We hope that you can join us at Disneyland Paris between June 1st and 3rd 2022, for 3 days and 2 nights, to experience the magic of Disney!
The cost of this event is listed below and is a tiered pricing structure based on people sharing a room. This ensures it is easier for us to accommodate a room and that you can also take advantage of the best pricing possible for the package that has been created. This event is out of term time for the majority of schools in the surrounding areas but please do check with your school’s calendar (if applicable), prior to booking.
There are two parks for you to enjoy at Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney Studios Park and Disneyland Park. There are maps of both of these locations available to access further down the page.
All quoted pricing below includes the following options:
3 day Disney Park Hopper Pass
2 night stay at the Newport Bay Club
Half Board Plus Meal Plan
Local City Tax
Travel to and from the venue by dedicated coach
Fast Pass for all qualifying persons with additional needs/disabilities at Disney’s discretion
For further information on the Disney Priority & Easy Access Passes please see our Disney FAQ further down the page, where this is explained for you.
Your booking confirms that you accept any health and safety instructions that are in place at the time of our visit, especially pertaining to Covid-19.
Accomodation & Dining
For the duration of our stay, we will be at the Newport Bay Club, a nautical-themed 4-Star location with heated indoor and outdoor pools. Each room includes a bathroom with a bath, hairdryer, safety deposit box, TV with the Disney Channel and International channels as well as Wi-Fi.
Please note that a room at the Newport Bay Club consists of two double beds, one cot may also be in the room. A room cannot exceed 4 persons and one cot. Where your family is larger than this, Disney provides two adjoining rooms (where possible) and open the door between them to provide you with the space that you need. At least one adult must be registered in each room where adjoining rooms are used. There are no exceptions to this format.
In terms of dining, breakfast will be taken within the Hotel itself and multiple options exist for you to choose from for your evening meal. We will work closely on dining arrangements with you approximately 60-90 days prior to the visit. Your included meals are provided as follows:
- 1st Day – Main Meal
- 2nd Day – Breakfast & Main Meal
- 3rd Day – Breakfast
We, of course, recognise that every family is different in terms of their needs and the time they allocate to different tasks and breaks, but in the majority for the short stay that we have, most of your time will be spent in the Disney parks as opposed to at the hotel as a rule of thumb.
The pricing for this event, based on these criteria we have provided and including all the stated items above is as follows:
- Infant (0 – 2 Years) – £85
- Child (3 – 11 Years) – £335
In terms of room pricing, an adult at Disneyland Paris is based on anyone 12 years or older
- 1 Adult Sharing @ £770
- 2 Adults Sharing @ £580 per person
- 3 Adults Sharing @ £520 per person
- 4 Adults Sharing @ £485 per person
Please remember that a room cannot exceed 4 persons and a cot. For larger parties than this an adjoining room is required. All children in a room must have an adult sharing with them.
Event Payment Schedule
Should your requested places for the event be confirmed back to you, you will then be invoiced by us for 20% of your booking as a deposit. This deposit is non-refundable without exception and due no later than June 1st 2021. Your room is booked specifically for you.
The balance of your booking is then required to be paid in full by no later than March 1st 2022. You are able to pay your balance as you wish, either in instalments if easier for you or as a lump sum as you prefer. Please note that missing either the deposit cut off date or balance date deadlines can result in the cancellation of your booking at Disney and these costs still being due.
For your further reassurance Spectrum have a dedicated client account with Barclays for such events to ensure the protection of your payments with larger trips.
Cost Calculation Example:
Examples of cost calculation as per Disney’s Guidelines and the above notes:
The event is based on a single standard 57 seater EU coach being taken to the venue; Mil-Ken, our travel partner, provides this. The coach does have an onboard toilet. The coach will most likely depart from Bottisham Village College at CB25 9DL. The coach and driver will be staying out at the venue with us for the duration of the visit and staying in the same location.
It is not possible to separate the costs of the stay and for the included transport.
Please note that travel arrangements are subject to change and potential fine-tuning (please see Q&A for further notes), but at present, we expect them to be as follows:
Wednesday, June 1st 2022
- Depart Cambridge (early hours) for the EuroTunnel crossing with Mil-ken via coach.
- We will be stopping at Stop24 services before the crossing, close to Folkestone.
- The duration to Folkestone is circa 2.5hrs followed by an approx 35min crossing. We have to arrive for the crossing 60-90 mins prior.
- This is followed by circa 3hrs to Disneyland Paris, subject to traffic – projected arrival time circa 11 am local time.
Friday, June 3rd 2022
- Depart Disneyland Paris for return to Cambridge. Departure time from the venue to be confirmed but estimated around tea time local time.
