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Guide to rides for younger children at Disneyland® Paris!

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Visit Disneyland® Paris and have heaps of fun,
Here are some great tips for visiting with a little one!
This season has plenty of Disney magic in store,
including attractions, shows, and parades that the whole family will adore!

The Best Disneyland® Paris Rides and Attractions for kids!

Heading to Disneyland® Paris with your children is so exciting, but it’s always good to plan ahead and consider the best rides for their age range! I remember constantly thinking about which rides and attractions they’d be able to go on. Disneyland® Paris consists of two parks, Disneyland® park and Walt Disney Studios® Park! From thrill rides and family attractions to unmissable adventures, there’s plenty for your little ones to explore!

🎢Disneyland® Park Rides🎢

We will always recommend the Disneyland® Park which is home to 5 magical lands where Disney Stories come alive! Each themed land offers a range of rides, adventures and magical encounters for your children to enjoy! We’ve rounded up some of our all-time favourite attractions for you to check out in the Disneyland® Park below!


If your little ones are anything like mine, they will absolutely LOVE Fantasyland! This is where Disney Classics come to life in thrilling fashion, here are just a few of the attractions we absolutely adore…

🧚Peter Pan’s Flight🧚
Located on the edge of Fantasyland, opposite Les Voyages De Pinocchio, our youngsters loved this relaxed ride that sweeps through Never Land where Pirates & mermaids await!

🍵Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups🍵
Head to the centre of Fantasyland, next to Dumbo the Flying Elephant, this is a spinning ride inside a colourful teacup! Just make sure you don’t go on straight after lunch if you’re with some competitive spinners!

🦗Les Voyages de Pinocchio🦗
You’ll find this next one on the edge of Fantasyland, opposite Peter Pan’s Flight, you’ll get to join Pinocchio and his friend Jiminy Cricket on an incredible quest. Suitable for all ages.

🐇Alice’s Curious Labyrinth🐇
This ride is right next to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups, this is a relaxed attraction where you can wander through your own adventure in Wonderland!

🐘Dumbo the Flying Elephant🐘
Find this ride opposite the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups and take to the skies with everybody’s favourite flying elephant! Suitable for all ages.

🎠Le Carrousel de Lancelot🎠
Located across from Les Voyages de Pinocchio, take the reigns and ride Sir Lancelot’s very own merry-go-round! This ride is perfect for little ones and we love it because the queue is often short!

🛶Les Pays des Contes de Fees🛶
This fun, family boat ride is right across from the Princess Pavilion. The magical voyage is perfect for slightly younger children!

🚆Casey Jr. – Le Petit Train du Cirque🚆
You’ll find this one next to Les Pays des Contes de Fees, the little train from Dumbo follows a gentle route around Storybook Land!

🍎Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains🍎
Find the Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains next to the Les Voyages de Pinocchio! Little ones will love riding the mine cart through the magical land of Snow White!


We absolutely loved Discoveryland upon our visit to Disneyland® Paris! Prepare to blast off into orbit for an intergalactic voyage and watch your little ones drive around in their very own car! Some of our must-visit attractions here are…

👨‍🚀Buzz Lightyear Lazer Blast👨‍🚀
This lazer blaster is next to Orbitron and it’s an absolute MUST for all families! Blast off into space and help Buzz defeat Zurg in this laser-shooting experience. Our youngsters were super competitive and had so much fun trying to beat us parents!

⭐Star Tours: The Adventures Continue⭐
Head to the back of Discoveryland for this one! There is a minimum height of 1.02m to be able to take off on this thrilling 3D voyage!

You’ll find this one next to Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain! Autopia is great fun for the youngest guests as they’ll enjoy a little drive around a super fun circuit, there is a minimum height of 81cm!


I’ll always remember our kids faces when they rode the Big Thunder Mountain for the first time! It’s time to put on your cowboy boots and head out to the Far West to find these fantastic attractions in Frontierland…

👻Phantom Manor👻
Phantom Manor is next to the Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing in Frontierland. This fun-filled mystery will have your little ones peeking through their fingers!

🛤️Big Thunder Mountain🛤️
Head to the centre of Frontierland for Big Thunder Mountain, this family rollercoaster is perfect for little thrill seekers, there is a minimum height 1.02! I still remember my children’s faces the first time they rode on this magical ride!


