While some people are happy to immerse themselves in the world of Disney for 3 or 4 days, some are content with just one day. With all the attractions, shows and characters to see in Disneyland Paris, can it really be done in a day?
How big is Disneyland Paris?
There are two main parks in Disneyland Paris: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. The great thing about Disneyland Paris is that, although there are two parks, everything is very compact and walkable – no need to wait for shuttle buses between the two!
Disneyland Park is the main park and is home to the iconic castle, Main Street, the majority of the character ‘Selfie Spots’ and the bulk of the rides and attractions.
Walt Disney Studios is a smaller park that brings you behind the magic of Disney films. Here you can see how they animate, how they use special effects and you’ll get to experience some of the Pixar attractions such as Finding Nemo, Toy Story and Ratatouille.
How to get to Disneyland Paris?
Flying into Charles de Gaulle airport, it couldn’t be easier to get to Disneyland Paris. You simply go to Terminal 2 for the high-speed TGV train. Tickets are around €17.50 and will get you to the gates of Disneyland Paris in roughly 15 minutes.
If you plan on visiting Disneyland Paris as part of a city break in Paris, you can get the RER A regional train to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy Station (the name of Disneyland’s train station). This train departs from Paris Gare de Lyon station and will take 37minutes to arrive in Disneyland Paris. The ticket costs around €8.
What are Disneyland Paris opening times?
Currently, due to COVID-19, the opening hours are slightly different so it’s worth double-checking them before you depart. The Disneyland Park opens from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM. The Walt Disney Studios Park opens from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
Once the nighttime illuminations return, the opening hours for the Disneyland Park will be later.
If you’re visiting Disneyland Paris in one day, make sure to arrive early to make the most of your day out!
When is Disneyland Paris’ 30th Anniversary?
2022 will be a super exciting year to visit Disneyland Paris as they celebrate its 30th year! Disneyland Paris’ 30th Anniversary will kick off on the 6th of March 2022. Although the exact plans for the anniversary have yet to be announced, expect epic new show, some new attractions and excitement in the air!
How can you do Disneyland Paris in a day?
If you’re visiting Disneyland Paris for just one day, organisation and advance planning are essential. Our advice is to download the Disneyland Paris app. Check out which attractions have the longest wait time and plan to do those first thing, during lunchtime or later in the evening. Attractions with a 30-45minute or more wait time tend to include Big Thunder Mountain, It’s a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, Star Wars the Adventure Continues and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril.
Pick a handful of attractions in each park that are your must-see/do. Try and squeeze in as much as possible in the Disneyland Paris park before lunch. To avoid food queues, head to the Disney Village for lunch or pre-book your lunch in the park. After your lunch, visit the Walt Disney Studios Park and complete your list of attractions!