Disneyland Paris - Pay what the French pay - revisited - Save up to 30%
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Disneyland Paris - Pay what the French pay - revisited - Save up to 30%

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Found 27th Jan 2013
If you are booking a holiday at Disneyland Paris you can book via the French language version of the site for potentially large discounts.

Example today - 2 nights, 3 days at the Davy Crockett Ranch Premium Bungalow, mid March for 2 adults and two children under 12 including park tickets.
UK price - £578 including booking fees
French price - 488 euros including booking fees = £415
For exactly the same stay!!! That's 28% less.

Other examples I looked up same scenario as above:
Disneyland hotel - UK price - £1.069, French price - £759
That's 31% discount!!!
Newport Bay Club - UK Price £640, French Price - £563 (12% less)

This trick was highlighted in the now expired thread: hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…e=1
However YOU NOW DO IT ONLINE not by phone - in fact you can ONLY do it online according to the sales rep I spoke to.

The way this works:
Firstly get your UK based price via the disneyland paris website or a travel agent, then:
1) Visit disneylandparis.com - it will default you to the UK .co.uk site. (Quidco potential 5%)
2) Click 'Change your country' in the navigation bar halfway down the page
3) Choose 'France Ile de France'
4) Go through the same booking process as you would for a UK booking from the home page, use google translate if you need to.
5) When you go to pay it will fill in country ('Pays' in French) as FRANCE automatically. This DOES NOT MATTER. All you have to do is put United Kingdom in the Town box (ville) so it will be 'Dealsville, UNITED KINGDOM'. This is what the official Disney Sales rep told me to do.
6) Complete payment with your card - this is the only stage I can see there being a problem if your card company was over picky but mine has just gone through fine.

So to recap, you no longer phone the English speaking French sales team, you must order online. The address having 'FR' on the end is not an issue because they no longer post you any tickets, you just get the order confirmation code and an email.

I spent over an hour trying to buy this deal on the phone, firstly trying to get the US based UK phone number to forward me (they can't take Euro payments), and then trying to get through to the English Speaking French based sales team. It was the latter who told me you can now just do it online as described above, and that they can no longer take a card payment that doesn't have a French address on a phone order (although I suspect if you pushed they would)

For reference - English speaking French Sales office: +33 (0) 1 60 30 60 53

Be aware of currency conversion fees on your payment card as with any non Sterling deal.

For some dates and hotels you don't save or it's more expensive, but definitely worth checking!

Hope this is helpful. I personally just saved £115 on the price I was about to pay, so thanks to the original thread poster too who pointed out this technique, and I hope the fact it's now online makes it easier for people.
What I just bought - Davy Crocket Premium Bungalow - 4 nights 5 days, 2 adults, 3 kids, including park tickets, UK Price £679, French price £564. Very happy!

Also worth noting the same 2 days and 2 nights free prices apply if booked before end of January on 4/5 night stays up to end March, and free for under 12's ALSO applies until then.

Please post any good savings you find via this thread for others to see.

Notes:
Also don't forget 5.5% cashback via quidco [Demolisher] (Dammit I forgot when I booked!)
The Danish language offer is free full board for bookings made by end of Jan, may be a good deal for some [emmatthews]
If you are booking and wanted to go to the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show then this deal saves you lots:
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…635

The top example of 2 nights, 2 adults and 2 kids I gave is even cheaper via the Spanish or Dutch language sites! It's £388!!! Worth checking this too (it was more expensive for the 4 day, five person deal I actually booked thankfully)

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will have a look...thanks

Will remember when booking for next year

Great deal Thanks.

Whata rip off for France - go to Orlando for about £2,500 for two weeks for a family of four accomodation and car ! why would you pay this for a few days to see an undersized castle and a load of french speakers ?

We're booking in the week THANK YOU OP as we were going to pay £1000+ for the Disney hotel!!!

Got ours booked for September....EXCITED!

cheers for the tip

Spammy... Because no matter how you cut it £2500 is 5x more than £500...

Will remember when booking for next year

Thanks for the info

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To the guy giving an Orlando comparison, fair enough, but it costs me £88 on eurotunnel to get my ENTIRE family over to France for a few days. On a quick search it was just off £2,000 to do the same for my family of five to Florida.

sammy27

Whata rip off for France - go to Orlando for about £2,500 for two weeks … Whata rip off for France - go to Orlando for about £2,500 for two weeks for a family of four accomodation and car ! why would you pay this for a few days to see an undersized castle and a load of french speakers ?

more like 6 grand!

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cbwillman

We're booking in the week THANK YOU OP as we were going to pay £1000+ for … We're booking in the week THANK YOU OP as we were going to pay £1000+ for the Disney hotel!!!


