Perhaps because we were brought up in the 3rd world where there were few luxuries, we enjoy going to EuroDisney. The atmosphere is exciting, the colours vibrant and the imagination behind it all is amazing. Now we all have children, it means we get a different view. The characters from films particularly were a big hit with the little ones.
It can be reached from London [Waterloo] by Eurostar to Marne-la-Vallee
or from paris by RER A train. 35-40 minutes
or fly from Terminal 2F Paris Roissy/Charles de Gaulle and take the shuttle service [VEA] to the site.
In 1992 the European version of Disneyland officially opened its gates. It started up with the name EuroDisney, that later (after a restart due to financial problems) changed into Disneyland Paris.
It´s totally different from all the cultural things you can see in Paris, but it´s definitely nice to visit the park when you are staying in Paris a bit longer. And one thing is for sure: you don´t have to be a kid or have kids to like it here, because as soon as you here the Disney-music and see Mickey Mouse walking around, you are a kid yourself.
The park inside is nothing different from the other Disneyland Parks in America. You´ll find the same attractions like Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Mainstreet USA, and so on... They sell hamburgers, big cokes and popcorn, so not much of French influences inside the park. But it´s just a nice trip to be out of the real world for one day and to fantasize for once.
This was for the kids sake(and mine too hehehe).It`s not as big as the Amrican Disney
but it will do since it`s a lot closer to my home country ;-)
we took the Metro to get there and purched the Disney tickets from the Metro as well,we payed 171 Euros for 2 adults,2 children.
played only 8 games and the kids got really tired,I`d say one day is not enough,,but we couldn`t afford another 171 Euros again ;-)
Yes, i am 21, officially an adult in all countries (correct me if I'm wrong) and I LOVE DISNEY!!
The park is quite small, consisting of two zones - Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney studios...I have only been to Disneyland Paris...but give me time!! I quite liked the fact that the park is small as a lot can be seen in one day. There are rides for all age groups so I honestly believe that noone gets bored. Space mountain, the most thrilling ride, is a must!! Every twist and turn is completely unexpected...go on the ride, even if the queue is huge...and ask about fast track when you buy your entry tickets. And for kids...or kids at heart (like me) the flying elephant ride is also a must!! The general atmosphere is amazing and just magical!!! Seeing the Disney characters walking around the park seems unreal!! And yes, when I saw goofy, one of my favourites...I ran for him!! There is usually one parade a day, at the moment its the 'Once upon a star' parade, which is fantastic...you can't miss it! There are numerous eating places and soo many shops!! The shop Emporium stays open even after the attractions are closed so I recommend doing you shopping at the end of the day...except for buying mickey mouse ears, you have to do that at the beginning!
Opinion: Only buy a ticket for one park per day, leave nice and early, and see the parade!
1 Park 1 day is 44 euros per adult
For 2 parks 1 day, its 53 euros per adult
There is a full list of prices on the website.
For young and old the place you must visit is Eurodisney, Disneyland, Paris. The people were very helpful and kind to the children and they did their best to make your visit memorable. We rode almost all the rides, saw the parade both in Disneyland and MGM and went to as many shows as time allowed.
The disney characters where often around so the children could get photograhs and autographs, but the ones where you had to stand in line were much more organized I must say. The shops were tempting and the restaurants gave choice although expensive for the quality I am afraid. The Stunt show was spectactuler and gave everyone an insite to what happens in the movies with very experienced stuntmen in cars and motorcylcles. The winter wonderland ice show with the disney characters was excellent too. Some of the other shows were exciting and gave lots of information of how things are done in movie world. The Stage tour too was an insight into behind the scenes, passing cars and tanks etc used in the films, sets from the movies including tanker, catching fire followed by thousands of gallons of water falling down which gave everyone a shock.
The back tour passed also the costume departments, with narrated informatiion .
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.
Most tourists who come to visit Paris won't make a detour for a day of fun in Disneyland. On the other hand, a lot of visitors of Disneyland allot a day to discover Paris.
Something to suit all tastes of course, but I would advice everyone who feels young at heart to discover the magic of Disneyland Paris.
The quickest way to get to Disneyland® Resort Paris from the capital is to take the RER A train. It’s only a 35-40 minute trip from the heart of Paris to “Marne-la-Vallée / Chessy” station, right at the gates of Disneyland® Resort Paris.
Basically, do everything in this park.
The typical Disneyland theme park, I was here a week and a half before Xmas though, so that made it a very good theme for the park.
Bring some cash, as you can load up on those nic-nacs from here that last a lifetime and you can hand down a generation and talk about (roughly 20 euros to 300, depending on how much your budget is.. mine was 500, cant blame me though)
Its great to walk around all the different themes of the park, be sure to be beside the castle @ 10am as the characters of disney all run out at that time to officially open the park
PRE ORDER TICKETS as the lines can be quite bad if you get there a bit late.
Do go on the rides, it will bring back the child in you even if your an old grump like some.
A nice place to relieve your childhood memories and make your children's childhood filled with fun-filled memories.
Remember to stay long enough to watch the disney parade at 4pm. It's a colorful carnival of every disney characters that you can think of.
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.
Having been to Disneyworld, Florida, there is a chance that as far as a Disney theme park goes, I have been over-indulged... there clearly is no comparison. Thus much said it was January 6th and the temperature outside was -4C and there was a rather nasty windchill on top of that. I am sure the miserable Disney staff were only so because they were frozen and would have preferred to have been at home, in the warm with a nice, hot cup of cocoa.
I would imagine everybody knows enough about Disney to not be told about it - however my opinion is :
If I were booking a holiday based around the fun of Disney I would save a little harder, get on a bigger plane and wing to the sunnier climes of Florida where there is sooooo much to do in and out of Disney.
However, if I were in Paris, for whatever reason, this makes a very good day out and a superb days break for children, from sight seeing!
Obviously this is only my opinion (because this is my travel page!) and I do know many who have been to and speak more highly of Disneyland than I....and out of them - those who have been to Disneyworld...none!
If you still have the heart of a little kid - this is a place for you: Disney Land Paris
Tickets cost 41 EUR
And dont believe you cam meet Micky whenever you like - like a real popstar you have to line up for autographs;-)
I love this place , i have an annual passport and have been 3 times, the holiday inn marne la valle is a good hotel to stay at , its cheap but great for families the staff are wonderful, and there is a free bus from hotel to park disney every 15 mins , when in disney go to the character tea, its brilliant for kids to get autographs and youll have fun too!
My advice is wear trainers and comfortable clothes , bring a water bottle and refill it in park and hire a buggy in park if you have kids with you, the buggies are only E6.50 for day and have a step on back for older children, try to avoid this park in very hot weather its a nightmare queing in the heat, make sure you go to billybobs in disney village at night, entertainment , music and kids rule there , its only E5 for kids meal and that includes drink and cookie for afters.
I simply can't not mention a visit to Disneyland Paris as I am a huge fan. I have been 4 times already and I love it even more each time. No matter how young or old you are you feel like a kid. And since my last visit I also found that it makes a difference who you go with, whether with your family, your friends or your loved one, its a whole different experience each and every time. The place is just so magical that you can't not smile and have fun. Definitely take comfortable walking shoes however because your feet are going to get VERY tired as you run all over the place (and wait in queues) to try and see as much of everything as possible!
My Favourite rides: Aerosmith - at the studios park (rollercoaster in the dark- brilliant!); Indiana Jones; Space Mountain; Pirates of the Caribbean
Favourite shows: In the studios - Cinemagique and Animagique. And the Christmas shows during that season in the main park.