Planing a Disneyland Paris trip - practical tips & tricks
This page provides you with structured information about the most important steps in planning your trip to Disneyland Paris.
A trip to Disneyland Paris will be a pleasure from start to finish if you invest some time in planning your trip. This way, you can familiarize yourself with the local conditions and know in advance what to expect at Disneyland. Furthermore, you can think about what is especially important for you during your stay and thus save some valuable time on site. It is also important to decide how you want to get to Disneyland - by car, train or plane? Get an overview of the offers of the train or various airlines in good time. If you get there early enough, there are always cheap offers that make travelling by car unattractive. Timely and careful travel planning can also help you to save a few euros and make your Disneyland Paris trip a great experience. Often there are attractive early bird offers, where the price is turned around. So it's really worth finding out early on.
Things you should do before you leave:
Print out your travel documents (booking confirmation etc.)
Check identity cards / passports for validity
Conclude health insurance for abroad
Possibly find out the international tariff for mobile phone use (is no longer necessary for most tariffs these days)
Plan your stay, at least in broad outlines: Where do you want to eat, which attractions are not to be missed and which shows do you want to see?
Reserve restaurants at Disneyland Paris (recommended for all buffets and table service restaurants)
If you arrive by plane or train, please clarify how to get to Disneyland from the airport / train station
You planning a trip to Disneyland Paris? Then here's how to plan your trip and you're ready for a magical stay at Mickey Mouse!
Travel planning step by step:
Determine travel time (check holiday dates, check crowds)
Determine the duration of the trip (1 day, 2,3 or 5 days?)
Choose a hotel or other accommodation
Search for a suitable offer
Select & reserve restaurants
Book special services / extras, if desired
Planning and organising your journey
Last preparations before arrival
Current Deals for Disneyland Paris
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The major highlights in the fall and winter of 2023 in Disneyland Paris From October 1 to November 5, 2023, experience the frightfully-fun Disney Halloween Festival with special moments with Mickey, Minnie and many other Disney characters in their special outfits, the brilliant Disney villains and of course the absolute highlight: Mickey's Halloween Celebration! There are also lots of surprises waiting for you and, of course, an especially spooky Disneyland Park® decoration!
Shortly thereafter, Disneyland Paris will be absolutely magical and festive when the Disney Enchanted Christmas season awaits you! From November 11, 2023 to January 7, 2024, Disneyland Paris will shine in festive splendor. Be enchanted by Mickey's Dazzling Christmas Parade and the Let's Sing Christmas! Show. You can also look forward to seasonal treats and little surprises.
At Walt Disney Studios Park®, you can also look forward to the popular L'Hiver Gourmand from November 10, 2023 to March 17, 2024. The small chalets will once again offer a wide selection of Christmas and winter dishes and treats. In addition to a delicious cup of hot chocolate, there will of course be roasted chestnuts and mulled wine again.
A very special highlight awaits you on October 16, 2023, a day that is especially dedicated to the magic of Disney. Disneyland Paris celebrates 100 years of Disney on this special day!
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All of this is just a small sample of what Disneyland Paris has to offer - so don't wait any longer and book your stay now to experience all of this and so much more.
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Your package includes:
Overnight stay at Disney Davy Crockett Ranch
Tickets to both Disney theme parks for the entire duration of your stay
If you travel early next year: A Family vacation in January or February 2024 with 2 nights / 3 days stay for your family for just £91 per person/night*1
Extra Magic Time: park admission before regular opening hours
Free parking at your hotel and in the resort's main car park
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*1 Average price calculated by dividing the package price of £722.04 by 4 people (2 adults + 2 kids aged 3-11 years old) and 2 nights. Price rounded up to the next pound. Friday arrivals on 12th, 19th, 26th January and 2nd February 2024 sharing a Pioneer Tribe Cabin at Disney Davy Crockett Ranch. Price example subject to change depending on time of booking. Limited availability at that price. Conditions apply.
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Disneyland Paris' 30th birthday is cause for celebration! From 6 March 2022, the big party to celebrate Disneyland Paris' anniversary starts and offers more magic than ever before. Don't miss this unique celebration and experience an anniversary with new shows and surprises. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and their friends are waiting to celebrate this special event with you. So what are you waiting for? Be there and let yourself be enchanted by the Disney magic!
