As a family, with friends, or as a couple, Disneyland Paris
is a must-visit, and is just 35 minutes from Paris
. The theme park opened in 1992 in Marne-la-Vallée, and is the most visited attraction of its kind in Europe. Built by The Walt Disney Company, it is Disneyworld and Disneyland USA's little European brother. The entertainment behemoth boasts no fewer than 52 attractions
on a 55-hectare site, a 7-hotel complex, a campsite, a ranch, a golf course and gardens. Smile, and let the Disney magic take over!
Five fabulous worlds await:
Frontierland is Wild West country. Phantom Manor will give you the shivers, before you step aboard the runaway mine train on Big Thunder Mountain
. You arrive in Mexico, where Zorro rides through the night... Pocahontas is not far behind.
Adventureland is your chance for a magic carpet ride through the mysterious Arabian nights. Aladdin lights your way. Robinson Crusoe on his island is scanning the horizon for a boat. But here comes Indiana Jones at the top of a rollercoaster! Is he trying to get away from Captain Hook, who's threatening Peter Pan on his pirate ship? Pirates of the Caribbean is a chance for cabin boys to go in search of Jack Sparrow.
Fantasyland is a favourite with younger ones, who are invited to Sleeping Beauty's castle
. Fly as a family over the lights of London on Peter Pan's Flight. Don't forget which direction is north in Alice's Curious Labyrinth! Dumbo, Snow White, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast are all present and correct.
In Discoveryland, you enter the third dimension. Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story
needs you to help save the universe. Space Mountain
: Mission 2 and Star Tours take you on a journey to the stars. Captain EO pays tribute to Michael Jackson with special effects from his videos.
The eating options are varied, with 70 restaurants and bars at Disneyland Paris
. Stick to Main Street with its Victorian decor.
There’s nothing like the Disney parades
in the company of cartoon heroes – Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and co open the ball! Don't leave without buying your souvenirs from the Disney Village shops
, or enjoying the shows and screenings at Walt Disney Studios (Tower of Terror, Armageddon, etc.) (for "old" adventurers only).