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Things to Do in Disneyland Paris in 3 Days

If you are going to spend three days at Disneyland Paris, I recommend that you spend the first two days visiting Dineyland Park and the third day at Walt Disney Studios.

María Cano

María Cano

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Things to Do in Disneyland Paris in 3 Days

Disneyland Paris | ©Yaopey Yong

Disneyland Paris has two theme parks, so if you are lucky enough to go for three days, I recommend you to spend the first two days in Disneyland Park and the third and last one in Walt Disney Studios. It will be an intense three days, but if you time it right you will have enough time to fully immerse yourself in the whole Disney universe. Do not hesitate to follow the schedule I indicate and you will see comfortably and with time everything you need.

And if you take advantage of the trip to visit the city of Paris, read the post what to see and do in Paris and know the best proposals for your stay in the City of Light.

Day 1: See Main Street, Frontierland and Adventureland at Disneyland Park

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

Disneyland Park opened to the public in the early nineties and is the most popular theme park in Europe with almost nine million visitors a year. It is open every day of the year and is divided into different thematic zones. Ideally, the first day should be spent visiting Main Street, Frontierland and Advetureland.

  • Main Street USA: It is the main area that connects all sections of the park. Galleries, stores, carriages, streetcars, restaurants and cafes. No detail is missing. A trip back in time to the early twentieth century.
  • Frontierland: In the purest American style, in Frontierland you will be immersed in a western movie with Indians and cowboys. Big Thunder Montain or the haunted house are some of the most popular attractions in this area of the park.
  • Adventureland: Caves, pirate ships or tree houses await you in one of the most adventurous and favorite areas of Disneyland.

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Get to know the park on a steam locomotive tour.

Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station will allow you to place yourself in Disneyland Paris and have a view of the entire park, as well as move comfortably between different areas. A 20-minute steam locomotive ride with stops at Main Street, Frontierland and Fantasyland.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages and young children.
  • Located at... Disneyland Park. Main Street U.S.A.

Traveler's Tip

If you go to Disneyland Paris for three days, I recommend that you spend the first two days at Disneyland Park and the third at Walt Disney Studios.

Take a trip back in time on the ark of discoveries.

Discovery Arcade is a journey through time where you can see incredible scale models of various inventions. It is also an ideal place to have a coffee or buy a souvenir of your trip. Although you will have time for the latter later.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages and young children.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Main Street U.S.A.

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Step inside a legendary mountain on Big Thunder Mountain

Big Thunder Mountain| ©JON_CF
Big Thunder Mountain| ©JON_CF

After exploring Main Street U.S.A., don't hesitate to head to Frontierland. In this area, one of the most popular attractions is Big Thunder Mountain, a 22-meter-high roller coaster that reaches a top speed of 60 kilometers per hour. The approximately one-kilometer-long ride through the interior of a steep mountain is quite an adventure.

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

Learn all the mysteries hidden in the haunted house

Phantom Manor is one of the most historic attractions of Disneyland Paris. An excitingly terrifying experience and a must on your trip. On this guided tour through the haunted house of the Ravenswood family you will learn all the ins and outs of the family, as well as the darkest stories starring spirits and ghosts. Did Henry Ravenswood have anything to do with the disappearance of his daughter's suitors?

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

Take a river tour for a different perspective of the park.

At Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing you will embark on the Mark Twain or Molly Brown boat for a river trip in which you will navigate the rivers found in the Far West, spotting some paradisiacal enclaves such as Big Thunder Mountain and Wilderness Island, discovering the marine area of the park, as well as its flora, and you will witness firsthand the caves of the most important smugglers throughout history, as well as impressive geysers and plentiful waterfalls. An experience for everyone.

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

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Take a lunch break at Silver Pur Steakhouse

After an intense morning, what better option for lunch than Silver Pur Steakhouse. In this restaurant in the purest American West you will have the opportunity to taste delicious meats at their peak.

Another option is to opt for The Lucky Nugget Saloon, which also maintains the western aesthetics but is more economical. A place where you can enjoy meat dishes, vegetables and cheeses.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages and small children.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Frontierland.

Climb aboard a galleon in Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean ticket| ©Lo¨c
Pirates of the Caribbean ticket| ©Lo¨c

And one of the greatest adventures at Disneyland Paris is Pirates of the Caribbean, one of the most popular attractions where you will have the opportunity to climb aboard a galleon on an island where buccaneers and corsairs duel, sing and dance. Join the adventure and unearth a hidden treasure!

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

Venture on an expedition in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril

It's true that I'm a loyal Indiana Jones fan, but this is one of my favorite attractions. In Indiana Jones and The Temple of Peril you will board a runaway wagon bound for the ruins of a temple located in the heart of the jungle, an expedition full of surprises that you will not be able to foresee!

