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Planning your visit to Disneyland® Paris: Things to keep in mind

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Welcome to the ultimate guide for planning your visit to Disneyland® Paris! Whether you've already got your tickets or you're in the process of getting them, this blog has everything you need to know. From the best times to visit and ticket options to weather conditions, opening hours, and insider tips, we've got you covered. Let's dive in and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

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Before you visit Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is a place that caters to a diverse range of visitors, making it enjoyable for people of all ages and interests. Children are bound to have a blast with the characters, rides, and atmosphere. Adults can relive their childhood memories, indulge in gourmet dining, and enjoy the spectacular shows and parades. Elderly visitors can appreciate the beauty of the park, leisurely strolls, and engaging entertainment options. Ultimately, anyone who loves immersive storytelling, thrilling adventures, whimsical experiences, and a touch of nostalgia will find Disneyland Paris to be a truly enchanting destination.

Best time to visit

For a comfortable experience at Disneyland Paris, aim to visit during mild weather periods: mid-January to mid-March, mid-April to mid-May, and September to early December. However, peak times like summer and festive seasons (Halloween, Christmas, New Year) offer extended hours and special events. Weekdays, especially Tuesdays to Thursdays, are less crowded than weekends. Avoid Wednesdays when Parisian schools are off. Arrive early as soon as the park opens. The turnstiles open 30 minutes before the rides, so you can start lining up! Staying at a Disneyland Paris Hotel grants Extra Magic Time from 8:30 to 9:30 am, allowing an hour of crowd-free exploration before regular opening hours.

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Tickets to Disneyland Paris

When visiting Disneyland Paris, you'll find various ticket options to fit your plans. Choose from 1 to 4-day tickets based on your schedule. Priority Tickets offer fast-track access to specific attractions, skipping lines. Flexible Date Tickets allow entry for one year from purchase, even during holidays. Select tickets include a shuttle from Paris, easing transport concerns. Enhance your trip with combo tickets featuring attractions like a Seine River Cruise, Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower Summit, or Versailles Palace, adding to your Parisian experience. Tailor your ticket choice for a seamless and memorable visit to Disneyland Paris.

Opening hours

Disneyland Paris:

  • Disneyland Paris operates daily from 9am to 11pm, with varying hours across seasons.
    Check the calendar for precise timings on your visit day.
  • Guests at Disney Hotels enjoy an Extra Magic Time, an hour before regular opening.
  • Disneyland Park runs from 9:30am to 11pm, while Walt Disney Studios Park operates from 9:30am to 9pm. Extra Magic Time for both parks is from 8:30am to 9:30am.
  • Disney Village remains open daily from 8am until 12 or 1am, extending beyond park closing hours.

Tips for visiting Disneyland Paris

Here are some straightforward tips:

  • Book tickets online to skip lines at attractions. Disneyland Paris is busy, so getting tickets in advance is wise.
  • Consider Shuttle or Express Train tickets for easy travel from Paris to Disneyland Paris and back.
  • Opt for a weekday visit for fewer crowds. Mid-week (Tuesdays to Thursdays) early mornings are ideal to beat the rush.
  • Wear comfy shoes for the extensive walking at Disneyland Paris.
  • Carry water and snacks for energy during long walks and wait times. Picnic tables outside can be a good spot for breaks.
  • Stay at a Disney hotel for proximity, amenities, and Extra Magic Hours—an hour early park access.
  • Hit popular rides early or late to avoid long lines.
  • Keep a map handy to navigate the vast Disneyland Paris efficiently and mark must-visit spots.

Getting to Disneyland Paris

🚗 By Car:

  • Drive your own car or rental to Disneyland Paris.
  • From the South, follow the ‘Paris’ motorway marker; from the North, take ‘Metz/Nancy’ on A4 or A104 (la Francilienne) motorway.
  • Exit 14 leads to parks or Disneyland hotels.
  • Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais, then drive to Disneyland Paris.
  • Alternatively, a 90-minute P&O ferry from Calais followed by a 3-hour drive to Disneyland Paris.

🅿️ Parking facilities

  • Free parking at Disneyland Paris Hotels for guests.
  • Others can use paid parking facilities near the entrance of Disneyland Park or Disney Village for €30.

🚇 By Train:

  • Take RER Line A to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy station, just a 2-minute walk from Disneyland Paris.
  • Trains run every 15 minutes with tickets costing around €24.5, available at all stations.
  • TGV trains from Charles de Gaulle airport offer faster travel.

🚌 By Bus:

  • Multiple bus routes available for travel to Disneyland Paris.
  • Disneyland Paris Express buses depart from Gare du Nord, Eiffel Tower, Opera, and Chatelet bus stations at specific times.
  • Book bus service online along with entry tickets.
  • Magical Shuttle buses also available from Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport every hour for €23.

Facilities at Disneyland Paris

  • Healthcare: First aid kits and AEDs are accessible.
  • Baby-care: Centers, high chairs, bottle warmers, stroller rentals, and lost child meeting points are provided.
  • General: Drinking water fountains, free Wi-Fi, lost and found, phone charging points, ATMs, and restrooms are available across the parks.

Amenities and Accessibility

Physically Disabled Guests:

  • Some rides offer transfer boards for easier boarding.
  • Special vehicles allow wheelchair-bound guests to experience rides without leaving their chairs.
  • All areas, including theaters, shops, and eateries, are wheelchair accessible.
  • Designated parking and wheelchair rentals are available.
  • Accessible restrooms and private changing rooms are provided.

Visually Impaired Guests:

  • The AudioSpot app offers free audio descriptions of attractions and park history.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Tactile and audio maps are available at Guest Services desks and online.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Guests:

  • French Sign Language shows are offered on weekends.
  • Accessibility maps detail accessible facilities in English and French.

Guests with Other Disabilities:

  • Some attractions may have triggers for guests with epilepsy; maps indicate these areas.
  • Guests can review maps to plan their visit accordingly.

What to see at Disneyland Paris:

Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park

Relive your favorite Disney tales as you remember them from the classic Disney films. Here's when fairy tales really do come true. Disneyland Park offers a variety of thrills. Big Thunder Mountain and Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain provide an adrenaline rush for the grown-ups, while children can explore the world aboard 'It's a Small World. There's plenty of family fun to be had all around the Park, from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' to the 'Mad Hatter's Tea Cups'. You can also meet 'n' greet your favorite Disney characters here, so don't forget to carry your pen and camera!

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Walt Disney Studios Park

Enter the breathtaking worlds of Disney, Pixar and Marvel! From the fun-filled colourful worlds of Disney and Pixar to the exciting action-packed Marvel Avengers Campus, fans of all ages will enjoy the unique zones of Walt Disney Studios Park. The Front Lot will welcome you to the show and you will be able to enter the zone of possibilities at Production Courtyard! Toon Studios will take you to the colourful worlds of Disney Classics, and watch your favorite stories come to life at Worlds of Pixar. Brand new addition to the park will make you become a part of the Marvel universe at Marvel Avengers Campus.

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Disney Village

Disney Village is the hub of entertainment for the whole family with shopping, restaurants, live shows, music, dancing, movies, and more. The state-of-the-art Gaumont Cinema Complex boasts of 15 screens, where you an enjoy the latest releases. The Disney Village also boasts of the best hot-air balloon ride, Panoramagique, one of the biggest in the world, allowing you a panoramic view of Disneyland Paris.

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