Sunday 16 August 2020

328 A Dynamic Duo of Disney Fans Discuss Paris

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 328, for Sunday 16th August 2020. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or any good podcast catching apps.
On this week's show, we welcome a duo of DLP fans to share with us their experience of making two trips to Disneyland Paris since it re-opened last month. This show was recorded prior to the change in quarantine rules when travelling to France from the UK.
Photo Credit Daniel Potter @dandjdisney
Meet Daniel and Jamie; a pair of devoted Disneyland Paris fans. Daniel has been visiting DLP since 1992 whereas Jamie is a more recent convert, having been visiting for the past ten years. Once the parks re-opened they made two trips on consecutive weekends and they kindly joined us to share their opinions on the park with us. 
Photo Credit Daniel Potter @dandjdisney
At the moment, the only Disney 'on-site' hotels that are accepting guests are the Newport Bay Club, Disney's Santa Fe, and Disney's Hotel Cheyenne; though this is changing constantly.
Daniel and Jamie stayed at the Newport Bay Club as well as at an off-site hotel and were impressed by the Covid measures in place in both locations. The found no need to use the bus from Newport Bay Club as the walk was quite short and the security procedure straight forwards to gain entrance to the parks.

Once in the park, there are plenty of sanitising stations (pre-eateries, shops, and at the entry of attraction queues), and cast members will insist and watch you as you use them. Masks are to be worn and removing them for attractions or photography is not tolerated. In fact, they had seen people been escorted out of the park for non-compliance. 
Photo Credit Daniel Potter @dandjdisney
Whilst they do not have any 'relaxation zones' (a place where you are permitted to remove your mask in the park), if you are seated and eating food or having a drink it is permitted to remove your mask.

They were impressed by the table-service meals they had (as well as the quick service) but found the buffet's re-imagined offerings catered more for a European market so for their second trip they decided to cancel their bookings.
Bookings can be made via the Disneyland Paris App or by telephoning 60 days in advance and this is highly recommended. 

They are both self-confessed Disney character junkies and as you can see from the pictures - DLP has done a fabulous job making the characters visible but socially distant.
Photo Credit Daniel Potter @dandjdisney
Prior to visiting they urge you to download the Lineberty app as a lot of the experiences in DLP have to be made via this. 

That's about it for this week. To find out more about our fabulous guests, you can find them on Instagram and youtube @dandjdisney or on their DLP dedicated page on Facebook - Disneyland Paris Advice.

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