Planning the perfect trip to Disneyland Paris

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If you read my post about Disneyland Paris you will know it ended up a little less than glamorous. My tips should help you when planning Disneyland Paris trips and help you avoid the mistakes we made.

Tip read: Paris travel guide

Check the weather

First and foremost before booking ANYTHING please check the weather. We did not do this and you will know from my Disneyland post that we were caught in an absolute downpour. Though we still enjoyed it it would have been far more enjoyable to be there in nice weather. My favourite resource for doing this is Holiday Weather. You can find out so much detailed information on their site that its the most useful website to use to know well in advance.

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Organize transfers

We actually drove to France from Scotland. This was a fun trip but we ended up in a car accident with my Aunt and Uncles car because he tried to pull out on to the other side of the road. Driving abroad is stressful and sometimes you just need to remove the stress out of travel by letting someone else take care of things.

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After a lot of research for my next trip when I will take my own son to Disneyland Paris I came across Top Paris Transfers. They can actually take you right from CDG to Disneyland Paris for a base cost that won’t change even if you make amendments, need a booster seat or if you bring extra luggage. Nothing is worse than prices changing because of silly details. They also won’t charge more if your flight is delayed and can accommodate up to 8 people – great for families!

Places to stay

You can actually find numerous places to stay on the Disneyland Paris website. Another option is to use the Map view option on and find somewhere nearby, but not too near if you wish.

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Planning your visit

Again your best resource is probably the Disneyland Paris website. You can actually look more specifically at the activities on offer at Disneyland Paris and plan from there.
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There are a whole host of maps available on the website to download so make sure to study these in detail and know which rides you want to go on, and more importantly which ones the kids are big enough to go on. This is something else we failed to do during our visit and we ended up wasting a lot of the day finding that out.
As an alternative why not consider Asterix Park?
There are a lot of ways to plan your trip to Disneyland Paris but these are the most obvious and important ones. Stay relaxed and have fun. Let someone else do the worrying for you.
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  • Weather is such an important tip, and so often overlooked! I imagine Disneyland Paris would be absolutely fab in the sun or snow, but rain maybe not so much. When I visited Disneyland California the weather was so gorgeous, but had it been raining I doubt I would have enjoyed it as much.

  • I live in the north of England and have never thought about how I would get to Disneyland Paris. I’ve thought about going as hopefully I can take my daughter, I think the option of flying to CDG and taking an organized transfer to the park sounds good, it’s good they don’t charge extra for booster seats etc.. Downloading the park map and planning your time in advance would work, and we’d be looking for Toy Story!

  • I agree that booking a transfer can be much less stressful than trying to drive yourself! Sometimes convenience is worth the cost especially when traveling with kids. I’m glad you all were still able to enjoy yourself despite the weather!

  • Great tips for booking a trip! I’ve only ever been to Disneyland in the US. I’m living in the UK now but never really thought about going in Paris! I think that needs to change, especially with the organised transfer etc. 😀

  • Love this! We were just there in April and I swear I’ve never been so cold in my life! Glad we weren’t the only ones put off by the weather! It definitely affected the moods of our family members. But, it’s a fun park and definitely worth a pop-over while traveling around Europe!

  • We always check the weather when we travel and that is a really important tip. We just got back from a trip to Greece and the weather reports we so incredibly inaccurate….we didn’t quite know what to think!! LOL! I’ve never considered a trip to Disney abroad but might need to reconsider. It is the happiest place on Earth after all and that, and Paris, is always a good idea! Great tips. Planning is always a great idea.

  • Oh no, I’m sorry your trip didn’t go to plan! But you’ve got a really helpful post out of it. I’d agree on booking transfers – every time I don’t, I curse myself. And while the weather can’t be helped I guess if you check it beforehand you can at least be prepared! These things are especially important when you’re with your kids as we know they aren’t always the most patient of people!

  • I had been to Paris but never been to the Disneyland Paris. But seeing your pictures I am tempted to go. Weather is such a big factor when traveling. I have had bad experiences too.

  • I have always wanted to go to any Disney land haha. I am 100% with you on checking the weather. It’s really the first thing we do before making any kind of travel plans. I can’t believe you drove all the way! What an experience!

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