I don’t know what the other hotels have to offer over and above the Santa Fe which warrants more expense, apart from maybe being a few minutes walk nearer the parks. What I can do is tell you all about what’s on offer at the Hotel Santa Fe and you can decide if it’s the one for you.
Without characters, Disneyland Paris would be just nothing more than a very good theme park. For us, the characters make our visit to Disneyland Paris complete. We don’t really have favourites – we love them all, and our trip wouldn’t have been the same without them.
I don’t know about you but I just can’t do big rides. Never have done. Unfortunately, when your children (inexplicably) love big rides, then you kind-of get roped in to going on with them, especially on those rides where they’re too small to go on without an adult. Our trip to Disneyland Paris this time saw me going on some rides I’d never been on before. This was because I’d avoided them because they sounded a bit scary. Funny thing is, I’m a lot better with scary rides if I can see them in action first, rather than rides that you can’t see, if you see what I mean.
I’d love to be able to write you an article comparing the different hotels at Disneyland Paris, but we’ve only ever stayed at the cheapest one – the Hotel Santa Fe.
We have been sent some lunch bags from the Beverage Bag Company to try out. These are lunch bags with a drinks dispenser bag inside.
The bag holds up to 1.5 litres of juice or water (or anything really but not recommended for fizzy drinks), which is dispensed through a valve.
Harewood House near Leeds is an 18th Century stately home and gardens, which are open to the public. It is one of Yorkshire’s leading attractions, and is a lovely day out for families.
Harewood House is associated with many notables, including Capability Brown, and the artist JMW Turner. It will be the starting point, Grand Depart, for Le Tour (The Tour de France) in Summer 2014.
The Maritime Museum (known locally as the Town Dock Museum) is one of Hull’s free city-centre museums. It is a collection of all things nautical, particularly local history, and things connected to trawling and whaling. It is in one of Hull’s most famous buildings – the 19th century Docks offices buildings which were used, amongst other things, to administer migration from Eastern Europe to the Americas. If you love boats, local history, and sea-faring adventure, this museum is pretty good.