If there’s one place on earth where you can still really experience magic, it’s without a doubt Disneyland Paris in France. Not only is it the perfect weekend getaway for young families, but you can also enjoy that weekend of nostalgia among all your favorite Disney characters and princesses. Do you want to be catapulted back to your childhood? Read here why you need to go to Disneyland Paris again. With or without children. Both are totally okay!

Weekend getaway

Disneyland Paris is perfect for a weekend getaway close to home. About three hours’ drive from Brussels, or a little shorter by train, you’re already at Disneyland. Not so far so for a magical weekend. As a young family, this is a perfect getaway. A very unique experience for the kids. But even as a couple, this can be a romantic getaway. We took our little niece of fourteen years and it was an unforgettable experience for her and for us! A single day of coming to the park is also possible, but given the waiting times it is recommended to opt for several days so that you can visit both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park at your leisure. You can book both parks together or separately. We recommend visiting both parks. They are each unique in their own way.

Disneyland admission ticket

An admission ticket to Disneyland is not cheap. That also makes it a rather exceptional trip that you and your children will talk about for a long time to come. We had that experience when we went to Disneyland in our childhood. We couldn’t stop talking about the park and its unique attractions. That’s part of the reason why we find it worthwhile to go there at least once in your life. For some, it’s even become an annual getaway or make it a sport to visit all the Disney parks in the world. A nice hobby!

Disneyland Paris Castle
Street scene in the park


A visit to Disneyland is not complete without an overnight stay in a Disney hotel. Staying near the park so you can get in first is a must and it gives a relaxed feeling. For this trip we had not yet stayed in such a hotel and that made it so special. As a child we dreamed of this and even in later life it is a nice experience. Granted, some hotels are in need of replacement or renovation, but even that makes you nostalgic when sleeping in one of the Disney hotels. And the extensive breakfast buffet is perfect for a day filled with energy.

Atmosphere and cosiness

Apart from the insanely beautiful and fun attractions, Disneyland is an experience in itself. The atmosphere is nowhere else in the world. The highlight for us was without a doubt the Disney parade and the fireworks in the evening. The Disney parade is there every day and includes your favorite Disney songs and characters. You can go all out! The fireworks are spectacular, cosy and extremely special. You only experience this once – or several times if you’re lucky – and that’s why you have to look at this. We happened to be in Paris on 14 July and, because of the French national holiday, we had double fireworks and also twice as spectacular. Highly recommended! Tip: It wasn’t even busier than on any other day. So definitely worth considering when booking.

The Disney hotel in Paris
Minnie Mouse at Disneyland Paris

Entertainment at Disneyland

If there’s one thing you need to go to Disneyland for later in life, it’s the numerous shows. These live performances are always unique and fine. So be sure to check out one or more! We had the honor to watch the latest show of The Lion King and it brought us right back to our childhood. Delicious! With songs like Can you feel the love tonight and Hakuna Matata you can’t help but sing along. And also the acrobatics and dance were truly beautiful. Beyond that you will find countless (live) entertainment such as Meet & Greets, concerts, parades and so much more.


We are usually not really to be found for amusement parks but Disneyland is so much more. It’s an experience. The waiting times can be enormous and that is perhaps the only lesser point we can say about our experience. The balance after a three-day trip to Disneyland is definitely positive for us. Three days is also ideal. So you can visit both parks at your leisure, do your favorite attractions and also pick up some shows. Disneyland brings magic to life.

Disneyland Paris parade
Fireworks at Disneyland

Have you been to Disneyland yet?

Have you ever been to Disneyland Paris as a child, or now as an adult? What did you like most about the park? Let us know in the comments.

Haven’t you had a chance to go to Disneyland? Then you have no more excuses. Book your stay here with a discount until September 26th and enjoy the magic disneyland has to offer.

Beautiful fireworks in Paris
Evening falls at Disneyland Paris
Attraction in Paris
Shows at this amusement park
Mikey Mouse in the procession
Disneyland Castle

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