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Unread 9 Dec 19, 09:36 AM  
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Hi, thinking of a 2/3 night break at DLP, actually pushing my luck and looking New year 2019 😂 not too fussed about staying onsite just looking for best deals and an idea of cost for a family of 5. We had the best time at Disney world Florida last year, we got a great deal so Im reluctant to spend lots on Paris when we live so near. Really interested to learn what others have spent, I know families that have spent almost as much on a few nights in DLP as we did on 2 weeks in Florida!
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Travel wise, the cheapest way is probably to drive - you can get reasonable prices on the ferry (DFDS to Dunkirk is usually cheaper than the Calais route), Eurotunnel is more expensive but if you have Tesco Clubcard vouchers you can use these towards the cost.

Staying offsite is cheaper, there are lots of reasonable hotels within the Disneyland area, many have free shuttles - or you can use the local RER train.

Tickets wise you may find it better value to get annual passes, for 5 people you will also qualify for a 20% discount too. However as you plan to visit at New Year this is a peak period, so the cheaper annual passes won't be valid as they have block out dates. But worth pricing up and checking - you can pay for passes in monthly installments to spread the cost and it also means you get discounts in shops/restaurants., and of course you can come back during the year for extra trips! (thats Disney logic money saving right there!).

Spending money wise you can visit the local supermarket at Val d'Europe to stock up on snacks and drinks to save a fortune in the parks.

Hope that helps.
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If you are on a very tight budget, you could take cereal and long life milk to have in the room in the morning. Crisps, cereal bars, apples, brioche etc can all be taken in to the park for snacks. You can have a mcDonalds or Earl of Sandwich in the evenings to save some money too. When the weather was very cold, we used to take a flask of hot water and those pre filled hot chocolate in cups that just needed water adding. Nice and warming when its freezing. Some of the offsite hotels are very basic, but ok for just sleeping.
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Im doing just this as cheap as I can... the thought came from looking at doing one of those bus trips overnight on NYE. Then I priced flights 40pp so impulsive me booked . Staying offsite hotel is 110pn. Tickets are what they are we are only doing 1 day but as previous poster mentioned AP are cost effective if coming back.I thought you could use the cost of your ticket against AP so I know you will pay peak ticket price but I wonder if you can offset that against any AP?
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Weve stayed off site mid week and with a free dining plan and it wasnt too expensive. Davy Crockett is good. We make the breakfast stretch to lunch too with taking some ham and cheese and snacks to make
Sandwiches with the baguettes you get at breakfast. First time we went we only spent 100 in 4 days as we took the food into the parks with us.
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We spent 3 days there last week and total spend was 540 for me and my son

Flights and 2 nights at hipark adagio (20 min walk or shuttle) - 250
3 day park ticket (1adult) - 150
Food for two of us - 100
Train to and from CDG - 40

If I had to do it again I would only get 2 day pases as the third day we spent a grand total of 1 hour in the parks after travelling and Disney village!

We stayed at the hipark and walked back and forth. We also walked out to Newport bay hotel and they were pretty much the same distance from the entrance to the parks. The hipark was nice enough for the money and we barely spent any time there, plus it had a kitchenette which came in handy

On day 1 we went to the auchan supermarket near our hotel and stocked up on some easy food for the park. I wish Id bought more for sandwiches and meals back in the room at night though because I didnt think much of the fast food in the parks. All tasteless, expensive and huge queues to order. My son hated the food and pretty much lived off fruit and croissants the whole time we were there!

I may go back next year and may drive because it took longer to fly and get the train than it would have taken to drive haha but Ill definitely grocery shop more and only spend 2 days in the parks next time
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Ha ha - avoid the fast food, it is not fast, often not hot and not great. There are some excellent table service restaurants though, plus Earl of Sandwich which is always good. Lots of decent offsite places to eat as well.

We can happily spend 4 days in the parks and still not do everything!

Annual passes are the way to go. If you spend more than 3 or 4 days in a year in the parks, they are cheaper and you get discounts.

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Were tied to school holidays, so we dont get the cheapest prices, but our 5 day trip last year cost 600 for the four of us (2 adults and 2 children aged 11 and 7) plus food.

We used Tesco clubcard vouchers for the Eurotunnel and drove there to keep travel costs down.
Five days of park tickets plus four nights onsite cost us 600 with a French offer - I think it was 35% off and under 12s go free. I really dont think we could have beaten that with annual passes and staying offsite unless we were planning two+ trips.
Food - we took lots of croissants and pain au chocolat etc from B&M with us as treats for breakfast every morning. We also took snacks for lunch, so we only had to pay for one meal a day (and took water bottles to fill up for free at the fountains, so no drinks to pay for.)
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