Disneyland Paris £75 DailyMail offer. Is it really worth it?

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Found 7th Apr 2009
I've just seen this offer on the DailyMail in which you get for £75 a day in Disneyland Paris for 4 (two adults and two children) the P&O ferry and the tickets to the Park are included.

The question is it really worth it?

I just did a quick google search and it takes me about 2 hours to get to Dover, then about an hour in the ferry (assuming that I get there and the ferry just leave as I get there) then 3 more hours driving from Calais to DisneyLand Paris.

So we are talking about 6 hours to get there assuming that I take the 8:25 (and the 21:10) ferry I could be in Disneyland Paris by lunch time whilst we have lunch we are ready to enjoy a probably busy park by 1pm

Then I would have to leave the Park at around 5pm (this means about 4 hours of park), then 6 hours back home.

So it is really worth to spend £75 (plus any food on the way) and 12 hours of travelling (with two kids) to enjoy 4 hours of DisneyLand Paris ?

I've been there before and 4 hours of parks if we are to queue in some big attractions we might be lucky if we get to go on 3 or 4 rides.

I would like to know your thoughts. I was so tempted to go for it but after looking at the travelling times I have been put off a bit.

Any ideas if you could get a hotel around DisneyLand so at least you stay the night before ?

19 Comments

How old are your children?
If young and will only go on smaller rides, there wouldn't be very big queues but if older, as you say, will only get to go on a few rides.
If you can get into a hotel for overnight I think it's worth it or maybe just spend less and take them for the day to alton towers

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lfc_engravedonheart;4851409

How old are your children?If young and will only go on smaller rides, … How old are your children?If young and will only go on smaller rides, there wouldn't be very big queues but if older, as you say, will only get to go on a few rides.If you can get into a hotel for overnight I think it's worth it or maybe just spend less and take them for the day to alton towers



7 and 4. So it a bit tricky Alton Towers I don't think is for them yet.

Even the rides for small kids could take some time, I remember the Dumbo one took us over half an hour. :thumbsup:

I might take them to Legoland instead, thanks for the advice

Sloth/Mod

I've been a few times............i love it. :-D

you're welcome :thumbsup:

Sloth/Mod

lfc_engravedonheart;4851533

you're welcome :thumbsup:



I am? :?

Why thank you. :-D

Syzable;4851551

I am? :?Why thank you. :-D



lol well you can be if you want to be

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Syzable;4851551

I am? :?Why thank you. :-D



lol, I think lfc_engravedonheart was talking to me lol :thumbsup:

But never mind is all good :-D

OK a few things to bear in mind, the ferry travel is actually 90 minutes And that is berth to berth, if the ferry leaves Dover at 08h25 it arrives in Calais at 10h55 French time. It could take upto 30 minutes to disembark and clear the ferry terminal. The journey to Disneyland from Calais is a good 3 hours, without stops, it is about 250 miles. So your arrival at Disney won't be until 14h00 at the earliest.
It is a lot of travelling for a few hours, and remember the kids rides tend to be busier that the big rides. Dumbo, Peter Pan, Teacups and Small World all had queues in excess of 60 minutes.

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Not a bad offer... Tickets are worth more. Take your point on the travel though. Personally, I'd dump the ferry and take Eurostar. (And maybe book an overnight stay to take advantage of the park for a full day.

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pugw$sh;4851671

OK a few things to bear in mind, the ferry travel is actually 90 minutes … OK a few things to bear in mind, the ferry travel is actually 90 minutes And that is berth to berth, if the ferry leaves Dover at 08h25 it arrives in Calais at 10h55 French time. It could take upto 30 minutes to disembark and clear the ferry terminal. The journey to Disneyland from Calais is a good 3 hours, without stops, it is about 250 miles. So your arrival at Disney won't be until 14h00 at the earliest. It is a lot of travelling for a few hours, and remember the kids rides tend to be busier that the big rides. Dumbo, Peter Pan, Teacups and Small World all had queues in excess of 60 minutes.



Doh I forgot about the time difference as well. So it gets even worse. I guess to go to Disneyland Paris you either go by Eurostar which I have to say is brilliant or you must stay there.

I will look into this and see how much would be this offer with the hotel in Paris. Ideally I would like to travel the day before stay the night near to Disneyland Paris and then you enjoy the full day at the Park and then come back later on in the evening.

Thanks for the info

If you're looking for a hotel try hotel-bb.com/ind…id= the hotel location is Pontault-Combault which is about 20 minutes drive from Disneyland. B&B Hotels are the typical french motels, the family room will sleep 4 comfortably. That particular hotel has a Buffalo Grill Steak House right next to it and a MacDonalds close by. A family room costs 55 Euros a night, breakfast is an additional 5.90Euros each but probably not worth it!

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guv;4851703

Not a bad offer... Tickets are worth more. Take your point on the travel … Not a bad offer... Tickets are worth more. Take your point on the travel though. Personally, I'd dump the ferry and take Eurostar. (And maybe book an overnight stay to take advantage of the park for a full day.



Yes tickets on it own are about £40 for adults and £30 for children (full price tickets) I guess you could find some decent deals.

So with this offer you are really getting 4 tickets for £45 because the Ferry I checked and it costs about £30 (return)

If you click on the link I have pasted below you should be able to find some useful info about places to stay, etc.
If you cant find all of the stuff you need to on there it is easy enough to register and ask questions. They are all a very friendly lot.

I think it would definitley be worth finding somewhere to stay for a night as it is loads of travelling to do in one day.

disboards.com/for…=77

Does the offer state that you have to do it all within 24 hours. Do ferry crossings have to be on the same day?

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WoolyM;4852185

Does the offer state that you have to do it all within 24 hours. Do ferry … Does the offer state that you have to do it all within 24 hours. Do ferry crossings have to be on the same day?



These are the terms and conditions

dailymail.co.uk/tra…tml

It's not very clear whether you have to do the ferry on the same day

we love disneyland but we wouldnt go for less than 3 nights because travelling makes the kids excited and then tired and its too much to fit into a shorter time period for them really. If the kids were older perhaps .. but not whilst so young.

asandino;4852293

These are the terms and … These are the terms and conditionshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1166802/Day-trip-family-Disneyland-Paris-just-75.htmlIt's not very clear whether you have to do the ferry on the same day



Maybe only way to know for sure is to contact those running the offer. But from the way I read it it seems to be relying on people going for upgrades which obviously raise the cost of the trip.

It's a great off if the kids would get to do everything they wanted in 1 day but I fear it's too much for little kids to travel for that length of time and only get to go on a few rides.

I'd personally call the number and see if you can arrange a return the following day and then book your own hotel and then go disneyland the next day, offering a full day.

I noticed this: i.dailymail.co.uk/i/p…pdf

1 nights stay with 1 day admission at £199 sounds good, or add an extra day of park tickets for 2 days for £259 if you don't want to explore Paris.

jellybaby22;4988509

I love disneyland paris...was great....we ha to do 3 days in the park … I love disneyland paris...was great....we ha to do 3 days in the park though to make sure we covered everything.....wish I could go back



Hey JB......where have you been hiding?

Have you got any tips about Disneyland, I'm looking at going this summer?
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