Good time to visit Disneyland Paris?Disneyland Paris: Week after New Year's a good time to visit Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios?
From Sandra VieiraWe will be in Paris the week after New Year's. I believe the French children are out of school still. Does anyone know whether the Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios will be crowded.
Posted December 10, 2006 at 11:08 PM
I would never visit the California parks during Christmas vacation-too crowded.
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From David McCannYes the parks will be crowded and people will see the path you will be walking in and walk right infront of you instead of the direction they're going in that would avoid you. Take a peg for your nose and a gas mask unless you want a stomach ache breathing in raw sewerage and urine smells. Bon voyage!
Posted December 18, 2006 at 2:49 AM
From steve lammertI am, terribly sorry for taking up this much space. the Submit button wasn't working. Or so I thought.. :)
Posted December 20, 2006 at 8:49 AM
From mark laceyThe comments about DLP are in my view in very bad taste.
Posted January 4, 2007 at 3:29 PM
I live in England and am not the biggest fan of the French (believe me the English and the French really do not like each other) but DLParis is a magical place that is best avoided during school holidays which is something that applies to theme parks all over the world.
Alton Towers in England is an unplesant place on a crowded hot summers day, we have our rude, obnoxious people in England too. The same also goes for WDW, I had the misfortune to visit during Spring Break 2 years ago, every park was heaving and yes I did meet my fair share rude Americans, we all have them (It's just maybee the French do have rather more!)
Anyone who misses out on a trip to DLP though misses out, it is the best themed and by far the most beautifull of the Magic Kingdoms, has a Pirates and Haunted Mansion far superior to Florida and if you go off season there arent so many French there!
I've been a few times in November (close to the 5th which is a big day in the UK and they celebrate it a DLP) and also in February and you'd think you were in London as the Brits outnumber the French!
One thing the French do is observe the lines, they may bump into you and smoke (in fact they smoke everywhere!) but they dont cut in. That's something you have to leave to the Spanish, anyone who thinks the French are rude try Spain, at Universals Port Aventura Park it's a just a mad rush to get on the rides as the Spanish will not wait for you to get there first!
This discussion has been archived, and is not accepting additional responses.
Stories from a Theme Park Insider
What's it like to work in a theme park? Stories from a Theme Park Insider takes you inside the famous tunnels and backstage at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom for a look at how theme parks really work, sharing the funny moments and embarrassments that can happen when your job is someone else's vacation.
Order now: Kindle | iBooks | Paperback | Kindle (UK)
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Readers' Top Themed Rides
Top Roller Coasters
Top Theme Park Shows
Features, News and Advice
2014 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr.
2013 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2012 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2011 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2010 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2009 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2008 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2007 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2006 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2005 Blog PostsDec.
2004-2005Staff column archive