Disneyland Paris is a dream holiday destination for most Irish holiday makers. Many of us grew up watching Disney’s magical movies and adoring its incredible characters and if you are a Disney fan, chances are Disneyland Paris is on your bucket list. With magical parades, enchanting lands, thrilling rides and spectacular firework displays, Disneyland Paris is a must see, whether you have little ones or not. In this blog post, we hope to help you plan your trip by guiding you on the best places to stay to suit your budget and needs.
The first thing you must know when booking Disneyland Paris is that you have three main choices of accommodation location to choose from:
- Onsite Hotels
- Offsite Hotels
- Les Villages Nature Paris
All three area options are fantastic choices and we’re about to tell you why! Keep on reading as we take you through our Disneyland Paris Accommodation Guide.
1. Staying Onsite at Disneyland Paris
Staying onsite at Disneyland Paris translates to staying in the heart of the magic! Disneyland Paris itself, is home to six of its own hotels, all of which are based around different themes. These hotels come in a variety of standards with everything from entry level hotels to luxury five star hotels and when you stay at one of these resorts, you are immersed in Disney for the entirety of your stay. From character selfie spots, to delicious Disney themed restaurants and subtle Disney themed details, everywhere you look, magic is all around you. Alongside of these incredible selling points, Disney hotels also have everything you would want in a hotel generally including fitness centers, a pool, on-site spa’s and more.
The best thing about staying on-site at a Disney hotel however is, that your park tickets are included in the cost of your holiday. And, as a Disney Hotel guest, you also get access to Disney’s Extra Magic Time, which essentially means you can enter the parks before the general public. You also get to meet your favourite characters as well.
Disney’s themed hotels are all within walking distance of the parks, with some only taking ten minutes to walk between and they all offer complimentary shuttle transportation.
The six on-site Disney Hotels you can choose from are:
- Disney Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel
- Disney Newport Bay Club
- Disney Sequoia Lodge
- Disney Hotel Cheyenne
- Disney Hotel Santa Fe
- Disneyland Hotel – currently closed for renovations
2. Staying Offsite at Disneyland Paris
For those who may be on a budget, staying off site at Disneyland Paris is a fantastic option. All of our offsite hotels are located just outside of the parks and really easily accessible via shuttle transfer. Each of our top selling offsite hotels also offer this shuttle service complimentary.
The main difference between staying offsite versus onsite is that your park tickets are not included when you stay offsite. Don’t worry though, as we can easily add them on for you at time of booking. Some of our most popular offsite hotels are:
- Campanile Val de France
- Explorers at Disneyland Paris
- Dream Castle at Disneyland Paris
- Grand Circus at Disneyland Paris
All of these brilliant hotel options are only a short ten-minute drive from the entrance to the parks and are comfortable, clean and great for families.
3. Les Villages Nature Paris
Les Villages Nature Paris is a unique hotel experience just minutes from Disneyland Paris and is a fantastic option to consider for your trip. This hotel focuses on being environmentally healthy while also giving you the chance to be immersed in nature as you make incredible memories with your family. Les Villages Nature Paris is a Center Parcs resort and home to five immersive worlds: The Aqualagon, BelleVie Farm, Extraordinary Gardens, the Forest of Legends and Lakeside Promenade.
These fantastic worlds all offer something different whether you’re looking for delicious dining options, a waterpark or heated outdoor lagoon, or perhaps a thrilling tree top rope course or a super fun play center, this hotel resort has it all and truly something for everyone.
The best thing about staying at Les Villages Nature Paris is that you get access to Disneyland Paris with a 2 day ticket included in your holiday cost. You also get to take advantage of Extra Magic Time as well. Though depending on the date you visit, the duration of Extra Magic Time may vary. This hotel is also a fantastic option for those who would like their holiday be a little longer than your average Disneyland Paris trip.
Things to do in Disneyland Paris
The two parks which make up Disneyland Paris are home to fantastic experiences that you can enjoy throughout your visit. Some of the parks more thrilling rides are Big Thunder Mountain, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Crushe’s Coaster as well as the brand-new Avengers Assemble: Flight Force ride that will treat you to some serious thrills!
For the little people, Disneyland Paris does not disappoint. Some of the parks most popular family rides include Peter Pan’s Flight, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Slinky Dog ZigZag Spin and Cars Quartre Roues Rallye. The all-new Spiderman W.E.B Adventure is another fantastic must do.
Of course, aside from its attractions, throughout Disneyland Paris, you will have the opportunity to enjoy incredible parades, magical performances and spectacular firework shows. In the next few weeks you can also enjoy Disney’s Halloween Festival and Disney’s Enchanted Christmas 2022, depending on when you travel. During these times of year, you can enjoy special seasonal performances, characters in seasonal costumes and plenty of yummy seasonal treats!
Download the Disneyland Paris App
Our final tip for booking and planning your dream Disneyland Paris holiday is to download the Disneyland Paris app. Before you travel, we recommend you download the app as it really is your guide to the best experience in the parks. The app allows you to check out queue times for attractions, book your next meal, check show times and so much more.
If you would like more information on a magical holiday to Disneyland Paris and you need some further information, you can contact our Disneyland Paris holiday specialists on 01-6995329. Alternatively, learn even more about Disneyland Paris on our website here or check out our recent Disneyland Paris podcast episode here.