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Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

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Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

We will arrive in Paris on 15 Jan to 19 Jan with our 8yrs old son. Is Disneyland Paris a must attraction to go? It was closed due to heavy snow last week and tourists are strained for a nite. Is it worth the trip?

Or Son is 8yrs old, any rides that is a must try or anything must see in Disneyland?

Planning to take a cab to Disneyland and return back to hotel in Saint Germain. A full day in Disneyland is sufficient? Should we stay a nite?

What's the best way to travel to Airport from Disneyland?

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1. Re: Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

IMHO, Disneyland Paris is always a miss, rain or shine. In mid January with temperatures hovering around 5° C, even more so. Why should you spend an arm and a leg seeing cardboard châteaux when the real ones are a 2 hour ride away?

If for some reason you feel you have to go come what may, go by RER (public transport), not by taxi. A one way taxi ride to this tacky place in the middle of the beetroot fields will cost you 50-60 € at least. And, yes, one day there is MORE than enough.

There are shuttles from CDG to Disneyland (more info by searching this board or the Disneyland Paris site)

Edited: 15 December 2010, 02:57
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2. Re: Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

A taxi ride to Disneyland from Saint Germain des Prés would probably cost more than the entry fees for the whole family. The RER A will take you straight to the entrance.

Obviously January weather is not great, but there is also no waiting at most of the rides. However, some rides will be closed for renovation in low season (usually no more than 2 or 3 simultaneously). The Disneyland Paris website will give you all the information about such things.

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3. Re: Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

If you go to the Marne le Vallee forum you will get lot's of information about Disneyland.

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4. Re: Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

Thank you everyone.

Have decided to give Disneyland a miss.

Will plan another trip in Summer or Autumn instead so my boy can really enjoy the rides.

Cheers:)

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5. Re: Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

Hi V7457,

If you do decide to visit Disneyland Paris in the future, we can help you to plan your day ( s ), and give you lots of help and advice on the TA Marne La Vallee forum, which mainly covers Disneyland Paris.

There are two parks at present, and there are only a few rides that an 8yr old cannot go on. ( minimum height required ).

Be aware that the summer holidays are extremely busy, with high crowd levels and long queues for rides. However, the main Disneyland park stays open until 11pm, with the electrical parade and fireworks.

It is less busy outside school holidays, but some rides may close on certain dates for maintenance or refurb. Halloween celebrations in October are very popular, so again the parks are busy in the holidays and weekends.

My eldest son was 5 when ' EuroDisney ' opened, and we visited for the first time. We have been visiting DLP regularly ever since. My boys are now 20 and 24, and still enjoy going there.

Edited: 18 December 2010, 00:19
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6. Re: Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

Just one suggestion - regarding ' Is Disneyland worth the trip? '

Instead of asking adults on this Paris forum, who may love beautiful cities, but hate theme parks, why not ask your son?

The journey on the train from Paris to Disneyland takes 40 mins from Chatelet Les Halles station.

Edited: 18 December 2010, 00:28
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7. Re: Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

I love Euro Disney even if it's much smaller than its counterpart in Florida! Even during the summer a full day is more than enough to ride at least once on each attraction.

If you decide to come back and visit Disney buy your tickets on the internet to save time and money. I would also suggest that you use the RER to get to Disney it's probably faster, easier and less expensive than taking a cab!

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8. Re: Disneyland Paris in Mid January, a must or a miss?

Thanks everyone for your suggestions n advice!;)

We have 4days in Paris and hope to visit most of the attractions. Each visit will takes up 3-4hrs and thus cover 2 places in a day. Going Disneyland will takes up a full day and my boy is thrilled about all the rides instead of the characters. However with the snowing, some rides are closed so this may not be a good to go.

We will plan another trip again and will visit Disneyland next time.

Many thanks;)

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