Odyssey to Disneyland Paris: A Trip Report & Beyond

Odyssey to Disneyland Paris: A Trip Report & Beyond

Welcome to this Disneyland Paris trip report My wife and I had an incredible opportunity to spend time in London during the Queen’s Jubilee, in far away places in England, and in Paris as well. But we also spent several days in Disneyland Paris and I can’t wait to share! There were many fantastic moments along the way as well as some wonderful surprises at both the Disneyland Parc and the Walt Disney Studios Paris Parc. Between the two is the dining and shopping experience of Disney Village. I talk about them as well as many of the logistics of our stay, to include two Disneyland Paris Resort hotels, the Santa Fe and the Sequoia. I also get into the weeds of our stay to include trains and planes, getting to and from within the resort, and even handling laundry. It was a fantastic trip and for those of you who have ever wondered about visiting, this podcast for you. I’ll even explain how this park has now become one of my favorite parks around the world. It was that good. Join us for this Disneyland Paris Trip report and more.

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London, The Queen’s Jubilee & Cottingham

Trafalgar Square. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
  • Transportation: Taxis are reasonable!
  • Double decker bus stations don’t work during a jubilee
  • Metros allow you to tap in and tap out
  • Uber boats rock!
  • Hotel Near St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Queen’s Jubilee Chaos
  • Beyond the tourist spots: Kettering, Market Harborough and Cottingham
The town library in Cottingham. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Taking the Train Through the Chunnel

Technically standing at the 9 3/4 station in London. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
  • The romance of taking a train–Not!
  • Is flying from London better?
  • Taxi or train from Paris Train Station?

Hotel Santa Fe Stay and Cheyenne Laundry Roundup

Hotel Santa Fe Drive In. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
  • Midnight Arrival to Disneyland Paris Resort: The magic begins!
  • Hotel Santa Fe: Is this Disney’s most bizarre hotel?
  • Doing laundry in Cheyenne while traveling

Sequoia Resort Stay

The Sequoia Lodge. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
  • This is not your Sequoia Wuksachi Lodge, your Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, or even Disney’s Grand Californian
  • Architectural Roots: National Park Lodges Meets Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Sequoia Decor–Touches of Disney’s Bambi
  • Hotel Amenities: Fireplace Lounges, Swimming Pools & Dams
Beavers building a dam (there are two in the picture). Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Also Paris

Passing by Notre Dame. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
  • Taking the Train from Disneyland Paris into Paris to Arc de Triomphe and back
  • Visiting the Eiffel Tower–Don’t do what we did!
  • Taking a Double Decker Bus to see Paris–Hits and Misses
  • The Palais Garnier–Is it the most elaborate place to visit in all of Europe?
Palais Garnier. Exquisite! Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Parc Disneyland

In front of the park’s train station. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
  • Beautifully remodeled park–Unless it’s closed!
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle–Breathtaking!
  • Dining at Captain Jacks, The Silver Spur Steakhouse and Plaza Gardens Restaurant
  • Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Could this be the best of the best?
Boarding for Pirates of the Caribbean. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

Parc Walt Disney Studios

Entrance to Parc Walt Disney Studios. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
  • Crush’s Coaster–Thematically detailed but Intense!
  • Cars Road Trip: Route 66: The last place to see Catastrophe Canyon
  • Mickey and the Magician: Magical!
  • Avengers Campus: We missed it! But it’s not to be missed
  • Tower of Terror: The surprise of surprises!
The Tower of Terror. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.

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