Travel guide Disneyland Paris
Located just 20 miles from the centre of the French capital, Disneyland Paris opened its doors in April 1992. Since then the resort has expanded to include the film-themed Walt Disney Studios Park which opened to the public in 2002.
Disneyland Paris is packed full of rides and attractions. The most popular are Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s a Small World and Space Mountain. There are rides suitable for children of all ages, although you may find the number of rides your child can enjoy is a little restricted if they still have some growing to do. When you’re not getting your pulse racing on an adrenaline-pumping ride or meeting your favourite Disney characters, you can relax in one of the onsite restaurants or sit back and enjoy a little people-watching.
As well as rides and attractions, Disneyland Paris is home to a large number of shops, restaurants and hotels. Stay in a hotel in Disneyland Paris and you and your family can explore the park in your own time, discovering all of the sights, sounds and attractions the resort has to offer.
Where to stay in Disneyland Paris
If you really want to make the most of your trip to Disneyland Paris, the best place to stay is within the resort itself. All of the hotels within Disneyland have been designed to cater perfectly to families and lovers of Disney. They’re themed to resemble areas and eras of the US and all are within easy reach of the resort’s rides and attractions.
If you’d rather stay in a hotel near Disneyland Paris than within the resort, there are a number of associated hotels to choose from in the local area. All of these developments are purpose-built to cater to visitors to the resort and so offer a wide choice of modern amenities and conveniences. Other hotels are located close to Marne-la-Vallée and Disneyland Paris. However, as these don’t offer direct transport links to the resort, you may find they’re less convenient for your stay.
Alternatively, if you want to combine your trip to Disneyland with a stay in the beautiful French capital, you could book a hotel in Paris and travel to the resort by train or by car. Paris offers a huge selection of hotels, guesthouses, apartment rentals and boutique resorts, giving you a fantastic choice of accommodation options. Direct rail routes link Paris with the attraction, allowing visitors to travel to Disneyland in just 35 minutes.
Hotels in Disneyland Paris
There are seven official Disneyland Paris hotels located within the park, each of which has its own unique US-inspired design. Stay in a Disneyland Paris hotel that’s been inspired by New York City, a hotel that’s designed to resemble an American national park lodge or a hotel that’s themed around the Wild West. There are also Hotels in Disneyland Paris that are American-Victorian themed, wilderness themed and based around the American southwest.
If you don’t want to stay in the park itself, you can book one of the hotels near Disneyland Paris. There are six modern developments within easy reach of Disneyland Paris, all of which offer free shuttle buses to the park. Like the accommodation options within the resort, the nearby hotels are geared towards families and offer a range of child friendly facilities and amenities.
If you’re looking for something specific or just want a wider range of Disneyland hotels Paris offers a wide variety of hotels and is within easy reach of the resort.
What to do during your stay in Disneyland Paris
If you’re like the 15 million people who visit Disneyland Paris every year, you’ll probably want to spend most of your stay exploring the rides and attractions the park has to offer. The most famous sight in Disneyland Paris is The Castle. An icon of the Disney brand, it’s a must-see during your time in the park. As you explore the resort you’ll see a number of your favourite characters roaming the grounds – having photos taken with these famous faces should be at the top of your to do list.
Of all the things to do in Disneyland Paris, the most popular is Space Mountain, although Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and It’s a Small World also draw big crowds. Once you’ve had your fill of rides, you can take in one of the many shows on offer within Disneyland Paris, relax in one of the onsite restaurants or explore the attractions of Disney Village.
Further attractions can be found in Walt Disney Studios Park. There you can learn all about how your favourite animations were created and have a go on a number of exciting movie-themed rides. Like Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park is home to a wide selection of restaurants and fast food outlets.
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