There’s so much more than first meets the eye at Disneyland® Paris. If you’re planning a trip to the two Disney® Parks soon, you won’t want to miss these top ten bucket-list items, which ensure that your holiday is as magical as can be.
Ride the The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (Walt Disney Studios® Park)
This iconic attraction is a must-do for any Disney Park guest, whether it’s your first visit or you’re a returning Disneyland Paris expert. The attraction at Walt Disney Studios Park has recently expanded its storyline options, including a new story thread and ride sequences too.
Three new experiences have been developed for the attraction, extending the original story. Despite this attraction being at multiple Disney Parks across the world, this special edition of the ride is unique to Disneyland Paris, making it a top thing not to miss during your visit.
Watch Disney Illuminations (Disneyland® Park)
Even if you’ve never visited Disneyland Paris before, you’ve probably heard of the world-famous nighttime spectacular that is Disney Illuminations. It opened back in 2017 to celebrate the Park’s 25th anniversary, and has been a fan favourite ever since.
Using the beautiful Sleeping Beauty Castle as a backdrop, gaze in wonder as Mickey leads you through a dazzling display of classic and new Disney stories. Expect flames, water work and colourful fireworks showering their clusters of magic over the Castle. This spectacular display is shown just before the Park’s closing, making it the ideal way to end your magical fun-filled day.
Dine at Bistrot Chez Rémy (Walt Disney Studios Park)
There’s loads of places to eat at in Disneyland Paris, and Bistrot Chez Rémy is just one of the many themed restaurants across Disneyland Paris.
Guests will feel like they’ve shrunk down the size of Rémy, while they enjoy French-inspired cuisine in this beautiful Parisian bistro. Tuck into tasty Beef Fillet, Linguini’s ratatouille and gratin potatoes with Brie cheese, and finish off with a ‘Cheese delight with truffle’ - raw milk Brie de Meaux, topped with double-cream cheese and summer truffles. Indulgent dining at its finest! You must give this restaurant a try.
Jet off to Star Wars™ Hyperspace Mountain (Disneyland Park)
For all your other-worldly adventures, Discoveryland is where you need to be - Star Wars™ Hyperspace is another iconic attraction at Disneyland Paris you can enjoy.
Guests will blast off and do battle with the evil Empire in this epic takeover of a classic attraction, where their mission is to plot a reconnaissance vessel and spy on an Imperial Star Destroyer. Complete with a stunning Star Wars™ score, this is a jaw-dropping experience that Force-fans are sure to enjoy.
See behind the magic in the Studio Tram Tour®: Behind the Magic (Walt Disney Studios Park)
At first glance, this may seem like any ordinary ‘relaxing’ tour - but don’t get too comfortable! You’ll soon be immersed in all the movie magic in this exciting, explosive and highly entertaining tour around Production Courtyard. See full-scale movie sets and boneyard props, as you make your way through a number of recognisable sites. How will the drama play out for you?
This is a must-do for any film-fan, and offers something entirely unique and unexpected from your visit to Disneyland Paris.
Spot the hidden dragon beneath the Sleeping Beauty Castle (Disneyland Park)
While your fellow Disneyland Park Guests may be busy taking snaps of the enchanting Sleeping Beauty Castle, did you know that a terrifying hidden beast lurks underneath it? La Tanière du Dragon takes you through the tale of the monstrous prisoner, which once ruled the skies and now lies in iron chains.
Thankfully, the dragon is usually dozing when visitors come around, yet one false move will lead to a hot, rumbling surprise. This is a fantastic thing to do during your next trip to Disneyland Paris, and something that still remains somewhat undiscovered when it comes to exploring the Disneyland Park.
Visit Toad Hall Restaurant (Disneyland Park)
A children’s classic, ‘The Wind in the Willows’ still remains an iconic and favourite story collection for many young readers. At the Toad Hall Restaurant, you’ll be transported back to the English countryside in this traditional British countryside stately home, in a grand setting, inspired by the books.
Tuck into classic fish and chips, beef stew, hot sandwiches and more, as you’re surrounded by Mr. Toad’s family portraits and ‘The Wind in the Willows’ artwork. Another example of one of the many themed dining experiences available at Disneyland Paris.
Have a 4D experience at Ratatouille: The Adventure (Walt Disney Studios Park)
This family-fun attraction (Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy) is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the hit film, complete with all the mischievous fun. A unique 4D adventure, this experience sees all your senses engaged, as you shrink down to the size of Rémy and duck, dive, dodge and scurry to safety, across the gigantic kitchen.
Get chased across the surfaces by Chef Skinner, and experience the sights, sounds and even the smells of Gusteau’s famous Parisian restaurant.
See all-American action in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show...with Mickey and Friends!
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show… with Mickey and Friends! is unarguably ‘the wildest show in the west’ and a must-see for any visitor to Disneyland Paris. Be taken back to the time of the gun-slinging frontier as you witness this spectacular live-arena show.
It’s hosted by the legendary Buffalo Bill, who no-doubt you would have heard of, starring other famous faces such as Chief Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley and the Rough Riders. See fabled moments re-enacted through stunning shootouts and sensational stunts. There’s even a special appearance by Mickey and Friends to help you cheer on all the action.
This is a separately ticketed event, and is certainly worth the extra expense; experienced guests often return to this show year after year, captivated by all the action and stunts. With your ticket, you’ll also get a hearty Western-style chilli, as well as cornbread, Texan skillet, potato wedges and a warm apple dessert with vanilla ice-cream. The perfect snack to enjoy with this Western adventure. Purchase Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show...With Mickey and Friends! tickets here.
Give a loving nod to Walt Disney at Walt’s - an American Restaurant (Disneyland Park)
Finally, it’s time to pay tribute to the marvelous person who made all this magical excitement happen - Walt Disney. And what better way to say ‘thanks’ than by dining on an exquisite meal, in one of the most decadent restaurants at Disneyland Paris?
Expect American cuisine with a touch of European influence, which is where Walt got much of his inspiration for his fantastic creations. This is a Victorian-style tribute to the life and work of Walt Disney, complete with a timeless backdrop of his finest moments in the themed rooms. Learn more about the influence and concept behind the six worlds of Disneyland Park, while tucking into some delicious and luxurious dishes.
Choose from dishes like wild prawns from Madagascar and Jambalaya with chorizo, Walt’s chili con carne with sour cream and coriander, or veal Oscar, crab meat, green asparagus and Mac and Cheese, plus loads more. For dessert, there’s candied pineapple and tonka bean financier with seasonal sorbet, lime meringue, or cheesecake with honey and vanilla - which is just a selection! Something for every appetite in this one-of-a-kind dining experience.
As you can see, there’s so much magical fun to be had at Disneyland Paris, enjoyable for both first-timers and returning visitors. It’s so easy to hop between Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park too, meaning there’s no excuse not to have double the fun at both Disney Parks!