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The Best Attractions at Disneyland Paris

Whether you're looking for thrills or to marvel and escape reality, when it comes to attractions at Disneyland there's something for everyone. Here is my list of attractions to see and enjoy on a visit to the magical world.

Katherine Betances

Katherine Betances

9 min read

The Best Attractions at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland in Paris, France | ©Thomas Evraert

With so much to see and do at Disneyland Paris where should we start? This indicative compilation includes the best amusement park rides and virtual reality rides, along with some truly mind-blowing shows that you should give yourself a chance to enjoy if they are available by the time you travel to Disneyland.

When you first walk through the gates of this magical place the sensations can be truly overwhelming. From the atmosphere to the decorations, to the festive atmosphere and the music, everything is designed to thrill you to the bone. Especially if you are a fan who has grown up amazed by the magical universes that Disney offers us.

How to avoid queues and crowds at Disneyland

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

Learn some tips to visit Disneyland Paris and avoid crowds when visiting Disneyland and make your stay more enjoyable.

  • If you are staying at Disneyland hotels, take advantage of the initial window of time before the park opens to the general public to visit the most demanded attractions.
  • If you are visiting Disneyland from Paris, arrive early and take advantage of the early morning window to go to the most in-demand attractions.
  • Buy your Disneyland tickets in advance before arriving at the park and skip the line.
  • Disneyland has a paid service called Disney Premier Access, with which you will pay a small amount to go up to the attractions without queues. It is important to take into account that this service is not available in all the attractions of the park.
  • Determine the best time to visit the park according to your requirements. Depending on the season you prefer, choose the least crowded days possible.

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1. Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain| ©Ealasaid
Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain| ©Ealasaid

Located in the Disneyland park on Discoveryland Island, the inclusion of Star Wars has been one of the company's great successes. In this hyper space adventure you will join the Rebel Alliance, you will attend a meeting with Admiral Ackbar who will give you all the details regarding your mission: to drive through space the reconnaissance ship to discover the plans of the Star Destroyer. This adventure is aimed at tweens, teens and adults. It requires a minimum height of 1.20 meters to access.

Useful information:

  • Category: Thrill rides
  • Does this attraction have Cola Single available? Yes
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? Yes

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2. Crush's Coaster

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

The friendly and smiling Crush quickly became one of the most endearing characters of the movie Finding Nemo. This attraction islocated in Walt Disney Studios Park, in the Worlds of Pixar area. It is one of the most requested attractions in the whole complex, so it has long waiting lines almost all the time. A tip? visit the attraction as soon as you arrive at the park.

To get on the attraction you must exceed the minimum height of 1.07 meters. You will climb into the shell of a turtle and although the ride begins with a smooth ride when you least expect it, you will start spinning and tumbling among the fish.

Useful information:

  • Category: Strong emotions
  • Does this attraction have Cola Single available? Yes
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? No

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3. Pirates of the Caribbean

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

The most famous and fun attraction of the Pirates of the Caribbean area is located in Disneyland Park, in Adventureland Island, and everyone can go on it, even small children. A new adventure begins with Captain Jack Sparrow, who with his clumsiness and natural grace must overcome all kinds of inconveniences to achieve his goal: to unearth a hidden treasure.

Useful information:

  • Category: Family attraction
  • Does this attraction have a Single Tail available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? No

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4. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril| ©Natalie Newton
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril| ©Natalie Newton

Also located at Disneyland Park, on Adventureland Island, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril is a fan-favorite attraction. It is focused on teenagers and adults so it requires a minimum height of 1.40 meters to access. In this adventure you are given the mission of searching for an expedition that left for the Temple of Peril but of which there has been no news; with your arrival at the abandoned camp things start to get complicated until they get totally out of control.

Useful information:

  • Category: Strong emotions
  • Does this attraction have Single Tail available? Yes
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? Yes

5. Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues| ©Jeremy Thompson
Star Tours: The Adventure Continues| ©Jeremy Thompson

A new intergalactic adventure awaits you at Star Tours. Located in Disneyland Park, on Discoveryland Island, it is an attraction focused on pre-teens, teenagers and adults, so a height of 1.02 meters is required to enter. It has the particularity of being able to combine different stories and missions, so every time you go up you will have a slightly different adventure. It is a 3D attraction in which you will be aboard the Starspeeder 1000 and you will embark on a journey throughout the galaxy to reach Tatooine and the Death Star.

Useful information:

  • Category: Thrills and spills
  • Does this attraction have Cola Single available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? Yes

6. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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

You can't miss the most terrifying and thrilling adventure in all of Disneyland. Located in Walt Disney Studios Park, in the Production Courtyard area, Hollywood Tower Hotelsis an attraction focused on pre-teens, teenagers and adults. The minimum height of access is 1.02 meters. Once the most famous hotel in Hollywood, it succumbed to misfortune and closed after a mysterious accident; its ruins seem to be possessed by strange spirits so you should be prepared for a few scares.

Useful info:

  • Category: Thrills andspills
  • Does this attraction have Cola Single available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? Yes

7. Ratatouille: The Adventure

Ratatouille| ©Martin Lewison
Ratatouille| ©Martin Lewison

Located in the Walt Disney Studios park, in the Worlds of Pixar area, this is an adventure for the whole family that combines 4D effects with an exciting journey. In the story you will be reduced to the size of a mouse; wrapped in the skin of the little animal and together with your friends you will have to escape from Chef Skinner who will chase you around the Gusteau restaurant. It is one of the favorite attractions for visitors, so try to go as early and as fast as you can.

