Wow thank you so much for all the great information, it’s what we needed to know. I’ve got a rough idea of the hotels etc now but this makes it even clearer! Great tips! They are all very welcome! I’ve done many a diy holiday so why the idea with what love holiday are doing, it’s just a little different with a Disney trip, more so with Florida. If you have any further info please feel free to PM me ;-)
Park tickets not included. The only hotel right on the door of the park is The Disneyland Hotel. Other disney hotels such as New York or Sante Fe will require a 10/15 minute walk or a shuttle bus. Then you have your disney "partner" hotels such as 1. Campanile 2. B and B 3. Explorers 4. Vienna house dream castle 5. Vienna house magic circus We do Florida every year so our second trip to DLP ends up being a 'budget' holiday. It is really quite easy to save money if you make little changes, such as... 1. Taking the train from the airport rather than getting a taxi. The train is direct and drops you right outside the disney gates. You can then walk or get the shuttle bus to your hotel. 2. Staying at a disney partner hotel - You can still get to and from the park very easily with the free shuttle service and the quality can often be the same if not better than the disney hotels. Personal preference is Vienna Dream Castle over Disney budget options like Sante Fe. 3. Breakfast at the hotel or at an outlet in Disney Village - Mcdonalds / Earl of Sandwich / Supermarket (inside the train station). 4. Lunch - Again, from the supermarket, or at a cheaper option in disney village. 5. Snacks - Again, from the supermarket. You can take drinks into the park so we buy big bottles of coca cola and water and plastic cups. We share them out. You wouldn't believe the cost of drinks inside the park. 5. Purchasing toys from the outlet store in Disney Village rather than inside the main park. Booked with love holidays every year for 4 years, never had any issues. Use topcashback to get 4.8 percent back on your love holiday booking - makes it even cheaper. Keep in mind that you are not booking a 'Disneyland holiday' though - they are simply a third party putting your hotel and flights together for you.
I have added some Premier Inn rates below if that helps - whether you're driving to Ebbsfleet to catch the EuroStar, or going to the Channel Tunnel or Ferry, I have listed the prices for the relevant Premier Inns below hopefully to save anyone looking from spendiing too much time searching for a decent deal! Hope it helps someone out there! (highfive)
Can be done on a budget McDonald’s earl of sandwich there are also quick counter service restaurants it’s 15 euro per meal with a desert and drink included five guys too and take snacks for lunch there are loads of water fountains if you take them small juices you can get but yes if you want to go for a nice meal it can get pricey we had free half bored and still topped up for the better meals
I have been to Florida and was not expecting much when we went but it’s brilliant in its own way we found you get better interaction from the characters also if you or anyone in your party have a life long disability you can get a green pass so you don’t have to wait in long cues heat added