We first thought we wouldn´t go to Disneyland, that we are too old for that. But then at the tourist info I started to read about it and noticed that there is that new thing, the Disneyland studios. My husband loves movies and got interested. Of course it´s mainly abaout children movies, but he didn´t mind. And at the end I did also like it. Maybe not as much is he did, but anyway. And since we had had quite poor weather allmost whole two weeks (at July!!) it was nice that most of the things were inside. ;)
The stuntman show was interesting and so was the ride behind the props. There was some kind of huge ghost house you coul go and it had sytem taking you very high up and going down fast. Kind of thing we would never go!
Eating and coffee and such things was quite cheap there, witch was a big surprise!! We had hamburger and chicken fingers and shared fries and I think it was cheaper than in Mc Donadls. But I hate this kind of food, and it wasn´t even best of it´s kind. I was sorry to find a place serving things like croque monsieur only after we had allready eaten. It was quite hard to notice, behind the corner of one of the buildings, not inside that "mainstreet"-building.
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I went to the cave just behind the Disney castle, very dark inside and to be honest i was bit scared but I keep in mind that it is all about Disney:))
I saw in the cave like big alive crocodile or a dragon, i wasn't really sure as i was jumping and running away haha funny but I enjoyed at the end.
The main Disneyland Parade currently running is 'Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade', taking place each day at 4pm. There is also a smaller one, a train with a number of Disney Characters doing the round of the park several times a day. The 'Once Upon a Dream Parade' though is definitely the highlight, and worth seeing a couple of times.
Keep in mind that it will get very crowded. On the positive side, this is also the time to go exploring the park once you've seen the parade as queues at attractions dwindle to a Disneyland minimum (read: you'll still queue for 30-40 minutes at the more popular ones).
Float 1: Dreams of Imagination - featuring a giant sun-shaped hot air balloon, as well as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Chip 'n Dale
Float 2: Dreams of Laughter & Fun - the first one dedicated to feature film cartoons, this is a mixture of Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland. Walking in front of the float are playing cards, White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter. Decorations include supersized Alice in the White Rabbit's house, Jiminy Cricket, the Cheshire Cat, etc.
Float 3: Dreams of Friendship - this one is Winnie the Pooh/Toy Story. Little Green Soldiers, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Hamm, Slinky Dog are on the Toy Story side, while Winnie, Tigger, Piglet and Eyeore are on the Winnie the Pooh side.
Float 4: Dreams of Fantasy - Mary Poppins/Peter Pan. Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Wendy and Peter Pan are all there, as are Bert and Mary Poppins herself.
Float 5: Dreams of Power - the villains float (usually accompanied by a strong smell of sulphur!). Chernabog, the Jafar cobra, Wicked Queen from Snow White, Hades and Ursula are featured.
Float 6: Dreams of Adventure - Lion King/Jugle Book. Featuring an old tree depicting a number of smaller characters, the big attractions are Simba, Rafiki and of courseTimon & Pumbaa. Various animals from those 2 films are visible in the tree's branches, including the snake Kaa. Also King Louie's and Baloo dancing.
Floats 7-8: Dreams of Romance - the kids favourite, princes and princesses floats. Ariel and Prince Eric as well as Aladdin and Jasmine are on the first one, with Snow White, Cinderella, Princess Aurora, and Belle with respective grooms on the second. The couples come down from the floats to dance along the route.
I was a 'Disneyland virgin' until I was 25 I think (having never been to one), but since then have found it a nice place to unwind, forget about work and other adult responsibilities and generally let my hair down. That said, if you are an adult, be careful when you go - school holidays are definitely the times to avoid, as it gets too crowded.
Rock'n'Roller Coaster ft. Aerosmith (my absolute favourite, especially when I get a car playng 'Love in the Elevator'), Space Mountain 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril (yes, the more 'adult' attractions)
There are also nice stroll-through areas which work well to fill in the time while you're waiting for your time slot for the more popular attractions. For example, the Enchanted Passage of Aladdin works well for this.
- Do get the fast track tickets, it will save you absolute loads of time
- If you've seen the parade once, this is the best time to go on the more popular rides as the queues tend to drop off
- Best bring a backpack and not a handbag if you're doing the 'adult' rides - the 360 degree loops make holding on to a handbag rather uncomfortable
And, last but not least,
- It is possible to get a nice alcoholic cocktail at the place - despite it being a kids' theme park :)
I think it's a really nice experience if you think you might not be going soon or ever to the original dinsney parks in USA.
I went in October 2009 in a bussines day and I loved that i didn't have to do more than 10 minutes queue per game.
per 75 euros you can go to both parks (magic kingdom and MGM) on the same day
have lunch earlier so you avoid making queue to get lunch
Splash mountain game it's the only attraction I was specting to go and was not in the park.
We went there for a daytrip by train (38’ from Paris) and we returned late in the afternoon after the parade(it takes place every day at 16:00 and you can see all the characters passing in front of you).
Disneyland Park is divided into 5 sections:Main Street U.S.A, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland . You will take a free map at the entrance so you can choose what games you want to see/play so don't be afraid because the park is big.
Get into the queues for the rides because many people go there for them. There is a fast card that you dont have to wait and get inside faster than the other people. I was there in October so there wasn’t any need to do that.
