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Eurodisney advice please

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Hi im a single dad looking to take my (will be by then) 5 year old son to Eurodisney for a few days round about september time this year, I live near Glasgow so could fly direct from either Glasgow or Prestwick airports, ive never been before so if anyone has any helpful advice on any part of the booking / traveling / accomodation / park tickets process i'd be greatful.

Thanks in advance!

Marc :)
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
I would recommend that you fly easyjet from Glasgow to Charles De Gaulle, as ryanair from Prestwick to Beauvais requires a 2 hour bus journey just to get to the centre of Paris. There was some disc codes for easyjet kicking about on here earlier.
#2
If you are staying at one of the on site hotels I sugest you take a taxi or shuttle bus to the supermarket as the food in the restarants is very expenisive even mcdonalds is dear. You can stay half board which is good but the drinks are exorbitant prices, stock up.
#3
You can get there all the way by train, if you want to avoid flying & transfers to/from airports.

Don't let the cost spoil the magic for your child, but be aware that it is expensive to eat & drink in the park (we ended up sharing a coke between 4 of us because of the prices!) - they say that no food or drink can be taken in to the park, but you can spot the Brits, because at lunchtime all the benches fill up & the sandwich boxes come out! If you stay in a hotel then rolls & fillings are readily available at breakfast - make up some rolls & take them in to the park with you. If you can, take some drinks in with you as well.
#4
my family goes every year. Once through a travel company but they now organise it all themselves which works out cheaper. I will find out all the info for you.
September time you should get some offers.
#5
cis_groupie
You can get there all the way by train, if you want to avoid flying & transfers to/from airports.

Don't let the cost spoil the magic for your child, but be aware that it is expensive to eat & drink in the park (we ended up sharing a coke between 4 of us because of the prices!) - they say that no food or drink can be taken in to the park, but you can spot the Brits, because at lunchtime all the benches fill up & the sandwich boxes come out! If you stay in a hotel then rolls & fillings are readily available at breakfast - make up some rolls & take them in to the park with you. If you can, take some drinks in with you as well.


Yeh lol.

We took loads of food,the suitcase we took was only 1/3 full with clothes etc and the other 2/3 was food.I took longlife bread which lasted most of our stay there,I took pot noodle type things and a travel kettle although 1 place in the park we found was happy to give us hot water and filled up the pots when we bought other drinks.We had also in a holdhall loads of fresh stuff,cheese,butter spread,quorn deli slices,pasties,veggie sausages rolls etc.
I got email prior to going allowing us the use of the fridge at hotel reception. This all because we vegetarian and its pants over there if you got any food requirments as they don't know a thing despite them having so called dieticians which I contacted and they didn't know a thing about what I asked and explained about.
Next time we go,I'll be renting a gite as we have our own car hopefully and it be a lot easier in general food wise as we can buy there and cook aswell as take along other food items that can't be bought there.
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We were there last spring and had a great time. Prior to going I bought some
documents giving advice about the trip off a seller on eBay. Was only a couple
of quid, but well worth it. I should still have it around. Drop me a PM with your
email address and I will pass it on.

The food prices are a bit of an issue. You can see people at breakfast smuggling
rolls/cheese/cold meat out with them to have for lunch. There is a bag check on
the way into the park, but don't seem to be looking for contraband grub, so you
should be Ok. Hope you have a good time. :thumbsup:
#7
Maybe the park be less busier than when I've been in August but be prepared to que for some rides,you can get fast passes for some rides which you go back to 1hr or so later but they all vary,taken this into account you probably should have least 3nights/4 days there,specially cos this 1st time for you if you want to have a really good look round and do almost everything.
#8
Hi there, yes we go every year and have learned a lot, get the carte orange ticket if you fly into charles de gaule, it cost my husband 8 euros for a weekly ticket which enabled him to use all forms of transport, it was listed as 32 euros but when he bought it at the station at charles de gaule he only paid 8, my daughter who was staying at the marriot at the time then went to buy one the following day and she got it for 8 as well, take two passport photos for all carte oranges required, great deal though.
#9
We went by coach from Chester-took 17 hours beacuase of ferry dealys so I would definitely recommend sorting out the best/quickest flight you can because there is nothing worse than getting there after such a long travelling time.
However, one advntage was the coach driver stopped off at a hypermarket on the way back at Calais, & all the aprents stocked up on wine,booze & dodgy-looking sausages & garlic!!

as for the park itself, the Mcdonalds & the other fast-food joints are pricey. However, there was a Wild-west theme restaurant with a wild-west cabaret show on in the evening & when we were there (early 2007) they had a spectacular all-you-can eat buffet which was loaded with chicken/ribs/salad/pasta/ & tonnes of good stuff & it cost only about 10 euros each. I'm sure you will see it, it wasn't far from the McDonalds.

