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Annual Passes

 

 

Annual Pass: DISCOVERY

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY BOOT HILL MELANIE RAVENSWOOD

The Discovery Pass is the cheapest and most basic of the four Disney Annual Passes now currently available. It doesn’t come with any privileges and is subject to the most blackout days.

* €139
* Use of the Disney car park for an additional €40
* Access to both parks 150 days of the year subject to the days outlined below.

Blackout dates (days where you will NOT be able to access either park) for the Discovery Annual Pass are as follows:

April 2017 – No access for the duration of April.
May 2017 – 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th.
June 2017 – 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 26th.
July 2017 – No access for the duration of July.
August 2017 – No access for the duration of August.
September 2017 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 30th.
October 2017 – 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st.
November 2017 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th.
December 2017 – 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st.
January 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th.
February 2018 – 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th.
March 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 31st.
April 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th,
May 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th and 27th.
June 2018 – 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 30th.
July 2018 – All of July APART from these days of access: 3rd, 10th and 17th.
August 2018 – No access for the duration of August.

Annual Pass: MAGIC FLEX

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY BOOT HILL MELANIE RAVENSWOOD

The Magic Flex Annual Pass is the step up from the Discovery Annual Pass. It comes with a small amount of privileges.
• €189
• Use of the Disney car park
• 10% off in Disneyland Paris shops
• 20% off 1 day tickets at the park entrances
• Annual photopass for €55.

The Magic Flex gives access to both Disneyland Parks 300 days of the year. The blackout dates (dates you will not be able to access the parks with your pass) are listed below.

Blackout dates:
April 2017 – 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th.
May 2017 – 1st, 8th, 25th and 26th.
June 2017 – 3rd, 4th and 5th.
July 2017 – No blackout dates.
August 2017 – No blackout dates.
September 2017 – No blackout dates.
October 2017 -7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23r, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st.
November 2017 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th.
December 2017 – 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st.
January 2018 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th.
February 2018 – No blackout days.
March 2018 – 31st.
April 2018 – 1st and 2nd.
May 2018 – 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th and 21st.
June 2018 – No blackout days.
July 2018 – No blackout days.
August 2018 – 13th, 14th ans 15th.

Annual Pass: MAGIC PLUS

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY BOOT HILL MELANIE RAVENSWOOD

The Magic Plus Annual Pass is the second most expensive Annual Pass available from Disneyland Paris. It comes with the following privileges:
• €249
• 40% Hotel Room Only discount
• 10% discount in shops and restaurants
• Family of 5 or more Annual Pass discount
• 20% discount on Buffalo Bills Wild West Show
• Extra Magic Hours
• Annual Pass Car Parking
• Up to 10 additional park tickets per year for €39
• Special Event invites
• Guest baggage storage
• Pushchairs and Kennels
• €49 for an Annual Photopass
• Fast Pass
• Access to both Disneyland Parks
• VIP reserved entrances to beat the queues!

The Magic Plus Annual Pass gives you 350 days access to both Disneyland Park and the Disney Studios. The blackout dates are as follows:
March 2017: No blackout dates
April 2017: No blackout dates
May 2017: No blackout dates
June 2017: No blackout dates
July 2017: No blackout dates
August 2017: No blackout dates
September 2017: No blackout dates
October 2017: 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st
November 2017: 1st
December 2017: 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st
January 2018: No blackout dates
February 2018: No blackout dates
March 2018: No blackout dates
April 2018: No blackout dates
May 2018: No blackout dates
June 2018: No blackout dates
July 2018: No blackout dates
August 2018: No blackout dates
September 2018: No blackout dates
October 2018: 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st

The Explorers Hotel

Explorers Hotel

I have stayed at The Explorers on many occasions. One of the most family friendly hotels it has had 3 changes of owner. Originally set up and paid for MyTravel which was merged with Thomas Cook and finally Algonquin.

The hotel has always been particularly aimed at the British market. It has one of the most flexible room formats I have ever seen, a superb pool, an indoor and out door play area, a bar, two restaurants, pizza kiosk, sandwich kiosk, arcade games room, a Disney shop and a shuttle service to the parks.

Access is via your own car OR using the free bus shuttle service from the bus station. Shuttles run frequently but call round all the hotels in that area. Historically the route has been Explorers, Kyriad, Magic Circus, Dream Castle and finally B&B. The shuttles do get hectic, fold pushchairs/prams/wheelchairs where possible.

Room prices are very reasonable and it is great value if booked early. If you are an ANNUAL PASS holder it is a good choice.

The hotel was initially loosely themed around the imaginary British explorer Sir Archibald de Bacle and featured various artefacts he acquired from his travels however the recent refurbishment has moved the hotel to a more cartoon-y stylised set of icons.

Reception is large and airy with efficient and friendly staff. Check-in is simple and rooms available from 3pm.

The rooms are bright and well designed with plenty of sockets, a safe, a toilet in a separate room from the bathroom, bunk beds or two single beds and a double bed. Not enough storage/wardrobe space in my opinion but just about sufficient.

The beds are comfy and rooms are quiet, unlike the bar which does get noisy. The irritating thing is the bar closes at 10.30. Breakfast is included and there is an American style hot breakfast available at a supplemental charge.

There are two restaurants:
Plantation is a very reasonably priced buffet restaurant 24.50€ for adults, 12€ for children. The food here is ok, cold collation for starters, carvery (usually pork or beef), variations on chicken casserole, green beans and other vegetables, roasted potatoes. Don’t expect the roast potatoes to be traditional British! They are baked in their skins and are very tasty with salt, onion and a bit of garlic.

Kids food is the obligatory chicken nuggets, pizza slices and chips.

Desserts are excellent apart from the ice cream which was sloppy!

Captain’s Restaurant is a table service restaurant. Personally I found the decor to be fake and unwelcoming so we didn’t eat there in spite of a very good menu.

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My kids loved the pool and play areas but I (as a big, plus sized man) have an issue with the pool. Speedo style trunks or tight fitting shorts must be worn, Bermuda type shirts are not permitted.

That said, the pool is the best of the hotels. Three slides, a great water feature with fountains, tipping bucket and a pirate ship.

The indoor play area will be familiar to those whose kids love the “wacky warehouse” type of ball pools, soft play, climbing and sliding areas. It is secure and accessed from the bar. That said, it is unsupervised. There is a pirate ship area in the bar which kids love clambering around. Parents of younger or children who like to wander should be aware that it is relatively easy for children to get in to the pool area so do watch your little ones.

Originally there was two bars however the Smugglers Tavern has been closed the last twice I have been which is a shame.

The lifts take a little working out as they don’t stop at all floors!

I really do enjoy staying here, it is a great value and fun hotel. Give it a whirl.

Where to Stay at Disneyland Paris

 

Whether you choose to stay onsite or offsite, with or without tickets, self-catering or not, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets within the the vicinity of Disneyland Paris.  You’ll find all the information you need here.

Disney Hotels

There are seven Disney Hotels ranging from 2 key to 5 key in standard.  Each hotel is serviced by a free shuttle bus (except for Davy Crockett which is self-drive, and the Disneyland Hotel which is at the entrance to the parks).

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2 key

3 key

4 key

5 key

 

Hotel Amenities – See what amenities each hotel has to offer here.

 

Partner Hotels

There are eight partner hotels nearby.  Each hotel is serviced by a free shuttle bus.  These hotels may be booked as part of a package with park tickets through Disneyland Paris, or directly through the hotels themselves, or via an independent booking website.

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2 Star

3 Star

4 Star

 

 

 

Other Offsite Accommodation Nearby