Disneyland Paris Brings Dreams to Life

Published on October 18, 2019

Immersing Guests in Adventure and Fantasy

Guests at Disneyland Paris can live their dreams. They can experience the thrill of a child’s first encounter with Mickey Mouse or Snow White. They can visit worlds of adventure and fantasy. They can immerse themselves in the music and spectacle of a live parade or show. In one way or another, the Disney magic touches everyone who visits.

That magic is built into every corner of Disneyland by “Imagineers” – Disney innovators working in more than one hundred and forty design, engineering and related fields. They are the storytellers behind Disneyland Paris, bringing fantastic worlds, beloved characters and extraordinary experiences to life for guests of the Resort.

Since 2002, Disneyland Paris has featured two different theme park experiences. Disneyland Park is a European interpretation of the “classic” Disney theme park design which originated more than fifty years ago in California. At Walt Disney Studios Park, cinema, animation and television come to life and guests can step into the action themselves.


Disneyland Park

Lavishly landscaped and intricately detailed, Disneyland Park is a 51-hectare magical kingdom filled with fantasy, imagination and adventure in five distinctly themed Lands. Park guests can find something for everyone: forty attractions, a tempting variety of themed shops and restaurants, live entertainment and encounters with the famous Disney characters.

As conceived by Walt Disney, when he imagined the original Disneyland in California more than fifty years ago, Disneyland Park brings characters and stories from history, literature and movies to life in a collection of three-dimensional real-world settings. The Disney theme parks were “virtual reality” before there was virtual reality and its real world settings include …

Main Street,U.S.A.

Here, in a recreation of turn-of-the-20th-century America, is a thoroughfare leading to all the adventures of Disneyland Park. At Town Square, Main Street Station is the boarding point for Disneyland Railroad, which encircles Disneyland Park and makes stops in Frontierland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland.

Catch a nostalgic ride to and from Town Square aboard a vintage vehicle. Board a classic Mercer, Paddy Wagon, Omnibus, Fire Engine or Limousine and sit back as you are ushered from one end of Main Street, U.S.A. to the other – or stroll along on foot, browsing the menus of the restaurants or the offerings of the many shops and boutiques. Gentlemen – or indeed ladies – might even get a haircut at Dapper Dan’s Hair Cuts.

Guests may also choose to explore the two enclosed arcades, located directly behind the shops and restaurants on either side of Main Street, U.S.A. Liberty Arcade, on the west side leading toward Frontierland, is a salute to the Statue of Liberty and the close links between France and the U.S.A. It celebrates the design and unveiling of French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s most famous work. Discovery Arcade, on the east side of Main Street leading to Discoveryland, displays inventions of the 19th century in a tribute to the kind of ingenuity celebrated in fiction by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.

Meet some of your favourite Disney characters down Main Street, U.S.A including Winnie the Pooh and friends as well as Pluto.

Every day is parade day* in Disneyland Park. You can discover eight fabulous universes making Main Street U.S.A. the liveliest place in the land. Twinkling with colourful costumes and magical music, Disney’s Stars on Parade is your chance to see Disney stories brought to life like never before.

A walk toward Sleeping Beauty Castle at the far end of Main Street, U.S.A., takes guests to the Central Plaza of Disneyland Park, where they’ll find the entrances to each of the Park’s themed Lands.

Gazed in wonder at Park closing when Sleeping Beauty Castle illuminates for the night-time spectacular Disney Illuminations. As if by magic, the parapets and turrets of Sleeping Beauty Castle appear to move as mind-blowing special effects bring the wonder of Disney to life before your very eyes.  Flames and water work in perfect harmony to wow your senses with unexpected excellence. Lasers slice through the mesmerising mist. And all this time, Mickey is having a blast, leading you on a journey through impressive projections of famous Disney tales, old and new.

*Please note, because of unforeseen circumstances, such as adverse weather conditions or important maintenance work, changes to opening times, attraction closures and parade cancellations are subject to occur without prior notice.



Guests enter Frontierland through the wooden gates of the rough-hewn Fort Comstock. The Old West of movies and cowboy stories comes to life just beyond those gates in the Gold Rush town of Thunder Mesa, on the banks of the Rivers of the Far West.  Make sure to stop and meet Jessie or friends for a magical encounter in Frontierland.

