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? Our answer to this is yes it can! Organisation, advance planning, and a solid itinerary is essential for one day in Disneyland Paris. Anyone can enjoy the magic of Disneyland Paris even if it’s just for the day!

We have put together a list of things to keep in mind when planning for your day of magic…

Disneyland Paris App

The Disneyland Paris app is essential for your visit to Disney especially if you’re planning on doing it in a day! This is the perfect way to plan your day down to every second. Explore the list of attractions, things to do, restaurants etc and pick out what you want to prioritise. This gives you the time to buy fast access for the attractions or shows that are top of your list!

If there is a certain restaurant you want to dine in, make sure to book it here. The app also has a very useful interactive map which you can use to navigate the parks and save you precious time. This also allows you to see how long the wait time is for any other attractions and shows, so you might have time to squeeze in more if the queues are short!

Disneyland Paris Opening Times

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If you’re visiting Disneyland Paris in one day, make sure to arrive early to make the most of your day out! The Disneyland Park is open from 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM. The Walt Disney Studios Park is open from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM. However, park hours are subject to change so make sure to check on the official website what the opening and closing times for the day you’re visiting are. Holidays or special occasions may also affect the hours.

Getting 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 Disneyland Paris Attractions. 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 37 minutes to arrive in Disneyland Paris. The ticket costs around €8.

Disneyland Paris Park’s

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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. 

Disneyland Paris Attractions

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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!

One Day in Disneyland Paris

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If you only have a day at Disneyland Paris, then perhaps opt for the Disneyland Park as this has all the most popular attractions and the breathtaking Magic Kingdom Castle. Use your Disneyland Paris mobile app to navigate your way around! Head to your favourite rides first to avoid disappointment and enjoy a day of fun.

Make sure you are comfortable as it will be a long day! It’s also smart to bring some of your own snacks and water as it will save you time and money. This will keep you going throughout the day until you have lunch or dinner which you should reserve. If you’re planning to spend the full day, then make sure to stick around for the firework display for the ultimate Disneyland Paris experience!

With precise planning and a good itinerary, you can spend one magical day at Disneyland Paris! Are you ready to plan your visit to Disneyland Paris? Enjoy all your favourites and have a magical time with Click&Go Holidays!