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Old 10-06-2012, 05:25 PM   #16
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As others have pointed out, using DVC points for DLP hotels is not really economical. I stayed recently at the Marriott Vacation Club which is about a 5 minute drive from the park. They have a shuttle (which has a bit of a strange time table) and there is a public bus, but you could also drive yourself (However, then there is a parking charge). The resort is very charming, a French country style and our villa was gorgeous. Might be worth looking into.

Here is the link: http://www.marriottvacationclub.com/...overview.shtml
That's where I stayed for a week, and we loved it. Close enough to Disney to be convenient, far enough away to feel like we were actually staying in France and not just "another Disney hotel anywhere in the world". The pool was great, as was the staff.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #17
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We stayed in The Hotel New York which is the closest one in that complex. About a ten minute walk to the parks. It was a very unpleasant experience.

We were there in early April and the weather was beautiful. Upper 70's and sunny, quite warm for that time of year( we were told). The room was air conditioned and had a great view of the water and skating rink. After spending the day at the parks we went back to the room and it was about 82 degrees in the room. We attempted to turn on the air, no go. The first call to the front desk resulted in a repair man coming and essentially telling us that the air is not able to be turned on this time of year. Computerized or some such nonsense. The windows in our room did not open, as don't about half of the rooms. A second call to the front desk basically confirmed what we were told. Not sure why they didn't tell us that the first time.

In addition the beds are Murphy Beds, that in our case, only one was put down, the other locked away. That gave us more room, but we couldn't figure out why the put down the bed right next to the window, so that when we wanted to look out at the great view we had to sit on the bed, which was also not very comfortable. We could have had the other bed down and sat in chairs for the view. Not a big deal, but not logical.

When we went out in the evening to cool off, we were jealous of the rooms that had their windows wide open. It was an uncomfortable night between the warmth and bed.

We got a good deal on the room and the parks were fun. We did everything in both parks in two full days. It was not the least bit crowded, 5 min wait the max. It was mid week.

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:09 PM   #18
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I stayed at the Sequoia Lodge on points back in '08. A couple things to consider are there is a $95 fee to use your pointing this way and park tickets are not included. In order for me to book using DVC points, I was told I had to purchase tickets equal to the number of days I was staying there.

I didn't find the resort to be too bad of a walk, you do have to go thru the downtown area to get to the parks. I do believe there is a bus though I didn't use it.

I really enjoyed the resort and found it quite pretty other than some issues with housekeeping.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:49 PM   #19
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You no longer have to purchase park tickets to use DVC. We just stayed 2 nights and bought a 1 day pass on the site with a special.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #20
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Great to know that I don't have to get park tickets for every night we are there. I thought we did so that will help with the budget.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:08 PM   #21
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We just spent 4 nights at the Sequoia Lodge. We needed two rooms and it was 88 points for each room for a total of 176 points for our stay. Free continental breakfast was included. I believe you can book the rooms 6 months in advance. There was also a $95 transfer fee which covered the 2 rooms since they were on the same reservation. We were able to get 20 percent off our park tickets with our train pass. It is about a ten minute walk to the parks and they are right next to each other. Also Downtown Disney right outside of the parks and the train station is on the property also. We found everything to be very convenient.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:02 AM   #22
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So glad I found this thread! I am booking 2 nights at DLP hotel and 2 nights on cash and thought I had to buy the passes when I booked the hotel with points. The amount of points doesn't bother me, I bought DVC to use on whatever I wanted to do period, not what is most economical. I don't want to have to worry about selling points or booking a vacation for someone else, contracts etc just to make money off something I bought to use.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #23
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I'm a SoCal local and we go to DLR a few times a month. We also go to WDW at least once a year.

Is DL Paris worth it? We have 4 days in Paris in June and I'm on the fence as to whether to take the time to go. We've been to Paris a few times so sightseeing isn't a priority. I just don't want to spend the money & effort to get out there only to be disappointed.

For comparison, I was disappointed by the size of Tokyo Disney back in 1997 when I visited (haven't been back since, and haven't been to Disney Sea).

