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Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

Hi,

Fancy giving the kids a treat for having adapting to Switzerland really great in the past months.

Eldest (13) and youngest (5) but both thrilled with the idea.

From Lausanne, would it be better to take a plane, a train or drive? DIY trip or all inclusive package via agency?

I really fancy (for once) a comfortable option, including nice hotel to profit a "relaxing" 2 day trip.

Any tips welcome to orientate my search.

Thanks.
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

TGV to Paris, RER to Eurodisney and stay at one of the hotels on park
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

Does the 2 days include travel? If so then fly!
We spent a week in Paris last year. We had a 3 day pass which was just enough time to see most things.
I'm sure your kids will have a ball - enjoy!
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

Drive, 5 hours from Lausanne, plus pitstops and slowing down for péage stations. Watch out for grown adults posing as mice and ducks though when you're there.
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

save you're money and goto florida, disney paris sucks, been a couple of times, fortunatly both times where freebies but you still end up spending a fortune as everything is way overpriced, food prices in and outside of the park are a joke.
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We did Disneyland a couple of years ago and did a trip to Europa park in southern Germany a couple of weeks ago and my kids probably enjoyed Europa park more.
The drive was less than 3 hrs and the onsite hotel fab, and I am sure it cost a lot less than Disney. Also, I am sure there are more rides etc there for your older child too.
Sorry not to answer your question but I really would recommend Europa Park
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

Thank you everybody! It looks that the only option nobody is suggesting is going through an agency package!

I will start search on cost comparison.

Thanks.
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

I just booked a great offer... 3 days pass, 2 nights at Disney Hotel, for 2 kids and myself, including Buffalo Bill show with Mickey ... for 888€.

Just need to sort now whether I fly, I TGV or I drive... mmmm.

Europa Park can wait until my little one is a bit older to enjoy. Maybe next year.

Ah! Disney in LA, been there already. Too far to go back again.

Date... long weekend September 19th. If anybody thinking of going, send me PM!
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

Most comfortable option with kids would be the TGV in my opinion. Try The man in seat sixty-one for deals
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

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Just need to sort now whether I fly, I TGV or I drive...
Keep in mind that Paris airports are not just airports... they are in Paris. That makes a huge difference. Hard to explain but let's say that flying wouldn't be my first choice.
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

So... TGV return tickets booked!

Thank you for your advise!
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So... TGV return tickets booked!

Thank you for your advise!
I am sure that you have made the right decision. Straight on the train at Lausanne without any hanging around in airport departures. You can make the journey part of the holiday while you travel past the queues in their cars.
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Re: Disneyland Paris: car, train or plane?

Ok,

This is an old post but I thought I add my 2 cents, been europark and disney in paris now, took the car with the kids to both. Biggest difference, most of the rides in europark are outside, most of the rides in disney inside (warehouse size buildings). Other big difference the queues, in europark rarely queued for more then 10 minutes, in disney paris I recall one ride we queued for 1 hour (the ride lasted 5 minutes, if that). The shows however in disney paris where beyond comparison, truly excellent.

Took us about 7 hours drive, about 1 hour south of Lausanne to get to Paris, not a difficult journey, no traffic (went a few weeks back). Cost of the train or plane if your a family prohibitive. Parking in disney if your staying in the park free (europark parking free too).
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