When is the best time to visit Disneyland Paris? You may be wanting to consider the weather at Disneyland Paris which can totally affect your stay. Or perhaps the many holiday seasons that happen throughout the year.
The school holidays in France can be different to school holidays in the UK for example, so it’s always worth checking this data before you plan your Disneyland Paris holiday.
Park opening times through the year are dependent on the crowd level expectancy, and also daylight hours. You’ll discover the fireworks and park closure is earlier during the Winter months between November and March, then April through to October.
The weather in France is generally typically slightly warmer than the UK’s weather during the year. However the weather in Paris, France and London, England can mirror each other quite well.
If you’re visiting Disneyland Paris from the UK, pack according to the season you’d expect in the UK and you’re on the right track.
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French Public Holidays 2022
- January 1st – New Years Day
- April 17th – Easter Sunday
- April 28th – Easter Monday
- May 1st – Labour Day
- May 8th – Victory Day
- May 26th – Ascension day
- June 5th – Whit Sunday
- June 6th – Whit Monday
- July 14th – Bastille Day
- August 15th – Assumption of Mary
- November 1st – All Saints Day
- November 11th – Armistice Day
January At Disneyland Paris
If you are looking for the quietest time at Disneyland Paris, then January is a great month to visit. Generally the crowds are lower as families aren’t thinking of taking a holiday just after the Christmas season.
Bear in mind it’s going to be cold in January at Disneyland Paris, so you’ll want to wrap up warm! Think layers, as there aren’t too many sheltered places around the parks. Once the cold gets through your clothes it can be difficult to warm up again. A great tip is to take a break during the day if you’re staying in an onsite hotel and go back for a rest and to warm up. Maybe grab a hot chocolate, or warm drink.
If you’re hoping to see the parks decorated for Christmas, you may still have a chance if you visit early in January, as often the decorations stay up for the first few days.
February At Disneyland Paris
A school half term break falls in February. Usually somewhere in the middle around Valentine’s Day for UK schools. French schools have a Winter holiday during February that lasts for around two weeks, generally around the last two weeks in the month. Factor this decision in when booking your break to Disneyland Paris in February, as the crowds will be a lot larger during the UK school half term break.
The weather in February will still be cold, and again like visiting in January, you’ll want to wrap up warm and wear lots of layers.
March At Disneyland Paris
Depending on when Easter falls during the year, March can be a great quiet time to visit Disneyland Paris. If Easter is in April, then March is the time to go. The weather starts to warm up slightly, but can still be cold.
The park will be decorated for Spring, and with no scheduled school holidays , you should be able to get lots done in the parks, even if you’re only visiting for a couple of days.
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April At Disneyland Paris
Easter generally falls in April. Expect the parks to be very busy, especially around the four day weekend around Good Friday and Easter Monday. That’s not to say you can’t still have a good time at Disneyland Paris in April, your visit may just require some additional planning.
The weather in April is beginning to get warmer, and with the start of Daylight Saving Time which happens on the last Saturday in March in France. This extra hour means additional daylight and the rides will stay open longer. This will help offset the larger crowds. slightly.
May At Disneyland Paris
The weather in May can be a blessing and a curse. You can be treated to some amazingly warm days, but it is also known to rain during May. This may affect your park days, however if you pack a light raincoat then I recommend carrying on and enjoying your visit.
With the longer days and warmer weather comes crowds. Expect more guests to want to visit Disneyland Paris in May. The UK have a half term break during May, but France have their spring holiday during April, so crowds should be slightly lower. It’s worth knowing that Ascension weekend falls during May so the crowd level will be a lot higher then.
June At Disneyland Paris
Visiting Disneyland Paris in June is the start of what is hopefully great weather, but it’ll also bring the crowds with the peak holiday season that will typically last until the end of August.
With warm days and the park decorated for Summer, you could be enjoying firework shows at 10pm at night, and plenty of parades throughout the day.
With busier crowds, your planning may have to be thought about to ensure you can achieve everything on your Disneyland Paris bucket list through your visit.
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July At Disneyland Paris
Expect big crowds at Disneyland Paris during July. Schools break up for French schools in early July depending on the region, and they last all the way through August.
Summer weather can be very hot, so it’s important to pack for the season and take plenty of sunscreen. There aren’t huge amounts of shade in the standby lines of some rides, and with high crowds, there can be long waits.
The parks will be open later until around 10pm or even 11pm, so why not plan your days to rest during the hottest part. You can always return to the parks during the evening when the weather starts to cool a little and other guests are leaving after a long day.
August At Disneyland Paris
Visiting Disneyland Paris in August is similar to visiting in July. Expect there to be large crowds and the weather to be hot.
I recommend breaking up the day and visiting early in the morning and then again in the evening. Take advantage of your hotel swimming pool if you have access to one.
September At Disneyland Paris
With the Summer holidays over, September is a great time to visit Disneyland Paris. The crowds become lower and the weather can still be really nice. Whilst it gets cooler in the evenings, daytimes can still be short sleeve weather if we’ve been treated to a nice Summer.
October At Disneyland Paris
Halloween season at Disneyland Paris begins in October, and the parks become decorated for Halloween. It’s a fun time of the year to visit, but it can be cold, especially in the evenings.
Crowds during October will become heavier as the month goes on. There are UK half term breaks in October which attract great crowds to the parks.
November At Disneyland Paris
Once Halloween is Over, thoughts turn to Christmas. Visiting Disneyland Paris in November is a nice time to see lower crowds as everyone waits for Christmas. The weather will be cold, so like visiting in any of the winter months, wear layers and take moments inside when you have the chance to.
December At Disneyland Paris
Ah that magical time of year at Disneyland Paris at Christmas time in December. With the parks decorated for Christmas and fake snow (or if you’re lucky real snow) falling. Many families deliberately book Christmas at Disneyland Paris to enjoy the festive season. It’s easy to see the appeal, but definitely a time to dress for the weather and stay warm.
You can also expect the park prices to soar over the festive season.