Friday, February 14, 2014

The Life | Valentines at DisneyLand Paris: Advice




HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYBODY! If you follow my twitter then you'll know that I've been going on and on about going to Disney Land Paris - that's where I am right now! Oh, the wonders of technology and being able to schedule things. This was my birthday/Valentines day present for Rupert and to myself as I've never ever been to Disney Land. This is the biggest thing I've done for valentines, last year I was still at school and Rupert and I did something small (HERE). Although I've been posting gift guides, my favourite gifts are those that are personal and will touch my heart, that's why I thought I would take myself and Rupert away because it's something we'll always remember. Anyway, I thought I would create my own little guide for you and offer some advice for those of you who are planning to go away or want to go to Disney Land. There's a lot of prep to do beforehand I feel and I wanted to make sure that everything was perfect and a smooth ride whilst we were there. 

Travel -  As we're going to Paris, we only need to catch the Eurostar which is about 2-3 hours. I booked and paid for these tickets in September last year as it's much cheaper to do it way before the date you were going. It's a really simple process, you just enter the dates, how many of you that are going, where you're going, you pay and then they send you the tickets via email which you have to print off and present at the station (Kings Cross). It's a bit like an airport where you have to arrive thirty minutes before check-in etc. We're getting the tube to the train station and then when we're in France we're getting the shuttle bus to our hotel or maybe a taxi, depending on the distance. 

Hotel - I turned to the trusty 'booking.com' and entered in the details, again I booked this early. However, I nearly booked one that was way more expensive but I kept on searching and found a hotel that was so much nicer and cheaper, so make sure that you keep looking before you settle. We're staying for two nights and our room looks lovely, a bathroom, kitchen, living area and a double bed. This came around to £97 which I thought was pretty good for two nights, of course we could of gone cheaper if we were staying at a travel inn type thing, but this is also a little holiday and after long days in the park, it'll be nicer to come back to a nice room than a horrible one. You also need to make sure that the hotel isn't too far away from the park itself, of course you could stay in a hotel in the park but they're mega expensive. I think this hotel is 10 minutes away and it provides a shuttle bus to the park which is perfect, although, I think you need to book yourself in the night before to organise your shuttle bus there and back, but apparently it's free. 

Park Tickets - The tickets I was looking for were for two days at two parks, we're there for three days, but we might be tired on the first day from the travelling, so we'll see how it pans out. It doesn't really matter when you buy these as the prices don't change, I just wouldn't recommend buying them on the day in the park as they are more expensive than on the website. You can also purchase park e-tickets which are a lot cheaper and get swapped for park tickets at the park. I only bought mine a week before and hopefully, they'll work and are the right ones!

Food & Drink -  It's highly recommended that you purchase your own food and drink before you go to the park, as once you're in there the prices are extortionate. One example I came across was that at home a bottle of water could be 69p, but in the park it would be 2 euros or something. As we've got a kitchen within our room, it means that we can actually cook meals whilst we're there and the hotel provides crockery. 

Travel Money -  I'm not entirely sure how much to take to be honest. As I'm mainly going for Disneyland, they only money I need will be for merchandise, the odd doughnut/coffee and taxi so I might take 150 euros? It's down to you in the end and I don't know about everyone, but my house always has euros lying around the house. 

So, I hope this helped some of you or has encouraged you to go to disneyland. I'm so excited about going as I feel like this was a childhood experience that I never got to have and I get to share this with a special someone. I hope it's everything I expect it to be, being a disney freak I've got high expectations! I'm sure there will be lots of photos of me crying with disney characters. But, I'll share all with you when I'm back...


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  1. What a lovely thing to do for Valentine's Day! I hope that you had a lovely trip! Your blog is amazing and so is your Youtube channel. xx Tara

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day! This is such a great idea, I love Disney Land :) Would you like to follow each other? If you decide to, please follow me and leave me a comment so I can follow you back :) Eleanor x http://dreamlovelivefashion.blogspot.com/

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