If you are planning a trip to the famous Walt Disney Studios® Park, Paris, there are some attractions you simply cannot miss. Check out these!
While Disneyland® Paris is a celebration all of your favourite characters, the studios park are dedicated to the movie production, show business, movie themes and behind-the-scenes action. Basically, it is a real treat for all of us who have grown up with this wonderful animated universe.
Since the opening in 2002, the park has climbed its way up as the third-most visited amusement park in Europe, and the 21st-most visited in the world. A look at the Paris Walt Disney Studios® Park interactive map gives you an indication on what to expect from a day here. However, from all the different things to choose from there are some attractions you simply can’t miss:
1. Crush Coaster® - Toon Studio
If you love animated Disney movies, Finding Nemo is a sure winner. The Crush Coaster® takes its inspiration from the exciting movie scene, where turtles are swept away by the East Australian current. It is dazzling just to watch it on the screen, but now you can actually experience it for yourself. The ride is full of action, and there is only one thing you can do: “hold on to your shell”!
2. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ - Production Courtyard
This attraction is not for the faint hearted. Face your fears by stepping in to the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Once a beautiful glamorous place, now clearly worn by time. Drop in if you dare, to this eerie and abandoned place, speaking of former glory. Inspect for yourself, the dark mystery of what happened to the hotel guests that fatal night on October 31, 1939, when lightning struck.
You will be led to the top of the elevator shaft, and get this ‘calm before the storm’ feeling. That’s when it happens. Is it the lightening again? Whatever it is, you suddenly drop faster than the speed of gravity. Who know what awaits you down there? Although, the attraction name should give you a hint.
3. Toy Story Playland
If you have seen the Toy Story movies, you are familiar to this concept. The experience of entering this world as if you were one of the toys is however an adventure on its own. The surroundings are giant, and you are ‘shrunk’ to the size of a toy. You walk around in a great back yard, filled with amazing toys all around. Some of them are actually attractions for you to enter, like the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin or RC Racer.
4. Stich Live! – Production Courtyard
A studio park is more than just peculiar surroundings and thrilling rides. You can also join in on Stich Live! This interactive attraction gives you a unique experience as Stich interacts with the audience in a real time animation.
5. Cars Race Rally
This attraction is especially perfect for the little ones. For the first time they discover their internal racing driver, with useful help from favourites such as Flash McQueen and Martin. Wake up the sleepy town of Radiator Springs and join in the race on Route 66.
As you are walking the whole day through the studios park, remember to take some breaks for an energy refill. Since you have entered the world of movies, don’t be surprised if even the meals are make you feel like you are on a film set. At the Bistrot Chez Rémy you can enjoy typical French dining with a rat’s eye view. It is all in the details, like big plates and a giant cookbook.
After a long and thrilling day at the amusement park, it is time to relax. At the Radisson Blu Hotel Paris, Marne-la-Vallée you can indulge in the wellness & fitness centre and enjoy a variety of massages and the indoor swimming pool. There is no better way to end an exciting day.
What attraction would you most like to visit?