Common First Time Mistakes for Disneyland Paris Vacations

Disneyland Paris announced a phased reopening of the resort as of 15th July 2020, starting with both theme parks, Disney’s Newport Bay Club hotel and Disney Village.

The phased reopening will introduce enhanced health and safety measures implemented for both Cast Members and guests. Theme park capacity will be limited to comply with governmental requirements, Disneyland Paris will manage attendance through a new online theme park reservation system available as of early July and subject to availability.

To provide guests with maximum flexibility, new booking conditions are now available. Find information about the reopening of Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris is an amazing resort to discover, whether it’s your first Disney park, or you’re an old pro. Either way, as you experience this new, enchanting destination, here are common first time mistakes and how to avoid them.

Common First Time Mistakes for Disneyland Paris Vacations

Not Downloading the App

The first thing you should do as soon as you know you are going to Disneyland Paris for the first time is download the Disneyland Paris app. The free app is packed with resources.

It’s an indispensable tool, especially if you have never been to Disneyland Paris before. It’s a common first time mistake to show up and wing it. While there is something to be said for exploration and discovery, much of that can be done during the planning stages before you arrive.

Common First Time Mistakes for Disneyland Paris Vacations

Not Making Dining Reservations

Not making your dining reservations in advance is a huge mistake. If you have a table service restaurant you want to dine at, you must make reservations ahead of timer risk being turned away when you walk up to be seated. There are a lot of counter service options if you can’t get a reservation.

However, you should plan what dining experiences you expect to have well in advance. This isn’t to lock you in, but rather to give you a firm foundation to rely on. A common first time mistake is to wait until you are hungry to find a place, and that causes problems.

Not Following the Weather Forecast

You really can’t assume the weather will be fair during your first trip to Disneyland Paris. Depending on when you visit, it can get really cold, or really hot.

In fact, even if you prepare for the typical seasonal weather, things can change and catch you by surprise. You should keep current on forecasts as your trip approaches and pack enough to remain comfortable if the forecast changes.

Common First Time Mistakes for Disneyland Paris Vacations

Underestimating travel time from the Hotel

Another common first time mistake is to forget that it takes time to get from your hotel to the front gate. This travel time can vary depending on where your hotel is located.

Although there are various forms of transit, they can take a while. Even though some hotels are walking distance, it can be a lengthy process to finally get into one of the parks, especially when you are contending with other guests.

Not Bringing Cash

It’s another mistake to not bring cash to the parks. You won’t necessarily need cash. However, in some cases cash is required to make a particular purchase.

The main thing here is to avoid the common first time mistake of having to resort to an ATM to get some last minute cash. Don’t get stuck paying avoidable fees and just make sure you have some money on you just in case you need it.

Comments (9)

  • Anoushka

    May 23, 2019 at 10:36 am

    I’m a little disappointed that my boys don’t seem interested in going to Disney. I’m hoping they’ll change their minds and squirrelling away tips like these in the mean time!

  • franbackwithabump

    May 23, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    These sound great tips. We’ve not been so worth remembering

  • sonia cave

    May 23, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    We have never been here so would be totally unaware of the best way to get the most out of a visit. This are great tips and would really help us if we ever headed there, clueless as we are!

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    May 24, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I always like to have at least a bit of cash on me no matter where we go! You never know when you will need it.

  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    May 24, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Fab tips! The app is brilliant isn’t it. Though it’s not always right with the que times we’ve found. And yes, yes, yes about making restaurant reservations. We watched so many people being turned away at the Remy’s restaurant on our last visit. If there’s a place you really want to eat at, it’s a good idea to reserve a table asap!

  • forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    May 24, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    These are really good tips. I totally agree it is all about planning and pre booking those meals xx

  • Jenni

    May 24, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    We’ve never been to any Disney resort before, so if we ever do go this will be really useful. We’d be complete newbies.

  • Kelly

    May 25, 2019 at 6:09 am

    We are planning on a little Disney holiday for my daughter’s birthday next year so I will definitely take these on board. It’s always the thing you don’t think of that is the most important. Hope you had a fabulous time.

  • Steph @ Renovation Bay-Bee

    May 25, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I really want to do Disney, so thanks for your tips

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