Disney’s only European site is by far the continent’s most popular theme park, and dominates as the go-to family holiday destination. Disneyland Paris is divided into five areas – you’re welcomed into the park by the iconic Main Street USA; then, you can make your way around Discoveryland, Fantasyland, Adventureland and Frontierland, at your leisure. In the centre of the park, you’ll find the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, which can act as a handy navigation tool, as well as a serene sightseeing opportunity.
Disneyland Paris has a wide variety of attractions for all age ranges. Spend your holiday on Buzz Lightyear’s Laser Blast, Big Thunder Mountain and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups. The daring loops of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril are best suited to older children, while younger kids will love the ‘It’s a Small World’ boat ride with its iconic tune. Adventurous souls will love the Pirates of the Caribbean log flume, and everyone should visit the lifelike dragon which lurks under Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
Disneyland Paris offers more than just fun rides; immerse yourself in the never-ending, always-fascinating world of movies, animation and television at Walt Disney Studios. Walt Disney Studios offer four unique production zones, which take you through every step of how a movie is made, providing an entertaining ‘behind-the-scenes’ adventure when it comes to your favourite Disney movies.
The studio also offers a wide selection of spectacular live shows, including all of your favourite Disney characters. You can even meet them in person, with many of the characters walking around the park, happily greeting guests and posing for photos.
Choosing to stay at the Disneyland resort can truly turn a weekend break into a magical experience. There truly is something for everyone, with hotels to suit every budget and taste. Each choice comes with its own magical experience. Within the seven onsite hotels, guests will find numerous restaurants, ranging from buffet-style foodcourts to formal table service. In addition, each hotel has its own vibrant bar and gift shop.
Anytime at Disneyland Paris is magical, but it can be very busy during the summer holidays. So, if you’re looking to visit when there are fewer guests, plan to stay midweek (Tuesdays to Thursdays), during mid-January through to mid-March, or mid-April through mid-May. Waiting times are certainly shorter, but bear in mind certain events may not run during these months. So, ensure you do your research on what you’re looking to see and discover before booking your trip.
If you want to witness something truly magical, then make sure you see the Halloween celebrations in October, or the Christmas festivities in November to December. These exciting events provide a truly awe-inspiring experience, thanks to vibrant firework displays, as well as new and live shows, all creating memories that will last a lifetime.
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