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Disneyland Paris compact: everything about Euro Disneyland at a glance

A complete overview of the theme park resort near Paris

Disneyland Paris is not just any amusement park like many otthers all around the world, but a whole theme park resort with a lot of Disney magic. That's why Disneyland Paris has not just one amusement park, but two, which are called theme parks. In addition, there is a whole range of hotels, shops and restaurants, a large cinema, a golf course and lots of other attractions. In contrast to most British parks it is possible to spend one or two days at Disneyland Paris without visiting one of the two theme parks and still not be bored.

Young and old alike will get their money's worth here, because Euro Disneyland was aimed at both children and adults from the start. Michael Eisner opened it on 12 April 1992 with the words "Euro Disneyland is dedicated to the young and the young at heart..." This means that the resort stands completely in the tradition of Walt Disney, who was already interested in creating a place where children and adults can have fun together at Disneyland in California, the first Disney Park ever. With the creation of Disneyland, he succeeded in doing so!

Just behind the entrance to Disneyland Park you'll find a sign saying "Here You Leave Today And Enter The World Of Yesterday, Tomorrow And Fantasy" - so what are you waiting for?

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Disneyland Paris - Details & Infos

How big is Disneyland Paris?

The entire area is almost 5000 acres big and opened on April 12th 1992 (and back then that it was called Euro Disneyland). Of course, not every patch of these 5000 acres is covered with roller coasters and carousels, it also includes the Val d'Europe Area, with it’s apartments, offices and shops. The Disneyland Park itself is approximately 140 acres big, and the Walt Disney Studios Park only about 74 acres, but will be significantly expanded in the next few years as announced at the beginning of 2018.

How many visitors does Disneyland Paris have?

After a rough start, Disneyland Paris has turned into the most visited tourist attraction in Europe and attracts more visitors every year than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome or the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Nearly 15 million visitors visit the two Disney parks, which are located approximately 30 kilometers from the gates of Paris, every year. The majority of the guests are from France, followed by Spain and the UK as well as visitors from the BeNeLux countries.

What is it all about at Disneyland Paris?

The main elements of Disneyland Paris are the two theme parks. But that's not all for sure.

Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park is very similar to other Magic Kingdom style parks around the world, such as Disneyland Park in Anaheim or Magic Kingdom in Orlando. It is designed to a fixed scheme.
We first enter Main Street, U.S.A. which leads towards the beautiful fairytale castle that is the center of the theme park. Around the castle, in Paris it is the Castle of Sleeping Beauty by the way (Sleeping Beauty Castle or Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant), you will find four themed lands: Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland. In these themed lands you will find the attractions, so the carousels, rollercoasters, dark rides and shows of the park.
More information about Disneyland Park

Walt Disney Studio Park

The second theme park is the Walt Disney Studios Park, which opened in 2002, ten years after the opening of Disneyland Paris on April 12, 1992. This park is all about the world of film.
You will enter it through a large studio building on the Hollywood Boulevard. From here you can go to the other areas of the park. The Toon Studios are all about the Pixar classics like Cars, Finding Nemo and Toy Story. In Backlot and Production Courtyard, as the other two areas of Walt Disney Studios are named, you have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the film world, and also experience lots of fun and action. These two areas will undergo some big changes over the next few years and, in some cases, will even disappear completely while the Walt Disney Studios get expanded to include a Marvel, Star Wars and Frozen area.
More information about Walt Disney Studios Park

Disney Hotels

In addition to these two theme parks, there are seven hotels at Disneyland Paris with special themes from the Wild West to Route 66 to the seaside resort on New England's coast. Additional there is also Villages Nature which is part of the Center Parcs Group, and numerous partner hotels in the nearby Area of Val de France and Val d'Europe.

Disney Village

Between the large hotel complex and the two parks, you will find the Disney Village with many shops, numerous restaurants, some bars and a cinema. There's also Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and PanoraMagique, a Captive Balloon, which offers stunning views of the entire resort and it’s surrounding area.
Close by you will also find the Marne la Vallée-Chessy station, which is not only connected to the metropolitan area of Paris by RER, but also to long-distance trains such as the TGV and Eurostar.
More details about Disney Village

Golf course

Just a few minutes away is Golf Disneyland, a golf course with three 9-hole courses, that can be combined into three different full 18-hole courses, a clubhouse with a restaurant and an hotel.

