Disneyland Paris Discounts
LAST UPDATE: 2/23/18
Disneyland Paris (formerly called Disneyland Resort Paris or EuroDisney) consists of Disneyland Park; Walt Disney Studios Park; six Disney-operated resort hotels: Disneyland Hotel, Hotel New York, Newport Bay Club, Sequoia Lodge, Hotel Cheyenne and Hotel Santa Fe; a campground called the Davy Crockett Ranch; and Disney Village, a shopping and dining district similar to Downtown Disney at Disneyland (California) in the US.
We must admit that we were very surprised to learn how reasonably priced the packages at Disneyland Paris can be. In general the prices are nowhere near what you’d pay to visit Walt Disney World. And remember, the package prices include your passes and breakfast!
In addition, Disneyland Paris offers many seasonal discounts on its hotel rooms, tickets and vacation packages. We list any current offers and Disneyland Paris discounts below.
- Special Events
- Package Specials
- Non-Disney Hotels
- Ticket Discounts
- Breakfast, Half Board & Full Board Meal Plans
- Disney Village Restaurant Offers
- RER Train from Paris
- Eurostar Train from London
- SuperShuttle to/from Paris Airports
- Annual Passport Discounts
- NHS Discounts
- US Military Discounts
- Sightseeing in Paris
- Trip Reports
- More Information
Disneyland Paris’ 25th Anniversary
Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 25th Anniversary every day beginning 26th March 2017 with a variety of new experiences.
The new Disney Stars on Parade follows Mickey and Friends on a journey of discovery to the land of imagination divided into eight chapters. The story begins with Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy and Chip and Dale as explorers of the future – with a steampunk-inspired futuristic look. Listen for the roar of Maleficient’s majestic dragon, which actually breathes fire. The final chapter of this world of wonder ends as the book closes with an icy blast, thanks to the heroines of Frozen.
Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris will take place on the stage at Sleeping Beauty Castle. From all over the park, Disney characters join together in step until the arrival of everyone’s favorite mouse. Then all join in to sing “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris!”
The Starlit Princess Waltz, another new show, begins with a sprinkle of fairy dust from Tinker Bell. Aurora wants to invite the other Disney Princesses to the ball: Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel and Tiana. Each princess makes her entrance in a magnificent ball gown, specially created for the 25th Anniversary, to the sound of a romantic fanfare. This show is enhanced by the fountains in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
At night, against the backdrop of the Castle, a brand new spectacular, Disney Illuminations, combines sound, lights, projections, fountains and breathtaking pyrotechnic effects. Mickey takes the audience on a captivating journey, through Disney’s animated masterpieces, such as the Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Froze and a few live action films, such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars.
Disneyland Paris Val d’Europe Half Marathon
Disneyland Paris Val d’Europe Half Marathon highlights an entire running weekend at Disneyland Paris. Other highlights include a 5K Family Fun Run a 10K and Kids’ Races.
In 2018, the Disneyland Paris Val d’Europe Half Marathon Weekend will be 20th – 23rd September.
Disney’s Halloween Festival
The Halloween Festival takes place each year, usually for the entire month of October. The park is decorated and mischief-making Disney characters conjure up spooky surprises all through the day. Children can play dress-up with Stitch and Daisy Duck at Halloween Costume Corner. Enjoy a special Halloween parade, where Mickey and friends dress up in their autumn-themed best. The Royal Castle Stage features a spooky show and some frightfully fun encounters with the likes of Captain Hook, Jafar and the Snow White Queen.
Disney’s Enchanted Christmas
Disney’s Enchanted Christmas takes place each year, usually for the entire month of December and into early January. The park is decorated throughout, with spectacular illuminations at night, and special parades and shows are offered. Christmas season festivities include:
- Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights in Town Square features a thousand festive decorations, Mickey, Minnie, Father Christmas, and merry melodies. The lights to the majestic tree are switched on, during a sing-along, as night falls.
- Disney’s Christmas Parade with Santa, Mickey and a stocking-full of Disney characters filling Main Street, U.S.A. with yuletide performers and festive floats.
- Meet and Greets with Santa and your favorite Disney characters in their festive holiday attire.
- Disney Dreams! Of Christmas, a nighttime spectacular for the holiday season with musical fireworks, lights and a water show.
- Special Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve meals, with entertainment, take place at various Disneyland Paris park and hotel restaurants.
All hotel stays at Disneyland Paris include Continental breakfast (pastries, yogurt, cold cuts, sliced cheeses, juice, coffee). While you can book just “room plus breakfast” and buy your tickets separately, you generally won’t save much, if any, money by doing so.