- This will provide us with a late-night crossing back to the UK and an early hours arrival back at the departure point.
As with all our coach events, should your child normally travel by booster seat, car seat and so forth, they will need to travel the same way via coach. This is without exception and in line with safety and insurances. Provisional arrangements are in place with our departure point to leave your cars there for the duration of the trip, and we will advise all the details of this closer to the time.
At the present time, we are all navigating the Covid pandemic . Throughout the course of the coming months, we will continue to work closely with those involved and make you aware of any travel changes that we decide to make or to the timings of them. These are purely estimated as best endeavours at this point.
- Should it be possible, Spectrum will also look, subject to social distancing etc., to host a meet and greet for everyone attending in advance of the trip so you can put names to faces ahead of the trip. We may also have a Disney Princess with us at the time 🙂
- We cannot emphasise enough to only request places if you are sure you wish to go and can work with the situations that COVID-19 presents to the world at the present and will continue to do so for some time yet.
- Throughout this process, Spectrum will keep checking in with you to make sure you have everything in place that you need to. Please note that most of this work happens in the last 90 days prior to travel.
Disneyland Paris FAQ
We have put together an FAQ to provide you with as much information as possible prior to making your booking. This covers areas either not touched on in the above notes or only slightly referenced. Please ensure that you have read all the notes and answers provided.
Booking & Travel
Are we allowed to include friends and extended family in our place requests?
For this event, we expect a high demand for the available spaces and priority will always be given to the children and families that we support in the first instance. Should there be any available space once all booking requests have been processed, then this is something we can consider at that point.
Does the whole family need to have a passport before they request places?
No, you don’t, but everyone under your booking will, of course, require one before they travel. For anyone with an existing passport, they need to ensure that they have at least 6 months remaining on their passport from the date that we travel back under current guidance. Your passport is required at the crossing to France and also for check-in at the hotel.
Do we really need travel insurance?
Yes, you do, we cannot emphasise this enough You need to ensure that all persons in your party are covered with the appropriate insurance for the trip. This can easily be done via by a wide variety of sources such as Staysure, Post Office Travel, the AA, sometimes your bank, as well as standard insurance option routes.
You need to ensure within your insurance that any pre-existing medical conditions are covered as well as suitable cover for such things as delays and cancellations due to International events. Some insurance providers also provide options for such items as pandemics and the impact of terrorism to name but a few.
We advise that this cover is put in place at the earliest opportunity after place confirmations.
Where is the coach departure point? Can I leave my car there?
At the present time, we plan to depart from Bottisham Village College in CB25 9DL.
It will be possible to leave your car at the college in the staff car park whilst we are away but this is left at your own risk and is not the responsibility of the college or of Spectrum. There is no charge for this.
Will there be breaks during the travel?
At the present time, we plan to stop at Stop 24 services at Folkestone prior to the crossing to France to provide access to toilets, food and so forth. The coach journey either side of this is around the 2.5hr mark each time subject to traffic and we will assess additional stops en-route depending on circumstances, needs and traffic.
There is a toilet onboard the coach and it is totally fine to eat and drink en-route.
Is it possible to make my own travel arrangements and meet you there?
Yes, it is possible theoretically to do this but it is not possible to break our pricing apart to cover different travel arrangements as it is a bundled offering. Should you wish to travel by any different means then this would need to be something you organised yourself and would be additional costs over and above our own pricing. Your travel would also need to be arranged so that you arrived at a similar time or later than us as you would not be able to access the park until after we had arrived due to the nature of the booking.
Naturally as travel is being provided, it is in our interests to ensure that this is used as effectively as possible.
Can I take what luggage I want as we have a coach?
Sadly not. Whilst the coaches we use with Mil-ken have significant storage space in their hold, the luggage you take should very much be appropriate for the time we are away and not excessive. As well as having to cater for the luggage of a full coach, we also have to consider such things as wheelchairs, buggies and emergency supplies.
What happens if I need to cancel my booking?
We understand that different circumstances can certainly arise in life and surprise us at all times but in regard to this event please be aware of the following of which there are no exceptions.
- If place confirmations are provided to you, your deposit is due under all circumstances and is non-refundable. This is a reservation that has been made with Disney in line with the request from your family and is immediately due to Spectrum. Your deposit is due all in all circumstances, even if you cancel prior to the deposit due date.
- If you cancel between the period when your deposit is due and approx 90 days prior to your balance being due, we are able to cancel your outstanding balance with no further charges.
- If you cancel between 90 days and 60 days prior to your balance being due you are required to pay 50% of your balance without exception.
