Full Guide to the Disneyland Paris Rides! (Photos, Ride Information, and More!)

Last Updated on November 8, 2022 by admin

We recently visited Disneyland Paris while we were in France, and it was a bucket list trip for us! We are huge Disney fans, and Disneyland Paris was the first Disney park we have ever visited outside of the United States. If you’ve ever wondered if you should visit Disneyland in Europe, we are here to tell you to go for it! There are some rides that are completely unique to Disneyland Paris, and even some of the classics have an updated spin at this newer park! (Spoiler: We especially liked France’s version of the Haunted Mansion and Big Thunder Mountain!) In this post, we are sharing our full review of the rides and attractions at Disneyland Paris!

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Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris consists of two theme parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios), Disney Village, and the on-site Disney hotels.

This post will cover the rides located in both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios. 

Disneyland Park consists of the following lands:

  • Main Street, USA
  • Frontierland
  • Adventureland
  • Fantasyland
  • Discoveryland

Walt Disney Studios consists of the following sections:

  • Front Lot
  • Toon Studio
  • Worlds of Pixar
  • Production Courtyard
  • Marvel Avengers Campus

 

To see our Full Review of Disneyland Paris, click here! This is where we share our best tips for visiting Disneyland Paris!

Our Favorite Disneyland Paris Rides

We spent 5 days at Disneyland Paris, so we were able to see a lot of the rides! In the section below, we will share a little bit about each ride at Disneyland Paris. We’ll include which rides were our favorites, which had the longest lines, and which ones are fully unique to Disneyland Paris. We traveled to Disneyland Paris with a toddler, so we didn’t get to do all the “big kid rides”, but we were able to do a lot of them thanks to Rider Switch! 

Tips for Disneyland Paris in France

Rides at Disneyland Park in Paris

TIP: Be sure to check Disneyland Paris’s website and the App for current ride times and closures. Attractions may be closed for refurbishment, so it’s always a good idea to check in advance of your trip.

Phantom Manor

Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris

The Phantom Manor was one of our favorite Disneyland Paris attractions. The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland and Walt Disney World in the United States has always been one of our favorites, so we were eager to see Disneyland Paris’s “spin” on the attraction.

(There’s also an episode about its creation on the Disney+ show Behind the Attraction. We watched the episode before we left for Paris, and it was really interesting learning about its history and construction.)

The Phantom Manor has some elements that are completely unique to Disneyland Paris is a scene in which you ride through an abandoned frontier town. This helps to place the Phantom Manor within Frontierland at Disneyland Paris. 

We really liked the Phantom Manor because there was more emphasis on the “Bride and Groom” story subplot. The story behind the attraction is that the owner of the manor was very protective of his daughter. Four different men attempted to marry her, yet came to an “untimely end.” You can read the full story here

Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing

On this attraction, you’ll get to board one of two boats (the Mark Twain or the Molly Brown). On most days, just one of the boats will be on operation. Riding this attraction will give you a great view of Frontierland. You’ll see lots of waterfalls and caves, and you’ll also have a unique perspective of Big Thunder Mountain rollercoaster.

Alice’s Curious Labyrinth (Le Labyrinthe d’Alice: L’Attraction)

Alice's Curious Labyrinth at Disneyland Paris (Cheshire Cat)

You might be familiar with the spinning tea cups that you can find at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, but Disneyland Paris has another Alice in Wonderland attraction: Alice’s Curious Labyrinth! This is a ride you can only find in Disneyland Paris. (There is a similar one at the Shanghai park, but it’s themed around the live action movie.)

Alice’s Curious Labyrinth attraction is a hedge maze. It contains two components: Tulgey Wood (where Alice meets many curious creatures) and the Queen of Hearts Maze (which is where Alice arrives at the Queen’s castle). 

The maze contains about 8 “dead-ends”. But, the difficulty of this maze is pretty easy. It’s more like a path through different Alice in Wonderland scenes. (Which we loved!)

The line for this attraction was often short during our visit, so it was a good ride to choose during the middle of the day in Fantasyland. The maze is at your own pace, so you can spend as much time as you want at this attraction. 

