No matter how old you are, everyone loves Disney… right?
I was lucky enough to visit Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney) for the 3rd time at the end of February and let me tell you something, it was magical.
I spent 4 days and 3 nights at the resort and it was more than enough time to get everything done that we wanted to do.
Here are just a few pictures from my trip, and also a few little tips that I picked up whilst being there, that might help you out if you ever want to visit!
I went with a group of 10 for my friend’s birthday and it was so exciting to be able to share such an exciting experience with some of my very best friends.
We stayed at the Sante Fe hotel which is on the Disney resort, which was Cars themed. The hotel was very reasonably priced compared to some of the other Disney hotels (I’m looking at you Disneyland Hotel!) It was very good value for money as we were out the door from 7am till sometimes 10pm at night so we really only needed the room to shower and sleep.
Here are a few tips that you might find useful. I have so so many but I will limit myself- if you do have any questions PLEASE feel free to ask me in the comments, I’m all ears!
- Take advantage of the Early Magic Hours.
If you are also staying in a Disney hotel, you get upto an hour extra in the park every morning of your Disney stay. That means you can ride the most popular attractions without the hefty queue! Yes, you do have to be up at the crack of dawn to be there for 8:30 but it is 100% worth it.
- Make use of Fastpasses– they’re free!
I mentioned the queues previously, yes; they are very very long. We queued for Crush’s Coaster for 90 minutes, many of the rides can be upto an hour long most of the day. In order to get fastpasses you do have to get them in a morning, then they tell you a time to come back. You do still have to queue but it isn’t for half as long as you would without. We did forget about the fastpasses but if I went back I would get them every morning.
- Food is very expensive (as are most things).
Bare in mind everything at Disney is very overpriced. Food being the most expensive out of the lot! For lunch, the average price is around 15 euros, and dinner being around 30 euros for a good meal. My advice would be to maybe take some snacks into the park with you and then get a good evening meal. You can also get half or full board meal packs where you can eat at certain places in and around Disneyland/Walt Disney Studios and Disney Village but we opted out and only got breakfast at our hotel.
- Download the Disneyland Paris App
This app is really handy, it shows you how long a queue is for a certain ride or attraction- that way you don’t have to walk all the way there just to see that the wait time is over an hour. It also gives various pieces of information about the park such as good places to eat and showtimes.
- Plan what you want to do at the beginning of the day
Being at Disneyland can be really overwhelming, so the best thing to do in order to get your ‘moneysworth’ as such and make sure you don’t miss out on anything is to plan first thing. We did both the parks in the first day, attempting to go on everything we could then on our last day, we revisited our favourites.
- A trip into Paris centre is worth it
Although it is called Disneyland PARIS, the park is actually around an hour away from the city centre. However, the train into Paris is very quick, so I recommend going in taking a day out of the parks and visiting. I loved visiting the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elyees, and you don’t have to be there all day either. We went in the morning and went back to the Disney parks during the afternoon.
I really hope you all have enjoyed reading about my trip to Disney- it really was such a memorable experience. Like I said, if you have any questions please leave them in the comments, and don’t forget to like, share and follow me if you don’t already- it would mean a lot!!