My pleasure, I hope the savings are as big for you as they were for the scenario I tested! Have you stayed at that one before, we did it a few years back before our family grew to five and it was just fabulous - now we're not just 2+2 the Davy Crockett is by far the best option and the newly refurbished Premium Cabins are actually jolly good. It's so much cheaper to have the self-catering option, and for me the visits to the Auchan Supermarket are just as much fun as to the Disney Parks!
Let us know if you get a saving and how much it was! And don't forget the 2 extra days and nights offer ends 31 January! It's likely to revert to 1 day and night extra if the brochure is anything to go by.

sammy27

Whata rip off for France - go to Orlando for about £2,500 for two weeks … Whata rip off for France - go to Orlando for about £2,500 for two weeks for a family of four accomodation and car ! why would you pay this for a few days to see an undersized castle and a load of french speakers ?

Plus tickets etc. Hardly a fair comparison
Edited by: "mminghella" 27th Jan 2013

sammy27

Whata rip off for France - go to Orlando for about £2,500 for two weeks … Whata rip off for France - go to Orlando for about £2,500 for two weeks for a family of four accomodation and car ! why would you pay this for a few days to see an undersized castle and a load of french speakers ?



first of all - why would you spend 2,5k to see mickey mouse ?

4 nights 5 days in Disney hotel... £777!!!!!! Booked!!!!!

sammy27

Whata rip off for France - go to Orlando for about £2,500 for two weeks … Whata rip off for France - go to Orlando for about £2,500 for two weeks for a family of four accomodation and car ! why would you pay this for a few days to see an undersized castle and a load of french speakers ?



yes i cant think of anything better than spending 2 weeks at a theme full of loud mouthed yanks

its more like £5K. For that id rather take my family of 4 to eg Laguna Phuket, Thailand

Some genuine savings to be made by the looks of it, just priced up 3 nights in Feb half term, Hotel Santa Fe for 2 adults and 2 kids comes to £500 (588 Euros) via the French site and £621 via the UK one, good thing is I've got a Nationwide Select credit card so get commission free foreign currency transactions , tempted now I can tell you...

Hi all,
I'm currently looking at taking my son on his 6th birthday. How expensive is the food at the resort and is there any cheap places nearby??

Not always better but always worth a check. For example uk site Oct half term at new York hotel is 880 but french site is990. So uk site currently better.

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demolisher

Hi all, I'm currently looking at taking my son on his 6th birthday. How … Hi all, I'm currently looking at taking my son on his 6th birthday. How expensive is the food at the resort and is there any cheap places nearby??


Food is expensive, although there's a McDonalds and various fast food places that cost less, but still cost more than here. We've been going for six years now, the usual trick is stuff yourself at the free breakfast and make yourself sandwiches from the ham, cheese, rolls and croissants.
There are much better restaurants just one stop up on the train (the Disney resort has it's own station,
• By RER from Marne la vallée-chessy Station (in front of the Disneyland Park entrance)
Take the train (RER A), direction Saint Germain en Laye, Poissy, Cergy-pontoise
Drop off at the next station Val d'Europe.
The Val d'Europe has lots of more reasonable restaurants and is a HUGE shopping mall with all the snack places etc and the fantastic Auchan Supermarket. It's definitely worth a visit.
For a celebration meal I recommend looking around at all the unlimited evening buffets - our favourite is the seafood laden one at the Newport Bay hotel Cape Cod - the kids would never let us get away without visiting once a trip. Youtube of it here youtube.com/wat…ZJU 29E per adult, 13.50 per child, eat until you explode.

Check out dlpfoodguide.com/ for all the restaurants on the site too.

bobthewibble

Food is expensive, although there's a McDonalds and various fast food … Food is expensive, although there's a McDonalds and various fast food places that cost less, but still cost more than here. We've been going for six years now, the usual trick is stuff yourself at the free breakfast and make yourself sandwiches from the ham, cheese, rolls and croissants.There are much better restaurants just one stop up on the train (the Disney resort has it's own station,• By RER from Marne la vallée-chessy Station (in front of the Disneyland Park entrance)Take the train (RER A), direction Saint Germain en Laye, Poissy, Cergy-pontoiseDrop off at the next station Val d'Europe.The Val d'Europe has lots of more reasonable restaurants and is a HUGE shopping mall with all the snack places etc and the fantastic Auchan Supermarket. It's definitely worth a visit.For a celebration meal I recommend looking around at all the unlimited evening buffets - our favourite is the seafood laden one at the Newport Bay hotel Cape Cod - the kids would never let us get away without visiting once a trip. Youtube of it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XdPSxqUZJU 29E per adult, 13.50 per child, eat until you explode.Check out http://www.dlpfoodguide.com/ for all the restaurants on the site too.



