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Things to Do in Disneyland Paris in 2 Days

If you are going to spend two days in Disneyland Paris, I recommend that you visit Disneyland on the first day and Walt Disney Studios on the second day.

María Cano

María Cano

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Things to Do in Disneyland Paris in 2 Days

Disneyland Paris | ©ulian Hochgesang

Disneyland Paris has so much to see and enjoy that to see it in two days you will have to follow a very exhaustive schedule so as not to leave anything behind. In order to make the most of your stay and make it as productive as possible, do not hesitate to spend the first day at Disneyland and the second at Walt Disney Studios.

It will be the most comfortable and you won't waste time going back and forth. Do you want to know which attractions and shows you can't miss? If so, read on and I will tell you everything you need to know for your two-day stay at the theme park.

And since Disneyland is only 30 kilometers away from Paris, you may combine both destinations on your trip. If so, I recommend you to read the article what to see and do in Paris and know the best proposals.

Day 1: Disneyland Park Highlights

Main Street USA.| ©Victor R. Ruiz
Main Street USA.| ©Victor R. Ruiz

Disneyland Park is the traditional park, open to the public 365 days a year and is divided into five themed areas: Main Street, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland.

  • Main Street USA: It is the main area and from this area you can take a train that takes you all over the park.
  • Frontierland: This area recreates an Indian and cowboy scenario. Among its most outstanding attractions are the haunted house and Big Thunder Montain.
  • Adventureland: A zone that stands out for its green spaces and landscaped areas. The most popular attractions are the Pirates of the Caribbean, Robinson's Cabin or the Indiana Jones roller coaster.
  • Fantasyland: This is the area with the most attractions and is dedicated to the Disney universe with Sleeping Beauty's castle, Alice's Labyrinth and the mad hatter's mugs, among many other options. It is the favorite section for the little ones.
  • Discoveryland: Dedicated to science fiction, in this area you will find the Space Mountain roller coaster or the Buzz Lightyear saber game.

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Start the day on Space Mountain roller coaster

Are you wondering why start your visit with the Space Mountain roller coaster even though it is not at the beginning of the park? Well, the answer is very simple: it is one of the most visited attractions and throughout the day it has long queues. First thing in the morning, at 9:30 a.m., when the park opens, is when the queue is the shortest. Fans of the Star Wars films will be amazed by this roller coaster that is more than 30 meters high, one kilometer long and reaches 70 kilometers per hour. An experience for all five senses.

  • Requirements... Minimum height of 1.20 meters.
  • All ages... Pre-teens, teenagers and adults.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Discoveryland area.

Battle Emperor Zurg in Buzz Lightyear's saber-rattling game

Before leaving Discoveryland, stop by Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast and become a Junior Space Ranger. Your role will be to overthrow the Evil Emperor Zurg from Toy Story by firing lasers from a space cruiser. A fun intergalactic combat.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... Kids, tweens, teens, adults and toddlers.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Discoveryland area.

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Go through Alice's Labyrinth

Alice's Labyrinth at Disneyland Paris| ©Stéphane
Alice's Labyrinth at Disneyland Paris| ©Stéphane

After this little foray into Discoveryland, I recommend you head to the Fantasyland area and overcome Alice's Curious Labyrinth in order to reach the Queen of Hearts Castle in an adventure where you will meet characters from Lewis Carroll's tale such as the Cheshire cat and the card soldiers. And once through the maze you will have a wonderful view of Fantasyland - don't hesitate to take some snapshots!

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages and toddlers.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Fantasyland area.

Visit Sleeping Beauty's castle

And from "Alice in Wonderland" become one of the great protagonists of another of Disney's mythical tales, "Sleeping Beauty". In Fantasyland you will also have the opportunity to visit Sleeping Beauty Castle, a castle that leaves no one indifferent and that has recently been renovated to perfect the original version. Towers, stained glass windows and tapestries make a visit to this elegant castle a magical experience.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages and young children.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Fantasyland area.

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Fly to Neverland with Peter Pan

The Darling children's nursery or Neverland are some of the scenarios of Peter Pan's Flight, an attraction in which you will fly aboard a magical galleon in order to fight Captain Hook. The most important thing to keep in mind: think nice thoughts!

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages and young children.
  • Located at... Disneyland Park. Fantasyland area.

Immerse yourself in the scenery of Pirates of the Caribbean

Do you want to meet the characters from the movie? If you go to Disneyland Paris you will have the opportunity to see Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, an adventure full of surprises in which you will have to search and unearth a hidden treasure and immerse yourself in an explosive battle. This attraction has nothing more and nothing less than more than a hundred audio-animatronics. Quite an experience on a ship. A word of advice: don't let your guard down.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages, young children.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Adventureland area.

