New Family Attraction coming to Disneyland® Paris for 2014
During the Euro Disney group’s annual shareholder meeting held at the end of February, it was announced by chairman Philippe Gas that there would be a new addition to the theme park based around the hit Disney/Pixar movie Ratatouille.
Gas said ”Our new family-focused Rataouille attraction, which is scheduled to open in 2014 symobolises all of the creativity, innovation and emotion that guests associate with a Disneyland Paris experience”.
The new attraction is set to open in Walt Disney Studios Park and is part of Disney’s long-term commitment to investing in guest experiences during their stay at the resort.
Although little has been revealed about the attraction, it will take guests into the world of the Oscar-winning Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille. The film tells the story of Remy, a talented young rat who dreams of becoming a famous French chef.
The new attraction has also been described as a tribute to the French capital as well as the unforgettable characters in the film.
From 1st October – 4th November there’s a fantastic Halloween festival happening at Disneyland Paris! And because it’s the 20th Anniversary, there are also some extra special spooky guests!
2012 brings a new Halloween story as Mickey and friends decorate the Park! Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle is filled with pumpkins and the ‘Ghosts of Main Street’, who have waited 20 years will come out to play!
It sounds (and looks) amazing! If you want to be there, Disney have just added some fantastic last minute holiday offers for October and early November with up to 30% off many hotel prices!
Whether you’re looking to book early for 2013 or grab a last minute deal to travel in the next few weeks, there’s really never been a better time to book your Disney break.
With so many different offers and great prices flying around, we wanted to try and tell you about as many as we could!
Getting the best price for a Disney holiday is easy enough but if you follow a few simple rules then you’ll be able to save just that little bit more!
Before we look at some of the deals and prices available, here’s a few tips for finding the biggest discounts and/or the lowest prices!
Avoid the Crowds!
If you’re a couple or have pre-school children then where possible stay between Sunday – Thursday as these tend to have the lowest arrival day price.
Check ALL Hotels!
Different levels of discount are applied to different hotels. If there’s a discount of 30% on a 3 or 4* hotel then it might work out the same as the 2* hotel you were originally thinking about.
Check Different Durations!
Often staying 3 or 4 nights will return a bigger discount than a 2 night stay. In some cases you’ll find that with a discount applied, it’s better value (amd more fun!) to stay for that extra night!
If you’re driving…
Consider staying a Davy Crockett Ranch as it’s geared up for guests bringing their car. As well as often having some of the best prices & discounts it’s great for families who would prefer to enjoy Disney on a self catering basis.
20% off Newport Bay Club LATE DEAL OCTOBER 2012 – £553.60!
for 2 Adults & up to 2 FREE Kids under 7! Arrive Sunday 14th October
Christmas at Hotel Cheyenne! Now £811 – Save £203!
Based on 2 Adults & 2 Children under 7 sharing a standard room.
30% off Davy Crockett Ranch January 2013 – £460.60!
for 2 Adults & up to 4 FREE Kids under 12! Arrive Sunday 6th January for 3 Nights
Save £214 at Sequoia Lodge for Bonfire Celebrations! November 2012 – £632!
price based on 2 Adults. Kids under 7 Stay & Play for FREE!
Santa Fe now £358.20! February 2013!
Price based on a 2 night stay on 5th February. Kids under 12 Stay & Play for FREE!
These are just a few of the discounts available – For more details visit our special offers page.
Having been to Disneyland® Paris on a few occasions previously, we didn’t give too much thought to where we stayed, as long as we got a good deal! We’ve always preferred the onsite hotels purely for the fact that you can walk over to the parks within 10 – 15 minutes.
However, now we have a toddler with us we’re finding that we’re having to give a lot more thought to where we stay, how far away it is from the Parks and what other things there are to keep her occupied away from the rides and attractions! And that’s where Davy Crockett Ranch comes in!
The first thing you need if you are planning on staying here is a car! It’s located a 15-minute drive from the Disney Parks and it’s not served by the free shuttle buses that operate around the resort.
From a personal point of view and as a mother of a toddler, this option is great for our family. We get all the benefits of a Disney® Hotel combined with all the advantages of a self-catering holiday.
Accommodation at the ranch is in 2 bedroom cabins which have a double bedroom, a convertible sofa in the living area and a room with bunk beds.
The cabins are divided in to different ‘areas’ with each small camp containing around 50-100 cabins – all with their own parking space so you can keep the car right by your accommodation.
