There are numerous dining options available at Disneyland Paris so you’ll certainly never go hungry! Here is my take on a few of them…
The Disney Dining Plan
Choosing one of the Disney Dining Plans often works out good value if you plan to eat in the Parks every day, particularly if it is included as part of your package, which ours was.
Breakfast is included in all the Dining Plans and is taken at your hotel. In our case, the Davy Crockett Ranch provides a takeaway breakfast, which you collect from a hut at the end of your circle of lodges. The breakfast was very good: fresh bread and croissants, cereal, milk, fruit pots, breakfast bars, juice, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, jam and butter. There was plenty and, even with our fairly sizeable appetites, we never managed to finish it all!
The restaurants available to you if you have the Disney Dining Plan vary depending on which level you have… We had the Standard Plan, meaning we could eat in the following buffet-restaurants:
The Tavern (Davy Crockett Ranch)
Plaza Gardens (Disneyland Park)
Agrabah Café (Disneyland Park)
Restaurant des Stars (Walt Disney Studio Park)
We ate at all of them and the food was very good… and there was always a heaps of choice! Be warned: you need to book well in advance for all the restaurants as they fill up, which was rather annoying as we didn’t always know where we were going to be and what time we would want to eat.
The service was generally good, although Restaurant des Stars was disappointing. Our reservation was for 1530, so we arrived just before that to be told there was a 20-minute wait to be seated?? Not acceptable given we had booked for 1530. In the end, it was 1600 before we were finally seated, at a table which was not set… we then had to ask for cutlery and wait a further 5 minutes for our drinks to arrive. Thankfully this was the only poor experience we had and the food was still very good!
Our favourite Disney restaurant by far was the Agrabah Café in Adventureland. The Arabian bazaar theme was amazing and the Moroccan and Middle Eastern buffet was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend it!
I have to say that food is one area in which Disneyland Paris beats Disney World Florida hands down – it was tasty and there was plenty of variety.
Want to make your mealtime extra special? Then book one of the Character Dining options on offer. They are great fun for both children and adults and the food is usually excellent… but the prices are fairly steep so pick one which really appeals to you and enjoy!
Ice cream carts are everywhere in Disneyland, which is great when it’s really hot… however, the prices are pretty high, so be prepared to pay around £4 for an ice cream and £3 for a can of pop.
There are also plenty of good places to stop for a drink and a snack around the parks and, although they were busy, you could always get a table. And you will need to have a sit down if you’re walking round the Parks all day… it’s exhausting!
Disney Village Options
If you want to eat outside the Park, head to the Disney Village where you will find plenty of options from the big chains, such as Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Café, McDonalds, Starbucks, etc.
We ate at Rainforest Café, which was great a fun experience, as usual. The food was lovely, the service was efficient and the forest surroundings were fun. You could also get a table without booking, which was a bonus.
So, would I recommend the dining options at Disneyland Paris?
Definitely! There is plenty of choice, lots of great food and in fun surroundings too!