As Disney park fanatics one question we get asked a lot is “What is the best age to go to Disneyland Paris?”. While I don’t think there is a bad age to go to Disneyland Paris, there are certainly ages that I think are better. In this article we will examine the pros and cons of each different age range to decide what is the best age to go to Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Paris with a Baby
You might be thinking that visiting any theme park, let alone Disneyland Paris with a baby is a bad idea but this isn’t necessarily so. Now while there are limited rides you can go on with a baby there are definitely some rides that they can be taken on. The one requirement is that they are able to support their own neck and they can sit up on their own.
But as any Disney fan will tell you there is more to Disneyland Paris than just the rides. Parades, shows and character meet and greets are all things that you can do with at Disneyland Paris with a baby.
But is baby the best age to go to Disneyland Paris? I would have to say no! Although doing the parks with a baby is doable, there will be lots of rides you miss out on and having to schedule your day around naps and switching from buggy to carrier can be difficult.
Also, if you are travelling to Disneyland Paris on a budget or know you will only be visiting the park once, you might want to wait a little longer. Therefore if you have older children and want to go to Disneyland Paris it is totally doable but not the best age for your child to experience the park especially if you are going only once.
Another great thing about visiting with a baby is that you don’t have to visit Disneyland Paris in August or during other school holidays. Traveling in term time is a great way to beat the crowds.
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Disneyland Paris with a toddler
Visiting Disneyland Paris with a toddler is actually one of my favourite times. At this age, everything about the parks is magical especially the meet and greets though. My little girls face when she got to meet Jessie from Toy story and Belle when she was a toddler was absolutely priceless.
If you want some ideas for better Disney character interactions check out our post on questions to ask Disney Princesses.
There are also a lot of rides that you can go on with a toddler.
The only downside to visiting Disneyland Paris with a toddler however is that you may still have to work around nap times and we have never managed to stay to see the evening fireworks with our toddler but it never detracted from our experience at the parks and I would recommend Disneyland Paris with a toddler as one of the best times to go.
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Disneyland Paris with kids, (4-10)
Although I love visiting Disneyland Paris with a toddler perhaps the best age to go to Disneyland Paris with kids is between the ages of 4-10. At this age, children haven’t lost the magic the park inspires, they can watch all of the shows and parades and there will be very few rides that they can not go on due to height restrictions.
At this age you also won’t be having to worry about your little ones needing a nap, taking nappies and all that toddler/baby related paraphernalia and they will be able to stay up to watch the fireworks and illuminations that happen just as the park is about to close.
Disneyland Paris with teenagers
Disneyland Paris with teenagers is possible but in my opinion, the peak age has passed as the magic of the park will be gone and they won’t be as interested in doing meet and greets. But on the plus side, they will be able to literally ride on everything however if they have been to other theme parks around the world they may be disappointed by the lack of thrill rides so in some ways this might be one of the worst ages to go to the park.
Disneyland Paris as an adult
Can you visiting Disneyland Paris without kids? Is Disneyland Paris as an adult fun? I have to save ABSOLUTELY. If you go wanting fun and truly want to embrace the Disney spirit then Disneyland Paris as an adult can be great fun.
What do you think the best age to go to Disneyland Paris is?
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