If your kids have coped brilliantly during this lockdown, one of the finest ways to reward them is to find the perfect All-inclusive holidays Disneyland Paris and gift them an adventure of a lifetime. Every child craves a Disney adventure and An-inclusive Holiday to Disneyland Paris will be exactly what you and the kids need to rekindle your childish side, get back your sanity and explore like you never have. For many children, it will be the perfect gift after what they have endured during this lock-down.
Best time to visit for your All-inclusive Holidays Disneyland Paris
When Is the Best Time for an all-inclusive Holidays Disneyland Paris?
According to the Disneyland Paris crowd calendar, the Disneyland Park is likely to be open after July 15 with reduced service. I will subscribe to going during the Autumn/Winter months (September, October, November, January, February and March) for the best All-inclusive Holidays Disneyland Paris experience.
The Half-term School Holidays in October will be the best time to visit Disneyland Paris. Alternatively, if you prefer a weekend away, then the Autumn months (September through November) will be the best time to visit.
If you are planning to visit Disneyland Paris next year, consider going during the February Half-term School Holidays, hopefully, the park will be at full capacity. The May Half term Holidays, Summer holidays and Christmas holidays are favourite times to visit Disneyland Paris because of the variety of intentional and well-planned themes around these holidays.
How to travel from London to Disneyland Paris
There are at least 10 ways to travel to Disneyland Paris from London. They are:
10 Ways to travel from London to Disneyland Paris.
- Flights from London Southend to Charles-de-Gaulle airport Paris
- Flights from London Stansted Airport to Charles-de-Gaulle airport Paris
- Flights from London Luton to Charles-de-Gaulle airport Paris
- Flights from London Heathrow to Charles-de-Gaulle airport Paris
- Flights from London Gatwick to Charles-de-Gaulle airports Paris
- Eurostar from London to Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée)
- Eurostar from London to Paris centre (Gare du Nord)
- Eurolines (National Express Coach) from London Victoria to Disneyland Paris
- Driving privately from Folkestone through Eurotunnel Le Shuttle to Calais
- Ferry from Dover to Calais
I have tried 4 out of the 10 ways to travel from London to Disneyland Paris and I will be explaining them here as:
- The best value way to travel from London to Disneyland
- The cheapest way to travel from London to Disneyland
- The quickest way to travel from London to Disneyland
- The easier way to travel from London to Disneyland, Paris.
The best value way to travel from London to Disneyland, Paris
Choosing the most friendly-family way to travel for your all-inclusive holidays Disneyland Paris will be down to your preference. After trying the 10 ways to travel to Disneyland, Paris, in my opinion, the best value way to travel from London to Disneyland Paris as a family is through flying from any of the London Airports. I particularly liked flying from London Heathrow to Charles de Gaulle airport using points to get Business Class seats for the family on British Airways. Flying with British Airways comes with class and just for the 55 minutes flight, you will be served with great attention and detail. I also enjoyed flying with Easy-Jet from London Southend during the Summer for our all-inclusive holidays in Disneyland Paris. London Southend airport was less busy and it is a great choice for families.
When you arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris, you have the option to rent a car or use the RER trains to head to Disneyland. If you decide to rent a car, depending on the hotel or resort you have booked, you will need an additional 40 minutes to drive from Charles de Gaulle airport to Disneyland. This will not be a problem if you have young children with you. You really don’t want to be struggling with your kids and luggage on the train.
If you are spending 3 days or less, I will recommend travelling light and using the RER trains to get to the best of your all-inclusive holidays in Disneyland Paris. However, there is free parking at the hotels and resorts if you decide to rent a car for your convenience.
- Family-friendly options – quick flight times, frequent and more convenient for the family.
- Cheap flight tickets – Flying from London to Disneyland Paris will give you the best value if you use points to buy your tickets and use the RER trains to get to your resort.
- Additional costs if you need to rent a car
£55 per person return.
The Cheapest way to travel from London to Disneyland, Paris
The cheapest way to travel from London to Disneyland Paris is by using the National Express Coach sister -Eurolines. This service departs in the morning from London Central Victoria Coach Station and Folkestone and through overnight service from London Central, Victoria. From your departure at either London Victoria or Folkstone, you are taken directly to Paris’ Charles De Gaulle Airport. You will then need to be transferred to another carrier called a VEA Transdev service which then takes you directly to Disneyland Paris Resorts in 45 minutes.
