Disneyland has always been a destination I wanted to take my kids to, it didn’t matter which one they went to. We booked online for the “5 days for the price of 4” 2 park entry tickets for a total of £833, which was for the main park and the Walt Disney Studio’s park.
There was a shuttle every 45 minutes from the resort to the park which was a 5 minute ride, and costs €2 per person for both ways.
I was really excited about going back to Disneyland! The first moments were magical, for me, just seeing the castle in the middle of the park brought back so many memories…
My kids weren’t that impressed (I guess the castle is a little girls thing), but were more excited about the futuristic part of the park. The rides were a bit busy (we figured out later that its better to come earlier in the morning where lines were about 10-15 minutes long rather than 30-45 minutes later in the afternoon). The kids first ride was the Pirates of the Caribbean, and the play area next to it.
For peak season I was a little disappointed that a lot of rides were closed, It’s A Small World, which is a must see, was closed all 5 days we went! The Ratatouille ride was closed most of the day but when it opened the wait would be at least 1 hour long.
On our second day there I figured out there is an app that had the queue times updated on it by park goers which made us better plan which area to go to based on the wait, rather than walking a long way to find out the ride was closed, I highly recommend anyone going to use it.
A huge warning to parents, the amount of themed shops after each ride is unbelievable, we ended up buying costumes from each movie just because the stores were so inviting (I fell for that too honestly!). What I told the kids to do was buy 1 thing from each themed store, but would only be able to open 2 toys from this trip; everything else would go back to Kuwait unopened.
What got the kids into the experience was the parade… magical!
Unfortunately, we missed the fireworks shows, which were at 10 pm and was too late for the kids who were exhausted by then.
What disappointed me the most was the food, I know I shouldn’t be surprised with park food, but for a huge attraction like Disneyland, and the ridiculous prices we were charged, I expected more. Furthermore, the park has no ban on smoking in the park, and the French smoke A LOT! I was annoyed by the number of times cigarettes grazed my kids faces, and the rudeness of the local people; French people are not my favorite to say the least.