Go Back   theDIBB > Other Planning > Disneyland Paris Trip Planning
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Disneyland Paris Trip Planning Disneyland Paris Holiday Planning Questions and Tips.
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 12 Oct 09, 09:49 PM  
Link to this Post
#1
baldybouncer
Relaxing at the Grand Floridian
 
baldybouncer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 06
Smoking @ DLP

Just wanted to post this to anyone thinking about wasting their money travelling to DLP.

We spent 7 days 6 nights at the davy crocket ranch the last week in September.

The cabin stank of smoke even though we told them we would not accept a smoked in cabin - they refused to move us and just left the windows open ...

While the windows where open all you could smell and breathe was smoke from the other cabins...

While in the parks we had to try and dodge the hot ends of these cigarettes let alone not breathing the digusting smoke...

There is 2 reasons why we will never return to DLP:

As I have said the smoke. The french and spanish dont breathe air they just chain smoke...to a point that I lost my temper with some of them and told them what I thought of them poisoning the air that my family and myself where breathing...Because of Disneys lack of enforcing the no smoking in the the park and only in smoking areas I will only be doing disney properly this time

Secondly - Pushing in...The spanish where the worst for this... While waiting for a parade we would find a decent spot early enough to be at the front - however the spanish think they can just push their spawn infront of you and yours - this time my partner told the parents of these brats where to get off...the last time when a 9 year old pushed infront of my 1 year old in her pram and made her cry because she couldnt see the characters!...

This is nothing compared to the pushing and shoving when a character arrives - the only way your going to get your kids picture taken is by pushing back at the idiots that have no concept of waiting...I have lost count of how many pictures where ruined by peoples arms etc being pushed into the frame...

So to be honest my family and myself feel cheated due to the fact the week was mostly spent fighting and coughing...

So Disney if you read this - sort out the Smoking and BAN IT and make people que for characters as fighting to get your picture taken is not fun...

Roll on Florida next year ! DLP never again
__________________
baldybouncer is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Cabana bay and Carribean Beach trip!
Unread 12 Oct 09, 10:20 PM  
Link to this Post
#2
Melanie R
Sprinkling Pixie Dust

 
Melanie R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 09

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 2
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your trip - we recently came back and didn't have any issues with the smoking - people do smoke more on the continent but we found in all the queue areas and also anywhere indoors the ban was being well policed.

The Spanish are a law unto themselves with regard to queuing - I think they don't get the concept as we do so we just adopted the "if you can't beat them, join them" philosophy!
__________________
The Duchess of Wigan!

.:[ Our Trippies Index ]:.

19 x DLP, 8 x WDW

The Duchess does DLP
Melanie R is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Duchess at the DLH
Unread 13 Oct 09, 05:42 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
moolie19
Imagineer
 
moolie19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 08

moolie19's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 7

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Reviews: 1
I am really sorry you didnt enjoy your trip, dh and I love dlp. At the end of the day different countries have different customs and what we might see as rude they find perfectly acceptable.
moolie19 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Christmas in Finland
Unread 13 Oct 09, 08:14 AM  
Link to this Post
#4
baldybouncer
Thread Starter
Relaxing at the Grand Floridian
 
baldybouncer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 06
The disney park I would imagine is aimed at families and children and as such smoking should not play any part in that.

My 5 year old got really upset with the place due to the pushing and smoking and if thats how DLP think the disney magic should be presented then its missing the point.

How can DLP get it so wrong when Disneyworld in Florida gets it so right?
__________________
baldybouncer is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Cabana bay and Carribean Beach trip!
Unread 13 Oct 09, 08:39 AM  
Link to this Post
#5
Gill H
VIP Dibber

 
Join Date: Jan 08
Location: London

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 86
Guidebook Reviews: 24
I have to say, we noticed the smoking more this time. But there were as many Brits smoking as any other nationality. I think the 'No smoking except in desginated areas' just isn't publicised enough, and certainly not enforced.
__________________
Queen of Team Wimp
DLP: day trips 2000, 2003; Cheyenne Sep 2009, Feb 2011; Sequoia Lodge June 2008, May 2012; Elysee May 2012, Jan 2013, Sep 2013; Disneyland Hotel Mar 2015, Santa Fe Nov 2016; Newport Bay Sep 2017
WDW: Port Orleans Riverside Dec 10; SSR Nov 14
Gill H is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
DLP for lions, jungles and food, oh my!
Unread 13 Oct 09, 08:41 AM  
Link to this Post
#6
Guest
Guest
 
