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Reasons to visit Disneyland® Paris

There are so many reasons to visit Disneyland Paris!

1. Star Wars has come to Disneyland

Space Mountain is now Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, complete with Star Wars soundtrack and visuals. Star Tours 3D now has 70 different Star Wars mission combinations.

Storm Troopers march through the streets of Walt Disney Studios Park and there’s even a Jedi Burger – may the sauce be with you!

2. The Disney Illuminations – It’s time to Sparkle

Disney has created an amazing new show full of fireworks, light projections and special effects. The show brings to life fan favourites such as Frozen, Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King, Mickey Mouse and, of course, Star Wars, in somewhat of a tour through the ages. It would be worth the ticket price to see this show alone!

3. Travel Options

We travelled on Eurostar, which was convenient for us, from London St Pancras straight into Marne La Vallee – just a 5 mins walk into the Parks or a shuttle ride to your hotel. The trains are comfortable and can be pre-booked for groups to sit together. Alternatively, the Eurotunnel and various ferry crossings, offer an easy route for those travelling to Disneyland Resort by coach, or fly from a UK airport. Mickey Mouse is closer than you think!

4. There’s lots to do in the evening too

The Disney Village is home to lots of shops – that open late into the evening – there’s an IMAX cinema, the light show we have already mentioned and a great choice of restaurants – from Planet Hollywood and Five Guys to Vapiano’s and even fine dining on Disneyland Parks' ‘Main Street’.

5. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

A firm favourite with our groups! This dinner and show experience has stunning shootouts and sensational stunts – all happening while you eat a hearty Texan-style meal. Great fun for students and a unique dining experience with some tasty food.

6. Two Parks

There are not one but two theme parks at Disneyland Paris. There’s the one we all know – Disneyland Park – and there’s Walt Disney Studios Park, which is just as jam-packed with rides and also plays host to daily Star Wars Storm Trooper marches.

7. Big Rides – Small Rides

From the tea cups and the Alice in Wonderland maze, all the way to Thunder Mountain, Indiana Jones, The Hotel of Horrors and Hyperspace Mountain, there really is a ride for all ages.

8. Disney Stars on Parade

At 5.30pm each day the Disney Parade begins to dance, sing, clap and skip its way down Main Street. Complete with floats, performers, songs and dances, giving Main Street a real party atmosphere – it really is not to be missed!

9. Getting Around is Easy

Disney provides a free shuttle service to and from the train station, the nearby hotels and the parks themselves. And for those wanting a relaxed way to get around, there’s a monorail which runs the perimeter of Disneyland Park – and for extra style take a horse drawn cart ride along Main Street.

10. Meet the Characters

A real highlight for me was getting my photo with the Disney Characters who pop up all over the place - real memories that will last forever. 

By Jo Turner