We’ve just been to Disneyland Paris! Myself, Robo Boy and Wonder Girl went with my aunt and cousin for a long weekend. It was magical, super fun and perfect family time. I made a vlog of our trip to talk about our experience of disability at Disneyland Paris. I’ve also included lots of footage from the trip to give you a flavour of the Disneyland atmosphere.
Top tips for disability at Disneyland Paris;
The priority card. Available for guests with long term disability. Evidence needed is either DLA/PIP award letter, disabled blue parking badge, or a letter from the GP which certifies that the person has a permanent disability. This card enables you to use the disabled queue for rides. Access the disabled viewing area for shows and parades and arrange time slots for character meets.
Easy access card. Available for guests with a temporary illness. Evidence needed is a GP letter certifying that the person has a temporary illness. This card means you can join the disabled queue but it doesn’t entitle you to access the disabled viewing area for shows and parades.
Food. If you have any food sensitivities or are picky about food I’d suggest taking snacks with you. The food offering is reasonable but queues can be long at busy times, which can be difficult for those who have difficulty standing or who struggle to wait.
Plan. There is a Disneyland Paris app and you can make a list of your must do attractions and shows. That way you can schedule your day around those priority experiences. It also has a map and attractions list making it much easier to find toilets, and rest areas when needed.
Accommodation. If you need a quiet place to rest at the end of the day I’d highly recommend Davy Crockett Ranch. You stay in a cabin, with lounge, kitchenette, bathrooms and bedrooms. It also has a lovely outdoor deck. The best thing is how quiet the cabins are, a really good time out at the end of a busy day. Particularly helpful for myself and my daughter as it really helped to combat the inevitable overload autistic people may experience in a busy theme park.
Disability queue. At busy times you can sometimes still end up standing in a queue for some time. The most we waiting during the busy school summer holidays was 20 minutes. If you aren’t using a wheelchair but have difficulty standing I’d really recommend a stick seat as somewhere to perch whilst waiting in the queue.
I hope these tips are helpful and that if you are going to Disneyland Paris you have a magical time.
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