Straight ahead is Big Thunder Mountain, which takes guests on a wild ride aboard a runaway mine train. At the river’s edge is Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing, where paddle-wheel riverboats – the Mark Twain or the Molly Brown – pick up passengers for a river journey past geysers, wilderness, Indian encampments and scenes of life in the Old West.

Guests who like a bit of a fright can put their courage to the test at Phantom Manor. Phantom Manor is said to be haunted by the uneasy spirits of a wealthy mine owner, his beautiful daughter and the mysterious suitor from whom she was separated on her wedding day. The iconic attraction at Disneyland Paris has re-opened after the biggest renovation project in its history. There are plenty of surprises in store for guests on this mysterious and fascinating tour, watch out for ghosts and spirits at every turn!

Exploring Frontierland, guests will also discover the nearby Frontierland Theatre where the best seasonal shows will be on to enjoy.



The entrance to Adventureland is a Middle Eastern bazaar out of the Arabian Nights and the adventures of Aladdin. Strike a pose next to Aladdin or his friends as well as Peter Pan or friends and create some magic moments. Enjoy the opportunity to meet other Disney characters such as Baloo and his friends or Chip and Dale in Adventureland too.

On Adventure Isle, guests can explore on their own, discovering caves, boarding a pirate ship docked near Pirates’ Beach, or climbing into La Cabane des Robinson.

In Adventureland, it seems that there is a different exotic locale around every corner. Depending upon which trail guests follow, they might find themselves in African savannah, Asian jungle, a waterfront village besieged by the Pirates of the Caribbean or on an archaeological dig at Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril.



Fantasyland is the kingdom of fairy tales, where legends and stories of childhood come to life. Guests enter through the spectacular Sleeping Beauty Castle to find the colourful, magical dream world of storybooks and classic Disney movies like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Here, children of all ages can ride Dumbo the Flying ElephantLe Carrousel de Lancelot and Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups. They can visit the children of the world on a cruise through “it’s a small world”, or see classic Disney scenes presented in miniature in Le Pays des Contes de Fées. They can even step into the roles of Snow White, Pinocchio or Peter Pan and take part in these stories via Peter Pan’s FlightLes Voyages de Pinocchio (Pinocchio’s Fantastic Journey) and Blanche Neige et les Sept Nains (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). They can experience an unforgettable encounter with one of the most beloved Disney Princesses at the Princess Pavilion and an exclusive and unforgettable meeting with Mickey Mouse at Meet Mickey Mouse to live a unique, awesome and magical experience!

Fantasyland is also the site of Alice’s Curious Labyrinth, a trek through the strangest of the Fantasyland realms, Alice’s Wonderland.  Just like Alice, guests can lose themselves in this maze, encountering the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts along the way. Strike a pose with Alice or friends in Fantasyland and stop by and meet Donald or friends too.



The architecture, decor and landscaping of Discoveryland are a “collection of futures”, reflecting the influence and optimism of several centuries of futurists and dreamers, including Italy’s Leonardo de Vinci, France’s Jules Verne and America’s George Lucas. In Discoveryland, guests can visit the underwater world of Captain Nemo by exploring Les Mystères du Nautilus.

They may pilot their own rocket ship on Orbitron®, blast off towards planet Endor in the George Lucas-inspired Star Tours or test their marksmanship against the evil Emperor Zurg in Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story. Blast off into a galaxy far, far away on Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain and encounter the dreaded Sith Lord himself, Darth Vader at Welcome to Starport: A Star Wars encounter.

Mickey’s best bud Donald has prepared a surprise show that’ll immerse you in the most unforgettable Disney songs and stories. So get ready to be swept away when watching Mickey’s PhilarMagic! as the magic of Disney animation comes together in this 4D experience starring many beloved Disney Characters.

Discoveryland is also headquarters of the attraction which, for little ones, may be the grandest adventure of all: driving their own little cars on the Autopia mini-highway.


Walt  Disney Studios Park

Located next to Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, with eleven attractions, lets guests step into the action of moviemaking, television and animation. Attractions take guests behind the scenes of the filmmaking process, where they can explore studio settings and even visit the cartoon worlds of Mickey Mouse, Lightning McQueen and others.

Looming over Walt Disney Studios is the “Hollywood Tower Hotel”, site of the thrilling Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Face your fears and plunge thirteen unlucky floors into the Twilight Zone amid the faded glamour of this haunted hotel.


