Good deal on Disney Paris annual passes. Upto 40% off for family of 5, 20% + family of 4
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Good deal on Disney Paris annual passes. Upto 40% off for family of 5, 20% + family of 4

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Found 28th Jan
Right we have recently bought some annual passes for Disney Paris after a load of hassle but we got there in the end.




We got what I think is a great deal so thought I would let you know.




We originally wanted 3 days 2 park tickets but found this cheaper and for the whole year apart from the blackout days (oct half term and Christmas mainly)








Pass details inc blackout here:




annual-passes.disneylandparis.co.uk/




dlptips.com/planning-tips/annual-passes/












After 4x 15 minute failed phone calls and some facebook messaging I got the following confirmation from one of the Disney peeps








The contact of our Annual Pass team is 0033 1 60 30 60 69, they speak in French or English .


If you buy an Annual Pass over the phone, the start date will be the exchange day (26th of May in your case).








You need to phone the number, and press 1 a few times (the messages are in French). You could be on hold for up to 20 mins and when you talk to someone they may say you cannot buy them over the phone but stick with it and say you can








We bought 5 magic flex passes




They were 189 euro each and we got 20% off due to 5 people so should be around 152 euro or £134 each on current exchange £1=1.13 euro




She confirmed 152 euro and I asked if I could pay in £.




She then came back and said it would be £116 each so £580 and £5 postage for all 5 of us.




I found out the reason why it reduce so much was due to the fixed exchange rate they have at £1 =1.299 E. This looks like it will expire 20th March 18.








We got a letter emailed saying that we need to swap the letter for the 5 passes and the passes start on the first day in the parc.








For the 20% discount you need to be a family of 5 living at same address and take evidence when you swap so passports and proof of address so bills for wife and i and letter to the kids from the bank etc








Good luck
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Hi, we have also look around for a family of 4, and the total price for Disney Themed Park Hotel( the cheapest ) , both parks entry for 4 days are at £1300.

This Annual pass, based on your calculation, would it work out cheaper than our £1300?
Op can you help please. We a family of 4. One 1 year old. Looking to go over Christmas. For 4 nights. Is this cheaper than buying tickets for 3/4 days. Thank you
look on the French version of the site disneyparis.fr.
Annual Passes can be a great saving especially if going for more than 3 days & certainly if visiting more than once in a rolling 12 months.

The Annual Passes have extra discounts & perks too such as discount on restaurants. Given that food & merchandise is expensive you can make big savings with an AP.

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Gabi7 m ago

look on the French version of the site disneyparis.fr.



its the same euro price and does not detail the family of 5 20%.......
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lickzilla33 m ago

Op can you help please. We a family of 4. One 1 year old. Looking to go …Op can you help please. We a family of 4. One 1 year old. Looking to go over Christmas. For 4 nights. Is this cheaper than buying tickets for 3/4 days. Thank you



Christmas is difficult as most of the blackout days (days you cannot use the passes) are then, unless you go for the top one. I would think the standard passes would be better
Having an annual pass, does that mean free entry to the parks or you still have to buy the tickets at discounted price at the entrance?
We looked at this just for two adults with the base annual pass and not only did it work out vastly cheaper than a 3day 2 Park it gave us a 4th day and the potential to go again within a year. Potentially Christmas. Even if we don’t we have made a good saving.

I called prior to purchase to make sure it would be valid when we travelled because for some reason the blockout dates weren’t visible on the site.

I had a few questions and these were the answers the agent gave:

Valid for a year from them processing the application, which can take up to a month so take this into consideration if you’re wanting to do this.

Yes you can buy an annual pass at the gate BUT you can’t visit the day after your first visit. Guessing this is to stop people buying them to save money on the gate.

You can upgrade your card to the next tier at any point, just pay the difference.

I personally didn’t see great value in this because I feel the photo pass compared to Florida’s Memory Maker is pants. Paris has a hand full of attraction photos and a few professional photographers for meet and greats. They don’t even have professional (I do use this term very loosely) photographers on Main Street to get a good castle pic which I find very disappointing.
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Cillitbang8211 m ago

We looked at this just for two adults with the base annual pass and not …We looked at this just for two adults with the base annual pass and not only did it work out vastly cheaper than a 3day 2 Park it gave us a 4th day and the potential to go again within a year. Potentially Christmas. Even if we don’t we have made a good saving.I called prior to purchase to make sure it would be valid when we travelled because for some reason the blockout dates weren’t visible on the site.I had a few questions and these were the answers the agent gave:Valid for a year from them processing the application, which can take up to a month so take this into consideration if you’re wanting to do this.Yes you can buy an annual pass at the gate BUT you can’t visit the day after your first visit. Guessing this is to stop people buying them to save money on the gate.You can upgrade your card to the next tier at any point, just pay the difference.I personally didn’t see great value in this because I feel the photo pass compared to Florida’s Memory Maker is pants. Paris has a hand full of attraction photos and a few professional photographers for meet and greats. They don’t even have professional (I do use this term very loosely) photographers on Main Street to get a good castle pic which I find very disappointing.