- If you cancel less than 30 days prior to your balance being due, your balance is due in full without exception.
These rules are in line with the charges that Spectrum will face for such cancellations and are directly passed back to the person who has booked. In the event of needing to request a cancellation for any reason, this must be received by Spectrum via email only.
What about the impact of COVID-19?
We understand greatly that the world is a little bit different because of the emergence of COVID-19, which may well be the case for some time yet. We also understand that risks can vary for families because of financial aspects, physical and mental health and many other reasons. At present, we use face masks day to day, work with social distancing, quarantine in some situations and many other aspects.
In requesting places for this event, you do so knowing and understanding this. Come the trip time; such measures could be similar, more rigid or greatly relaxed; the coming months will shape this. Such aspects as facemasks could apply for both travel aspects/duration and Disneyland Paris itself. You also need to consider there will be input/regulations potentially from both the UK and the French Government. The decision to join us at the event is entirely down to each family to make.
Should, for example, circumstances, hygiene measures, facemasks, social distancing etc., remain the same or become more rigid, these are not grounds for a refund should Disneyland Paris remain open. With any holiday/trip, it is also viable that the resort remains open, but your travel to/from it is impacted; this is again not grounds for a refund from Disney but a matter of appropriate travel insurance.
With or without the impact of COVID-19, Disney remains a magic place, but as before, the decision is very much one for each family to make based upon their own circumstances.
At Disneyland Paris
Are there Priority Pass options at Disneyland Paris to assist those with disabilities?
Yes, there are and these are done in a number of levels and categories. More information on this can be found on Disney’s dedicated page at: https://www.disneylandparis.com/en-gb/guest-services/guests-with-mobility-disabilities/
In the first instance, Spectrum will work with Disney to organise the relevant passes for the travelling party via the information that we hold. When we get to around 60-90 days out from departure, we will then ask you to submit your supporting information in line with Disney’s acceptable forms, this must be no older than 12 months. These are such things as DLA confirmation, PIP confirmation, GP’s letter and Blue Badge to name but a few. We will work through this with you, well in advance. This is all organised via Spectrum and not something that you need to do yourselves.
Please note however that Disney reserves the right to ask for additional or supporting information in regarding issuing the relevant pass and we will assist you with this. Disney also reserves the right to reject pass requests even when supporting information has been provided.
For any priority pass that is issued, it covers up to 4 helpers for that individual, of which at least one must be 15 years or older and able-bodied.
What time can we check in? What time do we need to check out?
We are able to check-in from 9am on the day of arrival and access the park. You are able to access your rooms from 3pm. We will advise of any changes to this.
For checkout, you need to be out of your rooms by 11am on the day of departure. We will confirm the departure time from the hotel in due course but you are still free to access the park until we leave.
The Newport Bay Club has secure facilities in place to ensure luggage can be kept safe prior to room access and also for storage after check out and before the coach departs.
What time does the Park open each day?
There are two parks within Disneyland Paris, the Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. As a staying guest at one of the Disney hotels, you can access both parks from approximately 830am to 930pm, depending on the time of year. The earlier access to the park is for those using the resorts Hotel’s only and is called Magic Time.
The general public visiting the site for the day are able to access the park from 10 am to 730pm, therefore giving quieter times at the beginning and end of the day for all of those staying in the Disney hotels.
How far is the Newport Bay Club from the main park areas?
The Newport Bay Club is on average a 15-minute walk to the main Disney Parks at Disneyland Paris. A shuttle service which takes 8mins is available though if you don’t wish to walk in, these leave every 12 minutes and run 7 days a week between 06.30 and 23.00.
Is it possible to stay at alternative accommodation to the Newport Bay Club on this package?
No, it isn’t. For the purposes of this trip and for managing the logistics of the travelling party, all provided spaces will be based around the same accommodation and travel.
How does the Halfboard Plus Dining work?
The dining package that is included for you is Halfboard Plus, this is based on breakfast at the Hotel and a choice of options for your main meal across the park. You are able to take your main meal anytime from lunch onwards. We will be working with Disney and you all nearer the time (around 60-90 days out) to put in place your prefered dining option bookings during the stay.
Any food/drinks that you wish to have outside of these times is something that you need to purchase.
With the Halfboard Plus option you will get the following meal vouchers to use:
- Main Meal on the first day
- Breakfast and Evening Meal on the 2nd day
- Breakfast on the 3rd day
There is no need to book for Breakfast during our stay, this is simply taken in the Hotel restaurant and vouchers are provided for this at check-in. Restaurant bookings are arranged outside of this, either in advance by us or by yourselves whilst at the Resort as you prefer.
