Taking a trip to France? Our 2020 Disneyland Paris vacation planning guide covers info & tips for visiting, hotel reviews, restaurant recommendations, ride ratings, and theme park itineraries. It’s up-to-date information and advice, with regular revisions from our visits to DLP and Walt Disney Studios Park. (Updated January 2, 2020。）
Whether you are considering a day at Disneyland Paris–the most popular tourist destination in Europe–as part of a non-Disney trip to France, or are a huge Disney fan planning an international trip for Disneyland Paris, this guide has you covered. We will detail everything from hotels to dining, and answer the important question of when is a good time to visit Disneyland Paris?
First, a bit of a primer about Disneyland Paris. Located in Marne-la-Vallée, which is actually a suburb of Paris, Disneyland Paris is about 45 minutes from the city center by train–and significantly closer to Charles de Gaulle Airport. The entire resort consists of 7 official Disney-themed hotels, several partner hotels, the Disney Village entertainment and shopping district, and the two parks: Parc Disneyland and the Walt Disney Studios Park…
事实上，在我们的Best & Worst Disney Theme Parks in the World帖子,帕洛阿尔托研究中心迪斯尼乐园排名# 4,ahead of popular parks like Disney California Adventure and Epcot. It mostly scored so high because of its beauty. Before I get ahead of myself gushing over Disneyland Paris’ beauty, let’s cover the question of when you should visit Disneyland Paris…
Christmas is an excellent time to visit Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park for a flurry of additional seasonal entertainment, and for the beautiful decorations all around the park. Plus, you cannot beat the feel of the City of Paris during the holiday months.
We’ve visited multiple locations in Europe, including Normandy, the Loire Valley, and Côte d’Azur regions of France. Outside of France, we’ve traveled to Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
如果你已经动心去欧洲旅行，看看巴黎迪斯尼乐园和其他持久的文化体验，或者如果你已经计划访问，并希望有更多的信息和提示，让我们开始规划！(All links open in new tabs, so feel free to click away and head down the rabbit hole!)
How Many Days?
基于上述,在计划旅行的时候出现Disneyland Paris, you should not just plan a quick trip to see Disneyland Resort Paris, but should also plan on visiting at least Paris and another European city or two. On our first trip, we flew into Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, then spent equal amounts of time in Disneyland Paris and Paris, before taking the Eurostar to London and then flying out of London’s Heathrow airport.
When it comes to Europe as a whole, you should visit for as many days as you can. The reality of things is that vacation time is finite, and travel is costly, so most people probably are looking at maybe a week or so on the vacation. My strong advice would be to try and stretch the trip to at least 10 days even if that requires saving money and vacation time a bit longer.
多少时间，你会希望在旅途中的每条腿花费在很大程度上是一个私人问题。If you aren’t a Disney fan and are just going for the sake of your kids or because it’s on your list of highlights near Paris, my recommendation would probably be to just go for 1 day, spending it entirely at Parc Disneyland, experiencing some of the best attractions, and enjoying the ambiance.
Most people can accomplish the Walt Disney Studios park in half a day or a day. There is an assortment of enjoyable attractions there, but the park is mostly ugly. I wouldn’t downright encourage anyone to skip this park, but it’s not going to be the highlight of anyone’s trip until the enhancements start coming on line in 2021. With that said, if you only have one day to experience Disneyland Paris, skip the Studios and just do the Disneyland park.
In addition to time for exploring Parc Disneyland and the Walt Disney Studios Park, you will want to set aside a bit of time to explore the hotels and Disney Village, too. The hotels are pretty cool, whereas Disney Village is a mostly dated, sad take on Downtown Disney. The highlights of Disney Village are Earl of Sandwich and Five Guys, which are great late night meals after the parks close.
Depending upon your level of interest and stamina, seeing these areas can probably be accomplished after the parks close, depending upon what time the parks close. During my visits, even on busier days, the latest the parks closed was 10 pm; many nights the parks closed as early as 7 pm.