We liked walking through the water jets, seeing the Cheshire cat, and seeing all of the different “this way” and “that way” signs. At the end of the maze is the Queen’s Castle, complete with an animatronic Queen that rises up and down within the garden.

When we visited this attraction, we were about halfway through when there was an unexpected rainstorm. I have never seen so much rain in my life! Unfortunately we left all of our jackets by our stroller, so we were completely drenched. We recommend carrying your things through the attraction just in case!

I really liked the theming of this attraction, and I wish there was a maze like this in the United States!

Big Thunder Mountain

Big Thunder Mountain in Disneyland Paris
Big Thunder Mountain as seen from the entrance of Phantom Manor

Big Thunder Mountain is a rollercoaster ride located in Frontierland. The rollercoaster rushes through an abandoned mine in the Wild West. 

The legend of Big Thunder Mountain states that there’s a supernatural force located within the mountain. When miners discovered gold in the mountain, they quickly realized that the caves were haunted. 

At times, the rollercoaster descends into a pitch-black mine shaft. (This is a big difference compared to the Big Thunder Mountain rides in the United States.)

We personally loved all the details of this ride. There was dynamite, a huge cavern, a waterfall, and lots of critters. 

We were able to go on this ride thanks to the Rider Switch program. We had previously been on Big Thunder Mountain railroad at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, and we both agreed that this version in Disneyland Paris was our favorite of the three!

Pirates of the Caribbean and Pirates Beach

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Paris
View of the Pirate Galleon

The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland Paris does not disappoint! The ride has been one of our favorite attractions, and we were excited to see what it was like at Disneyland Paris. Of all the parks we have been to, we thought that the queue for this ride was the best. You’ll wind through courtyards and dark corridors before arriving at a nighttime lagoon. 

You’ll ride through shipwrecks and even see a ship on fire. There are a couple of small drops, and there are also some neat effects. After a recent refurbishment, you’ll also see Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbosa.

This ride has a PhotoPass option, so we recommend sitting in the front seat of the boat if you can. We were in the second row the first time we rode it, and our daughter wasn’t in the photo at all. When we sat up front, we were able to get a great family photo.

Just like Disneyland California has the Blue Bayou restaurant adjacent to the boarding area, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Paris is adjacent to the restaurant Captain Jack’s. If you’re looking for a fun place to eat, be sure to get reservations in advance. We enjoyed the theming and ambiance of this restaurant. The dessert options were our favorite.

One unique aspect of the ride at Disneyland Paris is the fact that there is an entire Pirates’ Beach attraction adjacent to the ride in Adventure Land. Because Pirates of the Caribbean is one of my favorite rides, I really appreciated that there was a whole portion of the park dedicated to the movie. You can walk through Skull Rock, and there are two playgrounds for children to play in.

La Cabane des Robinson

This tree house contains lots of bridges and places to climb. The attraction’s theme is based off the Swiss Family Robinson movie. 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains)

The Snow White ride at Disneyland Paris (Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains) is located in Fantasyland. It’s what’s known in the theme park business as a “dark ride” (an indoor ride in which a vehicle guides you through specific scenes). The ride is nearly identical to Disneyland in California’s 1983 version of the Snow White ride. We liked the ending of this attraction especially, because it included all the dwarfs, the prince, and Snow White, waving guests goodbye. 

Of note, Disneyland in California recently updated their Snow White ride in 2021 with Snow White’s Enchanted Wish. We’re not able to compare the Disneyland Paris attraction to the new California one, because we had only ridden California’s previous version: Snow White’s Scary Adventures. However, we can say that we really enjoyed the Paris version. It was a charming ride and it hit all the major plot points of Snow White.

It’s a Small World

The It’s a Small World ride was under refurbishment when we visited Disneyland Paris, so we weren’t able to ride this attraction. It is scheduled to re-open during the fall of 2022. We are looking forward to seeing the updates on this ride!

Gardens of Wonder: 30th Anniversary Celebration

Gardens of Wonder 30th Anniversary at Disneyland Paris in France

To celebrate Disneyland Paris’s 30th anniversary, 30 sculptures were added to Main Street USA right in front of the castle called the Gardens of Wonder. The whimsical sculptures depict beloved characters in abstract forms. Each sculpture is located within a miniature garden that complements the theme. Many of the sculptures move and contain luminescent colors. It’s fun to see these sculptures during the day and during the night! This attraction is unique to Disneyland Paris, so it was a special treat to see them in-person. 

