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What To Budget For At Disneyland Paris



If you are planning a trip to Disneyland Paris it can be hard to know exactly what costs you might encounter. Today I will show you what aspects of your trip you need to create a budget for!


If you have never been to Disneyland Paris before I will break down each part of the trip you need to budget for so you get no surprises!


If you have been to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida before then you will have an idea of what aspects of your trip to budget for. Luckily there are fewer items that need to be considered when visiting Disneyland Paris which makes it is a lot easier to plan for.



The main costs to budget for when visiting Disneyland Paris are:

  • Transportation

  • Accommodation

  • Park Tickets

  • Food

  • Souvenirs


Let's look in detail at each of these areas and what costs you might encounter.




Accommodation

Disneyland Paris Hotels

One of the best things about Disneyland Paris is having hotels so close to the parks! There are 7 Disney Hotels to choose from, suitable for a range of budgets. All the hotels are within a 20 minute walk of the parks and also have free shuttle buses to take you to the entrance. The Disneyland Paris Hotel, pictured above, is actually over the gates of Disneyland so you could not be any closer to the action!


One of the big bonuses to staying at a Disneyland Paris hotel is you get your park tickets included in the price! This is a fantastic deal and is a reason why most people will book a package with Disney to have everything included in one price.


Disneyland Paris often have special deals on offer, such as free dining or free nights, so keep an eye out for these!


Staying Off-Site

There is also a lot of hotels in close proximity to the Disneyland Paris Parks. Some hotels will offer shuttles to Disneyland which is super convenient.


If you stay in the Val d'Europe area, which has a large shopping mall and lots of restaurants, you can get the RER A train that takes just two minutes to get to Disneyland Paris.


Staying off-site at a hotel in the area can be cheaper than staying in a Disney Hotel but don't forget to factor in the cost of paying for your park tickets into your stay!





Park Tickets

The cost of park tickets is essential to budget for when visiting Disneyland Paris.


Park tickets are included as part of a Disney hotel package, which is a massive benefit to staying in a Disney hotel!


If you are not staying at a Disney hotel need to budget for the cost of this. You can buy tickets directly from Disney or from companies such as Attraction Tickets. A one day, one park dated ticket costs from around £47 for an adult and £44 for a child. A four day, park hopper ticket starts from around £224 for an adult and £206 for a child.


Park Reservations

At the moment you need to book reservations to enter the Disneyland Paris parks. Before purchasing your tickets be sure to check the dates you wish to visit have availability. Once you have bought your tickets book your park reservations right away to ensure your entry.


If you are staying in a Disneyland Paris Hotel you do not need to book park reservations, you are guaranteed entry to the parks as a Disney Hotel Guest!





Transportation

Flying

You can often get good prices flying from UK airports to Paris. If you are flying be sure to factor in additional costs such as pre-booking your seats and adding luggage.


Magical Shuttle If you fly into Charles de Gaulle airport or Orly airport you can get the Magical Shuttle which takes you to your Disneyland Paris hotel. It costs around £20 each way, per person and runs very frequently. The journey takes around 1 hour from the airport to your Disney Hotel.


High Speed Train from Charles de Gaulle Airport

From Charles de Gaulle airport you can also take a high-speed train to Disneyland Paris. The journey takes around 10 minutes, which is the fastest way to get to Disney!


Prices increase closer to your date so for the best price book in advance (but check booking conditions as tickets may be non-refundable).


Trains

The Eurostar is my favourite way to travel to Disneyland Paris! You can get really good prices on the Eurostar and I love that there is no luggage allowance so you don't need to worry about luggage size or weight!