Travel to the 4 corners of the globe in Adventureland, making sure to experience these exciting attractions along the way…

☠️Pirates of the Caribbean☠️
Head to the edge of Adventureland for this one! Get ready for a fun boat ride suitable for the whole family… with lots of pirates and surprises! Our kids absolutely loved the small adrenaline-spike at the end!

🧞‍♂️Le Passage enchante d’Alladin🧞‍♂️
Located near the Gardens of Wonder, little ones will be able to follow the story of Aladdin like never before!

Main Street, U.S.A

And finally, but by no means least, make sure to stroll down Main Street – the street inspired by the hometown of Walt Disney. Here, you will see Sleeping Beauty Castle which is very much at the heart of this fairy tale setting! Under the Castle, to the left as you look at it from Main Street is the dragon’s lair – la Taniere du Dragon’! People often miss this, and it is a brilliant attraction to explore!

🎢Walt Disney Studios® Park🎢

Experience the magnificent worlds of Disney, Pixar and Marvel at Walt Disney Studios® Park!

Do not miss the amazing MARVEL Avengers Campus! Become part of the MARVEL Universe and team up with the Avengers on their home turf. Look out for Spider-Man, Iron Man and other Avengers who are regularly patrolling the rooftops of the buildings and in the main central area of the campus!

Key activities for kids in Marvel Avengers Campus

🕸️Spider-Man W.E.B Adventure🕸️
You’ll find this attraction near Avengers Assemble: Flight Force! Unlock your full superhero potential in an action-packed mission alongside Spidey himself!

🎯The Heroic Training Centre🎯
Marvel character meet and greets – join the virtual queue via the app as soon as you enter either park to give you an idea of the waiting time!

🍔PYM Kitchen🍔
Opposite the Spider-Man W.E.B Adventure you’ll find the PYM Kitchen, this is a fantastic restaurant to experience in this area. We absolutely love the experimental style of the food here, they’re using special technology to either shrink or grow the food!

More fantastic attractions in Walt Disney Studios® Park

🚘Cars Quatre Roues Rallye🚘
If your youngsters love Lightning McQueen, they’ll enjoy zooming alongside him in this speedy circuit! You’ll spot this one next to the Animation Academy.

🧞‍♀️Les Tapis Volants- Flying carpets over Agrabah🧞‍♀️
Take your little ones on a magical carpet around a giant genie lamp! You’ll find this one next to the popular Crush’s Coaster.

🐀Ratatouille: the Adventure🐀
Prepare to shrink down and enter the world of Remy with this fantastic chase across a gigantic kitchen! Head to the Worlds of Pixar for this ride! Riders can be any height for this attraction.

🐶Slinky dog zig-zag spin🐶
The Slinky dog zig-zag spin is an absolute must for younger children! You can find this amazing ride opposite the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop! Riders can be any height.

🎢Toy soldiers Parachute Drop🎢
March over to the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop for a thrilling attraction for the whole family! You can find it next to the Slinky dog zig-zag spin ride.

🚗Cars road trip🚗
Start your engines and take a scenic cruise along the American Southwest with Cars road trip! Head to the back of Walt Disney Studios Park for this fantastic experience.

Daily shows and Illuminations

⭐Disney Stars on Parade⭐
This parade passes through Disneyland Park at selected times daily.

⭐Dream…and Shine Brighter!⭐
This daytime show specially created for the 30th Anniversary takes place numerous times daily on Main Street U.S.A in Disneyland® Park.

⭐Disney D-Light and Disney Illuminations⭐
These evening displays take place just before the park closes over Sleeping Beauty Castle on Main Street U.S.A in Disneyland® Park.

⭐The Disney Junior Dream Factory⭐
This show takes place numerous times daily at Frontierland in Disneyland® Park.

⭐The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands⭐
This show takes place numerous times daily at the Production Courtyard in Walt Disney Studios® Park.

⭐Stitch Live⭐
This interactive show takes place numerous times daily Production Courtyard in  Walt Disney Studios® Park.

⭐Mickey and the Magician⭐
This show takes place numerous times daily at Toon Studio in Walt Disney Studios® Park.

⭐Frozen: A Musical Invitation⭐
This show takes place numerous times daily at Toon Studio in Walt Disney Studios® Park.

Park Opening Times

Park opening hours are subject to change, so we recommend checking the official Disneyland® Paris app for any updates to park opening hours before your visit!


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