Location and how to get there
Disneyland resort is located in Marne-la-Vallée, 32 km east of center of Paris. By train you can opt for Paris RER which has a direct train to the park from Paris city and UK. You can also use Eurostar or virgin trains if you plan to travel from London. By Road there is a special link, exit 14 from Paris from A4 Westbound and from A4 Eastbound from Strasbourg. By air direct shuttle bus are available from both Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airports. There is a bus every 30 minutes from these two airports. No pre-booking of bus tickets required.
Getting around: Disney has their own highly efficient transportation system shuffling between Parks and the hotels.
Where to stay
Inside the Disneyland resort there are seven themed hotels where you can stay. Apart from them there are uncountable partner hotels in and around the resort and almost all of them have free shuttle bus connected to the parks. Santa Fe hotel is one of the most recommended hotels.
The parking lot is pretty huge and well planned with a wide moving sidewalk and a capacity to park more than 12,000 vehicles. The cost is 1 Euro per day for small vehicles like cars and for buses and other bigger vehicles it is 1.20 euro per day. However, for the guests of the themed hotels, the parking is free and some of the hotels provide valet parking for their guests.
Best Time to Visit
Disneyland is open 365 days a year. However, starting of spring and early summer time from March to June is very pleasant and thus, the crowd is higher compared to the warmer season, July-September and colder season October-December.
During peak time the opening time of the park is 9 AM and during low season it is 10 AM. Closing time is 10 PM and 9 PM respectively. During weekends closing time extends till 10 PM even for low seasons. And during special occasions like Halloween, Christmas and New Year the time might change and get extended for longer hours.
Booking tickets and passes
You can book tickets or passes directly from the Disneyland shop in the venue. But that’s an investment of huge time and not worth. Especially, during peak season you might end up wasting half of your time in Disneyland in the ticket queue. Thus, online booking directly from the Disneyland Paris Website is advisable. This will cost only a minimal extra cost covering booking charges et al but it will help you to save a lot of time. There are variety of package choices available including ticket, accommodations, rides etc. You can also opt to buy the park tickets separately and then book accommodations separately. If you plan to use any travel agent for booking Disneyland tour then do a proper research before the purchase. It is always recommended to go for travel agents which are registered with ABTA or IATA to avoid fraud and overpricing.
Group discounts are offered for big groups of any kind including family groups. There are also special offers throughout the year. You can check the website for offers before you plan to visit.
Entire Disneyland Paris resort comprises of two theme parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney studios and a Disney village with restaurants, shops, bars and cinemas.