A Comprehensive Guide to Disneyland Paris
In 1992, Disneyland Paris opened much to the delight of many. When it was first opened it was known as Euro Disney Resort but is now officially the Disneyland of Paris. Many residents of France went on to become full-time employees of the park. This differs from the majority of other Disney parks that use temporary and seasonal employees.
Best Times To Visit
Midweek seems to be the best time to visit Disneyland Paris. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are not nearly as crowded as Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are. The best times of the year to go in order to avoid the worst of the crowds is approximately January 15th to March 15th or April 15th through May 15th.
Getting To Disneyland Paris
You can get a bus between Paris and nearby Disneyland to avoid having to drive there. There are also trains that you can take to get back and forth, and most bus tickets are good for the train. Every 15 minutes a train heads to Disneyland Paris, making getting there easier than getting too many of Disney’s other parks. Hotel picks and drop-offs are not uncommon and are something that can be arranged when you book your accommodations.
When buying tickets to Disneyland Paris note that two different parks make up the resort. You can choose to simply visit Disneyland Park or also visit Studio Park. You can purchase tickets for one park or the other, or a ticket that gets you into both parks. Park tickets can be purchased for one, two, three, four or five days.
There are two types of tickets to purchase; one is for fixed dates and one is flexible when it comes to the dates. The flexible date tickets will cost you more money. Prices vary from day to day so it is best to check the Disneyland Paris website for relevant pricing.
Top Disneyland Paris Attractions/Rides
Disneyland Paris has 54 rides, but some are much more popular than others. After being renovated, Pirates of the Caribbean is now among the must-see attractions. It’s a water ride located in Adventureland where you can watch Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa while cooling off on a warm day.
For your kids, the Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast lives up to its name. Your kids will have a blast teaming up with him to save the world. Participants in this attraction are tasked with capturing as many targets as possible.
At Toon Studios you can’t miss the Ratatouille: The Adventure attraction. It involves a 4D interactive adventure where you will find yourself exploring the kitchens and restaurants run by Gusteau. For anyone who loved the movie, this attraction is a real treat.
Head over to Adventureland for the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril Experience. You join him on his journey through the jungle among ruined temples. This ride will get your heart pumping and give you an exhilarating experience by the end of it.
Disneyland Paris is set to get even better when it opens its Marvel attractions. In 2020 what is now the Rock n Roller Coaster will become Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel. The new ride will feature characters such as the Avengers and Iron Man. In addition, Disneyland Paris is also getting the Marvel Summer of Super-Heroes. It is going to be a treat for Marvel fans around the world.
Fastpasses at Disneyland Paris
While you can obtain the Fastpass in advance for many of Disney’s parks this is not the case with the Paris location. Instead, an older system is used to give out Fastpasses. When you arrive at the park you must insert your ticket into a machine at the entrance to get your pass.
Within Disneyland Paris’s main park, Fastpasses can only be used for rides and attractions such as Space Mountain, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Big Thunder Mountain, to name a few. At Studios Park you can get a Fastpass for Tower of Terror, Flying Carpets over Agrabah, Ratatouille and the Rock N Roller Coaster.
The Top Restaurants in Disneyland Paris
When it comes time for a good meal, certain restaurants at the park are worth visiting. One of them is the Blue Lagoon Restaurant, where you can dine on seafood while watching the Pirates of the Caribbean ride around you.
Hunter’s Grill is also a restaurant you will want to try during your visit. Located in a log cabin this all you can eat buffet includes fresh meats. If you have older children in your family you may prefer visiting Walt’s restaurant. This is the place to go is American cuisine is what you desire.
Planning It All
Few things can be more exciting than a visit to Disneyland Paris. It has just enough rides and attractions to keep you busy without overwhelming you. The experience you will have at Disneyland Paris is one you won’t have anywhere else.
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