When the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend was announced, my mom and I decided to go on a European adventure! This post will focus on the Disneyland Paris hotels and theme parks.
With seven hotels, two parks, and an entertainment district, there was much to explore! Take a look at a few of our experiences.
While there are multiple hotels to choose from, for our big trip, we stayed at the flagship location – the Disneyland Hotel. Located at the entrance of Disneyland Park (and a very short walk to Walt Disney Studios), this was a premier experience!
The decor is similar to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort with its Victorian style. There are various room types, including rooms with a terrace, larger family rooms, suites, and even rooms with a theme park view! The hotel includes two restaurants (Inventions and California Grill) which overlook the park. A bar (Cafe Fantasia) is also available. This location also includes an indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam bath, and fitness center.
Disneyland Park is full of charm and ornate details! Each land includes a large amount of space to wander, along with amazing theming. Similar attractions such as Phantom Manor, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Autopia, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, Disneyland Railroad, Dumbo, it’s a small world, Robinson Family Treehouse, Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups, Orbitron, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Star Tours are available. A few main attractions were down during our trip, however we still enjoyed our time.
Space Mountain has a very unique look, and unlike its American counterparts, goes upside down! There are also a few walk-through attractions, including Aladdin, Alice’s Labyrinth, and even Sleeping Beauty Castle, where you can visit the dragon that lives downstairs.
A few restaurants are located inside the park, however it is worth noting that they can close early if the park is not at a certain capacity. We did enjoy our meals at Plaza Garden and Auberge de Cendrillon.
Walt Disney Studios Park
Walt Disney Studios is much smaller than Disneyland Park. Somewhat similar to Hollywood Studios, this park focuses on attractions and entertainment. Main attractions included Crush’s Coaster, RC Racer, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, and Tower of Terror. However, our favorite attraction was Ratatouille: The Adventure!
Entertainment options were among our favorite including CineMagique, and one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, Mickey and the Magician! Other options included Lights, Motors, Action! and Disney Junior Live on Stage.
Overall, we really enjoyed our time exploring Disneyland Paris! While much different than Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, we still could feel that Disney magic throughout.
For more detailed information, purchase the Magical Miles: The Runner’s Guide to Disneyland Paris eBook!