The best times to visit Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is a magical place no matter the season, whether you're after some terrifying fun, a snow-capped winter wonderland or a warm summer celebration. Read on to discover the perfect time for you and your family to visit.
Spring is an excellent time to visit Disneyland Paris – there are lots of scheduled shows and events, plus the crowds aren't as large as in the summer months.
Disneyland Paris Pride
You don't want to miss the glittering party atmosphere of Disneyland Paris Pride in June, with rides and attractions open until 2am!
Friends, family, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies join Mickey and friends to celebrate the joy of diversity. There's an exclusive parade, joyful shows and live performances from famous artists – MIKA, Becky Hill and Years & Years have all previously lit up the park.
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The temperate climate makes it a great time to explore not only the park but Paris itself. The tree-lined boulevards of the capital start to bloom with colour, the temperature is warm enough to enjoy the many parks and gardens and there aren't too many tourists, so queues to the best attractions are likely to be shorter.
A summer trip to Disneyland Paris is your best bet for longer days, warmer weather and the largest selection of wonderful shows and events throughout the year.
France celebrates this national holiday that honours the country's revolutionary history in style, and Disneyland Paris is no exception.
On 17 June your favourite Disney characters will be partying like Parisians and there'll be a spectacular Bastille Day fireworks display to mark the occasion. Why not grab a French-inspired souvenir from the gift shop or enjoy a delicious meal at Bistrot Chez Rémy, inspired by the Pixar film Ratatouille.
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The park tends to run extended opening hours during the summer months, and more shows and events are put on to accommodate the larger crowds. This means there are lots of unforgettable experiences to enjoy and lots of time to discover the magic of the park.
Summer is the busiest time of the year at Disneyland Paris, so waiting times for rides and attractions will be at their longest. It's also the most expensive time to visit, so plan your trip carefully and consider visiting out of season to save some money.
Autumn at Disneyland Paris is the spookiest time of the year, as Disney villains steal the limelight during the Halloween Festival. You'll also catch the start of Disney's Christmas celebrations towards the end of the season if you want to get into the festive spirit early.
Disney Halloween Festival
Expect a ghoulish atmosphere and spellbinding encounters with Disney heroes and villains from the start of October through to November, as Disneyland celebrates the Halloween season in frightful style!
Disneyland Halloween Parties bewitch the park around Halloween itself – wicked attractions are open till 2am and there's an exclusive Halloween parade. If you can pluck up the courage, creep into the park's three haunted areas – ghosts roam the Phantom Manor, zombie pirates have invaded the Scary Zone at Adventureland and who knows who's sneaking around on Main Street U.S.A after midnight...
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The park is very busy during the Halloween Festival and Disney Enchanted Christmas, which starts in mid-November, but is fairly quiet during September. The weather is still fairly warm and dry, plus the changing colours make this a great time to visit both Disneyland Paris and the city.
Whether you want to celebrate the festive season or take advantage of the park being at its quietest, winter is a magical time of the year to visit.
Disney Enchanted Christmas
Disneyland Paris is transformed into a winter wonderland from mid-November to the start of January for their Enchanted Christmas event. Expect twinkling streets filled with Christmas cheer and festive events such as Mickey's Dazzling Christmas Parade and the Magical Christmas Tree Lighting.
No matter the weather it'll always be snowing on Main Street at Christmas, plus you'll be able to share Christmas wishes with your favourite Disney stars – and even Santa! Santa will need to get back to the North Pole after Christmas, so make sure to visit the park before 25 December to meet him.
New Year's Eve
From 8.30pm on 31 December to 2am, spend an unforgettable New Year's Eve at Disneyland Paris!
With a selection of attractions open until late, Disney Characters in party mode and many other surprises, it's difficult to imagine a more perfect way to celebrate the start of a new year. The dazzling midnight fireworks display over Sleeping Beauty Castle is a sight to behold.
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After Christmas and New Year, the park will be at its quietest so waiting times for rides and attractions are at their shortest. However, less shows and events are scheduled for quiet periods so you may not have as much choice of things to do compared to other times of the year.