Disneyland Paris, France

Andrea Lovatt on 15 April 2008
I have been to Disneyland Paris four times now, lastly in April of this year and have stayed in both the Newport Bay and the Cheyenne Hotels. For the lower price, the Cheyenne Hotel is great, especially for kids as the rooms have a cowboy theme and it is set in a ‘Wild West’ town with shetland ponies and horses all roaming outside!

Disneyland Paris just gets better each time. The Disneyland Park is as magical as ever and the 2nd park, the Walt Disney Studios, now has the brand new ‘Crush’s Coaster’ and the ‘Hollywood Tower of Terror’ … we, of course, went on both!

You will get to meet lots of characters throughout the parks but a top tip is to make a dinner reservation at ‘Cafe Mickey’ in the Disney Village (make your reservation early though as it gets very booked up) and the characters come round and meet you at your table so you get lots of time to have pictures taken without the crowds! You might even get to see Minnie and Pluto dancing together on the tables like we did! We also made reservations for ‘Buffalo Bills Wild West Show’ here in the UK when we made our original Disney booking and this is definitely a show worth seeing.

Travelling by Eurostar is the best way to get to Disney, arriving in just two hours, directly into the park ready for your first afternoon and evening in Disney.

One other useful hint is to definitely prebook the ‘Disney Express’ service which means, upon arrival at Disney you can leave your cases at an office and they will take them to your hotel for you so you can go straight into the park. On your last day, they will bring them from the hotel down to the Eurostar again so you can enjoy your last day in the park without having to go back to your hotel to collect them. This cost us £14.00 per adults and children are free and, in my opinion, was money well spent as it saved us lots of time (and energy!), especially on our last day!!