Disneyland Paris won’t sell US residents a one-night package directly. (You can book a single night package at the Disneyland Paris hotels through Travelocity, though. Enter “Disneyland Paris” in the box labeled “Find hotels near:”.)
Most people will want to buy at least a Classic Package, which consists of at least two nights’ accommodations, daily breakfast, and unlimited entrance to the theme parks, or one of the package specials that run from time to time.
The standard Classic Package includes:
- at least 2 nights of accommodation in a standard room in one of the Disney Hotels or one of the Disney Partner Hotels
- tickets to both Disney Parks
- daily breakfast* at your hotel
- presence of the Disney Characters in the Disney Hotels
- easy access to Disney Parks by free shuttle bus**
- free access to the Disney Parks car park
*At Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch, your continental breakfast is taken back to your cabin.
**Please note: there is no Disney Park shuttle bus to/from Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch. If you stay at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch, you must have your own transport.
Booking from the UK
Disneyland Paris now has a good online booking system for UK residents if you prefer to book your own holiday package.
Alternatively, UK residents can book by phone at 08448 008 898.
Be aware that Disneyland Paris does not do very much marketing to US or Canadian visitors and therefore does not make it terribly easy for Americans to book, find a good deal or arrange for any “extras” or deviations from standard packages. However, there are quite a few options for booking:
- Online through Expedia.co.uk, though they don’t offer packages, just hotels and tickets as separate items. (UK offers are almost always much better than US specials: we’ve had reports from people who saved over 50%.) Your purchase will be in UK pounds, but it’s easy to do currency conversion with Google or Bing: just type “XXX GBP to USD” into the address bar or a search box, where XXX is the amount in UK pounds. (To do the same for euros, use “XXX EUR to USD.”) Note that you may need to contact your credit card company prior to booking: for security purposes, some companies block international purchases unless you notify them in advance. You’ll also want to use whichever of your credit cards has the lowest foreign-currency and/or foreign-transaction fees. The best cards have no foreign fees, and the worst ones have both a foreign-currency fee and a foreign-transaction fee!
- You can book regular priced hotels in US dollars through Travelocity (US site). Enter “Disneyland Paris” in the box labeled “Find hotels near:”.
- Online through the international version of the Disneyland Paris site. It’s worth trying out changing the “language” box at the top of the page to UK English, or Irish English, or French (if you speak French or are willing to use a translator program), to see if a better deal shows up. We have been told by readers that they’ll let you book any offer no matter where you live.
- Call the resort in France. There are English-speaking operators to take your booking. From the US, the number is: (011) 33 1 60 30 60 81. Note that the reservations opening hours are limited and they are 6 hours later than EST and 9 hours later than PST. In the past, US residents could only book offers marketed to the US, but we have been told by readers that they’ve relaxed that restriction and will now book any offer they have in their system.
Please note: the specials below are for UK residents. The UK is the primary market for Disneyland Paris and the UK sales office offers the best deals. Links in the package specials below all go to the UK site.
The package offers for US residents are limited and usually have bigger restrictions, such as longer length of stay, etc. US travel agents cannot book UK packages.
Disneyland Paris frequently offers a variety of deals. We usually list them below, but sometimes new ones come out without notice.
Be sure to check out these great offers!
Book by 25th April 2018 for arrivals 21st March through 6th November 2018. Terms and Conditions apply.
For select stays, book a hotel and park ticket package in any Disney hotel and children under 7 years old will be offered the same package for FREE!
Valid for one adult package with a minimum of one paying adult per room booked. Up to the maximum occupancy of the room. Proof of your children’s age(s) (under 7 years on the arrival date) is required at check-in. Transport can be added but it is not free for children aged 2 and above. Insurance and options can be added but are not free for kids aged 3 and above. Terms and Conditions apply.
In addition to the official Disney-operated hotels, there are other hotels that are nearby but not owned by Disney.
Marriott’s Village d’lle-de-France – While this is not an official “Partner Hotel,” MouseSavers.com readers Danilo & Ann V write, “…we would highly recommend it. It is a Marriott Vacation Club Resort, but they also rent the villas as you would a room at any Marriott hotel.” They report that the grounds and the units are beautiful, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The resort also offers activities for children and adults, as well as some for the whole family.
MouseSavers.com reader Amy O reports that the villas have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs, and a 1/2 bath, living area, dining room, and full kitchen downstairs. They also have washer/dryers in the villa and all of the villas have a patio that looks over a garden, the pool, a golf course, or a small lake. About a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel is a small town with a grocery store, bakeries, restaurants, etc.
