Disneyland Paris Guide

Disneyland Paris, originally Euro Disney Resort, opened 12 April 1992. Covering 4800 acres the resort includes two theme parks, 8 hotels, an entertainment and shopping district, cinema and golf course. It’s the most visited amusement park in Europe.

The park is divided into five themed lands which are home to various classic attractions. All designed around a central hub which contains the icon of the park “Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant” or “The Sleeping Beauty Castle”. The lands are arranged in a ‘hub and spoke’ design and are encircled by the Disneyland Railroad which provides transport for guests. Each land aims to transport you into a specific time or place.

The park has a strong presence of shops and restaurants to suit all budgets, it has a host of live entertainment with parades, character meets and  a nighttime spectacular firework display with accompanying projections on the castle.

The second park on the resort opened ten years after the first and it’s all about a trip to the movies, or more specifically the magic that goes into making them!  The park’s icon is the Earfell Tower and like Disneyland Park has sectioned lands that host attractions based on the idea of different “Studio Lots and Buildings” With areas themed to production, animation and behind the scenes for you to explore

The park has an offering of shops and restaurants mainly located near the front lot, there is a chance for character meets and you can attend stage shows in the studios. It is the home of most of the resort’s themed party nights.

In the coming years this park will see drastic redevelopment with a focus shifting to dedicated lands for Disney properties (ie. Frozen, Marvel and Star Wars. ) rather than the studio feel it has today.

travel -

Ideally situated close to major international motorways Disneyland Paris is extremely easy to reach by car. Just be aware that French motorways operate a toll system with it being approx. 20€ to arrive from Calais or Metz.

Disney Hotels offer free parking throughout your stay, but if you’re just visiting the parks then the main car park charge is 25€ per car unless you have an annual pass in which case it is complementary.

With Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy train station situated on the doorstep of the parks it couldn’t be more easy to visit by train.

There are direct trains connecting Disneyland to London and Brussels. The TGV is well represented to connect you with the rest of France and beyond. The local commuter service also gives you the option to easily travel in and out of Paris city centre as well as the two closest airports.

Hundreds of direct flights land at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports everyday so coming to Disneyland by plane is very easy.

A transfer from the airport couldn’t be simpler with direct regular trains to Chessy train station. You could even take the hassle out of it all by pre booking the magic shuttle airport bus which will drop you straight at your hotel.

where to stay

There are eight official hotels serving Disneyland Paris with six of them inside the resort itself. They all have differing styles, room types and facilities on offer giving you plenty of choice no matter your needs or budget.

There are also a number of partner hotel which are in the same area and offer shuttle bus services directly to the park entrances

For a more in depth look at each official hotel head over to the below page where you’ll find pictures and videos

events and seasons

Disneyland Paris holds multiple events and themed seasons across the year. These are split between both parks and have specific parades, shows and merch attached to them. Take a look at our Events and Seasons  page to see everythign that is happening.

shopping

Disneyland Paris is served by it’s own Entertainment, shopping and dining district;  Disney Village. It also has close proximity to and a partnership with Val d’Europe shopping centre which also has a large hypermarket and Sea Life aquarium.

Disney Village

  • Multiple Disney shops as well as a LEGO store
  • Cinema with IMAX screen
  • Cafes, Restaurants and bars including Five Guys, Mcdonald’s, Starbucks and Rainforest Cafe.
  • Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show with Mickey & Friends
  • PanoraMagique Balloon
  • live entertainment and seasonal events

Val d'Europe

  • 5 minutes from Disneyland Paris
  • 190 shops and 30 restaurants, covering over 1,000,000 square feet
  • 170,000 square foot Auchan hypermarket
  • A large American-style food court
  • Sealife aquarium
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