Unofficial Guide to Disneyland Paris
The Unofficial Guides series is the only one that offers evaluations based on reader surveys and critiques, compiled by a team of unbiased inspectors.Sophisticated, cutting edge research providing readers with extremely valuable information available in no other travel series, saving families time and money. From how to prepare for the trip and to how to get there to when to go and importantly how to get around efficiently, this guide provides an indispensable tool on the ground. The easy to use full-colour design, detailed, full-colour maps and invaluable touring plans will make sure families enjoy every minute at the park. Hotels are ranked and rated, and with attractions and restaurants appear in all price categories. There's also extensive information on shopping, nightlife, and sports.Contents include: Valuable planning advice to ensure you have an easy tripAll the facts and information you need for getting to Paris and the ResortDisneyland Park in detail, including: Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Discoveryland, Live Entertainment at Disneyland Paris Park.Touring plans to suit all ages.Walt Disney Studio Park in detail, including: Arriving and Getting Orientated, Toon Studio, Production Courtyard, Live Entertainment at Walt Disney Studios ParkAll you need to know about Dining, Lodging and Shopping at the ResortNightly entertainment covering: In the Theme Parks, In the Resort Hotels, At Davy Crockett Ranch, At Disney Village, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show"Sport and Recreational activities, from skating to pony rides.
- Paperback | 340 pages
- 128 x 200 x 24mm | 258.55g
- 20 Dec 2010
- John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Chichester, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
- col. Illustrations, col. maps
Back cover copy
From the authors of The Unofficial Guide(R) to Walt Disney World (R)Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide (R) Exclusively patented, field-tested touring plans that save as much as 4 hours of standing in queue in a single dayPractical information for your trip and tips from real families about how best to enjoy the perfect Disneyland Paris(R) holidayA thorough review of accommodation, ranked and rated for quality and value, including the best hotels for familiesAttractions rated and ranked for each age group; extensive, objective reviews with tips on what to miss and what not to missIncludes detailed "Unofficial" coverage of "Toy Story" Playland (inspired by Disney-Pixar's "Toy Story")
Table of contents
List of Maps. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Why 'Unofficial'? Declaration of Independence. The Importance of Being Goofy. Letters and Comments from Readers. 'Mickey, Donald, et Moi. Disney's Gallic Wars. The First Decade: A Trial by Fire. The Newest Kingdom in Europe. Disneyland Paris: An Overview. What Does Disneyland Paris Consist Of? ATTRACTIONS FOUND ONLY AT DISNEYLAND PARIS . DISNEY-SPEAK POCKET TRANSLATOR . PART ONE Planning before You Leave Home. Gathering Information. A Word on Phoning or Faxing Numbers in France. Disneyland Paris on the Web. DISNEYLAND PARIS PHONE NUMBERS . Entry Requirements and Customs. Taking Your Pet. Timing Your Visit. Selecting the Time of Year for Your Visit. Disneyland Paris and Paris. Selecting the Day of the Week for Your Visit. The Disneyland Paris Calendar. PART TWO Making the Most of Your Time and Money. Allocating Money. Disneyland Paris Admission Options. Where to Buy Disneyland Paris Tickets. Discounts. Allocating Time. Operating Hours. Official Opening Time vs. Real Opening Time. The Cardinal Rules for Successful Touring. Seeing Disneyland Paris on a Tight Schedule. Touring Plans: Of Utmost Importance - Read This!. Overview of the Touring Plans. Extra Magic Hours. FASTPASS. Understanding the Attractions. Cutting Your Queue Time by Understanding the Rides. Cutting Your Queue Time by Understanding the Shows. Understanding Traffic Patterns in the Parks. Traffic Patterns at Disneyland Park. Traffic Patterns at Walt Disney Studios. PART THREE Accommodation. Staying at Disneyland Paris. All Things Considered. The Goofy World of Disneyland Paris Hotel Reservations. Disneyland Paris