When we booked our trip to Disneyland Paris, we were given a free half board plus meal plan as part of the booking, which meant we could choose to eat in the park as opposed to our hotel and also we could access some of the higher end restaurants in the park, including Cafe Mickey. We were advised to book our table before we arrived and if you are going, please do as all the restaurants were super busy.
With the half board meal plan, you get breakfast and either a lunch or evening meal. We opted for the evening meals and I booked our tables for 6.30 each night, which left us plenty of time in the park after the meal and before the park closed.
Another thing to note with the half board option, there are set menus with the vouchers, which is ok but limited so if you have fussy eaters, I would consider just paying for their meal. My eldest is 13 and he was given adult meal vouchers which were great for him and he got to try some different foods he hadn’t tried before. With the set menu, you get a starter, main, dessert and 1 soft drink. There are 3 choices for each section except on the children’s menu where their starter choice comes out with their main. Also, the children’s main course came out just after our starter which helped.
The first night we ate at the Silver Spur Steakhouse, which is found in Frontierland near the Phantom Mansion and Big Thunder Mountain. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived and we were seated near other families in a section at the side of the restaurant. The service was fantastic, the food was ok, our steaks were a bit fatty, and the kids were very well-behaved. The steak that we should have had on our set menu was sold out so they allowed us to have another off of the second menu, which was great.
The second night we booked into the Blue Lagoon, which was super busy. The restaurant is part of the Pirates of Caribbean ride and is set in a jungle with lots of lanterns and is quite dark. Our waiter was fabulous but as it was so busy, it was the longest we were in a restaurant for as we had to wait for all of our courses. They also forgot to bring out my eldest s pudding twice and our waiter was so apologetic he waved our extra drinks off the bill. The food in here was exotic and my little two didn’t really enjoy their meals, but I did! My husband’s and eldest rice was served in coconuts which they both thought was a great idea!
For an extra special treat, on the last night, we booked into Cafe Mickey. I have already written about our experience here. We had to queue for 10 minutes to get in even though we had a table booked and once in we were seated upstairs which was great as the downstairs was super busy and I think we got more time with the characters as it was quieter up there. Plus the view out the window was amazing and we could see our hotel too. Everyone enjoyed their meals here, this restaurant is aimed at the children and my two little ones had pizza and burger which they both finished off. The meals for the adults were great too.
There are many more restaurants in the park to visit and these three are at the top end of the price range too. I felt this meal package was perfect for us as a family and although all the meals where sit down meals, the kids behaved very well and really enjoyed it.