Refuel at Blue Lagoon Restaurant

And after an intense morning, it is time to regain strength and, according to the planned itinerary, the best option is Blue Lagoon Restaurant, also known as Capitan Jack's. A restaurant that will transport you to the Caribbean with a decoration in which there is no lack of exotic plants, torches, wicker tables and chairs. Everything is tropical. Regarding the menu, you can choose from a wide selection of Creole food, seafood and fish dishes such as Caribbean chicken colombo, shrimp with coconut and ginger or grilled swordfish with Antillean sauce, among others.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Adventureland area.

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Visit Robinson's Cabin

Robinson's Cabin| ©David Bjorgen
Robinson's Cabin| ©David Bjorgen

The Cabane des Robinson is another of the icons of Adventureland, a tree house that is 30 meters high and in which to climb up numerous stairs and walk through various passages. Once at the top you will be amazed by everything it hides, from kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom and even a library. And from the viewpoint you can see the island just in front.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages, young children.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Adventureland area.

Go on an adventure on the Indiana Jones Roller Coaster

And of course, the world of Indiana Jones could not fail to be present in Adventureland, the attraction Indiana Jones and The Temple of Peril is another of the highlights of the theme park. In this roller coaster you will ride a chariot that will cross the ruins of a temple.

  • Requirements... 1.40 m.
  • All ages... Pre-teens, teens and adults.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Adventureland area.

Ride the railroad at Big Thunder Mountain

And from one roller coaster to another. Specifically to Big Thunder Mountain. In this 22-meter-high attraction, you will ride at a maximum speed of 60 kilometers per hour in a mining train that will take you inside a legendary mountain. Steep descents and steep turns await you on this 1.5-kilometer-long ride. Don't hesitate to ride in the cars located at the end of the attraction to make your experience as intense as possible.

  • Requirements... 1.02 meters.
  • All ages... Children, pre-teens, teenagers and adults.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Frontierland area.

Step inside the haunted house

And what better way to end the day than by entering Phantom Manor, a haunted house located in the middle of nature and with almost a hundred animatronics. In this guided tour you will live a terrifying experience. An absolutely essential attraction on your trip to Disneyland, regardless of the number of days you visit.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... Children, tweens, teens, adults and toddlers.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Frontierland area.

End the day with the amazing night show

And to end the day, do not hesitate to see the night show, Disney Illuminations, which brings together the characters of Frozen and The Lion King, among other films, while soundtracks from Star Wars or Pirates of the Caribbean are playing. A show that dazzles everyone who has the opportunity to see it, both children and adults. It takes place just before the park closes, around 11 pm.

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Day 2 Walt Disney Studio

Mikey and the Wizard in Toon Studio| ©David Jafra
Mikey and the Wizard in Toon Studio| ©David Jafra

Walt Disney Studios is located next to Disneyland Park and is a paradise for movie and special effects lovers. This theme park, which opened a decade later, has several thematic areas dedicated to Pixar's most mythical titles such as Monsters SA, Toy Story, Ratatouille or Finding Nemo, as well as several shows that show how the main Pixar movies were made.

Feel like a Hollywood star in Studio 1

As soon as you enter Walt Disney you will find Disney Studio 1 and you will feel as if you were in Hollywood. You will be able to walk along mythical places such as Hollywood Boulevard and take a trip back in time to the golden age of cinema, from the classic 1920s to the 1960s. This space, which stands out for its ambience as well as its decoration, has several restaurants and stores.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages and young children.
  • Located in... Walt Disney Studios. Front Lot.

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Come early to the animated celebration of Frozen

Animation Celebration - Frozen is a show inspired by the movie Frozen in which, of course, Anna, Elsa, Sven and Kristoff, among other characters, are present. Scenarios such as the Ice Palace or Kristoff's barn are some of the protagonists of this very popular show among visitors to The Walt Disney Studios. A tip: go as early as possible to avoid missing your seat.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... Toddlers, children, tweens, teens, tweens, adults, all ages.
  • Located at... Walt Disney Studios. Toon Studio.

Take a trip to Route 66 on Cars Road Trip

If you are passionate about the Cars movie, don't hesitate to visit Cars Road Trip. Route 66 is the setting for this attraction in which a competitive race will take place whose protagonists will be the mythical characters of the Pixar movies, Lightning McQueen and Mater.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages and young children.
  • Located at... Walt Disney Studios. Worlds of Pixar.

