Welcome to Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is regarded as the top travel destination in France in addition to all of Europe with millions of visitors attending the Parisian version of the Magic Kingdom year after year. Almost identical in features and feel of the first Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Disneyland Paris has its own Sleeping Beauty Castle and even a Main Street USA. Additionally the entire famous Disney characters you're guaranteed to recognize such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and more are there to entertain you and your family. Disneyland Paris is also the largest tour operator in France and has a number of excellent Disney theme hotels accessible and also a smaller version of America's Downtown Disney shopping centre.
The park is located some 40 km east of Paris, and approximately a 45-minute drive via automobile. The Paris RER, part of the public transport system of the city, is actually a better method of transportation as the nearest RER station is literally in front of the Disney park and is merely a 35 minute ride. Upon arrival you will find multi-language directional signs that will lead you to the main entrance as well as the ticket booths if you haven't purchased a ticket ahead of time. Please be prepared to do a substantial amount of walking if you are planning on seeing the entire park. Once you past through the main gates you will walk through Main Street USA, which resembles an early 20th century Victorian styled American city and features a city hall, fire station and even horse drawn carriages. Beyond Main Street is the fabled Sleeping Beauty Castle, certainly the tallest structure in the park at over 50 metres high. In addition to Main Street USA, you will discover four other separate and distinct section of Disneyland Paris all with a mixture of rides, attractions, souvenir shops and places to eat.
The additional four sections are Frontierland, featuring the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad thrill ride and the Phantom Manor, the Parisian version of Disney's Haunted Mansion, Discoveryland with the even faster Space Mountain: Mission 2, Adventureland with its ever popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the Indiana Jones, Temple of Peril ride, and Fantasyland, which is better suited for younger children and features the very popular It's a Small World ride.
Another addition to Disneyland Paris is another theme park called Walt Disney Studios Park. Opened in 2002, this park resembles a California movie and television studio. Here at the park you will be able to enjoy live action stunt shows, rides for both children and adults alike, and like Disneyland Paris, plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants. A number of the top attractions at the Walt Disney Studios Park are the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith (the American rock band), and Crush's Coaster. Another fun attraction is the Walt Disney Studio tram tour that goes through many fake Hollywood movie sets and resembles the well-known Universal Studios tour tram near Hollywood, California.