Welcome to the final instalment of our March 2020 Disneyland Paris trip series!
We stayed at the Hotel Cheyenne at Disneyland Paris in March 2020 for 3 nights. This was our first time staying there so we were really excited to see what this resort had to offer! Hotel Cheyenne is one of Disneyland Paris’ 6 on-site hotels. It has recently become a 3-star resort – having been considered a 2-star resort for many years.
Hotel Cheyenne is Wild West/Toy Story themed, so you will see many nods to Woody and Jessie in the decor.
Our stay was room-only as we are Disneyland Paris Annual Pass holders and don’t require park tickets or a meal plan package. We normally stay off-site but we found a great room-only rate on hotels.com that we couldn’t pass up.
We checked in first thing in the morning, having stayed in the nearby Campanile Val de France the night before. There was a small issue with our booking but it was resolved really quickly and easily by the Cast Members at reception. We actually sent a #CastCompliment to the lady who helped us, she was great.
We were given our Magic Passes to access our room. If you have booked a package holiday, your Magic Pass will also be your park ticket and your meal plan vouchers!
We didn’t expect to have access to our room until 3pm but luckily the room was ready so we were able to drop off our cases before hitting the parks. If you arrive before 3pm, the hotel has a luggage storage room so you don’t have to bring your bags to the park!
The resort itself is much like Hotel Santa Fe, in that the rooms are situated in different “blocks”. The theming of the resort overall is very immersive, you really feel like you’re walking around a small town in the Wild West. The “town” consists of the hotel reception building, a launderette, a well-disguised Starbucks, gift shop, restaurant and a bar.
Our room was in the Annie Oakley block and it was a standard “Woody’s Round-Up” room.
It had a Toy Story theme featuring Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye. Our room had a double bed and a sofa which could have been converted into another bed if necessary. It was very comfortable and we both slept really well each night of our stay.
There were plenty of plug sockets around the room which was very handy for us as we have multiple devices!
The shower was good – I love the showers at Disneyland Paris, they’re way more powerful than the one we have at home!
The Red Garter Saloon – Bar
I don’t know what this says about us, but the Red Garter Saloon was what made us book Hotel Cheyenne in the first place. We visited the Red Garter Saloon for a drink during our November 2019 trip and we just fell in love with the cozy, warm atmosphere. It’s a lovely place to chill out after a long day in the parks.
TOP TIP – You can visit the bars and restaurants of ANY of the on-site hotels, you don’t have to be staying there.
As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, the bars at Disneyland Paris are not cheap. With that being said, the Red Garter Saloon is one of the less expensive places to drink on-site.
Chuck Wagon Restaurant
The Chuck Wagon Restaurant serves a continental buffet breakfast every morning for €21 per adult and €14 per child.
We didn’t avail of the breakfast because:
A) We didn’t want to pay for it and didn’t have a meal plan
B) We prefer to skip breakfast and go straight to the parks!
We did go to the Chuck Wagon for dinner one night. The dinner arrangements are also buffet-style. It costs €31.99 per adult, €17.99 per child and includes 1 soft drink. I know that does sound quite pricey, but it is all-you-can-eat.
If you have a Disneyland Paris meal plan, you can eat there with any tier meal plan. However, it is worth noting that if you use a Plus or Premium voucher at the Chuck Wagon, you will lose value.
When we were arrived, our waiter showed us to our table, explained how to claim your soft drink and then we were left to our own devices to get our food.
In terms of the food itself, there is a huge selection. We really enjoyed the BBQ-style food, and found it quite similar to the food served at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. So this was like BBQ ribs, chicken on the bone, corn on the cob, chilli and cornbread.
There were also a lot of salads, pizza, pasta etc – something for everyone!
SIDE NOTE: We do NOT normally eat anywhere near this much but we had been in the parks all day and wanted to make the most of an all-you-can-eat buffet
Just like the Red Garter Saloon, you don’t have to be a guest at Hotel Cheyenne to use the restaurant.
If you’re visiting the parks at a peak time, I would highly recommend making a reservation at the Chuck Wagon so that you’re not disappointed and turned away at the door. It is very popular!
General Store – Gift Shop
I actually did most of our shopping for this trip at the gift shop at the hotel. The shop is right beside the Red Garter Saloon, you can’t miss it.
The General Store is pretty small, but it had lots of items that we hadn’t seen in the parks, including my fabulous Chewbacca pin.
As I mentioned in my haul post for this trip, it’s always worth checking the hotel gift shops for items that are sold out in the parks.
The Cast Members that work in the General Store are lovely too, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening chats with them!
In the mornings between 8am – 11:15am you can meet either Jessie or Woody from Toy Story in the hotel reception area. It’s worth nothing that there is generally a PhotoPass photographer with them, so it’s a good opportunity to use your PhotoPass. The queue to meet characters are usually a lot shorter than in the park so it’s worth meeting your favourite cowboy and cowgirl in the hotel if you can!
We didn’t do the meet and greets with Woody and Jessie during our stay as we had already met Jessie in the parks the day before we checked in and we planned to meet Woody in the Studios via Lineberty.
Proximity to the Parks and Disney Village
Hotel Cheyenne and Hotel Santa Fe are currently the furthest on-site hotels from the parks but it’s still only a 15 minute walk. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the Disney Village.
Once the renovations are completed on Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, there will be a path from there leading to Hotel Cheyenne. This should should cut down the walk time by a few minutes.
If you don’t want to walk, you can also get a free shuttle bus from just outside the hotel reception. We’ve never used the shuttle bus so unfortunately I can’t comment on it!
We loved our stay at Hotel Cheyenne and we will definitely stay again if we can get a good room-only rate. If you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip, I would highly recommend staying on-site and wouldn’t hesitate to suggest Hotel Cheyenne.
Even if we’re not staying at Hotel Cheyenne, we will still make use of the Chuck Wagon Cafe and the Red Garter Saloon.
Have you stayed at Hotel Cheyenne? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Also, if you have a question that I haven’t already answered in this post, please get in touch and I will help you as best as I can!
Also, if you’re interested in reading more about this trip – please check out the Trip Report series below!
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