Disneyland® Paris Parks Guide
Discover Europe's most magical park.
The magic starts here with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle's guide to Disneyland® ParisWith two parks to explore, including five magical kingdoms, daily parades, thrilling rides and behind the scenes action, there is something for everybody at this wonderful family resort. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle's guide can help you get the most out of your experience and ensure you don't miss out on any of the magic.
Disneyland® Paris is split into two main parks – Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney® Studios Park and you can buy tickets for one or both, with plenty to see in each.
This original site, opened in 1992, is made up of five themed lands: Main Street USA®, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland.
Main Street USA
Main Street USA® is the first place you encounter as you enter the park. It aims to recreate the heady atmosphere of 1900 America, with horse-drawn carriages, shopping arcades and even a Victorian-style barber, where you can genuinely get a haircut or shave.
From Main Street Station you can catch a steam train to the other areas of the park, but don't be too hasty to hop aboard or you might miss some of the magical characters who can be encountered here, so keep your eyes peeled for some of your favorite iconic characters. Daily parades take place around the Central Plaza, at the end of Main Street.
Strap on your spurs and head to Frontierland for some rootin' tootin' Wild West fun. This land includes one of the big thrill rides in the park, Big Thunder Mountain, the fastest wildest train west of the Mississippi.
For family fun exploring,hop aboard one of the park's paddle steamer river boats or take a wonder through Pocahontas Indian Village, where younger visitors swing between tepees while adults enjoy a relaxing riverside view.
For spooky thrills the Phantom Manor, which is packed with spooky animated details, from stretching rooms to singing skeletons, this is one ghost hunt which is suitable for the whole family.
Adventureland certainly lives up to its name, with swashbuckling pirates, magical genies and a certain whip-cracking archaeologist among its inhabitants.
See the ride that spawned the film with the yo-ho-hoing Pirates of the Caribbean boat adventure, featuring 119 animatronic characters, including monkeys and even skeletons. There's more swashbuckling adventure on the Adventure Isle, where you can cross swinging rope bridges and explore dark caves in search of gold doubloons. There's even an opportunity to sneak aboard Captain Hook's pirate ship, which is moored in the lagoon.
For a whip cracking adventure head deep into the jungle to discover Indiana Jones' Temple of Peril (A French take on the Temple of Doom); here you will be whisked off in a runaway mine train, speeding through ancient ruins.
Once you've had your adrenaline fill head to Fantasyland where you will discover Sleeping Beauty Castle, take a closer look to reveal a magnificent stained glass gallery telling the story of Sleeping Beauty, and if you're feeling daring you can tiptoe into the cave beneath to catch a glimpse of the giant dragon who resides there.
Continue into the fairytale, where you can fly with Dumbo the elephant and taking a spin in the Mad Hatter's Teacups. Fairytales really do come to life here, with gentle rides exploring the tales of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and lovable puppet-boy Pinocchio. You can lose yourself (and others) in the twisting corridors of Alice's Curious Labyrinth, though be sure to look out for the Queen of Hearts and make sure that you keep your head!
Step into the future in Discoveryland, where you can blast off to space, fight evil aliens and pilot your own rocket ship. Grab a laser gun and help Buzz Lightyear fight the evil Zurg and his minions in an exciting indoor ride where you could win the title of Galactic Hero.
The bravest space explorers can be shot from a canon into the farthest reaches of the galaxy in Space Mountain: Mission 2 or pilot their own rocket ships on the Orbitron carousel. If you would rather take more of a back seat and watch the action unfold then 3-D movie Captain EO, which returned to the park in 2010 after nearly 20 years away, features Michael Jackson performing exclusive songs and the stunning special effects of movie master George Lucas.
In every area of Disneyland® Park there is always something going on, from spectacular shows to hidden details to seek out. So while it's worth planning what you want to see beforehand, leave some time for the little surprises which are guaranteed to pop up along the way.