Val d'Europe

To fully cover Disneyland Paris lets talk about more: the Val d'Europe area belongs to Disneyland Paris. There is a huge shopping center, the La Vallée Village outlet center, a Sea Life Aquarium and much more.

Address, opening hours & other organizational things

Extract from the map of the Disneyland Paris resort

Disneyland Paris address

Disneyland Paris is located in 77777 Marne-la-Vallée in France. To enter this address into the car's navigation system, Disneyland Paris, Boulevard du Parc, 77777 Marne-la-Vallée, has proved to be the most useful as this road leads to the resort's main car park.

Map of Disneyland Paris

The map shows the two parks with all the attractions, restaurants and other facilities such as toilets, smoking areas, ATMs, and so on. You can collect one at the entrance of the park, at the ticket offices or in any Disney hotel.

Disneyland Paris opening hours

The main opening hours of Disneyland Paris are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm - that's how long the two parks are really open every day. However, a closing at 18:00 is very rare.
Walt Disney Studios Park is usually open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on weekends and main seasons, it is open until 8:00 pm.
Disneyland Park is usually open daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, on weekends and main seasons, depending on the season also until 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm.
Additionally there is the Extra Magic Time, formerly known as Extra Magic Hours. During the Extra Magic Time, guests of Disney Hotels as well as certain Annual Passport holders can enjoy the two theme parks the regular opening hours. Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park open at 8:30 am for these guests. An overview of the exact dates and opening times as well as the opened attractions are available at every hotel reception.

How to get there?

Disneyland Paris is located about 30 kilometers from Paris itself, so it is very easy to reach.
Useful tips & information for your journey

Traveling by plane

One of the fastest ways to reach the resort which lies in the heart of Europe is by plane. The two airports, Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly, are not far away and easy to reach by both, public transport, and the Magic Shuttle. There are direct connections to one of these two Parisian airports from pretty much any European airport.
Tips for air travel to Disneyland Paris

Traveling by train

Just outside the two theme parks is the Chessy / Marne-la-Vallée train station. A various number of express trains stop here, such as the TGV or the Eurostar, and it is also connected to the public transportation. The RER, which are the local trains, brings guests from the center of Paris to Disneyland Paris in about 40 minutes.
Tips for travelling by train

Traveling by bus

At the station of the Chessy / Marne-La-Vallée there is a large bus station. One side is used for the shuttle buses which take guests from the parks to selected Disney Hotels and Disneyland Paris Partner Hotels. On the other side of the station, you can find the public buses. A second bus hub for public busses can be found next to the Disney Village parking garage. Timetables and routes are available at www.ratp.fr
Apparently a stop for long-distance buses does not exist. Those companies that drive to Paris stop in the city itself, where you can jump onto the RER to get to Disneyland Paris.
Maybe a Disneyland Paris bus trip is an alternative for you? There are several Companies who usually offer day trips to Disneyland. Most times the Trip starts sometime at night so you arrival at the opening of the park and leave on the evening of the same day.
Useful information for travelling by bus

Traveling by car

Disneyland Paris is also easy to reach by car, it is located just off the A4 motorway and has its own exit, so it hard to miss.
When traveling by car, drivers who have never or rarely traveled in France should pay attention to a few things. For example, there is a speed limit on the highway, tolls are charged and certain areas require an environmental badge. But even drivers with little experience can get there easily.
Useful information on how to get there by car can be found here

Parking lots

Of course, every car driver asks "Where can I park?" That's really easy at Disneyland Paris. Parking is free for Disney Hotel guests at both parking spots, their hotel's car park and the main car park. Day guests pay for a parking ticket to use at the main car park. In addition, there are two parking garages, one at the train station, the other directly at Disney Village. There are extra charges to use either of these two parking garages.

