Design & Technology at Disneyland® Paris

Design and technology experiences at Disneyland® Paris

The dream getaway for kids of all ages, Disneyland® Paris offers visitors the chance to step into a magical world filled with rollercoaster rides and larger than life characters from iconic movies. But for students visiting the park, there is another opportunity: the chance to learn about their chosen subject from the experts at one of the biggest leisure resorts in Europe.

At Study Experiences, we can create memorable learning experiences for Design and Technology students looking to learn more through an exciting trip to the world-famous Disneyland® Paris.

The Design and Technology Study Experience

The Design and Technology Study Experience is a residential education programme based at Disneyland® Paris, part of Disney Destinations International Disney. This resort leads the way in combining technology with live entertainment, and is a must-visit case study for any Design and Technology student seeking to improve their examination results.

3 Days from £259 -  November 2021
4 Days from £355 -  November 2021

Our seminar programme also runs from the end of January through to the end of February. Register your interest for 2022 now and we will contact you with early booking offers as soon as they are on sale. 

Learning objectives

Throughout our Design and Technology Study Experience, students will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on activities to help create a fantastic case study for their upcoming studies.

At Study Experiences, we take care to include key material from a variety of curriculums, as well as the most popular Design and Technology examination specifications. Through our acclaimed seminars, we bring classroom learning alive – turning key topics into memorable experiences for students.

Key topics include design,  construction and social & ethical factors which can inspire your students in areas such as design briefs, developments in new materials and aesthetics vs functionality.  

Your experience also includes an interactive which offers the students the chance to apply their knowledge of design and technology to the real-life task of product design at Disneyland® Paris such as a new roller coaster, signage or parade.

Accommodation

Depending on the timing of your trip, you will have the chance to stay in one of three of Disneyland® Paris’ themed hotels: Disney’s wild west themed Hotel Cheyenne, the mountain retreat style Sequoia Lodge, and the newly added B&B Hotel Disneyland® Paris, which is located just a short drive from the park itself.

Get in touch

Each year, over 30,000 students travel around the globe with Study Experiences. This means that our teams are experts in creating memorable learning experiences for students of all kinds of subjects.

If you would like to speak to a member of our specialist team then get a quick quote and we’ll be in touch to discuss your trip in more detail.

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01 Sample Itineraries

3 Day Tour

Day 1

Morning

Your coach will collect you from your school or college early in the morning for the journey to the Channel port and your crossing to Calais.

Afternoon

Once in France, the journey from Calais to Disneyland® Paris takes approximately five hours. You will be greeted by the resort team and given your park passes and they will go over your itinerary.

Evening

You will have a seminar that evening and then dinner and free time.

Day 2

Morning

Group will have breakfast (Your time will be given to you in resort at check-in). Outside this time your students will enjoy unlimited access to both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park. You will also have a workshop during the morning.

Afternoon

Last seminar that afternoon followed by more time in the Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park.

Evening

To round off your day, we recommend once again booking one of our meal deal options.

Day 3

Morning

Following breakfast, it’s time to check out. During the morning, you will re-board your coach and begin the journey back to Calais for your return Channel crossing, arriving at your school or college during the evening.

Evening

Evening arrival at school or college

3 day tour from

Based on min 40, B&B at Disney's Cheyenne Hotel

from

£259

per student

4 Day Tour

Day 1

Morning

Your coach will collect you from your school or college early in the morning for the journey to the Channel port and your crossing to Calais.

Afternoon

Once in France, the journey from Calais to Disneyland® Paris takes approximately five hours. You will be greeted by the resort team and given your park passes and they will go over your itinerary.

Evening

For dinner we recommend you pre-book one of our meal deal options. Free time in the evening.

Day 2

Morning

Group will have breakfast (your time will be given to you in resort at check-in). Following breakfast your students will enjoy unlimited access to both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park. You park access is unlimited for the day.

Evening

In the evening you’ll have your first seminar followed by your evening meal and free time.

Day 3

Morning

Enjoy another full day around the Disney® Parks. For those who didn’t have the seminar 1 yesterday (on day 2) you will have the first seminar on day 3 followed by a workshop at some point that afternoon. For those who had the Seminar 1, you will have the workshop in the morning and the final seminar in the afternoon or the following day before you leave resort.

Evening

For dinner we recommend you pre-book one of our meal deal options. Free time in the evening.

Day 4

Morning

Group will have breakfast followed by the last of the seminars before you travel home. During the morning, you will re- board your coach and begin the journey back to Calais for your return Channel crossing, arriving at your school or college during the evening.

