This trip was arranged by a fantastic charity as a treat for our 4 yaer old daughter under going ongoing Oncology treatment, so it was a great relief we as a family travelling with a large group of 40+ families with sick children were able to enjoy a treat away from hospital.
We arrived for the two night break on Monday 03/12/2012 by Euro Star and paid for a taxi at cost of 15 Euros to transfer to hotel due to the luggage we had and our two kids one 4 other 21 month, although there are free shuttle buses every 15 mins fron station to hotel. Our hotel Newport Bay is very close and looks very impressive upon arrival, with a nice large open reception/check in area, please be aware that unless you have booked accomadation in the more pricy Admiral rooms, you will be expected to struggle into hotel with all your luggage and kids in tow as no help offered although we were struggling with our cases and securing the kids.
Once checked in our room 4235 was on the 4th floor with 2 double beds and a folding travel cot for the young one, 2 of the 4 lights were not working so had to call maintenace to report, also tv did not come on and no kettle in room???, eventually within 20 mins of reporting all this all was sorted out.
The rooms are not too bad a little tired looking but what made up for this was the room had a forward facing view of the lake and a amazing view, highly recommended. BUT to our horror we discovered someones old boxer shorts left lying under the bed!!!!!, immediately requested the duty manager to attend and complained who apologised and offered to change room, which we refused due to the view and instead insisted that the room be properly cleaned out by the following morning when we are at Euro Disney.
Finally made it to the park and decided to walk to the park as it is under 10 mins from the hotel along the side of lake (GREAT), and enjoyed a just over an hour of what was left before park closed that evening, before walking back to our hotel with the kids wrapped up warmly as very cold.
RESTAURANTS in hotel - 2 rewstaurants available and a separate bar serving light snacks, the restaurants are either 1) Cape Cod = International Buffet at a charge of each adult 30 Euros and kids at 16 Euros but a poor choice available and many items not refilled after running low or out, we had only pizza and pasta as quality poor, very expensive for what you get, but you have no choice as you are at a Euro Disney Hotel. 2) Ala carte restaurant - which we did not try as we with our small kids.
BREAKFAST - Served in main restaurant between 7am and 11am, arrange to go early as after 8am the queues are huge, again disappoint choice no hot food on offer at all only continental breakfast of cereals, toasts, rolls, juices and tea and coffee.
WOW soo many things to do between the 2 parks of disney studios and main park, we went to the main park and started to navigate around and get the kids on as many of the rides as possible, we all loved it but does get tiring with the large areas to cover with the queues, we had our stroller for the 21 month old but our 4 year old was exausted so a thanks giving is that you can hire a stroller for 12 euros per day. The parades are excellent where the kids get to enjoy all the noise and excitement of seeing all their favorite charactures on floats waving and entertaining the crowds
At night at 7pm the Disney Dreams Show to all on the castle walls is out of this world, with the catle being used with projectors changing colours and showing different themes with peter pan to others with fire works, fire, music and more wow, must be seen!!!!!!.
Food at resort is as expected very expensive and not great, but be warned if you intend to eat at one of the many restaurants on the resort do not wait till after the disney dream show as the park closes and every one leaves with huge queues at all restaurants and even the McDonalds will take you over 45 mins to get a order in.
Well worth the visit just to see the smiles on the kids faces and my wife.
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