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #24
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DLP is a very nice resort but it is run with very different standards than the US parks.
Many americans are disappointed by:
-it's not perfectly clean (but it's not dirty)
-you might have people smoke in the queue
-interaction with CM is not even comparable (and you can have the occasional rude one)
-peoplw can be rude (pushing and queues jumping)

But:
-the castle is lovely, the walkthough is better than WDW and DL
- there is a dragon under the castle
-Fantasyland is very very well done
-discoveryland (aka tomorrowland) is different (and better IMHO)
-BTMRR is the best version in the world
-cinemagique at the studios is a lovely show
-it has much more intense coasters than the US parks, if you like adrenaline
-it has some rides found only here
-there is Dreams. One of the most beautiful night shows ever created. Mostly on par with Fantasmic and World of Colors. It alone can be worth the ticket

As long as you know what to expect, DLP is worth a visit. To someone who has never visited Paris I would not suggest to dedicate a day to it, but in your case it can be worth.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #25
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DLP is a very nice resort but it is run with very different standards than the US parks.
Many americans are disappointed by:
-it's not perfectly clean (but it's not dirty)
-you might have people smoke in the queue
-interaction with CM is not even comparable (and you can have the occasional rude one)
-peoplw can be rude (pushing and queues jumping)

But:
-the castle is lovely, the walkthough is better than WDW and DL
- there is a dragon under the castle
-Fantasyland is very very well done
-discoveryland (aka tomorrowland) is different (and better IMHO)
-BTMRR is the best version in the world
-cinemagique at the studios is a lovely show
-it has much more intense coasters than the US parks, if you like adrenaline
-it has some rides found only here
-there is Dreams. One of the most beautiful night shows ever created. Mostly on par with Fantasmic and World of Colors. It alone can be worth the ticket

As long as you know what to expect, DLP is worth a visit. To someone who has never visited Paris I would not suggest to dedicate a day to it, but in your case it can be worth.
Thanks for the rundown. Sounds like a "skip" in my case. We're spoiled by WDW's wonderful CMs and although we frequent DLR, DLR's CMs pale in comparison to the customer service found at WDW. I don't want to go to Paris DL and get "mad". Smoking in line = gross.

I see you're "moving to London." OT, but got any family friendly restaurant recommendations for London? We'll be there in May. We're planning on generic/boring Pizza Express, Wagamama, Prezzo, but are looking for more unique family friendly places to eat in London. Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:08 AM   #26
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At the moment I leave in Rome, so I cannot suggest anything for London, yet :-)
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:02 AM   #27
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DLP is a very nice resort but it is run with very different standards than the US parks.
Many americans are disappointed by:
-it's not perfectly clean (but it's not dirty)
-you might have people smoke in the queue
-interaction with CM is not even comparable (and you can have the occasional rude one)
-peoplw can be rude (pushing and queues jumping)

But:
-the castle is lovely, the walkthough is better than WDW and DL
- there is a dragon under the castle
-Fantasyland is very very well done
-discoveryland (aka tomorrowland) is different (and better IMHO)
-BTMRR is the best version in the world
-cinemagique at the studios is a lovely show
-it has much more intense coasters than the US parks, if you like adrenaline
-it has some rides found only here
-there is Dreams. One of the most beautiful night shows ever created. Mostly on par with Fantasmic and World of Colors. It alone can be worth the ticket

As long as you know what to expect, DLP is worth a visit. To someone who has never visited Paris I would not suggest to dedicate a day to it, but in your case it can be worth.
And these are the reasons I am going! I love Wdw don't get me wrong, but life is about trying something new and DLP may not be as "perfect" as Wdw but I think it is worth trying. It is a different culture over there, and while we think smoking is gross, alot of countries think over eatting is gross too so it is what it is. I don't smoke and i eat way too much but i can live with the smoke for 4 days. The culture is different than here so I expect that. I will still have a great time.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:12 AM   #28
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Agreed that Big Thunder is the best among the Disney Parks... Space Mountain's launch is similar to Rock n Roller Coaster and is a good ride... Crush's Coaster is pretty cool...

The prettiest Fantasyland in all of Disney Parks... The castle is very lovely and very photogenic.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:20 AM   #29
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Our daughter broke her foot the week before we left for France. Disney provided a wheelchair for the three days we were there. You DO NOT get to the head of the line...they will give the person in front of you, or tell your group to go through the regular line and the wheelchair person and ONE other will join your party oncè you are ready to board. I liked this idea a whole LOT more than this nonsense in DL and DW where I'm sure over half of the people could wait in this fashion and cut down on those who scam. We had to get a pass at the guest services and it was allowable up to four person, wheelchair (wanted a dr note, but could see the broken foot)' the pusher, and two other guests...lucky for us that was our whole party. Much better system!

We had no issues with steps or ramps, except in the Paris subways...
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:39 AM   #30
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comparing cash vs points

For those comparing cash prices versus point use, do you just check the disneyland paris website or is there better options? I think someone mentioned that they got a better deal using the official website from another country designation, is this just from the exchange rate differences?
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