For example, Disneyland Paris promotions often include 30% off a room plus free Half Board dining and buy 2 nights get 2 nights free at a hotel. (Both promos include park tickets.) Alternatively, there are hotel discounts available for Annual Passholders of up to 40% off. All of these discounts are pretty representative of what’s generally offered.
I’m going to make the assumption that anyone reading this is flying to Europe from overseas, not a European driving to Disneyland Paris for a day trip (if you’re driving and looking for advice…try Google Maps, I guess?). From Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris there are three main options: TGV, RER, or VEA shuttle.
The TGV is the best of these options, and it drops you off right outside Disneyland Paris’ gates. The process is very simple; head to Terminal 2 and purchase a ticket for the TGV at a kiosk in the airport with a destination of “Marne La Vallee Ches.”
The Magical Shuttle is the second-best option, but it stops at a number of hotels (think Disney’s Magical Express). However, it’s convenient and pretty easy. Prices for this vary, but it’s generally the most expensive option.你可以在这里预订门票。
我们住在瓦尔德欧洲，这是从巴黎迪斯尼乐园的第一站的RER A线几个异地的酒店。结合它需要从巴黎迪斯尼乐园步行到RER站（3分钟）的时间，所花费的时间在火车上（5-15分钟，这取决于列车时刻表），以及花费的时间从车站步行Val d’Europe to our hotel (3 minutes), you have about a 25 minute commute, at worst. Several of these hotels are also within walking distance of Disneyland Paris (25-35 minute walks, depending upon the hotel).
The whole town of Val d’Europe is relatively new, having been masterplanned in conjunction with Disney. It has a Celebration/suburbia vibe to it, but with traditional French stylization. While it doesn’t have the same historical allure of the quaint villages in France, it has its own modern charm and is not too cookie cutter. All of this is to say that the hotels of Val d’Europe are probably solid options if you don’t want to pay the insane prices of Disneyland Paris hotels.
Generally, these hotels in Val d’Europe can be booked for $75-150/night, which makes them (typically) cheaper than Disneyland Paris on-site hotels. You can also walk from some of the hotels to Disneyland Paris (Hipark Serris is the hotel closest to the parks, for what it’s worth), which is much more convenient than taking the RER, we think.
Another option, particularly if you’re spending time elsewhere in France, is Airbnb…
我们有讨论后我们提示for Using Airbnbin case you’re unfamiliar with the service. We’ve used it several times in Europe, including a couple of times in Paris. It’s an inexpensive alternative to a hotel, and nice because it also allows you to live like a local, whether that means doing some laundry halfway through your trip or just going to the market to get fresh produce (and cheese…AND WINE!) to prepare you own meals.
除此之外，最大的好处是价格。你可以找到有时会发现在瓦尔德欧洲四星级酒店，但漂亮的住宿优惠，在巴黎（适当的）或其他城市是不太常见的。出租自己的公寓或扁平的价值主张比预订酒店显著更大。（加，你可以使用我的注册链接免费信用your first time using Airbnb!)
There are four different tiers to each of these Meal Plans available, escalating in price and what’s included. At the lowest end of the spectrum is the Hotel plan, which includes breakfast and dinner at your hotel only. Standard gives you a choice of 5+ buffet restaurants. Plus provides access to 15+ buffet and table service restaurants. Premium is available at almost every table service restaurant in Disneyland Paris, including character meals and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
The reason is that a lot of the food at Disneyland Paris is not very good. Given that this is法国，you’d expect Disneyland Paris to have some stellar dining options. Unfortunately, expectations here don’t comport with reality. Restaurants at Disneyland Paris are not that good and are not that “French.”
If you want to avoid disappointment, we’d recommend approaching dining at Disneyland Paris from the perspective of experiencing restaurants with cool themes. Our十大主题餐厅在巴黎迪斯尼乐园post should help with this.
