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Want a trip into the world of make believe? Want
to meet some of your favourite stars of screen and TV? For kids and
adults alike, a trip to the Paris Disneyland is just that; a
opportunity to step over the rainbow and enjoy a day or two packed with
fun, thrills and entertainment, all available for the taking in the
French countryside just a few minutes from Paris.
Though not everyone's cup of tea, Disneyland is
generally a must-see location for anyone visiting Paris with children .
Yet with its rides in time, in place and in space, and its themed
Disneyland Paris claims to have something for everyone, adults and
children alike. Even for the serious-minded, there are areas like the
Discovery Arcade, or a chance to learn how film stunts are actually
Rather than a single park, Disneyland
Paris is actually two parks next to each other; the original Disneyland
Park, and the newer Walt Disney Studios park. The classic rides and
themed areas, including Fantasyland, Cinderella's Castle, Main Street
USA, Pirates of the Caribbean or the wild west experience of Big
Thunder Mountain are all part of the original Disneyland park
there are also of course opportunities to meet classic Disney movie
characters - so as to speak - in real life.
The newer Walt Disney Studios park is a
separate area, that may require a separate entrance ticket.
(see below). This film studio theme park offers a
classic range of movie themed rides and shows, including the Twilight
Zone Tower of Terror, or the studio tram tour that takes you behind the
scenes for an unforgettable insight into how the movies are made.
Disneyland Paris offer a range of options including all-inclusive
covering accommodation and entrance to the parks. Alternatively,
for those including a trip to Disneyland as part of a holiday in Paris
or even as a short trip from home, entrance tickets to the parks can be
bought on line directly from Disney
the right tickets to
: Tickets covering more than one day automatically include
unlimited access to both parks; but be warned, the single one day
standard ticket, valid for 1 year from date of purchase, only includes
access to ONE of the two parks.
If you plan a single day visit to Disneyland Paris
and want to see things in both the parks, then you should take the
Single-Day "magic ticket" or two-park hopper ticket. The
price is the same as the one day single-park standard ticket; the
difference is that the two-park hopper ticket is for a fixed date. You
must indicate the date of your visit when buying the ticket.
Tickets can also be purchased at the entrance.
the train to Disneyland
There are direct trains from London St.Pancras to the
Marne-la-Vallée TGV station,
located right at the Disneyland theme park, on Fridays, Saturdays and
Sundays. The direct Eurostar service ususlly leaves St Pancras at 10.15
and takes under 3 hours.
However, be warned! It is often possible to get
tickets for half
the price by taking an earlier or later Eurostar, and
changing trains at Lille. This is very easy,
and connecting trains often use the same platform. This takes
about an hour longer, so it's still pretty fast.... The break at Lille
Europe train station is usually just long enough to get a cup of coffee
or a glass of wine, and let kids stretch their legs
and let off
Eurostar tickets can be booked on the French Railways website
(click) , or on the Eurostar site, and prices are generally the same on
both these sites.
If you buy your train tickets separately, to
benefit from the lowest price train services, you'll need to buy tickets to Disneyland separately
(though these can also be purchased at the entrance). You may also want
to book your hotel tickets separately. Click here for hotels in and near Disneyland
Getting to Disneyland :
from Paris: 30 km by road .
: Marne la Vallée - beside the A4 motorway to the east of
railway stations: Marne-la-Vallée TGV: on site.
Otherwise RER rapid transit rail from central Paris.
- Airports: Click here
for access to Disneyland
from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.
at and near Disneyland Paris
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