Is It Possible? (And How to Make It Happen)
So you’re planning a trip to Paris and want to squeeze in a visit to Disneyland — but you only have one day to spare. Is it possible to see both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park in just one day? The short answer is yes, but it will take careful planning and a lot of walking. Here are some tips and tricks for making the most of your one-day visit to Disneyland Paris.
What to Wear
When packing for your trip to Disneyland Paris, keep in mind that you will be doing a lot of walking and may be outside for extended periods of time. Comfort is key, so consider wearing comfortable shoes and clothing that is suitable for the weather. If you’re visiting during the warmer months, it’s a good idea to wear light, breathable clothing and to bring a hat and sunscreen. In the cooler months, a lightweight jacket or sweater may be necessary.
Before You Go: Purchase a Two-Park Ticket
To maximize your time at Disneyland Paris, it’s a good idea to purchase a two-park ticket in advance. This will allow you to visit both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park on the same day. To make the most of your trip, you can use a third-party provider like Gray Line. We not only offer the ticket but also provide round trip Disney Transfers via Luxury Motorcoach from Central Paris to save you the stress of public transport and allow you to make full use of your time.
Plan Your Itinerary
It’s important to have a rough itinerary in mind before you go to make the most of your one-day visit to Disneyland Paris. Start by deciding which park to visit first and what you want to see and do in each location. It’s a good idea to prioritize the attractions and shows that you absolutely don’t want to miss and plan your day around those.
You can also use the Disneyland Paris app, which is available for iOS and Android, to see the wait times for attractions and shows. This can also be used to find the nearest restrooms, restaurants, and first aid stations. This can be especially helpful when you’re trying to plan your day on the go.
Consider the Time of Year
Crowds at Disneyland Paris can vary significantly depending on the time of year. If possible, try to visit during the off-season to avoid the busiest times. This is generally November to early March, however, the holiday season at the end of December and the start of January is very busy. If you do visit during peak season, generally between April and October, try to visit on a weekday rather than a weekend, if possible.
Take Regular Breaks
Disneyland Paris is a large and sprawling complex, and you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Be sure to take regular breaks and rest, especially if you have mobility issues or are traveling with young children. There are plenty of benches and shady spots to sit down and take a break, and there are also several restaurants and snack stands where you can grab a quick bite to eat.
Be Smart About Disney Premier Access
If you want to save time waiting in line for popular attractions, consider using Disney Premier Access. These passes allow you to skip the line for each ride and there are two options: Disney Premier Access Ultimate and Disney Premier Access One. The Access Ultimate version gives you immediate access to 14 rides of your choice, while the Access One pass can be used for a single ride. Not every ride is included in the pass. Make sure to check you can skip the queue for your favorite before you buy one. The passes vary in cost depending on the ride, season, length of queue and time of day. Access Ultimate ranges between €90 and €190, and Access one is between €5 and €13. They can be bought at the same time as you reserve your hotel or on your phone.
Don’t Forget About Accessibility
If you or someone in your party has mobility issues, Disneyland Paris is generally very accommodating. Most attractions are wheelchair accessible, and there are electric scooters and wheelchairs available to rent. Just be sure to let the park know in advance if you will need any special accommodations.
It is definitely possible to visit both the Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park in just one day, but you will need to plan carefully and be prepared to walk. To make the most of your time, consider purchasing a two-park ticket in advance, plan your itinerary, visit during the off-season if possible, take breaks as needed, and be smart about using Disney Premier Access. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. If you have mobility issues, be sure to let the park know in advance so that they can accommodate your needs. It’s easy to have your magical day at Disneyland Paris.
For more ideas on things to do in Paris and the surrounding areas, be sure to check out our wide variety of tours and activities. From guided tours of the city’s top attractions to day trips to some of the region’s most beautiful destinations, Gray Line has something for everyone. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the wonders of Paris and its surrounding areas on your next trip to the City of Light.