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Old 02-28-2013, 01:05 PM   #31
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its a very special email address you use for the guided tours -

dlp.relations.vip@disney.com
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:16 PM   #32
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I noticed you mentioned solo-tours.
When DW and I did the tour of the DLP park a few years ago we were the only two on it then, Ann-Sophie was our guide for that too. I think it took us about two and half hours to complete.

You can book a VIP Experience for about 300 Euros I think. Here is an old thread about them.

Saw a group on one on my last trip and they did get shown straight onto rides without any waiting and had a Tour Guide with them all day.

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:17 PM   #33
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its a very special email address you use for the guided tours -

dlp.relations.vip@disney.com
Oooooh, now you know I love special email addresses, especially with my favourite word in it "VIP" Thank you!!!!!

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When DW and I did the tour of the DLP park a few years ago we were the only two on it then, Ann-Sophie was our guide for that too. I think it took us about two and half hours to complete.

You can book a VIP Experience for about 300 Euros I think. Here is an old thread about them.

Saw a group on one on my last trip and they did get shown straight onto rides without any waiting and had a Tour Guide with them all day.
Oh no, you've done a naughty little thing there telling me there's a VIP experience going DBF will literally shred my credit card in front of me if he catches wind of this! I must investigate further and find a way around this

Thanks both!!!
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:49 PM   #34
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Oh no, you've done a naughty little thing there telling me there's a VIP experience going DBF will literally shred my credit card in front of me if he catches wind of this! I must investigate further and find a way around this

Thanks both!!!
Then hide your card now

To be honest the VIP experience is really not worth the cost but the tours are fantastic and well worth the 15 Euros.

Have fun planning your trip
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #35
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How far in advance can you book the tour? Is it 60 days like the dining reservations? And do you just pay when you get there? Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #36
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I have just booked the tour today did one in Florida but this is our first in Paris, do you get a pin at the end of it?, if anyone can tell me
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:44 PM   #37
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How far in advance can you book the tour? Is it 60 days like the dining reservations? And do you just pay when you get there? Thanks!
I booked about 2 weeks in advance, by email. You arrive at 10 minutes before your tour begins, at City Hall, and pay then, before the tour starts.


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I have just booked the tour today did one in Florida but this is our first in Paris, do you get a pin at the end of it?, if anyone can tell me
yes, you get a special pin at the end of each tour (the main park one is pink, the studios park one is blue).
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:18 AM   #38
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We did our tour on Saturday, I believe they only book one group at a time and for me that meant it was just myself and my child. So since he is under 12, he was free and I paid a bit more, then with the shareholders discount it was 15 Euros.

I arrived a bit before 1 pm and met our guide Robbin. He was young and knew his Disney history. I think however age and experience prevailed as I have taken the backstage tour at WDW and also know weird Disney facts. He would ask did you know what happen on that day. I would say yes, WDW opened, Disney was born, first disney film, etc.

I did learn new things about the park, the name Disney and how it goes back to a town in France.

We only got down main street and to fantasyland. We had a few stops for DS as we had to get candy floss. Also something new I learned, DS kept asking for cotton candy and Robbin didn't really know but when he say it and ran to the machine, he knew. It was fun to have the three of us walking in fantasyland talking about the different areas and pulling off the candy floss.

Next time I will book another tour and do the other lands.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:25 AM   #39
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Was there a reason you only did main st and fantasyland on your tour? we did all the lands, main st, the park entrance and the castle on ours.
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Do I just email them asking for a tour in English during one of the days we are visiting? and after the tour do you still get preferred seating for the parade?
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Do I just email them asking for a tour in English during one of the days we are visiting? and after the tour do you still get preferred seating for the parade?
Yes you can email them in advance to book a tour but you don't get any preferred seating for the parade.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #42
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Yes you can email them in advance to book a tour but you don't get any preferred seating for the parade.
I asked our tour guide if we could use the preferred seating area for the parade after our tour, and she said yes. Worth an ask I think .
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We did the Disneyland Park guided tour on Tuesday 23 July 2013.

I emailed dlp.relations.vip@disney.com a few weeks before our visit and they advised that the times had now changed to 1pm or 3pm. We selected 3pm. We were 3 adults and 1 child.

We got to City Hall 10 minutes before the start of the tour and when I went to pay the CM confirmed that our child would be free. I handed over my shareholders card and she asked me for 30E. Then another CM came over and said that it was only me, as the shareholder that would get the discount. I didn't want to argue, so paid the revised fee of 35E. On checking the receipt now, I can see that the price shows 20E each, before discount. So, I don't think they charged me for Abbey

There were 3 other ladies on the tour with us. Our tour guide was Gregorie (sp) and he was very good.

Anyway, I'm not going to repeat everything Elaine has said, but here are some photos we took along the way:

The plaque at the start of the tour



As we headed into Main St the train was going past and the music was very, very loud. Our poor guide could hardly be heard, so we waited until it had stopped



Some Main St shots







The photography shop





Inside Dapper Dans





I love this little area







Next, into Walts







Fantasyland Room



Discoveryland Room



Adventureland Room





There are also Main St and Frontierland rooms but these weren't set up, so I couldn't get any photos. A wee chat about the castle:



After this we headed over to Frontierland




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And Adventureland



Over to Fantasyland - these photos weren't taken during the tour as i'd already taken loads earlier in the trip













Over now, the back way to Discoveryland.





For some reason I didn't take photos of Space Mountain and Videopolis

Throughout the tour, our guide kept saying that he had 3 surprises for us....

The first one, was a visit backstage to Star Tours. We went inside the exit and he took us to a small room. After a moment he turned out the lights and pulled back the curtains. It gave us a full view of the ride in action! Lewis was delighted! He said we couldn't take photos or film this. I didn't realise that the carriage moved about quite so much Also, the platform that you walk on to enter and exit the ride moves to a vertical position whilst the ride is in motion, and then moves down again once it stops. He also told us that there are 6 carriages on the ride.

Our second surprise was that he handed us all a lovely dlp pin, exclusive to those who take the guided tour.



The final surprise was being offered VIP area to watch the parade that evening. Unfortunately we had reservations at Walts for 6.30pm, so we had to decline.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour, including Lewis who chatted to our guide whilst walking between lands. The guide was very, very nice and apologised several times for getting some works wrong in English, which made me feel very embarrassed that I don't speak a word of French. Since coming home DH has said we really need to learn and make more of an effort

We will definitely do the Studios tour next time
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:42 PM   #45
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Thank you so much for posting your photos Julie - seeing them takes me right back to when we did our tour of the park .
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