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Old 30 Oct 05, 08:37 PM  
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are your towels supplied at the Santa Fe and hairdryers?
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Old 1 Nov 05, 10:56 PM  
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Davey Crocketts Ranch

Having stayed there about 10 times, We would strongly recommend it.
We book direct witrh Disney and have never got a cheaper price from anybody else.
We normally travel with P and O from Dover, Its a good Idea to pay for priority unloading its 10 each way but you can pay for it just on the way out if you like which means you are loaded 1st so you can get up to the food court so no bun fight for food. THen you get unloaded 1st so you can crack on with the journey.
Journey time from Calais is around 3 hours. Make sure you either have a 20 euro note or your credit card ready for the tolls. Also put the ticket somewhere safe so you aren't scrabbling around for it at the booths.

When you Get to DCR you have to show your paper work to the gate guy so that he lets you check in so also keep that handy. After you have booked in at reception. You will be given a pin code to lift the barrier. THey say they can't promise you entry to your cabin until 4 in the afternoon but most times we have been we have got in by 2 0r 3.

The Cabins are set on TRails which is a loop that you can only go one way on. either one or 2 bedrooms each one has its own parking space and picnic table and BBQ right outside.
THe one bedroom has a double bed and bunkbed in one room. with a pull down sofa bed in the living area.

THe 2 bedroom has a double room at the back of the cabin and a small room with bunkbeds at the other end. THis provides more storage space for clothes and bags. Also there is a double sofa bed in the Lounge.

It has a Kitchenette with 2 rings and a microwave, Fridge with freezer box, and Dishwasher, you get 2 dishwasher tablets but no washing up liquid.
So you may need to take extra.
THe Bathroom has a shower over bath and the towels are provided, THe Toilet is separate which is quite handy, But the Toilet can get pretty parky in the winter as there isn't any heating in it. If you go in the winter months I suggest you turn the heating on as soon as you get in the cabin to take the chill off. We crank it up during the day so its nice when we get back. THe Shutters are a nice touch anre really keep out the light they have to be closed from the outside.
The Tv doesn't really show a lot appart from french channels and sports, there is a Disney info channel in English, Would reccommend Taking a lap top if you have a dvd player.
The Breakfast is collected from a little hut at the opening to your Trail, You get Chousants and french stick jam, nutella, butter, coffee, tea, and orange maid. In the winter you also get Pain au chocolete.

THe On site shop is quite small I would recommend you buy food and drink before you get there as it is very limited and obviously more expensive.
There is a petting Farm and childrens paly area we have only ever been out of seasdon but I imagine it could get quite busy.

THe Pool is nice there are floats for the kids to take in the water and a small lazy river and childrens playpool, there are also 2 spas although they weren't working last time we went. The restrant over looks the pool which is nice.
THe food has always been good in my experiance its freshly cooked while you wait. There is genrally quite a good salad cart as well.
You do get Characters coming around the table but it is very hit and miss noramlly its lesser characters like robin hood, and co. But last time we went Mickey dressed in his trappers outfit was the only charatcer we saw.
Haven't been to the pub so can offer no opinion other than it looks quite nice, THe area is dressed really nicely at Christmas totally in keeping with the rest of Disney.
Its a really quick 5 minute drive to Disney and the cost of PArking is included in the price. THe TRavolators are great fun for the children and play all sorts of Disney music. Which is a nice start and finish to the day. My DD loved the drinks machines in the Carpark as they made the sound of opening coke pouring coke as you passed. Only at disney lol.

Hope this helps people who are still making up there minds.
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Old 26 Nov 05, 10:55 AM  
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Visited Camp Davy Crockett three times & loved it,

Booked through Disney direct, Accomadtion only as we've combined our visits with our holidays in France.

Love the fact we have our car with us & can come & go as we please.

A big plus is that we don't have to share a bed-room with the kids!