Hotels and the Davy Crockett Ranch. Disneyland Paris Hotels at a Glance. DISNEYLAND PARIS HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS . Selected and Associated Hotels. DISNEY HOTEL SERVICES AND AMENITIES . HOW DISNEY AND ASSOCIATED HOTELS COMPARE . Lodging outside Disneyland Paris. Most Convenient Lodging outside the Park. Staying in Paris. PART FOUR Getting There. Getting to Disneyland Paris by Air. Which Airport Should I Use? Flying into Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) Airport. Flying into Orly Airport. Getting to Disneyland Paris by Train (Eurostar and SNCF). Les Gares (Train Stations). Train Reservations and Tickets. Getting to Disneyland Paris by Car. Travelling by Car from the United Kingdom. Travelling by Car from Other Countries. Hiring a Car. PART FIVE Getting Around. Using the Metro and the RER. RER SIGNS . Getting to Disneyland Paris from Your Paris Hotel. On Your Own: Timing Your Ride. PART SIX Practical Stuff. Money Matters. Changing Money. Banking in Paris. Using Credit Cards. Tipping. Inside Disneyland Paris. Credit Cards. Telephones. Rain. Cold Weather. Same-Day Re-Entry to the Theme Parks. Visitors with Special Needs. Excuse Me, but Where Can I Find ... P A R T S E V E N Disneyland Paris with Kids. The Brutal Truth about Family Holidays. Mental and Emotional Preparation. Division of Labour. Togetherness. Lighten Up. Something for Everyone. Whose Idea Was This, Anyway? Basic Considerations: Is Disneyland Paris for You? Different Folks, Different Strokes. The Nature of the Beast. Know Thyself, and Nothing to Excess. The Age Thing. Disneyland Paris for Infants and Toddlers. Disneyland Paris for 4-, 5-, and 6-Year-Olds. The Ideal Age. Disneyland Paris for Teens. About Inviting Your Children's Friends. A Few Words for Single Parents. 'He Who Hesitates Is Launched!': Tips and Warnings for Grandparents. How to Childproof a Hotel Room. Physical Preparation. The Agony of the Feet. Sleep, Rest, and Relaxation. Developing a Good Plan. Logistic Preparation. Remembering Your Trip. Trial Run. About the Unofficial Guide Touring Plans. Pushchairs. Bringing Your Own Pushchair. Pushchair Wars. Babysitting. Disney, Kids, and Scary Stuff. SMALL-CHILD FRIGHT-POTENTIAL CHART . The Fright Factor. A Bit of Preparation. A Word about Height Requirements. Attractions That Eat Adults. Queuing Strategies for Adults with Small Children. Lost Children. How Kids Get Lost. TIPS FOR KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR BROOD . The Disney Characters. Character Encounters. Character Dining. PART EIGHT Disneyland Park. Arriving and Getting Orientated. NOT TO BE MISSED AT DISNEYLAND PARK . Starting the Tour. Main Street, U.S.A. MAIN STREET SERVICES . Main Street Attractions. Frontierland. Adventureland. Fantasyland. Discoveryland. Live Entertainment at Disneyland Park. Fireworks. Disney-Character Shows. Parades. Disneyland Park Touring Plans. General Overview. Preliminary Instructions for All Touring Plans. The Touring Plans. PART NINE Walt Disney Studios. How Much Time to Allocate. NOT TO BE MISSED AT WALT DISNEY STUDIOS . Arriving at Walt Disney Studios. WALT DISNEY STUDIOS SERVICES . Getting Orientated at Walt Disney Studios. Walt Disney Studios Attractions. Front Lot. Production Courtyard. Backlot. Toon Studio. Live Entertainment at Walt Disney Studios. Walt Disney Studios Touring Plan. Preliminary Instructions. The Touring Plan. PART TEN Dining. Eating in Disneyland Paris. Disneyland Paris Half Board Meal Plans. Alternatives and Suggestions for Eating in the Disneyland Paris Theme Parks. Disneyland Paris Full-Service and Buffet Restaurants. Disneyland Paris Dining during Cold-Weather Months. Disneyland Paris Menus. Disneyland Paris Restaurant Profiles. DISNEYLAND PARIS RESTAURANTS RATED AND RANKED . Dining outside Disneyland Paris. Some General Advice. PART ELEVEN Nightlife, Shopping, Sport, and Recreation. Disneyland Paris at Night. In the Theme Parks. In the Resort Hotels. At Disney Village. Shopping. Disney Village Shopping. Val d' Europe Shopping. Sport and Recreation. Davy Crockett Adventures. Golf. Index, Clip-Out Touring Plans, and Reader Surveys. Index. Clip-Out Touring Plans. Unofficial Guide Reader Survey. Disneyland Paris Restaurant Survey.