Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch
76 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"I have just returned from Davy Crockett and have to say I was more than impressed! After reading some reviews I was a little worried about what we may find. The accomodation is basic but extremely clean with clean towels and bedding. The beds were comfortable and overall the space was great for 6 of us. The breakfast is very generous and fresh and runs between 7am and 11am. The only problems we had was a small leak in the kitchen that was fixed as soon as it was reported. Extra towels and pillows were given on request and reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool is lovely although slightly cold. The grounds are well kept and everything you need is there. I am sure in the height of summer it is a lot busier and more going on. The location is great as it is a 10 minute drive from the Disney park and a local supermarket. We had an excellent holiday and would most definately suggest its worth a stay...Enjoy!"
- Travel date: Thu 8th of April 2010
Good basic accomodation
"we have just returned from our first visit. The accomodation is of a good, basic standard. We would recommend this accomodation if you wish to do your own catering, very easy at the end of the day. Good space, excellent beds, even sofa bed was extremely good, no complaints. Parking at accomodation was very easy and exclusive car park was right next to parks, 3 minute walk to get to parks. Good back route to get to parks, never met any traffic. Just note no oven or grill, 2 ring hob and microwave, so don't take pizzas like we did! We would definitely go back to this accomodation, easy with 3 children, they go to bed and you can have a drink and relax in the lounge. It depends what you want from your accomodation, it suited our needs as a family of 5, but if you're used to 5 star and being waited on hand and foot this is not for you."
- Travel date: Tue 1st of December 2009
"We stayed at the Davy Crockett Ranch this year for a 3 night stay in Disney. The cabins were very tired they need a complete revamp. It was very basic and the interior was very tatty. I would return to Disney as i thought the parks were excellent but i would choose to stay somewhere else!!"
- Travel date: Wed 11th of November 2009
Much better than expected
"Visited Disneyland in November, went at a perfect time as Disney was set for Halloween when we got there. we also enjoyed the fantastic firework display and Christmas was out by the time we left.
The park as expected was fantastic i had been before but not long before it had opened and you forget just how magical it is, our 4 year old son loved it and to see his little face light up was 100% worth it. There is now a whole seperate park ' Disney studios ' which is also great.
We stayed at Davy Crockett Ranch, it was clean and had everything you needed to enjoy your stay. As we went in winter i thought it maybe a bit cold in the cabins but the heating is fantastic and heats up pretty much straight way, you can leave it on when you go out and its lovely coming back to a cosy place. The ranch is not far at all from the park.
We had the free meal deal and it was definitely worth it, Breakfast was nice you went and collected it just the beginning of the cabins, it was nice not having to rush to get dresses and out for breakfast, we just sent my husband and me and our son could stay in out PJ's, Breakfast was from 7:30-11 so there was no rush at all especially since the parks don't open until 10:00. It certainly worked out alot cheaper with the free meals as an averaged dinner for 2 adults 1 child was over Â£50.
The staff were all helpful and friendly, the swimming pool was great although a little bit cold.
We are looking foward to going again, would definitley recommend, although it isn't 5 star when you have children it's ideal, no worry about thm being too noisey or other peoples children.
- Travel date: Wed 11th of November 2009
basic but spacious accommodation
"we stayed at the davy crocket ranch as we had a young baby who was still on bottles of milk so its much easier to wash and make them when you have a kitchen.
we had previously been and stayed at the santa fe hotel in disneyland and found it hard work trying to wash out bottles in the bathroom and you dont get a kettle in any other disney rooms except the davy crocket ranch.
we also saved alot of money by driving into the local village/town and buying food and cooking it ourselves rather than having to eat out all the time.
the accommodation at davy crocket was quite basic. its a cross between a caravan and a mobile home. it is very spacious and good for families that cannot fit in a standard room made for 2 adults and 2 children.
we were pleased with breakfasts as you had to go out in the morning to collect your breakfast from a hut. it was a bit inconvienient as we stayed end of november, beginning of december so it was freezing -2 degrees and one of us would have go get dressed and fetch it.
they gave you quite alot of food to bring back though, french bread, crossants, chocolate spead, butter, jam, milk, tea, coffee, milkshake powder. we were always full.
when we stayed because it was winter it was quiet and dark and dull. you are surrounded by trees everywhere and even though the other caravans/mobile homes are quite close together you arent overlooked due to all the trees. outside each accommodation has a patio area and bbq, im sure it would have been alot better place to stay in the summer.
there was great heating which we could control ourselves. due to it being so cold and having young kids we left the heating on all day while we were out and our place was baking hot.
a downside to staying at davy crocket ranch is that you have to drive to the park and there is no shuttle buses. i do think they should change it. on the first day we got lost and couldnt find the park even though its not far the signs arent great.
there is also horseriding on site which our kids loved. think it was around 9 euros and they let you lead your kids around an area on a pony with western saddles on. we got some great photos.
overall our holiday was great, we are coming back to disneyland again soon but are going to try and find a different hotel that will accomodate 5 of us rather than come back to davy crocket ranch."
