Disneyland Paris Resort Guide
Disneyland Paris resort is massive, approximately 4,800 acres divided into two distinct theme parks, Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland Park, seven Disney themed hotels, seven Disney associated hotels, an superb golf course and the resort’s very own railway station connected to the Parisian suburban transport network and international airports.
Disneyland Paris has approximately fifteen million visitors per year which makes it by far the most popular tourist attraction in Europe, easily beating the magnificent Buckingham Palace and Paris’s own Eiffel Tower.
In fact, Disneyland Paris is the fourth most visited tourist attraction in the world. The other three are the Disney resorts in Florida, California and Tokyo.
After much market research the ‘Name’ was changed from Euro Disney to Disneyland Paris, because of the drop in visitor numbers in the first years were so much lower than projected. One suggested reason was the connotations of the word ‘Euro’. To an American audience this suggested exotic glamour and cultured excitement. However, it was discovered that to a European audience, the word ‘Euro’ was associated with mundane finance and dour, repetitive work. Hence, the quick and much needed name change.
Where to Buy Disneyland Paris Tickets?
You can buy Disneyland Paris tickets at the following locations:
at Park admission ticket windows (expensive)
by phone at 0843 289 5608 (calling to United Kingdom)
in the Disney Store on the Champs ElysÃ©es, Paris
in the FNAC stores in Paris
at the Virgin Megastore on the Champs Elysees in Paris (big wallet needed!)
at the Paris Tourism Office and in Parisian airports
at certain RATP ticketing windows in Paris (metro and RER)
Disneyland Paris for Disabled Visitors
The “Guide for Disabled Visitors,” can be obtained it at City Hall at the entrance to the Disneyland Park, at Studio Services at the entrance to the Walt Disney Studios Park and at the reception office in any of the Disney hotels.
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