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Disneyland Paris (DLP) Money Saving Tips and Secrets

Disneyland Paris (www.disneylandparis.com) is a magical place to visit, with Sleeping Beauty's Castle, your favourite characters and great rides, and let's be honest, these parks are on most families bucket list. 

But all this comes at a price. It is an expensive place to visit, and an expensive place to eat, but with these top tips and secrets, we make it more affordable than it initially seems. 

These fab tips apply to both Euro Disney parks - Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. 

Disneyland Paris Deals 

MagicBreaks tends to offer the best deals for 1 or 2 nights deals, and often includes hotel, park tickets and transport. Often the best deals include hotels that aren't physically on the Disneyland park area itself, but this isn't a problem as virtually all of the Disney Area Hotels provide a free shuttle service which takes you to and from the Disney Parks in approximately 5-10 minutes. 

If you want to save a bit more money and stay a little further away then there is a transportation hub right outside their front gates which takes you to all the hotels that are further away. 

Booking direct with Disney can offer great value accommodation, especially if they offer a 'Buy 2 Nights, Get 2 Nights Free' type offer. 

Sometimes they even have offers on kids places and dining plans. 

Cheap Disneyland Paris Tickets I'm sure you'll want cheap tickets for the Paris theme parks, in which case you'll find that Picniq and AttractionTix are an excellent source if you're after cheap tickets. 
1 day tickets can be absolutely amazing value, and if you are happy with a magical but short visit then this is a cost-effective option. 

Money Saving Tips For The Disneyland Paris Parks

Soft Drinks 

As holiday destinations go, Disneyland Paris is expensive for soft drinks, but the solution is simple, buy big bottles which are  the much cheaper in the UK and decant it into smaller bottles for the parks. 
If you run out then there is a Auchan supermarket a 5 minute bus ride away at Val D’Europe (you can get the bus right outside the Disneyland gates). 

Breakfast

The most important meal of the day; as already mentioned, food and drink is expensive in the parks, so if your hotel doesn't include breakfast, either eat outside of the park or in the McDonald's in the Disney Village. 
You can get all your favourite fast food snacks and meals at a very similar price to what you will pay at home. 

Meals

We found that the Earl of Sandwich offered a decent value meal, or you can always go back to McDonald's. 

One key problem with Disney Paris is that cheap dining tends to mean burgers, nuggets etc. That said, as a vegetarian I always seemed to have something suitable to eat somewhere.

If you are stopping local, consider taking a packed lunch instead - there are plenty of picnic spots and places to eat, you'll get to avoid the lunchtime rush and you'll be able to eat just about anything you fancy and want to prepare. 

Extra Tips for Families

If you don't have the budget or the time to visit both Disney parks in Paris, then we suggest just sticking to Disneyland only. It's the park where you'll find the beautiful and iconic Sleeping Beauty's Castle as well as rides such as Peter Pan's Flight, Magic Teacups and Big Railroad Thunder Mountain etc. A must for young children.

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