Eurostar advice :o)
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I've been to Disneyland Paris loads of times but always driven & gone ...
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Can anyone give me some advice/reassurance please?
I've been to Disneyland Paris loads of times but always driven & gone on the Dover to Calais ferry. I've never contemplated using Eurotunnel or Eurostar as I have claustrophobia. I can't even go through a tunnel in a car unless I can see the light at the other end pathetic I know. Oddly I am ok on a train going through a tunnel but they usually only last a couple of minutes...
Amyway as I have separated from my husband another trip to my favourite place looked unlikely but I have the chance to go in August & meet up with family over there who will be part way through a 2 weeks Eurocamping trip.
Realistically I know that the easiest way to get there would be by using Eurostar as I can't drive & would be travelling alone. However I really don't know if I can face going through the tunnel. I believe its about half an hour in the tunnel & I'm worried I'd have some kind of panic attack or get hysterical & as I'll be on my own I'll have nobody to calm me down.
If anything could get me through the tunnel its the thought of 3 days at DLP but I really don't know if I can manage it.
Has anyone with claustrophobia used Eurostar & been ok?
Hhhmm, that's a tough decision to make. I get claustrophobic in small spaces but don't have any problems with tunnels so I was fine when we went through the Eurotunnel. I did think the 30 minutes went by rather slowly, though. You could always ask your physician if there's a mild sedative you could take?
Alternatively, have you considered flying? If you book months in advance, prices aren't bad.
I took the Eurostar to Paris in October. I am claustrophobic as well. I was with 3 friends so we spent the time talking and keeping my mind off of being in the tunnel. I would suggest you take along a really good book and try to concentrate on it for the trip through the tunnel. If you are not a reader, close your eyes and try to imagine what you will do when you get to DLP!
Also, not sure if this will help a bit or not, but I always book myself in a forward facing seat. Traveling backwards makes me ill.
we just took eurostar from london to paris, you're actually only under the channel for about 20 minutes, otherwise you've got moving scenery to look at. i just plugged in the ipod and listened to Tina Fey's new book in fact until the conductor told us we were about to enter the channel, you wouldn't even know. good luck!