Sleeping Beauty Castle (Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant)

Disneyland Paris Sleeping Beauty Castle le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant

I’ve visited Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in California as well as Cinderella’s Castle in Florida, and my favorite Disney castle so far has been Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Paris! There are a few things that really make this castle stand out from the others.

This castle has 16 towers, square trees, and small snails adorning the golden towers. I really liked the square-shaped trees, because it looked like the castle came straight from a storybook. 

The castle is painted a prominent pink color so that it stands in contrast to France’s sometimes grey skies. Outside the castle, there are water fountains that jet up into the air periodically. It really adds to the magic!

One of my favorite parts of the castle is La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant. The gallery is located on the second floor of the castle, and it is depicts the full story of Sleeping Beauty with stained glass windows, book pages, and tapestries. The stained glass was created by one of the same artists that worked to restore Notre Dame’s stained glass windows. When we visited the castle, the gallery was never too crowded, so it was a nice quiet “break” to the day.

But perhaps the coolest thing about the Disneyland Paris Sleeping Beauty Castle is the fact that there is La Taniere du Dragon. (Dragon’s lair!) This is the only Disney castle that has a full dragon’s lair beneath it. The entrance to the lair looks a bit non-descript, as it’s a simple doorway on the side of the castle. (If you’re facing the front of the castle, it’s located on the lefthand side.) When you descend into the lair, there’s an animatronic dragon chained to some rocks. If you go to Disneyland Paris, definitely make sure you see the dragon’s lair!

Curious what’s inside the Disneyland Paris castle? See our guide here!

The Lancelot Carousel (Le Carrousel de Lancelot)

Lancelot Carousel at Disneyland Paris

The Lancelot Carousel is located in Fantasyland. The line was typically not very long, and it’s always fun to ride beautifully-decorated horses and carriages.

The outer ring of horses are all completely different. Each has its own unique personality and armor. The position of the inner horses reflect the colors of the rainbow. We recommend trying to get one of the horses on the outer ring. The outer horses are a little larger and you’ll have a more clear view outside the carousel.

Nearby the carousel is Lancelot’s sword-in-the-stone. Young children will especially enjoy trying to pull it out!

Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin (Aladdin’s Enchanted Passage)

The movie Aladdin (1992) is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies, and I’ve always lamented that there’s not many attractions dedicated to this movie at the parks in the United States. Disneyland Paris, however, does have a unique Aladdin attraction: Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin. 

This attraction is a walk-through experience located in Adventureland Bazaar. It’s easy to fit in during a busy day, because there’s not typically a line for it. When you first enter the attraction, you’ll see a giant painting of the Genie. As you walk through, you’ll see 9 windows in which there are different scenes from the movie. Examples include: the magic lamp inside the Cave of Wonders, Aladdin disguised as Prince Ali, and Aladdin and Jasmine riding on the Magic Carpet. Each scene has music, lighting, and moving parts to “bring it to life”. When you exit, you’ll see a painting with Abu and Genie saying, “Ciao, adios, later dudes!”

This attraction definitely felt nostalgic for me. If you’re also an Aladdin fan, also check out the Flying Carpets Over Agrabah in Walt Disney Studios. There’s also a quick homage to Aladdin in Le Pays des Contes de Fées (The Land of Fairy Tales boat ride) in Fantasyland.  

Le Pays de Contes de Fées (The Land of Fairy Tales)

Le Pays de Contes de Fées at Disneyland Paris review

Le Pays de Contes de Fées is very reminiscent of the Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland California. Located in Fantasyland, you’ll hop on a 15-passenger boat and sail through different Disney movie scenes constructed in miniature.

In this ride, you’ll see scenes from the following movies:

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938)
  • Babes in the Woods (1932)
  • Tangled (2010)
  • The Old Mill (1937)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Peter and the Wolf (1946)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • Sword in the Stone (1963)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Many of the scenes were from early-released Disney classics like the Silly Symphonies. It was also cool to see scenes from movies that I grew up watching.

