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Old 18 Aug 20, 09:32 PM  
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AM I MAD? Would you book now for Dec? TOTAL NEWBIE TO DLP!

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We were supposed to be flying to Florida on Sunday (sob, sob, cry, cry) and whilst in my pit of wallowing and self pity my friend said why not look at DLP for a fix?

So I started (for the first time ever) to seriously look at DLP. Id always dismissed it as its not Florida and my god its pricey, but the more I watch, read and look the more I like! I know its not Florida, I know its different and not the same but the vibe seems firmly there, it would fix my fix craving and its like an hour on easy jet!

So fast forward a week of my binge watching vlogs and convincing A highly skeptical hubby (who thinks Ive gone quite mad but is secretly happy that Ive given up on my garden renovation that no doubt the kids would destroy anyway) and I found myself sat in TUI this afternoon with an advisor who looked at me like Id got 3 heads when I said I wanted to go to DLP.

He was like you do know theres a quarantine? Yep. You know they arent opening all resorts? Yep. Yet you still want to go? Hell yep.

I miss disney so much and really think this will be fab! We are looking at the week just prior to Christmas so kids would be off a day and then come back and still have a clear two weeks to quarantine if need be. Thinking flying Easy Jet from Manchester, staying at Santa Fe (as hubby vetoed NPB as a ridiculous amount of money for 4 nights) and getting the Disney shuttle.

Am I mad booking now? Will France set a quarantine too which scuppers my plans? Should I fly? Everyone else seems to think Ive taken leave of my senses looking now. 🤷
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Hi 😀 I dont think youre mad. Ffion is due to go at end of November with her friend and his family for his mums 50th (flying). Originally booked at SL but now upgraded to NB as SL wont be open. We are waiting to see what happens but that is 3 months away, and that is a long time in covid land. I think as long as you have insurance then go for it. Much rather wear a mask in Paris in the the cold winter months than Florida in hot ones
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Hi 😀 I dont think youre mad. Ffion is due to go at end of November with her friend and his family for his mums 50th (flying). Originally booked at SL but now upgraded to NB as SL wont be open. We are waiting to see what happens but that is 3 months away, and that is a long time in covid land. I think as long as you have insurance then go for it. Much rather wear a mask in Paris in the the cold winter months than Florida in hot ones
Hiya!

Thank you! Thats reassuring! I feel that 4 months so far away too that we can plan and be excited and if it goes wrong it goes wrong but so long as we have cover. The guy today was saying wed be going against FCO travel advice etc. Made me worry a bit!
Haha - I said at least the masks will keep us warm!
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Noone can predict what will happen in Dec so noone knows. Would I book? Only if I had a guarantee I could get my money back if there was a significant change or quarantine or flight cancellation etc.

Christmas at DLP without parades or fireworks wont feel great though. That means no tree lighting either im guessing. No meet sandy claws (a really really good experience). No fastpasses over christmas will be interesting too.

Thinking about it, I would save my money.

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Im booked for December (booked way back in Jan, pre COVID) but unless the park restrictions are lifted, I wont be going. I love DLP at Christmas but not prepared to go for a lesser experience. Im booked in the Art of Marvel hotel which doesnt look like it will be open, so waiting to see what they offer as an alternative, but unless its an upgrade to the Disneyland Hotel, this trip will be postponed until next year when things are hopefully more normal.
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Thanks everyone! It might help to add my son is autistic so Im not fussed for meet n greets, parades, fireworks etc. As they all create big queues which are a bit of a no-go. Weve been to WDW 22 times so done them to death. We literally want Xmas decorations and rides! Id go to WDW in a heartbeat if theyd let me even thought its less of an experience at moment.
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Thanks everyone! It might help to add my son is autistic so Im not fussed for meet n greets, parades, fireworks etc. As they all create big queues which are a bit of a no-go. Weve been to WDW 22 times so done them to death. We literally want Xmas decorations and rides! Id go to WDW in a heartbeat if theyd let me even thought its less of an experience at moment.
In that case Id say go for it! The rides are actually better at DLP than WDW in my opinion and it will definitely feel Christmassy 😊
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In that case Id say go for it! The rides are actually better at DLP than WDW in my opinion and it will definitely feel Christmassy 😊
Thank you! That sounds perfect! I know its a risk and theres Unknowns but Id really love to go! Do you fly from Manchester? Is it okay with easy jet?
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I do fly from Manchester, but always been Flybe - obviously not an option any more! Its a very simple trip though 😊
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I booked DLP for November as a consolation trip. I felt pretty comfortable with the restrictions in the park and restaurants. I am less comfortable with the quarantine situation which looks like it can change at a moments notice, not bothered about it when I return to the UK, it is the risk of quarantine in France that puts me off.

A few days ago my outward flight was cancelled by BA, so that was decision made for me, I cancelled Disney yesterday and got full refund of deposit.

This morning I have been pricing up for March 2021.
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