Disneyland Paris

With only a few days away until our next Disney trip I thought a little blog on tips might be useful for people.

We aren’t new to Disneyland Paris and in fact this will be Ita’s third trip there! Each time we go we seem to pick up tips and new ideas!

The difference however with this trip is that ITA WILL BE 3! This means that there will be a few more exciting things for her to experience!

Things to do!

Princess for a Day Experience

This has been something that Ita has looked forward to for a few months now. The minimum age is 3 years.

Booking is between €55-€180 depending on what package option you go for.

to book the Princess for a Day experience it must be done in person at the ‘Galerie Mickey’ shop located on the second floor of the Disneyland Hotel. It is advisable to book as soon as you can on the day you wish to receive the package. There are limited times & places each day. For that reason we will make this a priority!

(Tip: About 55 euros for hair and makeup if you bring your own dress).

If this is a bit too expensive, as I hold no secrets about Disney not being so then just inside Cinderella’s castle by the sword in the stone, there is a mini makeover bit where you can have face painting etc! Its only about 8-15 euros.

another thing Ita enjoys is meeting the princesses at Princess Pavilion in Fantasy Land. It can only be booked on the day in the park.

Princesses are: Belle, Aurora, Ariel and Snow White.

Free things that I would say are a must;

Disney Main Street, Next Stop: Memory Lane

Catch a nostalgic ride to and from Town Square aboard a vintage vehicle. Board a classic Mercer, Paddy Wagon, Omnibus, Fire Engine or Limousine and sit back as you are ushered from one end of Main Street, U.S.A. to the other. Along the way, behold a bevy of 2 and 3-storey-high, Victorian-themed shops and restaurants from a time and place long since passed.

 

Pick-Up Points

One-way trips pick up at the transportation stops in Town Square and Central Plaza

 

Horse-Drawn Streetcars: a Grand Way to Travel

If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the sidewalks between Town Square and Central Plaza, then why not travel in style? Just climb aboard one of Main Street’s ornate horse-drawn streetcars and let your majestic Percheron clip clop along the brick-paved streets while you relax in ultimate splendour and comfort. (Just outside City Hall).

 

Disneyland Rail Road

This is just as you walk under the hotel to the City Hall area (before main street).

Embark on a relaxing 20-minute Grand Circle Tour onboard an authentic steam-powered train.

Listen to the clamour of the engine, the chug of the wheels and the call of the whistle as you travel aboard the Disneyland Railroad. Offering convenient stops at Frontierland®, Fantasyland® and Discoveryland, it’s the perfect way to preview the magic of Disneyland Park and take in the picturesque scenery, such as the Grand Diorama, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril and Pirates of the Caribbean.

 

Meals with Disney Characters

There are actually a good few options and it is without a doubt the best way to meet as many characters as possible.

Auberge de Cendrillon

Whisk your young royalty to Cinderella’s banquet hall for some fine French cuisine amongst enchanting stone archways and medieval stained glass windows. Here, princesses glide past and stop for a chat and photo opportunity in what is a fairytale dining experience. 

It can be a bit hit and miss with the princesses as despite having eaten there numerous times, we are yet to have met Ariel there.

This restaurant is only open for lunch and dinner. DLP did test this restaurant as a breakfast option but to my knowledge they decided against it.

Café Mickey

A 3 course meal with Mickey and his friends! This restaurant is in the Disney Village and is really underrated. Our experience here was really good. We deliberately booked a 6pm sitting and the restaurant was more or less empty.

As with all sit down meals at Disney, it is not cheap. My understanding is that as this used to be a buffet style restaurant, that has now switched to a sit down meal, people expect the same elegance as ADC.

I “think” you can only have dinner here but I will check this out.

Inventions

Marvel at a time of great technological imagination in this open-kitchen buffet restaurant overlooking Main Street, U.S.A.

Plaza Gardens Restaurant

Lap up a lavish buffet amid the Victorian splendour of this opulent leisure pavilion.

This restaurant is just inside the park situated on Main Street USA.

Rides for U5’s

 

Fantasy Land

Peter Pans FlightIt’s a small world

Mad Hatters Tea Cups

Carrousel de Lancelot

Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains (Snow White)

Les Voyages de Pinocchio

Dumbo 

 

Discovery Land

 Buzz Lightyear Lazer Blast Orbitron

 Tomorrow Land

Astro Orbitor

 

Studios

Ratatouille: The Adventure

Cars Quartre Roues Rallye

Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin

 

 

Secrets to Cinderella’s Castle

If you go upstairs within the castle you will be able to see Sleeping Beauty’s story and keep a look out for the beautiful sparking tapestries, the knights that snore and the changing rose in the magic window. Another little known part of the castle is that there is a dragon that you can see under the castle.

 

 

Fireworks 

Are every night!

Frontierland entry is a good spot to see them.

 

The spectacularly sparkly Disney Illuminations show

As if by magic, the parapets and turrets of Sleeping Beauty Castle appear to move as mind-blowing special effects bring the wonder of Disney to life before your very eyes. Prepare to hold your breath and ‘ahhhh’ when fireworks fizz through the night’s sky, showering their clusters of colours over Sleeping Beauty Castle. Flames and water work in perfect harmony to wow your senses with unexpected excellence. Lasers slice through the mesmerising mist. And all this time, Mickey is having a blast, leading you on a journey through impressive projections of famous Disney tales, old and new.

 

Disney Junior Live on Stage: get Up and Dance!

Immerse yourself in this Disney Junior Live on Stage starring some famous Disney Junior faces. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and the gang sing catchy songs and dance amid colourful, whimsical scenery. And all they ask of you is to join in!

Stitch Live!

Enter Walt Disney Studios® Park for a live satellite link-up with a difference. You’ll be left flabbergasted by the truly magical real-time computer tricks at Disney Stitch Live! Especially the first time Stitch deviates from his scripted lines and wreaks havoc upon unsuspecting audience members.

 

Meets!

 

Meet Captain America

Location: Near Stitch Live! – Production Courtyard.

By reservation only*. Download the Linebertyapplication available on the App Store or Google Play to make a reservation.

 

Mickey

Head backstage to meet magician Mickey in between shows, snap a photo and discover some truly magical Disney tricks and secrets.

Location : Meet Mickey Mouse – Fantasyland

Location: Toon Plazza – Toon Studio.

By reservation only*. Download the Linebertyapplication available on the App Store or Google Play to make a reservation.

 

Minnie

Location: Near Liberty Arcade – Main Street, U.S.A.

Location: Toon Plazza – Toon Studio.

 

Daisy

Location: Near Discovery Arcade – Main Street, U.S.A.

 

Alice

Location: Near Alice’s Curious Labyrinth – Fantasyland.

 

Buzz 

Location: Toon Plaza – Toon Studio.

 

Aladdin

Location: Near Restaurant Agrabah Café – Adventureland.

 

Merida is always at cowboy cookout.

 

 

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