I have been lurking here since I booked our cruise and finally got up the nerve to ask some questions. We are taking the Disney Magic back to the United States from Barcelona and added on a couple of days so we can go to DLP for the first time. It will be myself, DH and DD (4), and we'll be staying in Paris from August 15-17 (our flight is supposed to land around 3PM on the 15th so not much time there on the 15th). We are then going to take the overnight train to Barcelona with a bunch of friends. Right now, I have a room reserved at the Holiday Inn, but that can be cancelled without penalty. I checked prices online for the Sequoia and Newport Bay and was shocked that the Sequoia was only about $100 more than what I'm paying at the Holiday Inn (I figured out the cost of tickets and added that on to the Holiday Inn figure to get a more "real" figure). Could this be right? I'm thinking that I might have figured something out wrong because I thought that there was going to be a larger price difference between the two hotels. We were going to to stay at the HI to save money, but if the difference is really only about $100, then I'd rather stay onsite. Will it be better to stay at the Sequoia than the HI? Anyway, do you think it would be more of a cost savings to buy the park tickets separately from the room or should I get a package like the "classic" one on the DLP website? We are so excited about this trip (the reason for the early planning) since it will be our first time travelling to Europe. Any help that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated. I hope I provided enough info. Thanks so much!