There are a variety of Restaurants to choose from at Disneyland Paris. It can be exciting to pick where to eat for most but for some, it can be a daunting task. Being a fussy eater at Disneyland and a frequent visitor, I have picked up a few tips on making the most out of my dining experiences and put together this guide to hopefully help others.
Research before you go
Always do research before you go. I find this helps me choose somewhere to eat quicker and, it’s better when you find photos of the food to see what it looks like before ordering.
You can also make dining reservations 60 days before your trip. It is good to have a variety of them booked just incase you change your mind suddenly and don’t feel up to eating there, it is always good to have a backup plan. Disneyland Paris’s quick service restaurants are really good for last minute decisions too, and offer a few different menu types.
Menus are always changing at the parks. Maybe there’s a restaurant that you’ve always wanted to eat at but can’t because of the menu. Keep looking as you never know what might arrive. I have always wanted to eat at The Blue Lagoon which, has now changed to Captain Jack’s. I have never been able to eat there when it was The Blue Lagoon but now however, its menu has changed too, I am able to pick out a few things to try. This has been a big relief as Pirates is a favourite attraction. The theming is great too and getting to watch the boats go past as you eat dinner has been something on my list for a few years and, I can’t wait to finally eat here.
This beautiful restaurant has made dishes that have been inspired by Walt’s favourite food. I was eager to try them being a huge fan of Walt but, they are a bit fancy even with multiple menu’s to choose from. The dessert was even a bit rich for my fussiness.
Auberge De Cendrillon – Character Dining Experience
Auberge is one of my favourite Restaurants and whilst it is a French cuisine menu, I was still able to eat here. I find if you ask the waiter or tell them in advance your dietary needs, Disney can cater to you and there’s no harm in trying. There’s quite a few things with sauces on but if you ring up or ask at the Restaurant a day before your meal, you can request without. I do not mind ordering of the Children’s menu at Disneyland because, they can make it an Adult portion for you. They can make things plain so if the menu looks a little scary do not hesitate to ask.
It is worth checking for a special meal because, the experience at Auberge is worth doing. Getting to meet your favourite Princesses whilst you dine is truly magical and not one to miss.
Requesting a Special Meal
Just check the menu and restaurants mentioned above and speak to a restaurant manager upon arrival. No pre-reservation is necessary. However, if you would like to have lunch or dinner at one of our table service or buffet-style restaurants, advance reservations are recommended. Simply contact our Central Restaurant Reservation Service at +33 1 60 30 40 50 (international call rates apply, cost may vary according to network). Be sure to tell the agent which foods you are allergic to. When you arrive at the restaurant, just ask to speak with one of the managers, who will then inform you of the selection of meals currently available.
Inventions – Character Dining Experience
Inventions is my favourite Restaurant for the Character interactions, and especially for trying out new things. Situated in the Disneyland Hotel, Inventions is a Buffet styled dinner and for €79 you can eat as much as you want or as little as you want with no pressure. With that, you also get the bonus of meeting your favourite Characters and every Sunday has a special Character theme. There is so much to choose from anyone can find something to eat here. The Macarons for Dessert are delicious!
Hakuna Matata – Quick Service Restaurant
For a quick service Restaurant, I highly recommend Hakuna Matata. It has a great selection and has three different menus to choose from. Don’t worry, you don’t have to stick to these menus (it works out cheaper if you do) and don’t be afraid to ask for items off one another. The Chicken Strips and Sweetcorn Fries are a favourite when eating here.
Vapiano – Disney Village
If you’re wanting a Restaurant outside of the parks, I suggest Vapiano in the Disney Village. I like the concept of this Restaurant as you can see them cook your food in front of you. No strings attached and nothing to fear of whats gone into your food. I found trying food here a bit of a task at first but worth it.
These handy boards make a really helpful guide. They have them as you queue up. You can point to them what you want if you find it hard to explain too. I just ordered plain Spaghetti to start with and can’t wait to expand next time as there’s lots to choose from.
These are just the beginning of my tips for fussy eating at Disneyland Paris. I can’t wait to start trying even more new things and getting to experience everything the park has to offer.