I absolutely love theme parks; they’re a great way to spend a day with friends, especially during the holidays. I managed to check Disneyland Paris off my bucket list this Easter, so, I thought I’d share my top hacks for making the most out of your visit.
1. Use Picniq
Picniq is a great place to find deals for family attractions around the UK or European countries. I used Picniq to purchase my Disneyland Paris entrance tickets and got 10 – 20% discount and 20% off for food and drinks. However, do read through the terms and conditions because I could only use my ticket for a specific date that I had to input into the website before buying my tickets. Picniq is currently giving a 25% discount for Bournemouth’s Adventure Wonderland theme park!
2. Bring a water bottle and snacks
To avoid buying expensive food and drinks at the theme park, my friends and I brought our water bottles and a bag full of snacks such as sandwiches, rice biscuits, Doritos and marshmallows. These kept us alive for the entire day and the 1-and-a-half-hour trip back to our Airbnb before we could have dinner.
3. Plan the rides
Theme parks can get massive crowds which mean long waiting times at queues. When you only have a day to complete a theme park, it’s important to plan your rides! Therefore, my friends and I decided to go on all the thriller rides first to skip the massive queues, and then go on the less popular rides later on. The park isn’t that big, and some parts were closed!
4. Plan your photos
I wanted Instagram worthy photos of my Disneyland trip, I researched on Pinterest, and Instagram and found a few nice shots. One of the shots I thought was mandatory was a photo in front of the Cinderella castle! Totally worth it!
Going to a theme park is no easy feat, and definitely not a spontaneous adventure. It has to be planned early on. I bought my tickets three months before my actual trip. Though, I may not be a child anymore; I will always be a Disney kid at heart.