Sunday, 31 January 2016

Disneyland Paris || Tips To Make It Cheaper

In May 2015, my boyfriend and I jetted off to Disneyland Paris. We've been together nearly 6 years and this was our first holiday abroad we've been on just the two of us. We're not massive sun worshippers so we decided Disneyland would be the perfect destination. I am by no means and expert (there are definitely some out there so if you're looking for my specific advice then give it a quick google) but I thought i'd share with you some tips we've found to save money.
Disneyland Paris

1// Speak to a travel agent
We booked through Thomas Cook which was the cheapest option for us. Go in with a budget in mind but be prepared to go up or down slightly if you can. If you're not fussy, you can probably do it cheaper then we did but neither of us wanted to go by coach. We've both been to Paris on a coach before and for us, it really isn't worth it. We flew with Jet2 but check out the Eurostar for a slightly cheaper option.

2// Book in advance
If you can, I've mentioned several times that i'm a teacher so my holidays are set. Only being able to go away in the school holidays means it's really expensive so if you can book in advance you can save around £200 due to special offers etc. Some of the offers you can get for booking in advance are brilliant, 5 nights for the price of 3, kids eat free etc.

3// Staying in Disneyland isn't always the best option
Baring in mind, we went to book about 10 weeks before we wanted to go availability for Disney hotels was slim. The main hotel actually in Disneyland was coming up at £2500 for 3 nights (cray cray) and the others which are a 5 minute walk were around £1500. At first, we were really upset we couldn't stay in Disney itself but after searching for hotels in Paris, we've found a beautiful one, under budget and much more suited to us and it's a 5 minute Metro ride to Disney and the Metro station is just across the street. When we got to the hotel we realised they actually run a shuttle to Disney whenever you need from 8am-11pm!

4// Plan
This sounds silly but Disneyland Paris is expensive. A hot dog in the park is around 10 euros which is pretty pricey. We had 2 full days in Disneyland and one and a half days in Paris. The two days in Disney was where we spent the most money but it was definitely worth it. We always got Option 3 at any of the fast food places, that meant we got a burger/hotdog/chicken bites, chips, a drink and then usually an ice cream. This kept us going for the whole day and we spent less on snacks. We also planned on going to The Rainforest Café (21 euros for 2 courses) as our 'treat' but because we planned we went all out and had an amazing meal! We decided to plan our restaurants so we know how much money we need for food.

5// Buy beforehand
The best way to save money is to buy the classic Disney themed items before you go. One look at the Disneyland website shows how expensive it is. Simple Minnie Mouse ears can be as expensive as 16.99 euros, a quick look on Amazon shows that you can get the same pair for £2.50! I know I didn't want to waste my money just to say I bought them in Paris. Primark also has lots of Disney themed purchases at a fraction of the price.

If there's anything else you'd like to know tweet me @studentstylexo or email me megan1993b@gmail.com
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  1. As someone planning to go back to Disneyland Paris soon, I have to say that your tips are really, really helpful !
    Thank you so much for your post !
    x
    Oihana
    http://oihanasymphony.blogspot.fr

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    1. Glad you liked them! If you have any questions feel free to contact me :)xo

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  2. Ah it sounds like you both had a lovely time! I can't believe the difference in hotel prices xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It really is crazy the difference! Our hotel was amazing too, the shuttle just made the trip really!xx

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