The departure at London Victoria station is at 8 am. You will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at around 4:15 pm, get transferred to the VEA Transdev service which departs at around 4:45 pm and takes you straight to your Disneyland Resort in about 45 minutes.
- Young children might not like long Coach trips. Overnight service might work best for kids.
- £96 return for adults and £50 return for children.
The quickest way to travel from London to Disneyland, Paris
The quickest way to travel from London to Disneyland Paris is through Eurostar from London to Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée). It offers a direct service which allows you to be at Disneyland Paris park at exactly 2 hours 45 minutes. The Eurostar trains depart from London St Pancras Station and stop at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallee. This is the best option for your best all-inclusive holidays in Disneyland Paris. The train takes you straight to the park.
- Direct service to Disneyland Park
- Comfortable and relaxed journey – You can walk around the train
- Best for family travellers, solo travellers and couples.
- Less frequent train service from London
- Limited options for choice of resorts – You will not be able to stay at Davy Crochet Resort.
- The cost can rise quickly if you don’t book your tickets for at least 3 months in advance.
- Starts from £95 per person
The easier way to travel from London to Disneyland, Paris.
The easier way to travel from London to Disneyland Paris is by using the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle from Folkstone to Calais. You need to drive down to Folkstone Kent. Join the Eurotunnel which takes about 35 minutes to Calais. When you get to Calais, you have about 4 hours drive to Disneyland, Paris. Obviously, this is not the best option for those who dread driving in Paris and getting their cars Europe road-worthy but it is a great option for you if you want to go at your own pace, have a few stops and save money for your all-inclusive holidays Disneyland Paris. Free parking is available at all Disneyland Paris hotels and resorts.
- Great for large families and Multi-generational families
- Get for the road-trippers
- More convenient for sightings other areas around Disneyland Paris.
- Time-consuming – It will take about 6 hours in total to get to Disneyland, Paris from London.
Best place to Stay for your All-Inclusive Holidays Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris has about 6 hotels and 2 resorts within close proximity to Disneyland Park. The hotels are:
- Disneyland Hotel
- Disney’s Santa Fe Hotel
- Disney’s Newport Bay
- Disney Sequoia lodge
- Disney hotel Cheyenne
- Disney’s Hotel New York
Disney Resorts are:
- Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch
- Les Villages Nature Paris.
We had stayed at Disney’s Davy Crockett thrice and stayed at Disneyland Hotel once. We had dinners at Disney’s Santa Fe and Disney’s Newport Bay. The best place to stay for your all-inclusive holiday to Disneyland Paris is Disneyland Hotel.
Disneyland Hotel is a luxury hotel that is located just 5 minutes walk to Disneyland Park. It offers the finest Disneyland Luxury and free self-parking facilities.
Dining During your All-inclusive Holidays Disneyland Paris
If you choose a full board package for your all-inclusive holidays, you will get to dine at different restaurants in the park and at Disneyland Hotels. We particularly like the Agbran Cafe Restaurant which offered Middle Eastern dishes.
Packages for your All-Inclusive Holidays Disneyland Paris
There are several packages you can choose and combine for your all inclusive holidays to Disneyland Paris. The package ticket that will get you into the two parks will cost a child £130.50 and £141:50 for adults. (Prices in GBP.)
There are three different price classes: Mini, Magic, and Super Magic. Basically the prices change based on dates. For weekends and around holidays, you will probably have to pay for a Magic or Super Magic ticket. Make sure to select the number of days, two park option for your ticket so you can get into both parks.
For your all-inclusive holidays Disneyland Paris, 3 to 4 days is enough time to do everything you might want to do. If you are staying at the Disneyland Paris Hotel Parks, you have the advantage to wander through the park earlier than everyone else. The best thing about Disneyland Paris is that there are two parks. Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studio Park. These parks are located just about five minutes walk from each other.
