The Cheapest Time to Visit Disneyland Paris Might Surprise You…

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Firstly a confession – when I say “the cheapest time to visit Disneyland”, what I really mean is the cheapest practical time to go, which for those of us with school age kids means during one of the School Holidays.

If you are restricted to School Holidays and are looking for a budget Disney trip, focus your search on the dates around Christmas, because (strange as it may sound) it really is one of the cheapest times to go.

For most UK schools, the Christmas Holidays start on 15th December this year.

There are often good promotions available for the run up to Christmas, including a current ‘stay 2 nights get 2 nights free’, which ends 2nd Oct 2017.

Remember that all ‘Disney Hotels‘ include park tickets but now don’t include breakfast, unless you opt for the Half Board option.

As you might expect, the weekends tend to be busier than weekdays leading up to Christmas. On our trip last year, I didn’t really notice much difference in terms of the queues for rides in the main park, but Disney Studios was markedly busier, so perhaps stick to weekdays if you wish to make the most out of your stay.

To avoid disappointment (especially around Christmas time!) I would recommend booking any favourite restaurants as early as possible.


17th – 21st December 2017 for 4 nights staying at Sante Fe (booked through

Santa Fe Hotel, Disneyland Paris

£440.08 based on 2 adults and 2 under 7s being free

There are also plenty of (relatively) cheap dates from 1st November 2017 through to the end of March 2018 to choose from, if you are flexible and not tied down completely to School Holidays.

February Half Term can offer some great deals too, depending on when the holiday falls in your area.

Check out the price grid to see which dates offer best value by clicking on the following link to the latest edition of the Disneyland Paris brochure.


Even if price wasn’t a factor, I would highly recommend a visit during the Christmas period anyway, as it is even more exciting than usual. The cheapest time to visit Disneyland might also be the most magical!


  1. Miles Hunt says

    The obvious downside is the fact it can be totally freezing. We went in January this year, and the magic was slightly tempered by the driving snow. Still had a great time though, and it was very cheap!

  2. Martin says

    Thanjs for the heads up on this article.
    I managed to book a 3nt stay in the kids holidays just before Christmas for a family of five. Checked the UK site first and it was £605 so I also checked the french site which was £144 cheaper. Called UK reservations and they put me straight through to the French reservations department with no hassle and booked. Happy days.

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