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

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La Cabane des Robinson

Located in the southernmost part of the park is the Cabane de Robinson, a tree house inspired by the work "The Swiss Robinson Family" by Johann Wyss. The tree, 30 meters high, has more than 350,000 handmade leaves and more than 100,000 flowers. And the house has a kitchen, bedrooms, toilet, library and a gazebo.

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

Step into an island of adventure

And to end the day, delve into Adventure Isle in search of treasure. Explore all of its terrain from Skull Rock to Spyglass Hill, crossing suspension bridges, navigating narrow passageways and delving into terrifying caves in search of hidden secrets.

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

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Day 2: Discoveryland and Fantasyland await you on your second day at Disneyland Park

Entrance to Discoveryland:| ©Victor R. Ruiz
Entrance to Discoveryland:| ©Victor R. Ruiz

After a first day full of adventure, you're sure to be eager to dive into Disneyland Paris for a second day. In this case, I recommend you focus on Discoveryland and Fantasyland, two of the park's most thematically opposite areas.

  • Discoveryland: In this area, the world of Star Wars and intergalactic travels have special prominence and you can enjoy the Star Wars roller coaster and Buzz Lightyear's saber game.
  • Fantasyland: This is an area that, as its name suggests, is characterized by magic and fantasy. Sleeping Beauty's castle, the mad hatter's teacups or Alice's Labyrinth are some of the main attractions in this section.

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Experience an intergalactic battle on the Star Wars roller coaster

As soon as you enter the park, go to the Discoveryland area and ride the Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain roller co aster where you will experience an intergalactic battle. With a speed of 70 kilometers per hour and a height of more than 30 meters, this is one of the attractions that usually has the longest queue so it is advisable to visit early in the morning.

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

Take a 3D journey on Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

And if you want to continue delving into the world of Star Wars, do not hesitate to go to Star Tours: The Adventure Continues and take a 3D journey through various fictional scenarios such as Jakku, Hoth, Tatooine or the Death Star with C-3PO in the Starspeeder 1000.

  • Requirements... 1.02 m.
  • All ages... Children, tweens, teens and adults.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Discoveryland.

Join the fray in Buzz Lightyear's saber game

Exterior of Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast| ©William Warby
Exterior of Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast| ©William Warby

Based on the movie Toy Story 2, in Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast you will board a spaceship and travel through space, becoming a space warrior and confronting an army of robots with laser guns. Your purpose will be to overthrow Emperor Zurg from Toy Story.

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

Take a flight across the galaxy in Orbitron

Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's sketches, in Orbitron you will board a ship that ascends to a height of 18 meters and performs a circular flight around the galaxy. Become the captain and cross the galaxy aboard this futuristic attraction from which you will have spectacular views.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages.
  • Located in... Disneyland Park. Discoveryland.

Pause for a snack before diving into Fantasyland

After a morning of touring the universe and being the protagonist of your own sci-fi movie, I recommend you take a lunch break before heading to the last area of the park you have left to explore, Fantasyland. For this, you can opt for Auberge du Cendrillon, a French restaurant that winks at the story of "Cinderella"; Au Challete de la Marionette, a restaurant where you can enjoy burgers or roast chicken and immerse yourself in the world of Pinocchio, or Pizzeria Bella Notte, an Italian bistro that will remind you of "The Lady and the Tramp".

Venture into Alice's Labyrinth

And with your batteries recharged, the time has come to immerse yourself in a world of magic and fantasy. To do this, do not hesitate to go to Alice's Curious Labyrinth and meet the main characters of Lewis Carroll's fairy tale and its most characteristic scenes while you go through a hedge maze that leads to the Queen of Hearts Castle.

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

Visit Sleeping Beauty Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle| ©Jeremy Thompson
Sleeping Beauty Castle| ©Jeremy Thompson

In Fantasyland you can also find the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Who has never imagined in childhood the possibility of entering a fairytale castle? At Disneyland you have the opportunity. This attraction is one of the icons of the park and no wonder. Its towers can be seen from anywhere in the park and it has a height of more than 50 meters. It has recently been restored and is a mix between the fairytale castle that we have always imagined and the castles of the Loire Valley.

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

Immerse yourself in a small world

It's a small world is a musical journey of approximately 10 minutes aboard a boat specially designed for the little ones of the house. A journey through seven continents that will captivate you.

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

Climb into a Mad Hatter's teacup

Also inspired by Alice in Wonderland", Mad Hatter's Tea Cups is a carousel with 18 cups that rotate on a tray that, in turn, also rotates. Each cup also has a spinning wheel that can give the attraction a higher speed for those who prefer a more intense experience.

  • Requirements... Any height.
  • All ages... All ages.
  • Located at... Disneyland Park. Fantasyland.

End a fairytale day

Peter Pan's Flight is another of Fantasyland's main attractions. The Darling children's nursery, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Neverland are some of the scenarios of this adventure in which you will have to defeat Captain Hook and that you will do aboard a flying boat. In addition, in Fantasyland you can also experience firsthand the story of Snow White in Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains and Pinocchio's story in Les Voyages de Pinocchio. Three fairytale attractions to end the day.

