It took me 30 years to make it to Disneyland Paris. And if you wait for things to happen for too long, they normally don’t turn out that cool. This one did! I tried not to get too excited before going and kept saying to myself “keep calm, there are just some students wearing a Mickey costume and when they are off they probably make out with Cinderella “, but as soon as I entered the Disneyland area Mickey was just Mickey for me. And guys: EVERYTHING had ears! The shampoo on my room had ears, the flowers had ears, the cookies had ears and certainly I also got some ears for myself. I don’t want to tell you a long story about Disneyland Paris (just see the pictures!), everybody has his own favorite character and attractions… But there are a couple of things that might help you to organize your visit:
1. First you have to decide where you want to go. There is a Disneyland Park (on this post) and the Walt Disney Studios Park (anterior post). I would recommend you to do only one park per day (ticket prize is currently 65 euros), you would miss out too many attractions otherwise. A fast pass is always a good idea (it makes you wait 5 to 10 minutes instead of 1 hour sometimes). But with your regular ticket you are also allowed to use the fast lane during special hours (don’t forget to ask about that!).
2. Don´t miss the Disney Magic on Parade (all the characters walk on the Main Street every afternoon) and the Show Disney Dreams (a huge lights and fireworks show on and around the Sleeping Beauty Castle every night). These two will definitely be your highlights!
3. There are some rides everybody wants to take (like Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain). Try to make them first – as soon as you get in – and walk around later.