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What is Special About Disneyland Paris Hotels?

Disney's Hotel New York

Disney's Hotel New York

Disneyland Paris hotels are located very near to the Disneyland Paris resort. Each hotel has its unique theme which characterizes the hotel throughout. The theme is echoed in the architecture, the way the rooms are decorated, the food served at the restaurants and the way the staff is dressed.

All Disneyland Paris hotels operate a free shuttle bus service to the amusement park. The hotel amenities vary according to the star rating, but all hotels include a restaurant, a shop and a play area for children.

Disneyland Resort tickets can be bought from the hotel help desk. This is particularly useful during the high season, when the park is crowded and the queues tend to get very long. Disney characters visit the hotels and come to greet the guests at the restaurants and hotel lobby. They are happy to spend time chatting with the guests and pose for photos.

Here is an overview of the hotels and their amenities:

Disneyland Hotel offers the ultimate in quality and luxury. Disneyland Hotel is located right at the gates of the Disneyland Park. It is decorated in the Magic Castle theme and includes plenty of amenities for the whole family. The hotel has five restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, spa, steam rooms and a fitness centre.

Disney’s Hotel New York is a four star hotel decorated in the lavish Art Deco style of the Big Apple. The hotel has two restaurants and a bar, pools, 24-hour room service and a fitness centre. An open-air ice skating rink is available during the winter months.

Disney’s Newport Bay Club is built in the 1920’s England Mansion style, and is nautically themed. The rooms are large and decorated in breezy seaside colours. The hotel is located by Lake Disney. The restaurants serve Mediterranean flavors and seafood. Other amenities include pools and a fitness centre.

Disney’s Sequioa Lodge is themed in the style of rugged but comfortable American mountain lodges. The restaurants serve hearty buffet breakfasts and steak dinners. The lounge has fire places and comfy chairs. Sequioa Lodge is also located by the Lake Disney and is a short distance from the resort. Amenities include saunas, pools and a fitness centre.

Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne is a cowboy themed two star hotel which looks like a small town from the spaghetti western movies. The outdoor play area offers pony rides. The hotel has a Western themed buffet restaurant and a bar.

Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe is themed according to the Spanish conquistadors and native American Indians. It offers a more affordable option for accommodation. The amenities include a Tex Mex buffet restaurant and a cocktail bar with live music.

Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch offers self-catering 1 and 2 bedroom bungalows. The ranch is a great choice for active visitors as it has tennis and basketball courts and tree climbing adventures. The site has a shop, a restaurant with barbeques and a bar with karaoke and live music. The tropical indoor swimming pool has slides and a waterfall.

Dining Options Within Walking Distance From the Disneyland Resort

Blue Bayou Restaurant

Blue Bayou Restaurant

There are many dining options within walking distance when you are spending time at the Disneyland Resort in California. If you do not have a car, there are still many choices of restaurants that you can visit.

Both theme parks in the resort have a variety of “counter service” restaurants as well as some “sit down” full service restaurants. To view your options for either Disneyland Park or Disney’s California Adventure Park, go to the Disneyland Resort website. You can access this website at Disneyland.disney.go.com. At the top of the page, click on “Where to Eat”.

This will bring up your choices for in park dining, hotel dining, character dining and Downtown Disney dining. Some of these restaurants will require dining reservations. You can generally make reservations up to 60 days in advance. One of our favorite full service restaurants in Disneyland is the Blue Bayou Restaurant. This restaurant is located in New Orleans Square and is in the same building as the attraction, “Pirates of the Caribbean”. The restaurant overlooks a bayou, and you can watch the attraction’s boats go by as you eat.

Ariel's Grotto

Ariel's Grotto

In Disney’s California Adventure Park, our favorite full service restaurant is at Ariel’s Grotto. They offer a Princess character meal for breakfast and lunch. They also offer dinner as part of the “World of Color” dining options. Downtown Disney offers many dining options, too. You can view your choices by logging onto the website mentioned above. One of our favorite restaurants here is the Rain Forest Cafe.

If you want to take a break from the theme parks and/or a break for your pocket-book, there are many dining options right across the street from the Disneyland Resort, on Harbor Blvd. Some of these options include McDonald’s, Millie’s Restaurant and Bakery, and a Denny’s, among others.