The resort has a shuttle (for a small fee) that goes back and forth to Disneyland and the train station, but it stops running at 4:00 pm. Another option is the public bus, which runs from 6:00 am to after midnight and stops at the end of the hotel driveway. They are the same type of ticket you use on the Paris metro and are purchased at the train station or the Tabac shop in town. Taxis to/from Disneyland typically cost around €18 each way.
Disneyland Paris offers packages that include accommodations in its official Partner Hotels, but it is often cheaper to book them via the websites of the hotel owners. Obviously if you book directly with the hotel, you’ll have to buy tickets separately. These are all a bit too far to walk to the parks from, but most offer a FREE shuttle to the Disney parks and the train station. You may need to reserve the shuttle; check their web sites for details.
- Radisson Blu Hotel – Great for golfers, as it is located on Golf Disneyland. Even if you don’t golf, the grounds are very pretty and surround the hotel on all sides.
- Thomas Cook’s Explorers Hotel – Themed hotel that is supposedly the home of Sir Archibald de Bacle, the “famous” (fictional) explorer. Apparently Sir Archie spent a lot of time at sea; the hotel decor has a nautical motif.
- Kyriad Hotel – Mid-priced hotel. Has nice grounds and a very small “farm” (basically a petting zoo) with alpacas, goats, ponies and a few other animals.
- Vienna International Dream Castle Hotel – This castle-themed hotel is fairly upscale. There are some family rooms with a king bed plus bunk beds. All public areas are non-smoking.
- Vienna International Magic Circus Hotel – This former Holiday Inn has been rethemed with a circus motif. It is a non-smoking hotel.
- Hotel L’Élysée Val d’Europe – A bit further away from the parks than some other hotels in the area, but offers shuttle service.
- Adagio City Aparthotel – This company rents out apartment-style accommodations, ranging from studios through 3/4-room apartments.
More Nearby Hotels
- Hotel Ibis Marne La Vallée Val d’Europe – Usually inexpensive and a reliable brand. This hotel is located 5 minutes by car or one RER train stop away from the theme parks.
- Ibis Budget Hotel Marne la Vallée Val d´Europe – We haven’t heard a lot about this location. It appears to be quite near the theme parks.
Advance Purchase Discounts
If you live in the UK, you can pre-order tickets at a discount online. This offer is available only in advance through disneylandparis.co.uk (look for links to special offers). Usually the cheapest online special offers are for dated tickets, meaning the ticket will be valid only for a specific date you choose in advance.
Be sure to see below for Annual Passport information and discounts!
The meal plans offer up to a 10% saving in a variety of restaurants in the whole Resort. They are pre-paid meal vouchers valid at a variety of restaurants throughout the Resort for packages bought at a Disney Hotel (except the Disneyland Hotel). They’re designed to help you budget your stay with savings of up to 10%, and give you the peace of mind that everything is pre-paid.
With the Breakfast meal plan you get one voucher for the breakfast buffet at your hotel per night stayed (for example, a 3-night stay would include 3 breakfast vouchers per person). For stays at Davy Crockett Ranch, the Breakfast meal plan gets you a breakfast basket. (Please note: breakfast is already included in the price of your stay if you book a suite or a room at the Castle Club, Empire State Club, Compass Club, Golden Forest Club or at the Algonquin’s Explorers Hotel.)
The Half Board meal plan includes one voucher for the breakfast buffet at your hotel and one voucher for lunch or dinner per night stayed. For example, a 3-night stay would include 3 breakfast vouchers per person and 3 lunch/dinner vouchers per person. The FREE Tea Time Treat is no longer included in this meal plan.
The Full Board meal plan includes one voucher for the breakfast buffet at your hotel and two meal vouchers per night stayed. For example, a 3-night stay would include 3 breakfast vouchers per person and 6 lunch/dinner vouchers per person. The FREE Tea Time Treat is no longer included in this meal plan.
The vouchers are not valid on December 24th and 31st, so be aware if you plan to travel over the Christmas/New Year season.
You can upgrade your meal plan to include gourmet restaurants, the legendary Disney Character Dining, and Buffalo Wild West Dinner Show. If you buy a lower-level meal plan and then decide to eat in a higher-level restaurant, the restaurant will apply the value of your voucher toward the meal.
There is a web page devoted to offers for the Disney Village on the French version of the Disneyland Paris site. It is not available in English. If you can read French at all, it is worth looking at this page, as there are frequently valuable offers for the Disney Village restaurants, such as 20% off discount cards, free parking when you spend a certain amount at various restaurants, and more. (If you can’t read French at all, you can try a translator such as Google Translate.)
