Along for the rides: Agents hit Disneyland Paris for VIP Fam

Along for the rides: Agents hit Disneyland Paris for VIP Fam

Travel agents arrive at Disneyland Paris for the VIP Fam 2011

Laura Yates


Laura Yates, The Travel House, CardiganThe Travel House, Cardigan

How many times had you been to Disneyland Paris before?

The VIP Fam Trip was my first time in Disneyland!

What was the highlight of the trip for you?

There were so many, but having lunch at the Blue Lagoon down by Skull Rock was lovely; the atmosphere was very Caribbean and you could almost believe you were somewhere else. We also saw a Johnny Depp lookalike, which topped it off!

What was your favourite ride or attraction?

Definitely the Tower of Terror in Walt Disney Studios. It took me ages to gather the courage to go and when I finally did I got off the ride and raced around to queue again.

Disney’s Magical Moments Festival is about involving Disney characters more to create experiences for guests. What was your favourite character moment?

I loved the sound of the music being played across the park when the parade was about to begin, it was like a certain expectation fell across everyone and the crowds fell to the side to await the spectacle.

It was also really endearing to watch the younger children staring avidly around their parents to catch their first glimpse of Mickey.

What top tip would you give to customers heading for Disneyland Paris?

I would definitely try to encourage them to take the half-board option. It’s so easy to use and saves time and money for everyone, with a great choice of food outlets to choose from.

How has the trip helped you sell Disneyland Paris?

It’s very difficult to drum up enthusiasm for a destination you’ve never been to yourself. The trip has helped me get my customers excited and give them first-hand experience to gain their trust – and when you’re passionate about a product, it really shows!

Jordan Sullivan


Jordan Sullivan, Quartz Travel, YorkQuartz Travel, York

How many times had you been to Disneyland Paris before?

I had been once before but that was when I was too young to appreciate what Disney truly had to offer.

What was the highlight of the trip for you?

I have to say that the highlight for me was definitely Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in Disney Village. It was so exciting and great entertainment for all the family – and I had the added bonus of being involved in the show as well!

What was your favourite ride or attraction?

Tower of Terror wins hands down. I have never experienced a ride quite like it, and it was a different experience each time I went on.

Disney’s Magical Moments Festival is about involving Disney characters more to create experiences for guests. What was your favourite character moment?

It was all so fantastic and well done that it’s hard to choose one, but the characters are now heavily involved in the Wild West Show, which adds to the fun. I really hope I can take my younger siblings to Disneyland Paris in future and give them a taste of the magic.
 
What top tip would you give to customers heading for Disneyland Paris?

Try to experience everything you can and make sure you plan ahead before you go into the parks so you’re not just heading for the big-name attractions. There are hidden gems everywhere and Disneyland Paris has so much to offer.

How has the trip helped you sell Disneyland Paris?

It has given me a first-hand experience of all that Disney has to offer and has created an infectious excitement that I can pass on to clients. 

Magical Moments


Magical Moments - Disneyland Resort ParisBack in April, Disneyland Paris kicked off a year-long programme of interactive entertainment that enables visitors to recreate some of the famous scenes from its movies such as The Jungle Book and The Lion King.

The Magical Moments Festival is based around 14 shows, including Mickey’s Magical Celebration, in which Mickey plays  the Master Magician from Fantasia, and Moteurs, a stunt show featuring the Cars character Lightning McQueen.

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