Checklist for a perfect trip to Disneyland® Paris

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Read our five helpful hints on how to make your family trip to Disneyland® Paris magical from beginning to end. Download the graphic to help you remember.

Any vacation with children is going to need a little extra planning. Check out these five tips on how to make your trip hassle free and a little lighter on your wallet when heading to Disneyland® Paris.


1. Book in advance and keep an eye out for deals

Booking online means you wont have to wait in the purchasing line and you can research the right ticket to suit your family. Also, if you book during the low season you can pick up a Mini Ticket, which is discounted, saving you €24 per adult.

If a trip to the park is in the future for your family, keep up to date with the best deals by signing up to Disneyland® Paris’ newsletter. You will be sent deals and updates on shows, and you can unsubscribe once the trip is over. This is the best way to find deals to make your visit as walletfriendly as it is family friendly!

2. Pocket some handy tips

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So, you have your tickets and you are on the way to the park. There are a few things to keep in mind that may make you day that little bit better. Firstly, the FASTPASS is you best friend. When you reach a ride you would like to try, head to the FASTPASS machine and enter your tickets. You will get a FASTPASS ticket free with a time to come back so you don’t have to queue! You can also take advantage of the short queues in the first two hours of opening if you are up early, or the last two hours, when the crowds start thinning.

Another important tip is to pack snacks. There is nothing worse than lining up with hungry kids. Pack some bars, fruit or small snacks to make sure hunger is kept at bay so you don’t miss out on any of the fun. Some people even opt to bring a picnic, but there are plenty of great restaurants with all kinds of cuisines if you don’t want to bother preparing something.

3. Plan your day around shows

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One of the most important things to see when at Disneyland is the parade. See all your favorite characters and watch your kids’ faces light up when their cartoon heroes come marching by. Be sure to plan rides and meals around the parade and any other shows you want to see. Perhaps there is a cool screening you want to catch, so browse the website and jot down important times before you reach the park and get lost in the timeless magic.

4. Have the right wardrobe

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This is going to be one of those days that you want comfortable shoes, a backpack, loose fitting clothes and a refillable water bottle. You will be walking or running around all day and be thrown through the air on the many rides. Heels may look wonderful in your selfies with the castle, but this is no place for style. Make your family’s wardrobe as fun-friendly as possible and if your kids absolutely must wear their favorite princess or prince outfit, then make sure they have running shoes.

5. Book the best accommodation

Radisson Blu Hotel Disneyland Paris bird's eye view of hotel and golf course

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If Disneyland® is your next destination, then you will want to make sure you have hassle free accommodation planned and at the ready. Getting your kids to sit still for a few hours on the plane or train can be difficult so have a family room booked at Radisson Blu Hotel at Disneyland® Paris and let them handle the rest. With complimentary shuttle buses heading to and from the park each day, and relaxation areas and a golf course for parents, this is the perfect place to revive after a busy day exploring the magic of Disney®.

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