Which language is spoken at Disneyland Paris?

You got it, the main language at Disneyland Paris is French. However, since it is a resort of a US corporation, English is represented almost equally. Those who speak one of these two languages will have no communication problems.
Due to the many guests from Spain, many employees also speak Spanish. Other languages such as German, Italian or Dutch are rather rare.
Shows and attractions are always in English and French. Menus at the restaurants are available in in other languages, like Italian, Spanish or German.

Is it safe at Disneyland Paris?

In the lights of recent events, the question of security unfortunately comes up over and over again. And, of course, tourist destinations like Disneyland Paris feel the insecurity. But they take action and we can say quite clearly: Disneyland Paris is as safe as it can be!
There are visible and invisible protective installations so that visitors of the resort can spend an undisturbed and truly magical time. Visible and tangible security measures include comprehensive controls. Therefore cars of hotel guests are searched when driving onto the hotel car park, the luggage also has to go through a X-ray screenig when entering the hotel and there are also security checks of the guests, partly by a hand scanner and partly in the form of a security lock, which must be passed.
A similar checkpoint is also located at the entrances of Disney Village, so that all guests wishing to visit Disney Village or one of the two theme parks are checked. Therefore it’s recommended to remove all sharp objects from your luggage, backpacks, or purses in advance. Knives, scissors and similar things have to be left at the security gate (except for the security check at the hotel which allows you to take small utensils to your room). If something suspicious is detected at the scanner, a detailed check will be performed, similar to those at the airport.

How much do entrance tickets to Disneyland Paris cost

The cost of admission to Disneyland Paris depends on various factors and is primarily determined by the length of your stay.
A day ticket for one of the two Disney parks is already available from about 50€ per person, if it should be both parks, then a good 70€ will be due, at least if the tickets are bought online in advance, because the prices are much higher at the box office. Multi-day tickets cost accordingly more.
An overview of Disneyland Paris ticket prices can be found here.

For many guests, the question about the entrance tickets does not arise at all, because they are already included in the booked package. The tickets from a package deal are valid for both amusement parks, they are so-called hopper tickets.
In case of a stay that lasts longer than four days and is not covered by a flat rate, it is almost always worthwhile to consider the purchase of an annual pass.

Disneyland Paris hotel or where else should you stay?

Newport Bay Club in Disneyland Paris seen from the sea side

You can choose between seven Disney Hotels, all of which are different in design and offer different price ranges. Another official Disney options are the Villages Nature.
At these hotels, guests benefit not only from an extra dose of magic, but also from many other amenities, such as the Extra Magic Time, the opportunity to meet some of the most popular Disney characters, a free shuttle, and the Disney Express luggage service.

Disneyland Hotel *****

The magical, luxury hotel right at the entrance of Disneyland Park. The flagship of the Disney Hotels is designed like a Victorian palace. The Castle Club of the Disneyland Hotel is particularly classy.

Disney's Hotel New York ****

Located on the shores of Lake Disney, this hotel was originally designed in the style of New York's famous districts. This hotel was closed early 2019 to be renovated and remodeled. The reopening is planned as Disney's New York Hotel - The Art of Marvel.

Disney's Newport Bay Club ****

On the opposite shore of Lake Disney is Disney's Newport Bay Club. Designed like a New England seasite resort, it looks very sophisticated from the outside as well as on the inside. Again, there is a club level that offers some benefits and is called Compass Club.

Disney's Sequoia Lodge ***

On the long side of Lake Disney, Hotel Sequioa Lodge is reminiscent of a lodge at one of North America's national parks. The rooms have a subtle Bambi theme. If you like you could enjoy the Golden Forest Club, club level rooms with various special services and amenities.

Disney's Hotel Cheyenne ***

Once you arrive you feel like in a city in the Wild West, or more: like you are entering the set of a classic Spaghetti Western Movie. That's exactly how Disney's Hotel Cheyenne is designed. Woddy & Jessie from the Toy Story movies play a big part nowadays, too, though no characters were part of the original theming of Hotel Cheyenne. Small and big cowboys and Indians will love this hotel.

