We all know how magical Christmas is for children so imagine the combined effect of the magic of Disney and the magic of Christmas. This Christmas why not treat the children, and yourselves, to a trip to Disneyland Paris? When you take the car ferry to France you’re only 90 minutes drive away.
The park has all the usual attractions with a few additional seasonal events to make your time there even more special. Disney are putting on a new show called Disney Dreams, an amazing night time extravaganza based around Sleeping Beauty’s Castle with Peter Pan’s shadow escaping to create a colourful light show, his adventure taking him through timeless Disney tales as he flies between lasers and fountains.
Of course the children will love meeting the Disney characters, many of whom will be dressed up for Christmas. As the family enter Main Street their fantasies will begin as they discover magical places and exciting rides. There are shops here too so why not get some Christmas shopping done as well – if you travel by cross channel ferry make sure you have room in your car for the cuddly toys!
There are 5 lands waiting to be explored at Disneyland Paris, Main Street USA, Discoveryland, Fantasyland, Adventureland and Frontierland. Plus there are more surprises at Walt Disney Studios Park with 4 zones of exciting attractions and shows from the world of TV, cinema, animation and special effects.
And, if they’re allowed to stay up late, why not take the children to Disney Village, open all day and into the night, a vibrant atmosphere full of entertainment and themed dining experiences.
Main Street, U.S.A.
Based on a small American town, Main Street USA has horse-drawn trams and a steam train which takes you around the park and a great choice of restaurants offering everything from burgers to cookies. They’ll love the Boardwalk Candy Palace too.
Just down from Main Street you’ll discover Frontierland, a landscape of mountains and canyons where gold diggers are searching for gold and a runaway train on Big Thunder Mountain just keeps on going. Will your children be brave enough to enter Phantom Manor? Or maybe they’d prefer a ride on a Mark Twain paddle boat. Restaurants offer all kinds of Cowboy style grub!
And there are more adventures to be had at Adventureland with its jungles and waterfalls. Battling pirates from Pirates of the Caribbean or Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril will take you on a race through the jungle to an archaeological site.
Climb the Swiss Family Robinson tree house or Captain Hook’s Galleon followed by a meal at the Blue Lagoon Restaurant.
You can’t miss Sleeping Beauty’s Castle with its pink towers, a truly magical setting, and “It’s a Small World” is a song the children won’t stop singing once they’ve been there. They can be as mad as a Hatter travelling in teacups or part of, Peter Pan or Dumbo’s flights. And, if you want to eat here you can join princesses and knights at the Auberge de Cendrillon. Or maybe fish and chips at Toad Hall.
Enter a world of discovery because here there’s so much waiting to be discovered – inventions and technology from the past to the present day including a space trip onboard Star Tours, down into the depths on the Nautilus submarine or the thrills and spills of Space Mountain.
This isn’t even a taste of what you’ll experience at Disneyland Paros because the real experience is being there, which is easy on a cross channel ferry to France. If you’re looking for a magical Disney break check out the Disney Paris packages and a cheap ferry to France for a good value Christmas break the family will never forget.