Disneyland Paris Parade
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Top tips for a trip to Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris could be one of the most magical places on earth and a perfect holiday destination for both children and adults alike. I’ve been to Disneyland Paris multiple times as a child and have recently gone back as an adult. There are some obvious points to start with before you visit Disney but the main one to consider is that it is expensive. There’s no avoiding it, however there are some ways to can save yourself some pennies.

‘Magic everywhere, celebrate the magic’

Disneyland Paris Castle

Take snacks & a reusable water bottle

Obviously everyone wants to buy a Mickey Mouse shaped chocolate lollypop and a cocktail in a Planet Hollywood glass, but taking a small selection of snacks and a bottle of juice will save those extra pennies when you are feeling a tad peckish or thirsty and spending 90 minutes waiting a queue for a picture with a princess.

Disneyland Paris

Get an early spot for the parade

Maybe this one is just me, but I love a Disney parade and I was determined to get the perfect spot. Depending on the weather, crowds start gathering around 45 minutes before the parade begins. We found a spot on the kerb and made camp for a little bit with one of us heading off to get the grub. Alternatively, if you are not fussed about the parade then this is the perfect time to get on the rides that usually have  a lot of queues.

Disneyland Paris Parade

Take advantage of the fast passes

The more popular rides have a set amount of fast passes for each day which are free of charge and allow you a set time to get straight onto the ride you’ve chosen. You’ll find the fast passes booth just outside the entrance which will display the next available time. As they can easily run out, it’s best to get your fast passes for your favourite rides first thing so you have a guaranteed spot but just remember to structure your day around the times so you don’t miss out.

Look out for vouchers

We booked our park tickets through Attraction Tickets Direct which had a special offer on of 3 days for the price of 2 with entry to both parks. With the tickets came a voucher for Planet Hollywood, both food and merchandise, and a voucher for Earl of Sandwich in the Disney Village. These vouchers made a big difference to our food spending budget and we chose to eat in these places because we had the offers. There are plenty of dining options available on site and Planet Hollywood has always been one of my favourite restaurants.

 

 

Dress comfy

A day of walking around the park is absolutely knackering. My dad could hardly walk the following morning. You don’t realise how much walking you’ve done and I highly recommend counting your steps using your phone or fitbit as I must have done five times as many steps as I usually do in a day. Comfy shoes are a must and weather appropriate clothing. It’s a good idea to layer clothing as there is a lot of queuing outside and inside which means temperatures can vary from one moment to the next.

Disneyland Paris Stunt Show

If you are thinking about visiting Disneyland Paris, it’s always good to do some research before visiting! They have just begun celebrating their 25th anniversary and have plenty of special events occurring throughout the year. You may also be interested in reading the review about the wonderful hotel we stayed in for our trip. OH and if you are looking for super cute ears, lifestyle blogger and disney fan, Sophie Kean made mine!

  • DLP is on my wish list for next year! Great tips x

  • Some very helpful tips here, I want to go back to Disney Land Paris one day

  • Taking advantage of vouchers and using FastPasses are great ways to save time and money at Disney. You’ve shared some really great tips for those planning a visit at Disneyland Paris.

  • Melanie Williams

    Been here alot and this post has got it in a nutshell! All these tips are on point 🙂 x

  • Anosa Malanga VA

    Going on Disneyland is always magical. I agree that you must wear a comfortable outfit so you can really enjoy the day. Nice list of tips.

  • I would love to get to visit Dinesyland Paris one day. I was actually planning on spending my 30th birthday there. It’s good to know to get vouchers and also bring a reusable water bottle.

  • Baby Isabella

    Great tips! We’d love to visit Disneyland Paris and see the parade! We tend to take snacks and re-useable water bottles with us everywhere x

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I haven’t been to Disneyland Paris since i was a kid. Some great tips here

  • I didn’t even know their was a Disneyland in Paris! I’d love to check it out when I visit this Fall!

  • I love Disneyland Paris. I can’t wait to go back with the family.

  • I haven’t been to Disneyland Paris since I was a child, but I’d love to go back again x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I just can’t get enough of Disney, we went to Orlando in Sept and I’m planning next Nov for us to go back – honestly can’t wait!!

  • I still can’t believe I haven’t been here. I really want to go soon!

    • With Love, Lottie

      You have got to go!

  • I went a few years ago and can’t wait to go back with the twins they are 3 now so would find it amazing seeing all the charachters for real

  • You have shared some really useful tips, the fast track is a good idea to avoid queueing. Diney is so magical and the parades are my favorite.

  • Unsigned, Emmie

    I have been thinking about Disneyland a lot recently and can’t thank you enough for sharing the link for the vouchers!! This could make all the difference for us! I haven’t been since I was about 14 so I’m excited to take the Mini’s

    Emmie xo

  • Wow this looks fun and I have always wanted to visit Paris this is definitely going in my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing your amazing experience.

    Leslie xoxo

    • With Love, Lottie

      It’s an incredible place to go!

  • Thank you very much for your tip, we’ll definitely use it!