MouseSavers.com reader Linda J reports in July 2013: “Food at any of the hotels in or around Disney is expensive and there are no stores around the park area to buy any food except the Esso gas station near Santa Fe hotel. A good tip – take the RER (metro train) one stop to Val de’ Europa. There is … a hypermart (like a super Walmart) there with a large grocery section. You can buy fruit, pastries, pre-made sandwiches and pre-made salads at very reasonable prices in addition to regular grocery items. I bought fruit and croissants for breakfast at about 2.5 Euros per day, versus the [non-Disney] hotel’s breakfast buffet at 11 Euros. There are also several reasonably priced restaurants outside the mall and across the street from the station. The train runs from 6:00 am – midnight daily. Families could save a bundle just on bottled water and snacks/chips.”
Normally the daily parking fee at the theme parks is €15 for a regular car.
- Parking is FREE for all guests staying at the Disney Hotels, Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch, Val de France Hotels or Hotel L’Élysée Val d’Europe. Show your room key or Resort ID on entry.
- Fantasy and Dream Annual Passholders get FREE parking.
- Francilien Annual Passholders may purchase an annual parking pass for €24.
You can take the RER train direct from Paris to the Disneyland Paris station. It’s a super easy way to visit the Disney Parks if you’re staying in Paris. You can buy your RER ticket at the station the day of your trip.
Alternatively, consider a Paris Visite card, which combines an RER pass, Paris Metro pass and tourist discounts. You can buy one in advance through this link. You’ll need the Zones 1-5 pass be able to take the train to Disneyland from Paris.
Eurostar is a very comfortable high-speed train between the UK and France that goes through the “Chunnel” (Channel Tunnel). A direct Eurostar train between London and Disneyland Paris leaves London (departing from St. Pancras, Ashford and Ebbsfleet) in the late morning and returns from Disneyland Paris to London in the evening daily. However, this train does not run on Tuesdays and Saturdays except during UK school holidays. The trip takes less than 3 hours each way.
Other options are to take Eurostar from London to Disneyland Paris with a change in Lille, or London to Paris and transfer to the regional RER train.
- If you are planning a trip from the US, the easiest and usually cheapest way to buy Eurostar tickets is to go through Rail Europe. They can also sell you train tickets for virtually all European train systems. We have used them many times and they are fast and reliable. You can even buy e-tickets for Eurostar trains and print them at home through Rail Europe. (Eurostar.com will sell to US visitors, but we find Rail Europe has the same prices and is easier and faster for US visitors to use, plus it sets up your seat reservations automatically.)
- From the UK, you can purchase Eurostar tickets through Rail Europe UK or Eurostar.com.
If you need reasonably-priced shuttle transportation between the any of the three Paris airports (Charles de Gaulle / CDG, Orly / ORY or Beavais / BVA) and Disneyland Paris or the city of Paris, SuperShuttle is a very reliable name brand and should be considerably cheaper than a taxi and much less hassle than dragging luggage on and off Metro trains and through the Metro stations.
There are three types of Annual Passports at Disneyland Paris: Francilien, Fantasy and Dream. All three offer various discounts in addition to admission. Those discounts are good enough that they may justify buying one Annual Passport for someone in your party, even if this will be a one-time vacation at Disneyland Paris.
Unfortunately the Annual Pass information on the official Disneyland Paris website is hard to find and apparently only listed in French. The best resource in English for all the details on Annual Passes is an unofficial site called DLP Guide. This site also has information about how to purchase an Annual Pass.
Be sure to see below for information on additional savings when buying Annual Passports for multiple family members!
You can save 20% when you buy annual passports for a family of five or more. The passports must all be purchased from a ticket booth at the Disneyland Paris theme parks at the same time, for persons in the same family who are all living at the same address. You must present ID for all members to prove that you are the same family.
MouseSavers.com reader Amy O writes (in July 2007): “Disneyland Paris is currently running a promotion where kids under 7 are free. The Disney rep at the ticket counter at the park could not honor the free one-day pass for kids since we didn’t stay at a Disney hotel, but instead offered free annual passes for our 2 kids under 7 if we purchased adult annual passes at any level. We were originally going to buy one-day/one-park tickets for our family (46 euros/adult and 38 euros/child) and instead purchased 2 adult basic annual passes (89 euros each with some blackout dates) that are good at both Disneyland and the Paris Studios park for a year and received 2 kids passes free!” We are not sure if this is standard policy or if Amy just got lucky. In any case, it’s worth inquiring!