Best things to do during your All-Inclusive Holidays Disneyland Paris
For a great start to your all-inclusive Holidays Disneyland Paris, download the Disneyland Paris mobile app where you’ll be able to see the map with information about the available attractions and their waiting times. You can also filter through the attractions you want to see first and which ones have FastPass. FastPass is a ticket that takes you straight through a different entrance to the front of the queues. With your all-inclusive package, it’s best you choose the FastPass option. The benefits include:
- Shorter queues which the Disneyland Paris mobile app will indicate to you.
- Scanning your ticket at the FastPass machines – the FastPass ticket is allocated automatically.
- FastPass tickets will show you what time you can take another one so you can wander through the park, go for lunch or do something else while you wait.
Where do you start in the parks?
Disneyland Paris has two parks. Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. I will suggest you start at Walt Disney Studios Park because it offers kids-friendly shows, mini character parade, displays and attractions that have limited waiting times. The official Disneyland Paris ticket or an e-ticket is needed to get into the parks. Top tip: Scan the e-ticket to a PDF on your phone.
Walt Disney Studios Park
Here are my favourite rides at Walt Disney Studios Park that you cannot miss!
- Ratatouille (FastPass)
- Tower of Terror (FastPass)
- Crush’s Coaster
- Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster (FastPass)
Don’t miss the shows at the studios.
Disneyland Park is truly where your magic dreams come true. It is much bigger than Walt Disney Studio and offers more attractions, restaurants and parades. You will literally bump into different Disney characters and take as many pictures as you want.
These are my favourite rides and attractions that you should do at Disneyland Park:
- Hyperspace Mountain (FastPass)
- Indiana Jones (FastPass)
- Star Tours (FastPass)
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
- It’s a Small World
- Peter Pan’s Flight (FastPass)
- Mad Hatter’s Teacups
- Phantom Manor
- The Carousel
- Sleeping Beauty’s Castle (the prettiest Disney castle – and you can walk through it!)
- Alice in Wonderland Labyrinth
- Nightly fireworks show
Make sure you maximise your usage of the FastPasses.
5 Perfect Reasons for All-Inclusive Holidays Disneyland Paris
There are several benefits to having an all-inclusive holiday to Disneyland Paris. Here are five perfect reasons for all-inclusive holidays to Disneyland.
- Entering Disneyland Parks during Magic Hours – from 8:30 – 10:00 am. Some attractions will be open and it is the best time to meet and greet characters.
- Dining at different restaurants and not worrying about the cost.
- Standard FastPass – skip the queues and save time
- Meet the Characters – every morning, the characters come round to say hello. Make it extra special for your kids by booking breakfast with characters for them.
- Free -Parking and ease of movement – It is super convenient to stay at the Disneyland hotels and resorts. They offer free parking and free shuttle services. If you stay at the Disneyland Hotel, you are 5 minutes away from the park. This is particularly fantastic for the firework display at night.
What to bring for your All-inclusive Holidays to Disneyland Paris
- A small backpack. You’ll be able to bring a small backpack for keeping phones, cards and stuff.
- A Disney hair band, face cap and Disney accessories. This is the place to wear all your Disney merchandise.
- Smart clothing appropriate for the weather — raincoat, sunhats, sunglasses, hooded jumpers and umbrellas.
- A water bottle that you can refill at the drinking stations in the bathrooms.
Safety tips for your all-inclusive holiday in Disneyland Paris
With the crowds at Disneyland, it is important to take some precautionary measures. The hotels are Disneyland Paris provides safe deposits, I’ll suggest you make use of these. Leave your passports and important documents here. Disneyland Paris is not the place for flashy jewellery and bags. It is a big place with lots of people, it is possible to lose things here. Read more about common family travel scams and how to avoid them.
Here are some products that can ensure you have taken measures against theft and losses.
- A travel vest
- Anti-theft bags
Other things to do in Paris
If you want to see more of Paris while you are on holiday to Disneyland Paris, get on the Big Bus Tours. With extensive knowledge and pre-recorded stories of all the landmarks in Paris, the Big Bus Tour is an easy and convenient way to explore Paris if you are short for time.
All-Inclusive Holidays to Disneyland Paris: Final Thoughts
The magic of Disney stays with you for a long time. An all-inclusive holiday to Disneyland should be on the cards for when we can all travel again. Let me know in the comments what you love about Disneyland and if you will consider taking your kids for an all-inclusive holiday.