We found the lines to be fairly short for this attraction, and it was a good opportunity to sit down and rest for a little while. Because it’s an outdoor ride, we recommend riding this attraction when the weather is good. (It might not be as enjoyable if it’s raining or if there’s harsh sun.)

Casey Jr.: Le Petit Train du Cirque

If you’re a fan of Dumbo, this ride is themed after the circus train from the movie. As you ride on this rollercoaster, you’ll see many of the miniature Disney scenes from the Storyboat ride. 

Les Voyages a Pinocchio (The Voyages of Pinocchio)

Les Voyages a Pinocchio is also located in Fantasyland. This dark ride will take you through the story of Pinocchio. You’ll board a wooden car and ride through various scenes that highlight the story. 

The story of Pinocchio can be a little dark at times. (Both in terms of plot and actually lighting!) Younger children might find some of the scenes a little scary. Our 3-year-old liked the ride, but it’s definitely something to consider if you have young children.

The ride begins with seeing Pinocchio dancing with two other puppets. You’ll then see a scene where Stromboli has caged Pinocchio. After that, you’ll see a scene from Pleasure Island where there are children playing at a creepy carnival. Then, you’ll see Pinocchio’s friend Lampwick turn into a donkey. The ride ends with the Wishing Star and one of my favorite Disney songs, “When You Wish Upon a Star.” 

After riding the attraction, you can have a meal at Au Chalet de la Marionette, which is a counter service restaurant adjacent to the ride.

Peter Pan’s Flight

One of Disneyland’s most famous attractions, regardless of which country you visit, is Peter Pan’s Flight. This dark ride is a classic for a reason. You’ll board a boat and fly through the skies of London. My favorite scene is when you see Big Ben and the twinkling lights of London below you.

At Disneyland Paris, Peter Pan’s Flight has some of the longest wait times. The ride is 3 minutes long, which helps to explain the longer wait times. At the Paris park, the boats are a bit larger to accommodate more people.

In order to minimize your wait time in the queue, we recommend that you arrive early to this attraction, preferably right when the park opens. (Or, if you’re able to visit the park during Extra Magic Hours, ride this ride then.) It’s also possible to skip the line when you purchase Premier Access. We purchased the Premier Access option and found it to be “worth it” to skip the long-line during midday. 

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril

Indiana Jones is one of my favorite franchises (and my favorite ride at Disneyland California), so I was super excited to check out Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril at Disneyland Paris. 

This rollercoaster ride will take you through an abandoned temple. There’s even an inversion in the rollercoaster, where you’ll be briefly propelled upside down. The ride rattles quite a bit, and I personally left the ride with a bit of a headache. Unlike the Indiana Jones ride in California, there are no signs of Indiana Jones or animatronics. 

When we visited Disneyland Paris, this ride almost always had less than a 10-minute wait. (Most of the time it had a 5-minute wait!)

Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups

Mad Hatter's Teacups at Disneyland Paris review

If you’re not prone to motion sickness, definitely check out the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups. (My daughter must have ridden this ride at least 4 times!) However, even if you are prone to motion sickness, you can control how much your teacup spins. Each cup has a wheel in the center, and if you push it, it will spin the cup even faster. If you don’t touch it at all, your teacup won’t spin as much.

Although this attraction is similar to the teacups in Disneyland California and Walt Disney World, what makes this version unique is its glass roof. I thought it was very whimsical! The ride is also surrounded by gardens, so I thought it was a very beautiful part of the park.

We found that this ride typically didn’t have a long line during our visit. (I think the longest we waited was 20 minutes, and as low as 5 minutes.)

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Dumbo at Disneyland Paris

Young children will especially love Dumbo the Flying Elephant. This outdoor ride will allow you to ride a replica Dumbo elephant as you spin in circles. The best part about this ride is that you can personally control when you go up and down via a lever. This ride is definitely a big hit with younger children. (It’s so popular at Walt Disney World in Florida, that they have two Dumbo rides in the Magic Kingdom!)

