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regnamechange Sun 02-Sep-12 20:29:23

Hi all, we have had eurodisney booked for begining of October. We are staying in the Newport hotel on a half board basis. How I have kept this secret from the children for just under a year I don't know! I was lucky enough to Disney a few times as a child/teen so I know roughly what to expect.But I'm looking for tips on spending please. A very unexpected large car bill has eaten into our spends!!
I am already planning on filling up at brekkie and wrap some rolls etc for lunch and take some water in and fill up at the fountains.
I really would like to be able to get the children a couple of small treats ie mickey/Minnie ears, stationary and also two larger perhaps a cuddly toy and jumper or pjs. Has anyone been recently and able to tell me a rough guide on prices?
We have DD1 aged 6.5, DD2 aged 5 and DS aged 2.5 then myself and DH. Staying for 3 nights and 4 days, we are going in term time (couldn't afford out of term and it's our only holiday for the last year and a half so very excited!).
Any tips would be appreciated on top of the snacking/eating in ques to pass time, meet Minnie & Mickey by the MGM studios, buy water in a shop near the train station?

NickiFury Sun 19-Oct-14 10:53:56

We went full board and it was worth every penny. Literally couldn't eat all the food, you get an afternoon snack and drink too, which we didn't have because we were still too full from three course lunches. I bought a couple of toys on the last day so other than that didn't spend anything, not a penny. Also had a lunch at "Walts" on Main Street one of the days and it was one of the nicest meals I have ever had. Filled up water bottles before we went in too so didn't have to buy water. It was brilliant I have to say, loved every minute. Hardly any queues when we went in either. Didn't see one ride with more than 20 minute queue, most were 5. However this was during term time.

nicky949 Sun 19-Oct-14 10:41:12

My and my dd aged 14 will be going to disneyland paris in march 2015. We are staying at santa fe and going from monday to friday. Can someone advise how much spending money we will need was thinking 800 is this a good figure ?

newbiefrugalgal Tue 18-Jun-13 16:15:31

Bump smile

Anyone recommend Disney based hotels.
Best pool / play area for DC 5&6?
I know they have an offer running at the moment with kids free and half board, so planning a four night stay!

Planning on going mid September, obviously UK and France are back in school am I missing anything or happy to assume it won't be so crowded at this time?

TyrannosaurusBex Sun 24-Feb-13 16:05:19

Dunno if anyone has mentioned the French website FNAC. They have an events section (and an English translation available) and there are frequent flash sales of tickets for the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show at €30 each, rather than €57 for adults and €45 for kids which made me hmm.
They do charge €10 to send the tickets to the UK, but as we were booking 9 seats we didn't mind!

givemeaclue Mon 15-Oct-12 21:36:33

We Spent 300 for 3 nights, we were not half board though although paid for one meal in advance so not included in the 300. Autograph books and pen about 10 euros I think and soft toy 15 euros. Take costumes with you.

ellliebelle Mon 15-Oct-12 17:30:10

regnamechange just wondering if you have been to euro disney yet? and if so how much spend you realistically needed. we are going next thursday 3 nights 4 days myself dh and dd age 5 and dd age 3 we have also paid half board and i felt prepared with the amount of money i had saved to take but have now had an unexpected bill which has thrown a spanner in the works. really want to be able to enjoy ourselves without worrying about what we spend. like has been said i plan to take drinks and snacks in and make up rolls at breakfast our evening meal is sorted with half board vouchers but would like things like autograph books and stationary maybe a teddy/toy each for the dd's souvenier mugs and a christmas decoration etc

givemeaclue Sat 13-Oct-12 15:33:41

Don't really rate the rainforest cafe but kids will like the decor and theme

gregssausageroll Sat 13-Oct-12 08:25:40

So tops tips are

Eat in rainforest cafe
Buy clothing here and take with you
Back for early tea and out for night time parades
Stock up on drinks and snacks at train station before going into the parks

How busy to you reckon the parks will be during the week late November?

milkybarsrus Fri 12-Oct-12 20:49:07

I have been many times to dp and it can be reasonable if you take lots of snacks and drinks with you. I also have bought all mine disney t shirts and hoodies and pjs in the uk as they are a lot cheaper and they enjoy wearing the new disney clothes there. Most supermarkets have disney stuff which you can wrap and give as a gift at the end of each day. On the last day they get to choose a gift from one of the shops. If you go into a disney store here you will see the huge differance in price from euro to sterling! I did on one trip take disney outfits with us for them to wear and my daughter just bought a tiara in dp to wear with her princess dress. Have fun.

