Before I left for Disneyland Paris I did a lot of research on where to stay. I knew the chances of my coming back anytime soon were not high and so I really wanted to take advantage of my time there. I was also coming off of 2 weeks of intense work related travel and knew I wanted to be comfortable and conveniently located to the parks.
I ended up choosing the Newport Bay Club because it had been recently renovated in 2016, it was close to the parks, and was within my price range. I stayed there for 5 nights/6 days and was not disappointed with my choice. In this post, I’m going to walk you through my stay there and share some of my general observations about staying at a Disneyland Paris Resort.
I just returned from a last minute trip to Disneyland Paris and wow, was it one of the most incredible trips to a Disney park I've ever had. This one was a bit harder to plan for because I didn't find a lot of resources with comprehensive advice, so a lot of what I ended up doing was a bit of trial and error. I'm hoping that the next several posts will really help those of you planning a trip to Paris in the near future.
Just returned from my 3rd trip to Walt Disney World in 2 years and I have to say that it was JUST as fun as each of the others. I think it's impossible not to have a good time at WDW. We stayed at Pop Century and went for 6 days. I'm convinced that for me, my ideal timeframe is definitely 6 days at a minimum if I plan to do all of the parks and not kill myself along the way. This trip was at the end of May and was still pretty good from a crowd control perspective but it was VERY hot and humid. That was a bit surprising but we got through it. Following is a topline review of my week in the parks.
I am in the midst of planning for a trip to Walt Disney World and wanted to share some of my tips and tricks with you all while they’re fresh in my brain. (Disclaimer, this is probably going to be a long post.)
As a kid from Wisconsin, getting to go to WDW was the holy grail of trips. We’d beg and beg and beg to go each year. About every four years the time would come when my family would pile into our mini van and make the drive down to Orlando from Milwaukee. In 2001 we had our very last family vacation to WDW and that was it.
In 2015 the time finally came for me to venture back to Florida! A lot had obviously changed from the good ‘ole days and I was a bit overwhelmed as to where to begin. Luckily there are some incredible resources out there for us first-timers (‘cause let’s be honest, after a 20 year break, it really did feel like the first time all over again).
Since 2015, I’ve been back every year and have started to hone in on my planning process. That’s what I’m going to share today.
I absolutely LOVED my stay at the Toy Story Hotel in Shanghai Disneyland. I was only here for 2 nights but they were 2 fantastic nights! The hotel is pretty large which is great because it means you can usually get a room and it's a value hotel so it's pretty inexpensive (compared to other Disney resorts around the world, not for general hotel pricing in Shanghai).