Sunday, 12 January 2014

Disneyland Paris 2014 - Part 1

Arriving At Europe's Magic Kingdom

Wednesday - January 1st 2014

When we had been to Disneyland Paris last year, we bought an Annual Pass, because we couldn't stay in a Disney Hotel and since it was expiring soon, we decided to return to Europe's Magic Kingdom. 

Around 7:30am Claudia and I started our journey to France. We drove from Salzburg via Munich, Stuttgart and Reims to Paris and after a nine hours drive we finally arrived at our hotel in Chessy. Like last year we chose the Relais Spa Chessy Hotel, because the hotel was conviniently located near the huge Val D'Europe Shopping Center with an Auchan supermarket and it only took a few minutes by train, RER Line A, to Disneyland Paris.

After we arrived, we parked our car, checked in and dropped our luggage off. Our room included a small kitchen with a stove and a fridge, but no mini bar. Both the main room and the bathroom were nice and clean and big enough for two persons. From the window we could see the two Disney Parks in the distance. Of course there was a TV as well and finally a German channel was added to the selection. The hotel also offered free wi-fi, so we could use our iPad. Breakfast was not included in our package, but for an extra fee of 15 Euros it was possible to book it. However we didn't do that and went to Starbucks or to the Cable Car Bake Shop at Disneyland instead.

Relais Spa Chessy Hotel

Hotel Lobby

Our Room



Disney Parks seen from the Hotel

After we refeshed a bit, we were on our way to the Disney Parks. Unfortunately January 1st was a block out day, which meant we couldn't use our Annual Passes on that day. We knew that before and so we spent the evening in the Disney Village enjoying some drinks during Happy Hour at King Ludwig's Castle and strolled through the Disney shops afterwards to check out the merchandise.

Disneyland Resort Anaheim Plaque in Disney Village

Walt Disney World Resort Plaque in Disney Village

Tokyo Disney Resort Plaque in Disney Village

Hong Kong Disneyland Plaque in Disney Village

King Ludwig's Castle

King Ludwig's Castle Bar

King Ludwig's Castle Restaurant

Indiana Mickey in the Disney Gallery

Before we returned to the hotel, we had dinner at Earl of Sandwich, which was disappointing, because they took the veggie sandwich from the menu, but we managed to get another one. Last time we went there every day, but during this vacation we ate there only once, thanks to the bad veggie selection.

Earl of Sandwich

Avocado Tomato Sandwich

Back at the hotel we watched TV and went to bed early because of the exhausting drive to Paris.

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