Our Disneyland Paris Wishlist – One Day Itinerary

If you have been following my social media channels recently you might have already guessed that we are in Paris thanks to Holiday Inn and Air France.  We are going to be visiting Disneyland Paris and this has been the hardest secret to keep from the girls.  To be honest I’ve slipped up a few times, but fortunately they haven’t cottoned on too much.  The beauty of being young is everything is so in the moment so even if they heard the words Disneyland Paris they soon forget them in favour of the next thing that has caught their attention.

Disneyland Paris Entrance

I think it might have been a different story though if we had of sat them down and made the big announcement before now.  They would have been bouncing off the walls and every day I would have been answering the same question, ‘how many sleeps until Disneyland Paris?’. This way feels so much better, and they literally popped with excitement when the found out at No1 Lounges at Birmingham Airport that they were going to be visiting the Magic Kingdom.

We are staying at the Holiday Inn Paris – Marne Le Vallee which is an excellent hotel to access Disneyland Paris and the city of Paris by train.  We will be visiting Disneyland Paris for one day and so I’ve secretly been getting us organised.  The Disneyland Paris app has been my friend with lots of useful information like a map of the park, wait times for rides and information on the different dining options.

Disneyland Paris Parade

Disneyland Paris One Day Itinerary

This is the plan I’ve put together for our 3 and 5 year old daughter.  We’ve check which rides are open on the day so we are not disappointed.  We taken into account the location so that we are not wasting time wondering all over the park.  Wait times have been a huge consideration bearing in mind we only have one day and our children aren’t the best at waiting!

Our Disneyland Paris Wishlist - One Day Itinerary

  • Main St USA to explore the Discovery and Liberty Arcades
  • Autopia – Discoveryland (Daddy might go to the Star Wars attractions at the same time)
  • ‘it’s a small world’ – Fantasyland
  • Casey Jr. – le Petit Train du Cirque –  Fantasyland
  • Le Pays des Contes de Fées – Fantasyland
  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups – Fantasyland
  • Mickey Presents “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris – Fantasyland (times 12.20pm/13.20pm/14.20pm)
  • Alice’s Curious Labyrinth – Fantasyland
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant  – Fantasyland
  • Le Carrousel de Lancelot – Fantasyland
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle  – Fantasyland
  • Disney Stars on Parade shines bright for out 25th (time 5.30pm)

This feels pretty ambitious, so I will be interested to see how much we cover.  Some are maybe’s but I think these rides are what are going to make our daughter’s first experience at Disneyland Paris magical.  Do stay tuned to see if we manage it all!

Where To Eat at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris Discoveryland

I’ve also thought about the different dining options available at Disneyland Paris, and have a list of places that I think I worth keeping in mind if you are only visiting the park for a short time.  I’ve picked out these options, but we will also see what works on the day.

  • Market House Deli, Main St USA –  £, Quick Service, Snacks
  • Au Chalet de la Marionnette, Fantasyland – £, Quick Service
  • Victoria’s Home-Style Restaurant, Main Street USA – £, Quick Service, Snacks
  • Cable Car Bake Shop, Main St USA – £, Quick Service, Snacks
  • Cafe Hyperion, Discoveryland – £, Quick Service

It’s with huge thanks to Holiday Inn and Air France that we are able to share with you our experience of  visiting Disneyland Paris.  



  1. Rachel Butler
    May 19, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Wow!!! I hope you all have a magical time! xoxoxo

  2. Lorna Ledger
    May 20, 2017 / 5:33 am

    wow, hope you had a fantastic time! It is on my big bucket list xx

  3. Sarah Cooper
    May 21, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Wow! I really like the sound of your itinerary. Sounds like you will have great fun!

  4. MARGARET gallagher
    May 21, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Lots to pack in to a short visit
    It’s certaintly Will be a MAGICAL experience

  5. Susie Wilkinson
    May 21, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    The Small World ride will send you crackers with the song they sing, it’s 9 years since we went, and I can still send my partner crazy by singing it!

  6. Vicky H
    May 21, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Amazing i hope you all had a great time can’t wait for when we go Disney.

  7. May 21, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    We’d love to go to Disneyland Paris one day so found this post really useful, thanks x

  8. John Jewett
    May 21, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I was pleasantly suprised when i went to DP. I thought i would hate it,but quite the opposite. Probably enjoyed it too much lol

  9. Margaret Clarkson
    May 22, 2017 / 6:08 am

    It all sounds so wonderful, so many great experiences to fit it!

  10. May 29, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I remember being woken up from my sleep in the middle of the night when my then six year old song sang “It’s a small word” in his sleep. Ah, Disneyland. How magical the experience must have been for him!
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  11. Kayleigh Watkins
    July 18, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    What an amazing surprise, I think I would do the same otherwise like you my children would be over excited counting down the days, what a lot of things to pack into one day, I never plan ahead like you did, but will be next time we plan on going for a day out xxx

  12. Ashleigh Allan
    September 25, 2017 / 6:13 am

    Great itinerary. Sounds like a fun day. I love the parade. So magical

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