Evening

Evening arrival at school or college

4 day tour from

Based on min 40, B&B at Disney's Cheyenne Hotel

from

£355

per student

4 Day Tour inc. Paris

Day 1

Morning

Your coach will collect you from your school or college early in the morning for the journey to the Channel port and your crossing to Calais.

Afternoon

Once in France, the journey from Calais to Disneyland® Paris takes approximately five hours. You will be greeted by the resort team and given your park passes and they will go over your itinerary.

Evening

For dinner we recommend you pre-book one of our meal deal options. Free time in the evening.

Day 2

Morning

Group will have breakfast (your time will be given to you in resort at check-in). If you are going to Paris, then you will have the time agreed in resort with the driver and it will take an hour to the centre of Paris and they will drop you off at the Eiffel Tower. The pickup will be agreed with the driver from the same place as the drop off and usually 4-5 hours in Paris.

Evening

In the evening you’ll have your first seminar followed by your evening meal and free time.

Day 3

Morning

Enjoy another full day around the Disney® Parks. For those who didn’t have the seminar 1 yesterday (on day 2) you will have the first seminar on day 3 followed by a workshop at some point that afternoon. For those who had the Seminar 1, you will have the workshop in the morning and the final seminar in the afternoon or the following day before you leave resort.

Evening

For dinner we recommend you pre-book one of our meal deal options. Free time in the evening.

Day 4

Morning

Group will have breakfast followed by the last of the seminars before you travel home. During the morning, you will re- board your coach and begin the journey back to Calais for your return Channel crossing, arriving at your school or college during the evening.

Evening

Evening arrival at school or college

02 Learning Objectives

We cover key material from the most popular Design and Technology examination specifications. Our aim is to bring classroom teaching alive through an exploration of the working practices at Disneyland® Paris. No other educational travel specialist has the knowledge or backstage access to provide this vital learning dimension.

Key Topics

● Resistant Materials
● Graphic Products
● Food Technology
● Textiles Technology


Designing skills

● Creativity and innovation
● Designing products to meet the needs of clients
● Design proposals
● Design principles and processes
● Product evolution
● Analysing and evaluation
● Risk assessment


Making skills

● Material selection
● Surface finishes
● Testing and modification


Through the Seminars, Workshops and Assignments, the Design and Technology Study Experience will show how Disneyland® Paris selects and applies design techniques and methods in both their day-to-day delivery and in their strategic planning.

Please note that topic areas may be amended to reflect specification changes and developments at Disneyland® Paris.

03 What's Included

Take a look at our Design & Technology at Disneyland® Paris Brochure for prices 

Your tour price will include:

  • Return coach travel and Channel crossings
  • Two nights' accommodation at Disney's Hotel Cheyenne, situated at Disneyland® Paris
  • Continental breakfasts
  • One day Hopper Ticket for both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park
  • One curriculum-led seminar featuring subject-specific case studies, interviews with Disneyland® Paris managers and exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage
  • Interactive workshop
  • Subject-specific assignments
  • Study Experiences Education Pack
  • Services of the Study Experiences resort services and education teams throughout your stay
  • One free teacher place for every ten students

The Four Day Study Experience includes all of the above with an extra's night's hotel accommodation and either a day in Paris or a second day in the Disney® Parks.

04 Alternative Transport Options

Hull-Zeebrugge Five Day Tour with crossings

Ideal for groups based in the north of England and Scotland.

Days One & Two 

You will be collected by coach from your school or college and take an overnight crossing on the ferry, with cabin berths included. On arrival in Zeebrugge, you will travel on to Disneyland® Paris, where there will be some time in the late afternoon to enjoy admission to Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park.

Day Three

Your day will include your chosen workshop/seminar plus a day’s admission to both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park.

Days Four & Five

This morning you have the opportunity of visiting Paris en-route to Zeebrugge in time for your overnight crossing back to Hull, once again with cabin berths included. On arrival in Hull you will complete your journey back to your school or college.

Eurostar Travel Option

We are able to offer both the three and four day tours with return Eurostar travel from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford International Stations to Disneyland® Paris.

The Eurostar high-speed rail service brings you to the centre of Disneyland® Paris from London in just over two and a half hours.

As the Eurostar service arrives during the early afternoon and departs in the evening, we offer the option to pre-book additional days’ entry to the Disney® Parks. Please note that you will need to make your own travel arrangements to St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford stations.

Flight Travel Option

We are also able to offer both the three and four day tours with flights to Paris from your choice of Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Luton, London Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle airports.

In France, we will then provide return coach transfers between the airport and Disneyland® Paris, however please note that you will need to make your own travel arrangements to and from your chosen UK departure airport.On confirmation of your flight times, should timings permit, we will offer the opportunity to purchase additional days’ entry to the Disney® Parks.

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