Last month, I really enjoyed working on more Disney related posts such as What Disney Means to Me and My Favourite Disney Items. Disney has always been a huge part of my life ever since I was little, I have a Disney category on my blog but I rarely post anything in it so I’ve worked hard on turning that around and going forward, I would love to feature Disney related posts much more regularly. Disneyland Paris holds a very special place in my heart. It was my first holiday ever when I was 5 and I’ve been twice since then. I’m dying to go back which I have faith that I will do soon but for now, I’m talking about my favourite Disneyland Paris attractions!
* Apologies for the slightly dreadful quality images in this post. These were all taken on an old camera back in 2011.
Main Street U.S.A
Obviously one of the very first things you encounter in the park, I absolutely love Main Street! Despite everything being awfully expensive (let’s not fib, it is), I bloody love strolling around the shops and looking at the array of Disney merch on sale! It’s such a beautiful and photo-worthy street to shop, eat and watch the parade from!
Peter Pan’s Flight
Although not especially thrilling, Peter Pan’s Flight is probably my joint favourite ride (coming to my other favourite later). Whilst I don’t have a photo of any of it, for those that love Peter Pan, it’s a lovely ride which takes you literally out the window and through the story. My last 2 visits, I’ve made it my first and last ride when arriving and leaving!
Big Thunder Mountain
Big Thunder Mountain is my second joint favourite ride in Disneyland Paris. I’ve always been a bit wary of roller coasters; I’m the kinda person that’ll cry and cry until I go on it and then I wanna go on it again and again. But BTM was always a ride I immensely enjoyed! I love the theme and going underground. It’s just really fun.
It’s a Small World
I don’t really know why I love It’s a Small World so much but I think it’s because it reminds me of my parents and being a kid. Apparently when I was younger, I didn’t know the words to the song so I used to make them up and it was hilarious. It’s just a lovely, slow ride and the song actually has some nice lyrics!
Crush’s Coaster is probably the most fun ride I’d say, it’s a shame the queue is always soooo long for this one! Fortunately, we were in the queue when it broke down so got a free fast pass for later in the day because we were waiting so long, woohoo! If you love Finding Nemo and hurtling through the dark then this is one for you!
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Peter Pan’s Flight is ~ so damn magical ~ I came off it in very happy tears! Walking down Mainstreet USA always gets me a bit emotional too! Xx
Yep I always cry on Peter Pan’s flight too haha!
I’m so glad it’s not just me!😂
I love Phantom Manor and Big Thunder Mountain ❤️ I really need to finally try Crush’s Coaster because BTM doesn’t scare me but for some reason the thought of Crush does!
Crush isn’t scary at all, it’s so much funB
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Love the photos! I just moved to Paris recently and have been itching to go visit Disneyland. I’m slightly put off at the idea of all the crowds, but I feel like everyone has to go to Disneyland at least once in their lifetime – right?
Definitely! If you don’t like crowds then don’t go during weekends and definitely don’t go during school holidays xxx
It’s so hard but…
Peter pans flight (especially since the refurb)
Dumbo (can’t beat a classic)
Ratatouille (though it needs some tlc)
Buzz lightyear lazer blast (because toystory)
And star tours
Those are my top faves but tbf I enjoy most of the rides! Hope you get to go back soon!
Star Tours made me feel incredibly sick. Buzz’s Lazer Blast is fun though x
I’ve never been before but dream of taking my kids one day 😊 I’ll have to visit these attractions when the day comes!
You totally should! Kids would love it!
I’ve only ever been to Disneyland Paris once, I was 13 but I absolutely loved it and I’m dying to go back again one day! I loved Big Thunder Mountain and Crush’s Coaster too, they were two of my favourites! I also loved the Buzz Lightyear Laser Quest one, so much fun! xo
Sian | http://www.siankathrine.co.uk
Oh yeah I remember the laser quest! Our ride got stuck and we were sitting there for a good 15 mins haha!
It’s a Small World was my favourite place as a kid. Disney Land seems so magical. I need to go back there one day!
Yeah I loved it as a kid too!
Gosh it’s been ages since I have been to Disneyland Paris, think I was about ten! But this post brings back some fond memories! Thunder Mountain sticks out in my memory most x x x
Thunder Mountain is amazing!
I would absolutely love to visit Disneyland some day! Peter Pan’s flight sounds so exciting! Xx
It is if you love Peter Pan! It’s such a cute ride xxx
It’s a Small World is such a let down compared to Florida – but maybe I am just holding it to higher expectations!
However, I do love DLP’s Big Thunder Railroad a lot more than WDW.
I think my favourite DLP attraction will always be Space Mountain!
I can’t compare to any of the Florida ones unfortunately!
Loved reading this post, I haven’t been to Paris since I was tiny but I love Walt Disney world and these are some of my favourites their too, can’t beat Peter pans flight- such a nostalgic ride 🙂 Loved reading through your favourites!
Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/
It’s so nostalgic isn’t it?! Makes me tear up every time! xxx
Unfortunately, I’ve ne been to Disney. I live in hope ha.
Hopefully one day! xxx
I’ve been to Disneyland Paris when I was around 6 but I’d like to go again x
Hope you do one day xxx
Disneyland Paris is beautiful! I am determined to go again at some point, this time with my husband!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Awh that’s be lovely! Xxx
I go to Disneyland in SoCal all the time and can totally relate to you about loving Disney!! Big Thunder and Small World are my favorite rides! I like that your version of Big Thunder looks more adventurous! Thanks for sharing your faves!
