Halloween at DLP – Tips and advice – Costumes

Hello all!

So it’s close to being the fantastic and spooky Halloween season at Disneyland Paris and I know this year is going to be particularly special as there’s a HECK OF A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING! Which is fantastic!

However I know this is people’s first soiree, or first in a while or first dressing up ect ect, so since I’ve been to the Halloween Soiree for the past few years (minus 2013) I thought I’d just share some of my own tips, tricks and overall advice about the evening, the day and costumes! Firstly, let’s have a disclaimer!

DISCLAIMER! EVERYTHING I SAY IS JUST MY OWN THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS, NOT THOSE OF DISNEYLAND PARIS, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, BEST ASK THEM! ALSO THESE TIPS ARE OBSERVATION AND COULD BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR! SO BE WARNED!

Costumes

Now I’m not Disney, but I do know there are rules – but most people break them anyway.

Here is the Disney Parks Halloween costume rules. They might not apply to Paris, but I know that scary masks, offensive weapons and other things still apply. Below is a video recently made by Disney Parks showing you what is allowed and what is not.

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/UJDVFaQfKv8?rel=0&showinfo=0

  1. Remember to stay warm, I said this previously but seriously, don’t suffer for a costume. If you can, buy a flesh-coloured body suit and some gloves. Wear tights or thick trousers. It’ll get cold – after the sun is gone, it’s autumn. Please don’t freeze.
  2. Make sure your costume won’t harm you or anyone else around you. Make sure there’s no spikey bits, so sharp bits, so trains or anything people can trip on.
  3. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes. If you don’t normally wear 6inch heels and want to for your costume – think about it. Disneyland is hilly (a little) not all surfaces are smooth and you might fall over. Think about comfort.
  4. Remember if you’re dressed like a Disney character not to claim you are said character and sign autographs. I hate the “no photo” rule because people might want to just appreciate your costume and also might be connected to your costume. If you do take photos- make sure no security or CMs see. (I had this issue last year, but how do they know who’s a random guests vs a friend?)
  5. If you’re taking a light-saber, don’t loose it, don’t hit anyone in the face, make sure you use it safely.
  6. Make sure that you have your possessions on your body! I don’t care if Cinderella doesn’t carry a bag, make sure you have money, phone and other things.
  7. Remember that if you wear a really good costume, you will get attention, you will get people pointing. If you’re too shy and don’t like the attention – think twice about dressing up!

That’s all the things I can think of, I hope if you are going then PLEASE say hello and ENJOY!

Laura, x

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