Disney's Hotel Santa Fe **

This hotel could be located on Route 66 in the southwestern United States. The heroes from Cars can be found in many places and the room design. Fans of Lightning McQueen will be excited to explore the area.

Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch **

A retreat in the middle of the woods, that's the Davy Crockett Ranch. Small log cabins, which offer more comfort inside than they seem to do from the outside, can accommodate up to 6 people - so perfect for families.

Villages Nature Paris

Another hotel is the Villages Nature Paris, which is operated jointly by Disney and Center Parcs. Here, nature is combined with the typical Center Parcs offerings and the Disney magic - ideal for those who are looking for a longer break.

Hotels in the area

In addition to these Disney hotels there is a wide range of so-called Partner Hotels (also called Selected Hotels), which work directly with Disneyland Paris and also can be booked as part of a package. In the extended area there are of course a whole range of other hotels at every price level and with different features, from campsites to the luxury spa hotel.

Booking Disneyland Paris - how does it work and what options do I have?

Staying at Disneyland Paris is a magical break from everyday life. There are may options to organize that little getaway. From a day visit to multiple days also maybe including an overnight stay in a Disney hotel, everything is possible. The planning of a Disney Holiday can be very different and depends on your own preferences. Should it be an action-packed weekend with many roller coaster rides? Or rather a relaxed getaway with wellness and a romantic dinner with a view of the fireworks? These and many other options are easily possible at Disneyland Paris.

Booking Last minute

Book a hotel, pack your bags and off you go: the magical Disney World is around the corner from Paris. For a last-minute booking, first-time visitors in particular shouldn’t have high expectations, because you miss out on the preparation and many impressions can only be explored on site. Just go with the flow, ride a rollercoaster for some thrills, attend a few shows for the extra dose of Disney magic, and take a shot with Mickey Mouse and his friends.

Booking a getaway

Taking a short break from real life at Disneyland Paris is always a good idea. A three or four day weekend is the ideal time for that. The crowds are usually a bit bigger, at least if it’s affected by a holiday, but you don’t have to sacrifice more vacation days.
Find all the options for your short break

Booking a Weekend Trip

Doing a weekend trip to Disneyland Paris is a good idea. However, anyone planning this should be aware that many other people have the same exact thought. Especially on Saturdays, the number of visitors in the two parks are very high.
If possible, try to go within the week. If that does not work, then there's nothing to stop you from having a nice and eventful weekend at Disneyland Paris. It is recommended to book one of the Disney hotels. In that case you can take a short break if necessary at the hotel without getting in your car or other are forms of transportation in order to reach your hotel. You can just enjoy a relaxing walk. In addition, guests of the Disney Hotels have the opportunity to use the magical extra time in the morning and can take advantage to visit some attractions without a long wait or take one or two photos with Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, or Chip & Dale. So even a weekend trip with a large rush of visitors can turn into a great experience.
All you need to know about a weekend trip to Disneyland Paris

Booking a Package

The classic way for many tourists is to book a package. Especially for first-time visitors or families with children this option is perfect. The Disney packages always includes accommodation in one of the Disney hotels and tickets for all days of the stay (including arrival and departure day). Usually there are very attractive deals with discounts between 15-25% and often half board is also offered free of charge. You just have to plan early and keep an eye open!
Here you can find all special offers for Disneyland Paris

How long should I go?

One of the most asked questions we hear is "How many days do I need for Disneyland Paris?". The answer depends on many individual factors, including travel time, personal preferences, and so on.
We say: Three days are a good way to start with. In these three days you can explore the two theme parks on average crowd levels usually pretty good. Visitors who get an overview of the offerings in advance and invest a little time in planning are clearly taking advantage, because the orientation will be much easier, which saves valuable Park time.
It is also recommended to use the Disney FastPass, which is available free of charge to all guests with a valid ticket. This service can significantly reduce waiting times at popular attractions such as Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Tower of Terror and Peter Pan's Flight.
If you are in a hurry, you can also get the VIP FastPass, by booking a suite in one of the Disney hotels. You will get around a little faster, because the pass has hardly any restrictions.