Useful info:

  • Category: Family Attraction
  • Does this attraction have Single Tail available? Yes
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? Yes

8. Peter Pan's Flight: Fly, Fly!

Exterior of Peter Pan's Flight| ©Carterhawk
Exterior of Peter Pan's Flight| ©Carterhawk

Located in Disneyland Park, on Fantasyland Island, Peter Pan' s Flight is an attraction designed for the fun of the whole family. Here you will board a beautiful galleon with the exclusive and important mission of accompanying Tinkerbell on a journey through the most famous scenes of the Disney animated version of the classic Peter Pan. You will fly to the beautiful city of London visiting the Big Ben, the Tower Bridge, to finally arrive to Neverland and enjoy its fantasy landscapes.

Useful info:

  • Category: Family Attraction
  • Does this attraction have a Single Tail available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? Yes

9. Big Thunder Mountain

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

One of the classic attractions since the opening of Disneyland Paris in the 90's and one of everyone's favorites. Big Thunder Mountain is located in Disneyland Park, designed for pre-teens, children and adults, you must be at least 1.02 meters tall to access. Legend has it that the old mountain is under some sort of enchantment that bankrupted the mining company and transformed Thunder Mesa into a ghost town. Hold on to your seat and get ready for a bumpy ride!

Useful info:

  • Category**:Thrill rides**
  • Does this attraction have Cola Single available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? Yes

10. Phantom Manor

Phantom Manor| ©David Jafra
Phantom Manor| ©David Jafra

Disneyland'sHaunted Manor is a fun adventure for all ages, located in Disneyland Park on the island of Frontierland. Legend has it that the Haunted Manor belonged to one of the founding families of the town of Thunder Mesa. As you tour the Mansion you will learn the sad story of the beautiful Melanie Ravenswood whose suitors always died in strange events, apparently murdered by her possessive father Mr. Ravenswood. Despite the years and the passage of time the now ghost of Melanie is still at the Mansion waiting for her true love.

Useful info:

  • Category: Family attraction
  • Does this attraction have Single Tail available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? Yes

11. Mickey and the Magician

Mickey and the Magician| ©ThatDisneyLover
Mickey and the Magician| ©ThatDisneyLover

If you visit Disneyland and find Mickey and the Magician on your show itinerary, make a space in your schedule to see it. It is performed several times a day at the Animagique Theater, located in Walt Disney Studios Park in the Toon Studio area; during the Christmas season at Disneyland it is replaced by the special Mickey 's Christmas Big Band presentation.
Designed for the whole family to enjoy, the show has a total run time of 28 minutes where Mickey will be mysteriously transported to several magical worlds including: Cinderella's land, Sleeping Beauty's land, the jungle of the Lion King, the spectacular landscapes of Aladdin and the frozen land of Frozen.

Useful info:

  • Category: Family Attraction
  • Does this attraction have Single Tail available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? No

12. The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands

In the show The Lion King:| ©Arvid Bux
In the show The Lion King:| ©Arvid Bux

Another fantastic show to enjoy as a family, as long as it's on the park's seasonal itinerary, is The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands. The show takes place in the largest theater in the entire park: the Frontierland Theater. For 30 minutes, a talented cast of dancers, acrobats and singers bring the legendary songs from The Lion King to new life, accompanied by drums, tribal sounds and a world-class light show.

Useful info:

  • Category: Family attraction
  • Does this attraction have Single Tail available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? No

13. It's a small world

Attraction Its a small world| ©CheshireScalliArt
Attraction Its a small world| ©CheshireScalliArt

Located in Disneyland Park on Fantasyland Island is an attraction not to be missed if you visit Paris with children. It consists of a quiet boat ride that will take you on a tour around the world accompanied by animated puppets and catchy songs. honor different cultures, the landscapes that make up the attraction are full of color and beautiful details wherever you look.

Useful info:

  • Category: Family Attraction
  • Does this attraction have Single Tail available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? No

14. Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast

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

It's time to spin and test your aim with laser blasts at the Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast attraction. Designed for family fun, kids of all ages can enter. This fun game is located in Disneyland Park, on the island of Discoveryland. Your mission will be to climb aboard the XP-40 space cruiser to help Buzz dismantle the plans of the Evil Emperor Zurg who has taken it upon himself to steal the piles of helpless toys.

Useful info:

  • Category: Family Attraction
  • Does this attraction have Single Tail available? No
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? Yes

15. RC Racer

RC Racer| ©Mkckim
RC Racer| ©Mkckim

RC Racer is Andy's favorite race track in the Toy Story movies. Inside Disneyland you can climb aboard one of the toy cars and go up to 25 meters high at breakneck speed. This exciting attraction is among the favorites of those who enjoy adventures to the limit. It is located in Walt Disney Studios Park, in the Word of Pixar area. It is designed for children, teenagers and adults, but a minimum height of 1.20 meters is required to enter.

Useful info:

  • Category: Thrill rides
  • Does this attraction have Cola Single available? Yes
  • Does this attraction have Disney Premier Access available? No

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