Monday, 27 October 2014

Disneyland Paris 2014 // Hotel Cheyenne

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One of the main parts of the whole Disney experience (at least to me anyways), is staying in a Disney hotel.
The magic starts as soon as you arrive with smartly themed uniforms of the staff, accurate and interesting decor as well as awesome extras like location and proximity to the park and extra magical hours - these alone make it more than worth it to pay the tiny extra premium to stay in one of the 7 Disney accommodations.

Between my 3 visits to Disneyland Paris over the past 18 years I have managed to have the privilage of staying in 3 of these fabulous hotels. In 1996 we stayed offsite, in 2010 we stayed in the Santa Fe for 6 nights and the Disneyland Hotel on the last night and this visit, as you can tell from the title of the post, we stayed in the Western themed Cheyenne!






Now taking into consideration value for money, comparing it to similarly priced non-Disney hotels and the benefits you receive I right away would award this place top marks!
It for some reason angered me slightly upon reading online reviews once arriving home though and leads me to think that some people must have extremely high standards and not appreciate the details as they should.

As I mentioned before the staff are all dressed to match the theme and they look amazing! This goes for those in the Parks too and everyone from reception staff, boutique cashiers and table bussers, down to cleaners and litter pickers look so smart, it's brilliant. Not only do they look amazing but they are super helpful, perfectly pleasant and most even go the extra to make you smile.

I don't think there is much to say about the accommodation itself apart from that that too is more than satisfactory. The rooms may be basic, whilst still fitting the theme but are clean and functional. Exactly what I want in a room seeing as all I want it for is to sleep, wash and dress.

We also decided that instead of worrying about picky me not being able to find something I can eat some nights, to just stick with our hotel restaurant - The Chuck Waggon Cafe.
We loved it. A wide range of foods to suit people from a range of countries (even snails! Eek! I suppose we were in France...) as well as ages and with it being a buffet you we're guaranteed to go to bed with a full tummy.
One of the reviews I read moaned about it being a 'continental' breakfast, stating they don't know how that is expected to 'set you up for the day'...but my question is what do you want then? At home are they used to having a full English fry up everyday?! Because I for one thought the breakfast selection was very good compared to other European hotels I've stayed in. A range of cereals, toast with different toppings like chocolate spread, honey, jam, butter...the usual cheeses, cooked meats and rolls and croissants - again also all you can eat! Some people can never be pleased.




I have no problem recommending any of the Disney hotels I've stayed in and think all provide you with exactly what you pay for, if not more! I adore the themes and can't wait for the opportunity to stay at the other 4 eventually.
If by the smallest chance anyone from DLP reads this I want to commend the staff and thank everyone for making our time away as comfortable as possible. In particular the lady working the cash register in the Chuck Waggon on the night of the 16th of October and the tall gentleman with glasses, serving on the beverage counter in the Chuck Waggon on the 15th who went that little extra to make themselves memorable.
It doesn't take much to make someones day. A little conversation and interaction. All a part of the Disney way of life <3






18 comments:

  1. I've stayed in the Cheyenne before and really enjoyed it, I loved the theme and even though I was there in a group of friends with no kids we still enjoyed running about playing the Wild Wild West!

    I don't understand why anyone would go to DLP and expect luxury accommodation (unless of course you're staying in the pink hotel!). Disney is so tiring you crash out the second your head hits the pillow and there's no time to chill out in your hotel room during the day! Silly people!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. Heck yeah! It was just my Mam and I and we still ran over to Pluto when he turned up in the Lobby! haha It's all part of the fun.

      Exactly my point. And even the Disneyland hotel was TOO luxury for me. That place really is for couples without kids who don't want to be in the parks alot.

      xo

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  2. New layout I see, very nice! Lovely photos I'm loving these posts you do on Disneyland eek! Abi :)
    MyW0rldMyView

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    1. Yes! Thank you and thanks for noticing :P You're only the 2nd haha.
      I'm glad as there are wayyy more to come.

      xo

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  3. Looks like a nice place, I have never stayed at a Disney Hotel but I would love to one day!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. It really is. I know the themed hotels are different in the US, they are probably more luxury though I would guess.
      One day you'll have to experience DLP ;)

      xo

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  4. This looks really cool I love the theme! All the Disney hotels are usually really nice even the cheapest ones which is why I usually don't pay out loads for them. You spend hardly any time in the room anyway!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Exactly! Santa Fe and Cheyenne are the most affordable and I loved them! Exactly what I want in a hotel, comfortable and relaxed. Anything too posh makes me feel uptight anyways haha.

      xo

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  5. Oh this hotel (and all the Disney hotels) sounds fabulous. When staff go the extra mile it really does make time away and days out that extra bit special! :)

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    1. They really are totally fab! I'd happily live there haha. And yes it does. I think that alone is worth paying for.

      xo

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  6. I know what you mean about the strange reviews. When Kris and I were looking for things to do/eat/sleep in Stockholm, there are always some strange reviews. People apparently have much higher standards than me, but really people complained about the bread choice or the lack of wifi (which tbh, if I'm eating my dinner in a restaurant that's the last thing I care about).

    People. Sigh.

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    1. Bread choice?! Oh for goodness sake. It's mad to think how picky some people can be. Unless you have dietry requirements and allergies then you shouldn't be complaining.

      xo

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  7. The hotel looks lovely :) We're staying in the Dream Castle Hotel in December, do you know anything about that one? We really wanted to stay in one of the official Disney hotels but they were just extortionate and we couldn't justify it :( Although I do totally agree that they're well worth the money! x

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    1. Oh? No, Ive never heard of it... Ill have to give it a Google. Surprisingly our stay wasnt as expensive as some. Time of year, half board options and stuff factored in to save money.
      Ive actually heard of people who paid more for a non Disney hotel, with the extra costs of meals and stuff.
      Hope you have the best time!!

      xo

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  8. It sounds and looks absolutely amazing. I really do wanna go to Paris. And, of course, I wanna go to Disneyland Paris. :)

    Christina x
    Christina Campbell Hughes

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    1. I'll look forward to seeing a blog post when you do get to go ;)

      xo

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  9. I'm late to the party, just been saving all of your DLP posts there :p I was there in Dec '14 and planning to go back again ASAP so this review has been very handy :) We stayed in the Disney affiliate hotel, The Radisson last time and I'd love to get to a Disney hotel instead this time.
    Thanks for sharing your experience xx
    Gill x Gill: EyelinerFlicks

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    1. Oooh sounds like fun! I actually did a little price comparison of the affiliates and Disney hotels and the Cheyenne and Santa Fe actually came in cheaper than most of the off site ones!! I couldn't believe it.
      Definitely look into a Disney hotel for your next visit. We're going to be staying in the Sequoia Lodge next year!

      xo

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