Could DisneyHolidays.co.uk be the pre-curser to what we should expect from the next generation Disneyland Paris Official Booking site?
Possibly not. You see this booking site is “The Walt Disney Travel Company” – the very same company that run official bookings for Disney World in Florida, however now they seem to have a Paris booking site. You’d be semi-right in thinking they’re the same company, but they aren’t.
When you book at the original DisneylandParis.co.uk site, you book through Euro Disney Associés S.C.A, with this site you book with “TWDTC”.
However the deals on offer are identical, both companies are technically Disney, both are official.
DisneyHolidays.co.uk is cheaper! – It does not include a £16 booking fee, it also doesn’t increase the charge if you use a credit card.
It works on mobile devices! It looks pixel perfect on both the iPhone and the iPad, and fully works! Booking and all…
It lists all the hotels by price, it also keeps the deals auto included at the bottom of the page. So on one form you can see the price jumps, which makes things a bit clearer than the original.
It also seems to list the different costs of transport methods, it always chooses the cheapest journey for the headline price, but for my booking there was only a £20 difference in the EasyJet flights to the Air France (better times) one.
Later in the process it will allow you to add on the usual suspects like your dining plan, your character experiences, and thats all in addition to your usual flight information. Park tickets, breakfast, etc are all included as normal.
Last night I enjoyed it so much I made my booking for Mickeys Magical Bonfire Party and the first couple of days of the Enchanted Christmas. The minute you pay, it sends across your confirmation and booking reference.
It has one bug, that is shared with all other Walt Disney sites, you MUST put a space in the postcode, it cannot be one long entry. The site also lacks any great detail on the resort.
The booking process is a lot easier and lays the options out for you, its easier to use on the go and check dates/prices/times and events. Hopefully we do see it rolled out and hopefully soon people will be able to book on the main Disney.com site too.