Marceline
ADVERTISEMENT - LOGIN OR REGISTER TO HIDE

Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??

Author Topic: Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??  (Read 403 times)

Ilovebeautyandthebeast

  • Be our guest
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??
« on: July 16, 2017, 05:05:21 pm »
Hi everyone, I've just joined the forum and excited to read more about DLP!  It will be my first time and I am super excited to say the least.  I'm in the planning stage and not sure whether to fly or use Eurostar.  We are looking at December.  I'll do another post about whether to go at beginning of Dec or week after Christmas.

I love 20 mins from an airport but not sure about the transfer when we get there?  Or do I stay in London the night before and use Eurostar?  My children will be 8 and 2.

Thanks xx

AJDisney

  • Give a little whistle
  • **
  • Posts: 81
Re: Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 05:22:58 pm »
Although the Eurostar is slightly more expensive, once you include parking at the airport and transfers there isn't that much in it, to be honest. Even if you only go to Gare du Nord station, it's only like 8 Euro per person for the train to DLP.

I paid maybe 10 more for the Eurostar into Lille and transfers than I would have to fly. For the convenience alone it's worth it (the the train station is practically in DLP!).
June 2017 - Radisson Blu at DLP
September 2017 - Cheyenne

polar vixen

  • Substitutiary Locomotion
  • *****
  • Posts: 1115
Re: Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 07:13:06 pm »
Eurostar is sooooo easy and you get off at the gates to disney. Highly recommend it.

mickeyspal

  • You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!
  • *****
  • Posts: 582
Re: Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 07:55:46 pm »
Hi
we used to always fly into CDG but after our first time on Eurostar we haven't looked back.
we are from the north east of Scotland and travel to London by train the day before we are due at DLP. 
It's a very relaxed way of getting to DLP, both traveling to London then next morning Eurostar straight to the park.
I recommend the Eurostar to all my family and friends as it's stress free. :)
1993 - Hotel Cheyenne
1995 - Walt Disney World Florida
1997 - Hotel New York
1998 - Hotel Santa Fe
2000 - Sequoia Lodge
2002 - Newport Bay
2004 - Newport bay
2005 - Hotel Cheyenne
2006 - Sequoia Lodge
2007 - Hong Kong Disney (1 day visit)
2007 - DLP (1 day visit)
2009 - Newport Bay
2012 - Sequoia Lodge
2014 - Sequoia Lodge
2015 - Hong Kong Disney
2017 - Disneyland Hotel
2018 - Disney Mediterranean Cruise

Ohana

  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  • ****
  • Posts: 383
Re: Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 11:59:12 pm »
If I lived closer to any of the stations, I'd pick Eurostar. It's much less of a faff, don't need to get there hours early, no limit on weight - just size. Even with a change in lille the train gets you right to the parks, when flying you then also have to get transport to the parks. Comfort is a slight issue at busy times but fine otherwise, And you get Wi-Fi in the channel.
 
()

November 2015 -- Santa Fe
May 2016 - Santa Fe
November 2016 - Cheyenne
July 2017 - B&B Hotel

grovesie

  • You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!
  • *****
  • Posts: 682
Re: Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 08:58:43 am »
Eurostar all the way.  If you can the direct train is the best. Once on board, relax and before you know it you've landed at the door to Disney. If you do decide to use the train and are staying at a Disney Hotel have a look into the Disney Express service. You will be given your park tickets on the train, You can leave you cases at the station and head straight to the parks, you cases are then taken straight to your hotel. Saves fighting with the busses and check-in queues.
Santa Fe 04
Disneyland 08
Cheyenne 09
Disneyland 09
Cheyenne 10
Newport Bay 10
Cheyenne 11
Disneyland hotel 11
Disneyland hotel 12
Disneyland Hotel 12
WDW- Dolphin resort March 13
Disneyland Hotel Dec 13
Sequoia Feb 14
Cheyenne April 14
Disneyland hotel Jul 14
New York Hotel Oct 14
WDW Mar 15
Sequoia Jul 15
Disneyland Hotel Dec 15
Disneyland Hotel Feb 17

seraphelle

  • You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!
  • *****
  • Posts: 561
Re: Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 12:00:42 pm »
It's a no brainer for me as I'm so close to an airport - I always fly.

Check in online - 20 mins drive to airport - Quick breakfast in Frankie and Bennys - 50 min flight - 10min TGV to Disney Village or a 40 min shuttle.

Plus I get really travel sick on trains so it wouldn't be much fun for everyone else  ;D
Disneyland Hotel ~ 3rd-6th October 2013
Sequoia Lodge ~ 28th October - 1st November 2014
Adagio Val d'Europe ~ 12th-20th November 2015
Sequoia Lodge ~ 15th-18th May 2016
Day trip ~ 1st August 2016
HiPark ~ 4th-6th November 2016
Rive Gauche ~ 17th-21st February 2017
Adagio Val d'Europe ~ 29th May - 3rd June 2017

claire2281

  • You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!
  • *****
  • Posts: 621
    • The Grown Up Mouse
Re: Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 12:52:41 pm »
Another vote for Eurostar. I'm lucky enough to live in Ashford so literally go into town and get on a train but it really is far simpler than flying and the Express service is well worth the money to maximise your time in the parks and the ease of transit.



My Trips:
03/2009 DCR -- 07/2009 DLH -- 03/2010 Cheyenne -- 07/2010  DLH -- 12/2010 SL -- 03/2011  Cheyenne -- 08/2011 NBC -- 12/2012 HNY -- 03/2013  Cheyenne - 12/2014 SL -- 03/2016 Cheyenne -- 07/2017  Cheyenne - 12/2017 SL

My blog: The Grown Up Mouse

Ilovebeautyandthebeast

  • Be our guest
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Re: Would you recommend flying or Eurostar??
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 06:05:55 pm »
Thank you everyone... Eurostar it is then!! 
Xx

 

ADVERTISEMENT - LOGIN OR REGISTER TO HIDE