Tips for Visiting Disneyland Paris
By Viator, July 2012
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Disneyland® Paris and this, the biggest ever party will transform celebrations forever, transporting you and all your favorite characters to a world shimmering in new magic, new lights and new colors. Whether it's your first time or your 20th you'll never have experienced a birthday like this. Enjoy the stunning new evening spectacular, Disney Dreams! Plus a new attraction where you can come face-to-face with Mickey Mouse in his dressing room and also a new parade. 20th Anniversary Extended Hours also means more time to enjoy the magic, lights and color.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Disney Paris Experience:
1. Buy Your Ticket in Advance
You can purchase a ticket 5 days or more prior to the day you want to go to Disney which allows you to enter the park much faster. If you don’t know which of Disneyland Paris’s two parks you’ll want to try out, no problem. Prepurchase the One-day, One-park Ticket, and when you arrive, you can exchange your voucher for a ticket into either the original Disneyland or Walt Disney Studios. Better yet, don’t choose! This leads us to the second tip…
2. Hop Between Two Parks
Get a Park Hopper Ticket to experience two parks at once! Both offer great rides and fun things to do. In Disneyland you can explore 5 lands including Discoveryland and Fantasyland, and ride the Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast®* or Big Thunder Mountain. At the Walt Disney Studios Park you can explore the Lots, walking onto the worlds of your favorite movies like Finding Nemo and Toy Story. At either park, you'll have a blast!
3. Get Deals Online
There are plenty of special deals when you buy tickets online. You’ll get 20% off for a one day pass and free days when you purchase 4-Day or 5-Day 2-Park Hopper tickets! You'll definitely want the multi-day tickets if you want to ride and see everything! If you can’t stay multiple days, though, you can still ride and see all the top attractions.
4. Get Fast Passes for Must-Ride Attractions
Want to ride Space Mountain: Mission 2 or Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril without waiting in the long lines of these popular attractions? Get a free Fast Pass and you can! To get a Fast Pass, simply insert your park ticket into one of the machines outside the ride. You’ll get a pass with a time slot, and if you return within that time you can join the far shorter Fast-Pass line! Other attraction offering Fast Pass include: Big Thunder Mountain, Star Tours and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror**.
5. Stay late
The Disney park will be open late through the Summer months, and staying until closing time will be worthwhile. The spectacular Disney Dreams show at the castle will be like nothing you've ever seen.
As you go through the park, feel free to act just as giddy as a five-year-old tyke when you see Donald Duck or Snow White. Because you’re never too old for Disney!