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The BEST Disneyland Paris Attractions

Disneyland Paris Gates

When it comes to amusement parks in Europe, there is nothing quite like Disneyland Paris. Previously known as EuroDisney, this park has really gone through a lot of changes in the past 10 years and is now one of my favorites.  While it has similarities to both Disneyland California and Disney World, there are some unique Disneyland Paris attractions and rides that make it special.

If you are planning a trip to Disneyland Paris, make sure that you get your tickets in advance. This way you don’t waste time standing in line.

You’ll be standing in enough lines in the parks when you are waiting to get on the rides!

Best Rides in Disneyland Paris

Wondering which rides you should make sure to check out while in Disneyland Paris? This is our list of must do rides & attractations for the park:

List of the BEST Disneyland Paris Attractions & Rides

Disneyland Paris Pinocchio Ride

The Voyage of Pinocchio

This ride takes you through the story of Pinocchio. You will see how he was created, his time in Stromboli’s Marionette show and the moment Pinocchio transforms into a real boy.

While this ride is in French, if you are familiar at all with the story of Pinocchio, you will understand enough.

Disneyland Paris Adventureland

Pirate Galleon & Beach

You can travel through dark caverns to Skull Rock. There are two pirate playgrounds loaded with rope ladders, slides and even a plank.

Disneyland Paris really makes you feel as though you have stepped into the story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Kids will love being able to explore and burn off some energy.

Disneyland Paris Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain

This is just like the ride at Walt Disney World but BETTER! Climb into the mine cart and you will go on a roller coaster ride through the mines.

I have to say that this is one of the best rides in Disneyland Paris. What I love about Thunder Mountain in Disneyland Paris is that once you think it is over, it just keeps going!

Alice Curious Labyrinth in Disneyland Paris

Alice’s Curious Labyrinth

Fans of Alice in Wonderland will enjoy this take of the Queen of Hearts maze. As you go through the maze, you never know who or what you may see.

When you get to the end, you can climb a mini castle for a great view of the the Disneyland Paris park.

Little Train Ride in Disneyland Paris

Little Circus Train

Take a trip on the Little Circus Train from Dumbo to get up close to the Beast’s Castle from Beauty & the Beast. This ride is the only way you can see this small scale model of the castle.

Disneyland Paris Parade

Of all the Disneyland Paris attractions, the afternoon parade is one of my favorites. The Disneyland Paris parade floats are unique and tie together the character with their story brilliantly.

Pirates of the Caribbean Ride in Disneyland Paris

Pirates of the Caribbean

The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is in French, has a lot of the same great scenes (minus the Jack Sparrow) as you will see in Walt Disney World & Disneyland.

The main difference is that this Disneyland Paris ride is MUCH longer.

It's a Small World in Disneyland Paris

It’s a Small World

No matter which Disney park you go to, It’s a Small World is a must see attraction.

What I found different than the ride in Disney World is that the Disneyland Paris version features popular Disney characters intermixed with other puppets.

USA in It's a Small World Ride at Disneyland Paris

The French also definitely have their own perspective on what it means to be an American. I guess we are all sport fans and like to eat while watching sports!

Be sure to stop by the front of It’s a Small World on the hour so that you can see their cuckoo clock.

Disneyland Paris Storybook Canal ride

Disney’s Storybook Land

Voyage on a little boat where you will see homes and villages from classic Disney movies in miniature form.

What you’ll see:

  • The Dwarfs’ mine and house from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The gingerbread house from Babes in the Woods
  • Rapunzel’s high tower with a braid hanging out of the window, from Tangled
  • Prince Eric’s seaside castle from The Little Mermaid
  • The Greek temple and Mount Olympus from Fantasia
  • Snow-covered landscapes from Peter and the Wolf
  • The ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ scene from Fantasia
  • The Cave of Wonders from Aladdin, which swallows the boats
  • A scene from The Sword in the Stone
  • Belle’s village and the Beast’s castle from Beauty and the Beast
  • The Emerald City and the Witch’s Castle from The Wizard of Oz and Return to Oz
Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris

Phantom Manor

This is the sister home to the Haunted Mansion found in Disney World and Disneyland.

While some things are similar, the backstory of the ride is totally different.

Henry Ravenswood was a Western settler who struck gold in Thunder Mesa. With his riches he built a grand mansion on a hill where he and his family lived happily for many years.  That was until Henry’s beautiful daughter became engaged to a miner who planned to take her away. Henry viciously disapproved of this and vowed to scupper any chance of them being wed. But then a mysterious force, some say a curse, struck Thunder Mesa in the form of an earthquake, killing both Henry and his wife.

Shortly after the earthquake, Henry’s daughter was due to be married. Yet, her husband-to-be never showed, leaving her sat alone in the ballroom of the manor. Hours, days, months, years passed. She never took off her wedding dress or dropped her bouquet, but instead wandered the house aimlessly, singing lost songs of love, hoping her fiancé would arrive – all whilst an evil phantom stalked her every move, mocking her devotion.

The ride is very well done and there are really great details around every corner!

Tickets to Disneyland Paris

Depending on time of year and day of the week (and of course, holidays) ticket prices can vary.

Disneyland Paris also offers one day/ two park tickets as well as multiple day tickets.

Have you been to Disneyland Paris? What is your favorite part of this park?

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Stacey

Sunday 14th of May 2017

This Disney girl would love to go someday! Thanks for the details, especially the Haunted Manor. Great pictures!s

Bri

Sunday 14th of May 2017

One of the ultimate things on my bucket list is to visit all Disney theme parks. I've been to Disneyland a few hundred times so while we're in Paris this August, I'll be checking this off of my list!!

Ketki

Sunday 14th of May 2017

Disneyland is so awesome!! I visited the Tokyo one last year and I still can't get over it. Fabulous pictures.

Kristi

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

I would love to do the Disney parks in Asia. It is on my bucket list!

Penelopi

Sunday 14th of May 2017

My Love for Disneyland is endless!! Love love it!!!!!!!!

Laura

Saturday 13th of May 2017

I've heard great things about Disneyland Paris and I really want to go! I held an annual pass at Disneyland in CA for a few years, and I've heard Disneyland Paris is similar but has all the original rides... so things like the Swiss Family Robinson tree house and Pirates of the Carribean pre-Johnny Depp. I think thats really cool, and I loved seeing your pictures! !

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