EATING AT DISNEYLAND PARIS
× We packed the kids own refillable beakers so we were able to fill up the beakers in the morning (not direct under the juice nozzle though!) or buy large bottles of water and decant them in to them to save us keep stopping to buy soft drinks all day. There are drinking fountains dotted around the park so don’t panic you won’t ever dehydrate!
× If you’re staying at the Santa Fe hotel then there is a garage right at the entrance which was a lot cheaper than buying drinks and snacks in the hotels/Disney outlets. It’s also useful if you’ve got little ones who have bedtime milk as you can pop and get a one pint to fill their beakers/bottles.
× Kettles are available to hire from hotel receptions (or they were at Santa Fe) so I was able to make up bottles in the room. I also took fairy liquid to wash the bottles out and then used Milton Sterilising tablets in cold water in the sink to sterilise after use. Who says you need mod-con steam sterilisers when you’ve got a sink and a fizzy tablet?!
×We took sandwich bags with us [this is REALLY not like us to do this, but we were glad that we did!]. As we were only half board, we made sandwiches for the kids at breakfast and popped them in to keep them fresh for lunch. I took a croissant for Arlo to snack on as we wandered the park. I know this is ‘not allowed’ but finding things such as a simple ham or jam sandwich to buy for the little ones is easier said than done, so we were rule breakers on this occasion (sorry mum!).
× I also did a supermarket shop before I went and brought packs of raisins, individually wrapped brioches, tracker and nutrigrain bars – just small bars that we could nibble on through the day but were light and easy to pack.
× The first day was one of the group’s birthdays – Zachary turned the grand old age of four and that evening cakes had been pre-ordered for us to all enjoy after our dinner. Not only were the cakes delish (icecream cake!) but the waitresses and kitchen staff delivered it with a happy birthday sing song and lots of cheer. True Disney spirit!