How much does Disneyland Paris cost?

Answering the question "What is the cost of staying at Disneyland Paris?" is extremely difficult as the price of the trip depends on so many factors.

  • How long should the journey last?
  • How many people are going?
  • Do you want to stay at a Disney Hotel or not?
  • What are the plans on food? Is FastFood okay or would you like to have an elegant dinner?
  • How do you get there?
  • When do you want to go? During school holidays, weekends or off-season?
    • If all these questions are answered, we can finally check out the prices.
      This price example is for a family of four with two children (5 and 9 years old) staying overnight at Disney's Hotel Cheyenne once during the offseason and once during their summer holidays and to get an idea also at the Disneyland Hotel for the same travel period. Tickets for all travelers are included in the price.

      From September 10th to September 13th, 2018, this family of four would expect a price of € 1.241 at the Hotel Cheyenne, including half board. If this fictitious family spent the same period at the Disneyland Hotel, the price would be € 2.349 also with half-board included.

      From 6th August to 9th August 2018, so during the summer holidays and therefore in the high season, the prices for this family of four would be: at the Hotel Cheyenne € 1.599 and at the Disneyland Hotel € 3.418. The half board would again be included in the price.

      For a day trip, by the way, we recommend to buy the tickets online in advance. They are way cheaper online than at the box office (price differences of almost 50 € are the norm) and you waste no valued Park time in the queue at the box office.

      What does the food at Disneyland Paris cost?

      If you do not have half or full board included in your package, you can expect those prices. A menu in one of the fast food restaurants, which includes a main course with side dish, a dessert and a drink, costs roughly 13-16 € per person (8-10 € for children). At the buffet restaurants the buffest costs around 35 € per person (18 € for children), the table service restaurants mostly offer a three-course menu from 40 € upwards (for children about 20 €). This of course is all depending on the individual preferences and needs.
      Tip: There are water dispensers / drinking fountains in the two theme parks, so you do not always have to buy a soft drink for 4 €.

Visit Disneyland Paris on special occasions

For many people it is a long-cherished dream to celebrate a special occasion at Disneyland Paris, to spend Christmas or New Year's Eve there or to even get married at Disneyland.

Christmas

It's not only children's eyes that sparkle at the idea of celebrating Christmas at Disneyland, also many adults love the thought of meeting Mickey Mouse and his friends in festive gowns and suits on Christmas Eve.
If you really want to go over the Christmas holidays, especially Christmas Eve or First Christmas Day, we recommend to book as early as possible. The demand for hotel rooms at Christmas is usually quite large. If it's more about experiencing the Disney Christmas feeling, then you can be much more relaxed, as the Christmas season starts at Disneyland Paris around the 10th of November and lasts until the end of the first week of January.

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is special for many people, so it is really not surprising that Disneyland Paris offers a special program for this night, especially as privately organized fireworks of any kind are not allowed in the city of Paris and several others French cities. At Disneyland Park the new year is celebrated with a party and a big fireworks. There is also an high altitude fireworks at Lake Disney to welcome the New Year.
The crowds on New Year's Eve are usually quite high, so it is recommended to buy tickets in time or to book a package.

Halloween

Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October. Disneyland Park is throwing a big party that, year after year, attracts visitors from all over Europe who want to celebrate Halloween in colorful, sometimes scary costumes. For this party, the regular ticket is not enough, you have to purchase an extra ticket specifically for this event.
The Halloween Party will only take place on 31st October (and some other saturdays in some years), but from the beginning of the month you can experience a varied seasonal program and all of Frontierland and Main Street U.S.A.will be decorated with pumpkins and ghosts.
Halloween is not too scary at Disneyland Paris, it's more of a colorful autumn fun with a few, but rather cute, ghosts than blank horror.

Getting married at Disneyland Paris

Even weddings can be celebrated at Disneyland Paris, at least if the requirements are met. If this is the case, there are no limits for your imagination, from a ride in Cinderella's carriage to a sea of roses in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle - Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings make almost everything possible.
More information about "Getting married at Disneyland Paris

What is the weather like at Disneyland Paris?