Princess Pavilion

The Princess Pavilion at Disneyland Paris is an indoor attraction in which you get to meet one Disney princess and take photos. During our trip, this attraction had by far the longest lines of any other attraction at Disneyland Park. We started standing in line 45 minutes before it officially opened, thinking that we would be able to go inside shortly after it opened. However, after waiting in line for 45 minutes, just when we got to the entrance, an attendant told us that it was another 2 hours from that point. The attendant also told us that there was just one princess inside. We decided it wasn’t “worth it” to wait in line for that long with a preschooler. However, we did see multiple princesses enter and exit while we were waiting outside. So, we kind of feel like we got to see a princess. Our advice is to get in line very early for this attraction.

Meet Mickey Mouse

Meeting Mickey Mouse is a must for any Disney trip! You can meet Mickey Mouse at an attraction in Fantasyland. We ended up meeting Mickey Mouse while we were staying at the Sequoia Lodge, so we didn’t see this attraction during our visit. Hopefully next time!

Orbitron

Orbitron at Disneyland Paris in Discoveryland

When you head to Discoveryland, be sure to check out Orbitron. This rocket ride has been adapted to reflect the work of Leonardo da Vinci’s depictions of the solar system. A cool thing about Discoveryland is that it pays homage to European thinkers, philosophers, and scientists! 

When we visited Disneyland Paris in August, we found that the Orbitron long was never too long. We did this ride after the Autopia ride. 

Autopia

Disneyland Paris also has an Autopia ride in Discoveryland. You’ll ride a gas-powered car that is kept in-line by a track. You steer the car yourself, and you accelerate the vehicle by using a pedal. Because this is an outdoor attraction, it’s best to do this ride when it’s not raining. (It started raining while we were on this ride, and it wasn’t the best experience. However, it did make the line a lot shorter!) Our daughter really enjoyed steering the vehicle, while I pressed the pedal.

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain in Disneyland Paris review
You can see Hyperspace Mountain in the background here

One ride we wanted to make sure to prioritize during our trip to Disneyland Paris was Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain. The attraction was refurbished in 2017 with a new theme: Star Wars. The ride is similar to Space Mountain at Disneyland California, except it is Star Wars themed and goes upside down several times. The track is predominantly inside (where it is quite dark!), but the rollercoaster does make appearances outside. It is the largest of the “Space Mountain” attractions at any of the Disney parks. 

We purchased one Premier Access pass to be able to skip the line. (While I rode the rollercoaster, my husband and daughter rode Buzz Lightyear!) When I disembarked from the Hyperspace Mountain, I asked for a Rider Switch card. I then went on a ride with my daughter, while my husband got to skip the line and ride the roller coaster. We both thought it was one of our favorite Disney rides ever!

Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast

In this dark ride, you’ll enter a “space ship” car equipped with “laser blasters.” As you go through the different scenes, you’ll use lasers to try to hit targets. Each target has a different point value, so it can be quite a competitive game. 

While you wait in line for this ride, there’s an animatronic life-size Buzz Lightyear that explains your mission. Buzz is asking for your help to defeat Zurg! 

This ride was very similar to the versions in the United States. It’s always a favorite!

Disneyland Railroad

Riding the Disneyland Railroad is a great way to rest for a few minutes while you get to explore the park. We recommend riding the train on your first day. That way, you’ll get a good “lay of the land” to help inform your day’s itinerary. (It also helps to have a general sense of direction of where everything is located.)

The Disneyland Railroad departs from its primary station on Main Street, and there’s also a station in Frontierland. You have to disembark when the train returns to Main Street.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

In this 4D attraction, you’ll see Donald Duck go on an adventure paired with lots of Disney classic songs.

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

This ride begins by entering a Starspeeder 1000. During this 3D ride, you’ll really feel like you’re on a mission in the galaxies of Star Wars. What’s really cool about this ride is that there are over 60 different mission combinations. Every time you ride this attraction, it will likely be a little bit different!

Liberty and Discovery Arcade

Although technically not a ride, I wanted to include a brief description of Liberty and Discovery Arcades. On either side of Main Street U.S.A., there is a covered arcade. We found the arcades to be almost empty when we visited. We used them to quickly walk up and down the park if we wanted to avoid the more congested Main Street area. The arcades are also covered, which makes for a good pathway if it’s raining. The arcades are filled with historical momentos and photographs. We preferred to use the bathrooms in the arcade because they were almost always empty.


