Golden Forest Club – Sequoia Lodge Hotel, Disneyland Paris

Should you, if you can, upgrade to a club room in the Disneyland Paris hotels? My opinion, absolutely! Especially if it’s your first time and you’re not quite sure what to do or where to go, or if you are trying to do Disney on a budget – the snacks and drinks can help save you a fortune. We have just returned home from our four nights, five days stay in Disneyland Paris. The upgraded hotel room, park tickets for both the Disneyland Park and Studios Park and breakfast each morning was £732 for two adults and one child aged five. For a holiday, I was happy to pay this price as we were able to book with a deposit through Thomas Cook and pay in our own time making it affordable over a few months. We didn’t ask to upgrade, that was the room available and we thought it was a great deal.

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Perks of Golden Forest – 

*Private Check In/Check Out – with chocolate coins
*Use of the Private Golden Forest Lounge
*Nespresso Machine in Room
*Complimentary hot and soft drinks from 12noon-10.30pm every night of your stay – however you can not make use on day of departure as check out is 11am
*Complimentary tea time treats from 4pm-6pm which includes savoury and sweet options
*Hot Food & Continental Buffet Breakfast
*Rooms are in the main building with fully working lifts
*Can get a Lake View room – we did, and we could see the fireworks every night from our room

Checking In 

There’s a clearly labeled Golden Forest Check In desk which saves you joining the main queue. Here we got our park tickets and hotel fast passes although there was no programme or park guide/map included which would have been a really handy and helpful addition. At this point, we could hand in our bags of which we were asked, ‘Is this is?’ thanks to savvy packing and they were stored for us to save carrying them around. We went back around 3pm to collect our room keys and our luggage was brought to our room free of charge and no need to tip. mickey mouse shampoo, disneyland paris, disney hotels

The Room

The room in itself was not much different except we had a mini fridge and Nespresso machine which was great. Two double beds made it comfortable for the three of us and the rooms were quite a good size. Television has some English channels including Disney Channel which is handy in the morning or if you want an early night – film on at 7pm, which was great on our first night after all the travelling and a bad night sleep the day before. We also had a shower over bath, iron and ironing board, safe, kettle and complimentary toiletries which were replenished every day. We found the room had plenty of storage in the sink area and the main room and having a fridge was so handy for keeping our drinks cool and snacks that we had brought with us.

free treats in sequoia lodge hotel, golden forest clubThe Lounge

The lounge was a lovely perk and nice to sit in when you wanted to relax. It was busier when the snacks were available however you could go in and collect drinks throughout the day to take back to your room, into the parks or to drink in the lounge. Afternoon snacks included sweets, cakes, brownies, marshmallows, mini sandwiches, fish and cheese canapes and mini wraps. It’s replenished throughout the two hours and again is self-service. Having free drinks saved us so much money and we had a few left over in our fridge which was very handy to take back when travelling home on the last day.

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Breakfast was delicious and it was so great having hot options which included bacon, eggs, pancakes and veal sausages. There were plenty of hams, cheeses, cereals, toast, croissants… a huge selection constantly refilled and kept nice and hot. We also had fresh and dry fruit available as well as yoghurts. Drinks included coffee, chocolate milk, orange juice, apple juice, still and sparkling water. Breakfast in the Golden Forest lounge is 7am until 10.30am which is plenty of time before or after the extra magic hours and there’s no need to book a half hour slot, hardly any queues and very tasty.

Overall we’ve had an amazing time and having a club room saved us so much money in drinks and snacks. We didn’t have to eat out as many times as we thought thanks to the snacks we just weren’t as hungry! It really made our hotel amazing and actually made our Disney holiday fairly relaxed!

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Some FAQ’s about Sequoia Lodge and The Golden Forest Upgrade

Should I upgrade to a Golden Forest Room?

Yes, it made our holiday so much more enjoyable

When are snacks served for the Golden Forest rooms?

Snacks are like afternoon tea and served between four and six. They include mini cakes, sandwiches, sweets and savoury bites. Having access to these meant we didn’t feel the need to have a big meal every night.

When are drinks available in the Sequoia Lodge Golden Forest lounge?

Drinks are available from 12pm-11pm. Soft drinks are cans and can be taken away to the park or into your room. Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate can also be taken away. The tea is not very nice.

Does Sequoia Lodge have a swimming pool?

Yes it does, its a medium sized pool with water slide and jacuzzi. There is also a sauna. Only guests at the hotel are allowed to use the swimming pool.

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  1. never knew there was a disneyland in paris

    1. Kat says:

      Yep it’s celebrating it’s 25th anniversary next year I believe!

      1. that is awesome!

      2. check out my travel blog when you get the chance 🙂

  2. […] to your hotel which was incredibly handy. We jumped on with our bags and were checking in at the Golden Forest Club Room desk within 20 minutes of arriving. Check in was effortless and as we arrived around 11am we were given […]

  3. […] heading back to the hotel we went for a swim in the Sequoia Lodge Swimming pool which was heated but felt very cool. There is a slide in the pool which my daughter […]

  4. […] As you know we’ve just returned from a fantastic time away in Disneyland Paris. We travelled light and spent four nights and five days over in France making sure we took in some of the sights of Paris before heading home.  If you want to take a look at the whole of our trip take a look at my travel diary day one with tips on how to get to Disneyland Paris from Paris Gare du Nord. You can also check out my video of the Disney Princesses dancing when we had lunch with them and read all about days two and three which have loads of great pictures of our time. If you’re interested you can also read all about the perks of having a Golden Forest room in Sequoia Lodge. […]

  5. pinkpearbear says:

    Ooooh, looks lovely!! I always think breakfast makes a hotel. It all sounds amazing and the complimentary snacks and drinks would make it for me I think!! Thanks for linking up! #bigpinklink

  6. Lucy says:


    Quick question, I’m staying in a golden forest room next month. When you say you could go in the lounge & get free drinks could you do this a few times a day or was it once a day. I know the tea time treat is only once a day but are the drinks available to you all day & you can get as many as you like.

  7. That’s such a good price for a five day holiday including the park tickets. You are so right about upgrading. It might seem like splashing out at the time but the savings you can make when snacks and drinks are included make it totally worthwhile. Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes!

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