- Travel date: Fri 21st of August 2009
"We've just returned from a trip to Disneyland Paris with our little boy (17 months) and I honestly can't find much fault at all!
The staff we met were always friendly and informative, trying their best to make your stay as easy as possible.
The cabin was clean and tidy (although some people complained of ants etc - in the woods - really!!??!!) and was a great base for our trips. The pool on site was excellent, with toddler / main / whirlpool / jacuzzi / water slide all in evidence. There were lots of activities for kids of all ages on site. Breakfast was collected from a cabin at the entrance to your section and would have fed 5 quite easily, even though there was only 3 of us!
One sour point to some others was that approximately 15 GB cars had their tyres slashed on the camp site on our first night, we were lucky, which seriously affected their stay, especially those who were leaving and had ferries / trains to catch. Security was clearly in evidence every night after that.
The Disneyland Park itself was great, plenty of shows to keep us interested and lots of rides for the young'un.
All in all, a great trip."
- Travel date: Tue 18th of August 2009
Great time had by all !!!
"I have just come back from staying at the Davy Crockett Ranch and must say it has been a fab holiday. On arrival the staff were very friendly and helpful and we were very happy with the accomodation. It is like a caravan but its bigger than some of the caravans we have stayed in this country and more soundproof. I must say that after reading some of the reviews i was expecting mouldy smelly accomodation. It was clean and the facilities were very good we had a lovely breakfast each morning and the kids enjoyed watching the disney channel while getting ready each morning! The facilities on site were very good and if you did'nt want to buy from the Ranch shop you could head to the supermarche to stock up on food ,which is only about ten minutes away by car. The kids had a great time and they had a fantastic time in the pool on site. I must admit i was a bit worried about the kids after reading some of the reviews but as long as your sensible and keep an eye on your kids you'll be fine . They also had armbands and plenty of floats availiable by the lifeguards for anyone to use free of charge which was great.The Crockett restaurant was very good and the staff were very friendly especially one of the cooks who insisted on putting more food on your plate!! The only niggle we had with the holiday itself was the fact that we had tickets for half board, we booked into the blue lagoon and the steakhouse in the village also at Walts but although we were seated quickly it took us over two hours to get our food and eat it .The kids were given there 3 courses in one go and had to wait for us to get and eat ours, We think the waiting staff were eager to deal with other cash paying customers cos there was more channce of getting tips.If your travelling with a child under 3 you have to pay extra at table service restaurants usually 7-11 euros , but if you go to a buffet restaurant like Davy Crocketts you don't pay. We had a great time and would go back one day. If you like butlins then you'll love this, I am very fussy but found the whole park clean and tidy and then food plentiful."