It is also possible to access the Premium Dining locations at Disneyland Paris with your Halfboard Plus voucher, you will just need to pay the difference between the two levels of dining at the restaurant.
Will Spectrum have volunteers there to assist us?
Yes, there will be members of the Spectrum team at the event. We are there to assist you with any issues we are in control of and general guidance, of which there will be plenty of in advance. Should there be any issues about rooms and meals etc., then the Disney Hotel and Resort Team are, of course, on hand to cover all of this.
As with all Spectrum events and trips, we always assist as much as we can, but the care of the children attending will always be the primary focus of the parents and carers that assist them. Additionally, any Spectrum team members on the trip will also be there for the same purposes as members, so have their own families assist.
What currency do I need in France?
If you have never travelled to France before, the currency they use is the Euro. You can easily exchange your money into Euro’s at such places as Post Offices, your Bank, some Tesco branches and travel agents to name but a few. We recommend keeping an eye on the currency exchange leading up to departure and start looking at organising your Euros in the week or so ahead of the visit. Ensure that you leave enough time to do this with your preferred exchange.
Due to the nature of the trip and stops etc both side of the crossing, ensure that you do still have some £ sterling that is accessible to you, should you need it. A lot of the time you will simply be able to use your bank card as you would at home but of course, it’s helpful to have a little of each currency with you in case of emergencies.
Will Spectrum send us reminders throughout the year on the event?
Yes, we are very much used to event organising and well versed in the Disneyland Paris process that needs to be followed for this visit. We will be checking in with you throughout the year with little reminders. This will be for such things as follows to name but a few:
- Deposit & Balance Payment Dates
- Medicine & Medical Considerations
- Dining Bookings
- Passports & Insurance
- Phone Coverage
- Room Layouts & Hotel Information
- Recommended Items
- Contact Information for the Spectrum Team
- Coach Information
- Priority Pass Details
- Projected Weather Information close to departure
- Emergency Contact Information
- The impact of COVID-19
A dedicated mailer will be in place for anyone that has places on the event, keeping you up to date, passing on tips and reminders and making sure that you have everything in place that is needed. Please do remember that the vast majority of information/questions of you will not come until we are 60-90 days away from travelling.
Is there a Smartphone app for Disneyland Paris?
Yes, there is. Disneyland Paris has a dedicated app for the venue which covers such areas as maps to explore the site, waiting times and show schedules to name but a few. The app is available on iPhone IOS or Android and can be found via the following links. LineBerty is also its recommended app for queue monitoring.
Other popular apps are MagicPark and Magic Guide. As with many apps, a lot comes down to simple personal preference on ease of use.
Do you have any information on phone signal, data access and making calls home at Disneyland Paris?
Disneyland Paris in the majority is covered by a mixture of 3G and 4G signal as well as Wi-Fi being spread across the resort and hotels. Should you need to access 3G and 4G signal for data at different times and whilst travelling, please remember that this is classed as data roaming as you have a UK based phone.
The cost of data roaming is always coming down and most major UK mobile networks now offer a daily or weekly data package for use abroad, giving a fixed amount of data a day for a nominal upfront charge. For many contract phones, European Data roaming is included in your existing package which just comes off your normal data allowance as it would at home (like O2 Europe Zone for example).
In a lot of cases though, making calls from France will still count as an International call to back home. It is always best to check with your network provider before travelling and opt-in before you go. This will be one of the areas that we remind you about during the coming months to check off your list.
How much spending money should we take?
This is a question that is exceptionally hard to answer as every family has different numbers of individuals in it, spending habits and budget available for such things. We recommend speaking to friends and family you know that have been before, that is perhaps similar to yourselves in some ways, to gain an understanding of what they spent as a guideline. In short, the vast majority of spending you will incur is likely to be on snacks and drinks etc outside of set meal times that are included and purchases/memorabilia from the resort.
Are you able to organise a Disney Photopass+ in advance for us and other similar add-ons?
At the present moment in time such areas as the Photopass+, Character Breakfasts and Magical Add-ons are not available due to Covid-19 restrictions but this is expected to change later in the year, or at least before our visit. We will address such areas and requests as this with you in the 90 days prior to the visit.
A Disney Photopass+ helps you make those magical moments last a lifetime as it gives you access to all your souvenir photos taken during your visit to Disneyland® Paris, whether on the attractions or by Disney PhotoPass Photographers, as high-quality digital image files. The cost of this is circa £65 for the family.
Should you put this in place in advance, your Photopass+ voucher will be waiting for you to activate when you check-in at the hotel. You can also organise this when you get there but it can quite often be a little more costly than doing so in advance.