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8 tips for Disneyland Paris during the Christmas Holidays

20 December 2023
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A few years ago I was back at Disneyland Paris for the first time in 20 years. Immediately I was enchanted again by the magic of the park. Even if you don’t have kids, it’s great fun to get carried away in the world of Disney for a day or weekend and feel like a child again when you meet all the heroes of your childhood. After that visit I knew one thing for sure: if we have a baby ourselves one day, we go to Disneyland Paris for a weekend every year. Good news if, like me, you like to take the train to Paris, because the Thalys now has a direct connection to Disneyland Paris every day. If you book three months in advance, a ticket costs only € 35,- per one way (checkhere the prices of tickets here >>)

Feel like a kid again and let the disney magic sink on you!

That last year we were invited to celebrate the 90th birthday
of none other than Mickey Mouse. I gotta sayevery year, Disneyland Paris is being transformed into a Christmas spirit from mid-November onwards. Christmas trees and decorations everywhere, various fun shows dedicated to the holidays and of course the famous Christmas parade. Due to success, some of the special shows surrounding Mickey’s birthday will be shown again this year at Disneyland Paris. In this blog I’ve gathered my tips for you of the things you definitely don’t want to miss. Check out the vlog below!


| TIP: Curious about my tips for Disneyland Paris  with a  7.5 month baby? I collected it for you on’s Instagram account and you can watch it here.


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De ultieme guide voor Disneyland Parijs tijdens de feestdagen

    1. Are you going to Paris for Christmas or New Year’s Eve? Then combine it with a day of Disneyland Paris. On Christmas Day and January 1, a lot of paris is closed, but Disneyland is just open. For example, I went there 2 years ago on January 1st! Want to know more about celebrating Christmas in Paris?  Read the extensive blog with tips here.
    2. Not to be missed during your visit to Disney around the holidays is of course the Christmas parade. The Christmas parade can be seen several times a day. The exact times are in the leaflet you get when you enter the park or you can view it via the app. He starts right of ‘It’s a small world’, where it is usually less crowded to watch than on the Main Road.
    3. Other shows that are recommended to go around are ‘Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights’ where the lights are lit in the Christmas tree every day.
    4. The park opens every day at 10 am, but did you know that if you stay in one of the Disney hotelsyou can enter the park as early as  8.30?  Without queuing in the most popular attractions! Through the app you can see which attractions are already open!
    5. Our favorite attractions  (for adults): Tower of Terror, Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Phantom Manor. Tip: do you have a baby with you and are you three and do you want to be in the roller coasters yourself? Then you can do two things:

>> Fastpass, this will put you in a shorter row and you’ll be in the cart in no time and you can take turns.

>> Baby switch, then you both stand in line with the baby and when you are in front take turns in the attraction.

These are attractions that you can go with the whole family and which we have   already done with Manuel. A lot of attractions are for ALL AGES and you can also go there with a small baby. Our favorite attractions with Manuel were:

>> It’s a small world (dot on 1 for this age)

>> Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups

>> Dumbo the Flying Elephant

>> Peter Pan’s Flight

>> Pirates of the Caribbean

>> Ratatouille: The Adventure

>> Sleeping Beauty Castle


Also nice: Disneyland Railroad, but it was closed last weekend.

    1. During our weekend at Disneyland Paris we tested several restaurants  and Agrabah Cafe is my favorite in the park. Middle Eastern food, think flatbread with humus, baba ganoush, dolmades, kebabs, couscous and more.
    2. Finally good to know that the Christmas season at Disneyland Paris is expensive until January 6th.

TIP: It is cheaper to book your entire stay including direct thalys tickets to Disneyland Paris through their own website. You can also book the meals immediately and that saves quite a lot of money. See all offers here >>

Have fun if you go to Disneyland Paris during the holidays!


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