Wow thanks, the deal i got at the minute is £764, that's for 4 nights and 5 days at the Disney hotel New York. Whats the best/cheapest method of travelling?
Edited by: "demolisher" 27th Jan 2013

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demolisher

Wow thanks, the deal i got at the minute is £764, that's for 4 nights and … Wow thanks, the deal i got at the minute is £764, that's for 4 nights and 5 days at the Disney hotel New York. Where do you get the free breakfast?



All hotels include breakfast, you have a couple of restaurants at the Hotel New York to pick from. However, I'd not recommend that hotel for a six year old, it's the most commercial, really designed for big business conferences. For value the very fun Hotel Cheyenne is much better but a longer walk each morning, the Hotel Sequoia is the cosiest, while it's definitely worth seeing how much the Disney Hotel itself is if you're looking at the New York anyway, it's SOOO magical and you get your own special entrance into the park and no walk to it as you do from any of the other sites.

In regards to travel the 'Disneyland Express' is very cool, going from St Pancras at about 9.50am - it has Disney theming and everyone is going to Disney so it's a fun, if chaotic ride. The train stops right in the middle of the Parks, they have their own station and it's non-stop, unlike any other trains that you have to change at Lyon.
We however have driven for the last few years as we're in the South East anyway, stay at the Premier Inn near the Channel Tunnel and get an early train through, it's a really simple drive of about 2.5 hours the other side, 17E in tolls or there about - great roads.
Edited by: "bobthewibble" 27th Jan 2013

demolisher

Hi all, I'm currently looking at taking my son on his 6th birthday. How … Hi all, I'm currently looking at taking my son on his 6th birthday. How expensive is the food at the resort and is there any cheap places nearby??



Cheapest food is McDonalds....outside the resort food is much cheaper...but then you have to get outside the resort and have transport.

You can't compare Disney Paris to the USA. I don't understand how you could possibly fill more than one day at Disneyland Paris.

demolisher

Wow thanks, the deal i got at the minute is £764, that's for 4 nights and … Wow thanks, the deal i got at the minute is £764, that's for 4 nights and 5 days at the Disney hotel New York. Whats the best/cheapest method of travelling?



I got the same at Disney hotel (without food) for £777

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cbwillman

I got the same at Disney hotel (without food) for £777



That's a no brainer to me, and it does include breakfast, which is absolutely superb at the Disney Hotel, you sit in elegant dining rooms overlooking the park, they have chefs to do your eggs the way you want them, it's SO GREAT.

Well
Obv if we had the money we would be on our way to Orlando but it would take me years to save that so £400 for Disney Paris will keep kids happy they won't know difference as they have never been to Orlando.

The Holiday Shop on the Isle of Wight are doing a cheap deal at the moment, it was in our local paper last week, 15-18 Feb staying at the Santa Fe 3 nights b&b, with 2 day park hopper tickets & kids upto 11 going free for £199 per adult said they had reduced it down due to cancellations. That was going from the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth, that was via coach going on the ferry. Thought it was cheap as a family of 4 with 2 children under 11 can go away for £398 in total! Can't see anything on their website though, might be a by phone only one.

Voted hot. Will look for something for this year.

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rjh090384

Well Obv if we had the money we would be on our way to Orlando but it … Well Obv if we had the money we would be on our way to Orlando but it would take me years to save that so £400 for Disney Paris will keep kids happy they won't know difference as they have never been to Orlando.


My friends advise you can't really ever take them to Disneyland Paris once you've done Orlando, but the prices for the latter are crazy. We happily fill 5 days every time, have all our little traditions we always do, and just love it. Sure it doesn't have Orlando glamour value but it's a hell of a lot better than any of the theme parks in the UK for the overall experience - UK parks are great for rides but Disney wins on ambience. We managed to take our kids to DLP for the last six or seven years and they still love it (oldest is 12)

Surely this is against my human rights - why should I have to read French to get the best prices?

I'm going to call the Daily Mail ... they love this sort of thing!

DappaDonDave

Because no matter how you cut it £2500 is 5x more than £500...



Only if you don't understand the difference between "times more" and "times as much"

£2,500 is FOUR times more than £500, but five times as much as £500.

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Macdory

Surely this is against my human rights - why should I have to read French … Surely this is against my human rights - why should I have to read French to get the best prices?I'm going to call the Daily Mail ... they love this sort of thing!


Someone beat you to it:
dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

bobthewibble

Someone beat you to it: … Someone beat you to it: :phttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2100291/Disneyland-Paris-charges-British-families-60-French.html



LOL

DannyOff

but then you have to get outside the resort and have transport.



Not according to #21

So this should be expired then.....

bobthewibble

Someone beat you to it: … Someone beat you to it: :phttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2100291/Disneyland-Paris-charges-British-families-60-French.html

Also don't forget 5.5% cashback via quidco

Good deal. I booked through the French site last year. Google translated most of the pages so it was not too difficult. Paperwork comes in French but all it is is a confirmation letter so just take it with you.

Gonna try this as we are going in March, thanks!:{
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