Traveling to Europe with kids is a big deal. Disney podcast hosts Vader and Mufasa talk about Disneyland Paris, and what you need to know in this episode.

1:13  So why are these posh podcast hosts talking about Disneyland Paris anyway?  Who has that kinda money!?

Spoiler Alert:  Both reasons for our separate trips had to do with the US Military….

3:59  Vader’s children had never been to another country besides Canada, which for an American, absolutely does not count as leaving the country.

What do you need to prepare for when traveling to Europe?

6:01  Mufasa talks about the stress, or lack thereof in his case, for traveling overseas, and how complacency can get you in trouble.  Don’t forget your….(tune in for the answer.  You won’t BELIEVE the response).

8:46   Foreign currency is the topic at hand.  We’re talking about what you need think about with your existing credit card.  Foreign transaction fees are a huge gotcha and can cause you a financial headache if you’re not prepared.

10:53  Vader gives his thoughts on the Disney rewards card that he uses, and how well it worked out for him at Disneyland Paris (Hint: Not well at all).

12:28  Shameless Visa plug, even though they’re not paying us.

14:09  Will being a Disney Vacation Club member help you on your trip to Disneyland Paris?

14:50  We’re talking about how your electronics will, or will not work when you get to Europe.  You need to be thinking ahead about a plug adapter, which just makes your plug type fit into the sockets in France.  You also need to keep in mind voltage.  We discuss all of this in detail in the podcast.

17:56  Are you ready to keep your kids entertained for your plane or train ride into Europe?   We might even mention an idea or two that you haven’t heard before.

20:13  We’re not really sure why Mufasa just mentioned food at the hospital….

Lodging Opinion at Disneyland Paris

20:39  There’s an adjective that both Kevin and I use to discuss the hotels we stayed at on property at Disneyland Paris.  It’s not a description you typically hear when talking about a luxury Disney property….

21:26  It never hurts to ask the hotel staff on check-in if an upgrade is available…It paid off for Mufasa!

22:12 Vader is discussing what he thought of the Newport Bay hotel they stayed at during their Disneyland Paris trip.

Traveling to Europe with kids is a big deal. Disney podcast hosts Vader and Mufasa talk about Disneyland Paris, and what you need to know in this episode.

The race participants are ready to go in front of the Newport Bay Hotel on the morning of the 5K

26:40 Mufasa gives you the low-down on the dining at the Hotel New York.

27:25 Why can’t Mufasa find prosciutto called prosciutto in England!

Fooooooood, Glorious Foooood

28:06 The secret to understanding the costs of Disney meals is EXPOSED.

29:15 What made Kevin and family want to eat at the nearby McDonalds instead of in the park?

30:00 A quick aside on how runDisney in Disneyland Paris forces early bookers to book a hotel and park tickets if they want a bib.

33:50 Mufasa’s family attended the Buffalo Bills Wild West show, and is discussing the show, and the cowboy-sized portions that are served to you.

34:22 Both Vader and Mufasa took their families to Chez Remy, and both LOVED the atmosphere, but had very different experience with their meals.

Traveling to Europe with kids is a big deal. Disney podcast hosts Vader and Mufasa talk about Disneyland Paris, and what you need to know in this episode.

38:00 Walt’s restaurant really blew Kevin away, and you neeeeeed to hear him recount his experience.

39:30 Vader got to experience snow at a Disney Park, and you should be as jealous as Mufasa is.

 

Attractions!  It’s Disneyland Paris after all, TALK ABOUT THE RIDES!

43:00 Every Disney castle in their parks is different.  What’s so special about the Disneyland Paris one?

45:38 Les mysteres du nautilus get discussed because Kevin is a U.S. Navy nerd.

47:16 Alice’s Labyrinth was a really pleasant surprise for both families, and you shouldn’t skip it.

Traveling to Europe with kids is a big deal. Disney podcast hosts Vader and Mufasa talk about Disneyland Paris, and what you need to know in this episode.

48:20 Three attractions changed during the 18 months between our visits.  Tune in to hear what’s changed, and if you should be excited.

54:15 Ratatouille was worth every minute of wait time, which for Mufasa’s family, was five minutes, because we all did single rider!

57:40 Is Disneyland Paris worth a standalone trip?  You’ve got to listen to hear the answer, and it may surprise you!

1:00:45   STUMP THE HOST

 

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