5 Things Not to Miss at Disneyland Paris

Before we get started, just remember that this is only a few select things we recommend. There is so much to do at Disneyland and ultimately you will learn what you enjoy most just by being there and experiencing as much as possible.  

1. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a fairly recent addition, you can find that inside Disneyland Studios, it involves sitting in a big rat where you are transported through a story as one of the rats. It is 3D so you will need to remember to pick up some glasses as you queue! There will be air and water in your surroundings at certain parts of the ride too. It’s fun for all the family.

2. Head towards Frontierland Theatre to sit and watch the spectacular performance of The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands. A short recap of the story with talented dancers, singers and a brilliant inclusion of a sign interpreter. It was a very emotional watch but thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family. 

3. If you like simulators, then check out the Star Tours – The Adventure Continues. Even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, it was really fun. The quick pace is thrilling but you feel there’s not enough time for it all to sink in – another reason to go on it a second time. For the Star Wars fans, it was true to the films. It’s a win, win we say!

4. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters is an interactive ride with lasers that you shoot to score points. If you are competitive, then this is the ride for you. Compete against your opponent, in our case, each other, and set yourself a prize – loser buys dinner (or those lollies with Mickey’s face on!) or just play to win and that is satisfaction enough. Go destroy Zurg!

5.  You MUST stay for the fireworks and light show. At the end of the day gather around the castle for an amazing display. It can be quite late especially if you have little kiddies (and big kiddies) with you, but hey, it’s Disney and it’s definitely well worth it. When we visited in 2022, Mickey Mouse journeys through some of the much loved Disney stories including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Frozen and Beauty and the Beast.

A bonus number 6. Craig loved the Hollywood Tower of Terror at Disneyland Studios, and said he’d go back on that in a heartbeat. If you’re not a drop ride lover then you could stroll to the Toy Story Playland and go on the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop – as the name implies it’s a drop ride but it’s aimed towards kids and big kids (like Aimée) and it’s much more bearable and surprisingly fun for an 82 foot drop!

Side note: When it comes to food, originally we were going to include a visit to the Rainforest Cafe in the Disney Village. What can I say, the food was great. However, I noticed that everything looks a little worn – the animals used to move and make noises when a “storm” would hit (every half hour or so), but none of the animals move anymore, it’s just sounds. Now, like I said, the food was good – great for us as vegetarians, but overall, the atmosphere, not so much. If that’s not a problem for you, then yes, the food was great. Otherwise, I’d suggest heading to Annette’s Diner where servers are on roller skates and dance/sing every so often – it’s fun and the kids will enjoy it. 

Put on your Disney merch, tick things off your list, stop to interact with the characters, spend a bit of extra money on that Mickey shaped waffle, but mostly just have fun and soak up every moment of it.

Message us on Instagram if there is anything else you’d recommend focusing on when visiting Disneyland Paris!

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