This December, to celebrate my Mum’s 50th Birthday, we went to Disneyland Paris as a family and stayed in the deliciously Disney hotel, the Pink Palace.
Upon arrival you’re greeted by the gorgeous lobby, including collectible puppets on display from days gone by of Mickey as Fantasia and Snow White characters. Staying in the hotel means you can have a couple of hours extra in the morning to enter the main park, which we thoroughly enjoyed taking advantage of for the shorter queue times.
There are many perks to staying in the hotel, it’s easy to hop in and out of the park, there’s lovely restaurants and bars to enjoy, a few extra hours as mentioned and a complimentary fast pass each day to be used on your ride of choice, on top of the fast passes available with your standard park tickets.
The service wasn’t always up to the level you would expect for the price, checking in and even dropping off our luggage with the concierge was an often laborious process, however, all in all it is definitely worth the stay.
We hopped out after dinner one evening to catch some rides late at night, and had one of them all to ourselves! For the extra experience like that, we managed to put up with the slightly grumpy hotel workers (though it should be said, not all!)
If you have small children, also, the characters always seemed to be on hand for meet and greets and it’s an incredibly practical way to do the resort with the hotel being on the edge of the main park.
Here’s more information if you’re interested in a stay at Disneyland Paris- there are also plenty of other hotel options including the very nice Newport Bay hotel.