Cafe Mickey

Character Dining in Disney Village

See Disney’s official information here.

Approximately 4-5 Disney characters will visit your table while you enjoy a set menu of Italian cuisine.

  • Lunch and dinner are served here.
  • Price is €65 per adult and €35 per child.
  • Included in the Premium Meal Plan.
  • You may supplement your Standard and Plus Meal Plans vouchers to pay for this meal.

Book by adding to your Disney package (pay in full in advance), or book by phoning the Advanced Dining Reservations Line up to 60 days before your chosen date (pay on the day).  +33 (0) 1 60 30 40 50 

(Boot Hill Blog advises making a reservation, especially during school holidays and at weekends.)

Click here for information on other Character Dining options.

 

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Victoria’s Home-Style Restaurant

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Victoria’s is in keeping with the theme and era of Main Street USA.  It is a counter-service restaurant where you can find American-style sandwiches and snacks.

 

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The decor is really lovely, and as with some of the other restaurants, if you look closely you will find some clever little details.

 

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Click here to see our full Restaurant Overview.

 

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Boot Hill Ted’s Review of Victoria’s

We are here at about 1:30pm and there was a small queue. It did get longer after we sat down. There was just enough seats, but there are extras outside the restaurant if it’s very busy.

The selection of sandwiches was limited (3 options) but they were all quite nice. May not suit fussy eaters as there was salad, mustard etc. on them. I don’t think you can order them plain as they appeared to be pre-made.

I ordered a ‘Victoria’s Menu’ which is a sandwich, side of salad or crisps, and a drink. This was €12.

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Fuente del Oro Restaurante

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See the current menu here.

Fuente del Oro is an American South-West themed Counter Service restaurant situated in Fronteirland in Parc Disneyland.  Here you can have some Mexican-inspired dishes such as Enchiladas and Fajitas.

When you walk into this restaurant you’ll be greeted by lovely colourful themed decor, some of it based on the movie ‘Coco’.  There is seating provided both indoors and outdoors.

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The set menus include a main, side, dessert and drink.  I can highly recommend the Loaded Fries!  The Churros are very popular and can be bought separately.  You can also visit Fuente del Oro for an ‘Instant Délice’ (drink and snack), with an option of a souvenir mug.

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Click here to find out about other Restaurant options at Disneyland Paris.

 

The Boot Hill guide to DisneyBounding

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What is DisneyBounding?

DisneyBounding was created by Leslie Kay and is what happens when you combine Disney and Fashion.  You choose a Disney character and create an outfit inspired by them using clothes you already own, or can get in a high street shop.

DisneyBound is meant to be inspiration for you to pull together your own outfits which work for your body and wallet whether from your closet or local mall.

-Lesie Kay, disneybound.co

 

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Credit: DisneyBound UK

 

Are there any rules?

You can wear a DisneyBound any day of the year; at home, at work, or to Disney Parks.  You can do a casual look, or a more dapper look; it’s up to you!  Be as creative as you like.

Where do the rules come in then?  DisneyBounding is not the same as wearing a costume.  That is considered cosplay, and is a different genre.  The lines between the two can get blurred a little sometimes, and this can cause issues at Disney Parks.

You can read Disneyland Paris’s Theme Park Rules here.

 

Why can’t adults wear costumes to the Disney parks?

We … reserve the right, at our own discretion and at any given time, to refuse a visitor the right to wear any type of costume… that Euro Disney Associés S.C.A. would consider as inappropriate or if it would impede the operation while posing as or portraying any character in costume. The same rule applies for accessories considered to breach security or be a danger in our attractions (capes, sticks, etc.).

www.disneylandparis.ie

Children up to the age of 12 may wear costumes at Disney Parks.  Adults that are dressed in a way that might make them resemble a character or Cast Member can cause confusion for other park guests, and especially children.  Disney reserve the right to refuse anyone who may “detract from the experience of other guests.”

On special occasions, such as the Hallowe’en Soirée and the RunDisney races, adults may wear costumes, but there are still guidelines to be followed (no masks etc.).

