You’ve got your tickets, booked your flights and packed your bags, but when you get to Disneyland it becomes apparent that you aren’t going to have time to do everything. How do you maximise your time at Disneyland while still managing to relax and enjoy yourself? It’s all knowing your stuff.
Making sure you pick a good time to visit is important. While you might not get much time off, if you can go outside the school holidays and peak times you’ll spend much less time in queues and be able to enjoy yourself much more. Various guides exist online to determine the best time to visit disneyland in the upcoming year – try them out for yourself.
When picking a room, try to stay on-property. Disneyland’s on-site hotels are themed and luxurious, and guests can enjoy an Extra Magic Hour to give you one-hour early access to Disneyland park before the other guests are allowed in. It’s the perfect time to get on those popular rides without having to deal with the queues. Close-by hotels are a close second – you can get to the parks before they open, have a shorter walk to the security line and often you’ve got less of a walk to get to the rides than from the on-site hotels.
Once you’re in there are a couple of other things that can take the stress out of a trip to Disneyland. Getting a locker on-site gives you somewhere to store things like sweatshirts, jackets, water and cameras, helping you adapt to the changing weather conditions without weighing you down with all that kit. Disneyland also offers a mobile app, which lets you get in through a barcode scan and gives you wait times, listings and so much more.
There are other tips out there- save shows and shopping for later in the day, when the crowd will have thinned out a bit, and try and buy your souvenirs ahead of time – yes, it’s tempting to buy stuff in the park, but you’ll spend less time in store queues if you buy it online beforehand.
Finally, plan, prepare and let yourself relax. Check Discount Ticket store for Disneyland Paris Annual Fantasy Passes, and enjoy the magic of Disney.