Ok, so you’ve had a manic day in the parks. The kids are shattered and all you really want to do is to crash out, have a glass of wine, cocktail, beer, soft drink, other beverage of choice. Quite simply there are lots of choices. All bars serve alcoholic and non alcoholic cocktails as well as hot and cold drinks of every type. Many also serve snacks.
If you are staying onsite your hotel will have a bar but you aren’t stuck with just using that one. You can visit any of the other hotels and explore (you can’t use a different hotel’s leisure facilities but you can use bar and shop). In the above menu or in the links below you will find the various bars on or near the resort. In this article I’m just going to give an overview of the potential for drinking soberly (or not) your way round Disneyland Paris.
First off on our virtual pub crawl.
I have just walked out the park gates and I’m already dying of thirst. Head in to Disneyland Hotel. Don’t know where you’re going? Ok, as you come to the park exit you can either go left or right. Steer left and after the gates you will see on your left Guest Storage (it’s for luggage, not for keeping naughty guests) and on your right a bridge. Under the bridge on your left is a white revolving door. In you go, this is the lobby of Disneyland Hotel, round you go and up the main stairs, turn right, up the next flight of stairs and turn left. You are now walking over the bridge! Keep going, past the shop (if you can. It is a very nice shop) and you will come to a large room with Cafe Fantasia on your left. In need of the loo? Keep going and they are on your right.
Cafe Fantasia is beautiful, themed around music and the stunning Disney Film. You can either order at the bar or a server will (eventually) come to your table. The house red wine here is a lovely Bordeaux. Highly recommended. The server will usually materialise with a platter of olives, nuts, crisps. Allergy sufferers note!
Drinks are never cheap in Disneyland Paris. This is the most expensive but calmest.
Come on, drink up. Onto the next.
Back the way you came and head towards Disney Village.
First bar you come to: Planet Hollywood for cocktails? Aw, go on then. Up the stairs. I know, right. Alcohol and stairs is a recipe for disaster. Don’t panic. This is the last but three bars with stairs. Disney pedants will be screaming “What about Colonel Cody’s Saloon?” Well, we haven’t got tickets for Buffalo Bills Wild West Show so we can’t go in there. If you have time, go and see BBWWS. It is amazing. Anyway, back to Planet Hollywood. Their own cocktails are pretty strong but their alcohol free milkshakes are fab.
Finished? On we go. Down the stairs and turn right, continuing down the village. Next bar is King Ludwigs. Wonderful German beer. Try the tasting flight. Blond, Dark and Wheat beer. Oh, it is fab.
Come on, come on. My favourite next. Billy Bob’s Country & Western Saloon. Great fun if there is a band on, watch the dancing and perhaps join in a salsa class. Toilets behind the stairs. Opposite Billy Bobs is Sports Bar. Large outdoor and covered area. Loos are at the back of Sports Bar near the arcade. You may be needing them at this point. Sports Bar do great snacks so grab some chips, have a beer and watch the big screen. Not for long, we need to keep moving.
Time for somewhere quieter. Head towards the lake, turn left and you will see Hotel New York. Walk through the security exit and keep going. You will see a large area which is either used as a ice rink or for karting. At the back of which is a fountain, behind which are three triangle shaped windows. The middle one is the door.
In you go, bar on the left. Toilets further round to the left and shop to the right. Jazz îs the theme here. Table or bar service. I’m not a huge fan. It feels a little of its time and the upcoming refurbishment is long overdue.
We are going down the river. Out the hotel and turn left. Follow the signs for Hotel Cheyenne. Walking along the Rio Grande River, walk under the road bridge and eventually you will come to the first of two bridges over the river. Walk on to the second bridge and turn left. In front of you is Chuck Wagon Cafe and to its right Red Garter Saloon. Bar service only. Love it here. Sit out side and have a beer watching the kids haring around like lunatics. The loos are behind the restaurant, in the Saloon, turn left and into reception. Walk round the kids play area. The shop is on your left here.
What? You want to move on already? Ok. Out the way you came, over the bridge and into Hotel Sante Fe. Bit of a walk here but follow your nose and you will see the main building ahead of you. Shop straight ahead and La Cantina and Rio Grande Bar is to the left. Bar service only. I really find this place loud and boring. I never linger, loos are opposite the shop. I want to crack on to Sequoia Lodge.
Out the hotel and turn left walking on the opposite side of the river now. Keep going to Lake Disney and turn left. Hotel New York on your right. Keep going and you will come to the entrance to Sequoia Lodge. In we go. Reastaurants either side of us, go through the arch and up the stairs. Shop is to the left, toilets to the right. Bar in the middle.
Great snacks if you fancy a ham and cheese roll or charcuterie. Bar and slowwwwwwww table service.
Will grab a Glowtini and stagger onwards! Back the way we came and turn left once by the lake. See the huge Newport Bay? That’s your target.
Upstairs and turn left. Into the lovely Captains Quarters. Toilets are further along the corridor and the shop is opposite the bar.
There you go. All the Disney Bars in one night. We can’t go to Davy Crockett as we’re in no fit state to drive and there isn’t a bus. What do you mean you are still thirsty? Ok. Back to the village and head towards the hotel bus stops. We are off to Explorers Hotel and the amazingly child friendly Traders Bar, next a stroll to Excalibur in Dream Castle, Bar Des Artistes in Magic Circus and L Abreuvoir in Kyriad. It’s impossible to do all this in one night. I’ve tried. Have fun trying though.