Having got back last week I can honestly say I never experienced any problems with the smoking in the parks - I didn't even notice it. I also didn't experience any of this queue jumoing and pushing I had read a lot about - everyone behaved fairly well, although I would agree that the character meet and greets are a bit of a free for all.
Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Unread 13 Oct 09, 08:42 AM  
Link to this Post
#7
Gill H
VIP Dibber

 
Join Date: Jan 08
Location: London

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 86
Guidebook Reviews: 24
Just seen Earthbound's comment on another thread about 'Britain easing towards virtually smoke-free air'. All I can say is, can I move to where Earthbound lives?

Since the smoking ban it is virtually impossible to walk down any street in my area without having to breathe someone's smoke. Every shopping street, every residential street is full of people wafting their smoke about.

Perhaps that's why I noticed it was the Brits as much as anyone else - they perhaps didn't realise, and were behaving as they would do outdoors at home.
__________________
Queen of Team Wimp
DLP: day trips 2000, 2003; Cheyenne Sep 2009, Feb 2011; Sequoia Lodge June 2008, May 2012; Elysee May 2012, Jan 2013, Sep 2013; Disneyland Hotel Mar 2015, Santa Fe Nov 2016; Newport Bay Sep 2017
WDW: Port Orleans Riverside Dec 10; SSR Nov 14
Gill H is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
DLP for lions, jungles and food, oh my!
Unread 13 Oct 09, 10:16 AM  
Link to this Post
#8
Guest
Guest
 
Originally Posted by baldybouncer View Post
Just wanted to post this to anyone thinking about wasting their money travelling to DLP.

We spent 7 days 6 nights at the davy crocket ranch the last week in September.

The cabin stank of smoke even though we told them we would not accept a smoked in cabin - they refused to move us and just left the windows open ...

While the windows where open all you could smell and breathe was smoke from the other cabins...

While in the parks we had to try and dodge the hot ends of these cigarettes let alone not breathing the digusting smoke...

There is 2 reasons why we will never return to DLP:

As I have said the smoke. The french and spanish dont breathe air they just chain smoke...to a point that I lost my temper with some of them and told them what I thought of them poisoning the air that my family and myself where breathing...Because of Disneys lack of enforcing the no smoking in the the park and only in smoking areas I will only be doing disney properly this time

Secondly - Pushing in...The spanish where the worst for this... While waiting for a parade we would find a decent spot early enough to be at the front - however the spanish think they can just push their spawn infront of you and yours - this time my partner told the parents of these brats where to get off...the last time when a 9 year old pushed infront of my 1 year old in her pram and made her cry because she couldnt see the characters!...

This is nothing compared to the pushing and shoving when a character arrives - the only way your going to get your kids picture taken is by pushing back at the idiots that have no concept of waiting...I have lost count of how many pictures where ruined by peoples arms etc being pushed into the frame...

So to be honest my family and myself feel cheated due to the fact the week was mostly spent fighting and coughing...

So Disney if you read this - sort out the Smoking and BAN IT and make people que for characters as fighting to get your picture taken is not fun...

Roll on Florida next year ! DLP never again
Hi.

We had a bad time there too www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=314083

Luckily, after that letter of complaint, we are going back for free

As for the smoking, until Disney really enforce it I don't think there will be any change soon. I am a smoker but I will always use designated areas out of respect for non smokers but more so for children... i've seen it all too often... a child being hit in the face by a burning cigarette end.

Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2543
CaxtonFX  $1.2540
Covent Garden FX  $1.2663
FAIRFX  $1.2500
John Lewis  $1.2589
M&S  $1.2293
Post Office  $1.2320
Sainsburys  $1.2548
TESCO  $1.2569
Travelex  $1.2461
Updated: 13:30 16/10/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1346
CaxtonFX  €1.1357
Covent Garden FX  €1.1460
FAIRFX  €1.1300
John Lewis  €1.1387
M&S  €1.1162
Post Office  €1.1143
Sainsburys  €1.1348
TESCO  €1.1369
Travelex  €1.1274
Updated: 13:30 16/10/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Wed 16th Oct 8:30am
Now: 23C/73F
Clear Sky
Clear Sky
Cloud Cover: 1%
Wind: 3mph - SSW Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1014mb
Humidity: 100%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 12:30 16/10/2019