Enjoy!!
#10
I am sure you son is going to love Disney there are two parks there so plenty to enjoy but we found that if we time it right buying our tickets we were much better off buying annuals and making two visits in 12 months, i.e. September 2008 and say April, 2009, the tickets do not cost that much more for the annual and free parking saves money if you have a car, also they give you money off food (or used to I think it wass 10% off food and 15 or 20% off clothing etc so it really pays to have an annual pass - plus it guarantees you go back next year as you really do not want to waste the tickets. Good luck and have a lovely time
#11
thanks for all your advice people its all been very much noted and will no doubt make for a better trip, much apreciated :)

Marc and mini Marc


p.s. I will periodically check back on this thread so if you stumble upon it and can offer any advice not already covered then please dont feel its too late :)
#12
Make sure you stay out till park closing at least 1 night to watch the fireworks display and the nightime show just before cos all the lights on the floats are amazing,thats a must.
The shuttle bus be prepared for getting on when busy.My partner filmed it one time,all the pushing and shoving,he said he going stick it on YouTube but don't think he yet. I think the shuttle bus which is free is if you using the Disney hotels but none checks so if you staying by at another hotel nearby can always hop on it.
#13
We came home on Friday from Eurodisney..stayed at New York Hotel which was lovely and you can walk to the parks. It was no more expensive than the other disney accomodation when we booked. We went by car but I would fly if I went again but take food what you can-we have an electric coolbox and plugged it in in the room. The food is way too expensive-burgers and a brownie with ice cream cost a family of three 110 euros! Mcdonalds was cheapest at 4euros for a kids meal which included fruit. The adults was around 6euros for the meal. There is an AUCHAN huge supermarket at the shopping centre which cost 5euros and 2 euros kids return and you can buy all your food there too. Dont worry where you stay as the bus is frequent. Park tickets were 32 euros for adults for both parks daily (ours was included in the hotel price, £750 for 5 days 4 nights for 3 adults one child) Hope this helps? pm me if I can help more? kind regards, Linda
#14
:) thankyou both
#15
lol @ your location Marc :lol:

I'm English & living in Scotland too, can I come to with you to EuroDisney? :lol: :)
#16
Hi Marc, Just Seen You Euro Disney Enquiry, You Will Regret Not Staying At One Of The Hotels On Site, If You Come Out Of The Back Of Your Hotel If You Stay On Site There Is A Big Lake, All The Hotels Are Around The Lake And You Can Walk To The 2 Parks Saves You Hanging Around For The Courtesy Buses.... I Have Stayed At Newport Bay And Sequoia Lodge, Seqouia Lodge Is On Site Cheap And Cheerfull Then They All Going Up In Grades
Have Fun - Do The Character Breakfast If You Can Great For The Kids

Good-luck
#17
sadiebabes
lol @ your location Marc :lol:

I'm English & living in Scotland too, can I come to with you to EuroDisney? :lol: :)


lol sure why not! what area you in? im in ayrshite



thanks for the advice Sarah :)
#18
We went late June 2007 and the two best pieces of advice I would give is...go mid-week rather than at a weekend, all the French go at the weekends! Also, reiterating the previous threads..take your own food...the price is not the only issue...it takes AGES to get served and if you're only there for a few days it eats into your time (scuse the pun!).:thumbsup:
#19
It's not just for kids, don't forget to treat yourself - if the barber shop on main street is still there get yourself booked in for a traditional shave with the hot towels and straight razor. Absolutely fantastic but you will ned to book at least 24 hours ahead (well you used to have to anyway).
#20
thanks for the input .... all apreciated :)

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