Planning a Trip to Disneyland Paris – The Ultimate Guide

March 16, 2014

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3. Advance Planning for your Trip

Pre-booking Restaurants

Exploring Disneyland Paris can be hungry work, but fortunately the parks have tons of restaurants and cafés to cater for even the fussiest of eaters!

There are some fabulous places to rest your feet and enjoy a meal, but the fun doesn’t have to be put on hold while you eat – you’re very likely to see some of your favourite Disney characters while dining!

Many restaurants even let you book your table up to 2 months ahead through the Disneyland Paris Restaurant Reservations hotline (+33 (0) 1 60 30 40 50) – perfect if you’re a super-organised trip planner or are booking for a special occasion.

The cafés and restaurants are very popular and can get booked up quickly so it’s recommended to secure your restaurant bookings in advance.

 Some of Disneyland Paris’ most popular eateries are:

  • Café Mickey
  • Inventions
  • Walt’s – An American Restaurant
  • Blue Lagoon Restaurant
  • Restaurant des Stars

Another restaurant that’s definitely worth visiting is the world-famous Planet Hollywood, which is an experience in itself! You can enjoy all kinds of American-style food while surrounded by fascinating movie memorabilia.

If your little one is princess-mad, make sure you eat at the Auberge de Cendrillon, which serves fine French cuisine in enchanted fairytale surroundings fit for any little prince or princess! Plus, if they want to join in you can take along their favourite princess outfit!

Auberge de Cendrillon

Auberge de Cendrillon

Packing for a day at the parks

Planning what to take with you can differ quite a lot depending on the time of year you’re visiting Disneyland Paris, so these tips should help with your packing essentials:

In Winter: stay warm & dry

The weather in northern France is very similar to the UK. As much of the park is outdoors you’ll need a jacket, coat or poncho to keep you warm and dry if you’re visiting in the colder months.

In Summer – stay cool!

If you’re visiting during the summer months, we definitely recommend taking sun cream and a hat along with protective clothing to keep from getting sunburn or even heatstroke should the temperatures soar.

Find out how you can enjoy Disneyland Paris whatever the weather!

Comfy and casual

It goes without saying that you’ll cover a lot of ground during your visit, so comfortable shoes are a must!

Taking small children?

If you’re travelling with little ones, you can bring along your own pushchair. Even if they are just out of their buggies, we recommend taking it along just in case – this could save a few arms and backs if they get tired and want to be carried!

Travel essentials

Depending on where you’re staying, you may want to check the facilities that are available at the parks or at your hotel. But even if you do run out or forget any essentials, there is a local shopping centre where you can pick up most things.

Food & drinks

Remember to bring a few empty water bottles with you – there are water fountains all over the park so you can refill them throughout the day for free. You’ll need to stay hydrated to keep those energy levels up!

Disneyland Paris don’t allow visitors to bring their own food into the parks, (although bringing a few snacks for little ones is not usually an issue). If there are any particular restaurants that take your fancy, it’s best to make reservations in advance – see the Pre-booking restaurants section for more info.


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Farrah Hedwat

Farrah is AttractionTix’s resident Copywriter. A city girl at heart, her best-loved travel moments are exploring new cities across the world like Barcelona or Los Angeles. Farrah’s favourite things are eating, sleeping, shopping and animals (but mostly animals). Her pet hates are bad grammar and other writing-based “offences”.

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