Feel the adrenaline rush of a parachute drop

Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop| ©David Jafra
Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop| ©David Jafra

Inspired by Toy Story, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop is a 25 meters high free fall attraction. As if it were a parachute jump, you will land on a military base with its watchtowers and soldiers.

  • Requirements... 81 cm.
  • All ages... Children, pre-teens, teenagers and adults.
  • It is located in... Walt Disney Studios. Worlds of Pixar.

Get into Toy Story in Slinky Dog ZigZag Spin

Also inspired by Toy Story, Slinky Dog ZigZag Spin is an attraction with jumps, dips and climbs that simulates the feeling that the mythical characters Buzz and Woody had on Slinky the dog.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages.
  • Located at... Walt Disney Studios. Worlds of Pixar.

Immerse yourself in the adventure of Ratatouille

And if you're looking to immerse yourself in the Ratatouille story, now you can do it in Ratatouille: The Aventure, a 4D attraction inspired by the restaurant Chez Remy. In a ratmobile you will live a chase escaping from the evil Chef Skinner.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages and young children.
  • Located at... Walt Disney Studios. Worlds of Pixar.

Take a lunch break

And after visiting the main sections of Worlds of Pixar, take a break for lunch at Bistroz Chez Remy or Restaurant en Coulisse.

  • Bistroz Chez Remy: Located in Worlds of Pixar, it is inspired by the world of Ratatouille and has different menus from 30 to 65€.
  • Restaurant en Coulisse: Located behind Disney Studio 1, this fast food restaurant serves breakfast, as well as various dishes such as salads or burgers. Ideal for any time of the day.

Accelerate without limits in RC Racer

And with your batteries recharged, after a good meal, head to RC Racer and take a unique ride on a racetrack. A 25-meter high roller coaster inspired by Toy Story. Andy has taken out his RC Racer and set up a giant-sized toy racetrack. An amazing ride with steep descents and ascents for the most daring.

  • Requirements... 1.20 m
  • All ages... RC Racer: be a part of history.
  • Located at... Walt Disney Studios. Worlds of Pixar.

Dive into an unforgettable ride on Crush's coaster

Entrance to Crush's Coaster| ©David Jafra
Entrance to Crush's Coaster| ©David Jafra

And if you are looking for a thrill at the bottom of the sea, Crush's coaster is your attraction. Inspired by the movie Finding Nemo, you will dive into a unique and unforgettable journey through wonderful underwater territories.

  • Requirements... 1.07 m.
  • All ages... Children, pre-teens, teens and adults.
  • Located in... Walt Disney Studios. Worlds of Pixar.

Say goodbye to Walt Disney Studios in Tower of Terror

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland Paris. The malevolent machine, the creatures of the pit and the fifth dimension are some of the episodes of this experience in which you will descend and ascend in a haunted elevator.

  • Requirements... 1.02 m.
  • All ages... Pre-teens, teens and adults.
  • Located at... Walt Disney Studios. Production Coutyard.

Take home a souvenir from one of the stores

And a trip to Disneyland will not be complete if you don't take a souvenir to remember your trip when you return. You can opt for the simplest ones like a postcard, a pen, a magnet, a key ring or a calendar. But if you are a big fan of the Disney world, do not hesitate to take a stuffed animal or even some clothes like a T-shirt or a sweatshirt that can accompany you in your comings and goings. One of my favorite choices is a mug.

How to get tickets to Disneyland Paris

Boleteria| ©slowly_rusting
Boleteria| ©slowly_rusting

If you are going to visit Disneyland Paris, bear in mind that there are different types of tickets, although, in this case, we are interested in the two-day ticket. I recommend you to buy it in advance if you want to benefit from any discount or promotion. And, to do so, you can do it comfortably online. In the post cheap tickets for Disneyland you have all the details.

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Disneyland Paris Schedule

Disneyland Paris| ©David Jafra
Disneyland Paris| ©David Jafra

Disneyland Paris is open to the public from 9:30 am until 11 pm. In the post Disney parks schedule you have all the details. In my opinion, if you go for two days, you have to start both days early in the morning in order to make the most of the visit. I also recommend you to find out how to :::link|text=avoid queues at Disneyland Paris with the fast pass|element=sc-125-2385:::, very useful if you go for two days.

How to get to Disneyland Paris

Cab in Paris| ©joiseyshowaa
Cab in Paris| ©joiseyshowaa

To go to Disneyland Paris you have several options. The most economical is the train and the most comfortable is the shared transfer. However, there is also the possibility of renting a car or going by cab or Uber. In the post how to go from Paris to Disneyland you can know in detail the different options.