Paris Disneyland is one of the most visited places by both tourists and locals in France. The fairy tale amusement park will excite both kids and adults. But if you want your trip to Disneyland to leave a good impression, then you should be sure to buy tickets in advance.
Where and how to buy tickets to Paris Disneyland
You can get tickets to the park on the official Disneyland site, and you can also get tickets through Disney's partners, who offer various discounts which you can see here. This will save you time, since the lines aren't short. Choosing the tickets you need is much easier and more comfortable at home.
When picking a ticket, the first thing you need to decide is how many days you need and which park you want to visit, or if you want to make timefor both. Disneyland has two parks: the princess park and Walt Disney Studios.
Some tickets include a transfer to the park, and others work for 2 or 3 days, and sometimes a year. They also cost less on the site than in the ticket booth due to various sales.
After paying for your ticket, it will be in the email you used in the form, and you'll just need to print it.
But even if buying a ticket in advance isn't possible, don't worry. You can get them almost anywhere in Paris: in the metro, in hotels, at Fnac stores and other malls, and at Disney itself.
It's also a good idea to take a look at offers with transport from Paris which will make your trip to the park easier. You can see some here.
Disneyland ticket prices
Prices for tickets depends on the type of ticket, on the day of the week and on the season. A typical ticket to one park for one day costs 56 Euros for an adult and 51 for a child up to 12 years old. Kids 3 and under can get in for free. These are prices without discounts.
The cheapest package ticket (for both parks) for an adult for one day is 76 Euros, and 169 for two days. That same ticket for a child will be 71 Euros for one day and 156 for two. The price for three days is 211 and 195 Euros for adults and kids respectively, and 249 or 229 Euros for four days (you can go to the park on any four days of the week after the first day).
Disneyland working hours
The park opens every day at 10, seven days a week. The closing time depends on the season, but Walt Disney Studios usually closes at 6, and the park itself closes at 10:30. In the summer and on weekends, the park is open ‘til 10:30 and 11:00 (double check when buying a ticket). The best time to go to Disneyland is in spring or fall (but not September or May) because there aren't as many visitors and the lines are shorter. Also, weekdays are better than weekends, but the parks have various shows on the weekends that you can't see during the week.
It will take you at least a day to see all the rides and attractions in Disneyland. Both parks together have 60 attractions, and the most popular ones are considered Sleeping Beauty's castle, the ship from "Pirates of the Caribbean", the Disneyland station with a steamboat that's ready to take you to any point in the park, the Indiana Jones roller coaster, Alice's Maze and the Dragon's Cave.
Disneyland is split into 5 zones, the country of discovery, the country of fantasy, central street, the country of adventure, and the border country. And they're building three more. You can take an exciting trip to the world of cinema and animation in Walt Disney Studio's Park like going to a film set where movie stars are walking around. Disney Village has souvenir shops, museums and restaurants.
Every day at 5:30 in the winter and 6:30 in the summer, there's a parade of Disney characters on the central street in Disneyland. It's a beautiful thing that you must see. Enjoy the fireworks with musical accompaniment just before the park closes. On holidays, Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's, the park has a special program for adults and kids.
How to get to Disneyland
Disneyland is about 40 kilometers outside of Paris, and you can get there in the following ways:
- On the RER train (suburban train) from the center of Paris (Opera station) to Marne-la-Vallee Chessy station. The train ride is about 30-40 minutes, and it departs from Opera station every 15 minutes.
- The bus Magical Shuttle goes from Orly and Roissy airports (it leaves every 45 minutes). The ride takes an hour.
- You can take a taxi or car from Paris (on the A4 highway). You can order a taxi at this link.
- You can also choose a tour with bus transport from Paris, which you can order here.
If you chose a two-day ticket, then it's worth staying in a hotel near Disneyland or in the park itself. First, you won't have to waste time or money on the road. Second, kids love being close to the park, since the hotels look like they're from a fairy tale and their favorite characters are there to take photos with right in the hotels. Also, hotel guests have a whole list of discounts and the park opens for them an hour earlier, and the lines will be shorter.
Have a nice trip!