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    Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Trip Thoughts: VIP Fastpass

    Just two and a half weeks before we were due to leave for Disneyland Paris, I got an email from the Shareholders Club, offering me a free VIP Fastpass ticket to celebrate the 20th Anniversary. All I had to do was log in to my member area on the official website and then pick a day to have my VIP Fastpass. A VIP Fastpass entitles a group of 4 people a whole day’s worth of Fastpass access, on all rides that use the Fastpass system. I initially wanted to choose the…

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    Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Trip Thoughts: Hotel Santa Fe

    Our hotel of choice is usually the Cheyenne, as the theming is second to none, and as we are very much a sleep and shower family, we have no need to pay out for the luxury of the more expensive hotels. We also don’t consider 15 minutes a long walk to and from the parks, and in fact like that as it takes you past the lake and along the river. This time we decided to go for the Santa Fe, for two reasons; 1) my son adored Cars and 2)…

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    Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Trip Thoughts: The Celebration Train

    In the months leading up to our recent trip to Disneyland Paris I was very damning of this train, thinking the colours were very over the top and thinking it looked like it had been at the centre of a sherbet factory explosion. However, just minutes into being our time in Disneyland Park on our first day and the Celebration Train came down Main Street USA, right past us. The reaction from my son was enough to change my mind and made me realise this train’s very important part of the…

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    Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Trip Thoughts: Dreams

    There’s no doubt that one of the most anticipated experiences on our recent trip to Disneyland Paris was the jewel in the 20th Anniversary crown; Dreams. Before we arrived I did worry that being shown after the park closed at 10.30pm maybe too late for our little boy to cope with, at just 4 years old. However, come 9.30pm on our first day and my son was more active than either my wife or I. We took a break from all the activities on offer in the park and had some…

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    Sven’s Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary Trip Report Day 1

    Our Disneyland Paris reporter Sven Popelier was in Disneyland Paris for the 20th Anniversary at the beginning of the month and here is Sven’s report from day 1 of his trip. Sunday 1st April 2012 6.30am, time to leave my hometown for my fifteenth trip to Disneyland Paris! I started driving with three friends of mine to be one of the first to discover the 20th anniversary celebration. There was one thing all four of us looked forward the most: “Disney Dreams.” After a two-hour drive with Disney music, we arrived…

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    Kyriad no more, we changed our booking to Hotel Santa Fe

    So on Friday you’ll have read that I booked a trip to go back home, to Disneyland Paris, in May. I initially booked the Kryiad Hotel because it was cheaper than any of the on site hotels and was still only a 5 minute ride away on one of the free Disney buses. However, a weekend submerged in Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary celebrations and I started thinking about staying on site again, specifically the Hotel Santa Fe. One of the big factors is that my son is an absolutely massive Cars…