Why Disneyland Paris is Perfect for Small Children

Disneyland Paris for Small Children
April 10, 2014

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A trip to Disneyland® Paris is always magical, but when children are small their imaginations are limitless and the Disneyland parks are the perfect place to bring them to life!

The look of excitement and wonder on your little one’s face will be reason enough to take them to Disneyland Paris, but here are a few more reasons…..

They can meet Mickey & friends for the first time

Meeting Mickey

Imagine how exciting it must be for a toddler to meet their beloved characters IN REAL LIFE – in fact you can see just how exciting it gets in these videos of kids meeting Disney characters for the first time.

At Disneyland Paris there are loads of opportunities for kids to meet the characters and get a hug and a photo. Plus they can also see Mickey, Donald and friends on-stage, in various parades and even have lunch with the characters or the Disney Princesses!

Loads of rides and attractions just for them!

Little ones don’t need to miss out on anything – there are loads of rides and attractions at the Disneyland Paris parks made especially with them in mind!

With the free FASTPASS service you can even jump the queues, so there’s less chance of getting bored and cranky (and that goes for mum and dad too!)

Just some of the rides that are perfect for small children include:

Alice’s Curious Labyrinth

Wander through the sights and surprises of Wonderland’s wildest maze, where Cheshire Cat sized smiles await you around every corner.

Alice's Curious Labyrinth

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Did you ever see an elephant fly?? Take to the skies with Dumbo for breathtaking views of Disneyland Park. Priority boarding is given to children between 1.2m and 1.55m tall, and to children under 1.2m accompanied by an adult

Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast

Calling all Space Rangers! Spin 360º in your Star Cruiser and help Buzz battle Zurg by zapping enemies for points. This ride is inspired by the Disney•Pixar film Toy Story 2.

“it’s a small world”

Take a musical world tour as dolls from all over the globe sing and dance – an experience that’s sure to leave you singing “it’s a small world” too! This attraction was originally created by Walt Disney himself for the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York.

it's a small world

Casey Jr. – le Petit Train du Cirque

Join the circus aboard the jolly little train from the story of Dumbo as he gently steams his way around Storybook Land. (Please note that children under 1 year old are not allowed on this attraction.)

Le Carrousel de Lancelot

Take your pick from the 86 horses on Lancelot’s very own merry-go-round – whichever one you choose, this ride is sure to be a ‘knight’ to remember!

Le Carrousel de Lancelot

Les Tapis Volants – Flying Carpets Over Agrabah®

The Genie of the Lamp will grant you and your family a magical airborne adventure on a flying carpet over Agrabah.

Slinky® Dog Zigzag Spin

Inspired by Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story, this ride is sure to put some spring in the step of any pup as Slinky Dog gets in a spin trying to catch his own tail – and you’re along for the chase

Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin

Art of Disney Animation®

Enter the world of the Disney Animation Studios to see how a Disney story takes shape, get involved and maybe even pick up a few tricks of the trade!

Animagique®

Join Mickey, Donald and friends to celebrate the Disney Classics in this 20-minute show, which brings the well-loved stories to life!

Cars Quatre Roues Rallye

Inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Cars, fun takes pole position on this ride that’ll leave your pulse racing with excitement!

Cars Quatre Roues Rallye

The Disney Hotels are conveniently close by!

If you leave something behind, or your little one needs a rest, you won’t need to trek for miles to get back to your hotel room!  All of the Disneyland Hotels (except Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch®) are just a short 5-10 minute walk or free shuttle bus ride away.

They have great baby facilities

Comfortable, quiet Baby Care Centres are dotted around Disneyland Paris, and they have everything you might need including microwaves, bottle warmers, high chairs and changing tables. Plus there are changing tables in all public restrooms.

And if you are visiting with your baby, Disneyland’s Baby Switch service makes sure mum and dad don’t miss out on any of the grown-up rides, as they can take turns holding the little one without having to queue twice.

The Disney restaurants all offer high chairs and bottle warmers if you have a little one in tow, as well as children’s menus (sometimes with a special gift!)

Forgotten something vital? No problem! At the Disney Hotels you’ll find shops which sell nappies, baby food and even rent pushchairs. The hotels also offer babysitting services, free cots and bottle warmers for guests.

Disneyland Paris Hotel

Healthy food options for little ones

You’ll find family-friendly buffet restaurants at both the Disneyland Parks and their hotels, with lots of choice when it comes to healthy balanced meals for young kids.

Kids can play indoors or outdoors – whatever the weather

There are so many places to play throughout the resort, from swimming pools and Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship to pony rides and the Pocahontas Indian Village. You’re pretty much guaranteed they’ll never get bored – and it’s a good opportunity to take the weight of your feet!

Kids at Disneyland Paris

The Magic is closer than you think!

It couldn’t be easier to travel to Disneyland Paris, and there are loads of ways to get there! Find out more about travel options in The Ultimate Guide to Disneyland Paris.

Time-saving tip for pre-schoolers

If your child is a pre-schooler, try to outside of school holiday times – there will be fewer visitors in the Parks so you’ll really get to make the most of your time there!

About the author

Farrah Hedwat

Farrah is AttractionTix’s resident Copywriter. A city girl at heart, her best-loved travel moments are exploring new cities across the world like Barcelona or Los Angeles. Farrah’s favourite things are eating, sleeping, shopping and animals (but mostly animals). Her pet hates are bad grammar and other writing-based “offences”.

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