Disneyland Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, welcoming millions of visitors of all ages and backgrounds every year. However, having a successful stay is not always easy, especially for families visiting for the first time. After years of visiting the park and several stays in the hotels, I offer you my 10 tips to follow to make the most of your stay:

1 – Choose your date wisely

It’s important to choose the date of your visit to Disneyland Paris carefully, taking into account the French school holidays, as this can have a significant impact on crowd levels and wait times in the park. Indeed, during school holidays, the park can be much busier, resulting in longer queues and a less enjoyable experience. Therefore, it’s advisable to choose a period outside of school holidays to enjoy a less crowded park and shorter waits. Additionally, it’s important to consider the school holidays of neighboring countries, as they can also affect attendance at the park. By planning your visit outside of school holidays, you can maximize your time at Disneyland Paris and fully enjoy your experience.

2 – Choose your accommodation wisely

Choosing the right accommodation at Disneyland Paris is also crucial for a successful stay in the park. One of the best pieces of advice is to look for a hotel located near the park, preferably within walking distance. This will allow you to avoid queues at bus stops and fully enjoy your stay. Additionally, staying in a nearby hotel will also enable you to quickly return to your room for a well-deserved break in the middle of the day. Finally, check the amenities offered by the hotel, such as a pool or restaurant, to ensure that your stay will be comfortable and enjoyable.

However, even though the park hotels offer a vastly superior visitor experience in terms of magic and enchantment, know that you can make significant savings by staying in a partner hotel.

3 – Download the Disneyland Paris mobile app

I advise you to download the Disneyland Paris app. This app will allow you to check wait times for each attraction, consult show and parade schedules, and book your restaurants. It will also help you navigate the park easily with a complete map of the park, the village, and the hotels.

4 – Take advantage of your benefits as a hotel guest

Hotel residents enjoy extra park time. Thus, you can visit the park early in the morning: the park is generally less crowded in the morning, allowing you to enjoy the most popular attractions before the crowds begin to arrive.

5 – Don’t overlook the shows and parades

Attend the shows and parades: Disneyland Paris offers numerous shows and parades throughout the day. These performances are all incredibly stunning and, in my opinion, offer memories far superior to a few minutes on an attraction. Don’t hesitate to check the app for the schedules and locations of these events.

6 – Remember to book your restaurants

Don’t forget to book your restaurants in advance. The most popular restaurants tend to fill up quickly, so it’s recommended to make reservations to avoid waiting in line at the entrance or, worse, not being able to access them during your stay.

7 – Eat at off-peak times

Eating at off-peak times at Disneyland Paris can be an excellent strategy to avoid crowds in the park’s restaurants. Indeed, most visitors tend to have their meals at similar times, which can lead to long queues and a generally less enjoyable experience. By eating at off-peak times, such as early in the morning or late at night, you can avoid these crowds and enjoy a more peaceful dining experience. Additionally, this will also allow you to optimize your time in the park by avoiding unnecessary wait times at attractions that are less crowded during meal times. Don’t forget to check the Disneyland Paris app for restaurant opening and closing hours.

8 – Prepare your suitcase well

Prepare appropriate clothing: The weather at Disneyland Paris can be unpredictable, so it’s important to pack suitable clothing for all weather conditions. This way, you’re sure to feel comfortable during your days in the parks.

9 – Plan your itinerary

Preparing your itinerary is an important step before each day in the park. You can consult the park map and plan your itinerary based on the attractions you want to do first. This will allow you to optimize your time on-site and avoid unnecessary back and forth that can quickly become tiring.

10 – Simply enjoy

Finally, to conclude, fully enjoy your stay at Disneyland Paris and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Don’t forget to take photos and cherish every magical moment. Disneyland Paris is a unique and magical experience that you won’t find anywhere else. By embracing every moment, you ensure that you fully immerse yourself in this experience and create unforgettable memories. Moreover, time flies at Disneyland Paris, especially when you’re busy having fun and exploring the park. By savoring every moment, you ensure that you don’t miss out on anything and fully live this experience.