Give the Kids Something to Smile About – Head for Disneyland Paris
Gone are the days when a trip to Disneyland meant a long haul flight to the USA and an expensive family holiday – now, with Disneyland Paris practically on your doorstep, you can head to France for a weekend getaway or longer holiday at any time of year, and the kids are sure to have a great time!
If you’re considering heading to Disneyland Paris, take a few moments to read our handy guide to see if it’s the right destination for you and your family.
What’s the deal?
You can fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport (just outside of Paris) with most major airlines, or why not travel by Eurostar? Connections from London take just over an hour, so you could be in France in next to no time. Disneyland Paris is not far from the city centre and easily reachable by RER (the French train service) – you can buy tickets at any major station. It’s a good idea to check out deals online when you plan your holiday as there are often discounted tickets or special offers available.
Staying in Paris
You can choose to stay in Paris and travel to Disneyland, or why not stay in one of the hotels at the resort? The kids will love the themed hotels – the Davy Crockett Ranch will make them feel like a real Disney pioneer with a stay in a private wood cabin just a short drive from the park.
You can see all of Disneyland Paris in just 2 days, but we recommend you to book 2 nights and 3 days for better satisfaction.
The Disneyland Paris website lists events taking place throughout the year such as Disney’s Halloween Festival or Mickey’s Magical Fireworks and Bonfire.
Christmas is a particularly magical time to visit, and the kids will love Disney’s Enchanted Christmas with street parades and other events featuring all of your favourite Disney characters.
Book Your Tickets
By booking your tickets in advance online, either separately or as part of a package deal, you can often make great savings. Adult day tickets start at around £60, whilst children’s tickets start at around £40, depending on what time of year you visit and whether there are any special offers available. It’s often possible to find deals through your travel provider, so if you’re booking with a travel agent, make sure you see whether they can offer you discounted prices on park tickets.
With so many great events happening, not to mention thrilling rides for all ages and great shops and restaurants to explore, the Magic Kingdom really is a great place to take the kids on holiday. A trip to Disneyland Paris isn’t one they will forget in a hurry, and who knows, you might find that you enjoy it even more than they do!