Disneyland Paris In August

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  1. Richgj

    Richgj Funster

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    Hi we are off to France in August for 3 weeks and are thinking of going to Disney on the way back.

    Has anyone been then? I'm keen to know what sort of of time we may have to wait for for rides as I have a family of three aged 12,8 and 6. I'm thinking of parking up at Disney and buying the annual passport tickets so we can go back at the end of the year and early next year.

    Any help and advice would be gratefully recieved. Many thanks - Richard:thumb:
     
  2. tommytli

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    it can get busy with waits over an hour, just get plenty of fast passes:Wink:
     
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    might i make a suggestion try EUROPA PARK at RUST in germany as an alternative to disney
    our 13year old daughter enjoyed it far more. we have done both. cleaner nicer less exspensive has own motorhome parking attatched which is themed on wild west.personaly not keen on theme parks but found this one very good. we found it by accident last year whilst travelling south through germany.:thumb:
     
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    Disneyland is very busy during August, but if you buy annual tickets it allows you to go in 2 hours earlier, only some of the rides are open at this time but it does enable you to be first in the queue at opening time for fastpasses.

    We have been several times in August and usually spent 2-3 days so you could plan where you want to go on each day to miss the worst queues eg when the parades are on.

    Parking for motorhomes is now 20euros so an annual pass is good because you get free parking, but you need the dream passport to get the best deal,including discounts in shops & cafes and 365 day admission.

    There are toilets & showers at the parking area ( ignore the coach drivers only sign) but they are closed between 7 & 8am each day and the cleaners come round in the early hours which can be noisy.

    Hope this helps
     
  5. 400ixl

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    It will be very busy in the height of their peak period.

    Avoid Saturday and Sunday if you can as these days will be even worse.

    If you are going to be there for more than 4 days in a year then the annual pass is very much worthwhile. The free parking itself can cover the cost of one of the passes.

    Have a look at the levels of passes and what they offer

    http://www.dlrpmagic.com/planning/booking/annual-passports/

    along with the block out days

    http://www.dlrpmagic.com/calendar/annual-passport-blockouts/

    This will help you decide which one will suit you best for the price you want to pay. For us, the Fantasy ones were more than good enough mainly as we go for longer periods out of peak times (April / May / October).

    You can queue for a while to get your annual passes, so if you can plan it right, get there mid / late afternoon on the first day. You can then go to the guest facilities instead of the ticket booths and pay for the annual passes. This then gives you a voucher to go in the park to the Annual Pass office and get your passes sorted when the queues have died down. You can then have a wander around and find where the fast pass ticket booths are so you are prepared on your first full day in the park.

    This way took a lot of the hassle out of it for us as you don't spend the first half day just trying to get in and your passes sorted.
     
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    Full of kids in august I would avoid it:Doh:

    loddy
     
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    We went in august last year. We did it for the kids, once done never again.

    Queue's were immense and actually the rides were very disappointing, if you get the fast passes you spend the whole day looking at your watch and the times on the passes... and what a rip off.
    Take your own food and drinks in, inside the park its all vastly overpriced poor quality fast food and the restaurant prices are just a joke.
    We were not impressed. The kids enjoyed Bagatelle near Le Touquet and Bellewarde just over the Belgium border, much more and want to go back to those parks rather than Eurodisney.
    They had more fun rides, especially for younger kids as well as some good rides for bigger kids particularly at Bellewarde...

    It's one of those things you gotta do once, for the kids, but once is more than enough and we all normally enjoy theme parks, but this was a marketing rip off of the highest order.

    The kids enjoyed going up the Eiffel tower much much more...
     
  8. Terry and Nicola

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    HI Richard
    We as a family must have been 15 times or more in the last 8 years all but one have been in our motorhome most of the time in the car park and allways had some fun and it can be packed but just take your time and have fun was thinking of going next week but going in may now .
    all the best Terry
     
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    HI Richard
    just some info that might help you if you are getting the Annual Pass try and get a pass holder to get your Annual Pass with you and he will get you 10% of your passes and go to Walt Disney Studios Annual Pass it allways a lot quiter . we allways go back to the van for food as some one said food is not cheap . If you can keep your kids awake at night we allways found disney would go alot quiter the last hour or to at night .

    http://www.dlp.info/index.html

    http://www.photosmagiques.com/forum/index.php

    not sure on the size of your van ours is 7.3 m long so we found night time ferry alot cheaper, the toll Calais to disney is 32 e each way the non toll way takes you 2 or 3 hours more but it a nice run .
    just remember its not a campsite at disney its a car park if you need any more info just ask and let us no when you are going some one from here might be there to help you
     
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    Why ignore coach drivers sign!!!!
    Its twats like you that PI==es of coach drivers read coach drivers revenge thread.
     
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    Wow, a little aggressive maybe?

    The reason is that the signs on the building say coach drivers only, but the sheet of paper you are given to prove you have paid for overnight parking says you may use the facilities. Hence the comment.

    The coach drivers expect you to be using those facilities. However, stick to that area only. There are other areas in the building which are for coach drivers only and they would get a bit miffed if you started wandering around those.

    So basically those with camping cars have permission to use the facilities.
     
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    i have been ignoreing coach drivers sign as well for the last 8 years
     
  14. Chris

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    Possibly a coach driver on this thread with a weak bladder/ bowel.?

    Either way , no need for the aggression.

    It's twats like you that give forums a bad name:Laughing:
     
  15. Terry and Nicola

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    there is allways one on every form :Rofl1:
     
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    Well perhaps if you learnt to read it may help!!! as a tugger I will just start to use aires and say ill just ignore the signs!
     
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    No they dont Its a car park!!!!!!!!! not a camp Site
     
  18. 400ixl

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    Its not a case of ignoring the signs for the sake of ignoring them.

    Disney give you permission to use them if you are there with a camping car as they term it. Its on the sheet they give you. However the sign on the building does not say "unless you are with a camping car". Hence you have to ignore the signage to use the facilities you have been given permission to use.

    Hardly the same as what you are implying with your scenario.
     
  19. Terry and Nicola

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    if your into rules you should read the General Forum Rules on here :Doh::Doh:
     
  20. Chris

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    Parking overnight is parking overnight.

    Perhaps someone can ask Disney to intervene in this petty feud.

    Wouldn't want to upset coach drivers after all:RollEyes:
     
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