Disney Paris

By Ramiro Fierros

Our History!

Disneyland Paris, originally Euro Disney Resort, is an entertainment resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town located 32 km (20 mi) east of the centre of Paris, and is the most visited theme park in all of France and Europe. It is owned and operated by Euro Disney S.C.A., a publicly traded company in which The Walt Disney Company owns a minority stake. The resort covers 4,800 acres (19 km) and encompasses two theme parks, several resort hotels, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course, in addition to several additional recreational and entertainment venues. Disneyland Park is the original theme park of the complex, opening with the resort on 12 April 1992. A second theme park, Walt Disney Studios Park opened in 2002. The resort is the second Disney park to open outside the United States, following the opening of the Tokyo Disney Resort in 1983.

Parks

Visit our beautiful parks


  • Disneyland Park, opened with the resort on April 12, 1992 and is based on Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom
  • Walt Disney Studios Park, opened on March 16, 2002 celebrating showbusiness, movies, and behind-the-scenes

Shopping, Dining, and intertainment


Disney Village, an entertainment district containing a variety of restaurants, entertainment venues, and shops.

Rides and Attractions



According to the Disneyland Paris website the theme park's top five attractions are It's a Small World, Space Mountain: Mission 2, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast.

It’s a Small World is located in the Fantasyland portion of the park. It takes the visitor on a musical tour of the world while multicultural dolls sing the song "It’s a Small World". The park visitors travel through the attraction in a small boat which follows a river that runs through the attraction, with each part of the ride is themed for a different part of the world.

Space Mountain: Mission 2 is located in the Discoveryland portion of the park. It is a roller coaster like ride that “will blast you on a warp-speed ride into the unknown."

Big Thunder Mountain is located in Frontierland. This is a “runaway train” through the man-made “sierras of Big Thunder Mountain.

Pirates of the Caribbean is located in Adventureland, contrary to popular belief, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise drew inspiration from the ride.

Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast is located in Discoveryland. It was inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie Toy Story 2. In this attraction the visitor sits in a star cruiser and shoots laser beams at targets. The more targets they hit the more points they earn. This ride is advertised as good for families with little ones, even though it is also listed that it may frighten young children.

The park is approximately 4,800 acres (1,942 ha), and is divided into two main parks that each hold separate attraction area within them. The park receives around twelve million visitors a year which makes it the most visited place in Europe.

Hotels


The complex features seven Disneyland Paris hotels. The Disneyland Hotel is located over the entrance of the Disneyland Park and is marketed as the most prestigious hotel on property. A body of water known as Lake Disney is surrounded by Disney's Hotel New York, Disney's Newport Bay Club and Disney's Sequoia Lodge. Disney's Hotel Cheyenne and Disney's Hotel Santa Fe are located near Lake Disney, Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch is located in a woodland area outside the resort perimeter.

Hours

Monday10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Tuesday10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Wednesday10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Thursday10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Friday10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Saturday10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday10:00 am – 10:00 pm