Paris’s Gare du Nord station to be refurbished.

With the Treaty of Le Touquet under threat as Brexit approaches SNCF this week unveiled plans to refurbishment Paris’s Gare du Nord train station, stating that the redevelopment would address “the challenges of reinforced border controls due to Brexit”.

Currently the Treaty of Le Touquet allows for both countries’ passport checks to take place as passengers board the train – meaning when they arrive they can walk straight out of the station without waiting.

But the treaty’s future is uncertain, with Brexit negotiations still up in the air and calls from Paris for it to be revisited.

Travellers could also face additional checks as the UK leaves the customs union, while the EU is also pushing forward with plans to force travellers from the UK to apply for travel authorisation in advance, including paying a fee.

If passport control for passengers are relocated post Brexit this will of create problems for Eurostar and those travelling to Disneyland Paris as the Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy train station does not presently have the facilities for such boarder control checks to be carried out upon arrival.

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Disney Access One to launch at Disneyland Paris

Starting July 24th until September 30th, Disneyland Paris will propose to its guests the Disney Access One to make the most of Summer!

Always looking for new means to meet guests’ expectations, Disneyland Paris introduces this new service which will allow them to speedily hop on one of our most popular attractions* whenever they wish, with no time slot!

This service will be available in limited quantities, at the closest shop of the concerned attraction (no pre-sales), for a €15 flat fee per person per attraction, valid once during the day of purchase, and will come with a souvenir to remember this great experience.

The usual FASTPASS available for free to all parks guests will remain unchanged.

*Available for Big Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, Star Tours: L’Aventure Continue, Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril, Peter Pan’s Flight, Ratatouille: l’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, Rock’n’Roller Coaster starring Aeromsith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch now welcomes dogs.

Don’t be surprised if you encounter a dog on a leash while you enjoy the great outdoors at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch.

Inspired by a similar policy already in place at Walt Disney World Resort from today, the hotel is offering a new option for families that want to bring their dog with them, in 15 bungalow

This offer comes with some restrictions, and costs €30 per night:

Category 1 and 2 dogs will not be allowed.

Category 1: Attack Dogs – Dogs whose appearance is of American Staffordshire Terrier (pit-bulls), Mastiff (boerbulls) and Tosa types (i.e. without pedigree). It is prohibited to bring these dogs into France

Category 2: Defense and Guard Dogs – Dogs of American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, and Tosa breeds (i.e. with pedigree), and dogs of a Rottweiler type (without pedigree)

All dogs must be identified with an electronic chip or tattoo.

One animal is allowed per bungalow (dog-friendly bungalows are Pioneer and Premium Plus). The animal’s vaccinations must be up to date.

Guests will receive a welcome kit including items such as a collar and bowls.

Disney Parks and Disney Village will remain canine-free zones (except service animals).

Guests should make arrangements for the on-site kennel if necessary before and after check-in and -out, and for their dog’s food – though dry food will be available at the boutique of Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch.

This new test program is an exciting addition to the list of add-ons available for Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch, the second dog-friendly hotel at Disneyland Paris after Villages Nature.

Further information about the new dog- friendly accommodation at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch can be found on the resorts website.

Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand returns to Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris celebrates European gastronomy by hosting, for the first time, Italy, Spain and Belgium with French regions and vegan culture at the 2nd edition of “Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand” in the Walt Disney Studios Park from 27 July to 30 September 2018.

With “Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand”, visitors to the Walt Disney Studios Park will have the chance to dive in the heart of the most beautiful French regions and enjoy their best specialties at the Walt Disney Studios Park, in Hollywood Boulevard & Paris Street from 10AM to 6PM on weekdays and 10AM to 8PM on weekends

Alsace, Savoy, Brittany, South West, Provence or the West Indies will give pride of place to taste experiences with a selection of recipes and regional products: sauerkraut, fish soup, terrine of fois gras, tartiflette , socca niçoise or even accras will be offered for tasting in the 6 chalets decorated with the effigy of each region and legitimately installed in Rue de Paris, near the Place de Rémy, the Ratatouille attraction and the Bistrot de Rémy, an area dedicated to French gastronomy.

