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Awesome Disneyland rides!

Attention! This blog post is written many years ago when I was not even dreaming about becoming a professional travel blogger. You are warned that the quality of the text and/or pictures might not be the best. 🙂

As I mentioned in my post, where I show how to save 20€ on the ticket to Disneyland, I recommend to take tickets for 1 day 2 parks. Disneyland itself and the smaller one called Walt Disney Studios. The latter is newer, thus, it has some new very cool rides that you would miss if you would go just to one park, plus they have exceptional shows there. Moreover, the price difference is like 10 euros – so, really worth the money. And do not worry, you are not going to see everything in 1 day in either way!:) Disneyland is made this way that you never get enough with it.

But in order to save your time I will tell you about the rides/attractions that you should definitely experience. For your convenience, I have divided them into 2 groups: fast thrill rides and something for the family that is nevertheless very very exiting. Here we go:

Awesome Disneyland attractions not to miss:

Fast rides:

  • Indiana Jones – a trolley ride with a dead loop, obviously;
  • Big Thunder Mountain – a gold mine adventure;
  • Star Tours – love Star Wars movie? This great thrill is for you!
  • Space mountain Mission 2 OR Aerosmith – they are similar, but Aerosmith is much better in my taste -fast turns with music in the same time- enjoyable!
  • The Twilight zone Tower of Terror – absolutely awesome! The second time I’ve been to the park I was actually scared to go again, but it was fine!:)
  • Crush’s Coaster – swim in a Australian current on a turtle from the Finding Nemo cartoon.

crush's coaster

indiana jones                                 Tower of terror

All family great attractions:

  • Phantom Manor – I loved the decoration of the dead bride house;
  • Peter Pan’s flight – fly to Neverland and see London from a bird’s eye view;
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – very nice one, again awesome decorations! you can get splashed, but just a bit;
  • Ratatouille – I’ve heard it is good, but haven’t been there myself;
  • The closing show – it is FANTASTIC! Believe me, you will love it! N.B. If you have a transfer, check if they leave before the closing, many do. If yes – DO NOT take this transfer, stay for the show, seriously.

        Phantom Manor disneyland paris                      ratatouile

UPDATE: Want to find the best places to stay neard Disneyland? Check out my new post!

Here you can find the plan of the 2 parks.

The show times for both parks you can find here

P.S. So, as I said you probably will not have enough time to check out every single ride in Disneyland, but you certainly will get the best of your day there if you will go directly to the rides I recommend.

And then the next time you come back (sure, because it was awesome, dah!) you might take Disneyland Railroad, calm River cruise and so on. Believe me, there is still many things to do and to see. I have been there twice and still want to come again! 🙂

Have a great stay in this fairy tale kingdom for all the ages! 🙂

UPDATE: Can’t go to the water park now because they are all closed during the pandemic? I feel you! Here is my guide for the best inflatable water-slides that will make your kids feel like they are in an adventure park!



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By |2020-06-04T04:19:54+04:00October 3rd, 2014|Paris, Europe, France|12 Comments
About the Author:
Yulia is originally Russian but truly is a world citizen in the heart. She was traveling around the world for over 4 years now. Her blog is created with the purpose to inspire people to travel more and to share her advice on how to travel "smart".


  1. Vishal 06.07.2015 at 08:26 - Reply

    Hi Yulia,

    Your blogs are fantastic. I love it. Remember me I hosted you in Melbourne. I am waiting for your Australian write up.

    Best of luck dear

    • Yulia 06.07.2015 at 14:06 - Reply

      Hi, Vishal!
      Of course I remember you! Hopefully, one day will find time to write about one of my favorite countries! Or maybe i should just visit again! 🙂

  2. Neeru 26.07.2018 at 13:56 - Reply

    Hi Yulia,

    Your blog is incredible!! Many thanks for all the smart saver tips and how to buy the cheap tickets to disneyland etc. Also, your short cut to

    I have been researching for days but its only today I came across your website! Brilliant.

    I am travelling with my daughter and husband to Paris in October 1st week and luckily she will turn 3 at the end of october so basically she ends up going free to Disneyland Paris!! Awesome!


    • Yulia 27.07.2018 at 11:11 - Reply

      Aww, I am so happy it helped!
      Comments like this make my heart sing, thanks!

      Have a great time in Paris! <3

  3. Nawanit 03.04.2019 at 18:30 - Reply

    Hi Yulia,

    Very well drafted…I am visiting Disneyland this month. Will follow your tips.


    • Yulia 03.04.2019 at 23:49 - Reply

      Happy you liked it,
      have an amazing trip!

  4. Smriti 14.05.2019 at 16:47 - Reply

    Hey Yulia,

    Amazing and very useful article. Really helpful in planning our trip.

    Could you also guide where can we stay and what would be convenient. We are looking at some budgeted accommodation.

    Since Disneyland is quite far hence would like to know ideal area to stay.

    Thanks and best regards,

    • Yulia 17.05.2019 at 18:49 - Reply

      The closest areas to Disneyland where you can stay are Marne La Vallée or Montévrain.
      Here are some great budget hotels and apartments around those areas:
      B&B Hôtel (3 km away from Disneyland, free shuttle available)
      Residhome Val d’Europe (1.9 km from the parks)
      Residence Alassa (around 3km away)

      Hope this helps! 🙂

  5. Gord 04.07.2019 at 17:19 - Reply

    Awesome tips! Saved a lot by using Voyagin. Thanks for the tips.

    • Yulia 04.07.2019 at 17:27 - Reply

      Yay, thank you, I’m so glad I could help! 🙂

  6. bini 01.09.2019 at 13:23 - Reply

    Hi Yulia

    I really loved your blogs. I will be coming for the first time to Disneyland Paris in second week of September 2019. A solo traveller though! It will be two days stay and I’m planning to visit each park separately. Since, I’m fond of disney characters & specially theme, can you please suggest some good options for a solo traveller regarding rides, where to meet fav Disney characters, travel spots etc., and specially what need to be taken care!! looking forward for your suggestion.
    Regards bini

    • Yulia 02.09.2019 at 14:44 - Reply

      Hi Bini,
      First of all, good choice that you decided to visit both parks, I always recommend it! The Disney Studio park is small, but it is very cool, it has some amazing rides and entertainments, although it won’t take you an entire day to finish it. Which means you will still have some time for the big park on the second day as well! If you want to find out about how to save some money on your Disneyland Paris tickets, I recommend reading my article with tips & tricks.
      For the rides, it really depends on what you like but you can find my recommendations in the article above. You can meet your favorite Disney characters randomly in the park, if you stay in a Disneyland Hotel or you can join the scheduled meet’n’greets which you can find in the weekly park schedule.
      Hope this helps, have a great time at Disneyland, it’s such a magical place! 🙂

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