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Seven must-ride attractions at Disneyland Paris

Here at Fuzzable, it’s no secret that we are lovers of Disney. When we’re not watching our favourite Disney flicks or buying out the latest collection in Primark, we’re dreaming of visiting one of the many incredible parks around the world.

One of our favourite parks is without doubt Disneyland Paris. Made up of two parks – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park – the French theme park is unsurprisingly full of magic everywhere you turn.

From meeting the wonderful characters to eating Disney treats, from watching the parade to adoring the breathtaking Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, you will never be short of things to do there.

One of the things we love the most, however, is the range of incredible attractions on offer. Whether you’re an animatronics type of person or a full on thrill seeker, there’s something for everyone at Disneyland Paris.

Whilst we pretty much love of all of the rides, here’s seven of our favourites which you definitely need to experience. *Videos may contains flashing lights.

Rock’n’Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith

We’re kicking off our list with the ultimate thrill seeking adventure, although you’ll have to be quick if you want to catch it at Disneyland Paris! Located in the Studios, Rock’n’Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith is an iconic high speed coaster which takes you from 0 to 57 mph in 2.8 seconds. The ride is full of crazy loops which are soundtracked by some of Aerosmith’s greatest hits. Sadly, the ride will be closing on September 1 to make way for an Iron Man/Avengers ride but there’s still time!

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

If you didn’t already have a fear of lifts then you probably will do after going on Tower of Terror. This terrifying drop ride is a fan favourite and sees you entering a spooky lift which takes you right to the top of the tower, gives you a lovely view of the park and then plunges you around 124 feet. It’ll flip your stomach but it’s definitely worth riding! Our advice? Hold on to your seats (or each other!).

Big Thunder Mountain

Located in Frontierland over at Disneyland Park, Big Thunder Mountain is a mine train rollercoaster which is a lot less intense than the previous two rides but still offers plenty of thrills. It also gives you amazing views of the park, and is well worth riding at night especially when the fireworks are on!

“it’s a small world”

A water-based dark ride in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park, it’s a small world features over 300 audio-animatronic children in traditional costumes from cultures around the world. It’s a relaxing ride and one of the most lengthy at the park. You’ll also be singing the song for days, sorry not sorry.

Ratatouille

Back over in the Studios, you’ll find Ratatouille, a motion-based trackless 3D dark ride inspired by the movie. Sat in a ‘ratmobile’, you’ll be ‘shrunk’ to the size of a rat and taken on a wild goose chase around Gusteau’s restaurant. This ride is so much fun and is suitable for all the family! It often has quite long wait times but it’s absolutely worth every second.

Peter Pan’s Flight

Over in Fantasyland, Peter Pan’s Flight takes us to Neverland in a cool rail suspended dark ride. It’s another ride which feature animatronics and you really feel as if you’re flying over the various scenes. Again, it’s a ride which tends to come with a lengthy wait time unless you have a Fastpass or catch it early in the morning, but it’s well worth riding.

Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast

Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast will definitely bring out the competitive streak in you, especially if you’re riding with a loved one. The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by shooting various targets. The ultimate goal is to score 999,999 and become a Galactic Hero but sadly we’re not that good yet!

Notable mention: Crush’s Coaster

We don’t know whether to love or hate Crush’s Coaster, which is why it hasn’t quite made our attraction list but deserves a mention of some sort. It’s a spinning coaster which is meant to be more family friendly than the likes of Rock’n’Roller Coaster but we genuinely found it to be a lot more terrifying and less of an enjoyable thrill. The first half of the ride is quite pleasant but once you plunge into darkness, it’s a bizarre sensation that we struggle to describe (not helped by the fact that your shell is spinning). Give it a go though, hopefully you’ll fare better than we did!

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Written by Katrina

twenty-something charity shop manager and aspiring journalist with a penchant for boybands. Email: katrinanaomirees@gmail.com

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