VikingVagine Sat 29-Sep-12 15:52:25

We've just booked tickets for the beginning of November. None of us have ever been so not sure what to expect. We're staying at the DC ranch, so won't be eating in the DL restaurants. It's costing us €480 for two nights/three days in the parks.

Does anyone know how safe the car park is? We can't check in until 15h so will want to leave our stuff in the car on the first day (not that there's going to be anything of any interest, but still, don't like leaving luggage in the car).

givemeaclue Sun 16-Sep-12 20:53:51

NB you don't need to buy water - water in france is fine to drink! Just take a water bottle and fill it up at your hotel.

givemeaclue Sun 16-Sep-12 20:52:44

*Liz 79*we stayed premier inn in london the night before (had a day out in london as well) all great. presumably you won't need loads of luggage as you'll only be going a few nights?

SystemofaDowny Sun 16-Sep-12 20:45:09

I've driven down to Ashford and stayed in a Holiday Inn the night before getting the eurostar, if that's the kind of thing you meant. The place we stayed had a deal for £91 which included bed, breakfast, free parking for the week,taxi to the train station and then back again after we had been. I'm sure the london ones do the same sort of thing.

Liz79 Sun 16-Sep-12 20:26:51

Hello, I am just planning our trip for may half term. We will have 5 yo dd & 3yo ds. We were wondering about taking the train from northern england, staying teh night in a premier inn type in london & then getting the disney eurostar there, and doing the same on the way home. Anyone done this? We haven't taken them on a long train joureny before, plus we would have a buggy and all the luggage etc. Will we manage? Would it be easier to take the car? How many nights is it best to stay? I was thinking 3 nights/4 days
ta x

NoCarbsBeforeBarbs Thu 06-Sep-12 16:15:21


regnamechange Thu 06-Sep-12 12:06:40

I think I've Sussed it from the 'barbs' part!

NoCarbsBeforeBarbs Thu 06-Sep-12 11:03:56

I will put my Disney countdown on fb today regnamechange and you will know who i am then ;-)

And Don't cheat as my mn history will out me straight away!

Love your idea of a letter! That is really wonderful. Mine know, my mouth is too big!

regnamechange Thu 06-Sep-12 08:38:55

Yes we will. I absolutely can't wait they go without so much so this will totally thrill them. 31 days gringrin

gregssausageroll Thu 06-Sep-12 08:33:35

You must records it. They will be so excited!

regnamechange Thu 06-Sep-12 07:00:55

Oh intrigued! smile

Thinking of telling them that we are staying in london for a mini holiday and then give DD1 a letter when on the train to London that she can read to Dd2 and DS

NoCarbsBeforeBarbs Wed 05-Sep-12 21:51:44

Op, yay first time ever. I know you ;-)

gregssausageroll Wed 05-Sep-12 21:43:55

How are you going to tell the kids?

regnamechange Tue 04-Sep-12 13:57:13

Thankyou calamansi. I'm soooo excited 33 days! Anyone would think I was the child!

Calamansi Tue 04-Sep-12 11:36:28

If you want to meet the princesses you can get a fast pass to cut queue as you go in on the right hand side (think it is called the town hall). Also don't forget to see the dragon under the castle it's amazing and v lifelike. Have a great trip, such an amazing surprise for your lucky kids they will be blown away grin btw I'd pack cereal bars, crisps etc to really cut costs then your kids will have more to spend on a souvenir grin

regnamechange Tue 04-Sep-12 11:24:55

Thanks. We've Already booked so don't have to arrange any of the hotel.

The children tend to eat about 5 ish so that will tie in well with parades hopefully!

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