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Disneyland Paris one day itinerary
But before we get into the details of this Disneyland Paris one day itinerary I thought it would be worth pointing out a couple of key facts.
Disneyland Paris actually has 2 parks – the Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park. This itinerary covers the Disneyland Park rather than the Walt Disney Studios Park. The Disneyland Park is the closest to the original Disneyland Park or the Magic Kingdom if you are comparing Disneyland Paris to Walt Disney World.
If you only have one day in Disneyland Paris this is the park that I would always opt for. However if you would like to visit two parks in one day check out this itinerary. But if you would prefer to visit the Walt Disney Studios park check out our Disneyland Paris 2 day itinerary and used the Walt Disney Studios Park day for the basis of your itinerary.
Disneyland Paris 1 day itinerary tips
Can I do Disneyland Paris in 1 day?
However if you plan your day correctly then you can prioritise your key rides and get a lot done. However it is unlikely that you will get to do lots of character meet and greets and speciality dining in just a day.
Also as Disneyland Paris has 2 parks you will achieve only 1 park following this itinerary.
Is a day trip to Disneyland Paris worth it?
Although I usually try to have more days in Disneyland Paris (you can read how many days are my favorite for Disneyland Paris here), I still think a day trip to Disneyland Paris is worth it.
However the only place I think it is worth doing a day trip from is Paris. Doing a day trip from further afield doesn’t leave enough time to fully enjoy the park.
Can I meet characters at Disneyland Paris in one day?
In one day in Disneyland Paris it is possible to see characters however if you want to prioritise characters you will need to remove some rides from your itinerary.
Please note: if you want to visit Mickey or the princesses then you should put aside 1-2 hours for each of these characters due to the average queue time.
And if you want to meet multiple princesses then princess dining at Auberge de Cendrillon might be a better use of your time. During the princess dining experience you can meet 3-4 princesses in around 2-3 hours instead of 1 by queuing at the princess Pavillon.
Do I need Premier Access?
In answer to “Do I need Premier Access at Disneyland Paris for this one day I would say it would never hurt. However I have not written this itinerary with the need for you to have Premier Access.
There are actually two types of Premier Access passes at Disneyland Paris – the single ride premier access and the unlimited premier access.
Now the unlimited Premier access that includes several rides is very expensive coming it at around 100 Euros per person per day. Now if you are a family of four this will really add up and definitely isn’t the option for those traveling to Disneyland Paris on a budget. I would say unless money is no object then it isn’t worth buying Premier Access for a day at Disneyland Paris.
The single ride Premier Access option does not come cheap either at on average 16 Euros a ride (there is surge pricing on Premier Access so this can go up to around 20 Euros at peak times i.e. Disneyland Paris on Christmas Day).
Some popular rides with Premier Access include Peter Pan’s Flight, Crush’s Coaster and W.E.B Slingers in the new Marvel Avengers Campus.
If the queues for these get very long and you are desperate to ride one of them then it might be worthwhile in adding this cost to your Disneyland Paris spending money especially if there is only two of you going for instance.
Do you have any questions about how to do Disneyland Paris in a day? Then please drop us a comment below and we will do out best to answer.