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Disneyland Resort Paris
Member Name: OhLala-17
Disneyland Resort Paris
Date: 05/02/09, updated on 05/02/09 (282 review reads)
Advantages: Rides, fun, everything
Disadvantages: expensive holiday!
I came here a few years ago and it was amazing! Disney is in France, near Paris so you can take a day out of the parks and go shopping & sight seeing.
There are 2 different parks here which are about a 5 minute walk between each one
The Disney Park has 5 different sections:
Main Street USA- It's based on the 1900's with shops, cafes, horse drawn carts and this is also where the parade takes place which is great and a must see. Everytime you enter the park you will walk up Main Street and you can see the castle from here!
Fantasyland- Based on Fantasy & dreams, i find this section is for the younger children and families. You can go into Sleeping Beauty's castle and it has lots of rides for the little ones such as Dumbo's, tea cups, carrousel, Circus Train (little run away train, really good though!) Alice's labyrinth, It's a small world <- Amazing! And a few more... there are a few resturants, we went in one and had the best pizza & fruit salad ever can't remember what it was called though!
I found Fantasyland had the best atmosphere it felt really happy and excitable.
Frontierland- Based on the wild west. Here you have a few bigger rides such as Big Thunder Mountain, a run away train great for children and families! Also Phantom Manor which is good (not that scary either so younger ones can go on it) Also a ferry that goes around the lake this good.. There are a few shops and other little things to do here.
Adventureland- Based on well adventure & pirates. One of the bigger thrill rides is here Indiana Jones rollercoaster, it's a good ride but you hit your head alot on the harness which gave me a bad headache. Pirates Of The Caribbean boat ride <- love it, Pirate beach you can go on Captin Hook's boat play on the sand (Captin Hook character is often found here!)
Discoveryland- Based on discovery and the future. Another big thrill is here Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, Star Tours (I laughed so much on this, no idea why though it's not even funny!) And Honey I Stunk The Audiance <- Brilliant! 3D movie where you get 'Shrunk' the seats vibrate and other little extras which i'm not going to give away! Some peoples faces are priceless!
There is a train station is every section where you can get on a train which will take you to the next section!!
The 2nd Park Disney Studios: This is my favourite park because it has my fav ride Rock 'N' Rollercoaster Ft Aerosmith (have written a review on it) it also has an amazing stunt show, must see! A few little rides for the kids and places where you can learn to draw. Not forgetting the new attraction Terror Tower! There are more rides and shops, i love this part of the park even though it is smaller than the other one.
When the parks are closed?
Disney Village- here is where you go after hours with many different shops and resutrants, cinema, i-max and more. It is situated between the disney park and hotels so really easy to get too! It can get busy so make sure you keep children close by but it is great to un-wind and just shop, eat, chill.
In Disney there are hotels that range in price & *'s.
The top hotel is the Disney Hotel which is around £212 (based on people sharing & how long you stay)
New York Hotel- 4* Stayed here and it was lovely really close to the village & parks, great swimming pool, staff, couldn't fault it! From about £140.
Newport Bay Hotel- 3*From £129
Sequoia Lodge Hotel- 3* From £113
Hotel Cheyenne- 2* From £95
Hotel Santa Fe - 2* From £88 Stayed here aswell was excellent it didn't have all the added extras like the other hotels but for a few days it was great with free buses to the park (takes about 5 mins) or you can walk takes about 15 mins. As your not in the hotel much it's not worth paying loads for something your hardley going to use!
Davy Crockett Ranch- 2* From £98 A Home Away From Home.
More Hotels just outside of the park.
Getting Here- Eurostar from London, Kent - Disney this is how i got here and it was soo easy! The Eurostar is great with a really happy atmosphere which everyone is so excited, it has a buffet too, free activity pack for kids and doesn't take very long leave London at 9.53, Ashford (Kent) at 10.28 and get to Disney at 1.30 though i'm sure it only took us 2 and a half hours when we went!
Plane- Air Frace, From 8 UK airports and when you land in France the park is only 40 mins away.
Other ways- Ferries, Eurotunnel, coach deals.
You can book Disney through there website (often have child under 12 goes free or under 7, A day or night free) They have deals and show you when it is cheaper to go.
Travel Agent, this is how we did it. You can do it though expedia i think
The only disadvantage of Disney is how expensive it is! Not just the price of going but when your there too, eating out, shopping it is very expensive! Although it is worth it and a very memorible holiday!
Don't forget your camera!!!!
Disney Land is one of my best holidays, new rides come all the time and it has such a happy atmosphere to it. Really easy to get to and just so much fun it really brings out your inner-child!