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Have you spent every minute of your Paris vacation visiting monuments, drinking café au lait, and riding the metro? Check out Disney World in Paris to take a break from the City of Light and let loose with Mickey Mouse for a day.
Disney World in Paris is actually called Disneyland Paris. It is a Disney theme park located just outside of Paris made up of two parks: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland Park, full of characters, rides, and street parades, is your quintessential Disney theme park. Walt Disney Studios Park gives visitors a Disney-behind-the-scenes experience.
These are must-see, must-do attractions once you are in Disneyland Paris!
At Disneyland Park:Credits: Wikipedia
- Hyperspace Mountain: Don’t miss out on this classic, futuristic Disney coaster.
- Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups: Don’t be late to take a spin in these brightly colored tea cups!
- Pirate’s of the Caribbean: Prepare to get splashed once you hop on deck.
- Dinner with the characters: Don’t miss your chance to eat with Disney characters at Cendrillon’s Auberge, Inventions, or Cafe Mickey.
At Walt Disney Studios:Credits: Wikipedia
- Tower of Terror: Climb 13 floors of The Hollywood Tower Hotel only to plunge back down in an instant.
- Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster: Reach speeds of 57 miles per hour in just three seconds as Aerosmith’s music blares in your ears.
- Ratatouille: The Adventure: Follow Remy, the beloved rat from “Ratatouille,” to safety as you scurry through a giant kitchen.
- Armageddon: Experience first-hand how special effects work.
If you are looking for a place to stay at Disneyland Paris, there are several Disney hotels to choose from that surround the park. All Disneyland Paris hotels are within walking distance of the park, or you can take the free shuttle to the park.*Credits: flickr user N i c o l a
Although they may seem more expensive, Disney hotels are worth the price! Guests who stay at Disney hotels benefit from early access to FastPass cards, extended theme park hours, transportation to and from their resort, hotel entertainment, and the choice to have a Disney dining plan. Disney hotels provide you and your family with the true Disney experience, and there is a hotel for every budget!
If you prefer to stay at a partner hotel, you will have access to some of the benefits of Disney hotels, but not all. To get to the park, there is a free shuttle service to and from each partner hotel.
*Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch is only accessible via car and is located slightly outside of the park area.
If you plan on taking a day drip from Paris, don’t worry about the hotel! Take the RER A train to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy and Disneyland Paris will be about a two minute walk from the stop. The trip on the RER A will take about 35 minutes and costs 7,10€.
You can also access Disneyland Paris by car. It is about a 45 minute drive from Paris to Disneyland Paris. Take highway A4 and get off at Exit 14 : Val d’Europe, Park Disneyland. It is important to note that this is a very busy highway and oftentimes, there is a lot of traffic so your travel time might be longer. If you’re interested in driving to Disneyland Paris, rent a car from our partner Europcar and start driving!
If you will be staying in one of Disneyland Paris’ hotels, you can take the Magical Shuttle Bus airport transfer from Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports directly to your hotel. It costs 20€ for Adults and 16€ for Children. Infants under 3 years old are free. You can book the shuttle up to 2 days before your arrival.
Disneyland Paris ticket prices vary depending on the type of ticket you wish to purchase and the length of your stay. Child tickets cost less than Adult tickets. Ticket prices vary by dates, as well. There are 1 Day and Multi-day ticket purchasing options.
If you plan on spending more than one day at the Disney parks, then a Multi-day ticket package would be best for you.
If you are only visiting Disneyland Paris for one day, the SUPER MAGIC Ticket 1 Day/ 2 Parks can be purchased for 84,00€ (approx. $115) for Adults and 77,00€ (approx. $105) for Children and it is valid for any day of the year (certain tickets have date restrictions). All tickets can be purchased online.
Disneyland Paris is the perfect place to go with your family to take a break from everyday Parisian life during your stay in Paris.
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