One of Europe’s most popular attractions - Disneyland Paris is an unforgettable experience for anyone visiting the French capital. Embracing the American concept, Disneyland Paris first opened in 1992 and was the second Disney theme park to launch outside of the US. Europeans welcomed the Disney culture and the attraction receives millions of visitors each year from Europe and all over the world.
Disneyland Paris is a fantastic fairytale retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. With the park offering so much to see and do, many visitors travel on a dedicated Disneyland Paris holiday, whereas others choose to visit on a day trip from Paris, due to the park’s convenient location and transport links.
Children and adults alike will have their dreams come true when they step into the Magical Kingdom, with 5 fun-filled themed lands to explore – all offering something special. Replicating the home of Disneyland’s creator – Walt Disney - the first land you walk into is Main Street USA, where you will be presented with Victorian shops from the 1900’s and horse-drawn carriages. It is also the main location of the much-loved Disney Parade, with all of your favourite Disney characters on display. During the French summer months, in addition to the parade you can enjoy the summer time firework display as a grand finale to your day out at Disney.
Other lands within the Disneyland Park include Fantasyland, where you can admire the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle, Frontierland, which will have you believing you have gone back in time to the Wild West of America, Adventureland and Discoveryland, for buccaneering and intergalactic entertainment. Located just next door the Disneyland Park is Walt Disney Studios, which showcases the creativity behind Disney’s animations and effects.
Disney Village provides plenty of evening entertainment with an abundance of restaurants, bars, cinemas, nightclubs and live music performances. A trip to the village after a day spent in the park is a great way to complete your Disney experience.
Staying in a Disney Hotel within the grounds of the park can be pricey. Many families or groups may consider a Paris apartment rental for their stay and enjoy the space, flexibility and self-catering facilities on offer. Disneyland Paris is located just 20 miles from the centre of Paris and is easy to travel to via public transport. From the city centre, take the RER A commuter train from the Chatelet-les-Halles or Nation stations. This will transport you to Disneyland’s main entrance.
Park opening hours vary depending on the time of season you visit. During the summer months the Disneyland Park is open 10am – 7pm and Walt Disney Studios is open 10am – 6pm. Visit http://www.disneylandparis.co.uk/ for alternative season opening times. There is a range of ticketing options available from €51 for a 1 day child pass and €57 for an adult pass. Pre-booking is advisable as you can save up to 15% on your ticket.