At Disneyland Paris the fun never stops. Children (and adults too) get swept up in the enchantment of this magical place where you can hang out with The Mad Hatter and Winnie the Pooh, become best mates with Mickey Mouse, swim with Nemo, enjoy Wild West adventures, travel faster than G-Force on Space Mountain or scream yourself hoarse in the bloodcurdling Tower of Terror.
The resort is easy to visit in a day-trip from Paris. The complex actually contains two parks: the original Magic Kingdom, with five fun-filled lands, and Walt Disney Studios Park, where you get to see how movies are made.
Disneyland Paris has now overtaken the Eiffel Tower as the most popular tourist destination of the Paris region, and is the fourth most visited theme park in the world. This means that crowds at the parks are huge and the queues for rides can be daunting.
The secret to a perfect Disneyland experience is forward planning. Visiting at off-peak times (avoiding school holidays and week-ends) can help you miss the worst of the crowds. You should also check out the range of great value Disneyland Paris tickets on offer and see which suits your holiday plans best.
For families who have more time, there are four or five day tickets to the parks. If you need a shorter time, then you can book Disneyland Paris park tickets for just one, two, or three days. Tickets including park-hopper passes allow you to visit both parks every day at whim, and four or five day Disneyland Paris® party tickets give you an extra day in the parks for free.
If you are staying in the centre of Paris, there are Disneyland Paris® tickets that include minibus travel to and from the Disneyland parks, either from your hotel or a designated pick up point in the centre of town, depending on which ticket you book.
Another useful tip for enjoying Disneyland Paris is to do your homework and decide what you want to do before you get there. Find out where the attractions are located and which you want to ride first, that way you’re not wasting time when you get to the park.
It is a good idea to arrive early at the parks and head straight for the most popular attractions. At Disneyland Park these are Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, and Fantasyland. The busiest rides at Walt Disney Studios are Crush’s Coaster and Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
To beat the queues you can also take advantage of Disney’s FASTPASS service. This allows you to get a ticket to return to an attraction at a certain time and skip the regular queue. Get FASTPASS tickets for the rides you want to do early in the day, then go off and enjoy other attractions until your FASTPASS turn comes around.