Am I being unreasonable to be looking forward to Disneyland, Paris?

(69 Posts)
Italiangreyhound Sun 29-May-16 10:09:39

Am I being unreasonable to be looking forward to Disneyland, Paris?

Lots of people seem to say (on Mumsnet) it's not great! But we have booked to go and are excited.

Plus what to do while there, I mean what especially is good.

And what to avoid! grin

Thanks!

Italiangreyhound Sun 29-May-16 10:10:03

PS Be gentle! Thanks thanks

RedHelenB Sun 29-May-16 10:11:20

It ll be great! Get the fast passes each day. Rides are quietest at the end or beginning of the day.

RedHelenB Sun 29-May-16 10:12:10

Oh and take snacks with you. My kids were always too excited to want to sit down and eat properly when they were little.

MrsJayy Sun 29-May-16 10:15:20

You honestly dont want to listen to grumpy mumsnetters who hate disney anyway go have a great time of course yanbu to being excited about your holiday

VocationalGoat Sun 29-May-16 10:16:40

Oh I love it. We're going this summer to Paris and it's sad but true, I can't wait. It's the highlight of our trip to France. Our kids don't even know we're going to Disneyland yet so it's MY highlight, not even theirs. I grew up going to the one in Anaheim, California, so Disneyland evokes a lot of nostalgia.

BuntyCollocks Sun 29-May-16 10:17:12

We went last year and it was awesome!

Helgathehairy Sun 29-May-16 10:42:02

I was there (without kids!!) about 5 years ago and it was great!! I'd recommend www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=156 this website for helping to plan.
One thing I would say is that the food in the parks isn't great.

We're going to DisneyWorld next year (with kids) and I can't bloody wait!

CakeThat Sun 29-May-16 10:42:26

If you go with a positive attitude you'll love it. Lots of adults decide beforehand that they hate Disney and theme parks and then they inevitably say they it was hell when they get home.
You'll LOVE it!! gringrin yanbu

PrincessHairyMclary Sun 29-May-16 10:54:06

I loved it even more than DD and my 55 year old mum turned back into a 5 year old when Baloo came and hugged her in the Parade.

If you can get the premium half board meals, stock up at breakfast with cheese and rolls to munch whilst waiting for rides and then enjoy your evening meals with the characters. No way would I queue for several hours just to see a Princess or mickey when you get loads of interaction at the meals.

If you have a DD Princess for a day is lovely, we took our own dress and she had her hair and make up and photo shoot just before dinner with the princesses. You can book this in the big Disney hotel.

Buffalo Bill or whatever it's called is really good and worth the visit.

Birdsgottafly Sun 29-May-16 10:56:39

Wear a maxi dress and buy Tinkerbell pjs for yourself, that'll cause a few MNers to combust.

I couldn't have afforded DL when mine where little, so I'm looking forward to hopefully taking my GD to DLP in a few years.

She's going with my DD and her DP, to DL, first.

I'm excited, even though it is a few years away.

MrsJayy Sun 29-May-16 11:00:23

I wanna be princess for the day grin

Tulipblank Sun 29-May-16 11:01:09

We're on our way there now! About an hour to go. As a previous anti Disney type, I'm actually a bit of a convert.

We always pay for the half board plus. Means you can avoid the crap fast food joints and have decent meals. The light show at park closing time is also worth staying up for.

Cinemagique is also a firm favourite, and the car stunt show is pretty spectacular.

Get organised, plan ahead, use the fast passes and you'll have a great time!!

mayoketchupchocolate Sun 29-May-16 11:01:12

YANBU- We just got back and it was great! DS (3yo) had a lovely time, and so did we. I don't know why people don't keep their negative opinions to themselves, if they don't want to go then they don't have to go!

MaryPoppinsPenguins Sun 29-May-16 11:05:14

It's amazing! You'll have a fab time... I've loved it there as a teenager / grown up / mother / hen... It's brilliant grin

FeckinCrutches Sun 29-May-16 11:06:50

I cried when I took my girls blush it was all just a bit overwhelming, the fake snow on Main Street, the parade, the light show. Lunch at Auberge de Cendrillon with the princesses was amazing, well worth the money, as was the buffet at Disney hotel, we never queued up to meet any characters after that.

TheWitTank Sun 29-May-16 11:09:16

No, not at all! We had a great time. The only thing we found off putting was the amount of smoking going on everywhere around the park including in lines for rides (there are signs saying no smoking but it's not policed) and the general rudeness/pushing/line jumping. We enjoyed the rides and hotel.

CremeBrulee Sun 29-May-16 11:11:49

Haven't been for a long time but when DC were the right ages we went several times. It is what you make it. Approach it with positivity and embrace the magic!

GooodMythicalMorning Sun 29-May-16 11:13:19

I love it. Glad the dc are a bit bigger now as going in feb and it will be better now they can walk further without tiring.

Thinnestofthinice Sun 29-May-16 11:58:36

Love it! Doing an extra job this month so I can treat my daughter to it in August again smile So I obviously think it is worth it smile

Allice Sun 29-May-16 12:23:04

It is what it is! We were there on our third visit at Easter. Was great but busy, by the end of day 4 I was sick to death of the place but we had a great time.
Always makes me very emotional, my 11 year old met lots of characters and she loved it, they were so kind and I patient.
If you're in a Disney hotel make the most of magic hours!

LotsOfShoes Sun 29-May-16 12:23:36

Go as early as possible (don't sleep in, get up early), pack some snacks and know exactly which rides you want. The place is huuuge and when I went we wasted a lot of time walking around and figuring out what to do. Have fun!

Savagebeauty Sun 29-May-16 12:26:10

I would hate it grin
But my DD who is nearly 20 loves it..went for the first time at 18 and is little mermaid mad.
Enjoy!!!!

Floralnomad Sun 29-May-16 12:28:17

YANBU , we've been going since it opened and love it , there are lots of closures at the moment though as they're refurbishing for the 25th anniversary . Where are you staying ?

AlwaysDancing1234 Sun 29-May-16 12:28:50

Plan well, go with a positive attitude and bloody enjoy yourself OP!

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