Drawing in a large number of cheerful visitors throughout the year, Disneyland Paris is where France exhibits an American dream. With a dream-like appearance, it’s not at all surprising that this amusement park happens to be Europe’s most visited landmark. Almost everyone dreams of visiting Disneyland at least once in their lifetime, no matter how old or young we are! Bless Walt Disney who turned our childhood memories into memorabilia of its kind. Today, Disneyland Paris is home to 2 theme parks, resort lodgings, entertainment complex, a prestigious fairway and numerous shopping and dining arcades to keep you entertained. But it wasn’t quite a goody-goody start back in the 1990s when the very idea of opening an American amusement park in Paris was shrewdly discarded by the French.
After much debates and dismissal, Disneyland finally opened on April 12th 1992. As you may have guessed, April is ‘certainly’ the best month to visit Disneyland as they hold multiple-anniversary celebrations. Disney adhered to the esteemed French values and won a zillion hearts in return. But it’s a gigantic world and, believe you me, one trip is just not enough to cover the entire Disneyland. Thus, buying an annual pass is a great decision, to begin with. What next? Well, just walk past that gigantic gate and watch the magical world unveil before your eyes. Whether you are here as a first-time visitor or a frequent traveller, there are a few things you just can’t miss in Disneyland Paris. Read on our guide to 5 best things to do in Disneyland Paris.
1. Click Instagram Worthy Pictures with the Castle
The first thing you may want to do, while you are at Disneyland Paris, is to explore Snow White adventures, Sleeping Beauty’s castle, Alice’s labyrinth, Frozen events, Hollywood zone, Star Wars section and the haunted mansion. Include Disney studio in your itinerary where you will get a glimpse of Disney’s motion pictures.
2. Go for the Disney Rides like the Space Mountain
Next, jump on to the exclusive Disney rides such as the Space Mountain, magic carpet ride etc. If you are lucky, your adjacent seat may be taken by a celebrity. Ask those who were visiting Disneyland on May 15th, 2017 when the entire cast of the ‘Pirate of the Caribbean’ invaded Disneyland Paris. What more, Disneyland Paris even offers a ‘riding alone’ option on select rides for solo travellers.
3. Watch the Disney Parade
In 2017, Disneyland Paris introduced new Disney Stars Parade, illuminations, invigorated attractions and a great deal more to celebrate their 25th anniversary. More than a parade, this activity is a remembrance of every fairytale Disney has ever weaved into our minds. Whether you are an adult or a child, this parade is sure to make you very happy.
4. Eat at a Disney Restaurant
Okay, you cannot leave Disneyland Paris unless you have dined at least one of their restaurants. Whether it be Starbucks, McDonald’s or one of the in-house restaurants. Disneyland Paris offers a wide range of culinary adventures to its visitors. From Pasta to Pizza to Burgers, name it and they have it! Although, at the Disneyland Paris resorts you get to dine with the Disney characters. But that joy is accessible for a hefty price.
5. Shop for a Disney Souvenir
Last but not least, buy at least one souvenir from Disneyland Paris before leaving. The most common souvenir is the Disney headband which almost every second person you cross, will be wearing. We bet you can’t stop at one souvenir given the variety of shop-able items. We recommend shopaholics to shop during noon to avoid the evening mayhem.
If you are wondering, what if I get lost – If Disneyland is such a magnanimous park then be rest assured as upon your entry, you will be handed over a park guide or a map that narrates the exact location of all the venues. Including the entry and exit gates! To get fast access, scan your park ticket at the fast pass machines. This is an absolute time saver. To keep yourself hydrated, carry a water-bottle which you can refill at the water fountains. Also, if you are drinking aerated beverages, save the cup, because a refill will cost you much lesser than the original price. Above all, do what you feel like, run around, meet the mascots and reinvent the Magic in your own little way.