The question about the weather in Paris often goes along with the question about the best time to travel.
The climate in Paris is moderate, which means that there are quite mild winters and warm summers. As always, exceptions confirm the rule. The average annual temperature is 15.5°C and rainfall is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year.
In Paris spring usually starts in March, it gets slowly warmer, in April and May temperatures often reach the 20°C mark, it rarely gets cooler than 10°C. However, May is the month with the most rainfall of the year. Summer lasts from June to the end of August, temperatures of 30°C or more in the shade are not uncommon, there is usually very little precipitation. Visitors to Disney Parks should take care to protect themselves from the sun and drink enough to avoid dehydrations.
Autumn begins in September, temperatures gradually drop, values of below 10°C are quite possible towards the end of the month, but not the rule. Especially in November it is often cold and wet and therefore uncomfortable. From December to January, winter takes hold in the Paris region. It is usually mild, but phases of bitter cold are possible. Especially when snow falls, chaos breaks out in France in the first 1-2 days.

What about rain?

The Disney Imagineers have thought of the partly rainy weather in Paris already when designing Disneyland Park and therefore planned many covered paths. For example, the arcades on both sides of Main Street can be used to walk along these dry paths. C overed paths also lead to many other areas of the park, in addition, many attractions are covered or are located in closed rooms. The same applies to the Walt Disney Studios Park. There are no roofed paths, but there are many shows and attractions in buildings.
With an umbrella, a poncho and the right shoes, a visit to Disneyland Paris in the rain is no problem.

Is Disneyland Paris suitable in winter?

What about ice and snow and freezing cold? Unlike many other European theme parks, Disneyland does not take a winter break. Both parks are open all year round.
Of course, the question "What's open in winter?" comes up regularly.
Most of the attractions are designed so that they can be operated all year round. Should there be extreme snowfall or long lasting frost, some outdoor rides may be restricted.

What should I wear?

To visit an amusement park, it is advisable to wear the most comfortable clothing possible, appropriate to the season. A kind of onion-skin principle has proved its worth over the years, so it is easy to vary depending on whether you are outdoors or indoors.
Shoes are particularly important. Comfortable and well-broken-in shoes should definitely be chosen for a visit to Disneyland Paris, because in the course of a day people like to cover 10 kilometres and more, plus standing in the queues - if you are wearing new or uncomfortable shoes, you shouldn't be surprised about aching feet.

What should I take to Disneyland?

A small backpack has proven to be very practical for taking things like wallet, mobile phone, handkerchiefs and whatever else seems to be useful to the parks. Depending on the season, you should also not forget sunscreen or gloves and a hat or a rain jacket.
By the way, in roller coasters and other rides, the backpack can be easily stowed away in the footwell underneath the seat, so there are no problems with storage. At a few attractions, where this is not possible, there are storage compartments for bags and backpacks. If you don't want to carry your bag during the day, you can also leave it at the luggage storage at the entrance of the Disneyland Park.
When packing your rucksack, you should make sure that no sharp or pointed objects are packed, as these must be handed in at the security check. Selfie Sticks and tripods are also not allowed in the two Disney Parks, nor are glass bottles. If you want to take something to drink with you, you should use plastic bottles or Tetrapacks.

Attractions, Rides & Shows at Disneyland

Big Thunder Mountain: A train goes through the water fountain

Which attractions are closed?

For a theme park that is open all year round, it is part of the annual routine that maintenance work and repairs must be carried out during the parks operating times. Unfortunately this means that individual attractions may be closed. Usually, maintenance or major renovations will be done in low seasons, so all rides are available during peak season.
An overview of the long-term renovation schedule of Disneyland Paris can be found here. This may include shorter closures for spontaneously necessary repairs or temporary closures for maintenance.
But even if there are some closed attractions in Disneyland, there are still plenty of other options, so no one will get bored.

Are there any new attractions?

