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Disneyland Paris rides – best rides, wait times, height restrictions

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Disneyland Paris, the most visited theme park in Europe, is located in Marne-le-Vallée, about 32 km east of the center of Paris.

It opened on 12th April 1992 and has seen around 320 million visitors till today’s date.

In addition to many hotels, shopping venues, golf courses, dining, etc., Disneyland Paris has two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park.

These parks have some amazing rides for all age groups. Find out everything about the rides in Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris rides

Best Disneyland Paris rides

Here is a list of the 26 best rides in Disneyland Paris. We have also mentioned the kind of tourist the ride is most suitable for and if FastPass is accepted at the ride.

This list of the best Disneyland Paris rides is in alphabetical order.

Adventure Isle

At Adventure Isle, watch what’s ahead as danger lurks beneath crisscrossing suspension bridges, besides narrow pathways, and within spooky caves.

Get your little treasure hunters ready for a trek they’ll never forget.

Ride’s location: Adventure Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Disneyland also has other attractions!
Besides the rides, Disneyland in Paris also has many shows, meet-n-greet, parades, etc.

Avengers Campus

For all the Avengers fans, Disneyland Paris has created an Avengers campus where you can meet your favorite superheroes from the Avengers movie.

The Marvel Disneyland Paris building has a wonderful design that looks even more spectacular at night.

The animatronic Iron Man, the projection of Avenger superheroes on screen, etc., are the campus’s heart. 

The main attractions at the Avengers Campus are:

– Hero Training Center
– Avengers Assemble: Flight Force
– Spider-Man W.E.B. Adventure
– Guardians of the Galaxy: Dance Challenge

Ride’s location: Walt Disney Studios Park, Avengers Campus

Suitable for: Tweens, teens, adults (120 cm)

Type of ticketCost
1-day Disneyland Paris ticket€ 67
1-day Flexible ticket€ 105
Multi-day Disneyland ticket€ 166
Entry tickets + Express Shuttle from Paris€ 154
Entry tickets + Coach Transfer from Paris€ 144
Express tickets + Train Transfer from Paris€ 154

Big Thunder Mountain

Prepare yourself for one heck of a ride in a runaway mine train cart that takes you for a thrilling ride inside and around a haunted mountain. This adventure ride will surely get your adrenaline rushing.

Ride’s location: Disneyland Park, Frontier Land

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: Yes, accepts

Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast

Have you ever dreamed of traveling in space? Now gear up your space cannon to help Buzz defeat Zurg in an intergalactic laser shooting gallery.

This setup will surely give you the feeling of being in space as you fight off the enemies with your invisible laser gun.

Ride’s location: Discovery Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: Yes, accepts

Casey Jr. – le Petit Train du Cirque

The jolly little train from Dumbo will take you gently up and down and around the miniature marvels of Disney stories like the Drawfs’ mine, gingerbread house, and Rapunzel’s high tower.

The familiar settings of classic Disney movies will surely make your fantasies come alive.

Ride’s location: Fantasyland, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

There are three ways to experience Disneyland Paris. If you want a short visit and know when you will be visiting, you can buy the Fixed 1-day ticket, or if you aren’t sure about the date, you can purchase the Flexible 1-day ticket. If you want to explore Disneyland Paris fully, buy multi-day Disneyland Paris tickets.

Crush Coaster

Join the mission of finding Nemo with Crush and his friends at Crush Coaster.

Board the turtle shells that will take you on a heart-throbbing underwater journey bringing the movie’s scenes right before your eyes. 

The Crush Coster has two parts- the first part of the attraction is taking guests to the Great Barrier Reef, where they meet Nemo and Squirt. 

For the second part of the ride, you must jump into a turtle shell and get ready to dive into the ocean filled with darkness, where you’d see voracious glow fish and the Sunken Submarine. 

Ride’s location: Walt Disney Studios Park, Worlds of Pixar 

Suitable for: All ages (107 cm)

Horse-Drawn Streetcars

Love traveling in style or want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the crowd on the sidewalks?

Take a horse-drawn streetcar between Town Square and Central Plaza and let it ride you around as you sit in comfort and splendor.

Ride’s location: Disneyland Park, Main Street, U.S.A.

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril

Hop onto a runaway wagon and race in and around a mysterious, dark jungle to experience a look-alike of the temple run game.

Ride’s location: Adventure Land, Disneyland Paris

Suitable for: Tweens, teens, adults

Fastpass: Yes, accepts

La Cabane des Robinson

Discover this beautiful tree house made by Swiss Family Robinson as you ascend a series of walkways and stairs to revel in salvaged decoration in detailed rooms, a library, and a kitchen.

When you reach the top, you can grab a telescope and view of the beautiful island below.

Ride’s location: Adventure Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant

Live the fairy tale of sleeping beauty inside the Sleeping Beauty castle through lavishly illustrated books, rich tapestries, and truly majestic stained glass windows.

Ride’s location: Fantasy Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Le Pays des Contes de FĂ©es

Hop inside a 15-person boat to have a different view of the Disney houses, villages, and memorable moments in Disney’s Storybook Land as you pass through valleys and hills.

