Getting to Disneyland Paris by Train
The best way to get to Disneyland Paris is by train. Being outside the city, you won’t be able to hop on a Metro to get there. Instead, you’ll need to take an RER line A service. Thanks to the express train line, the journey time from Paris to Disneyland can be as short as 35 minutes, although some services can take up to an hour.
You’ll need to get off the train at Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy, which is Disneyland’s station. It’s just a two-minute walk from there to Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, and Disney Village. It’s a good idea to buy a return ticket in Paris, so you won’t need to wait in line at the end of the day.
Travelling to Disneyland Paris from the UK? You can hop on the Eurostar from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet International, or Ashford International in Kent, and arrive at Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy in two to three hours. The Eurostar is an ideal way to whisk your family and friends into the heart of the magic if you only have the day to spare. You should book these tickets online in advance to make your journey simpler.
The Disneyland Paris Resort
With so much to see and do when you visit Disneyland Paris, you’ll need to plan your experience to fit everything in. Grab a map of the park on entry and plan out your route, starting with the attractions you don’t want to miss.
Some of the most popular rides and attractions at Disneyland Paris include:
- It’s a Small World
- Alice’s Curious Labyrinth
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril
- Mad Hatter’s Teacups
- Meet Mickey Mouse
- Phantom Manor
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Sleeping Beauty Castle
- Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
Let’s take a further look at some of the big attractions, so you can know what to add to your itinerary.
It’s a Small World
A Disneyland classic and an absolute must during your visit, It’s a Small World was initially created for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. The attraction was replicated for the Paris park’s opening in 1992 and has been a favourite ever since.
Set sail around the world with the iconic anthem as your backing track. It’s a Small World takes riders on a journey through the Swiss Alps, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific Islands and more. The glimmering grand finale brings all the children of the world together, communicating a message of peace, love, happiness, and equality. What could be better?
Big Thunder Mountain
Hold tight! Big Thunder Mountain is one of the most exciting and exhilarating rides at Disneyland Paris, ideal for older kids, teens, and adults. Climb aboard a runaway mine cart and enjoy a trip around a haunted mountain. You’ll ascend steep heights, dive down beneath a rushing waterfall, and rattle around steep bends in a super-speedy ride you’ll want to experience again!
Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril
Another of Disneyland’s most exciting rides for tweens, teens, and adults, Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril is memorable from start to finish. Line up amongst dense undergrowth and prepare for a whip-cracking ride. You’ll board a railed cart and zoom around twists, turns, and spirals through the darkest corners of the ruin. Whether you’re an Indiana Jones fan or not, this is an exciting ride you won’t forget in a hurry.
Head to Discoveryland® for a ride on Orbitron®, a solar-system-inspired attraction that’s perfect for all ages. This fast and futuristic ride lets you control the height of your own space vessel, which means you can soar high or keep close to the ground if you’re enjoying the experience with little ones.
Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or just looking for a memorable ride, Hyperspace Mountain is one of Disneyland’s best. The Star Wars universe has taken over Space Mountain for this unique attraction, which has visitors zooming through outer space in a super-fast rocket ship. The stunning Star Wars™ score completes the experience.
If the Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain takeover is over when you visit, head to Disneyland Paris Space Mountain anyway for a similarly unique experience.
Disneyland Paris Shows and Seasonal Events
As well as the permanent rides and attractions at Disneyland Paris, visitors can enjoy an ever-changing programme of exciting shows and seasonal events. These include:
- Concerts at Billy Bob’s
- Disney Performing Arts Programme
- Mickey and the Magician
- Stitch Live!
- Disney’s Halloween Festival
- Disneyland Paris Pride
Let’s take a look at what you can expect when you head to Disneyland for one of these magical experiences.
Concerts at Billy Bob’s
Head to this three-level bar and feel as though you’ve stepped right into Texas. Visitors can enjoy live music every night at Billy Bob’s. Whether you’re into country, rock, blues, or jazz, there’s something for everyone here.
Grab the drink of your choice and maybe a couple of snacks to enjoy while you watch the performance. If you’re feeling hungry after a long day at the park, why not treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat buffet in La Grange, which is on the second floor of Billy Bob’s?
Mickey and the Magician
Amaze the whole family when you grab tickets to Mickey and the Magician at Disneyland Paris. This magnificent illusion show features lots of favourite Disney characters, including Genie, Rafiki, Elsa, and the Fairy Godmother. This award-winning show is an ideal way to round off a day in the park.
Disney Performing Arts Programme
The Disney Performing Arts Programme is an initiative which gives amateur performers a taste of the big time. Internationally recognised for being at the forefront of the entertainment industry, Disney’s programme for ambitious performers is well-worth supporting if you get a chance during your visit. Enjoy a great show and look out for the next big star among the performers!
