Disneyland Paris

Things to do in Île-de-France, France - Disneyland Paris - YourDaysOut

Disneyland Paris, originally Euro Disney Resort, is an entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new townlocated 32 km (20 mi) east of the centre of Paris, and is the most visited theme park in all of France and Europe. It is owned and operated by Euro Disney S.C.A., a publicly traded company in which The Walt Disney Company owns a minority stake. The resort covers 4,800 acres (19 km2) and encompasses two theme parks, several resort hotels, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course, in addition to several additional recreational and entertainment venues. Disneyland Park is the original theme park of the complex, opening with the resort on 12 April 1992. A second theme park, Walt Disney Studios Park opened in 2002. The resort is the second Disney park to open outside the United States, following the opening of the Tokyo Disney Resort in 1983 Disneyland has the usual themed areas (Discovery Land, Fontier Land, Adventure Land ) with famous attractions like...

Chemin de la Rivière Champs-sur-Marne Seine-et-Marne Île-de-France France 77420
10am-11pm (Summertime)
Adult - EUR 84.00 Child - EUR 77.00
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gergirl 4 / 5
From ireland, dublin
2 years ago

We visited Disneyland Paris at the end of our holiday in France - the first thing you have to note is the price (we bought our tickets at the campsite)- its very very expensive €322 for 2 adults and 2 kids for a 1 day park hopper ticket - thats €80.50 per person!! . However, unlike other theme parks, this price includes a Fast Pass which allows you to skip queues (more on that later). For context, our kids are 8 & 7 and not particularly tall - 120cm was the maximum height allowed for us i.e. we could not go on every ride. Parking is €15 and there is a fairly hefty walk down to the parks (they have moving walkways, but these were not working the day we went) First up -Disney Studios-this is the second park and I think is aimed at older kids. The first ride we went on was Holywood House of Terrors - the queue was long - a good 45 mins, but the ride is cool and nicely scary. Obviously its in French, so the kids and us non French speakers don't understand the voiceover, but the ride is cool. We then went to see a Cars show which lasted 45 mins - it has lots of stunt drivers and motor cycle riders ostensibly making a movie - it was good fun and well choreographed. At this stage we had a fast pass booked for the Aerosmith Rockin Rollercoaster, so in we went and skipped an enormous queue - brilliant! The ride is excellent - its a double loop the loop, in the dark with Aerosmith up loud. Then we headed over to try to get a Fast Pass for Ratatouille - but they weren't giving them out anymore - at noon! We tried 3 other rides in that area of the park, and were cheerfully told "no, sorry"; so, we cut our losses, we could see there were shorter queues in Disneyland on the app, and we headed over to park number 2 Disneyland. The walk into this park is pretty cool as you walk down main st USA with an enormous Cinderella castle at the end. We headed to the Star Tours ride first as the queue was allegedly short (waited 35 mins on a ride with an advertised wait time of 10 mins). This ride is in a simulator and is pretty good - in fact I thought the waiting area was excellent; however, the arcade style game area (with everything costing yet more money) you come out into afterwards is just wrong. Buzz lightyear was next - its a shooting game that broke down 5 times while we were on it - but good game nonetheless. We then tried to go on Peter Pans magic carpets - no Fast Pass, massive queue, and went on Fairytale boats - again totally incorrect wait time put up on board. We headed over to Thunder Mountain - and again no fast passes were left and a 45 min wait time was on the board. At this stage we were all pretty fed up - but the girl at the start of the queue said it wouldn't be that long, so we took our chances - it was under 45 mins alright (just) - but this ride was FANTASTIC!!! totally recommend it , its a good long rickety roller coaster - way better than thunder mountain in Orland. We then went over to see a Frozen show but were't allowed in as we arrived just at the start time (no information provided about this - in fact you are advised to be 20 mins early). So we get the train around the park for a bit of a sit down and a think... So, get this, its now 5pm, we have been in the park for 7 hours and have been on 8 rides, so the adults in the group are seriously thinking this is a waste of time and money - but we soldiered on. I should also mention its really windy and lashing rain on and off&; So we head back to the Studios and go to Armageddon - not for me (you are in a spaceship with meteors crashing into you). Then we decide to have another go at the Rockin Rollercoaster - and get 2 goes straight on the ride, no queues whatsoever!!! Now the day is back on track. We decide to give ratatouille one more go - and the queue is still extraordinary, so we wait about an hour. the ride is super - you are shrunk down to the size of a rat and go on a great adventure in the kitchen - it ends up in the dining room of a restaurant which is pretty cool - recommended. We load up with nutella pancakes to combat the cold and head back over to Disneyland (its now 9pm). Thunder Mountain was the kids request for a repeat ride so off we went. The queue was virtually non-existent because of the rain (thumbs up). In the dark, the ride is even better, we got absolutely soaked because of the rain, and so only did the ride twice. Now we were truly wet and decided to miss the fireworks - this was with a heavy heart, but it was absolutely miserable, and the only people who appeared to be staying were inside restaurants having a lovely hot dinner!!! All in all, the verdict. its v. expensive €322 for tickets, €150 for food - lunch in Planet Hollywood (grand); coffee in Starbucks; pancakes off a stall- , €15 quid parking and the kids got about €100 quids worth of Disneyland Paris soft toys etc. The park needs to remember its Disney magic they are selling, so broken down rides/equipment etc need to be sorted out, and getting guest to exit through the furthest gate in lashing rain is totally unfriendly. The Fast Pass tickets run out so quickly, it seems quite unfair. The weather wasn't great the day we were there, so I think Disney really need to think about how to have some of that lovely magic in bad weather. We ended up having a great day as the weather was so inclement, most people left the parks but we along with others soldiered on. Would I recommend it, yes but, its better to go when its not as busy and try to get tickets that are on offer rather than paying full price like us.

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