What we like so much about Davy Crockett is that there are so many other things to do onsite (mostly free of charge!) which is ideal if you’re not going to be spending all your time at the parks. We wanted somewhere where she could have some space to run around and relax which is not entirely practical in a park full of thousands of people!
The swimmng pool is great with it’s tropical theme, waterfall and waterslide and the small farm is always a hit with the kids! Pony rides are available on certain days and the outdoor Indian Camp is also fun!
Depending on what you want to do in the evening, if you’re not at the Parks then Crockett’s Tavern is a great place to eat and the all you can eat buffet always goes down a treat! But the great thing about self-catering (and especially if the weather’s nice!) is that you could have a BBQ outside your cabin or enjoy a family meal inside.
We’ve found this mix ideal and enjoyed having the choice of cooking or eating out. The other advantage of having 2 bedroom accommodation is that when the kids go to bed, the adults can relax in the lounge area or enjoy a drink outside!
There is a shop onsite if you want to buy some food but there’s a Carrefour supermarket about 15 mins away at Bailly Romainvilliers if you plan on a bigger shop! You also get to see the Disney Characters here – just the same as at any of the other hotels!
One thing to note is that breakfast is no longer included at Davy Crockett Ranch. You can either pay for it directly onsite, buy your own and eat in the cabin – which is easy as you’ve got all the facilities anyway! Or, if you decide to go full or half board then breakfast is included anyway along with your lunch and/or evening meal.
If you’re driving to Disneyland Paris or have younger children then you should definitely consider this hotel – It’s got loads of things to do, offers decent accommodation and is pretty well priced alongside the other Disney Hotels. There’s generally an offer available so worth checking for discounts before you book!
Disneyland Paris have launched a fantastic ‘Up to 50% off’ Sale which means there are some great prices available for the 7 Disney Hotels.
The offer is available on selected dates in July, August and September with a whopping 50% discount available on stays of 3 nights or more.
Even the 40% discount on 2 night breaks gives a significant discount on the price of a hotel/park ticket packages.
How to Save 50%
50% Discount (min 3 night stay) at: Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe, Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, Disney’s Davy Crockett, Disney’s Newport Bay Club, Disney’s Hotel New York and Disneyland Hotel. Take a look at our website for a list of valid arrival dates.
Here’s a few offer’s we’ve found:
HALF PRICE! 2* Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch: Arrive 26th August for 3 nights - £613 for Premium 2 Bed Cabin
HALF PRICE! 3* Disney’s Sequoia Lodge: Arrive 17th August for 3 Nights – £629 for Montana Room
HALF PRICE! 4* Disney’s Hotel New York: Arrive 1st September for 3 Nights – £760 for Standard Room
HALF PRICE! 4* Disney’s Newport Bay Club: Arrive 16th September for 3 Nights – £463 for Standard Room
Where you Can Save 40%
40% Discount (2 night stay only) at: Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe, Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, Disney’s Davy Crockett, Disney’s Newport Bay Club, Disney’s Hotel New York and Disneyland Hotel. Take a look at our website for a list of valid arrival dates.
40% DISCOUNT! 3* Disney’s Sequoia Lodge: Arrive 17th August for 2 Nights – £555.60 for Montana Room
40% DISCOUNT! 2* Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne: Arrive 28th August for 2 Nights – £444 for Standard Room
40% DISCOUNT! 2* Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch: Arrive 26th September for 2 Nights – £343.20 for Standard 2 Bedroom Cabin
40% DISCOUNT! 4* Disney’s Newport Bay Club: Arrive 1st September for 2 Nights – £553.20 for a Standard Room
This is by no means all the discounted dates or hotels available – there are plenty more! Note that availability moves quickly and so may not be around for long! You have until Sunday 29th July to book & take advantage of these fantastic hotel/ticket discounts!
If you’re heading to Disneyland Paris this weekend (Fri 6th & Sat 7th July) then why not check out the British Festival which takes place in Disney Village.
Access is FREE!
What does the weekend include?
On each day from 6pm, guests will be able to watch a whole series of acts on the Disney Village podium!
The Love Beatles (as the name suggests a tribute act to The Beatles!) – Friday 6th July from 9.30pm
Wild Horses (Tribute act to The Rolling Stones) – Saturday 7th July from 9.30pm
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/zvxEtRwDAYY
If you haven’t booked your Disneyland Paris holiday yet and fancy going this weekend, take a look at our special offers page to see what last minute deals are available!
We’re really pleased to hear that Disney have extended their free meals offer!
If you’ve been to Disneyland Paris before then you’ll know that eating out everyday for both lunch & dinner can become quite expensive!
So when we say ‘FREE Meals’, What does it actually mean & how do you get the offer? The great thing about this deal is that you have a wide choice of restaurants to choose from across both Parks, Disney Village and at your chosen hotel!
And don’t forget that you’ll also be saving 30% on the price of your package and if you’ve kids under the age of 7, then they’ll go free too!
When to Arrive
The free meals offer is valid at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch & Disney’s Sequoia Lodge for selected dates in July, August & September. You’ll need to stay a minimum of 3 Nights at Davy Crockett & a minimum of 4 at Sequoia Lodge.
Valid Arrival Dates for 3 Nights at Davy Crockett: 12th – 14th, 19th – 20th & 26th – 31st July 1st – 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st August 1st, 16th – 17th & 23rd – 26th September. Subject to Availability.
Valid Arrival Dates for 4 Nights at Davy Crockett & Sequoia Lodge 12th – 13th, 19th & 26th – 31st July 1st – 2nd & 31st August 16th – 17th & 23rd – 25th. Subject to Availability.
When you check-in at your hotel (along with your room keys and vouchers for any other extras you’ve booked), you’ll receive 2 meal vouchers per adult and per child (aged 3-11) for each night of your stay.
You will receive one ‘meal voucher 1′ and one ‘meal voucher 2′ (Full details below)
Breakfast is included in your package for Disney’s Sequoia Lodge and will be added to your package at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch.
Vouchers can be used for lunch and dinner (except brunch) throughout and only for the duration of your stay. EG: From dinner on the day of arrival to lunch on the day of departure.
Meal Voucher 1:
Voucher includes an all-you-can-eat buffet or a set menu (starter for adults only, main course, dessert) + 1 soft drink and is valid in one of the restaurants listed below depending on your hotel. These restaurants are located across the resort (in Disneyland® Park, Walt Disney Studios® Park, your Disney hotel and Disney Village).
If you’ve booked a stay at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch, your meal voucher will be valid for use at:
Cowboy Cookout Barbecue, Silver Spur Steakhouse, Plaza Gardens Restaurant, Restaurant Agrabah Café, Restaurant des Stars, Annette’s Diner, The Grange at Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon, Chuck Wagon Café, La Cantina, Crockett’s Tavern
Walt’s – An American Restaurant, Blue Lagoon Restaurant, Silver Spur Steakhouse, Café Mickey,
The Steakhouse, Manhattan Restaurant, Parkside Diner, Yacht Club, Cape Cod, Beaver Creek and Hunter’s Grill.
Voucher is valid in the Disney restaurants listed below, for an adult menu at 11.99€ (incl. 1 main course, 1 side order, 1 dessert & 1 soft drink) and for kids menu at 6.10€ (incl. a choice of 1 main course, 1 side order, 1 dessert & 1 soft drink).
Au Chalet de la Marionnette, Pizzeria Bella Notte, Toad Hall Restaurant, Fuente del Oro Restaurante, Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost, Restaurant Hakuna Matata, Café Hypérion, Restaurant en Coulisse.
These restaurants are located in the Disneyland Park & Walt Disney Studios Park.
Table reservation is highly recommended before coming to Disneyland Paris, at least 7 days in advance. Meal vouchers 1 and 2 may also be used as means of payment in all other table or buffet restaurants listed below (except Planet Hollywood – Rain Forest Café – King Ludwig – Starbucks – Mc Donald’s)
Auberge de Cendrillon (-meals with Princes and Princesses), Blue Lagoon Restaurant, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show – 2nd Category, Inventions – dinner only, California Grill, Manhattan Restaurant; Yacht Club, Walt’s – An American Restaurant, Blue Lagoon Restaurant, Silver Spur Steakhouse, Café Mickey , The Steakhouse, Manhattan Restaurant, Parkside Diner, Yacht Club, Cape Cod, Beaver Creek, Hunter’s Grill, Cowboy Cookout Barbecue, Silver Spur Steakhouse, Plaza Gardens Restaurant, Restaurant Agrabah Café, Restaurant des Stars, Annette’s Diner, The Grange at Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon, Chuck Wagon Café, La Cantina, Crockett’s Tavern. These restaurants are located across the resort in Disneyland® Park, Walt Disney Studios® Park, your Disney hotel and Disney Village.
You can also use your ‘meal voucher 1′ as means of payment. The Davy Crockett voucher is worth 25.20€ for adults & 11.20€ for children. For Sequoia Lodge it’s 31.50€ for adults & 13.20€ for children.