Hi, Can you recommend any resources (web sites or people) to get your level of insight for Disneyland Paris? Thank you.
Dad's not a Disneyland Paris expert, but he's got friends who are - Photo by Stephanie Shuster
Dad’s Parisian Answer Mike, I’m so glad you enjoy Dad’s site enough to look for something similar that specializes in other destinations. WDW is special (even compared to Disneyland) in that there is a great fan and blog community that acts as a resource for travellers. Disneyland Paris doesn’t have quite as much, but I do have a few sites to recommend.
I do know that Disneyland Paris is a very different experience from the parks and hotels in the USA. There are two parks (Disneyland Paris, which is similar to Magic Kingdom and Walt Disney Studios which is a bit like Disney’s Hollywood Studios). Many rides and shows are French only, but several have English language options too so check your times guide.
They also have 7 on-site hotels, which are quite a bit different from their American counterparts, even when they look similar (like Sequoia Lodge vs. Wilderness Lodge). Amenities and meals are more similar to what you’d find in Europe, so don’t expect a completely Americanized experience there. Their Disney Village is like a tiny version of Downtown Disney in California.
When planning for any trip, but especially one over seas, it never hurts to have a travel agent to help you sort out the details and make sure things go smoothly. Dad’s friends at Destinations to Travel LLC. specialize in all Disney resorts as well as Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, and Adventures by Disney. If you need some help, give them a shout!
Finally, Dad’s right hand gal Stephanie has been to Disneyland Paris a few times and may be able to help. If you have any specific questions, feel free to send me a note and I’ll make sure she gets it.
Mike, I’m sure you’ll have a great time at Disneyland Paris and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it after. It’s on Dad’s bucket list to visit every Disney park in the world. Plus, the castle in Paris has a dragon – that’s just cool. Bon voyage!