is desperate to see the Eiffel Tower.
Anyway, I've had a look and it seems that the special Early Booking Advantage deals (one or two nights free) for booking Disneyland hotels run out on 11 April - ie in two days time!
We definitely want to stay in the park so we can nip back to the hotel for naps etc as smallest DC will only be three when we go.
We can't stretch to the Disneyland Hotel unfortunately. We were hoping for the New York hotel but it's unavailable for our dates. Sequoia would have been a goer except for the fact that the pool will be closed for refurbishment when we go. So Newport Bay looks to be our best bet.
So...first of all, do you think it's essential that we book the hotel before this Weds when the Early Booking Advantage deals run out? Or will more deals spring up, giving us more time to make an informed decision? I feel quite nervous booking something so early, especially when we can't actually book our Eurostar yet as it's so far in advance.
Secondly, which of the more affordable Disneyland Hotels do people recommend?
Any tips would be gratefully received! I will do loads of research before we go but pointers from Disney experts would be so helpful.
Are you on Fb?
We stayed in a disney lodge 10 mins drive away with swimming pool etc which was fine for bed n breakfast and dinner as we were out all day and so much cheaper. Trying to remember name of it!
yummyeclair - was it Davy Crockett's Ranch? I looked at that but we're definitely getting the Eurostar and I think that you can only do self drive if you're staying there.
No worries. There are a few other groups too.
yum, was it www.disneylandparis.fr/hotels/disneys-davy-crockett-ranch/?CMP=OKC-dlp_lodging_gmap_464? We stayed there too. Loved it. Doing Santa Fe this time as we aren't driving.
I’d wait for the 25% off and free meal plan offer to come around. It’s in now for this May half term, so you don’t need to book right now.
We have stayed at the Disneyland Hotel, Newport Bay and Cheyenne. The one we loved and went back to numerous times was the Cheyenne.
First of all there is always a deal and check out the offers for the other countries. If you're staying for 4 days do you really need a pool as you will be fitting in a lot of walking round the parks. Each hotel has its perks so what's important to you?
Good point, ArnoldBee. I think we probably would use a pool. Would be good to have the option anyway.
I'm thinking that when we do our two nights in Paris, we'll get an apartment so we can cook in the evening if needed. So I'm happy to spend a bit more on a hotel for the Disney part of the trip. Main thing is to be as close to the action as possible when we're there.
OldHag1, what was it that you preferred about Cheyenne?
And TittyGoLightly, that's good to know about the 25% off deals - I'll hold out for them!
I didn’t like the smell of the Disneyland Hotel weird but there it is. Newport Bay was lovely I think the issue was the cold weather in January, even the indoor pool was freezing - we won a competition on the radio so didn’t get to choose when we went. I would probably go back there. The Cheyenne was really relaxed, they had an outdoor area for the kids to play including teepees. Horse riding, character visits and we could walk along the canal to and from the park. Probably the same for many of the hotels. We have always had a lovely experience.
I always recommend this guide book.....
It tells you of the best places to sit whilst watching a show and other useful info.
If it's any consolation, I thought the New York Hotel was very disappointing. On reflection, we should have just totally blown the budget and booked the Disneyland Hotel which was utterly fabulous or, if not, one of the even cheaper ones as I can't imagine they could have been worse that the New York.
We’ve enjoyed Santa Fe many times but absolutely love Davy Crockett.
Thank you for all these tips. Now I know we've got longer to book, we can have a proper look at all the hotels.
Has anyone done a combined DLP/ Paris sightseeing trip? I know the park is only about 40 mins by train from Paris but I think we're better moving to a hotel in central Paris for the last 2 days of the trip.
The only issue is that we'd then have to return to DLP station to get our return Eurostar train.
My other idea was staying at the Adagio apartments, to save money. Has anyone stayed there? It's not walkable is it? Just thinking that could be a good base for both DLP and Paris itself.
ANyway, my point was supposed to be that we got a Eurostar to Paris but got Eurostar back direct from DLP.
That is SUCH a brilliant idea, Twig! I'm wondering if it's actually the best way for us to do it too.
So did you buy your Eurostar as single journeys rather than returns?
@OldHag1 IIRC the Disneyland Hotel uses a special air freshener and they even sell it in the gift shop.
It’s minging. Like they bottled the smell of chintz mixed with cinnamon. It’s the only thing about the hotel I really hated.
Lol NormHonal it is a musty smell made me feel a bit sick but I couldn’t complain too much as STBE booked it for my 40th birthday. I can still still imagine the smell.
Will definitely have to go in to the Disneyland Hotel for a sniff now!
Twig, would you mind me asking where you stayed in central Paris?
We loved Davy Crockett ranch too, makes it a much cheaper way to do it - as you can take all supplies from home so can don’t need to spend much when you get there, ferry from Dover to Calais is really cheap also you can drive into Paris to see the sights.
Sorry just realised your not driving
We went to the DLH for cocktails. Very underwhelming.
DLH was great for character meets. They danced on the stairs when we were there it was fantastic. Lots of the characters it was like a mini parade lol. They probably don’t do it anymore - there were leaflets by the conceirge desk advising of times.
Yes we booked as 2 single journeys imabeautifulfennelca
Ooh, thanks for the link, Twig. What a lovely hotel! A bit too lovely for my destructive toddler, I fear....
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