 

What else isn’t allowed?

  • Costume Wigs.
  • Props, such as lightsabers.
  • Clothing with multiple layers are subject to search upon entry.
  • Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics.
  • Clothing which exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment.
  • Masks.

 

So, what can I wear?

The possibilities are endless!  Start by looking for block colours in your wardrobe that remind you of Disney characters.  Maybe yellow jeans and a red t-shirt for Winnie the Pooh, or a white skirt, red belt and purple top for Aladdin.

Accessories are where you can really have fun with a Disneybound.  A shell necklace for Ariel, a bow and arrow necklace for Merida, a flower hairclip for Lilo…. the more creative, the better!  There are lots of sellers on Etsy that cater for this.

Many people like to wear themed Mickey Mouse Ears to match their Bound, where as some people prefer to wear hats or headscarves in a colour that complements their outfit.

 

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Is Disneybounding just for women?

Absolutely not!  Men and children can take part in the fun, too!

 

 

 

What is ‘Dapper Day’?

Step out in style!

Started in February 2011, DAPPER DAY® Events celebrates refined style from yesterday and today by organizing elegant outings and social events with distinguished locations including Disney parks, and more.

DAPPER DAY Events celebrate the tradition of “stepping out in style” and are meant to showcase you at your best. We do not aim to recreate a specific period. All sophisticated attire is encouraged from vintage-inspired classics to chic, contemporary looks.

-DapperDay.com

Dapper Day is an opportunity to wear your ‘Sunday Best’.  Vintage looks are commonly seen at Dapper Day but are not a necessity.  Costumes or cosplay are not allowed.

What has Dapper Day got to do with DisneyBounding?  Well, nothing, officially, but many people like to combine the two trends.

 

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Credit: DisneyBound UK

 

 

Where can I get ideas for Disneybounds?

The best place for inspiration is Leslie Kay’s blog, DisneyBound.co, which is updated almost daily.

Pinterest is full of ideas too.

Also, try Facebook groups for DisneyBounding discussion, chats, advice and meet-ups!

 

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Credit: Leslie Kay, DisneyBound.co

 

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Auberge de Cendrillon

Princess Lunch and Dinner at Cinderella’s Tavern in Fantasyland.

• Approximately 6 Disney characters including Princesses and Cinderella’s mice will visit your table while you enjoy a set menu in the surroundings of Cinderella’s story.

• Lunch from 12pm, Dinner available seasonally.

• €75 per adult, €45 per child. (children under 3 are free)

• Book lunch by adding to your Disney package (pay in full in advance), or book by phoning the Advanced Dining Reservations Line up to 60 days before your chosen date (pay on the day).  +33 (0) 1 60 30 40 50 

• Included in Premium Meal Plan.

Supplements

You may supplement your Standard and Plus Meal Plans vouchers to pay for this meal.

 

 

Click here for information on other Character Dining options.

Earl of Sandwich

Earl of Sandwich is a counter service restaurant located right by the lake at the hotel end of the Disney Village.

It’s a large building with plenty of seating, and often (like most of the village eateries) is nice and quiet at lunchtime.

This is when we’ve always eaten there and never had a queue or to wait too long for our food.

You queue and order your sandwiches as a desk,  follow round to pick up extra bits/drinks and then pay at the counter.

You’re given a pager which then lights and buzzes once your sandwiches are ready. That’s what makes EoS a standout for me, everything is made to order, so it’s always hot and fresh.

The menu can be found on the official site – Here

I pretty much always have the Hawaiian BBQ (chicken, BBQ sauce, pineapple, cheese and ham.) and it’s amazing. But have also tried the Chipotle Chicken, Earl’s Club and Original and all are super yummy. If you like sandwiches you’ll love this place.

The kids menu is good too, with ham and cheese toasties and hot dogs it’s always a hit with my little one.

Special mention for the brownies and brownie pudding – very yummy.

 

Restaurant Hakuna Matata – Review

Probably my favourite Counter Service in DLP is Hakuna Matata.

