Visitors Guide to Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris opened April 12, 1992 as EuroDisneyland and today draws more visitors each year than any other theme park in Europe. Visitors enter by walking underneath the Disneyland Hotel into the park's Main Street USA. "Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant" [Sleeping Beauty's Castle] awaits you at the end of the street, from which you can enter the park's Fantasyland, or peel off into Frontierland, Adventureland, or the Jules Verne-inspired Discoveryland.

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What to Do

Top 10

  1. Phantom Manor
    Paris' frontier-themed version of The Haunted Mansion dark ride, with a few show scenes from the never-built Western River Expedition thrown in at the end.
  2. Big Thunder Mountain
    The family roller coaster, here located on the island in the middle of the Rivers of America. You board on the Frontierland shore then ride in tunnels under the river to the rest of the coaster. Height requirement: 40 inches
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean
    A reimagining of the classic Disneyland indoor boat ride
  4. Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
    This Vekoma indoor coaster opened as Space Mountain in 1995 and was Disney's first roller coaster with an inversion. Height requirement: 47 inches
  5. Les Mystères du Nautilus [The Mysteries of the Nautilus]
    A walkthrough tour of the "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" submarine in Discoveryland.
    Mysteries of the Nautilus
    Photos by Robert Niles
  6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
    A 1,969-foot Intamin coaster, themed to Indiana Jones, featuring a top speed of 37 mph and one inversion. Height requirement: 55 inches
  7. It's a Small World
    Disney's classic indoor boat ride, located in Fantasyland
    It's a Small World
  8. Le Pays des Contes de Fées [The Land of Fairy Tales]
    A boat ride through Fantasyland's Story Book Land
    Land of Fairy Tales
  9. Alice's Curious Labyrinth
    "Alice in Wonderland" themed maze in Fantasyland
    Alice's Curious Labyrinth
  10. La Tanière du Dragon
    The lair of an animatronic dragon, located under Sleeping Beauty Castle

Other notable attractions include Thunder Mesa Riverboat in Frontierland; Le Passage Enchanté d'Aladdin [Aladdin's Enchanted Passage] walkthrough and Adventure Isle playground in Adventureland; the Mad Hatter Tea Cups, Le Carrousel de Lancelot, Dumbo the Fling Elephant, Casey Jr. – le Petit Train du Cirque [Casey Jr. - The Little Circus Train], and the Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains [Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs] and Les Voyages de Pinocchio [The Voyages of Pinocchio] and Peter Pan's Flight dark rides in Fantasyland; plus Autopia, the Orbitron spinner, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast interactive dark ride, and Mickey's Philharmagic movie in Discoveryland.

What to Eat

Top recommendations

  1. Walt's
    American-themed table service above Main Street USA
  2. Auberge de Cendrillon
    Princess character meal in Fantasyland
  3. Captain Jack's - Restaurant des Pirates
    Paris' "Blue Bayou," serving seafood and Creole cooking on the shores of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Park Map

Disneyland Paris is located 20 miles east of Paris and served by the Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy train station. You can access the resort via RER from Paris or via a quick, direct TGV ride from the Charles De Gaulle Airport.