Is Disneyland Paris worth it? Top 10 reasons to visit Euro Disney!

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Is Disneyland Paris worth it? Top 10 reasons to visit Euro Disney!

Disneyland Paris is famous worldwide for bringing magic to life and making childhood dreams come true! But is Disneyland Paris worth it? Here are the top 10 reasons to visit Euro Disney!


1) The epic f-ing rides!

When people ask me, “Is Disneyland Paris worth it?” I always talk about the rides first!

One of the top reasons to visit Disneyland Paris (in my opinion!) has to be the epic f-ing rides! And the fantastic thing about Disneyland Paris is there are rides to suit everyone’s preference.

If you need to start slow, head to Fantasyland through Sleeping Beauty’s Castle where the most gentle rides are. But if you’re looking for thrills, check out my best (and fastest!) rides at Disneyland Paris for adrenaline junkies post!

Honestly though, it doesn’t matter what your preference is. Every ride has a theme and story which makes the experience that bit cooler. I recommend trying everything and getting your money’s worth!

Front of hyperspace mountain in Disneyland Paris, Reasons to go to Disneyland Paris

2) There is something for everyone…literally!

One of the biggest misconceptions about Disneyland Paris is that you need to love theme parks to go. And it’s simply not true! I’m expelling that myth. Right here. Right now. Disneyland Paris has something for eeee-veryone! 

Yes there are awesome rides. But there are many more reasons to visit Disneyland Paris aside from its biggest draw! 

There’s live shows, interactive experiences, character meet and greets, a cinema and over 50 restaurants and bars.

Not to mention the shopping selection! Clothes, toy, homeware, figurines, art and sweet shops – to list just a few! 

Don’t fancy heading into the park at all? Chill in your room, get room service and watch Disney movies to your heart’s content.

Fancy a little R&R? Treat yourself to a spa day at the Disneyland Hotel! Disneyland Paris have got you covered no matter what you want to do!

For more ideas on things to do, check out my post on top 10 things to do in Disneyland Paris.

Mickey and other dancers in disney costume on a rainbow light stage taking a final bow at the Animagique show at Disneyland Paris studios

3) It’s the perfect excuse to be a kid again 

Another major misconception about Disneyland Paris is that you need to have kids to go. And I’m pleased to report back, (four times over!) that this is absolutely NOT true.

You however, can be the biggest kid there. You know why? It’s Disney-mother-f-ing-Land! Get your Mickey mouse ears on because you my friend have a free pass to revert back to childhood, so enjoy the ride! 

Except this time it’s waaaay better! You can do what you want, eat want you want and go on which ever rides you want. Adulting had to pay back at some point, right?  

Proving that Disneyland Paris is not just for kids, the oldest person to visit the park to date was 106 years old!

My own Grandma visited at 82 and went on every single ride with the little ones in our family.

I hope I’m still going to theme parks past my 100th birthday! Gran, consider yourself challenged.

Mel from Footsteps on the Globe and her friend Tami holding up Buzz Light Year guns on the Buzz Lightyear ride at Disneyland Paris, Reasons to go to Disneyland Paris

4) It’s so easy to get to

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate budget airlines and the Eurotunnel!

One of the biggest reasons to visit Disneyland Paris from a practical point of view is how easy it is to get to from the UK compared to other Disney parks. 

I’ve found return flights from Manchester to Paris for less than £40 per person. And train tickets from St Pancras to Disneyland Paris starting from as little as £46.94 (as of the time of posting).  

The Eurostar is personally my favourite way of travelling to and from Disneyland Paris. You don’t have to worry about faffing at the airport for a connection to the park and I’ve always found it ends up cheaper as part of a weekend package.  

Plus, it only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to travel by train to Disneyland Paris and you’re literally right there at the gates.

Which means more time for rides and fun!  

Mel at the top of the Queen of Hearts castle in Princess Land with Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background

5) It’s open all year round

Regular theme parks are usually seasonal and only open up during the summer months, but not our Disneyland! Disneyland Paris is open all year round.

The summer months are busier and more expensive due to school holidays but the weather’s good and there is a great atmosphere. In winter, you’ll need to bundle up and carry an umbrella but the lines are almost non-existent and it’s way cheaper!  

No matter what time of year you go, you’ll have an awesome time. And if you haven’t got kids, you don’t need to book during the more expensive school holidays either which is a bonus!

Mel with her arms out in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland Paris

6) The freebies!

If there were ever any reasons to visit Disneyland Paris, this would be the one!  

Once you’ve paid for your trip, all the other experiences inside the park are free.

Most day shows are free, rides are free and meet and greets are free.

A part from your food and drink and the odd trip to a gift shop, you won’t need to worry about unexpected expenses.

Mel hugging Rex the dinosaur from Toy Story stood on some giant colourful dominoes at Toy Story Land in Disneyland Paris

7) It caters for vegans

When I think about how awesome Disneyland Paris is, the food has never come into the equation.

I’ve always viewed it as just something to keep me going in-between rides.

You don’t tend to get as hangry when you’re adrenaline has been pumping for hours on end! However, this changed when I went vegetarian around 10 years ago.

I remember travelling to Disneyland Paris as a vegetarian and finding it a challenge all those years ago. So needless to say I was preparing myself for the worst as a vegan when I went to Disneyland more recently.  

I found very little information on the subject but having experienced it first-hand, I can assure you vegans – you won’t starve!

Disneyland Paris does cater for vegans and there are even vegan desserts and snacks available in some places.   

Here is the full lowdown on how to eat vegan at Disneyland Paris

Mel wearing Minnie Mouse ears eating a vegan cheeseburger in Annette's Diner in Disneyland Paris

8) Day trips to Paris

Want to make the most of your time in Paris and venture into the city from the park? It only takes about an hour and a half on average to travel from Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée Chessy) to Paris by train. 

So you can enjoy a cheeky little day trip to Paris whilst you’re staying at Disney!

There are normally six trains per day but I recommend getting as early a train as possible so you can make the most of your day. Make sure to book in advance to avoid paying full price.

Of course you won’t be able to see everything in a day but with this guide to the best of Paris in a day, you’ll be able to see the main spots that make this city famous in less than 24 hours. 

Which makes visiting Disneyland Paris even more worth it!

Eiffel Tower against a blue sky in Paris, Reasons to go to Disneyland Paris

9) Year-round deals and discounts

There are loads of deals and discounts you can take advantage of at Disneyland Paris. These range from free dining packages, an extra night’s stay, 25% discounts and an additional €100 spending money.  

Check out the Disneyland Paris website to see what deals and discounts are on at the minute and play around with the dates to see what you can get (and how cheap you can get it!).

Mel doing a star jump on the Disney fountain outside Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris

10) It’s a great weekend getaway 

Whether you’re tripping with your partner, your best friend or your family, Disneyland Paris is a genuinely fantastic weekend getaway. And as you’ve read, there is something for everyone!  

You can cover the park and studios in two days which makes it a perfect weekender. But if you want to revisit your favourite rides and head into Paris for the day, I would recommend a four-day trip if you can.

So, is Disneyland Paris worth it? Well, it’s a resounding YES from this Disney fanatic! But only you can see for yourself! 😉

Disneyland Paris's Sleeping Beauty's Castle at night with a light show and fireworks in the background


Of course there are a million more reasons to visit Disneyland Paris but I hope this post answers your question, “Is Disneyland Paris worth it?”.

Ready to go? Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or check out more posts on Disneyland Paris. 😊

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