Mummy says…We have been to Disneyland Paris three times in the past 18 months and hope to go again in the next year. It is a bit of a minefield to know how, when and where to book and how to choose your travel, meal plans etc so I will be sharing a series of posts to help you in planning your Disneyland Paris holiday…
The first thing to decide is how many of you are going, and how you want to get there.
The travel options are:
- Flying. From UK regional airports to Charles De Gaul Airport in Paris. There are many transfer options and companies to get you easily to DLP.
- Eurostar from Ashford. Leave your car at Ashford and catch the Eurostar directly to DLP – the station is literally in the centre of DLP. You can change at Lille which may give you a cheaper journey cost.
- Eurotunnel – from Folkestone to Calais. Simply drive your car onto the Eurotunnel train – it is literally a huge train for vehicles – and sit back and relax in your car for 35 minutes until you arrive in Calais. It is then a 3 and a half hour easy drive on main roads to DLP. There is access to toilets for the duration of the journey.
- Ferry from Dover to Calais. A 90 minute sailing followed by a three and a half hour drive to DLP.
- Travel with a coach company.
Things to consider:
- The age of your children travelling. If you are taking a baby, consider all that he will need.
- Extra costs such as airport parking, hold luggage costs, fuel, airport transfers etc.
- Whether you want or need your car with you.
- Weight / size restrictions when flying.
- Where you live and distance from ports, airports etc.
- Does anyone suffer from travel sickness?
- It is usually cheaper to book your transport separately to your hotel and park tickets.
- You can only book the Eurostar 60 days before you travel.
- You can use Tesco Clubcard Vouchers to pay for the Eurotunnel crossing.
Have you any tips to add for planning your holiday to Disneyland Paris?