If you are traveling to Paris with kids, the best place to take them to is Disneyland Paris – France. Both you and the kids will have the time of your lives discovering this magical place that compares to no other in the world.
Disneyland Paris – France is located in Marne-la-Vallée, a town that is situated within the eastern suburban area of Paris. It is approximately twenty miles or about thirty-two kilometers off Paris’ city centre.
A large part of Disneyland Paris – France is also within Chessy in Seine-et-Marne.
To get to Disneyland Paris – France, you can travel by train, car or shuttle services from the Rossy/Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport.
Via train, you can take the Thalys, Eurostar or RER A4. These will take you directly to the Marne-La-Vallée/Chessy Train Depot which fronts the main gate to the Disney Parks.
The train ride will take about thirty-five minutes.
If you prefer to drive your own car, take the A4 Motorway and this will likewise lead you straight to Disneyland.
What to See
There are plenty to see and do in Disneyland Paris – France. First, there are the five magical lands that you can explore. These are Main Street, USA; Fantasyland; Frontierland; Adventureland and Discoveryland.
Fantasyland makes your favorite fairytales come to life. Meet Snow White, Cinderella and a lot of your other favorite fairytale heroines and heroes.
When you walk into Frontierland, you will feel as if you are walking into an old Western movie while Adventureland will have you rubbing elbows with pirates and go on adventures a la Indiana Jones.
Finally, in Discoveryland you can go up to Space Mountain or go exploring the stars.
These are just the magical lands, there are many other sights to discover here and one day won’t be enough to explore everything that it has to offer.
Much controversy followed Disneyland Paris – France, from the time of its conception to construction. It took several years for this Disneyland to be completed.
It was finally opened on the twelfth of April in the year 1992. Warnings of traffic jams as ninety thousand cars were expected to go to Disneyland resulted in a disappointing opening day. It was estimated that visitors didn’t even reach twenty-five thousand on its first day.
Disneyland Paris – France also underwent several name changes from Euro Disney Resort to Euro Disneyland Paris; to Disneyland Paris and then Disneyland Resort Paris until finally, on April 2009; the name was changed back to Disneyland Paris.
Ticket costs vary depending on where exactly in Disneyland Paris – France you are going and the number of days that you want included in your ticket price.
For instance, a 1-day, 1-park ticket costs seventy-three dollars for adults and sixty-six dollars for children; while a 2-day, 2-park hopper ticket costs one hundred and fifty-two dollars for adults and one hundred and thirty-eight dollars for kids.
3-day, 2-park hopper tickets cost one hundred and eighty-nine dollars for adults and one hundred and seventy dollars for kids.
Special packages are offered when you book a room in any of the Disney Hotels within the Disneyland Paris – France complex. These offers are updated regularly so it’s best to check which ones are available during the time of your visit.