Disney Travels: 9 hours in Disneyland Paris at Christmas

Having an annual passport for Disneyland Paris means that day trips are a possibility and even seem quite a good deal, especially when I come across Eurostar tickets for £64. So a couple of months ago when they had a sale I decided to book so I could have a festive day amongst my Disney pals, Mickey & Co.

Last Monday I set off at a very, very crazy hour with a friend to catch the first Eurostar train to Paris and on arrival in Paris made the easy 35/40 minute journey to Disneyland. We arrived not long after opening at around 10.30 so did pretty well and headed under the beautiful Disneyland hotel and into the Disneyland park.

My biggest shock was the weather, last time I'd been in December I was freezing and wet, it really wasn't easy to enjoy my first visit to the Paris parks back then in 2008 but this time was different, the weather was lovely with pretty blue skies, completely dry and nice enough to need to take the coat off.

We spent about an hour in the main park before heading over to Walt Disney studios park for a couple of hours to do our must do's there which of course included Crush coaster & Ratatouille, we grabbed a bite to eat, did some rides, ticked off my must do which was get a photo with Mickey & Minnie together, had a lovely meet with them and headed back over to Disneyland Park around 3.30pm for the rest of our day.

The park has been done so beautiful with the Christmas decorations, it really did help to put me in the festive mood, although not as much as I thought it would but I think this was mainly due to the lack of cold weather, there's something about cold weather being needed to make it feel Christmassy.
Of course we hit the shops in-between rides and picked up some lovely bits, including some Christmas decorations that are now hanging pretty on my tree.

Unfortunately we had to skip Dreams because we needed to leave around 7.30 to catch the Eurostar from Paris, but I made sure I grabbed an Earl of Sandwich for the journey home and said my goodbyes to Disneyland Paris, I'm sure I'll be back in the next few months though.

Have you ever done a day trip or visited during the Christmas celebrations?


  1. Ohh how I dream of having Eurostar access to DLP!!
    I would LOVE to be an annual pass holder!
    Your day looks SO magical. I was in DLP last Dec and the weather was very similar to this, it was perfect with all the decorations around.
    I look forward to reading about your next trip.
    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks.com

    1. It's so handy being so close to the Eurostar and the AP just made financial sense (and an excuse to make plenty more trips haha)
      It really was lovely, oh was it? see when I went for the first time back in 2008 it was freezing and very wet, very different to this! Thank you


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