Rides at Walt Disney Studios

Ratatouille: The Adventure

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and Bistro Chez Remy in Disneyland Paris

We were the most excited to ride the Ratatouille ride at Walt Disney Studios. Although a version of the ride recently opened at Walt Disney World in Florida, we hadn’t had the chance to ride it yet. This ride ended up being one of our favorites of the entire trip!

The ride begins when you board a rat-shaped car. Using 4D technology and a trackless system, you’ll feel like you are the size of a rat as you help Remy cook a delicious meal without being caught by the kitchen staff. 

We wrote a full article about the Ratatouille ride as well as the corresponding restaurant Bistrot Chez Remy here. Be sure to check it out! 

RC Racer

Themed off of Toy Story, you’ll board a toy car and be catapulted up and down a half-pipe coaster. This ride will have you soaring high into the air!

Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin

Also themed off of Toy Story, you’ll hop on a cart in the slinky dog and ride around in laps.

Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop

Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop at Disneyland Paris

Another Toy Story themed ride in this area of the park is the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop. We waited about 40 minutes to ride this attraction. As you wait in the line, there are some photo opportunities with toy soldier statues. When you ride this ride, you’ll enter a “parachute” that will take you up and down 82′! We thought the view from the top was really outstanding. We could see most of the park! This one can be a bit scary for small children or for those with a fear of heights.

Crush’s Coaster

Based off of the movie Finding Nemo, you’ll board a turtle shell and then embark on one wild rollercoaster! Depending on where you sit in the turtle shell, you might even ride this rollercoaster backwards. (That’s what happened to me!) We used Rider Switch so we could both ride this attraction without taking up too much time out of our day. This attraction is completely unique to Disneyland Paris.

Cars Quatre Roues Rallye (Cars Race Rally)

Based on the movie Cars, you’ll board your own car and spin in lots of circles. Each car is placed on a wider platform that spins, and then you can also spin your own car as well. I didn’t ride this attraction because I’m prone to motion sickness, but my husband and daughter loved it! They rode it at least two times.

Cars ROAD TRIP

Cars Road Trip at Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris

On this ride, you’ll board a tram that circles around a track. The intention of the ride is to feel like you are going on a Cars-themed road trip. The tram stops at three different scenes:

  1. Lighning McQueen, Luigi, and Guido are posing in front of the World’ Largest Lugnut
  2. You’ll see a car wash and a flash flood
  3. Mater’s artistic junkyard creations

During our visit to Disneyland Paris, the wait time for this ride was typically 5 minutes. It’s an easy ride to get on, and then you can relax for a bit as you enjoy the road trip.

Flying Carpets Over Agrabah (Les Tapis Volants)

Similar to the Dumbo ride, when you ride Flying Carpets Over Agrabah, you’ll spin in circles as you direct your magic carpet to go up or down. 

Animation Academy

If you get a chance to go to the Animation Academy, you’ll receive a live demonstration on how to draw a Disney character. You’ll be given the materials to follow along as an instructor works to show you how to draw the character. When you’re finished, you get to keep your drawing. It makes for a fun souvenir! 

Spider Man WEB Adventure

We really enjoyed the Spider Man WEB Adventure at the new Marvel Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris. As you wait in line, you’ll see lots of Marvel memorabilia to keep you interested. When it’s almost your turn, you’ll see a pre-show that includes some animatronic elements. Finally, you’ll board a vehicle and put on your 3D glasses. Throughout the ride, you’ll move your arms up and down as you attempt to sling webs at spider-bots. It was a lot of fun!

The line was a bit long for this attraction, and there wasn’t a Premier Access option. However, we felt that it was well worth the wait! Our daughter continues to play “web slinging” even months after riding this attraction!

Avenger’s Assemble: Flight Force

This thrill ride was also recently released as part of the newly-built Marvel Avengers Campus. The ride contains an animatronic Iron Man as part of the pre-show. The rollercoaster was refurbished from the previous Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Avec Aerosmith ride.

After the ride, check out the PYM Kitchen! The restaurant is located on the Marvel Avengers Campus, and the chefs use “Ant-Man and the Wasp’s PYM Particle Technology” to change the size of foods and ingredients. For example, we had an enormously-sized cheeseburger and teeny-tiny french fries. We even had blue wine with no artificial coloring, which was served in a beaker. 

