One of the biggest questions people have when visiting Disneyland Paris is just how much spending money to take with them. This can be a ‘how long is a piece of string’ question as it all depends on how much your budget is, what type of dining you like to enjoy or if you are happy with just one souvenir or you want to buy everything in the shop! Today we will break down the costs of the types of expenditure you will encounter at Disneyland Paris to give you an idea of just how much spending money you need to take with you.
Once the main elements of your trip, such as a hotel and transportation, are paid for there are a range of elements that you will need to budget for whilst you are there. The main items to save spending money for during your trip to Disneyland Paris will be for food and snacks, merchandise and Premier Access, the queue skipping system that helps you cut down ride wait times.
Knowing in advance just how much extra money to take with you can help make preparing for your trip so much easier! You won’t be caught short and having to miss out on anything whilst there and you won’t arrive home with a lot less money in your bank account than you had planned for. So let’s break down the average cost of these items so you can work how exactly how much spending money to budget for your trip to Disneyland Paris!
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Quick Service Restaurants
Disneyland Paris offers a range of quick service restaurants in both the Disney Parks and in Disney Village. Quick Service restaurants are similar to fast food restaurants, where you pay at the counter, collect your food and then seat yourself. This is the cheapest way of dining at Disneyland Paris and the quickest and most convenient.
There are a range of different cuisines on offer, which means there is something for everyone! Some of the most popular locations include Toad Hall Restaurant for fish and chips, Casey’s Corner for hot dogs and Fuente del Oro for burritos. The newest quick service restaurant is Stark Factory, located in
the newly opened Avengers Campus in Walt Disney Studios Park, that serves pizza, pasta and salads.
Quick service meals start from around €8 and can cost up to €16 for a meal deal. Meal deals include a main, side or dessert and a drink. To help you work out a budget for quick service meals you could work out an average price of €12 and this will help you know how much spending money to set aside for these types of meals.
Table Service Restaurants
If you are looking for a more gourmet meal, where you can take a break out of the day and enjoy multiple courses, then a table service restaurant could be right for you. Disneyland Paris has a whole
range of different table service options, serving a variety of cuisines, across the two parks, in Disney Village and in the hotels.
Table Service restaurants offer either a set menu, an a la carte menu or a buffet. There are even character dining options! Most restaurants that offer a three-course set menu or a buffet cost around €42. Two course meals are around €30. Some great restaurants are Silver Spur Steakhouse, Captain Jack’s Restaurant (which is inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride!), Bistro Chez Remy (the restaurant where everything is oversized as you shrink down to the size of Remy the rat) and Manhattan Restaurant in The Art of Marvel Hotel.
Character dining is a fantastic way to enjoy a great meal whilst getting to meet some of your favourite Disney characters. At Auberge de Cendrillon you can dine with the Disney Princesses. This is the most expensive meal at Disneyland Paris at €79 for a three-course meal. You can also visit Plaza Gardens Restaurant for a buffet where you can meet iconic Disney characters, that change regularly, for €41 for breakfast or €69 for dinner.
No trip to Disney is complete without trying some iconic snacks! At Disneyland Paris there are a range of classic snacks available such as the iconic Disney popcorn (that definitely tastes more magical than regular popcorn!), Mickey shaped waffles and even Pineapple Dole Whip! This iconic Disney treat can now find this at Disneyland Paris!
As you are in Paris don’t miss out on some iconic French crepes. These can be found in Walt Disney Studios Park in a food booth, where you can select sweet or savoury fillings. The crepe with Nutella is the classic and most popular version! Walt Disney Studios Park also has food festivals throughout the year. Here you can try delicacies from all around the world and is the perfect snacking destination!
You will also find lots of sweet treats at booths around the parks including cookies from Cookie Kitchen, ice cream from The Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlour and a whole range of confectionary, including lots of Disney shaped treats such as the famous Mickey rice crispy treat and Disney cake pops from Boardwalk Candy Palace. Snacks on average cost around €4 to €5, so it is good to set aside some spending money to try all of the sweet treats available at Disneyland Paris!
Everyone loves to come home with a souvenir or two (or maybe half of the items you can buy at Disneyland Paris!) This is one of the categories that people will want to know how much to save for the most. Some classic Disney items you can purchase include Mickey ears, which typically cost around €24, Disney T-shirts which cost on average €23 or small souvenirs such as magnets which cost around €5.
One great thing to know is that Disneyland Paris often have special offers. These can help you save money when buying multiple items or take a percentage off select products. Be sure to also check out the magical deals you will find at the tills. To take advantage of this offer you need to spend over a
certain amount and then the items included in the deal will be discounted, often for 50% off. This is a great way of taking home some Disney merchandise for much cheaper prices.
Some great shops to visit in Disneyland Paris include Flora’s for exclusive and limited edition items, Harrington’s for glassware, Chez Marianne for French Disney merchandise and everything to do with Ratatouille, World of Disney in Disney Village which is the largest shop at Disneyland Paris, Thunder Mesa Mercantile for a wide variety of items including homewares, kitchenware and pet items, Star Traders for Star Wars merchandise and Disney Fashion in Disney Village for apparel.
If you are visiting for a short period of time, or during a busy time of year, you may want to purchase Premier Access Passes. These help you cut down your wait time by joining the shorter Premier Access Queue for up to 13 rides at Disneyland Paris. You can purchase individual passes for just the rides you like to skip and this costs between €5 and up to €13 per ride.
You can also purchase Premier Access for two shows, Rhythm of the Pride Lands and Mickey and the Magician. This guarantees you a seat, lets you spend less time waiting in a queue and you can pick any seat you like in the auditorium. This costs €15 per person.
Premier Access Ultimate launched in 2022 and allows you to skip the queue one time each for 12 of the most popular rides at Disneyland Paris. This costs from €90 up to €140 per person, per day, depending on the date of your visit. This can be a great option if you are only visiting Disneyland Paris for a short period of time and want to fit as much into your day as possible.
Disneyland Paris is a fantastic destination where you can experience the Disney magic, ride classic rides, meet all your favourite Disney characters, enjoy amazing entertainment and dine on wonderful food. A trip to this Disney Park can be as expensive or as cheap as you would like to make it, as there are a range of options available for all budgets. Knowing in advance what costs you may encounter will help you decide just how much spending money to take with you for your trip to Disneyland Paris.
Is Disneyland Paris expensive?
Disneyland Paris can be expensive to visit but does offer a range of restaurants and merchandise for all budgets. Dining in Disney Village is cheaper than inside the parks, but is conveniently located right next to them, and there are often many offers available on merchandise to help you take away a souvenir or two at a good price.
How much is a Coke in Disneyland Paris?
You can purchase a cold Coke either in a bottle from retail locations, snack