So it's not set in stone yet but we've been pondering where to go for a holiday this year and a return visit to Disneyland Paris has come up. We haven't been back since our Honeymoon in 2012 as last year we headed out to Florida Disney but we thought now we have a baby we have the perfect excuse to go back!
It's no surprise that a trip to Disney can get costly, it all adds up pretty quickly! Personally I think it's totally worth it, there's no place on earth like Disneyland and every time we've been we've had such fantastic memories.
There's so much to see and do and getting the best deal really can make such a big difference to your experience. We managed to go to Florida for 10 days with Disney, Seaworld and Universal tickets, our own three bedroom villa, Ford Mustang car hire, flights with extra leg room and VIP room at the airport for a mere £2600 in January 2016. The same trip 4 months later is well over £4000, which just goes to prove it really does pay to shop around and go in non peak times.
So here's my top tip to getting the best from your Disneyland Paris adventure!
Book in non-peak times
Like any holiday going during school holidays mean the prices sky rocket. Try booking in low season for the best prices, they can vary by hundreds of pounds a week, so it really is worth checking!
Obviously taking your own food into the parks with you is by far the cheapest way of eating but if you don't fancy it, buy the food plan. They vary from just breakfast to full board but with restaurants and snacks in the park being pretty hefty in price, these plans can actually save you money.
Keep An Eye Out For Offers
Every now and then Disney will have an offer on that's almost too good to turn down. Currently (correct as of March 2017) they have a 1 day and 1 night free offer on stays over 3 nights, which can not only get you a extra day and night of fun but help you save those pennies for more goodies in the gift shops.
Book Your Transport Separately
Being able to book transport through Disney makes booking a holiday easy, however it's not always the best value for money. Book your transport separately or when it's on offer to help save £££.
Staying outside of the Disney parks is of course the cheapest way to visit Disney. However there are some serious perks you don't get; free shuttles to the park, extra hours, VIP fast track, free parking...etc. If you want the Disney experience but without the massive price tag, try staying at the Davy Crockett Ranch or Hotel Santa Fe.
Of course there's far more to Paris than Disney, so excursions might be something your interested in. Booking through Disney means the price sky rockets, so do your research and look into companies in Paris that offer such services or look at getting on public transport. It'll save you some serious cash and you'll still get the opportunity to see the Eiffel Tower!
So there we have it. Some of my top tips for planning a trip to Disneyland Paris! As I'm 90% sure we're gonna end up here in time for little mans 1st Birthday in December, I'd love to hear any tips you have too!
Until next time,