General information about Disneyland Paris
Every year thousands of families come to Paris with the intention of visiting the most famous park in the region, especially because it is one of the most coveted things to do with children. Disneyland Paris is an amusement park and tourist complex full of opportunities to have fun and spend an unforgettable vacation, either with children or because you like the world of Disney. The complex is divided into two amusement parks: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios. These two parks are located next to each other and close to the park’s own hotel facilities.
Between the two parks is the Disney Village. This Disney facility is completely free, except on specific days of events or designated dates. In the Disney Village you will find restaurants, entertainment and gift shops where you can have a good time.
If you plan to visit Disneyland Paris on your trip, in this section of the guide we will give you information about the parks, how to get there and the prices. Remember that in the section Where to stay at Disneyland? You will find information related to lodging with a list of recommended hotels and ordered by price.
How to get to disneyland Paris?
There are different ways to get to Disneyland Paris depending on whether you go by private, public transport or go directly from the airport. In this article you will find information on how to get to Disneyland Paris from the airport and from the center of Paris with public transport.
From the center of Paris with public transport you must get on the RER line A to the Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy stop, this journey will take approximately 35 minutes. The RER stop is located in front of the Disney facilities. Remember that Disneyland Paris is outside the city center fare zone, so you will need to purchase a ticket that includes fare zone 5. In the article on how to get around you will find information about rates and zones.
If you prefer a more comfortable option, there is the Paris Express option ; an option that includes tickets to the parks with transportation to and from central Paris. For more information about the Disneyland Paris Express you can visit this page.
To get from the airport to Disneyland Paris there are three options: transfer by bus, RER trains and renting a car.
The bus transfer is known as Magical Shuttle and they are intended for travelers who stay inside the hotels of the park. They are also recommended for people starting or ending their Disney vacation. To find these buses at the airport you must follow the VEA / Magic Shuttle bus signs. Shuttle buses are available at Orly airport and Charles de Gaulle airport.
The train transfer from the airports is complicated, due to the transfers, depending on the airport where you land. We recommend that you use the Magical Shuttle if you land at Orly, due to the complication of transfers, and at Charles de Gaulle you can opt for the TGV train.
Renting a car is the best option if you choose to stay in apartments or hotels outside of Disney facilities. We recommend that you have transportation, since accommodations in nearby towns may not have direct transportation from the airport to the accommodation. Another option is to buy a private shuttle from the airport to your hotel.
What to visit in disneyland park?
The Disneyland park has all the magic of Disney, of the movies that have marked a before and after in our childhood. In this park you will find the magic of the most famous tales to the adventures of the distant and unexplored lands of the magical world of Disney. This park is divided into four sections linked by the main street “Main Street”. This street reproduces the atmosphere of a town in the American Midwest at the beginning of the 20th century. The sections off of Main Street are Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Discoveryland.
This part of the Disneyland park is inspired by the myth of the conquest of the American West. In this section the decoration resembles the towns of western movies, with its saloon, cabaret and gold mines. One of its main attractions is the Big Thunder Mountain, a roller coaster that makes you feel like a real gold digger.
Focused on the world of discovery and invention, Discoveryland brings visitors to the far reaches of the universe. In this area you will find an attraction dedicated to the famous Buzz Lightyear and the famous Space Mountain attraction.
As its name suggests, this part of the park is set on adventures. You will find the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, a corsair adventure that inspired the movie “The Black Pearl”. Also in this area of the park is the Indiana Jones roller coaster attraction.
The Fantasyland park area is dedicated to the land of fables and here you will find the famous Sleeping Beauty Castle. One of the famous attractions in this area is the flight of Peter Pan. You can also ride Casey Jr, the circus train from the Dumbo movie.
Visit Walt Disney Studios Park
The Walt Disney Studios park is dedicated to the creator of Disney and is divided into four production areas: Backlot, Toon Studio, Production Courtyard and Front Lot. The park, created in 2002, focuses on the world of cinema, animation and television. Close to the park are the Disney hotels, the Disney Village and a golf course.
This area of Walt Disney Studios is dedicated to special effects, soundtrack recording and stunt doubles. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster attraction is a fast-moving roller coaster, accompanied by the music of the legendary Aerosmith band. In this area is also the attraction of Armageddon with the special effects of the film.
If you’re curious about how cartoons are made, The Art of Disney Animation interactive attraction explains the history of animation and reveals the secrets of the trade. You’ll also find the Aladin attraction, where you ride a carpet around the magic lamp, and the Cars Race Rally attraction, which offers a tour of Route 66.
This area of the park reproduces the atmosphere of a movie set, from the making of movies to being able to see the sets of famous movies. The Front Lot features businesses and a restaurant, as well as décor from the golden age of American cinema.
The Production Courtyard is focused on the film production process, from the world of film and television. Among the attractions in the area, it stands out: the Studio Tram Tour where a complete tour of the studios is made, the Tower of Terror a 13-story free fall elevator, and an interactive show to talk to Stitch.
Prices and rates Disneyland Paris
The prices and rates of the Disneyland Paris park vary according to the parks you want to visit and according to the days you want to invest in it. Also the rates can be modified if you want to add airport transfers.
Depending on the time of year or the theme (whether it’s Halloween, Christmas or high season) prices usually vary, so it is recommended to visit the park’s website to see the rates for the days you want to travel.
One of our tips is to book online to save yourself queues and long waits at the entrance, with online tickets you will go directly to the entrance queues. You can also visit the link to compare prices of routes and transfers to see which option best suits your tastes.
Stay Near Disneyland Paris
One of the ways to save money when visiting Disneyland Paris is to stay in accommodation in nearby towns, avoiding staying inside the park facilities. As we know, staying inside the hotels of an amusement park is always much more expensive than staying nearby, so if you want to save a few euros it can be a good option.
We recommend that you check with the accommodation before booking, as some of them have free shuttles to the park or have a public bus that runs through Disney. The only thing you have to take into account is how to get from the airport to the accommodation in the vicinity of the park, for this, it is advisable to know if your hotel has a shuttle or you must hire one on your own.
So, if you are a person who prefers to stay outside the park, in the article on where to stay around Disney we give you a series of ideas to stay near Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Paris: 1-Day Ticket
Enjoy a magical day at Disneyland® Paris with the standard FASTPASS® service to select attractions. Choose between visiting Walt Disney Studios® Park, Disneyland® Park or both if you select the option. *Target price
Disneyland Paris: 1-Day Flexible Ticket
Enjoy the magic of Disneyland® Paris or visit 2 parks in 1 day with the combo ticket that includes Walt Disney Studios® Park and Disneyland®. Use the FASTPASS® included in any ticket to have timed entry to some attractions. *Target price
Disneyland Paris: Express Ticket & Shuttle
Climb aboard the express bus to Disneyland Paris for a magical day out with the whole family. Enjoy this unique experience with transportation from the center of Paris and tickets to the Disneyland parks or Walt Disney Studios. *Target price