Some of the miniature constructions are a scene from The Sword in the Stone, Belle’s village, and the Beast’s castle from Beauty and the Beast and The Emerald City.

Ride’s location: Fantasy Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, doesn’t accept

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Les Mystéres du Nautilus

Board Captain Nemo’s historic submarine and discover the imagination of Jules Verne from 20,000 leagues under the sea. Brace yourself for some nasty seafaring secrets as you wander the corridors.

Ride’s location: Discovery Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Les Voyages de Pinocchio

Pinnochio and his friend Jiminy Cricket will take you on an incredible journey as they face some familiar foes.

Watch Pinocchio dance with puppets, get locked by Stromboli, and transform into a real boy at the end.

Ride’s location: Fantasy Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Note: There are two types of tickets at Disneyland – multi-day tickets and one-day tickets.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups

Sit in an oversized cup and prepare for a whimsical whirl around a giant teapot. Each teacup includes a wheel that lets you control the direction and speed of your spin. Fast or gentle riders, it’s for everyone.

Ride’s location: Fantasy Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Orbitron

Be a captain of your vessel as you ride it around a galaxy of planets high above the sights and sounds of Discovery Land.

Ride’s location: Discovery Land, Disneyland Paris

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Peter Pan’s Flight

Board a colorful galleon, fly over the starlit London to see famous sites like Big Ben and Tower Bridge, and witness many scenes from the unforgettable Never Land made famous from the Disney movie Peter Pan.

Ride’s location: Fantasy Land, Disneyland Paris

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: Yes, accepts

Pirate Galleon

On this famous Jolly Roger-flying galleon, you can man the deck and commandeer the galleon.

Young marauders will often come to inspect the cannons, but if they aren’t careful, you can make them walk on the plank in no time at all.

Ride’s location: Adventure Land, Disneyland Paris

Suitable for: All ages (may frighten younger guests)

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Pirates of the Caribbean

Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew will take you on board to man the deck and hoist the rigging as he sets on a clumsy quest to unearth hidden treasures.

Watch vengeful Captain Barbossa transform into a zombie as he confronts those who betrayed him.

Ride’s location: Adventure Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages (may frighten younger guests)

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Phantom Manor

Experience the spine-chilling stories of the haunted manor in Thunder Mesa at Disneyland Phantom Manor. 

Know how Henry Ravenswood’s beloved and beautiful daughter, Melanie’s lover, met a tragic and mysterious ending. 

This ghoulish attraction combines a walk-through portion with Omnimover vehicles that slide you through different story plots of the haunted mansion.

Disneyland Paris Haunted Mansion is worth exploring as it is created using brilliant special effects, Audio-Animatronics, with a unique orchestral soundtrack. 

Remember to get an on-ride photo with a Disneyland Paris Photopass. 

Try Disneyland Paris Standby Pass, which lets you reserve your spot without standing in queues.

Ride’s location: Frontier Land, Disneyland Paris

Suitable for: Kids, Tweens, teens, adults

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Ratatouille

Ratatouille Disneyland Paris offers a 4-D experience taking you through Gusteau’s kitchen.

As you slide through, you will discover the sights and smells of a typical Parisian restaurant as you escape Chef Skinner’s clutches.

Meet the tiny and inconspicuous chef, Remy, and watch him guide his friend, Alfredo Linguini, movements by pulling his hair. 

Location: Walt Disney Studios Park, Worlds of Pixar 

Suitable for: Tweens, teens, adults

Fastpass: Yes, accepts

Test your eyes and shooting skills with interesting targets like prickly cacti to Peg-Leg Pete. There is an extra charge for this attraction.

Ride’s location: Frontier Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: Kids, tweens, teens, adults

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Sleeping beauty castle

Surrounded by a square of trees and home to an occasionally waking dragon, the Sleeping beauty castle is the most famous 167-foot landmark that boasts soaring spires, ornate turrets, regal royal-blue rooftops, stained glass windows, and tapestries.

This central icon of Disneyland Paris rises high in the sky at the end of Main Street, U.S.A.

Ride’s location: Fantasy Land, Disneyland Park

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Board a Starspeeder 1000 and take off on a thrilling 3D voyage to discover distant destinations, encounter famous characters, and jump into a stunning scene inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

It is an attraction best loved by Jedi fans.

Ride’s location: Discovery Land, Disneyland Paris

Suitable for: Kids, tweens, teens, adults (height 1.02 m)

Fastpass: Yes, accepts

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain

Attend a briefing from Admiral Ackbar and set out on a mission to pilot a reconnaissance vessel and spy on an Imperial Star Destroyer in this thrilling ride into space.

Ride’s location: Discovery Land, Disneyland Paris

Suitable for: Tweens, teens, adults (height 1.20 m)

Fastpass: Yes, accepts

Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing

Hop in one of the two majestic 19th Century-style paddleboats, Mark Twain and Molly Brown, and witness a new view of Big Thunder Mountain, Wilderness Island, and cascading waterfalls along the way.

