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on 13 February 2011
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Having visited Disneyland Paris many times & done it staying in both Disney & non-Disney hotels, I'm very aware that a trip to DLP offers a myriad of options & even just a single day visit could work out a costly affair for a family. With this in mind using a guide book to plan your trip both before booking & the visit itself could well be money well-spent - it has to be said you could do a lot worse than choosing this particular book.

It's 300+ pages are crammed with information & the Authors have included just about everything you could need to know here. The only trouble is with any Disney guide is this ... An official product will contain the best photographs, maps & generally provide the Disney-magic to get you (and your kids) in the mood. the drawback is that these are always light on any true criticism. That's where the Un-Official products come in, they're free to point out bad deals, expensive rip-off's & anything else negative about the experience but as does this book, there's often an edge to the style of writing that comes across at best sarcastic, at worst just plain mean. This particular book is at times littered with a feeling that it's aimed at parents who are begrudingly taking along their off-spring & would rather not waste either the time or money on Mickey Mouse & his pals. Whilst I'm certain that a large number of readers will be in this bracket there will also be others excited & looking forward to their trip to the finest theme park in Europe & the resort attached.

My favourite guides to the Disney parks are Birnbaum's Offical Guides but admittedly they are chock-full of "fairy-dust" without many of the helpful, honest opinions of the the unoffical guides so perhaps the best way to go is look for a good deal & buy two guides ?
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This book does exactly what it sets out to do. It is a well written, thorough and comprehensive guide to Disneyland Paris.

It is good at general description and at having helpful specific points for specific groups, e.g. those with small children.

I think this is a useful book for those visiting Disneyland Paris.
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on 9 March 2011
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I guess that like my family, the majority of people go on shorter breaks to Disneyland Paris. The reality is that there is enough to easily occupy the under tens for a week or more (it is the adults that would be ground down quicker). If you're on a short break the fact is there is more to do than time available. This book helps you prioritise what you think your family will want to do most, and help you think about best timings for each of those things to get the most out of your trip. The trick, is not to get so sucked into planning a 'military style operation' that you leave no room for spontaneity or just going with the flow - but you are at least clear in your mind what you really don't want to miss.

It is written in a straightforward no-nonsense manner. It is a chunky paperback so if you're going to carry it around with you whilst there think handbag rather than pocket. It is very fair value at the reduced price on Amazon - particularly when you factor in how much you will have spent on your holiday - but if I was looking at full retail price, I'd probably look at other books on offer.
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VINE VOICEon 16 March 2011
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In a world of multimedia a black and white guide book (with a few photos tucked at the front 1980's style) seems very dated and devoid of stimulation. Especially considering that people will be purchasing this before a dream break/holiday to Disneyland Paris.

Under the plain veneer this Unofficial Guide is packed full of honesty and presents the data in a very useful manner. Early chapters cater for those still planning, with useful phone numbers, as well as guides on time management in terms of time of year and length of stay. After detail on Disney's hotels, amenities and travel planning the final fifth concerns the rides. The authors cleverly rate each ride for various age groups from pre-school to senior, ideal for families (most of the visitors I assume), as well as detailing how scary it is and what time of day to frequent it. As with the whole book, description are honest and offer just the right amount of insight.

Not too lengthy, although larger than most travel books, the authors seem to have the right balance. It's just a shame it lacks any visual treats amidst the content.
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on 7 November 2011
My bible for our trip! Filled with great advice. Saved us lots and lots of time and gave countless good tips on how to enhance the experience! I recommend this guide to anyone who is planning a trip to Disneyland Paris :-)
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on 23 August 2011
Interesting book. It seems very useful. However they should edit it as the Davy Crockett Ranch doesn't offer pitches for camping! The campsite part closed nearly 10 years ago.
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on 28 December 2011
REally pleased with this book a present for a friend who is visiting disneyland paris in the new year. Very useful and would buy again
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on 10 November 2013
Well... I can only imagine how much time and stress this book saved us... absolute necessity for all who go... especially first timers.
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on 24 June 2012
Great help when in the park . Some great tips and Made our visit a lot easier . A must buy !!
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on 1 June 2010
Very disappointing indeed. Having used the excellent Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for years, I decided to go for the brand new Unofficial Guide to Disneyland Paris. I was really disappointed by the inaccurate information it contains. For example: `Walt Disney Studios began participating in the Extra Magic Hours Programme in 2009' (page 44) but then `Guests at Disneyland Resort Paris Hotels are admitted to Disneyland Park (but not Walt Disney Studios) one to two hours before the general public' (page 54) and then `Resort guests are eligible to enter Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios one to two hours before the general public' (page 60). Confusing or what?
Information about the afternoon parade is also inaccurate: `Usually staged at 3pm'. This is not correct. Other reviews on Amazon are of a much earlier edition of this book. A far better and more accurate guide is, in my opinion, Simon and Susan Veness' Brit Guide'
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