Also a great pool

Our only on-site experience but we don't think we have lost out by staying there but have gained. Characters are around throughout the day.
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THIS HOTEL WAS CLEAN FRIENDLY AND WELL ORGANISED.
WE BOOKED A CABIN ROOM WICH COMPRISED MAIN BEDROOM WITH DBL AND TWO SINGLE BEDS AND ADJOINING ROOM WITH BUNK BEDS.SLEEPS UP TO SIX.
TV IN BOTH ROOMS,HAIRDRYER AND TEA MAKING FACILITIES.
SMALL GIFT PACK CONTAINING THEMED TOILETRIES.
OVERALL THEMING IN ROOM AND HOTEL IS EXPLORATION AND SAILING.
A ROOM SAFE WAS PROVIDED IN ROOM BUT AM CONVINCED MONEY WENT MISSING FROM IT AT LEAST ONCE APPROX 100 EUROS DURING FOUR DAY STAY.
HOTEL SAID STAFF CANNOT GAIN ACCESS BUT I'M NOT SO SURE.
HOTEL HAS HEATED POOL WITH SLIDE KIDS DID USE IT ONCE BUT SAID IT WAS TOO COLD.
ACCESS TO THE PARKS IS SHUTTLE BUS VIA SANTA FE AND SEQUOIA LODGE
AND TAKES APPROX 15 MINS.
WE BOOKED WITH LEGER COACH TRAVEL BUT WOULD NOT DO THIS AGAIN DUE TO JOURNEY TAKING 16-17 HRS FROM PICK UP TO ARRIVING IN DISNEY NIGHTMARE WITH TWO YOUNG CHILDREN AND ONE PREGNANT ADULT NEVER BY COACH AGAIN EVER! :angry:

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there has been so much info posted already i will be brief

Stayed at Santa Fe in the winter season on 2 occassions and it has been perfect as we were not needing a swimming pool etc...it was clean comfortable and we had a door inbetween rooms and friends in the room next door with their DD.

We have stayed in the Sequioa lodge in the summer season and loved it so much so that this is where we would book again the next time if we were there again in the summer. great pool and nice rooms.

both had good breakfast provisions to keep you going the morning.

we felt that the transport from Santa fe was fantastic and regular only down side was peolple were really rude and pushed there way into the bus. if you have small children as we do you really have to be careful that they are not getting squashed by adults forcing themselves into the bus.

the sequoia lodge we only used the bus once or twice as we enjoyed the stroll from the hotel to the park entrance Via the lake and disney village.

like the fact that we get our park passes in with the hotel even though they are more expensive they do have deals.

i would really recommend that you book direct with disney and if you phone them they can arrange different modes of transport and so much cheaper than anything else i could find.
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Hotel: Disneyland Hotel

Fantastic hotel, the theming is very subtle though and for very young children might miss it.

The location is truly superb, you walk out of the hotel straight into the Park.

The buffet breakfast and dinner are superb.

We were collected by chauffeur from CDG and it was luxury all the way.

Our kids needed warm milk for their bottles and it was provided by room service no problem.

The pool is lovely too.

I would love to stay there again.
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This hotel was terrible! The door to our room kept sticking and the staff just couldnt be boethred to help us - this is a serious problem when you are trying to get into your room at midnight with two tired children and you have to wait an hour for a memebr of staff!

There was a used condom on the floor of our bedroom.

There was a leak from the bathroom all over the carpet.

I would definately not stay there again, staff service dreadful, too far from parks, dirty -my advice is spend a few more euros and stay somewhere decent!

There was no food in any of the vending machines and you can only drink water as resatuant closes at 9 and no bar.

Sorry guys - give this one a miss!
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My Travel Explorers (October half term 2006)= BUSY!

BARGAIN 50 for family of 4 per night via EXPEDIA.

Great for kids with themed pool including slides and a huge indoor play area (free) plus 2 games rooms. Continental breakfast was very basic. Drinks in bar very expensive but they did have a nightly happy hour. Clean rooms fresh towels daily etc. Interactive t.v. with playstation.

SHUTTLE BUS but we used car with FREE parking at the NEW YORK or any other hotel etc with our 365 day DREAM AP's @ 110 with massive discounts, early entry, VIP fastpasses, buzz pins etc.

NORFOLKLINE 45 return = excellent! - play area for kids/playstations/bar/cafe. They allowed us on earlier ferry just 10 mins before departure. Journey to DLRP from Dunkerque just 3 hours 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Whole journey from South Wales 9 hours (we would have spent nearly that much time in airport before plus flight then luggage retrieval and transfer). Kids slept with comfy pillows or watched dvd etc and we had a nice break on ferry.

ABSOLUTE BARGAIN!

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*New Outdoor kitchen and granite tiki bar*
Huge balcony with double lounger bed.
Air-conditioned ESPN Gamesroom.
Themed kids rooms with PS3 & X-Box. Wifi & 65" smart tv in lounge
Opposite Reunion Resort golf complex.
2 minutes to Champions Gate. 10 minutes to Disney

www.risingsunvilla.com
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Santa fe

Ok hotel. The Characters come at 8am. There are no toiletrees beside soap.
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After the Disneyland Hotel ,which one is closest to the Parks ?

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