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01/22/21

How to Avoid the Disneyland Paris Crowds

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With its variety of attractions, shows, and parades open all year round, it’s always a great time to visit Disneyland Paris. But if are wondering when to visit Disneyland Paris to avoid the biggest crowds, then this Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar is for you.

This Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar is dedicated to Disneyland Park and we are also going to talk about its most popular rides. If you are interested in Walt Disney Studios Park, instead, you can still use this Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar as a general guide.

In General, the Disneyland Paris crowds depend on four main factors, which we are going to develop below:

  • Low season /high season in Paris
  • Day of the week
  • Holidays in France
  • Disneyland Paris’ special events
  • Disneyland Paris tickets’ prices

Once you have decided when to go to Disneyland Paris, you can plan your visit to avoid the longest lines. For this, our Disneyland Paris tips to skip the longest lines may come in handy.

Low Season /High Season in Paris

The low season in Paris is considered from 1st November to 31st March, with the exception of the holiday season (from Christmas to New Year’s Day).

This is the best time to visit Disneyland Paris to avoid the crowds and Disneyland Paris tickets are also cheaper but the weather may not be ideal.

Also, there may be fewer scheduled shows and events during these periods.

The high season in Paris is considered from 1st April to 31st October. It means better weather and more hours of daylight but also more crowds and long lines for the rides.

Day of the Week

If you want to visit Disneyland Paris when the number of visitors is fairly low, choose from Tuesday to Thursday from mid-January to mid-May. However, there may be fewer scheduled shows and events during these periods.

Weekends definitely attract more locals and travelers from Europe in general but the Disneyland Parks also have extended hours during the weekends.

Holidays in France 2021

Avoid planning your trip to Disneyland Paris during the holidays in France. Knowing the holiday calendar in France 2021 is key to avoid the biggest Disneyland Paris crowds. Here’s the list of holidays in France:

  • New Year’s Day: 1 Jan 2021
  • Easter Sunday: 4 Apr 2021
  • Easter Monday: 5 Apr 2021
  • Labor Day: 1 May 2021
  • Victory in Europe Day: 8 May 2021
  • Ascension Day: 13 May 2021
  • Whit Monday: 24 May 2021
  • National Day: 14 Jul 2021
  • Assumption of Mary: 15 Aug 2021
  • All Saints’ Day: 1 Nov 2021
  • Armistice Day: 11 Nov 2021
  • Christmas Day: 25 Dec 2021

When planning your trip to Disneyland Paris, the school holidays in France are also important to consider.

During the school holidays, kids have two weeks off, and usually, the parents take one week off to be with them and they like to plan family activities like a day to Disneyland Paris. Therefore, expect more local crowds on weekdays during school holidays in Paris.

School holidays in France are divided into geographical areas and each area has different dates for the school holidays – except for the Christmas holidays and summer holidays which are the same dates for everybody.

Paris belongs to the area C and these are the dates of school holidays in Paris 2021-2022:

  • Winter holidays: from 13 February 2021 to 1 March 2021
  • Spring holidays: from 17 April 2021 to 3 May 2021
  • Pont de l’Ascension: from 13 May 2021 to 17 May 2021
  • Summer holidays: from 6 July 2021
  • All Saints holidays: from 23 October 2021 to 8 November 2021
  • Christmas holidays: from 18 December 2021 to 3 January 2022

Disneyland Paris’ Special Events

Disneyland Paris celebrates Halloween (this year from [TBD] September 2021 to 1 November 2021) and Christmas (approximately in November and December). During these periods, there are beautiful lights and decorations and special shows that always attract bigger crowds.

If you are very interested in celebrating Halloween or Christmas in Disneyland Paris, try to visit during the weekdays to avoid the biggest crowds.

Disneyland Paris Tickets’ Prices

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Disneyland Paris proposes different kinds of tickets and passes. The 1-day dated tickets, for example, are broken down into tiers, and dates covered by more expensive tickets will typically be in higher demand and thus busier. This can be another helpful tip to decide when to go to Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar 2021

– due to the current restrictions to fight against the pandemic, the reopening of Disneyland Paris is postponed until 2 April 2021 –

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar February 2021

  • Low number of guests:
  • Average number of guests: from 14 to 28 February 2021, except Saturdays
  • High number of guests: on Saturdays (13, 20, and 27 February 2021)

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar March 2021

  • Low number of guests: from 8 to 12 March 2021, and from 15 to 19 March 2021
  • Average number of guests: from 1 to 5 March 2021, 7 March 2021, from 22 to 26 March 2021, and from 29 to 31 March 2021.
  • High number of guests: all the weekends of March 2021 except Sunday 7 March 2021

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar April 2021

  • Low number of guests:
  • Average number of guests: all days except from 3 to 5 April 2021
  • High number of guests: from 3 to 5 April 2021

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar May 2021

  • Low number of guests: from 10 to 12 May 2021, from 17 to 21 May 2021, from 25 to 28 May 2021, and 31 May 2021
  • Average number of guests: from 1 to 9 May 2021, and on 16, 24, 29, and 30 May 2021
  • High number of guests: from 13 to 15 May 2021 and from 22 to 23 May 2021

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar June 2021

  • Low number of guests: all the weekdays except from 28 to 30 June 2021
  • Average number of guests: all the weekends and from 28 to 30 June 2021
  • High number of guests:

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar July 2021

  • Low number of guests: TBD
  • Average number of guests: TBD
  • High number of guests: TBD

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar August 2021

  • Low number of guests: TBD
  • Average number of guests: TBD
  • High number of guests: TBD

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar September 2021

  • Low number of guests: TBD
  • Average number of guests: TBD
  • High number of guests: TBD

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar October 2021

  • Low number of guests: TBD
  • Average number of guests: TBD
  • High number of guests: TBD

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar November 2021

  • Low number of guests: TBD
  • Average number of guests: TBD
  • High number of guests: TBD

Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar December 2021

  • Low number of guests: TBD
  • Average number of guests: TBD
  • High number of guests: TBD

How to Shorten the Disneyland Paris Wait Times (All Year Round)

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Stay in one of the Disneyland Hotels and enjoy Extra Magic Time

When you book your stay in one of the Disneyland Hotels, you can access the parks before the official opening time, at 9.30 am. Use this extra magic time (from 8.30 am to 9.30 am) to enjoy the most popular rides!

Buy a Disneyland Paris Fastpass

Disneyland Paris Fastpass is a special program that allows you to avoid the longest lines at selected attractions. Indeed, in these attractions, there’s a special line for Disneyland Paris Fastpass holders which is much shorter than the regular line.  

With the Disneyland Paris Fastpass, you can get a ticket that assigns you a 30-minute window for that special line. There are a total of eight Disneyland Paris Fastpass rides—six of them at Disneyland Park:

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
  • Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
  • Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain

Of course, these are the most popular rides in Disneyland Paris and the ones that see the longest lines!

When you enter Disneyland Paris, go straight to the most popular rides

Be one of the first visitors to enter the park at 9.30 am and head to your favorite ride, before the lines get long. This easy technique will allow you to skip the longest lines in one or two popular rides.

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