This is how we have approached dining there, and it has worked pretty well. The two restaurants at which we ate the first time, Walt’s and Captain Jack’s, were beautiful, and worth the experience, even considering the food. Walt’s has a similar feel to Club 33 at Disneyland, and Captain Jack’s overlooks the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, much like Blue Bayou at Disneyland.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as portion sizes are large and prices are not out of line (by normal Disney standards). In addition, the design of many of these restaurants is truly impressive. Toad Hall features more detail than all of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland, and serves some pretty good fish & chips, too.
This can be very frustrating for planning purposes, and playing the “今天开什么？” game while in the park is equally frustrating, as the signs up indicating which restaurants are open differ from spot to spot. You often don’t know whatis打开，直到你走到一个特定的餐厅。
To make matters worse, even the limited slate of restaurants that is open often closes before 5 pm. This means that lines for dinner at the 2-3 restaurants that are open into the evening hours are ridiculously long. We’ve heard frequent reports of guests waiting 45 minutes for a (terrible) burger at Cafe Hyperion. Don’t make that mistake.
Our over-arching recommendation for those with finite travel budgets would be to save your money for dining in the city of Paris and eat on the cheap in Disneyland Paris. You may want to give at least one table service meal a try before adopting this strategy, though.
此外，我们对购买巴黎迪斯尼乐园的门票我们的提示巴黎迪斯尼乐园门票提示和信息post, which covers where to find discount park tickets, and the pros & cons of getting an Annual Pass versus buying single day tickets (it’s a closer call than you might think!). Remember that if you’re staying on-site at a Disneyland Paris hotel, there’s a good chance your package will include park tickets.
If you’re interested in developing a strategy for attractions or figuring out which to do and which to skip, check out our巴黎迪斯尼乐园景点指南和ourWalt Disney Studios Park Attractions Guide。These guides have ratings for every attraction in Parc Disneyland and WDSP, and our recommendations for doing them.
Thankfully, Disneyland Paris has already turned a corner in terms of maintenance and refreshing the park. Now, we are seeing all of the hard work and refurbishments pay off, and Disneyland Paris is闪闪发光的结果是。我们只是希望它保持这种方式！
在我们的项目独特的迪斯尼包装清单will be helpful in any of the Disney theme parks. Specific to Paris, one thing you will need is a voltage converter. We highly recommend thisBESTEK Portable Travel Converter有多个网点。你可以找到更便宜的，但他们会更大，更重，并且占用宝贵的房地产在你的手提箱。
我们推荐的另一件事,尤其是如果你plan on traveling internationally beyond France, is purchasing a pocket MiFi unit. For years, we rented these when traveling, until we did a bit of research and discovered they’re fairly cheap to purchase.
I bought this华为4G LTE移动WiFi热点和then purchased a cheap (~$40 Orange Holiday) 10 GB SIM card at a Relay store in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport when we landed.If you have an unlocked phone, you can just put the SIM card directly into that, but we prefer the MiFi unit so that we can connect multiple devices. We find this to be a more efficient strategy when traveling internationally.
When packing, also keep in mind that the climate of Paris is not the same as that of Orlando or Anaheim. Paris has legitimate winters, complete with snow and all. If you’re visiting any time from October through March, you should pack for cooler weather. OurPacking for Disney in Winter Guide是一个开始，但冬季的高峰期，你会想真正保暖的衣服了很多天。
Free wireless internet is now available throughout Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park, the Disney Village, and all resort hotels. This is a relatively new development that roughly coincided with the rollout of the official Disneyland Paris app. There’s also free WiFi at the Disney Village McDonald’s and Earl of Sandwich, and most of the off-site hotels.
If you need help planning your Disneyland Paris vacation beyond this, we recommend联系有经验的（不收费），授权迪士尼度假计划，这也将帮助您找到最好的交易。想看到更多的照片或激动详细了解巴黎迪斯尼乐园？看看我们“印象德布里克”巴黎迪斯尼乐园报告，which covers our visit during the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon, or our巴黎迪斯尼乐园20周年行程报告，它涵盖了我们对巴黎迪斯尼乐园首次访问！