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04-17-2003, 07:14 AM
Would anyone be able to tell me where I can get good rates for Eurostar to DLP in June - thanks I may be able to do 3 Disney parks in one year after all - don't think I'll be going to Tokyo in a hurry though ;)
04-17-2003, 09:29 AM
If you have an Air Miles account you can get return tickets o DP on Eurostar for 450 miles plus £40. I've not found any travel outlet which offers significant discount on Eurostar tickets, so I've normally booked either direct with Eurostar or the travel has been included in a package deal. I'd also love to know if someone has found a good discounter for Eurostar.
One word of caution if you are thinking of booking for June: the on-site hotels have a very high occupancy rate, and often get fully booked. This might be eased this year with the opening of 3 or 4 new hotels, but I know several people who have not been able too get a room for the dates they wanted because everything (at a sensible price) was fully booked. The same applies to Eurostar bookings if you are booking a DIY package: there is a limit to the number of Apex (cheap) tickets available on each service.
04-17-2003, 10:23 AM
The only Eurostar ticket I can get direct from Eurostar (apart from one for £250) means I have to stay on a Saturday night - this is the one going into Paris.
I may get a plane from London City Airport for less than £100 but then I'd have to get to DLP from there. Can anyone suggest how I'd do this - I don't mind getting the train etc - the cheapest option is my best option ;)
04-17-2003, 11:49 AM
I'm not sure of places where you can get good deals for Eurostar either, although occasional Newspapers have 'deals' and also as Rob said Airmiles often have discounts available.
I totally agree - If you are planning to stay on-site I would book a.s.a.p as they do fill up very quickly indeed.
Also, if you can get 'Castle Class' (An upgraded carriage on Eurostar) available for a not too expensive supplement then I would highly reccomend it - it is by far the most stress-free way of getting to Disneyland Paris - You have more comfortable seats and a free food 'bag'. Taking Eurostar to DLRP is by far the easiest way - we had a nightmare last time in Paris CDG - The airport is horrible. It is soooo much easier via Eurostar.
If you do fly from Londo to Paris CDG then there is a Disney VEA shuttle bus that drops off at all of the on-site Disneyland Paris hotels. It runs every 45 minutes I think and can be found outside the terminal. There is a also a train service from the airport to Marne-La-Valle (inside Disneyland) I'm not sure how often it runs though.
I'm sure you can get to Tokyo some how Sam - The Japanese are really friendly - I can't wait to get back there!
04-17-2003, 01:18 PM
Sam, have you thought about driving? It's not too far from Barking to Folkstone/Dover and only three hours from Calais. Having a car gives you a wider range of choices of hotel, plus the flexibility to visit other local attractions. Most of our DLP visits are by car, and although the journey home can be a little tiresome we think overall it's worth the extra effort.
04-18-2003, 04:17 AM
Thanks guys - you two should have your own show you make a great double act ;)
Anyhow - Eurostar is too expensive at the present time unless I stay a Saturday night. As I'm planning to be there only from the afternoon of the 18th to the morning of the 20th I didn't want to spend too much money. But your tips will be very helpful if I can get Paul to come with me later in the year ;)
I've done a search on flights and I can get one from City Airport which is only a 10 minute drive from us for £60 so I'm probably gonna do this and get the VEA. My friend has a room booked at the Santa Fe and she's very kindly letting me share with her so I'm all set. Can't believe how easy it has all been.
Rob, I can't drive I failed my driving test in February and am waiting to take my test again soon.
Richard, I'm sure the people in Tokyo are very friendly I just have an aversion to SARS at the moment ;) I'd love to go there one day.
Thanks again for all your tips they are greatly appreciated :)
04-18-2003, 04:23 AM
Oh Yes - I totally forgot about SARS.
If you have any other questions I am sure some of us on the board will be able to help :)
You will have a busy year ;)
04-27-2003, 06:04 PM
I have actually done the train from Paris and it was pretty easy. However, if you are flying into CDG the bus would be the way to go. I took it back to the airport and it was very nice.
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