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Disneyland Paris

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morallybankruptme · 08/06/2019 14:20

Posting here because I would like some quick responses.
I am thinking of taking the dcs next year, probably around Easter. Just wondering if you've been to Disney land Paris how expensive is it with accommodation and flights etc and how much spending money do you think we would need ( on average obviously as I know prices change all the time) I have been told that Paris is the most commercial of all the parks ,but I don't know.

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JacquesHammer · 08/06/2019 14:23

It will be absolutely rammed around Easter.

Look around for deals - we found booking separately cheaper than a package.

Food can be pricey in the park.

Shops range from expensive to pocket money items.

MoreSlidingDoors · 08/06/2019 14:26

I’ve been about 7 times. Never spent more than £1k for a week for 2a 1c including Disney accommodation, food, spends. (Always go out of school holiday time though.)

Disneyland Paris for Brits group on Facebook is your friend.

morallybankruptme · 08/06/2019 14:36

I think it will be packed at any point during the year but I don't want to take the dcs out of school .

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JacquesHammer · 08/06/2019 14:45

I think it will be packed at any point during the year but I don't want to take the dcs out of school

It really isn’t - there’s lots of very quiet times. But if you don’t want to take kids out of school then it’s a moot point!

MoreSlidingDoors · 08/06/2019 14:50

You’re completely wrong.

If you have to go during school
Holidays, cross check them against drench holidays. Eg end of August quieter than early August as french schools have gone back. Still chaos, but not as bad (so I’m told). Easter is chaos but less so than Halloween.

MoreSlidingDoors · 08/06/2019 14:51

How many people are you talking about, what ages and how long for? Whereabouts do you live? They will basically determine the cost.

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername · 08/06/2019 14:57

Don't go at a busy time, it'll be hellish. If you must go during school holidays, go to Efteling or Parc Asterix instead!

JoshLymanIsHotterThanSam · 08/06/2019 15:59

Book now for free half board offers, this reduces the amount of spending money you’ll need 😊

wendz86 · 08/06/2019 16:03

We went May half term and came back day before a french bank holiday which was lucky as was heaving then apparently . We went Eurostar and stayed in Disney Santa Fe hotel and with free half board . Cost around £1600 for me and two children . I took snack packs and squeezy squash which really helped save money .

icebearforpresident · 08/06/2019 17:00

We (2 adults & 2 kids) went in the first week of April Monday-Thursday (schools here take the first 2 weeks of April as Easter holidays regardless of when Easter falls). It was busy but not too bad, we never spent more than half an hour in a que (though our two were both too small for the biggest rides). Thursday was noticeably busier than Monday-Wednesday so if you can avoid weekends try doing so.

We booked about 13 months in advance and with flights,a Disney hotel and a meal plan out was about £2k. We took about £1k as spending money, more than we initially planned but the kids got money to take with them from grandparents etc, and came home with about £200ish.

If you get a breakfast at the hotel there’s fruit you can grab to take in with you as snacks, we also held onto water bottles and refilled everyday to take in with us. Food in the counter service restaurants in the parks is ok but service horrifically slow. Our meal plan covered us for buffet restaurants which we used for our evening meal and again they were ok but pretty samey regardless of what restaurant we ate in.

Hotel (sequoia lodge) was nice basic. Ten minutes walk to the park. If I went back would happily stay there again.

Drasticaction · 08/06/2019 17:47

Annual pass, stay off site. After initial purchase of passes, each visit came in very. Eccomically.

Accmd off site but actually Just as close as so called on site hotels on average 90 £ a night, free shuttle to park around 10 mins.

Annual park gave special dedicated entrance, ( you by pass on site hotel queue).

% off merch and food. With shops near hotel we were able to self cater a little ( fridge in room)

Initial outlay was around £750. We drove and mixed up tunnel and ferry.

Our first visit was finding feet really! We were too slow to get on Many rides and find where things were. BY our last visit we had everything down pat. Hardly queued for any ride's, had fast passes down too t. Stream lined operation.

Easter actually wasn't too bad. You can get lucky with local school holidays. Some say may is best time to Go.

If money no issue look at Disney site but in German, they often have deals not offered to UK.
However I would advise anyone to Just get annual pass because it takes pressure off each visit as well as pressure off wallet.

Having said that whilst dlp is fun I would advise the efteling in Holland for true magic!!

It's far More magical, cheaper, nicer all round and same distance from UK.

Drasticaction · 08/06/2019 17:48

PS each visit came in far far less than figures above!

MoreSlidingDoors · 08/06/2019 18:01

Annual pass, stay off site. After initial purchase of passes, each visit came in very. Eccomically.

Recently? That was certainly the case years ago but APs are far dearer now.

Drasticaction · 08/06/2019 21:51

Yes last year. .
Annual passes may not be as good value in comparison to what they were but they are still excellent value in themselves.

We had about off top of head 4 visits, min 3/4 nights each time, one time 5 nights.
So roughly 192 for the pass...£12 per visit.
With... extra magic time . Dedicated entrance. Money off food and gifts.

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