As the post if you purchase over the phone you get a letter that you swap for the passes on your first day in the park and and that is they say they are active from. We go may 26 and our year starts from then.
Not sure what you mean re photo pass
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namra.ali13 m ago

Having an annual pass, does that mean free entry to the parks or you still …Having an annual pass, does that mean free entry to the parks or you still have to buy the tickets at discounted price at the entrance?

Free entry to the parks apart from the blackout dates that differ for each level of pass
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zieron1 h, 36 m ago

Hi, we have also look around for a family of 4, and the total price for …Hi, we have also look around for a family of 4, and the total price for Disney Themed Park Hotel( the cheapest ) , both parks entry for 4 days are at £1300.This Annual pass, based on your calculation, would it work out cheaper than our £1300?

Annual pass holders get up to 40% off rooms but you will need to phone them to get a quote for your dates. If a good discount you can then buy the passes and then book the rooms. We stay at some apartments near the station one stop away and pay around 30% if the cheapest Disney. Also have a look at the new centre parcs as that is only 5km away and looks great for kids
Excellent post themooseman! We did something like this many years ago before most people realised it can be done. Their system is geared towards French exclusivity, but we found the staff on-site very helpful and pleasant to us. We did two full holidays out of one set of Passes by timing our holidays carefully (do the second year's holiday earlier in the following year than the dates of the first one - so if tied to school summer holidays, make your first year's trip midway through the summer break to allow for an earlier one next year). Great to see posts like this, they are real money-savers and enable families who may not have been able to afford a Disney holiday to experience it not once but twice. We camped nearby - even cheaper!
themooseman

Which one is cheaper in your opinion, we are looking for 4 days Disney holiday.

1- Get the annual pass, and go for the themed hotel with 40%.

2- Get the package deal ( around £1400), normally found on TheSun etc.
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zieron42 m ago

themoosemanWhich one is cheaper in your opinion, we are looking for 4 days …themoosemanWhich one is cheaper in your opinion, we are looking for 4 days Disney holiday.1- Get the annual pass, and go for the themed hotel with 40%.2- Get the package deal ( around £1400), normally found on TheSun etc.

It will depend on your dates but I would phone them and ask for costs assuming you have the passes and go from there. If you are not that bothered about Disney own accommodation there are lots of other a lot cheaper alternatives and just as good without the Disney stamp
We think the Disney accommodation gives kids the good magical experience, plus early park entry, can walking distance to the parks, its all about giving the good memory to our kids.

Thank you so much for the sharing, hope you all enjoy the fun in May!
We got some annual passes in 2016, it was a touch more than buying 3 day tickets, but we easily got that back with the discounts on stuff we bought and on the food. It also meant we could pop in on the evening we arrived a day on the morning before we left, so instead of 3 days it was whenever we wanted.

We also went back last summer before they ran out and had a few more days, so it worked out as 2 x 4-5 days in Disneyland for just over £700.

We stayed in the hotels just outside the parks (Hotel B&B and explorers) which cost £230 AND £300 respectively for 4 nights each stay.

Drove down and used the tunnel, made for a couple of holidays the kids loved that didn't break the bank!
Edited by: "Dipbill" 28th Jan
When u buy annual passes, all can be used on day of purchase, only the cheapest one (discovery pass) is the one u can’t use on 2nd and 3rd day of purchase. I’ve booked for April for me and my daughter going with a frend and her daughters, we’ve booked offsite hotel and Eurostar. We will use annual passes for 3 full days and 2 half days entry. We are buying the second tier pass and it’s valid on our dates. I will do a trip for a night in the summer with onsite hotel with annual pass discount and then probably 2 day trips or 1 night trips for Halloween and Xmas and even if I don’t its still a bargain. As 4 days tickets cost an adult £169 but annual pass £151. And u can choose where u stay on what trip. The second tier pass gives a good choice of dates. 300 days a year. First tier gives only 150 days a year and has a lot of blockout dates.
I don't know whether it is still the case, but it used to be that by booking a Disney Hotel for your stay, you could use the Annual Pass during blackout dates.

I've never owned one so don't know whether Disney have closed this little benefit, but might be worth asking if you buy a pass
*bought. You purchased the tickets over the phone. You didn't already have the tickets to bring them...
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willdavidbest1 h, 11 m ago

*bought. You purchased the tickets over the phone. You didn't already have …*bought. You purchased the tickets over the phone. You didn't already have the tickets to bring them...

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Thank you OP, followed your detailed advice and purchased tickets for our holiday in July. It worked out cheaper to get an annual pass than 4 day tickets with the exchange rate they are giving. Rang the number , pressed one several times until I heard music and got through in about 10 minutes. They said they are sending a temporary pass letter valid for 6 months and we need to take our passports to the office on arrival in Disneyland to get our passes on the day of arrival. Valid for 12 months from that date.
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