Disneyland Paris Tips

– Take your own teabags, coffee sachets or squeezy squash tubes. Water, cold or hot, is free in all of the cafes and restaurants in the parks.
– Try to go in the week instead of a weekend if you can. Particularly out of the school holidays, the park is twice as busy at the weekends, and queue times can top 90 minutes.
– Pack a lot of layers. The weather is incredibly indecisive, and can change several times a day.
– Avoid taking a bag if you want to skip queues into the park. The entrances are manned with scanners, but if you are bag-less you can skip the queues.
– If you ask, all the restaurants have gluten free bread, and some have gluten free cakes and biscuits (and they’re always free).
– If there’s a particular ride you want a fast pass for, get that first thing. The fast passes are free but allocated on a first come first serve basis, with a limited number per day. Some of the popular rides (Peter Pan’s Flight and Thunder Mountain) can be out of Fast Passes by lunchtime.
– Food is expensive and not healthy either, but you can take food in. If you have any specific dietary requirements or you’re trying to eat healthily it’s worth taking stuff with you, since 99% of the restaurants only serve burgers and chicken nuggets.
– Book a table for your first night there, or you’ll struggle to get a table anywhere. If you’re staying over a Saturday night, book for that too, it’s the busiest night in the park.
– Download Disney App for wait times, meet and greets, and closure information.
– Pick up a map at the entrance, even if you don’t think you’ll need it, it’s hard to get them elsewhere in the park.
– Magic hours are great for meet and greats but not for rides! Only Discoveryland and Fantasyland are open and not all the rides are open within those areas.
– Comfy shoes are a must!

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  • My biggest DLP tip and the one I use every single time I go is – pack sandwich bags if you're staying in one of the Disney hotels! Take them down to breakfast with you and use the little rolls and cheeses to make yourself sandwiches for lunch. Free!!!!! Sandwiches in the park are so expensive and this saves a fortune (and leaves you more money for ice-cream and Mickey Mouse biscuits!)