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disneyland Paris

This version of the Tower of Terror is nearly identical to the previous version in California. However, each of the 3 shafts has a different theme: The Malevolent Machine, The Shaft Creatures, and the 5th Dimension. When you ride this ride, you’ll drop down a shaft. This ride isn’t for guests that have a fear of heights!


Disneyland Paris Queue Times

Before your arrival to the parks, be sure to download the mobile app to your phone. You’ll be able to see the queue times at the very moment, which will help you to strategize how to plan your day more efficiently. As an example, you might plan on going to Hyperspace Mountain first. But, when you check the app, you might see that it has a long wait time, while another attraction you want to see might have a far quicker time. In that case, it makes sense to go with the shorter queue while there isn’t much of a line. 

We also recommend that several days before your trip, you start to look at the app to get a sense of the wait times. You might notice trends for certain attractions, and that can help you plan your own itinerary for the parks.

When we visited Disneyland Paris in August, it was during part of their peak summer season. (We also visited during their 30th Anniversary Celebration!) However, in our experience, the wait times were far shorter than when we have visited Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. Most of the wait times for us were less than 40 minutes. (Many were 20 minutes or less!) For the attractions with the longer lines, we chose to purchase the Premier Access so we could maximize our day.


Where to Stay at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris has 7 primary hotels on property:

We wrote an in-depth post about the best hotels near Disneyland Paris here. If you’re looking for accommodations, we recommend that you check out that post!

We stayed at the Disney Sequoia Lodge and thought it was a nice place to stay, and it was easy to walk to the parks each morning.

Other Hotel Options

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There are also options to stay off-property which are a bit more affordable. If you stay off property, make sure to book your park tickets and make reservations. Here’s a few hotels off-property to consider:

 

 


What to Bring to Walt Disney Studios Park

We recommend that you bring the following things while you’re at Disneyland Paris:

  • Backpack: Use a backpack to store your water, snacks, and extra clothing layers.
  • Cell phone charger: Pack a fully-charged cell-phone battery pack.
  • Water bottle: Bring your own water bottle and fill it up throughout the day.
  • Ponchos: Make sure you’re prepared if rain comes your way.
  • Sunscreen: We couldn’t find sunscreen within the parks, so make sure to bring your own.
  • Hand sanitizer: Thousands of people touch the rides every day, so it’s a good idea to sanitize your hands often.
  • Disney clothes: Many people dress up in Disney-themed clothes while at the parks. Be sure to pack a few things to wear, and save room to for souvenirs as well! 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Disneyland Paris

What rides can pregnant women ride at Disneyland Paris?

Pregnant women can have a lot of fun at Disneyland Paris, but they cannot ride all the attractions. The attractions that pregnant women are permitted to ride include the following: 

  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
  • Dumbo Flying Elephants
  • Princess Pavilion 
  • Le Pays Des Contes de Fees
  • Alice’s Curious Labyrinth 
  • Lancelot Carousel
  • Orbitron
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Buzz Light Year Laser Blast
  • Orbitron
  • Thunder Mesa River Boat Landing
  • Le Passage Enchante d’Aladdin
  • La Cabane des Robinson
  • It’s a Small World
  • Cars ROAD TRIP
  • Animation Academy

Which Disneyland Paris rides have height requirements?

The following attractions at Disneyland Paris have height requirements:

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Autopia
  • RC Racer
  • Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
  • Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop
  • Crush’s Coaster
  • Avenger’s Assemble: Flight Force
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril

Is Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris scary?

This ride is not intended to be a particularly “scary ride”, but it is a fast-moving rollercoaster. Portions of the rollercoaster go through a mine which is completely pitch-black, so younger riders might find it scary. 


Summary

Getting to visit Disneyland Paris was a dream come true! We were so happy that we got to visit our first international (for us) Disney park. Some of our favorite attractions included: Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Big Thunder Mountain, Phantom Manor, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, Ratatouille’s Adventure, Crush’s Coaster, and Spiderman WEB Adventure. Our daughter’s favorite rides were Dumbo and the Teacups!

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