Yay you have great taste! xxx
We went to Disneyland Paris when my daughter was only 3 months old. I love it, and I’m hoping to go again next year. I love Crush’s Coaster, mainly because it’s one of the attractions they don’t have in WDW. But all the other attractions you mentioned are favourites of mine too, on both sides of the pond
Oh really?! I didn’t know that! Awh well hope you get to go again!
Tower of terror every time!
Eeeek I haven’t been on that!
It’s a must, one of those rides that scares me so much but the adrenaline is amazing
Looks like such a magical place, can’t believe I’ve never been haha xx
It really is! xxx
I love Disney in Paris and Florida 🙂 xx
I’ve never been to Florida xx
Aww yes! This post brought back all my happy Disney memories! 😍 I have been twice, most recently with my sister a few years ago. I agree with your choices, the parade is always fantastic to watch and Big Thunder Mountain is a pretty cool ride. I’m such a big kid and want to get photos with all the Disney characters when I’m there 😄. Great post Jenny! 😘 xx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
Haha same! I have some lovely photos with some characters! xxx
Wow every time I see something relating to DisneyLand Paris I think it gets more breathtaking 😍 I love Disney and from the one I saw your post was on one of my must go to locations I had to click. You’re so lucky you got to visit 3 times. Your fave spots look magical 🧙🏽♀️🔮 I think I’d thoroughly enjoy Peter Pan Flight and Big Thunder ⛰! Great post Jen!
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Thank you! It truly is magical xxx
So many people love It’s a Small World but it’s not for me, I went on it last time I visited but will give it a miss on future trips! I never got to go on Big Thunder as it was closed on my last trip so I’m so excited to go on it this time! Crush’s Coaster is definitely one of my favourite rides! I’m not a huge fan of big thrill rides so this is just enough for me to cope with absolutely love it! Great post hun you chose some good ones!
Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
I love it’s a small world cos it reminds me of when I was little. Gutted that Thunder Mountain was shut, I would have been devastated! xxx
Ahhh this has made me so excited! I’m going to Disneyland Paris for the first time next month!! Have been to WDW before but i’m crazy excited to be back in a Disney paradise 🙂
Awh yay! Have an amazing time! xxx
Love this! I’m a massive Disney fan too but I’ve never been to Paris. If the rides are pretty much the same as Orlando then I’d definitely enjoy your recommendations! And 100% agree with how magical Main Street is! Xx
I think there’s probably a few less rides but there’s a really good selection and likely will be some of the same! Main Street is amazing xxx
This was so fun to read. Last time I was there I think I was 5! I’d love to go back as an adult to see if it’s as fun as I remember x
Awh I went when I was 5 too! It’s funny cos the time after that I was like 16 but somehow, I remembered almost everything! xxx
I’ve only been to Disney World in FL and absolutely love it!!! I hope to get a chance to visit Disneyland Paris one day.
Awh yay! Hope you do too xxx
I’ve never been to Disneyland Paris but always wanted to Take the kids- sadly funds haven’t allowed so far! I love the sound of the Peter Pan ride as I can’t do bigger coasters anymore because of my back!
Great post thanks for sharing!
Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com
Awh well hopefully you can save up and go sometime! xxx
I have been to disneyland paris a few times as my parents live not so far away! i love space mountain and the maze! They are so much fun! xx corinne
Oh wow, lucky you!!! xxx
I’ve only been to the Florida one – but we all HATED It’s A Small World!
That’s the idea 🤣
But there’s so many rides, so little time! I don’t want to spend my time stuck on a slow ride when there’s so many more exciting things to see and do! 🙂
I have not yet been to Disneyland Paris (I remember when it opened as Eurodisney!), but I hope to. I’ve been to Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida several times. Like you, I love Peter Pan’s Flight and Big Thunder Mountain.
Haha when I went when I was 5 it was called EuroDisney! Peter Pan’s Flight is magical!
I’ve never been to Disneyland Paris but I would love to take my niece there one day. I went to Disneyworld in Florida when I was about 10, it was such a fun experience and the rides were all so exciting!
Awh she’d love it and PLEASE let me come with you!
Crush’s coaster was unexpectedly thrilling for me! I thought it was gona be a story type ride, I did not know it was a proper roller coaster. Plus there were so many tiny kids going on, it totally surprised me to find out while on the ride it was a thrill ride! Kids now a-days are braver than I was!
Haha it does fling you around a bit doesn’t it! I absolutely love it though, so much fun!
I haven’t been to Disneyland Paris or either of the USA resorts, it’s just not really my thing, sorry Jenny! But I know Flora would love to go so maybe one day if she keeps begging…! x
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You’ve got to take Flora, if she likes Disney. It will be so magical for her xx
Main Street is my favourite and Minnie Mouse’s house! I loved Disneyland when I went I’d love to go back!
I can’t wait to go back at some point I can’t get enough of it!
Aw! It’s A All World!
Space Mountain is literally my favourite ride ever in Disneyland Paris! I wasn’t able to ride it first time as I was too small, but went back and certainly made up for it. Rock’n’Rollercoaster is defo another of my faves.
Amy | hookedonthemusic.com
Same here! I obviously wouldn’t have gone on it when I was 5 🤣 It’s a fun ride for sure!
It’s A Small World is my favourite! Excellent choices ✨
I Don’t Like That Ride It Freaks Me Out 😅
Such a lovely ride isn’t it!