Disneyland Paris is a family-friendly entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vallée, France, 32 km east of Paris. It was opened in April 1992 and attracts about 15 million visitors each year. Over 50 attractions delight the young and the young at heart, including all your favourite stories, live shows, a chance to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Cinderella, Disney Golf, restaurants and the Disney Village.
You can reach the resort by plane, train or car. Enlivened further by the addition of the Walt Disney™ Studios Park ten years later, many Disneyland Paris holidays are enjoyed by visitors from abroad. Experience the Space Mountain ride, world-class hotels and pretty boutiques. The park is nestled below the beautiful Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant and is well-known for Discoveryland, its American Main Street attraction, Wild West, Adventure Land, and Fantasyland, as well as fireworks and light shows.
Opened in 1992, and accompanied by the new state-of-the-art Walt Disney™ Studios Park ten years later, Disneyland Paris is one of the leading family attractions in Europe, welcoming more than 15 million visitors each year. In fact, approximately half of all tourists come from abroad, and around two million arrive from the UK.
This phenomenal theme park is renowned for its adrenaline-infusing Space Mountain ride, and has many world-class hotels and fantastic boutiques. Disneyland Park is overlooked by the majestic Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant and is well-known for its Discoveryland, inspired by the great European philosophers. The park is also noted for its American-themed Main Street attraction, Wild West Frontierland, exotic Adventureland, and Fantasyland, and organises the magnificent Disney Dreams! fireworks and laser show each night.
Dominated by the prominent Earffel Tower, The Walt Disney Studios Park is the home of the Toon Studio, where people can see what it's like to be a Disney character in an animated movie. The park is also acclaimed for its Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy motion-themed ride, Crush's Coaster roller coaster, and magic carpet ride called the Flying Carpets Over Agrabah, and is the location of the Walt Disney Studios Store.
For some delicious food with table services menus, you could visit the Manhattan Restaurant, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant, the Beaver Creek Tavern and many more top-notch restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines to suit all appetites. Disneyland Parks also has plenty of other restaurants providing buffet services, such as the Crockett's Tavern, Cape Cod, and the Parkside Diner, and various fast food establishments, such as Annette's Diner Take Out and L'Arbre Enchanté.
The Disneyland Hotel is one of the most sought-after hotels for travellers to this magical location. This magical, luxury venue offers visitors immaculate furnishings and instant access to the park during their Disneyland Paris holidays. Visitors can also try Disney's Hotel New York and the Disney's Sequoia Lodge.
Direct Eurostar trains only run once a day from London St Pancras to Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy Railway Station departing on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Select 'direct routes only'.
If you plan on sampling a restaurant at Disneyland Paris, be aware that bookings are essential. Reservations can be made up to 60 days before you go. If you add them to your package and pay in advance, you can book meals at Cafe Mickey and Auberge de Cendrilloncan even earlier. English is widely spoken so there is no need to learn French before you go! Disneyland Paris has two parks – Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park – however they are not quite as large as Disneyland and California Adventure in America.
If you have the time, you could consider spending the day or the afternoon in the City of Lights, Paris, just a one-hour journey away. Admire the intrinsic medieval tapestry of Notre Dame Cathedral, or take the lift to the top of the Eiffel Tower for outstanding views of the city. However, you may prefer to just sit back and relax at Paris' delightful cafés, some of the most famous of which are La Caféothèque (coffee library) near l'Hôtel de Ville and the historic Cafés Verlet on rue Saint-Honoré.