Best Age to Take Kids to Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is a fantastic place for families to visit. However, since the cost is so high, you want to maximise your trip. As a result, many people, including myself in the past, ask the question, “What’s the best age to take kids to Disneyland Paris?”

The best age for kids to go to Disneyland Paris is between 3 and 8 years old. At this age, kids still believe in the magic of Disney and can go on most rides inside both Disneyland Paris theme parks.

Of course, that’s not to say you shouldn’t take kids older than 8 or younger than 3 to Disneyland Paris. I took my little boy Oliver when he was six months old and again at 2.5 years old.

Instead, it’s about knowing what to expect when taking kids to Disneyland Paris and what might interest them most about the parks based on their age.

Visiting Disneyland Paris With Babies & Toddlers

I took my son Oliver to Disneyland Paris when he was six months old and again when he was 2.5 years old. As such, I know first-hand the benefits and drawbacks of taking little ones to Disneyland Paris.

One significant benefit of taking children under the age of 3 to Disneyland Paris is that they visit for free. That’s right; kids under 3 years old do not need a ticket to Disneyland Paris.

This is because kids under the age of 3 years old aren’t able to go on many rides at Disneyland Paris. When I took my son Oliver to Disneyland Paris as a baby, the only two rides he was able to go on were:

  1. Disneyland Railroad
  2. Cars Road Trip

However, I noticed a huge difference when taking my son Oliver back to Disneyland Paris at 2.5 years old.

Now, he could go on additional rides, such as Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin and Peter Pan’s Flight. He’d also developed a love for Disney Pixar’s Cars, so he loved seeing all the characters.

Visiting Disneyland Paris With Children 3 to 8 Years Old

The best age to take kids to Disneyland Paris is between 3 and 8 years old. At this age, kids still believe in the magic of Disney, and their faces light up as they meet their favourite characters.

As you approach the 6-year-old mark especially, you’ll find that most kids can go on all Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios rides. As such, you may want to invest in a Premier Access Pass or stay on-site to maximise your visit.

Visiting Disneyland Paris With Tweens 9 to 12 Years Old

A few years ago, Disneyland Paris offered little to tweens and teens. However, the resort has recently undergone extensive development. As such, tweens now have a lot to experience at Disneyland Paris.

The new on-site hotel, Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, is a massive hit with kids aged between 8 and 12 years old and features:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Marvel Design Studio

Meanwhile, the new Avengers Campus at the Walt Disney Studios theme park features incredible rides such as:

  • Aventures Assmble: Flight Force
  • Spider-man: W.E.B Aventure

Visiting Disneyland Paris With Teenagers

Depending on your teen’s interests, they may be excited to visit Disneyland Paris or believe that Disney is just for babies.

If you’re travelling to Disneyland Paris exclusively with teens, I suggest sitting together and looking at the rides. If they aren’t interested, I’d recommend skipping a visit to Disneyland Paris on this occasion.

Alternatively, if you’re visiting Disneyland Paris with teens and younger kids, here are some things you can do to ensure they have a great time.

  1. Look at staying on-site: The newly opened Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel is a fantastic choice!
  2. Invest in a Premier Access Pass: This way, they won’t have to wait ages to go on some of the park’s biggest and best rides.
  3. Book restaurants: Teens are unlikely to be interested in character dining at Disneyland Paris. However, there are plenty of other themed restaurants to enjoy, such as Stark Factory and the Skyline Bar.

Visiting Disneyland Paris as an Adult

Before having kids, I regularly visited Disneyland Paris with my partner. As a fan of Disney, I loved going on all the rides, watching the parade and dining on delicious Disney food.

It is incredibly common to see adults without kids visiting Disneyland Paris. So I wouldn’t ever worry about feeling out of place.

Some things you can do to enhance your visit to Disneyland Paris as an adult, either solo, as a couple or with friends, include:

  1. Staying on-site: High-end hotels such as Newport Bay are always a hit!
  2. Invest in a Premier Access Pass: This way, you don’t have to wait for the most popular rides in the park.
  3. Research the restaurants: Dining at Disneyland Paris isn’t as good as Walt Disney World or Disneyland California. That being said, there are still some great restaurants to enjoy here.

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