Disneyland Paris is a great destination at any time of the year for young and old alike. However if you are planning a spring break this year why not combine the fun and frolics of Disneyland with Ireland’s national day of celebration –St Patrick’s day?
Disneyland Paris is great fun for all the family. There are 5 wonderful ‘lands’ to explore, each with its own unique charm. The bigger kids and adults will love the speed of the ‘Big Thunder Mountain’ ride, while the smaller ones will be happy out on ‘It's A Small World’. In fact there are Disneyland Paris rides
that are perfect for all ages!
3 reasons to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at Disneyland Paris
But in case you need even more excuses, read on for our top 3 reasons to visit Disneyland Paris on St. Patrick’s Day:
1. Get away from the madness of the Irish celebrations
Seen one St. Patrick’s Day parade, seen them all! That’s what we say!
The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin is great fun but if you’ve taken the kids to it for the past couple of years they might have had enough. Perhaps you are a little bit bored of it yourself?
So if you would like to get away from all the madness and still celebrate the day, this could be the answer.
A trip to Disneyland Paris is guaranteed to keep the kids happy. Just think of how their little faces will light up when you tell them that instead of going to the parade, you are heading off to the French capital to see Mickey & Co!
2. It’ll make your trip extra special
Disneyland Paris attracts visitors from all over the world; in fact it’s one of the most visited attractions in Europe. However on St. Patrick’s Day this slice of Americana becomes ‘Irish’ for the day. This will really make your visit unique. The park pulls out all the stops to help turn Disneyland green.
You can have your face painted with Shamrocks, listen to Irish music and enjoy the silliness of the Leprechaun clad entertainers. The 2014 St. Patrick’s Day programme included a pipe band, an Irish themed concert, complete with Irish Dancing and Set dancing Chipmunks! There was also a special Irish themed pre-parade with green floats and Irish dancers.
To top it all off, there is a spectacular Irish themed fireworks display in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle at night. Green lasers fill the sky and the castle is bathed in light in a green glow. Shamrocks and Celtic designs are projected on to it. It will be an experience you’ll never forget!
3. Avoid the peak time crowds
As we mentioned in a blog post on Disneyland Paris tips
, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the least busy days of the week to visit the park. And guess what? This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday!
As well as it being at a quieter time of the week, March is also a quieter month for visiting in general. You will avoid French school and public holidays, which are also very busy times in the park.
All this means less time queueing for your favourite rides and more time and space to enjoy the park.
The weather should also be milder at this time of year. This helps avoid the sweltering summer or freezing winter temperatures. This will be particularly important if you have young kids. It will also make walking around the park and queueing for any rides a bit more comfortable.
We think Disneyland Paris is going to be fab on St Patrick’s day, but of course it’s not just about the Irish celebrations. You will also be able enjoy all the fantastic rides and attractions
that the park has to offer.
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