Tuesday 6 February 2018

My top 5 tips for planning a Disneyland Paris holiday!

Trips to Disneyland are full of magic, laughter and happiness but they can also be stressful, especially when you want to make the most of your trip. Planning your Disneyland trip well is the key to an easy and enjoyable holiday. It will also help you get the best value for money too!

Here's my top 5 tips for planning a Disneyland Paris holiday!

Pair of Ariel themed Mickey style ears held up in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle

1. Budget!
This one if probably the most obvious as whenever you plan a holiday you always budget and price things up, right? Well, with Disney you have to budget that bit more and your spending money may need to go a bit further than expected. Budget for every little thing! Hotel, travel, transfers and tickets but make sure you include meals and souvenirs too. Meals are more expensive than in UK theme parks and, with most things Disney, so are the souvenirs!  For an idea of meal costs take a look at the Disneyland Paris website, where most menus can be found and downloaded.

2. Research, research and a bit more research!
Doing a bit of googling can go a long way when planning your Disney trip and there's plenty of resources out there. My person faves are the Trip Advisor forums, the Disneyland Paris website and app, along with The Dibb. A quick read could help you find the perfect character Meet and Greets or the perfect spot for Illuminations, so go and have a google!

The castle lit up for illuminations

3. Make your reservations!
Even in low season the most popular table service restaurants can get booked up, so call before you travel and reserve a table or if you're staying in a Disneyland hotel ask the concierge, who will be happy to help you make your booking.

The food at Remy's

4. Make your bucket list!
This is vital if you're going during a busy time like the school summer holidays! Queue times will be longer, restaurants will be busier! To make the most of your trip create your bucket list and aim to at least get those ticked off! It's a Small World is always on our list!

 5. Make the trip special!
Planning little treats or special things can help create amazing memories and give added pixie dust to your trip. Meet your favorite characters, wear matching outfits, try pin trading or buy special Mickey ears, so many little touches can add to the magic.

A little boy playing with Pluto

Planning well and being organised will give you more time to enjoy the magic and create the best memories!

I've vlogged about this too! Watch the video here

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  1. I completely agree with all of these... You need to know what your key points are - the absolutely must do/see's. Then reserve restaurants or fast passes... but then have the rest of the day planned but with an element of flexibility for duplicate rides! #sharingthebloglove

  2. I would love to take our girls to Disneyland Paris, I just need to convince my husband its a good idea. Great advice, I'll bookmark this for when we go. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. You should definitely go! Your daughters would love it!

  3. I'm desperate to take my two to Disneyworld, but since Disneyland Paris is so much closer, I can see us doing that first. Great tips - I really want to get the most out of it all! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. Paris is a great warm up for Walt Disney World!

  4. Hi, I totally agree with all of your points. Planning is key make those reservations for those special dinners and get those fast passses #SharingtheBlogLove

  5. These are great tips! We had an amazing time at Disneyland Paris and planning was key! #sharingthebloglove