When planning a trip to Disneyland Paris, one of the most important decisions you will make is which tickets are best for you and your family. Whether you’re visiting for the day or planning a more extended stay, multiple ticket options exist.
To help you, we’ll explain the different types of Disneyland Paris tickets, how to make reservations, the benefits of an annual pass, which packages include tickets, and where to find the best deals. Read on to get the most out of your trip to Disneyland Paris.
Types of Disneyland Paris tickets
Disneyland Paris offers a range of tickets, depending on how long you’re staying and what type of activities you plan to do. There are single-day tickets, multi-day tickets, annual passes, and tickets for special events.
Single-day tickets are the simplest and cheapest option, but you’ll need to pay for each day you visit. These types of tickets can be used to see just one Disney Park, but you can upgrade to visit both for a small fee.
Multi-day tickets allow you to see both parks for an extended period, such as two days or a week. Buying this type of ticket is cost-effective for those staying longer than one day.
Annual passes are great for families who plan to visit Disneyland Paris multiple times within the year. You’ll get access to both parks, discounts on restaurants and merchandise, exclusive preview nights, and other benefits. There are four types of Annual Passes, with the differences being the number of block-out days, the amount of discount you’ll get and other extra perks like free parking.
For those looking for a memorable experience, Disneyland Paris offers tickets to their seasonal events. For 2023 these events are:
- Disneyland Paris Pride
- The Halloween Soiree (party)
- New Year’s Eve
There are unique character meetings, live music, parades, shows, and more entertainment during those events. But you will need a separate event ticket – not just the regular park ticket – to access it.
When do you need to make a park reservation?
To access the Disneyland Paris parks, you need more than just a valid park ticket. You need to make a reservation through the Disneyland website. You can make this reservation up to 6 months in advance.
The park reservation is already included when you have a Disneyland Paris ticket for a specific date or if you are staying at a Disney Hotel. Annual Pass holders and people with tickets not for a particular date must make a reservation.
After making the reservation, you will get a confirmation by email that you need to show at the park gates. Remember to bring it with you otherwise, they will refuse access.
Benefits of an Annual Pass
Annual passes are a great option if you visit Disneyland Paris multiple times a year. As mentioned, there are four types of annual passes with different block-out dates and perks.
The most significant advantage is access to both parks for a year or at least part of it. Additionally, you get discounts on restaurants, merchandise, and tickets. And you can even give your friends Privilege tickets at a high discount.
Even though having a Disneyland Paris annual pass sounds pretty magical, it’s not worth it for most people, especially if you visit the parks just a few times a year and prefer to stay at one of the Disney Hotels. The discounts are pretty nice, but the ones on hotel rooms are not as good as you might think. Usually, the prices on the booking websites are the same or even better.
And the other discounts on food and merchandise make us spend more, so it’s still pretty expensive. But it might be worth it if you plan on going at least four times a year.
Disneyland Paris Packages that include tickets
One of the most convenient ways to visit Disneyland Paris is by booking a Package that includes tickets and a stay in a Disney Hotel. You also won’t need to make a park reservation, and you will get some additional benefits like Extra Magic Time and character meetings.
Combining the stay and tickets gives you a nice discount, making it cheaper than buying it separately. That’s only true when staying at a Disney Hotel.
The tickets included in your package will be for your entire stay. You can use them first thing in the morning on your arrival day and stay until the parks close on the day you depart. All Disney Hotels have a 24-hour front desk, so you can check in anytime to pick up your tickets. If you want to make the most out of your stay, arrive as early as possible.
Where to find deals on Disneyland Paris Tickets
The best way to get Disneyland Paris ticket deals is to book tickets for a specific date. You can cancel or modify them up to three days before arrival, and you won’t need to make a park reservation. Tickets without a date are more expensive, and you can’t cancel them.
Another way to get a good deal is by booking a package. Especially when you also need a place to stay. Tickets are included in the package; combining is always cheaper than buying separately.
Finally, if you know someone with a Disneyland Paris Annual Pass, join them on one of their visits. They can buy you a Privilege ticket or get you a ticket with a discount. But they need to be present when you buy the ticket.
You can also find deals on third-party websites, like GetYourGuide, Travelcircus and Tripadvisor. Usually, they offer packages including (Partner) hotel stays and tickets at a better price than the one provided by Disneyland Paris; before booking, check all the terms and conditions.
Some final remarks
When planning your visit to Disneyland Paris, check both parks’ opening and closing times. They can frequently change depending on the season and special events. Also, check the list of closed rides not to be disappointed.
Disneyland Paris is very popular during European school breaks and French holidays; if you plan on going during those times, make your park reservations well in advance.
And if you would like to skip the queues, you must buy Premier Access. You need to link your ticket to your Disney account or go to guest services in one of the parks. And if you are going as a family, group or couple, link all your party’s tickets to one account to make Premier Access reservations.
Whether you opt for day tickets or packages that include your hotel stay, book in advance to get the best deals.
And if you plan on going more than once a year, it might be worth considering an Annual Pass – make sure you take advantage of all its benefits before renewing each time!
With these tips in mind, we hope you have a magical visit and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones at Disneyland Paris.