Disneyland Paris? Yes, it may be called the happiest place on Earth and to be honest I would agree with this for about 3 days, but I would still recommend it. It’s true what they say, Disneyland is one of the most magical places on Earth, so wrap up warm and embrace the magic. I should know I’ve been many times. It’s not a cheap excursion, though, so it’s wise to plan a little in advance to maximise your trip and make the most of your visit.
Getting There From the UK
Travelling on the Eurostar from St Pancras is the convenient way of getting there. You can be in Disneyland Paris in just under four hours. Upgrade to Standard Premier too if you can. It makes a huge difference to the comfort of your journey, and you get a light meal included on your journey too.
Activity packs are provided for children’s amusement, and power points are readily available to recharge those games consoles too. The Eurostar drops you off right outside the park too. Save time with the Disney Express Luggage and Advance Check-in service, and go directly to the Parks upon your arrival without having to check-in at your hotel first.
Conveniently Disney will deliver your luggage straight to your room.
Where To Stay
If your budget stretched, I would recommend the 5 Star Disneyland Hotel. The truly magical hotel is situated right at the gates of Disneyland Park. Each room is tastefully furnished with private ensuite, and two double Queen sized beds, perfect for young families. This hotel has a range of luxury suites to suit a much bigger budget. Disney characters frequently visit for autograph signings and character breakfasts. For that ultimate luxury experience, I would suggest upgrading to the Castle Club. Complimentary teas and coffees, afternoon tea, private breakfast area and an exclusive elevator directly into the park.
The Disneyland fun is spread over two parks; The Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland Paris is running two parks for the price of 1 offer at the moment.
Even though the studios are smaller, it is still well worth a visit. A lot of the bigger rides are here. Adrenalin junkies will love The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roll Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith and Crush’s Coaster. For the younger visitors visit Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop and RC Racer.
Love parades, both parks host fabulous character parades and a range of non-ride experiences.
Where to Eat
Ok so the food here is expensive, and restaurants get busy, so it’s wise to book. Both parks have a range of fast food outlets for grabbing a quick lunchtime snack but don’t expect a lot regarding healthy eating choices.
For dinner options, each main hotel has a choice of restaurants. The Disneyland Hotel has two buffet type restaurants at 50E per head. For an equally good evening meal, but with less of a price tag, Disney Village is a short walk away, where the Rainforest Café and Planet Hollywood both serve great family friendly meals. They even have a McDonalds local too. Relax in the Hotel at night with your family in front of a roaring fire and enjoy a crisp cool glass of Chablis.
Ok so if you want gift shopping, take an empty suitcase with you. If you love Disney, it’s a shoppers paradise, clothing, trinkets, dinnerwear, toys, plush toys, OMG you name it they have it.
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