Sweet dishes but also unavoidable desserts such as gingerbread, kouign-amann, fluted or coconut flan, washed down with the best regional wines and ciders will be the delight of visitors who will be able to taste all these wonders served in take-away portions and / or choose to extend the experience by bringing home some of these regional products sold in the Park.

The novelty of this edition “Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand” is the integration of a European culinary route, on Hollywood Boulevard in the Walt Disney Studios Park where Spain, Italy, Belgium and a selection of vegetarian recipes from all European countries will be offered for the first time.

Paella, tortilla, lasagna or falafel, churros, panna cotta, Catalan cream not to mention the fabulous Liège waffle, Disneyland Paris has decided to travel the taste buds of its visitors with the iconic recipes of our beautiful Europe. And to sublimate all these dishes and traditional desserts, a cottage will be entirely dedicated to French and European spirits: wines from all regions, ciders or beers.

With the second edition “Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand”, Disneyland Paris wants to encourage visitors to discover new flavors and experience a unique experience in its theme parks!

Summer Hotel offers for Disneyland Paris Annual Pass Holders.

This summer, for any room booked at Disney’s Hotel New York or Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, breakfast in your hotel is offered!

The usual Annual Pass discounts will apply, depending on the arrival date and inventory of rooms available at the time of booking.

The perfect opportunity to enjoy Disney’s Hotel New York one last time or the brand new rooms at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne!

• Exclusive sale for Infinity Annual Pass, Magic Plus and Magic Flex members. Reservations from June 29 to July 6, 2018 included.

• Valid for arrivals from July 8 to 22, and from July 27 to August 19, 2018.

• Reservations and full conditions of the offer available via the dedicated line Annual Pass at 00 33 01 60 30 60 69

Disneyland Paris Magic Run medals unveiled

The Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend taking place at the resort between 20 – 23 September 2018 boasts an extraordinary atmosphere, amazing costumes, the chance to meet Disney Characters… and unique, unforgettable medals.

They are particularly coveted by participants, some of whom strive to collect them all. The time has finally come to unveil these genuine collector items for the fans.

The famous alien Stitch appears on the medals of the runDisney Kids Races. Thanos, the most formidable villain in the Marvel universe, will cast a shadow over the Disneyland® Paris 5K and appear on race medals.

Pain and Panic, the two imps of the underworld serving Hades (in the Hercules classic animation film), are featured on the medal of the Disneyland Paris 10K.

Finishers of the Disneyland Paris — Val d’Europe Half Marathon will receive a medal showdasing Mickey Mouse and the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle.

The Disneyland Paris icon will also be present on the medals in the Castle to Chateau challenge, accompanied by the French and American flags.

These will be awarded to the runners who have finished the Semi-Marathon Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe as well as The Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna or a runDisney Half Marathon at Walt Disney World in Florida, in the same calendar year.

And finally, for the runners who complete the 31km or 36km challenges, the two medals will be in the colours of the captivating Maleficent.

One will be adorned with her threatening face ; the other will represent her unforgettable transformation into a dragon.

Those with a sharp eye will also notice that the dragon takes the same “steampunk” design featured in the Disney Stars Parade inaugurated for the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris.

Exclusive 25th Anniversary Grand Finale Party Announced by Disneyland Paris

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Disneyland Paris announced today (28 June 2018) that a 25th Anniversary Grand Finale Party will be held on Friday 7 September  2018 at Walt Disney Studios Park.

Unfortunately the event will be exclusively reserved for Infinity Annual Pass members, who will have the opportunity to come with a maximum of 2 escorts (Annual Pass members or not).

Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 3rd July at 11:00 am and reservations will be available on the internet, and via the dedicated Infinity Annual Pass line.  Tickets can also be purchased at the park entrance and at the Annual Pass Office.

Ticket will be priced at €39 per person and the event will be limited to only 2,500 participants.

Guests are being encouraged  to come dressed in the colours  of the 25th anniversary, in blue and silver, to be fully immersed in the theme of the evening.

The event will see Disney characters in their 25th anniversary costumes for   Meet ‘n’ Greets and the following attractions will be open, more glittering than ever!

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster with Aerosmith, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Crush ‘s Coaster, Four Wheel Rally Cars, Slinky Dog Zig Zag Spin, Toy Soldier Parachute Drop, RC Racer.

Disneyland Paris will be announcing other surprises for participants, which will be revealed gradually before the evening.