Now when it comes to the different areas, we found that the
Fantasy Land with people dressed as Disney characters such as Snow White and Mickey Mouse
was the highlight of the whole park for the young children especially the girls. But
the boys absolutely love Frontier Land, which has a Wild West theme and it even brings
back those childhood memories of playing Cowboys and Indians for the adults that never
seem to grow up!
Disneyland Paris is open every single day of the year without exception and has a
completely different feel in winter compared to summer, but whatever time of year you
visit, you are sure to have a lasting memory of the fantasy castle that is the centrepiece
of the whole park and has fantastic shops.
The Sleeping Beauty's Castle or in French called Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant,
is a truly magical sight that was inspired by classic fairytale illustrations rather than
being based purely on a true chateau like the
castle at Disneyland Florida, which was designed upon the Chateau de Ussť that was the
inspiration for the sleeping beauty fairytale, which is only a short distance way from Paris and this amusement
Everyone loved going down to the dungeons, but for us it was the terrific view from the
balcony of some of the other things we wanted to explore that made us realise we should
have arranged to be there longer and although the shops inside are the castle are great,
we made a quick exit from these so we did not spend too much money!
Something else you will find when at Disneyland Paris is the amount of different types of restaurants and snack places offering lots of
choice of cuisine and catering for every budget, plus they are all designed around the
theme for whatever area of the park you are at. So from hotdogs to pizza and Mexican
to French cuisine, or fish and chips to BBQ ribs, plus sandwiches, cakes, pastries and ice
cream, there is always going to be something that everyone will enjoy, but our favourite
was the Cowboy Cookout, which is in a barn and they had a country music band playing at
the time, while we were eating our BBQ chicken!
But because Disneyland Paris has expanded so
much over the time it has been open, a day is not nearly long enough to enjoy everything
and staying at one of the themed hotels can be a great experience in itself. From a
hotel that has rustic charm to one that makes you feel like you are in a desert, you have
seven different hotels to choose from, all with different budgets and some will not break
Yet thinking about the costs, there are some great deals available at all different times
of the year including things like children under seven going free, an extra nights stay
for the same cost, etc, so you do not really need to have large pockets. Mind you,
do make sure you have enough spending money for all of those gifts, souvenirs, food and
extras that you know the children keep begging for!
And you cannot forget about the Walt Disney Studios Park either, which is why we feel you
need more than just a day here now, as the whole park has a great amount of different
attractions that cater for everyone from the youngest in your party to the oldest.
So apart from the fabulous roller coaster rides here, if you would rather keep your feet
firmly on the ground then there are some terrific shows featuring the popular and
well-known Disney characters, but at the Walt Disney Studios Park you can even have a tour
of a true recording studio and look at lots of rock memorabilia including signed guitars
There is also the Disney Village that has lots of restaurants and shops that are even open
after the park closes, plus a very good 18-hole golf course so you will never run out of
places to go and things to see and do.