Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Disneyland Paris Family Traditions!

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This week members of Magical Blogorail Black are writing about Disney Family Traditions!

Every time I've been to Disneyland Paris with my Family, we always stay at the awesome Thomas Cook Explorers Hotel!

It might only have 3 stars but this is a fantastic hotel! Whilst it's not a Disney hotel, it's what is known as a 'Disney Selected Hotel' ... and the theming is definitely to the Disney standard!

Welcome to the French Mansion of Sir Archibald de Bacle, the legendary explorer! Inside, journey to the four corners of the world to experience mystery and adventure!

I've heard many people say they would hate to stay 'off Disney property' ... but I've only ever stayed in this hotel and another Disney Selected Hotel - the Kyriad! And trust me ... both have been brilliant! The reason I've stayed in these hotels rather than Disney hotels is value for money. You can stay in a hotel just as awesome as a Disney one (in my opinion lol) for (usually) much less :)

They might be a little further from the Disney Parks than other hotels at Disney, but the free shuttle service to and from the Parks is second to none! Operating from 6.30am to 11.50pm, a pink shuttle bus links the hotel to the Parks every 10-15 minutes during peak hours! It can get a little busy, since the same service runs through 3 other Disney Selected Hotels - the Kyriad, Dream Castle and Magic Circus. But it's so frequent that it's never too much bother to wait for the next one :)

The Explorers is amazing for families ... just check out the pool! And this is only one corner of it! It has 3 slides and is open from 8am-11pm!

There's also a Disney Boutique with souvenirs, clothes, toys, stationery, cuddly toys, postcards, baby-care items and photo accessories, a 24 hour reception, free wi-fi, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and kids playgrounds!

Another cool thing about the Explorers is that you have the option of staying in a themed suite! A glittering Planet Hollywood Suite, a Jungle Suite, and the cleverly named Sweet Suite! I haven't been lucky enough to stay in one yet but check out these photos!

I just love this hotel! Every stay I've had has been just amazing! I'd highly recommend it to anyone visiting Disneyland Paris! I've got so excited and giddy over just writing about it! lol! I don't think I would want to stay anywhere else with my family in Disneyland Paris :) This hotel holds so many magical memories for me! :)

See more at ExplorersHotel.com!

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Heidi said...

That hotel looks very cool!

:DISTherapy said...

This hotel looks beautiful! I have to say that I am a "must stay on property snob", but my feeling is that DLP is different. (Our walk from the Sequoia certainly took 15 minutes!) Will you be staying close to WDW when you visit?

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

This hotel looks amazing! I would never get my kids out of that pool! :-)

Manda said...

Thanks guys! :) I'm in a villa in Florida Donna :)I think it's about a 10 mins drive away - We won't be at Disney every day, just taking it as it comes I think seeing as I'll be with bfs family! If it was just me and him though I'd love to stay on property and go to the Parks every day! lol! :P

Unknown said...

Looks amazing! I'm the same way at WDW - I love staying on property, but when I can save $$$$ off property, sometimes I just have to!

Mouse Fan Diane said...

the hotel looks so beautiful and I would love to see what goodies they have in the boutique..

P.T. said...

That pool looks like so much fun!!