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The Best Time To Visit Disneyland Paris in 2023

I know we are in March already, well and truly into 2023. But there are so many amazing things happening at Disneyland Paris in 2023 that I wanted to put them all in this post to share with you. So many of these Disneyland Paris* events are on my Disney bucket list. As more things are announced I regret that we haven’t yet purchased a Disneyland Paris annual pass*!

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The Best Time To Visit Disneyland Paris in 2023

We love sharing our Disneyland Paris adventures on our blog. Make sure you visit our Disneyland Paris Trips and Experiences post to read all about them.

What Month Should I Visit Disneyland Paris in 2023?

This is a question that I’m asked so often and many blogs answer it. They list the months and the possible weather conditions. They also tell you to avoid the school holidays and weekends and visit in term time. I would too but when you have children in school this really isn’t a viable option.

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As I want this post to be about the events I won’t go into details about the best month for the lowest crowds, weather and cheapest prices. That really is a whole other post. But I would say go when you can. Yes, it is cold in the winter, layers are a must. We put leggings under our jeans. It is hot in the summer, plan for lots of rest breaks and enjoy the slower pace. Use the price estimate calendar* to work out the cheapest day to check-in. We have found that arriving on a Sunday or Monday can really reduce the price. Find out when the French public holidays are and avoid them if you can. I have listed this year’s dates below for reference.

  • January 1st 2023Sunday – New Year’s Day
  • April 7th 2023Friday – Good Friday
  • April 10th 2023Monday – Easter Monday
  • May 1st 2023Monday – Labour Day
  • May 8th 2023Monday – Victory Day
  • May 18th 2023Thursday – Ascension day
  • May 28th 2023Sunday – Whit Sunday
  • May 29th 2023Monday – Whit Monday
  • July 14th 2023Friday – Bastille Day
  • August 15th 2023Tuesday – Assumption Day
  • November 1st 2023Wednesday – All Saints Day
  • November 11th 2023Saturday – Armistice Day
  • December 25th 2023Monday – Christmas Day
  • December 26th 2023Tuesday – St Stephen’s Day

What Events Are Happening At Disneyland Paris in 2023?

The Disneyland Paris 30th Anniversary

From January until the 30th of September 2023

Disneyland Paris celebrated its 30th birthday in April 2022. We were lucky enough to visit Disneyland Paris during the summer holidays and got the chance to experience the 30th birthday celebrations. We were able to watch the new 30th birthday show Dream… And Shine Brighter! As well as watching Disney D-Light a spectacular drone light choreography show over Sleeping Beauty’s castle.

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The 30th Anniversary continues until the 30 September 2023 so make sure you visit before then if you wish to experience the 30th Anniversary Grand Finale!*

ethan little e disneyland paris 30th birthday decorations

A MARVEL Drone Spectacular

From January the 28th until May the 8th 2023

If you love all things Marvel you will know all about the opening of the Marvel Avengers Campus* last year. This new land brought with it two new rides to Walt Disney Studios Park*, Avengers Assemble: Flight Force and Spider-Man W.E.B. Adventure. There are also two new Marvel-themed restaurants, PYM Kitchen and Stark Factory.

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Now there is a brand-new nighttime drone show, Avengers: Power The Night. This show uses up to 500 drones and special effects a totally new way to experience the world of Marvel. This show is on from January the 28th until the 8th of May 2023.

Do You Love Disney Dreams?

From April the 12th 2023

If you love fireworks shows and remember the nighttime extravaganza, Disney Dreams is making a comeback this year! You will be able to watch this nighttime show again from the 12th of April 2023.

It’s A Small World Re-opining

The 5th of May 2023

The “It’s a small word” ride has been closed for refurbishment for some time now. It reopened its doors on the 5th of May 2023. Love it or hate it I know this is a ride we will look forward to going on again.

final room its a small world ride

Disneyland Paris Pride

June the 17th

Disneyland Paris Pride* celebrates diversity. This special ticketed event takes place on Saturday the 17th of June in the Walt Disney Studios Park. Attractions are open from 8 pm until 2 am and there are also live performances and the chance to see special characters.

A New Pixar Show

Summer 2023

This summer a brand new show Pixar: We Belong Together, will bring Pixar stories to life. It will premiere at the theatre in Walt Disney Studios Park. This show will celebrate friendship and family using spectacular stage technology. It will have the largest cast of Pixar Characters ever.

Another Chance To See The MARVEL Drone Spectacular

From September the 1st until November the 5th 2023

The show Avengers: Power the Night returns to the Marvel Avengers Campus* for its second season of the year. A fantastic drone show not to be missed.

Have Spooky Fun at Disneyland Paris Halloween Festival

From October the 1st until November the 5th 2023

    Disneyland Paris celebrates Halloween* from the 1st of October until the 5th of November 2023. The parks are decorated for Halloween during this time and there is even a special Halloween cavalcade. 2022 also saw the return of the Halloween parties* on two nights. These are special ticketed events where the Disney Villains invade the Disneyland Park. This year it has been decided that the parties will not take place. Instead, an enhanced guest experience will happen on October the 31st.

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    This photo was taken at Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

    Celebrate Christmas at Disneyland Paris

    November the 11th until January the 7th 2024

    There is nothing better than a Disney Christmas and you can celebrate at Disney’s Enchanted Christmas*. The parks are decorated for Christmas and there are Christmas parades, a tree lighting ceremony and even a special firework show. You can celebrate Christmas from the 8th of November until the 7th of January 2024.

    goofy mickey and minnie mouse christmas parade

    See The New Year In at Disneyland Paris

    December the 31st

    The Disney New Year’s Eve Party returned in 2022. This is a special ticketed event. This year it has been decided that the party will not take place. Instead, an enhanced guest experience will happen on December the 31st.

    So when will you visit Disneyland Pairs in 2023? We would love to visit for Halloween but would also love to see the 30th Birthday celebrations again. Christmas is always a great treat too. We are still working out our options but you never know we might do a last-minute Disney dash at some point this year.

    We love sharing our Disneyland Paris adventures on our blog. Make sure you visit our Disneyland Paris Trips and Experiences post to read all about them.

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