Hi all - I did search and while there are a few older threads, the only Disneyland Paris thread for all of 2020 is @mousematt’s awesome trip report. I was hoping to get some additional advice. My boys are 2 and 5 and are WDW veterans, but I have limited exposure to DLP. I’ve received a bunch of help on chat, but it’s a less than ideal format for trip planning so I’d love to engage over here on the forum as well.
We are tentatively planning a long trip to France in August of this year. My mother in law in Germany is turning 70 and we have not seen her since 2018. She is renting a house in Macon, France for all of her children and we are going to stay there for the last week in August. I plan to fly into Paris and stay there for 5 nights, followed by 3 nights in DLP (Wed-Sat). Then we will take the train to Macon. I’m very much booking everything in a refundable manner because obviously I still have no idea if we’ll be able to get into the EU in August, but I would like to at least dream while I stare at my 2 feet of snow outside!
Right now I’m trying to decide where to stay! My kids do love Toy Story so I think we would be happy with Hotel Cheyenne, but I only recently realized there is no pool. Disneyland Hotel and Sequoia Lodge are both closed in August so not only are those off the table, but I think they are driving up the price at Newport Bay so I should probably book quickly.
I’m looking at the Villages Nature as well. The suite style rooms there seem better suited for us, but the package only includes 2 park days versus 4 park days. I know most people say I don’t need 4 days but I was thinking that 3-4 partial days would be better? Especially with the 2 hour early entry.
I’ve read every DLP article on DisneyTouristBlog but other than that there aren’t a ton of resources and he doesn’t cover the Villages Nature. Any other thoughts/suggestions/advice? The great news is that after visiting WDW the DLP prices seem downright cheap!