Ride’s location: Frontier Land, Disneyland Paris

Suitable for: All ages

Fastpass: No, it doesn’t accept

Tower of Terror

Venture into the abandoned abode at the Tower of Terror. 

Wind through a dusty lobby and dark library boasting some odd artifacts that may scare you. 

The television in the room tells you the terrifying stories of the Tower of Terror, and Rod Serling welcomes you on the journey to the Twilight Zone. 

Edge into the boiler room, home to clattering machinery, and your passage into the 5th dimension – the service elevator.

As you go up and down in the elevator, you’ll be exposed to some spooky scenes in the hotel that will take your breath away. 

Location: Walt Disney Studios Park, Production Courtyard

Suitable for: All ages (102 cm)

There are three ways to experience Disneyland Paris. If you want a short visit and know when you will be visiting, you can buy the Fixed 1-day ticket, or if you aren’t sure about the date, you can purchase the Flexible 1-day ticket. If you want to explore Disneyland Paris fully, buy multi-day Disneyland Paris tickets.


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Disneyland Paris rides queue time

Depending on their popularity, different rides have different waiting times at Disneyland Paris.

For popular attractions, sometimes the queue is so long that the waiting time can exceed one and a half hours.

Following is the list of the most popular rides –

1. Crush’s Coaster
2. Big Thunder Mountain
3. Peter Pan’s Flight
4. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
5. Princess Pavilion (during scheduled times)
6. Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement ToquĂ©e de RĂ©my

Following are the moderately popular rides where waiting time is usually an hour.

It is always best to use a Fastpass to avoid the lines.

1. Autopia
2. Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains
3. Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
4. Cars Quatre Roues Rallye
5. Disneyland Railroad Discoveryland Station
6. Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station
7. Indiana Jones et le Temple du PĂ©ril
8. Meet Mickey Mouse (during scheduled times)
9. Orbitron – Machines Volantes
10. RC Racer
11. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
12. Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop
13. Les Voyages de Pinocchio

Note: If you plan to try out all the popular rides, it is better to get Fast Pass at Disneyland Paris

The following rides should be avoided during busy times because they can easily be assessed later in the day (around closing time) without a long queue.

The average waiting time for these rides is 30 minutes.

1. Armageddon: Les Effets Speciaux
2. Le Carrousel de Lancelot
3. Casey Jr. – Le Petit Train du Cirque
4. Disneyland Railroad Fantasyland Station
5. Disneyland Railroad Frontierland Station
6. Flying Carpets Over Agrabah
7. Phantom Manor
8. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith
9. Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin
10. Star Tours
11. Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic
12. Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing

These minor rides have a waiting time of around 10 minutes. Here is a list of such rides-

1. Art of Disney Animation
2. Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
3. Horse-Drawn Streetcars
4. It’s a small world
5. Main Street Vehicles
6. Le Pays des Contes de FĂ©es
7. Pirates of the Caribbean

Rides at Disneyland Paris with no waiting time

Following are the rides which have no queue time. You can try them out at any time of the day.

1. Adventure Isle
2. Alice’s Curious Labyrinth
3. La Cabane des Robinson
4. Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant
5. Discovery Arcade
6. Disney Studio 1
7. La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant
8. Legends of the Wild West
9. Liberty Arcade
10. Les Mystères du Nautilus
11. Le Passage EnchantĂ© d’Aladdin
12. La Plage des Pirates
13. Pocahontas Indian Village
14. Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery
15. La Tanière du Dragon


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Disney Paris rides height restrictions

Apart from some restrictions for people with back and neck problems, Disneyland Paris has a minimum height requirement for various rides, and the visitors are measured with a height stick at the entrance.

These height restrictions are strictly enforced at the entrance of each attraction and are only to ensure that children fit safely in the ride vehicles.

We list the Disneyland Paris height restrictions for some of the rides below –

Big Thunder Mountain: 1.02 m (3′ 4″)
Indiana Jones et le Temple du PĂ©ril: 1.40 m (4′ 7″)
La Plage des Pirates: 1.40 m (4′ 7″)
Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain: 1.32 m (4′ 4″)
Star Tours: L’Aventure Continue: 1.02 m (3′ 4″)
Crush’s Coaster: 1.07 m (3′ 6″)
Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop: 0.81 m (2′ 8″)
RC Racer: 1.20 m (3′ 11″)
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: 1.02 m (3′ 4″)
*Autopia: 0.81 m (2′ 8″)

*The minimum height required to drive on Autopia is — 1.32 m (4′ 4″)

Make sure you check your height before you sign up for the rides.

Disneyland Paris rides for toddlers

Many attractions in Disneyland may be unsuitable for toddlers, but plenty that suit all ages, like It’s a small world, Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Pocahontas Indian Village.

Also, Parents can benefit from a service called baby switch to make the best of their tour.

Baby Switch is a facility where you and your partner take the toddler, in turn, to ride without having to queue again.

Disneyland Paris rides map

The Disney Paris rides map is available here. You can zoom in and use it to reach the attraction.

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# Dreamsinparis.com

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