Located in Adventureland it serves amazing fast food with a slight African twist.  (Click Here for menu)

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I’d love to say we’ve tried it all, but when I’m in there it’s for two things:
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1 – The chicken strips (slightly spicy, very yummy) with Hakuna Fries (also slighty spicy and REALLY yummy.

The spice really is very mild (my daughter has eaten them happily since she was a baby and she’s not that into spicy food.) but give it all a nice flavour and makes a good change from regular fast food.

Now if you look towards the top of that photo you’ll see the second (and if I’m honest, more important) reason a trip to Hakuna is always on the cards for me when I’m in DLP…

Pineapple and Coconut tart!

Hakuna1My favourite sweet treat in all of Disneyland Paris.

They’re baked fresh onsite and are so delicious.

Soft coconut sponge with chunks of real pineapple.

They’d be great accompanied by a Pineapple Whip……

This I just made a plan for my next visit!

Meal Plan Supplements

If you’ve got a meal plan but would like to dine in a restaurant that isn’t covered by that plan then not to worry!

You can pay a supplement to eat at any restaurant that’s in a higher category.

Below is a chart, showing how much you will pay per person as a supplement on top of your vouchers in the most popular restaurants.

Please note that you can also use your vouchers for a meal in lower categories, but you may not get the full voucher value. (Of course if you have a free dining plan then this may not matter to you.)

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For example:

“I’ve got Half Board Plus but would like to have lunch with the Princesses one day” 

In this case this person would pay €40 per adult and €27 per child in addition to the HB voucher.

 

Click on the links below for more details on each of the meal plans:

Click here for Half Board Standard

Click here for Full Board Standard

Click here for Half Board Plus

Click here for Full Board Plus

Click here for Half Board Premium

Click here for Full Board Premium

Cape Cod

See the current menu here.

Priced at 34,99€ for adults and 24,99€ for children it does specialise in fish, and does an excellent job of it, but still caters well for those not big fans of fish, just maybe not as amazingly as other places. This buffet is really wonderful , and I would happily eat here if I didn’t want the price tag and characters that Inventions offers, it really was delicious and a lovely meal. I last ate in here in February 2017, and had a wonderful time.

Starters

This was heavily fish-orientated; king prawns in shells, bullots, smoked salmon, various patés and some pasta salads as well as a small selection of salad-y bits such as leaves, croutons etc.

Mains

I was seriously impressed with what was on offer here. For the fish lovers, the showstopper was a whole salt-encrusted sea bass, carved in front of you which was incredible. Cod in a creamy sauce, salmon with tomatoes, beautifully cooked tuna steaks and mussels in white wine sauce were on offer, and it all looked stunning. For those not so fussed about fish, there was still a wonderful selection. Pasta dishes, both vegetarian, and with meat all looked delicious, a personal favourite was the tortellini. On top of this a curried beef stew and a joint of lamb carved in front of you were also available. Sides such as chips, various vegetables (green beans, carrots, baby corn to name a few) and roast potatoes were available. Finally, for kids, there was the usual pizza slices, fish or chicken nuggets, chips, and pasta with either a pesto or bolognese sauce.

Desserts

If it serves île flottante, it’s a good restaurant in my eyes! However, for those whose lives don’t revolve around meringue and crème anglaise, I think you’d still be happy here. Crème brûlée, rice pudding and coulis, jelly, fresh fruit, fruit tarts, waffles and chocolate sauce to name a few!

Service

Service here was good – it is a large restaurant and was very busy and so service was slower than I’ve had in other places at Disneyland. However, the servers were all cheery, welcoming and made conversation with us, which made up for things like the drinks and bill taking a little longer to arrive.

Allergies

In terms of allergies, this was a little different to other restaurants. After having seen the allergy tick sheet at previous buffets, I was surprised when I was told there wasn’t one in Cape Cod. However, the CM took me to the head chef, who took me around the buffet at a lovely slow pace, and explained very clearly what was and wasn’t safe for me, and also said that he could do me plain grilled fish or meat of my choice with vegetables, or he could remake anything in a sauce without the nuts in it so I could have the cod in creamy sauce that was available.