There are also some expensive restaurants and thats why many people bring their own food/drinks and have a picnik there (its not allowed but everyone does it)
If you stay for two days the second one you can visit Walt Disney Studios, the other park that is next to Disneyland park. We visited this on our second visit and I can say that we liked the games more there especially the rock n roll coaster, the crush’s coaster and the terror tower but there are some boring events too like Armageddon or the animagique (the kids may love it though)
Another thing the kids will love is that they will meet, take picture with and talk to Donald, Mickey, the snow white, Buzz (pic 4) and so many others! Kids’ smile is precious so you will forget for a while that you payed 54 euros to see one theme park or 68 euros if you decided to see both parks. If you have Paris Visite card you can see both parks for the price of one (54euros)
Fun fun fun and more fun. Don't think it is only suitable for kids. I enjoyed my time a lot there. you all have to visit it someday.
Hakuna matata, it means no worries and that what you will feel at DisneyLand, i really had a magical unique and unforgettable day.
Things to do: don't miss anything
From Paris, the RER line A4 (Regional Express Railway) takes you to Disneyland Paris in about 40 minutes. Marne la Vallée/Chessy station is a short walk from the gates of Disneyland.
There are actually 2 parks - the 'regular' Disney Park and the Disney Studios Park next door which is based around the world of cinema and television. To visit both you'll need a 2-Park ticket. The link below has lots of information to help your planning.
We took the train - about 40 minutes from Paris - and got to see some of the suburbs outside of Paris. The train exited right at the entrance to Disneyland. I was surprised at how crowded it was (weekday, mid-April) – lines were running 45+ minutes.
We went on Space Mountain, It’s a Small World, etc. We saw a performance of the Lion King that is similar to the Broadway show. We also saw the parade which celebrates Disneyland Paris’ 15th anniversary this year. I would recommend seeing the parade and if the park is crowded, make sure to find a viewing spot early.
There are several hotels on property that offer package deals. The kids will love a meet 'n greet with the Disney characters! Shopping, restaurants, cinemas, parades, dancing, live entertainment, sports, day trips to Paris and surrounding areas are also available.
I am a big Disney fan and I was disappointed. Overall it seemed a very small Disney park. If you’ve done Disney in Orlando, you can definitely skip this one.
1 Day/1 Park Ticket is £35, Children 3-11 £30
2 Day Park Hopper £76, Children 3-11 £65
3 Day Park Hopper £94, Children 3-11 £80
4 Day Park Hopper £110, Children 3-11 £94
5 Day Park Hopper £118, Children 3-11 £110
Park hours vary by season, check the website.
All visitor information was correct as of this writing.
Visiting Disneyland was the highlight of my visit to Paris. I had been waiting for this moment for a very long time and thoroughly enjoyed every second I spend there. Was a real fun day for all of us.
This was our gift for our 3 yo twins (year 2007) - a trip to Paris Disneyland! I bought the tickets on line before leaving the USA and then read about this amusement park which opened in 1992. It is in the suburb of Marne-la-Vallee, and we just rode the train from Paris through the RER Line A (from Invalides, Nation, or Chatelet-Les Halles) to Marnee-la-Vallee-Chessy (takes about 35 minutes). You could also take the bus to the hotels by the resort once you arive at CDG (every 45 minutes between 8Am and 8PM) and also available at the Orly Airport. As for driving, all I know is you take the A4 highway east and exit at Park Euro Disney.
But the park did not disappoint because the twins got to see Mickey Mouse, the French version though. And actually, as I write this (2009) we still have not brought them to the California Disney (shameful!). The park also has very nice shows which we have not seen at the California Disney, but basically the idea is the same (people lining up for the shows and choosing which one to see). The park was also notably not very crowded during that cold February Day, but I have read that 50 million people visit during the year (probably during warmer times mostly).
There is a Big Thunder Mountain Roller Coaster, the manadatory Sleeping Beauty Castle, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Discoveryland, Space Mountain....all the Disney perks are ther so if you are a Disney fanatic, book a ticket and go!
Entering Disneyland you will feel like if you do a jump back in the past, with all your childhood heroes around, shops, attractions.
Disneyland it's always a busy place, kids, couples and familyes, so take your time to visit the whole park or simply parts that are interesting.
Access to attractions is usually allowed after you do a line for about 45 to 120 minutes and i can assure you that it could happen.
You will even have the chance to take a few pictures with your heroes, like Goofy, Minny etc... just look around you and you might find them.
As a grown person, i really enjoyed the park, probably even more than a kid.
In the evening a fantastic parade made of all the main cartoons from Disney, really a great interpretation, fantastic music and a lot of fun.
Have a look at the shops inside the park, i'm sure you'll find something nice as a gift to bring back home, basically all the shops sell more or less the same things at the same price.
There's a fantastic steam train that goes all around the park and stops at every quarter of the park (main stop station) so you can jump on and off at different places.
There are different kind of entrance tickets, from 1 day access to all parks, 2 days 2 parks, etc...
Honestly i had just one day to visit all the resort so i decided to buy 1 ticket full access to all the parks, both the Resort and the Disney Studios.
The entrance fee was 59 EUR for the whole day.
Before really entering the Disney Park, there's a parking fee to pay.
For cars, it doesn't matter how many people you are inside, the fee is 8 EUR.
The main entrance to the parking place seem to be like a big highway toll road with cabins in at the entrance, but don't be scared about the line of cars you can be into, the line goes forward pretty fast.