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Disneyland® Paris Visitors Guide & Tips

Disneyland Paris is a world in which your dreams really do come true and the magic of Disney comes alive. Experience the joy and excitement of this enchanting land.

Disneyland Paris is bursting at the seams with things to see and do and you can rest assured that all of your favourite Disney characters are on hand to guide you around and help you to have an unforgettable experience. Read through our guide and pick up pointers and tips to make your time even more magical. The fun really does begin at Disneyland Paris!

Getting there

Travelling to Disneyland Paris couldn’t be easier. Go by Eurostar and you are transported in approximately 2½ hrs from London St Pancreas to Marne La Vallee/chessy station which sits right in front of the main entrance to the park. Marne La Vallee/chessy is also located within the immediate vicinity of most of the Disneyland Paris hotels. Highly recommended is the Disney Express Service which is redeemable at the Disney express counter and includes convenient pre hotel check-ins, kids packs, luggage transfers and park tickets. Alternatively, start your holiday in true swashbuckling style and sail right into the fun with ferry and transfer packages.

Where to stay

Disneyland Paris Visitors guide & TipsThere are 7 Disneyland Paris hotels offering convenient and enchanting accommodation in which to base your whole adventure. The hotels are styled and include New York, Victorian and Nautical themed accommodation each with their own unique atmosphere. Your room is available for check-in from 3pm on the day of your arrival with check out being at 11am on the day of departure. Located in and around the park are various associated and selected hotels which are all within short distance of the famous Disneyland main gates.

Iglu Tips:

  • Take advantage of the available Left Luggage Service in hotels if you wish to spend one last day enjoying the Disney magic.
  • Look out for your Hotel Easy Pass which gives you easy access to facilities. The Hotel Pass also allows you to charge purchases directly to your Disney Hotel invoice.
  • View our Free day & night offers available on selected dates.

Rides & Attractions

Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park are each divided into 4 themed areas, each with its own unique theme and experience. Frontierland, Discoveryland, Fantasyland and Adventureland are all located in Disneyland® Park. Whilst the Front Lot, Production Courtyard, Backlot and Toon Studio come together to form Walt Disney Studios® Park. Highlights include Frontierland's Big Thunder Mountain, the amazing Space Mountain: Mission 2 and The Temple of Peril, inspired by the adventures of Indiana Jones all locted in Disneyland® Park. Whilst over in Walt Disney Studios® Park, guests are invited to have a tummy-turning time jamming along with the Rock and Roller coaster starring Aerosmith ride.

For a slower, gentler pace the Art of Disney Animation attraction uncovers all of the magic that brings the famous Disney characters to life. Whilst the Flying Carpets over Agrabah ride lets smaller children board magical carpets allowing you to stand back and watch their little imaginations fly. Recent additions to the ride line up include Cars Race Rally inspired by Disney/Pixar’s animation cars and Finding Nemo’s Crushes’ Coaster, which sees visitors hurtled around on Crushes back as he explorers the ocean deep!

Disneyland Paris also provides other leisure activities to help you enjoy your stay. Golf Disneyland® is an opportunity to take part in a round of Golf or two, whilst Disney® Village offers plenty of opportunity to shop till you drop! As well as all these attractions, the Disney favourites are present such as, meet & greets with your favourite Disney characters, fantastic shows, the vibrant main street parade, and much......much more

Iglu Tips:

  • There are 3 catergories to grade the suitability of Disneyland® Paris attractions - Family Adventurers, Fun for Little Ones and Big Thrills!
  • Highly recommended is the use of the FASTPASS®, a free, easy-to-use service that shortens your wait in the most popular attractions.
  • The Main Street Parade is a must. Experience all of the Disney charm in a street festival filled with colour and fun.

Hungry? Thirsty?

Disneyland Paris HolidaysWhether you want to grab a quick bite to eat or have a relaxing meal, Disneyland Paris offers a variety of dinning styles and choices. No matter where you are in the resort there is always a restaurant close by to satisfy your needs. There are various half board options available which give guests staying in Disneyland Paris hotels a simple and affordable way to enjoy the variety of restaurants. Billy Bobs Country Western Saloon, The Sports Bar and Hurricanes Discotheque offer exciting entertainment suitable for children accompanied by adults.

To add that extra bit of magic to your dining, why not arrange a meal with the Disney characters. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, what better why to feast than with one of your favourite Disney characters by your side? Kids of all ages will love this!

Iglu Tips:

  • Be sure to book meals with characters well in advance.
  • Meal times as well as character availability are confirmed on arrival.
  • Arrangements are available for those with special dietary needs, enquire at reception for more details. There is a handy leaflet explaining in more detail on the Disneyland paris web site.
  • Give the best present ever to your young one and arrange a birthday cake at teatime where Disney characters present a surprise gift for the birthday boy or girl.

Visiting with little ones

Disneyland Paris HolidaysThe happiness and excitement on children's faces is plain to see, and at Disneyland Paris the staff aim to keep it that way. There are various services and facilities just for little ones throughout the park, which help to make your visit stress free. Most Disneyland Paris Hotels have indoor and outdoor play areas and all have children's corners which host fun activities on certain days to keep the little ones amused. Cots and bottle warmers can be obtained, free of charge and nappies are also on sale at certain shops around the park. Other additional facilities include:

  • Pushchair hire
  • Baby care centres
  • Changing tables
  • TV's with Disney Channel's and story telling on the radio are available in your accommodation.
  • Children Menus and high chairs.
Iglu Tips:
  • Children's menus are available in all Disneyland Paris restaurants.
  • Try to plan in advance the shows, attractions and rides you want to see during your visit.
  • With so much to see & do, don't forget to plan regular rest stops in your schedule.
  • Don't forget children under 3 stay + play free when staying in the same room as an adult.
  • Cots and bottle warmers are available at a limited number so make sure to specify your needs when booking.

Disabled Visitors

Every effort is made at Disneyland Paris to provide accessible services and facilities for disabled guests, ensuring a magical, happy time is had by all. Facilities are available for those with reduced mobility, visual or hearing impairment and mental disabilities. Disneyland Paris has disability in mind and enables access to all rides, attractions, shops and accommodation.

Handy Tips

  • Craving entertainment for two? Disneyland Paris Hotels offer a baby sitting service in the Disney Restaurants.
  • You can enjoy luxurious spa treatment in the Disneyland Hotel however other hotels offer massage on request.
  • Find out what's on at the resort that will coinside with your stay!
  • Keep an eye out for events throughout the year, such as Christmas and New year, Bonfire night, Easter and Halloween!
  • Look for the list of symbols indicating restrictions or limitations beside each attraction.
  • Be part of the fun with Disney's Pin Trading scheme; the fun way to exchange pin badges with characters, staff and other visitors.
  • Arrive early for the afternoon parades and take up the best vantage point for taking photos.

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