Disneyland Paris at Christmas

Disneyland Paris: What's Disneyland Paris like in the days just before Christmas?

From Barry Wallace
Posted September 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM
We're planning on taking a 1-day visit to Disneyland Paris on Dec. 20th - have never even been to Europe before, this is the first leg of an 11-day tour.

What is attendance likely to be? I've seen the "best times" to visit, but wonder how many scads of people we'll have to wade through. Will non-FP ride wait times be exorbitant? Not staying in a Disney hotel so don't have to worry about that..

Also temperature - what to wear? Heavy coat? Parka? Scarf?

From mark mercer
Posted September 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM
Never been to Disneyland Paris pre-christams only new years eve and as expected was really busy I know that doesn't really help; but the main thing is wrap up warm hat ,gloves, scarf its going to be cold !

From teresa p
Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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From Anthony Murphy
Posted September 10, 2010 at 5:32 AM
I think it would be pretty cold as well. I am interested to see how "Disney does constant cold" at their theme parks.

From amanda donohue
Posted September 14, 2010 at 12:52 PM
dress in layers, really cold outside but all the queues have heaters and lots of hot choc stand everywhere, expect rain too! The park can become a big puddle in minutes, Disney Paris is a fantastic park, would really need two days. If you are travelling with kids, you can download a Santa letter for them to fill in and post it at the north pole in the park and Santa will respond to it. Made my nephews Christmas.

From Brandon Townsend
Posted September 14, 2010 at 12:59 PM
I went many years ago around New Years Day and it was very cold. Like zero degrees Fahrenheit cold. I think this was unusual, but be prepared. And there are underground walkways to get around. Whatever the temperature it will be a blast! Have fun.

From Niels den Hartog
Posted September 15, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Been to Disneyland Paris many times. And yes, it can be cold, rainy and windy in that part of Europe in December. But then agaian, it can be nice and sunny. But you should expect it being cold......

I've been to Walt Disney World as well, and you'll see that Disneyland Paris is an nice, beautiful themed park. But be aware you'll find a different additude from the cast members. It is not the same as in the US......

If you got any further questions, just ask! Will you visit Holland as well??

Regards, Niels

From Barry Wallace
Posted September 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM
We won't be visiting Holland, only France, Germany and Switzerland. Christmas Eve in Munich, which should be a fascinating experience.

I live in Knoxville, TN and Dollywood is in nearby Pigeon Forge is open for Christmas. At times we've visited and it's been downright frigid. So while a Disney park in the cold will be a novelty, theme parks in general in the cold won't be.

Thanks for the tips!

From Niels den Hartog
Posted September 15, 2010 at 11:12 AM

So you won't visit the best country to be found in Europe lol? Just kidding, France, Switzerland and Germany are great. Try to visit one of the German Christmas Fairs, they are very charming.Have some Lebkuchen, kind of treat, if you are on one of those. Can be foun in the shape of a heart with some nice messages on them. I bet you wil have great time in Europe.....

Take care

From Michelle Pilling
Posted November 12, 2010 at 10:50 AM
fastpass every ride, using your park ticket. its the best way to see the park, at a slower pace. If you can, do stop at the resort in the park, in the car park, its 20 euros to park for the day, if not i can recommend a close by accomadation, very cheap.
yours michelle.

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