How to get there
Disneyland Paris is the ideal place for a mini break as it’s extremely quick and easy to get to. Simply take a train to Paris, which is well-connected to several European cities, such as London, Munich, Milan and many more. Then hop on an hour-long train to Disneyland. Getting to this magical world of wonder couldn’t be easier…
The perfect itinerary
08:00 - 10:00 – Extra Magic Hours
There’s so much to see and do at Disneyland that it’s really worth getting up as early as possible to make the most of the whole day. The parks don’t open until 10:00. However, you don’t need to rub your magic lamp to make your wishes come true with Extra Magic Hours! If you stay at certain hotels within Disneyland itself, you can gain access to the park before it opens. This is a great way to take a photo with your favourite characters or go on some of the attractions before the crowds and queues start forming.
10:00 - 12:00 – Ride Hopping
If you’re only at Disneyland for a weekend, it’s a good idea to choose 4 main attractions to visit per day and work out a route on the map before you head into the park. Starting at the back of the park and working your way towards the front is a great way of avoiding queues, as most people tend to go around in a clockwise direction. Furthermore, the FASTPASS and Baby Switch cards are worth exploring if you want to save precious time. Whether you want to go on a sea-faring adventure on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, you’re brave enough to take on the new Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain or you want a jolly ride around It’s a Small World, there really is something for all ages. As Snow White says, “You’re never too old to be young!”
12:00 - 13:00 – Meet and Greets
This is the perfect time to go and get a photo with some of your favourite characters: Minnie, Mickey, Woody, Baloo, Peter Pan, Daisy and Donald Duck – you’d be quackers to miss out! You can meet all of these characters at midday at various locations around the park to live out the ultimate Disney dream.
13:00 - 14:00 – Lunch in Disney Village
If you spent way longer than expected on the rides (extremely easy to do, as there’s so much to see), you can meet, greet and eat with your favourite Disney characters. With over 50 themed restaurants to choose from, you’ll definitely not be stuck for choice. Get the spaghetti at the ready for an ultimate Lady and the Tramp moment!
14:00 - 15:00 – Shopping in Disney Village
Straight after lunch you don’t want to go on hair-raising rides that might make your stomach turn. Instead, either look around the shop – real-life Aladdin’s caves where you can purchase some wonderful souvenirs – or head out to play a round of golf at Golf Disneyland, suitable for both amateurs and professionals.
15:00 - 17:30 – Walt Disney Studios Park
This is where you get to learn about special effects and behind-the-scenes secrets used in the making of the Disney films we all know and love in 5 production zones. You can even have a go at drawing some of your favourite characters. One must-see attraction is Ratatouille: The Adventure, which is suitable for all ages. Shrink down to the size of Rémy and scurry to safety after being chased across a huge kitchen!
17:30 - 18:00 – The Disney Parade
Head to the Parade Route to see an extremely special event: Disney Stars on Parade. Wave at your favourite characters as they sing, dance and give you the performance of a lifetime.
18:00 - 19:00 – Spa & Relaxation
After a busy day at both parks, head to one of the spas for some much-needed relaxation before getting ready to be the ‘Belle of the Ball’ for the evening entertainment.
19:00 - 20:00 – Dinner
Whether you choose to have a hearty Texan meal whilst watching one of the biggest dinner shows in Europe – Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show – or you go for a fine dining experience paying tribute to the life and work of Walt Disney at Walt’s American restaurant, you’re bound to have a fabulous meal fit for a (Lion) king!
20:00 - 21:30 – Watch an evening show
Waltzing with Disney princesses at The Starlit Princess Waltz, watching a concert at Billy Bob’s or seeing a musical such as The Forest of Enchantment are just some of the many options for daytime or evening entertainment.
21:30 - 23:00 – Explore the park at night
The Disney parks stay open until 23:00 and at night with everything lit up, they’re even more magical. Get a few last rides in to finish off the day in style.
23:00 - Watch the Disney Illuminations
At closing time, get ready for the grand finale of your Disney visit. On the Main Street Central Plaza is the dazzling illuminations show: the perfect end to an incredibly memorable day.
Get your train tickets to Disneyland Paris and let Disney show you the world and a lot more for the perfect weekend getaway.