For lots of tourists and families on holiday in France, visiting Disneyland Paris is a must. The French Disney complex, although much smaller than in Orlando, has received an investment of millions of Euros in the last few years, turned 25 years in 2018, and the number of visitors has grown about the previous years. Can you make Paris and Disney in a few days? The answer is yes! One of the advantages of Disney Paris is being able to use one ticket for two parks on the same day, for an advantageous price.
Our 3 days Travel Itinerary in Paris and Disney
Day 1 Arrival, sightseeing, and dinner in the center of Paris. Check-in at the Hotel Vienna House Magic Circus Paris.
Day 2 Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, and Disney Village.
Day 3 Breakfast, swimming pool in the hotel, check-out at 11:00, and departure.
How to get there?
Disney Paris is located in Marne-la-Vallée /Chessy, 30 km from Paris. You can get there by train or by car:
By train: Departuring from the center of Paris, the RER A train journey takes around 35 min.
By car: the distance by car from the airports (Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly) is about 1 hour.
Where to stay around Disney Paris?
We stayed at the Vienna House Magic Circus Paris (4*), 2km away from the Disney complex in Marne-la-Vallee.
Vienna House Magic Circus Hotel Facilities:
-Free shuttle bus every 15 min to Disney Paris
-Newly renovated and had a beautiful indoor playground for kids
-Pool, bar, and restaurant.
-Standart breakfast for €8 per adult
-Circus themed rooms (children’s bunk beds can be separated from the room by a curtain, and they have their own TV!)
-L’Occitane amenities (I recommend you to participate in the program against Water waist from the Vienna Magic Circus, you will be rewarded with a small gift from L’occitane!)
Where to stay in Paris?
The last time we´ve been in Paris, we stayed at the Suite and Hôtel Helzear Champs-Elysées. To read more, click here.
Our detailed travel itinerary
Day 1 Paris
We arrived from Switzerland by train at Gare de Lyon station.
Take a look at this easy route to see the Center of Paris in a few hours!
-From the Gare de Lyon by metro to Charles de Gaulle Étoile station (near the Arc de Triomphe), the journey lasts 15min.
-We walked around the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue Champs Elysees, and with bus 92, we went to the Eiffel Tower.
-Walkthrough the grounds and gardens of the Tower, cross the Seine River and walk and pause for a coffee in the garden of the Musee Quai Branly.
-Dinner in an Italian restaurant, Casa Luca (*Note: just go to this restaurant if you don’t have time to find another better place, there is an expensive/touristic/ not kids-friendly place.)
-Up to the rooftop of the Arc de Triomphe (€ 12 adult). Beware that you cannot leave any bags/luggage at the entrance, all your belongings have to be taken to the Top, with an exception of the empty baby buggy.
-We got back by taxi to Charles da Gaulle station – Étoile to take the RER A train that goes to Marme la Vallé / Chessy.
Day 2 Disney Paris
Day to take an enhanced breakfast and do the Disney marathon! Our tickets allow us to enter the Park at 10:00 am (!), Disney Hotel guests at 09:00 am. We started the day at Walt Disney Studios Park and left to do Disneyland Park in the afternoon, and see the parade and the fireworks show after sunset. In the evening, we had dinner at the Disney Village; the options are Starbucks, Rainforest Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and more!
Walt Disney Studios Park
Best attractions for kids:
Toy Story Playland
Art of Disney Animation (theater and magic show with Mickey and characters)
My favorite classic attraction ever =) Rock and Roller Coaster and Elevator The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Disneyland Park is actually bigger than Disney Studios and offers lots of attractions for kids!
The Park: Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Discoveryland, and Main Street, USA.
Best attractions for kids:
Sleeping Beauty Castle
Show of lights and fireworks
Peter Pan Flight
Disneyland Railroad (train)
Labyrinth of Alice in Wonderland.
For adults: Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain
The Disney Fast-pass allows you to enter the attractions without staying on the line. Some attractions, normally those with longer-standing times, offer a free Fast-pass. They can be used every two hours. If you don’t want to wait and enjoy all the attractions of Disney Paris, you can buy a Fast-pass for the whole day. According to the official Paris Disney website, the attractions with Free Fast Pass are:
-Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, Adventureland
-Star Wars: Hyperspace Mountain, Discoveryland
-Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast Discoveryland
-Big Thunder Mountain, Frontierland
-Peter Pan’s Flight, Fantasyland
-Star Tours, Discoveryland
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS PARK
-Rock’n’Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, Backlot
-The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Production Courtyard
-Ratatouille: The Adventure, Toon Studio
Source: https://www.disneylandparis.com / en-us / guest-services / fast-pass /
Check it online prices and packages, link: https://www.disneylandparis.com/en-us/fastpass
They are available in different categories:
Mini: adult pays the child price, from $ 67 adult (low season).
Magic: during weekdays, off-season holidays, from $ 89.50 adult.
Super Magic: During weekends, holidays, and holidays, from $ 105 adult.
Multi-day tickets are starting at $ 204 adult for two days for the two Parks.
One day 1 Park from $ 89.50 adult.
One day 2 Parks from $ 113.70 adult.
Ticket prices are in US$ (dollars) if you buy online from the United States website. Don’t forget to print your tickets on the website origin country of the purchase. The reservation codes can only be located where you buy your tickets.
Enjoy the Hotel in the morning.
Plan enough time to get to the airport /train station! It took me almost 1:30 to get to Gare du Nord station; we almost missed our train to Switzerland! =) travel with mama is always an adventure!
Au revoir, Paris! A bientôt!!! Any questions or suggestions? Write to us with a comment!
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