MouseSavers.com reader Marcus reports in May 2008, “We saw your site a few days ago before going to Disneyland Paris and saw your note regarding Amy O’s free child passes. We bought annual passes last year and were going to do the same this year. We told the rep. we wanted 3 passes (one for each of myself, my wife and our 3 year old son [who was free last year]). I mentioned there was an offer on whereby under 7s are free (referring to the hotel offer but not mentioning hotels as we weren’t in one of theirs) and she immediately said yes there was and that his pass was free and gave him the same pass as my wife which was a more expensive one – mine was just the cheapest pass as we can use hers for merchandise discounts and car parking etc., we didn’t need 2 of these. She did not, however, mention this until I did so it is possible this is a standard offer if you ask for it. So, thanks for this tip and it may be worth updating this on your site.”
MouseSavers.com reader Simon C reports that anyone who works for the UK National Health Service (NHS) can use the site healthservicediscounts.com, which sometimes offers Disneyland Paris discounts.
Members of the US Military get 50% off adult and child (ages 3-11) 2-day/2-park tickets and 3-day/2-park tickets to Disneyland Paris. These tickets must be purchased in person at the Disneyland Paris ticket window. US Military ID required. This offer is valid for one member of the US military and up to 4 other people. The days do not have to be used consecutively. Thanks to Jeanne B for info.
We have heard several reports from readers that members of the US Military can get a discount of Disneyland Paris hotels when they call to book a stay. This discount is only available by phone and the amount of the discount can vary and may not be available for all stay dates. Thanks to Jeanne B for info.
If you’re going to Disneyland Paris, we certainly hope you’re also going to the actual city of Paris. (Please don’t skip it — it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world!)
For your time in Paris, we highly recommend the Paris Pass. For a very reasonable price, it provides:
- Paris Museum Pass, providing free entry to over 60 of Paris’s world famous museums, art galleries and historic monuments, including The Louvre — and in most cases you SKIP THE LINE, which is incredibly invaluable. This can save you literally hours of queuing on busy days.
- Paris Visite Pass (Travelcard for public transport including the Metro, buses and RER trains, zones 1-3). With this card, you can just jump on the public transport in central Paris without having to wait in line to buy tickets (in French). Huge time and hassle saver!
- 2 day hop-on-hop-off bus tour ticket gives you an easy overview of the city.
- Lots of extras including a Seine river cruise and a wine-tasting experience!
We recommend buying this pass even if you think the cost is about the same as buying separate tickets for the museums you plan to visit and the public transportation you plan to use, because it will save you a huge amount of time in line.
Another a great resource for putting your Paris trip together is Conciergerie.com, which sells:
- museum passes
- transportation passes (including RER train passes to and from Disneyland Paris, some of which include park admission)
- city tours and river tours
- tickets for individual attractions and activities
- ground transportation (shuttles) between the airport and Paris, and between Disneyland Paris and the city
- day trips to Versailles
- much more!
- Friends of MouseSavers.com Ann and Danilo V wrote a travel blog about their experiences with taking their 5 children to Europe in Summer 2007. They visited Disneyland Paris in addition to independent travel through France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain as well as a Disney Mediterranean cruise (10 nights roundtrip from Barcelona) followed by a 14-night Transatlantic cruise on the Disney Magic. Click here to read the Disneyland Paris portion of their blog.
- MouseSavers.com reader Kevin M sent this short report of his visit in summer 2006:
“I recently returned from Disneyland Paris where my wife and I spent 6 days on property. We used it as our base and traveled out from there. We had an excellent time. In case you are not aware, the Sante Fe and Cheyenne hotels have no air conditioning. The New York has circulating air, but it does not cool the room. The other three have A/C in the rooms only. The lobbies and hallways are not air conditioned in any of the hotels, except maybe the Disneyland Hotel. We found this out when we checked in at the Santa Fe on a 90 degree day. There are not any screens on the windows either and they do have bugs. We quickly upgraded to the Newport Bay Club.
The best way to get to Disney from the airport is the shuttle bus which is advertised on the Disneyland Paris website. It… drops you right at your hotel. The train is cheaper, but much more inconvenient and less direct.”
- Click here to read an extensive trip report, with photos, written by MouseSavers.com founder Mary Waring and her husband about their April 2003 trip to Paris and Disneyland Paris.
Obviously, the best place to start is the official website: Disneyland Paris.
Also, if you have an iPhone, be sure to download the FREE official Disneyland Paris app!
There are also some unofficial sites that offer useful information in English about Disneyland Paris: