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  • timb34
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    Disney hotels are expensive.
    Food and drink are expensive.
    Get fastpass tickets as early as possible in the day.
    Think about how much time you really need there – you can do almost all of the good stuff in 2 days (and the age of your kids will limit the stuff to do).
    Be open-minded about going on rides, some of them are better than they look!
    If you’re going all in for a Hotel/Park package you might find better prices combined with plane/train tickets.

    I really enjoyed it, but we did it in one day outside the school holidays and stayed in agite with friends nearby.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Take your children out of school for the day 🙂 You won’t need the fast pass
    Take some bottles of water

    Don’t miss the dragon-it’s brilliant

    irelanst
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    Staying in the resort hotels gets you into the park early, get in first and onto the favorite rides before the crowds arrive. Only stay in them on the days you want to go to the park though, they aren’t anything special.

    If the children are young (maybe <8) then the character meals are good fun. Also, if they are young then expect them to get tired, there’s a lot of walking/standing around so although it’s expensive a sit down meal is a good way to give their legs an hours rest.

    rocketman
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    Went a few years ago by coach. The journey was a nightmare but the park was pretty good – much more than an overseas Alton Towers and way better than I expected. The star attractions were worth waiting for they were awesome.

    A smile and a little respect for the hotel staff went a long way as well – they didn’t charge us for any meals!

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Any tips on cheapest and/or most efficient ways to get there?

    Thanks for the tips so far 🙂

    the other half took her neice there last month and was horrified at price of food and drink in park. cheapest burger/chips in a sit down place was 17 euros and was shite. she is in business travel and got a half price deal to stay in one of the places in the park or next to it cant remember and again was very xpensive. one of the better things was tea or lunch with characters as the all u can eat buffet she said was very good

    bottle of water = 3 euros

    bland
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    We went the first week in Sept and had a good time. It was busy but quiet as oppose to what it would have been just days before.

    Stayed in the Newport Bay hotel as the mother in law paid. It all depends what you want to spend as to which way is best to do it.

    If you want to save money dont buy food and drink there, however its not that bad price wise (burger type meal is about 11-13Euro, sit down meal can be 30-£35E for a set menu, to 30 euro for a main, but then do you want a full on silver service meal? Prob not but it was nice as it was included and good quality. Burgers in teh park are better than mcdonalds, however there is a mcdonalds that charges normal prices opposite the big balloon between the park gates and the hotel. Drinks again are quite a bit but just fill up on the water fountains and take whatever you like in. We were told you couldnt, you CAN! They do a bag search or xray it but its not for food and drink.

    If you stay in the hotel and want a drink when the kids are asleep the best bet is to take it with you as its 7E/half litre beer or 12E for a single, wine 8E small glass.You can eat there too and the bar restaurant prices are dirt cheap in comparison but its time and you need to pay to get there unless you drive.

    If you mix it with Paris, i wouldnt stay there, just hop on the train from where you stay, try stay near a station, however be prepared for a push and shove on the way back, its busy a few hrs before the fireworks end so god only knows what its like after they finish.

    Depending on kids age, if they are young there isnt actually much to do other than queue for a ride go on it and repeat. There is nothing in teh way of play areas other than one naff one for them to create their own play, thats my only criticism of the place for toddlers

    rocketman
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    Any tips on cheapest

    Would not recommend the coach it is a fricken long way from North Staffs to Paris esp when you have to wait an hour at Worcester Services because a family are waiting on the northbound side for the coach 🙄 and then there’s a hurricane in the channel so the ferries are closed and all the fricken HGVs are queueing up for miles on the way to the Chunnel. Then when you do get to Calais at like midnight the French authorities have closed the motorway because of an ‘incident’ and your 72-seater coach has to grind its way through various French villages at 15mph until it meets a farm vehicle coming the other way and neither driver will concede.

    Just saying like

    bland
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    the other half took her neice there last month and was horrified at price of food and drink in park. cheapest burger/chips in a sit down place was 17 euros and was shite. she is in business travel and got a half price deal to stay in one of the places in the park or next to it cant remember and again was very xpensive. one of the better things was tea or lunch with characters as the all u can eat buffet she said was very good

    bottle of water = 3 euros

    its not that bad really, e.g. main food hall in disney studios was 6.50 chicken burger, 7.50 std burger, 8.80 for angus burger or about 12 euros for a meal deal burger, fries, chips, magnum/fruit brownie.

    Water is free out of a fountain or take your own.

    Lots of people exaggerate. Go to Mcdonalds if you want cheap (4euro big mac etc) but then it takes time to get there and back and eat and when you are spending so much on tickets is it worth it? If so do it or take a packed lunch

    Premier Icon binners
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    Would not recommend the coach it is a fricken long way from North Staffs to Paris esp when you have to wait an hour at Worcester Services because a family are waiting on the northbound side for the coach

    That really is a special kind of special 😆

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    For meals their website has (or at least used to have) a list of the different eateries broken down by price so you could choose. Do a bit of work in advance and it doesn’t have to be too bad. I would take some snacks/drinks in a bag though as the day can be long and you sometimes just want to sit and flake out without feeling that you are being fleeced for the privilege.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I’m looking at taking the family to Eurodisney in the half term holidays, probably for 4 nights.

    Not bothered if we fly, train or drive. We’re based in north Staffordshire so can easily get to major train stations and airports such as Manchester or East Midlands or even Stoke, which is a quick train journey to London for the Eurostar.

    Any tips, advice, experiences on how to make the most of it at the best price? We’d quite like to have a couple of days in Paris too if possible. 2 adults, 2 children.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Thanks bland, but that link is for US resorts. It was Eurodisney I was looking at.

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