Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween decorations have started appearing

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The area

The first years there wasn't much in the surrounding area. I really wonder what the life of a cast member must have been like. In 2000, Val d'Europe opened in Serris, a gigantic commercial center. It continues to expand.
Over the past few years the area has changed so much, I hardly recognize it. Loads and loads of houses and apartments continue being build, there are schools, university, medical centers, supermarkets, banks. Everything and anything really.
The Pep's bus I take is number 34. It goes from Val d'Europe to Chessy (and the other way around) and goes through the villages of Serris, Bailly-Romainvilliers and Magny-Le-Hongre. It used to feel like a cast member bus, but nowadays all kinds of people take this bus. Heck, I remember having to walk from Les Pleïades to Val d'Europe!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


DLP offers housing to cast members who live too far to commute every day. There are 2 residences: La Boiserie in Magny-Le-Hongre and Les Pleïades in Serris. Both are close to the parks and can be accessed by bus. Les Pleïades offers studios for 2 and La Boiserie offers apartments for 4 or 6 people. You have to share your room with an other cast member. It is a good service Disney offers so you can search for your own place in the mean time. Lodging is expensive in the neighborhood, though. If your rent is high, you can always apply for help from the government, but once you're 25, you don't receive much if anything.
There used to be a third residence called La Louisiane in Bailly-Romainvilliers, but it no longer is. Not sure  what happened here, but rumors are DLP will close the other two as well.