In this article, I will talk to you in detail about what I experienced at Disneyland Paris, and very specifically at the Disney Village. A must-visit place that you cannot miss during your exploration of this theme park. What’s more, this part of the park is accessible without a Disney admission ticket, it’s free! What attracted me the most in this magical Disney universe? Why pay special attention to this place? Find all the answers to your questions in this article!
The concept and decor of Disney Village
Disney Village Paris is an exceptional place for visitors. For my part, I was satisfied with this location. It allows not only residents of Disney hotels, but also all other visitors, to relax before or after visiting the park. I must admit that at first, I was really apprehensive about going to Disney Village. Indeed, according to reviews from other visitors online, the pricing was too expensive. However, once I arrived, I was relieved. In addition to free access, the value for money is reasonable. Only the parking is paid. You can bring the whole family without any worries.
I recommend making a stop in this area during your visit. Indeed, the place is pleasantly decorated and invites relaxation. Your eyes will be treated to the magical atmosphere of Disney Village. During my visit, I found the place to be perfectly clean. This is a point that I find important when venturing into a theme park.
All the activities available at Disney Village
Disney Village is a must-visit place for anyone looking to have fun day and night. During my visit, I completely lost track of time. Even late into the evening, the place is bustling with activities to surprise you. Here are the different activities that I suggest you try. I assure you, you won’t regret it:
If you’re a movie enthusiast, I can tell you that you’re going to be thrilled at Disney Village. With its complex featuring 15 gigantic screens, this place is not to be missed. The best films can be viewed in this state-of-the-art facility as soon as they are released.
During my visit, I was tempted by the PanoraMagique. It’s a hot air balloon ride that offers a panoramic view of Disneyland. Unfortunately, the joy only lasts for about six minutes.
Games of all kinds are offered in the Disney Village Stadium. I particularly enjoyed the dance games and sports challenges. Children can also find their happiness in this place.
Concerts at Billy Bob’s Country & Western Saloon
This activity is also enjoyable. Access to the concerts is free. During the performance, you can dance to the rhythm of rock, jazz, or pop music. Despite the huge crowd that was present, I did not regret the moments spent in this concert hall. In fact, it allowed me to immerse myself even further into the atmosphere.
Apart from these various activities, Disney Village also hosts festivals and shows every month. The only downside is that these events are not free. If you want to take advantage of them, you’ll need to budget accordingly.
Bars and Restaurants in Disney Village
I was delighted by the wide range of restaurants at Disney Village. It’s possible to dine there even late into the evening. The choices are vast, including the famous Planet Hollywood and Starbucks Coffee. If you can’t decide where to have dinner with family or friends after activities in the amusement parks, I highly recommend going there. Here is a selection of Disney Village restaurants that you definitely should not miss during your visit:
Restaurant – Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show
Note: This show is no longer available. A new show coming soon?
Here, you are in a dinner show at Disneyland. So, you’re definitely going to eat like a cowboy (corn on the cob and chili con carne), but you’re mostly going to enjoy an awesome show and an absolutely unique atmosphere. Free cowboy hats are provided at the entrance, and you’ll dine on wooden benches. Yeeahh. I love this show!
Sports Bar is equipped with screens to watch live sporting events. The atmosphere is laid-back, making it an ideal place to relax while watching your favorite sport.
It’s a table-service restaurant with a “Happy Days” atmosphere. They serve irresistible 1950s American dishes like hamburgers and milkshakes.
The Barn at Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon
During my visit, I savored my meal in this authentic Wild West saloon. It’s a restaurant that serves international dishes. I was charmed by the atmosphere of the place. Also, the service was quite pleasant.
The Earl of Sandwich
Do you prefer fast-food style cuisine? Well, you’re going to be charmed by this restaurant. Even though the wait time is a bit long, it promises you a unique taste experience.
Disney Village is full of surprises. While touring this place, I came across this restaurant serving Italian and Mediterranean dishes, all in a botanical atmosphere with a design decor.
Five Guys is an American fast-food chain specializing in made-to-order burgers and freshly cut fries. The restaurant is known for its laid-back atmosphere and numerous customization options for meals.
New York Style Sandwiches
New York Style Sandwiches is an establishment in Disney Village that offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, and desserts. The restaurant draws inspiration from New York street food to create a quick and tasty culinary experience.
In Disney Village, you can also eat at McDonald’s. A classic choice, but one that still appeals to discerning food lovers. For my part, I preferred to savor new flavors.
Apart from the countless restaurants on site, you can also grab a drink at the bar in Disney Village Paris. Here, I’m talking about Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon. It allows you to toast as if you were a real cowboy. Even though I found the bar a bit too noisy, I liked it for its layout and its Wild West saloon decor.
Store and Shop Disney Village
I make it a habit to bring back souvenir items every time I return from an amusement park. At Disney Village, I took great pleasure in filling my basket. The place has numerous shops and stores filled with beautiful things. Between the goodies, gift ideas, and various souvenir items, you’re spoiled for choice. Here is the list of shops on site in case you feel like doing some shopping like I did!
- The World of Toys store, a true little corner of paradise for children
- The LEGO Store for fans of this famous brand
- The World Of Disney store, The Disney Gallery Boutique, and the Disney Fashion store for filling your basket with Disney figurines or clothing
- The Le Shopping store
- The Disney Store
- The Rainforest Cafe shop
- The King Ludwig’s Castle shop
Before my arrival at Disney Village, I must admit that I was afraid of spending a small fortune in the shops. Indeed, someone told me that the prices were too high. Granted, even if some accessories are not suitable for all budgets, other items at more affordable prices are available. I can tell you that everyone can find something to their liking in the Disney Village shops.
If you also plan to relax at Disney Village, I recommend checking the Disney Village hours in advance. This way, you can avoid any surprises. My experience in this place allows me to say that it is worth spending time there, especially if you want to recharge before starting a crazy day at Disneyland Paris.