Monday, 4 July 2016

Top 5 things to do in Disneyland Paris for babies


I'm a firm believer that Disneyland can be enjoyed by anyone, no matter what age you are. You always here people putting off going because of the age of their children, especially when you have other siblings to think about. I don't think we'd ever get the age balance right to be able to go at a time that is ideal for both our girls. If you're a Disney fan then don't wait, there is something for everyone. As you know we are big Disney fans. Arwyn and I visited a few times before we'd even had children. We love it.




On our recent trip Eva was 3.5 years old and Ophelia was 5 months old. Even though Ophelia couldn't appreciate where she was, there were still plenty of things for her to see and do which allowed her to enjoy the family experience with us.



So if you are taking a baby to Disneyland, here's my top 5 things to do (in no particular order):

1) Firework Show

The firework shows that happen every night are something not to be missed. Even though they are normally late, it is worth keeping the family awake for them. Ophelia loved watching the show as it was full of music, light and of course fireworks. It's a sensory overload for them. So that she wasn't startled by the noise, we watched them at a distance at the beginning of main street towards the entrance to the park. We actually had a cracking view from back there and there were a lot less people around that area as everyone tried to get as close as possible.




2) Carousel 

If you take a baby to a theme park normally someone is waiting around with them whilst everyone enjoys the rides. This is why the carousel is a must do. It's safe for baby to enjoy. Eva and I rode the horses whilst daddy and Ophelia sat on one of the carriages. Both girls loved it. Ophelia loved the sights and sounds and thoroughly enjoyed seeing her sister having so much fun. We frequented this ride quite a few times over the weekend as it was so family friendly.

3) A parade

If you can get a good spot early enough then a parade is a must see for babies. We were very lucky in that both times we watched the parade,we managed to get a front space on the pavement. Ophelia was more than happy sat in the buggy watching all the fantastic Disney floats, characters and dancers passing by. If you have a baby carrier with you and they are old enough to be front facing then pop them in there to really enjoy the show.




4) Meet Mickey Mouse

You are never too old or too young to meet the main man himself. This is always top of my list when we head to Disney. Babies love black and white so he really is rather fascinating for them. 
The photographs make fantastic memories that will be cherished forever. They will love looking back at pictures like this when they are older. 




5) It's a small world

There's one ride that always comes to mind when I think of Disney and young children love it. It's a small world is one of the most visually exciting attractions. It's safe for all ages. You get to sit in a boat and are then transported all around the world seeing lots of little people in their native costumes.


There's lots of colour, sparkles, lights and sounds. Ophelia was memorised.




That concludes my list. As you can see, even though Ophelia was only 5 months old she had a fantastic time. It was such a lovely thing to see her so happy and enjoying herself with all of us, making memories to last a lifetime. 



SHARE:

22 comments:

  1. I'd love to go to Disney land its great that there are suitable things for babies to enjoy too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. We took little T when she was about 3 and she absolutely loved it, though was a bit shy when meeting Mickey Mouse ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's a small world is my favourite ride at EuroDisney. I could get on board that little boat all day long. My little one (six) loves it too. It was closed for the first three days of our last visit I was devastated!!
    The parades are fab for little ones too :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. love Disneyland so much! Its a small world is a must, isn't it? perfect place to visit with family

    ReplyDelete
  5. I keep telling my husband that i am old enough to go to disney land now haha! Luckily my 2.5 year old has now started to watch a lot of disney stuff so we might be planning a trip sometime soon! Fireworks and meeting mickey is definitely on the list!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Fab post! I love Disneh! I went as a kid and still remember the tune to it's a small small world now!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh wow, she is so small for Disney but I'm so glad you found so many things that she loved :) A lot of it is built for much older kids, and sometimes even adults! xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Although Disney is designed for all eyes, I personally believe it is best to wait until kids are a bit older, because they need to remember it. When i've gone to Disney I've seen loads of people with babies and the kid hasn't got a clue where they are, not to mention many of them get scared by the characters in costume. You look like you have a nice time though. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't think they need to remember it. If that was the case we wouldn't take the kids anywhere, even days out in the UK until they were much older which is silly. Memories are for the parents too. We have fantastic memories of when we went. Eva is only 3 but remembers everything. Yes Ophelia doesn't know where she was but we would never have put off going because she is a baby. x

      Delete
  9. Aw how adorable. I've never been to Disneyland but I'd love to take my kids there one day. They'd love it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've never been to any of the Disneylands, & actually I've never been much of a Disney fan myself. My eldest toddler is obsessed with Disney & would love it though. It's nice that there are things for even babies to enjoy. (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is an ace list. I always think Disneyland looks ace but I don't think we'll ever make it there. Brandon is 15 now & with Archie's autism is would be all too much for him x

    ReplyDelete
  12. fabulous place with some excellent ideas for all the family. thanks for the info

    ReplyDelete
  13. Disney is great for all ages.My husband LOVED the Its a Small world ride...!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Disney is great for all ages.My husband LOVED the Its a Small world ride...!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. this is such a good idea to highlight as I wondered whether my toddler would get much out of a disney trip as I'd love to take my older two back again.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Aw this is cute! We went last year for my daughter's 4th birthday and she was in heaven! I would love to go again.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I think I might enjoy that 'It's a small world' ride too! My sister and her husband have been wanting to take my nephews in Disneyland but they're waiting for the youngest one to grow a bit older. I think it's more of him appreciating the attractions and truly have a great time making memories in Disneyland.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I definitely need to take Marianna to Disneyland before too long. I've never been so I'll probably be more excited though! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I completely agree that babies enjoy places like this, there is so much stimulation for them.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great ideas :) I never dreamed it would be possible to take my little one there.

    ReplyDelete

BLOGGER TEMPLATE MADE BY pipdig