Disneyland Paris currently list 44 attractions and rides. I visited 17 of the rides. Here is my list (descriptions of each ride and what to expect) ranked based on how long I would be willing to queue. Top tip! Download the official Disneyland Paris app and you can see live queue times for each ride!
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1. Buzz Lightyear Lazer Blast
Our favourite ride – we went 5 times… Help Buzz defeat Zurg by shooting the many targets with your laser gun. Every target you hit gives you a score which is then tallied up at the end. You can actually spin the cars around to sabotage your competitor which is super fun.
2. Ratatouille: The Adventure
A ride that’s as good as the movie. This 4D ride in mice scurries you at Ratatouille’s pace across the kitchen and restaurant floor (Bistrot Chez Remy review)
3. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Someone was sick on this ride before us. Maybe they had one of the best themed snacks at Disneyland Paris…
This 4D ride certainly moves you and even I felt a little queasy at the end. A super fun story (in French) that does well to immerse you into the galaxy.
4. Big Thunder Mountain
This was my first rollercoaster since riding on the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa. I was nervous the whole time we queued, even though there were tiny children also in the queue… In the end, I really enjoyed the ride. I think this is probably the least scariest of the Disneyland Paris rollercoasters so good for beginners. The track goes counter clockwise, so if you are scared, it’s best to sit on the right hand side as I did which means you lean into the person on the left.
5. Peter Pan’s Flight
Surprisingly fun and equally surprisingly long queue times (we saw as long as 90 minutes at peak times…).
Jump aboard a ship as you ‘fly’ over London and through the story of Peter Pan.
6. Phantom Manor
A fun journey through a haunted house (more visual effects than physical jump scares). You can also meet Jack Skellington at the bottom of the manor for a great photo opportunity.
7. Flying Carpets/Dumbo the Flying Elephant
I’ve combined both as they are the same ride, one with flying carpets or Dumbo. You can move your vehicle up and down which I found fun.
Cars which you can steer (to a certain extent) along a track. Parent were letting their (very) small children drive which I imagine must have been thrilling for them.
9. Pirates of the Caribbean
This ship sails the river and tells the story of Pirate of the Caribbean. Jack Sparrow oddly enough only appears twice in the whole thing, but it does have a fun and small decent for a photo opportunity.
10. Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
I felt confident after enjoying Big Thunder Mountain. That confidence evaporated after riding Hyperspace Mountain.
Don’t get me wrong, the visuals and light effects are very cool, but being in the dark whilst moving this way went I gripped onto the bar in front of me for dear life.
11. Mad Tea Party
Spinning tea cups, Alice in Wonderland style.
12. Alice’s Curious Labyrinth
An Alice in Wonderland maze which is really well decorated. I especially enjoyed the crazy eyes of the Cheshire cat.
13. Welcome to Starport: A Star Wars Encounter
A photo opportunity where you meet Darth Vadar face to face as he gives you a telling off.
14. Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
A huge riverboat which goes around in a circle on the lake.
15. Le Carrousel de Lancelot
A medieval carousel.
16. Main Street Vehicles
These cars drive up and down Main Street, from the rail station to the castle. Great for saving your wearing legs on the last day (and generally avoiding the crowds too). People will take photos of you (it might also have been because we were riding in the Paddy Wagon (their words, not mine…))
17. Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin
A walk through a ‘cave passage’ and little dioramas which tell the story of Aladdin.