Disney’s PanoraMagique offers park visitors the chance to soar in one of the world’s biggest hot air balloons! This short six-minute ride lets you see Disneyland and the surrounding areas, sometimes up to 20 kilometres away!
This magical alien encounter lets you chat and sing along with loveable Stitch. Whether you love the little blue guy or you’re just exploring the park, this one-of-a-kind show will leave you smiling from ear to ear.
Disney’s Halloween Festival
One of the most exciting annual events at the park, the Disneyland Paris Halloween Festival means spooky fun for all ages. Explore the haunted Phantom Manor, enjoy magnificent Halloween decorations around the park, and meet lots of famous baddies as you explore. Disney villains take over the parade during the Halloween festival. At the same time, the sparkling Illuminations show is truly unforgettable.
Restaurants, Bars, and Shops at Disneyland Paris
All that excitement is hungry work! Thankfully, there are plenty of options when it comes to refreshment at Disneyland Paris. From sweet themed snack bars to table service restaurants offering unbeatable food, there’s something for every mood here.
Let’s explore some of the most popular eateries at Disneyland, so you can refuel and get back to your magical day. We’ll also explore the unique shopping opportunities inside the park, perfect for picking up a memento or a souvenir for someone back home.
Restaurants and bars at Disneyland Paris
These are some of your options for food at Disneyland:
- Au Chalet de la Marionnette – a Pinocchio-inspired spot for a quick bite
- Café Hyperion – a space-themed fast food restaurant
- Captain Jack’s Restaurant des Pirates – a bustling tavern serving Creole cuisine
- Casey’s Corner – an American diner-style eatery
- Market House Deli – a New York-style deli for skyscraper sandwiches
- Pizzeria Bella Notte – a pizzeria inspired by Disney classic Lady and the Tramp
- Restaurant Agrabah Café – a Middle Eastern buffet straight out of Aladdin
- Restaurant Hakuna Matata – a Lion King-themed eatery perfect for a quick bite
- Auberge de Cendrillon – fine French cuisine in enchanted fairy-tale surroundings
- Cowboy Cookout Barbecue – for big barbeque plates and live country music
These Disneyland Paris eateries are just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll find lots more spots and plenty of ice cream vendors on your way around, so there’s no reason for a rumbly tummy.
Shopping at Disneyland Paris
Who can blame you for wanting to take home a little souvenir or a gift to reflect your time at Disneyland? There are lots of shops in the park, so you can discover themed clothes, toys, and accessories to remind you of your trip when you get back home.
Here are some of the best-loved shops inside Disneyland Paris:
- Bay Boutique – for clothes, accessories, and collectables
- Bixby Babies – for sweet plush toys of all your favourite characters
- Broadway Candy Place – for delicious confectionery to take away
- Boutique Planet Hollywood – for clothes, accessories, and gifts
- Chez Marianne – for classic souvenirs
- Disney & Co. – for traditional Disney teddies and costumes
- Disney Fashion – for, you guessed it, Disney branded fashion
- La Boutique du Chateau – for beautiful homeware
- Star Traders – Star Wars-themed gift store
- The LEGO® Store – for a massive selection of individual figures and LEGO sets
There are lots more classic gift shops and unique spots to discover as you make your way around the park, so you never know what you might find.
Opening Times and Prices
Disneyland Park is open daily from 10:00 to 20:00, which means you can enjoy ten hours of fun if you get there early! If you’re heading to Walt Disney Studios Park next door, or you’re planning to explore both during your visit, opening times will be from 10:00 to 19:00. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in a Disney hotel, you can enjoy their Extra Magic Time, which means earlier access and later closing times. The parks will be much quieter during Extra Magic Time, so no lining up and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the big rides before the main gates open.
Opening times may vary, so be sure to check the website before you arrive.
How much does it cost to visit Disneyland Paris?
Your Disneyland expenses will depend on how much you’d like to experience. Special events and ticketed performances can cost more, so it will be down to you to decide what’s worth spending money on. You can choose a MINI, MAGIC, or SUPER MAGIC ticket when you book your visit online. Booking online is recommended to save money and lining up! The different tickets are valid on different days:
- Disneyland Paris MINI – valid in low season and on weekdays only
- Disneyland Paris MAGIC – valid all year excluding high season weekends
- Disneyland Paris SUPER MAGIC – valid anytime, including high-season weekends
Check the website for accurate pricing based on your visit days.
Here are the most recent ticket prices for a day at Disneyland Paris:
One day/one park
One day/two parks
Child (age 3-11)
Child (age 3-11)
MINI (valid during selected times)
MAGIC (valid during selected times)
SUPER MAGIC (valid during selected times)
Prices correct July 2020
Disneyland Paris is one of the most magical theme parks in the world, no matter when you visit. So, whether you plan a once-in-a-lifetime festive trip or a summer day’s visit with your friends, you’ll take away memories that last forever. Don’t forget your camera!