Know Before You Go: Tips for Visiting Disneyland® Paris
With more than 50 world–class Disney® attractions, shows, and parades, plus dozens of dining experiences, Disneyland® Paris is a highlight of any trip to France for kids and adults alike. Here are some things to know before your trip to Marne-la-Vallee.
Buy your tickets in advance
Spaces fill up fast at this popular spot.
Purchasing your tickets in advance will allow you to enter the park much faster than you would otherwise. If you can't decide between Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park, pre-purchase a 1-day, 1-park ticket and decide upon arrival—or book a 2-park hopper ticket to experience both.
Hop between two parks
And make the most of your visit to the happiest place on earth.
Experience both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park with a 2-park hopper ticket that allows you to hop between the parks as often as you’d like—you’ll double the fun with additional thrilling rides and things to do. Disneyland® Park offers five themed lands to explore (Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Discoveryland). Meanwhile, Walt Disney Studios® Park is all about movie magic and television, featuring four studio lots (Production Courtyard, Toon Studio, Backlot, and Front Lot), a variety of shows, and behind-the-scenes studio tram tours.
Book round-trip transport from Paris
Save yourself the stress of getting there alone.
Disneyland® Paris is set 27 miles (44 kilometers) east of Paris, so skip the hassle of navigating the Île-de-France region on your own by booking a tour that includes round-trip transport between your Paris hotel and the Disney® theme park.
Save time and grab FASTPASS® tickets
Enjoy free and speedy access to can't-miss rides.
Avoid long lines with free FASTPASS® tickets to the park's most popular rides, including Space Mountain: Mission 2 and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril at Disneyland® Park and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ at Walt Disney Studios® Park. To get a FASTPASS®, insert your park ticket into one of the machines at the ride entrance. You’ll receive a ticket indicating a time slot, and if you return within that time frame, you can bypass the standard line for the far shorter FASTPASS® line. These tickets can only be issued for one attraction at a time.
Insider tip: To steer clear of long lines elsewhere, take advantage of the Baby Swap service or Single Rider lines, or time your arrival at the most popular rides during big shows or parades.
Save money on food and drinks
Budget wisely when it comes to dining.
Eating in the Disney® Village can be pricey, but it's a fun part of the Disney® experience. You can cut down on costs by enjoying just one meal a day inside the park and bringing a picnic lunch and snacks. Plus, instead of paying extra for drinks, bring a refillable bottle and make the most of the free water fountains around the park.
Stay after dark
Disneyland® Paris is just as good once the sun sets.
The Disney® park is open late through the summer months, and staying until closing time is worthwhile—especially for the spectacular nighttime Disney Illuminations® light and color show at Sleeping Beauty Castle in Fantasyland.
Explore beyond the park
There are plenty of attractions to enjoy nearby.
If you're staying at Disney® for several days, make sure to visit some of the surrounding sights too—4- and 5-day passes must be used within seven days of their first use, so that leaves at least two extra sightseeing days. The La Vallée Village and Val d'Europe shopping centers are just minutes from the park, as is the grand Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne. Or, you could take the high-speed train into Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre, or cruise along the Seine.