Looking for the best visiting Disneyland Paris in January tips? In this guide we cover everything from what it is like at Disneyland Paris in January, how busy it is, what to expect from the weather and what to pack for Disneyland Paris in January to where to stay at Disneyland Paris in the winter, what to do and of course what special events are on at Disneyland Paris in January.
Is Disneyland Paris cold in January?
In answer to is Disneyland Paris cold in January I would have to say that it really depends on the year. Some years you are lucky and the temperatures in January can average reach 8C. However it is not unlikely that you will experience a severe cold snap where you are met with some icy wind.
So although the weather can get up to around 8C I would caution that it can feel cold in Disneyland Paris in Janaury and you should take appropriate thermal and warm clothing with you especially if you plan to stay in the parks past nightfall to see the evening parades, illuminations and the fireworks.
Does it rain at Disneyland Paris in January?
If you are visiting Disneyland Paris in January there is a high probability that you will experience rain during your trip. Disneyland Paris in January usually has rainfall on about 15 days of the month. However the good news is that it usually isn’t too heavy.
Does it snow at Disneyland Paris in January?
Although the weather at Disneyland Paris in January can be quite cold it is actually quite uncommon to get snow at Disneyland Paris in January.
If your visit to Disneyland Paris spreads over two months be sure to check out our other monthly guide for further weather and special event information:
- Visiting Disneyland Paris in December Tips
- Visiting Disneyland Paris on Christmas Day
- Visiting Disneyland Paris in February Tips
What to Wear to Disneyland Paris In January
They key to what to wear to Disneyland Paris in January is layers and lots of them. It can be cold at Disneyland Paris in January and you will definitely feel it, especially if the wind is hitting you in the wrong direction when you are queuing outside for rides and shows.
We recommend wearing things like jeans, long sleeve t shirts coupled with hoodies and sweaters as well as coats. This way you have lots of layers to protect you from the cold but you can easily remove a layer if you get too warm indoors.
But if you like me feel the cold then I would also advise you packing:
- Hat, scarf and gloves
- Waterproof shoes – there is nothing worse than walking around the parks with wet feet.
These things are especially essential if you plan to stay in the parks after dark to see the fireworks and the illuminations as the temperatures really do drop once the sun has gone down.
And if you are visiting during the Christmas period then you could chose to add a Christmas jumper into the Disneyland Paris packing list which will make for some cute pictures and festive meet and greets.
I also insist my daughter always wear thermals and a coat with any costumes she wears to Disneyland Paris in Winter.
Visiting Disneyland Paris in January Tips
- you are walking distance to the parks which is convenient if you need a break or a change of clothes or simply want to escape the cold weather or a rain shower
- you get early magic hours. This is especially important when the park is operating at its reduced winter hours to make sure you fit everything into your Disneyland Paris Itinerary.