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

Be amazed by the night show

And to end a fairytale day, let yourself be dazzled by the night show Disney Illuminations. This event, which includes fireworks and music from Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars, will feature characters from Frozen and the Lion King. It takes place just before the park closes at around 11 pm.

Day 3 Walt Disney Studio

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror| ©Alexf
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror| ©Alexf

After these two intense days at Disneyland Paris, the day has come to dive into Walt Disney Studio, the other theme park. It was born a decade later and is dedicated to cinema and special effects. Thus, it has several thematic areas dedicated to Toy Story, Monsters SA, Finding Nemo or Ratatouille, among others. In addition, you can attend shows that show how the main Pixar films were made.

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Feel the free fall at Tower of Terror

Inspired by The Twilight Zone television series, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is Walt Disney Studios' most visited attraction, as well as the tallest in the park, at 56 meters high. A tour of terror that includes a free fall that turns passengers upside down.

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

Explore the bottom of the sea on Crush roller coaster

Crush's coaster is inspired by the animated title Finding Nemo and one of its main characters, the sea turtle Crush. A trip through the bottom of the sea full of adrenaline that is not recommended for children but will enchant adults.

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

Experience the endless thrills of RC Racer

Inspired by Toy Story, RC Racer is an impressive roller coaster 25 meters high. A very short but thrilling ride, ideal to share with the whole family. The attraction admits groups of up to 20 people.

  • Requirements... 1.20 m.
  • All ages... RC Racer: part of history.
  • It is located in... Walt Disney Studios. Worlds of Pixar.

Run away from Chez Remy in the Ratatouille Adventure

Ratatouille: The Aventure| ©Walt Dieny Resort
Ratatouille: The Aventure| ©Walt Dieny Resort

Another Walt Disney Studios attraction not to be missed is Ratatouille: The Aventure. Inspired by the restaurant Chez Remy, it is a 4D experience in which you will be the protagonist of a chase aboard a ratmobile to escape from the evil Chef Skinner.

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

Ride on the back of Slinky with the little ones

Ideal for the little ones as well as for a family visit, Slinky Dog ZigZag Spin is inspired by the movie Toy Story. A kind of roller coaster that seeks to simulate the feeling of Woody and Buzz on Slinky the dog with ups, downs and jumps. Each car can accommodate three to four people.

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

Recharge your batteries with a good meal

After touring part of Worlds of Pixar, you should ideally take a break for lunch: a hamburger or salad at Restaurant en Coulisse or a menu at Bistroz Chez Remy are the most recommended options.

Parachute jump like a Toy Story soldier

Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop is a free fall at 25 meters high that seeks to simulate the sensation of a parachute jump as if you were one of the little soldiers from the movie Toy Story.

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

Travel along Route 66 in Cars Road Trip

Have you ever dreamed of traveling Route 66? Precisely this road is the setting for the Cars Road Trip attraction in which you can be the protagonist of a race aboard a streetcar where you will meet Lightning McQueen, Martin and other Cars characters... Don't hesitate to ride! The scenery will dazzle you.

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

Be dazzled by the Frozen show

Animation Celebration - Frozen| ©Jessica Figueroa
Animation Celebration - Frozen| ©Jessica Figueroa

Inspired by the movie Frozen Animation Celebration - Frozen is a show starring the main characters of the movie. Anna, Elsa, Sven and Kristoff will dazzle you - don't miss their new adventures!

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

Buy a souvenir in one of the park's stores

And of course, a trip to Disneyland is not complete if you do not visit its stores and take some souvenirs, both for yourself and for your friends and family: postcards, pens, magnets, key rings, calendars, T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs. The offer is very varied, for all tastes and pockets.

How to get tickets to Disneyland Paris

Disney Studio| ©Shagshag
Disney Studio| ©Shagshag

If you are going to visit Disneyland Paris for a total of three days, do not hesitate to buy a three-day ticket. If you buy it in advance and online you can surely benefit from a discount or promotion. In the post cheap tickets for Disneyland you can read all the details.

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Disneyland Paris Schedule

Disney Illuminations| ©Edward Gebuis
Disney Illuminations| ©Edward Gebuis

Disneyland Paris opens from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 365 days a year. Read the post Disney parks opening hours and know all the details. Also, start your day early in the morning because, although Disneyland is always crowded, the number of visitors will always be lower. On the other hand, you can consider buying a fast pass to avoid queues at the main attractions.

How to get to Disneyland Paris

Car ride| ©Alexandr Podvalny
Car ride| ©Alexandr Podvalny

If you go to Disneyland from Paris you have several options. From going by train which is very comfortable and is the cheapest option, to going by shared transfer, renting a car or going by cab or Uber. Read the post how to go from Paris to Disneyland and know all the details of the different options.