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Disneyland Paris Trip Planning
Disneyland Paris is a popular destination in Europe, thanks to its magical atmosphere, fun rides and shows, and excellent location near Paris. Whether you are planning an extensive trip to Disneyland Paris or a day trip from Paris or London, there are a few things to consider, like how to travel, where to sleep, or what to do in the parks.
There are many ways to visit Disneyland Paris, and this quick Disneyland Paris guide will tell you the best tips to plan a trip to Disneyland Paris. After reading this Disneyland Paris guide, you will see that it is very easy to travel to Disneyland Paris!
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Basic Tips for Disneyland Paris
Parks: There are two parks in Disneyland Paris – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park.
Location: Disneyland Paris is located in Marne- la-Vallée, a town 40 km east of Paris. Marne-la-Vallée is home to the two Disneyland Paris parks, all the Disneyland Paris hotels, and a shopping mall.
Language: French is the primary language spoken in Paris and France. However, Disneyland Paris is one of the top tourist attractions in Europe, and all the Disney staff speak English. The Disneyland Paris shows, and parades are in different languages, English included.
Currency: The currency in France is the euro, also known as EUR (€).
Best Time to Visit Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris welcomes travelers all year, but the best times to visit can be spring or late fall for mild weather and lesser crowds.
The winter holidays can also be a great time to visit Disneyland Paris, which gets very festive and offers special shows.
If the crowds are your main concern, check out this Disneyland Paris Crowd Calendar with the best periods and top tips to avoid the biggest crowds in Disneyland Paris.
How Many Days Do you Need in Disneyland Paris?
Is two days enough for Disneyland Paris?
Yes. We recommend spending at least one day in each Disneyland Paris park. Both parks are very extensive, with many fun rides and shows, and they all deserve at least one full day.
Can you see all of Disneyland Paris in one day?
With one day in Disneyland Paris, you can enjoy both parks’ top rides but not all of Disneyland Paris.
So How Many Days Do you Need in Disneyland Paris?
Three days is a good amount of time to get the most out of Disneyland Paris, with two days for Disneyland Park and one day for Walt Disney Studios Park. Allow an extra day to enjoy the facilities in your Disney hotel – swimming pool, grounds, golf course, and more.
Where to Stay
DISNEY GETAWAY OR DISNEY HOLIDAYS
If you plan a holiday to Disneyland Paris, book at one of the Disney hotels for a complete Disney experience.
All the Disneyland Paris hotels are within walking distance (or offer a free shuttle) to the parks, and they come with great facilities for all the family.
Besides, all the Disney hotels propose the Extra Magic Time, a whole extra hour before regular park opening to enjoy some of your favorite attractions without the crowds.
DAY TRIP FROM PARIS
If you plan to visit one of the parks on a day trip from Paris, book a hotel in Paris instead. Click here to learn what are the best districts to stay in Paris.
TRIP TO DISNEYLAND PARIS FROM ABROAD
Most international visitors travel to Disneyland Paris by plane, flying into nearby airports like Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Paris Orly (ORY).
Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the closest airport to Disneyland Paris, only 35km away from the parks. Click here for all the ways to get from CDG Airport to Disneyland Paris.
Orly Airport (ORY) is located 45km from Disneyland Paris. Click here to book a private transfer to Disneyland Paris.
DISNEYLAND PARIS TRIP FROM LONDON
There are many ways to travel from London to Disneyland Paris, but the Eurostar to Disneyland Paris is our favorite option. The Eurostar train from London St Pancras to Disneyland Paris is fast and straightforward, plus it is more eco-friendly than flying.
This quick London to Disneyland Paris guide is focused on train travel to Disneyland Paris, and it will tell you everything you need to know to travel from London to Disneyland Paris by train.
DISNEYLAND PARIS TRIP FROM PARIS
There are many ways to travel to Disneyland Paris from the French capital, and this quick Paris to Disneyland transportation guide will tell you everything you need to know to choose how to get to Disneyland Paris.
Top Disneyland Paris Rides
There are two parks at Disneyland Paris: Disneyland Park & Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland Park is the classic park with the Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, or Frozen whilst Walt Disney Studios Park has a more general moviemaking theme – but it’s still very Disney.
This Disneyland Paris guide also helps with your to-do list. Click on the pictures below for the list of best rides in Disneyland Paris.
TIP: check out the Disneyland Paris wait times to avoid the longest lines!
Where to Eat in Disneyland Paris
In Disneyland Paris, there are more than 65 restaurants and bars offering different types of cuisine and dining experiences to suit all budgets. In both parks, you will also find food trucks offering snacks, coffee, and other drinks.
It is also possible to bring your own food, and you will find some nice corners for a quick picnic in the parks. If you require specific equipment (cool box, containers, tables..), there is a dedicated picnic area between the parking lot and the park entrance.
Remember to bring your refillable water bottle; it is possible to drink tap water in Disneyland Paris.
Day Trip to Disneyland Paris from Paris
Disneyland Paris is one of the most popular day trips out of Paris. Leave the French capital’s hustle and bustle for a day and enjoy the fairytale world of Disneyland.
If you visit Disneyland Paris on a day trip, we recommend focusing on one park only. Check out our best tips for a perfect day in Disneyland Paris.
Day Trips from Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is an incredible place with many fun things to see and do. But if you have any more than three days in Disneyland Paris, take the opportunity to get out of the parks and see more of France on a day trip.
THE EIFFEL TOWER
You are not interested in Paris, but you don’t want to miss the opportunity to see its most iconic site? Then, book your Eiffel Tower tickets and head straight to Champs de Mars.
One day in Paris is not very long for a city that has so much to offer. With a little advance planning, though, you’ll be surprised at just how many Paris’ highlights and top monuments you can cover with just one day in Paris.
Check out this Paris in one day itinerary, which goes through well-known sights like Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower to some of our favorite places in Paris.
Provins is a lovely medieval town located 53km southeast of Disneyland Paris. The old town is listed as UNESCO World Heritage, and it is a great place to explore on a day trip.
Direct buses (#50) leave to Provins from Chessy Bus station, located 5 min walk from the parks. The ride takes 1 hr 10 min (one way), and it costs 2€).
The exciting Parc Astérix is at only 55 kilometers from Disneyland Paris. You have come so far to see Mickey Mouse; it would be a shame to miss Astérix, Obélix, and their gang!
Parc Astérix recreates Astérix and Obélix’s village in Gaul, and it is filled with its own unique set of fun rides and shows.
To visit Parc Astérix from Disneyland Paris, take the train to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (10 min ride, hourly). From there, take bus #N702 to Parc Astérix (15 min, every 7 hours). The total journey takes 1 hr 10 min (one way), including transportation times, transfers, and waiting times.
A faster and more comfortable alternative is to book a private transfer Disneyland Paris – Parc Astérix. The drive on a private car only takes 42 min.
So there you have it, the Disneyland Paris guide with everything you need to know for your Disneyland Paris trip planning.