Front Lot

Fashioned in the California-Spanish style popular during the golden age of Hollywood, Front Lot welcomes Studio visitors to the Place des Frères Lumière, a warm Mediterranean courtyard dedicated to the great French film pioneers and designed to make guests feel like Hollywood VIPs. Goofy or friends are often around Place des Frères Lumière, strike a pose with him for a magical moment.

Disney Studio 1 houses boutiques and restaurants in an elaborately detailed “Hollywood Boulevard”, soundstage set.


Toon Studio

A tribute to the art of animation, past and present, Toon Studio is the district in Walt Disney Studios where cartoon characters (also known as “Toons”) live and work.  Guests will find the Genie from Aladdin welcoming children of all ages to ride Flying Carpets over Agrabah®Crush’s Coaster® is a whirling thrill ride under the sea with Nemo and Crush from Finding Nemo. A movie set of Radiator Springs, the hometown of Cars, serves as the backdrop for Cars Quatre Roues Rallye (Cars Race Rally), inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Cars.

Guests will enjoy family adventures inspired by Buzz Lightyear and all his buddies with Slinky Dog, the Green Army Men and RC Racer and will find themselves suddenly toy-sized as they enter Toy Story Playland. Its three attractions, Toy Soldiers Parachute DropSlinky Dog Zigzag Spin and RC Racer, are designed to immerse guests in the extraordinary universe of the Disney•Pixar film Toy Story. Strike a pose next to Buzz Lightyear or his friends and create some magic moments at Toon Plaza at Toon Studio.

Guests are shrunk down to the size of a rat when they join Rémy, the “little chef” from Disney•Pixar film Ratatouille for a crazy culinary adventure through Gusteau’s famous restaurant in Ratatouille: The Adventure.

Dare to be dazzled by Mickey and the Magician at Toon Studio. Get ready to gasp as you follow Mickey on his quest to become a great magician. Fascinating and spellbinding, it’s what real magic is made of.

Meet and greet Daisy or friends in Toon Studio and create some magical moments. Minnie Mouse loves Paris, and delights in spending time on Place de Rémy in Walt Disney Studios Park.


Production Courtyard

A celebration of the practical magic behind motion picture and television production comes to life in the Production Courtyard.

Stitch, the mischievous space alien from Lilo & Stitch , has beamed into Walt Disney Studios Park and is joking and playing with guests in the interactive Stitch Live! show.

Disney Junior Live on Stage! is an interactive attraction that brings characters from the Disney Junior TV channel to life. Kids will be thrilled to share a genuine stage with characters including Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Crew and more.

Studio Tram Tour®: Behind the Magic takes guests even further behind the scenes, with a stop to experience fire and flood at the spectacular Catastrophe Canyon® set.



Backlot is home to the special effects facility, the music recording stages and the stunt workshops. Guests can “ride the music” on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, a spectacle of sight, sound and velocity. Moteurs… Action ! Stunt Show Spectacular is a live stunt show featuring cars and motorbikes.

These are the adventures of Disneyland Paris, experiences built on Walt Disney’s vision of bringing dreams to life. In addition to the attractions found in the two theme parks of Disneyland Paris, the resort offers ample opportunities for dining, shopping and entertainment, from the parades and live shows in the Parks to the restaurants and atmosphere entertainment in the seven hotels of Disneyland Paris.


Disney Village

Just outside the gates of Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney Village offers restaurants, bars, boutiques, cinemas and a games arcade. Disney Village is also the home of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show… With Mickey & Friends, which includes a Frontier feast and a live recreation of the famous Cowboy and Indian spectacle that entertained audiences around the world in the late 1800s. The show now also stars Mickey and Friends.

PanoraMagique offers up to 30 guests at a time (depending on weather conditions) the chance to enjoy a 6-minute ride filled with unrivalled 360º views over Disneyland® Paris-sometimes as far away as 20km! Moored on Lake Disney in Disney Village®, this helium-filled sphere offers a truly uplifting experience for everyone.

For golfers, Disneyland Paris also features Golf Disneyland, just a five-minute drive from the Parks and hotels of the resort. Golf Disneyland is a year-round, 27-hole course split into three courses of nine holes each, which can be combined in different ways to make 18 holes of championship standard.



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