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Zen guarantee: changes and cancellations are free of charge until 7 days before arrival
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Your packages at Disneyland Paris include:
Overnight stay in a Disney Hotel or the Villages Nature Paris
Tickets to both Disney theme parks for the entire duration of your stay *1
An holiday packed with magic & excitement
Extra Magic Time: park admission before regular opening hours *2
Free parking at your hotel and in the resort's main car park
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*1 Villages Nature Paris: a package can be booked online for up to 4 nights, each with 2 days admission to the Disney Parks. This includes 2 day tickets regardless of the length of stay. *2 For guests of the Villages Nature only in conjunction with a valid ticket for the Disney Parks.
Best travel time and duration
What is the best time to visit Disneyland Resort Paris? As the school holidays in France fall in the periods of April and July/August, experience shows that the parks are quite crowded during these months. It's the same during the pre-Christmas period and most weekends.
There are many different factors that influence the number of visitors at Disneyland. In addition to the holidays mentioned above, public holidays or special events at Disneyland itself are also triggers for an increased number of visitors.
You can get an overview in the Disneyland visitor traffic forecast. This will give you a few clues to help you plan your travel dates.
The right hotel: Disney, partner or external hotel?
If you stay at Disneyland Resort Paris, you will of course need accommodation for the night. But which hotel is right for you? To find out, you should first decide how much comfort you want and then choose the category of the hotel (two to five stars) or do you want to spend your stay in a bungalow, an apartment or on the campsite? Then you have to decide if you want to spend your time in a Disney hotel or if another offical partner hotel or a hotel in the surrounding area is also possible.
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For your stay at Disneyland, you will of course need tickets for one or both parks, as you will probably want to have fun not only in the hotels and at Disney Village. If you book a package deal, tickets for Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park are usually included in the total package. However, if you're planning to make your own travel arrangements or plan to visit the resort more often, it's probably more convenient for you to book your tickets individually or purchase an annual pass. In any case, it is worthwhile to calculate and compare the different options, because often you can save a lot of money if you inform yourself before booking.
Do you want to eat more than just fries and hamburgers during your stay at Disneyland Paris? No problem! At least if you book tables in advance. The two Disney Parks, the hotels and Disney Village offer a wide variety of table-service restaurants and buffets, as well as a wide range of culinary styles. From a classic diner to a French bistro to a Tex-Mex buffet, you can find everything. The rush, especially at the usual meal times, is very high, so that without a table reservation, there can be long waiting times, in extreme cases even to the fact that no table is available at all. Therefore the dlp.info tip is: Reserve tables at least two weeks before arrival! This is especially important if you have booked half board or full board or if this is included in your package. The vouchers can also be used in the fast food restaurants, but with a considerable loss of value. You can find a lot of interesting information about the catering options in our travel guide in the Meal Plan section.
You do not only want the classic Disney magic, but also an extra portion of pixiedust? Then you can add some extras to your holiday, which however you should book in advance. For example, dining with the Disney characters is very popular, from breakfast to dinner everything is possible. Whether Mickey Mouse and his friends or the Disney princesses should keep you company is up to you. Another extra that enjoys great popularity is the birthday cake. You can get it in almost all table service and buffet restaurants. It is best to order it directly with your table reservation. For children the package "Princess for a day" is also a dream come true. Made to look like your favourite princess in a matching dress, photos are taken and the eyes of the little ones will certainly not stop shining. The Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show is also very popular, and you should book tickets in advance. If you want to experience Mickey Mouse as a cowboy, this is the perfect opportunity. A delicious meal is also served during the show - an unforgettable evening awaits you!
Getting to Disneyland Paris: Car, flight or train?
Which form of travel is best for you? Car, train or plane? Depending on where you live, how long you want to stay at Disneyland, how many people you are travelling with and what plans you have on site, one or the other option is possible. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages. Find out before you decide. This way you avoid stress and unnecessary costs. If you are travelling by car, for example, you should the toll the toll into account, and if you are travelling by train, remember that you might arrive in Paris at the train station and not directly at the Disneyland station. There are also some things to consider when travelling by plane. Find out about the different ways to get there and choose the one that suits you best. Have a good trip!