I love Disneyland Paris (actually, I just love Paris in general). The city is as good as everyone says it is, and knowing us, we can’t go without heading to the European parks, which are only an hour away. One of the questions people ask us the most is, ‘is there a way to go to Disneyland Paris affordably?’. The short answer is yes – and today, we’re going to talk about how.
I love airline miles so much, I’m thinking of having my AA Reward Number tattooed on my forehead. Not really, but if it wasn’t for airline credit cards, we would not get to travel nearly as much as we do. I talk about it a lot, but we put almost all our expenses on airline credit cards (and pay it off – we aren’t advocating for credit card debt!). This means that we haven’t paid for airfare in a LONG time, and when you’re looking at over a 1,000 dollars to fly to Paris, that adds up to major savings.
-Combine It With Another Trip
Planning to backpack Europe? Dreaming of going to London like Mary Kate and Ashley? Thinking of an Italian honeymoon? Good – because if you combine another European trip, with Disneyland Paris, you’ll save money. The truth is, the parks are beautiful, but they aren’t big enough to warrant an individual trip to see them.
-Stay Off Property
We have stayed off property both times we’ve gone to Disneyland Paris – mainly because we could find FAR better deals, and the resort is only a 45 minute drive, or 45 minute train ride, from Paris.
-Eat Outside The Parks
Unfortunately, while Disneyland Paris does many things well, food isn’t at the top of the list. We ate lunch AND dinner at Earl of Sandwich in their version of Downtown Disney. It was a short walk, the food was good, and it was inexpensive.
-Go During Low Season
Disneyland Paris has different pricing structures depending on the time of year. We went once in May, and once in November, and we paid HALF what we paid in May, during our November trip. At the end of the day though, Disneyland Paris tickets are cheaper than tickets to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, even with currency conversions.
-Skip Another Trip
We know a lot of people that go on a family trip to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland. At the end of the day, skipping this yearly trip, could easily help pay for a trip to one of the international parks.