- Travel date: Tue 4th of August 2009
"Having read the reviews on this site regarding the ranch i was not quite sure what to expect. All i can say is that i was pleasantly surprised !!! upon arrival the staff were more than helpful making sure we were aware of all the offers available to us whilst staying within the disney complex. The 2 bedroom cabin was clean and fiarly spacious (there were 5 adults in our group)the surroundings were pleasant and peacefull and the supplied breakfast was superb.The pool was very good and not that busy when we went for a dip. The ranch is only a ten minute drive from the park and to be honest its nice to get away rom all the hustle and bustle of the park. outside the cabin there was a pub type bench and a bbq so perfect for a bit of relaxation. My only conclusion regarding the poor reveiws is that people had set thier expextations too high i mean come on as a 2 star its hardly giong to be a palace !!! and it was dirt cheap (only Â£120 per person for 3 nights and breakfast and entrance to the parks !!!!)My only tips would be the que for breakfast was a little long of you letf it too late and if your thinking of having a bbq take a disposable one as we did to save messing aroung with coals etc. All in all i was very pleased and would, without a doubt reccomend and return again. "
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of July 2009
Everything we needed
"Having paid a low price compared to all other accommodation, we expected this to be basic, no frills, with breakfast. And actually we were pleasantly surprised at how nice and how comfortable it was. Though the cabins are clearly a bit old and run down, we thought they were quite charming. The kids loved the bunkbed and the old-style double bed complete with patchwork-style quilt. We found the bed in the lounge very comfortable, and were pleased to find it was a king size rather than normal double bed. The pillows were very good, with a choice of feather or fibre (and when we rang reception to ask for more, they arrived within half an hour.) There were lockable shutters on the windows, which meant we could leave windows open to air the cabin during the heat; and it also meant the rooms were nice and dark even when the sun came up in the wee hours. We found the whole cabin to be very clean. The Village was charming too. The Trading Post sold a decent range of groceries, which although not cheap, made eating at home more affordable than the restaurant there (and the ones at Disney.) The pool was beautiful, but too cold for our liking. And there were plenty of activities for little ones around. Staff were very friendly and helpful. It was also only 10 minutes drive to Disney; and because it is classed as a Disney hotel, we had the benefit of 'Magic Hours', being allowed in the park 2 hours before official opening time - well recommended! All in all, it had all we needed for a hectic few days at Disney. Maybe not very luxurious, but with 3 kids, that's not what we required or wanted. "
- Travel date: Mon 29th of June 2009
Staff not Helpful
"Accommodation was dated, but the fact you have self catering maxde up for this. Food very expensive in there store but a supermarket can be found a couple of miles away. Found the staff to be unpleasant and unhelpful. Disney parks are great but again very expensive."
- Travel date: Wed 27th of May 2009
"We are a family of 5(2 adults and three children aged 4,6 and 10)and we had already stayed at the Davy Crockett previously in the Summer of 2007.We stayed in a 2 bedroom cabin and found it to be very comfortable and clean.However,in October half term of last year(2008) we decided on a return trip and booked a 1 bedroom cabin.It was dirty and damp;the walls were covered in mildew.The roof also leaked during a very bad rain storm during the night.My husband went across to reception early on our first morning and asked that we be moved to a better cabin.This was done with no problems at all except we had to pack up all our things and take them in the car to the Disney parks for the day as our new cabin wasn't ready until that afternoon.Our new cabin was much better.Very clean,no damp and much warmer too.
We love Davy Crockett as it is so much cheaper taking a big family here as we can cater for ourselves.Restaurant prices are so high in Disneyland.
Breakfast is excellent at Davy Crockett!!Plenty for our family.We even used the French sticks for our evening meal and only ate out at lunchtime using a New York style sandwich shop.Cooking on two electric rings and in a small microwave can be a bit limiting but to be honest we fried up some chicken and ate bread,cheese and snacks etc. that we had brought from home in the UK.We also loaded the car with plenty of bottled water as drinks at Disneyland are extrememly pricey.
We had a whale of a time in the parks with our children.Lots of waiting in huge queues but our children didn't seem to mind one bit.They thought the rides were worth the wait.
We are visiting Disneyland Paris again this summer,although we are not staying at Davy Crockett Ranch as we are flying.We would definitely use the Ranch again if we were to drive over.
- Travel date: Sun 10th of May 2009
"We stayed for 4 nights in April. The first impression of the hotel is that it is classically Disney, i.e. clean, friendly and helpful. Sadly things go downhill when you leave reception.
The accommodation is basically a caravan that was installed and furnished when the park was built. The furniture was badly worn and torn in places and the bed creaked whenever you walked near it. The main room was so badly lit that you need a torch to see inside the cupboards. Everything else was simply very basic, even to the point that they only supply one bin liner.
The staff were very friendly, apart from in the restaurant. We attempted to eat there and arrived 15 minutes before last orders at 10pm, but were informed that they were fully booked â he showed me the 15 bookings that were all made for 10pm and he therefore needed all of the dozen or so empty tables.
There is a Carrefour 2 stops along the motorway towards Paris, which has an excellent selection of meat, cheese and of course wine.
The Disney park was very busy and very few decent rides were open during the 2 hours Disney hotel residents were permitted entry prior to the general opening. The major rides for children usually had queues of between 60 and 90 minutes.
We ate in the Rainforest restaurant in Disney village, which was well worth the visit, as was the train trip to Paris.
If you have ever been to Florida you will be disappointed by Euro Disney and if you have less than 5 in your party you should avoid the Davey Crocket Ranch.
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of April 2009