Finally sharing my amazing Christmas Day at Disneyland Paris. I happen to be a Disney fanatic, mostly thanks to having grown up near the wonderful Walt Disney World and Epcot Center. Even years before my first trip to Paris, it was the miniature ‘France’ at Epcot that first got me hooked on the city of lights. It’s been a few years since I have been to Disneyland Paris and so on Christmas Day we woke up early, hopped on the RER train and in less than an hour arrived at the happiest place on earth. Visiting Disney at Christmas time means so many extra special details from the holiday decor, music, and even Minnie wearing a festive holiday outfit. For the first couple of hours the park had only a small crowd (since most families were still at home unwrapping presents) and we zipped through lines of all my favorite rides ~ The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s a Small World (Even the Characters dressed in festive holiday outfits), and went through Snow White without much of a line. Lucky us 🙂 Here are some of my favorite photos from the day and below sharing tips on how to get there, park tickets, dining and more.
Disneyland Paris now has 2 parks. We started out at Disneyland Park and finished our magical day exploring Walt Disney Studios Park with a new area celebrating one of my favorite movies, Ratatouille, and enjoyed a delicious French dinner at Chez Remy with oversized household items as our tables and chairs (just like the movie!!). I can’t write enough about how special and detailed the restaurant and even the ride is for that matter. You just have to see it for yourself. So if you’re headed to Paris and have some extra time to spare, Disneyland Paris is well worth the easy and quick train ride. I’ll admit, I had already been six times and this trip won’t be my last. The RER train even takes you directly to the park entrance. How’s that for Disney Service!!
If you’d like to spend more than one day at Disneyland, they have some beautiful hotels, including the gorgeous DISNEYLAND HOTEL. It’s definitely a dream of mine to stay at this dreamy hotel, perfectly located at the entrance to Disneyland Park. I love the Victorian pastel decor.
Next month, we’re headed to Walt Disney World and Epcot for my birthday. I’m very lucky that my boyfriend is a real trooper and coming with me to Disney twice in one year.
TRAIN: Take the RER A Train to Marne La Valle Station. It takes about 45 minutes and you can hop on from several stops in Paris. I prefer Gare du Lyon since the Les Halles Station can be very crowded. Once you exit the station at Marne La Valle, you have arrived at Disneyland and just walk on over to the parks. PARIS BY TRAIN has a page dedicated to the route to Disneyland
PARK TICKETS: They sell tickets with a variety of options such as 1 day or multi-day tickets for one or both parks. I purchase my tickets when I arrive at the park but you can also order in advance on the Disneyland Paris site or pick up at some of the travel agencies in the center of Paris found along Rue de Rivoli near the Louvre.
DINING: With trips to any Disney park, I eat at a quick service location for lunch and usually make a reservation at one of the park’s special restaurants for dinner. I will definitely return to BISTROT CHEZ REMY but if you’d like to see all of their options, check this DINING PAGE. Some locations offer CHARACTER DINING and if traveling with your family, take a look at the DINING PLANS
All photos ©LaVieAnnRose