Are there any new attractions at Disneyland Paris? Or new shows? In the two theme parks just around the corner of Paris, you’ll always find changing seasonal highlights, accompanied by new shows and parades.
There was no real new attraction after the opening of Ratatouille back in July 2014. However, this will change in the next few years, due to the large expansion of the Walt Disney Studios Park, which of course will include several new attractions.

How tall do you have to be

For safety reasons, Disneyland Paris also has size restrictions and age recommendations on some rollercoasters. The age recommendations are usually at the discretion of the parents, but the requirements for the minimum size are controlled by a cast member (employee) at the entrance to the attraction.
An overview of the size restrictions can be found in the park plan, which is available at the entrance, as well as at the entrance to the attraction.
To ride the popular Big Thunder Mountain rollercoaster and the Tower of Terror, a minimum size of 1.02 meters is required, to ride the Indiana Jones roller coaster a minimum height of 1.40 meters is required.

What do you have to ride?

The best thrilled rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris can be out on a short list, as there are only a small number of these rides in the two theme parks. But the Disney Parks offer so much more than pure thrill, it's about magic, about immersing yourself in another world. Therefore, it is difficult to say: this or that attraction must be absolutely visited.
When it comes to the big adrenaline rush, the rollercoasters Space Mountain and Rock'n'Roller Coaster should not be missed, and the Tower of Terror is definitely mandatory, too. If it's more about diving into the Disney Bubble, then Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan's Flight and Big Thunder Mountain should be on your List. If you're looking for the Disney classics, you should not miss It's a Small World, Snow White and Pinocchio.
Over all, that’s the easiest way to start a list for every taste and the answer to the question "What do you have to ride?".

Disneyland Paris top lists

Here are a few top 3 lists for Disneyland Paris, which can give you an idea about what to choose. Especially for first time visitors this might be helpful.

What’s the best rated hotel?

  • Disney's Newport Bay Club
  • Disneyland Hotel
  • Disney's Hotel Cheyenne

What’s the best rated restaurant?

  • Captain Jack's Restaurant de Pirates
  • Bistrot Chez Remy
  • Walt's at American Restaurant

What’s the best rated fast food restaurant?

  • Hakuna Matata
  • Cowboy Cookout Barbecue
  • Fuente del Oro

What’s the best rate attraction or show?

  • The parade
  • The castle
  • The evening show with fireworks

You can find recommendations for particularly great rides in the section "What do you need to ride?".

Is a visit worth it?

Mickey Mouse at the Meet Mickey location

Yes, of course! Disneyland Paris is truly a magical place, especially Disneyland Park brings the wonderful world of Disney magic to life. There’s a reason you will find Walt Disney's words "Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy." just past the entrance of the park.

Is Disneyland Paris also suitable for adults?

Yes, even adults can spend a great time at Disneyland Paris. Certainly it depends a bit on the individual, but anyone who likes Disney movies, fairy tales or Mickey Mouse, is absolutely at the right place. But even those who like to be carried away into another world will have fun at Disneyland Paris. In addition there are options that don’t include the two theme parks, like the wellness, spas, a golf course, a shopping center and of course the impressive restaurant offer. Of course you can also combine one with the other, so that everyone can get their money's worth, regardless of age.
Adults who are traveling with children experience it differently, because of course parents seeing their children's eyes light up is just heart melting - and there are plenty of opportunities in the Disneyland!

Disneyland Paris also suitable for toddlers?

Yes, Disneyland Paris is also suitable for toddlers. There are rides such as the Dumbo carousel or the fairytale boat trip in Fantasyland, which will even the make the smallest visitors happy. Additional to that, you have many possibilities to meet Disney characters. Even the big floats of the parade are often admired by small children.
For parents, it is important to know that there are so-called baby care centers in both theme parks, where the little ones can be fed or nursed in a quiet environment. If you can’t bring your own stroller you’ll find a stroller rental at the park entrance. For a relaxed visit with toddlers it is important to go with the flow and needs of your children. Take your time and don’t forget that your little ones might need a break every now and then. So if you’re willing to step back as a parent here and there, you’ll will end up with unforgettable memories.

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