STEM Disney Roller Coaster Experience at Disneyland® Paris

The Roller Coaster Study Experience is a residential education programme based at Disneyland® Paris, a world-class entertainment and leisure destination. The Resort is part of Disney Destinations International and leads the way in combining technology with live entertainment. It’s a must-visit case study for any Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths student seeking to improve their examination results.

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01 Sample Itineraries

3 Day Tour - SAMPLE

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). Seminar this morning. Outside this time your students will enjoy unlimited access to both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park.

Afternoon

Workshop 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 examination specifications. Our aim is to bring classroom teaching alive through an exploration of the working practices in the design and operation of roller coasters at Disneyland® Paris.

Key Topics

The practical application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be shown through the investigation of:

Roller Coaster Design

● How the principles of Galileo and Newton play a major part in roller coaster design
● The use of mathematical principles –algebra, trigonometry, geometry
● Designing with CAD/CAM
● Systems and control technology

Roller Coaster Materials

● Characteristics of resistant materials
● Mechanical properties
● Use of metals, wood and fabrics

Audio Animatonics

● Control systems
● Engineering
● Maintenance

Theming

● Graphic design
● Construction and surface finishes
● Meeting customer needs

Landscaping

● Landscaping with water and plants
● Sustainability

Special Effects

● Computer generated images
● Chemical reactions
● The senses

03 What's Included

Take a look at our Roller Coaster Experience 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
  • Student Challenge
  • Student 'Certificate of Attendance'
  • 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.

I would highly recommend the free FASTPASS®, it is well worthwhile as it beats the queues and you get a time slot for you to come back and ride!

 

Marina De Saa | Study Experiences Tour Consultant

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