Crammed with iconic buildings, world-class art and a culinary scene steeped in history, Paris is one of the world’s great capitals, overflowing with style, romance, and art de vivre.
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Mickey, Winnie, Aladdin, Snow White and all the Disney favourites are present and correct in this hugely successful theme park just 30 minutes from the centre of Paris.
There are three sections: Disneyland Park with its spectacular rides and elaborate daily parades; Disney Village with a host of places to eat and the Wild West show; and Walt Disney Studios Park with its film-themed treats.
Getting there & doing it
Take RER line A from central Paris to Marne-la-Vallee-Chessy station (approximately 30 minutes) and look for deals that include entrance and travel.
Tickets currently have to be bought online in advance; one and multi-day tickets are available, and there are tickets that give access to just one of the parks. The Park’s app is worth downloading, as it has real-time information on queues for all the main rides, making it easy to plan where to go when.
A full day is normally enough to make the most of the park, but there are lots of hotels nearby. Some of the more popular attractions have ‘fastpass’ tickets, allowing you to avoid queuing and come back at a specific time in the day. Look out for the fastpass machines near the entrance.
When to do it
Disneyland Paris is open all year round, seven days a week – exact times vary by season. If you want to avoid the crowds, January and March are the best bet (February gets busy around half term weeks). September also tends to be quieter.
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