Disneyland Paris is up there on the family bucket list and really is a magical place to make memories any time of the year. With around 12 million visitors each year, Disneyland Paris is one of the most visited places in Europe.
You’ve most likely already done lost of research on discount Disneyland Paris ticket prices and have worked out the best time to visit with your family
1. Disneyland Paris Park Tickets
Don’t wait to buy your tickets onsite as you’ll pay through the nose. There are lots of cheap Disneyland Paris tickets available online and it really does pay to plan ahead with savings of up to 44% off and also deals such as adults pay kids prices. Don’t forget to pack them.
2. Comfortable Shoes
An average of 15,000 steps a day around a 20 km2 Disneyland Park is sure to have your feet singing a sad, sad song by the end of the day if you haven’t packed a comfortable pair of shoes. If you haven’t packed comfortable shoes for your kids either, it’s not going to be a fun day. Practical shoes and a spare pair is the order of the day and be sure to take lots of rest breaks to give those tootsies some recuperation time.
3. Snacks & Bottled Water
Even if you have the cash to flash, you are still going to want to be snacking whilst waiting in line or whilst you are walking around the park, don’t forget, each park is a whopping 20km and that’s hungry work, especially for little ones. Whilst there are lots of food outlets to choose from, packing your own healthy snacks and drinks will not only save you some pennies but also see your energy levels topped up so you can enjoy the Disneyland Paris Park trip to the fullest.
Disneyland Paris does offer iced water on demand but it’s good to have a water bottle handy for refills also.
4. A Sheet or Blanket
Picture this, it’s packed, you have little ones with you and a must-see Disneyland Paris Park trip parade is about to start and as you wait, more and more people gather next to you, getting in your personal space. Then the little ones want to sit down on the floor and you don’t have anything for them to sit on. Packing a blanket or sheet may not seem like a must-have item but on the day, you’ll be glad you did. You can use it to offer shade from the sun or mark your space in the crowds.
5. Babywipes, Hand Sanitiser and Sun Cream
With all that snacking going on and touching surfaces, you’ll be needing easy access to clean hands and sorting out messy faces. Baby wipes are also very handy in hot weather to cool-off with. Depending on the time of year for your Disneyland Paris Park trip, sun cream is a must.
6. Rain Jacket & Poncho
As much as we’d like Disneyland Paris to have the Californian climate, it doesn’t, and the weather can be unpredictable. Make sure you do a check on the weather forecast for your trip and pack to cover rain and sun. Tip: you cannot pack enough t-shirts. If you pack a pashmina scarf, it can be doubled as blanket for a small child. If you can get a poncho before you head to the park, you’ll save yourself a bit of money as buying on site is expensive. Captive audience and all that.
7.Camera & Gadget Chargers
Snap happy is the order of the day, Disneyland Paris Park is so picturesque and you’ll be amazed at the incredible sights to see. Don’t get caught out with a flat smartphone or forgotten camera. You’ll be wanting to take lots of photos to look at in years to come. Remember all chargers for all your gadgets and adapters for the plug sockets.
Check out ‘5 Incredible Photos that Prove Disneyland Paris is the Most Magical Place on Earth‘ so you can be sure to snap those amazing views.
A comfortable back-pack is going to save you a lot of hassle on your Disneyland Paris Park trip, you can take your bag on the rides with you so make sure it’s got lots of compartments for everything you and your family need. One that is rain proof is a good idea and big enough to carry comfortably on your back.
9. First Aid Kit
Blisters, dry lips and sore muscle from all the walking are just some of things you may encounter of your family trip to a Disneyland Paris Park. Pack a small first aid kit with all the essentials such as lip balm, plasters, re-hydration salts in case any of you get a bit of an upset tummy and also painkillers and muscle rub. Lots of travel kits available so not to bulky to carry.
10. Disney Merchandise
You’ll be so tempted by all the incredible Disney merchandise and it’ll certainly burn a hole in your pocket. If you have young children, you can buy lots of fun clothing and products from H&M and Primark and surprise the kids when you get there. It’s a good idea to also see if you can find a Disney autograph book online rather than buying onsite and don’t forget a pen!
Your Disneyland Paris Park trip is sure to be a lifetime experience and we hope our top 10 list of what to pack for your trip is helpful and even goes so far as to save you a bob or two. For more money and timing saving tips for your up and coming Disneyland Paris Park Trip have a look at these 101 Disneyland Paris Tips.