Miriam’s family trip to Disneyland Paris
By Miriam Kelliher
We started off in Dublin airport surprising the kids with the destination; they were off to Disneyland Paris to meet their favourite people; Darth Vader and Elsa! That kept them busy talking on the flight! Air France took care of our checked luggage, we experienced FastTrack and didn’t have to wait too long to board. The take-off, flight and landing were very smooth. We were greeted by our PariShuttle driver in arrivals, and it took us approximately 40 minutes to reach our accommodation at Villages Nature Paris.
Disneyland Paris is a magical holiday destination with two Parks filled with endless attractions, restaurants, and shops for Guests of all ages. Discover the wildlife of the resort with your family, make yourself at home in your cottage with private balcony or terrace and enjoy a break surrounded by nature at Villages Nature Paris.
What I Loved
Witnessing the pure joy on our children's faces as they encountered their beloved Disney characters was a priceless moment during our magical trip. Meeting Darth Vader in person and experiencing the Star Wars simulator added an extra layer of excitement and wonder. The Storybook Land Canal Boats allowed us to embark on a enchanting journey through miniature landscapes, creating cherished memories that will stay with our family forever.
Activities & Places to See
- Disney Illuminations is a breathtaking nighttime spectacular that transforms Sleeping Beauty Castle into a dazzling canvas of light, color, and enchanting projections. The show takes place in front of the iconic castle, creating a magical backdrop.
- Take an intergalactic journey on Hyperspace Mountain, a Star Wars-themed roller coaster that propels you into the heart of a space battle. The exhilarating ride is a must for fans of the galaxy far, far away.
- The Main Street Parade at Disneyland Paris is a magical procession that brings beloved Disney characters and enchanting floats to life. The parade takes place along Main Street, U.S.A., creating a vibrant and festive atmosphere.
- Keep an eye out for scheduled meet-and-greet sessions where you can interact with characters, take photos, and collect autographs.
You can shop your heart out at Disneyland with a variety of stores to explore. Start at Main Street Emporium and World of Disney for all things Disney, from clothes to souvenirs. Check out themed spots like Agrabah Bazaar for unique souvenirs and The Disney Gallery for artsy Disney things. Whether you're into Star Wars or Pixar, there's a store for you, making shopping at Disneyland a fun experience for everyone.
Food & Bars
With 8 dining options available at the Center Parcs, the onsite supermarket provides a convenient alternative for self-catering. As our holiday revolved around Disneyland, opting for a self-catering apartment allowed us to leverage the supermarket for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks/drinks to take to Disneyland. Disneyland Paris offers a plethora of dining choices, including themed restaurants, Agrabah souks, street vendors, cowboy saloons, and well-known establishments like Planet Hollywood, McDonald's, and Starbucks. The diverse culinary options cater to a variety of tastes and preferences.