ICT Computer Science at Disneyland® Paris

Computer Science at Disneyland® Paris

Did you know that you can take an ICT Computer Science school trip to Disneyland® Paris?

Far more than just a fun-filled theme park trip, Disneyland® offers the most magical way to learn about all sorts of subjects – including IT and computing.

With fascinating seminars led by subject experts, on-site Disney® accommodation, food, travel, park tickets and more all rolled up into one booking, it’s never been easier to take your students on the ultimate Disneyland® Paris educational trip.  

So, ever wondered how Computer Science is used to design a rollercoaster? You’re definitely in the right place.

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The experience

The Computer Science Study Experience is a bespoke educational offering that’s tailored to your curriculum. So whether you’re looking for an engaging GCSE Computer Science trip, or a memorable computing case study for exam use, our seminars and workshops will certainly deliver.

Plus, as a Disneyland® Paris preferred partner, Study Experiences can offer your students exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the IT secrets of the world-famous Disney® destination.

And it wouldn’t be a Study Experiences adventure without a heap of fun thrown in too. That’s why all school trips receive group tickets to the Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park.

Book your adventure today:

3 days from £245 – 16 to 18 November 2020
4 days from £339 – 15 to 18 November 2020

2021 seminars on sale now!

Departure dates from 20th January 2021 are available to book now. Call the team now for up-to-the-minute information on availability, dates, and prices.

Learning objectives

Our proven education programme covers key material from the most popular Computer Science examination specifications. But what makes us different is our unbeatable backstage insights into working practices at Disneyland® Paris.

A seminar and workshop on the practical uses of Computer Science  include how Disney® approaches ride design and safety, technological integration, maintenance, computer mapping, graphics and more. Meanwhile, Computer Science school trip students can discover how the global entertainment and leisure destination manages its communications, market research, social media activity, networks, databases, projects and more.

With special assignments, education packs, and interviews with Disneyland® staff, no other school trip provider offers this level of insider knowledge. All with the aim of helping you to bring classroom teaching alive, and your students to not just to pass their exams – but get inspired for their future careers.

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Accommodation

Unlike on most Disneyland® Paris school tours, your Computer Science school group will be staying on site at Disney’s Wild-West-Themed Hotel Cheyenne. Your package includes continental breakfasts every day at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne and you’ll find you are in walking distance of the parks and the seminar theatre. 

Learn more about Disney's Hotel Cheyenne.

Food

You can choose from the wide range of restaurants and snack bars in Disney Village® and in the Disney Parks. Popular choices include Planet Hollywood, King Ludwig’s Castle, Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne buffet and Earl of Sandwich. Ask our team for more information and we will be happy to give you prices and organise reservations.

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Each year, over 30,000 students make unforgettable memories with Study Experiences.

If you’d like your ICT class to join them, simply fill out the quick quote form at the bottom of this page.

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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

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 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 ICT and Computing 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 are:

Practical uses of ICT

Ride design

● Design and safety
● CAD
● Spread sheet modelling, stress analysis
● Computer control of sound and light systems

Digital design

● 2D and 3D Signage
● Technological integration, computer projection ICT in action
● Video editing, light pens, music
● Utility programmes (anti virus etc and computer security)
● The importance of help desks

Computing

Communications

● Market research
● Social media
● Online communities
● Communicating within an organisation

Programming

● Network planning
● Databases
● Algorithms
● Pseudo codes
● Projects - blue sky to completion

03 What's Included

Take a look at our ICT 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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