Top 10 Things to do in Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris
Following on from our #DLP25Stars video I’m going to break down our list of ten things to do in Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris. This will be a useful guide for anyone that’s visiting Disneyland Paris for the first time, or even returning guests who want to explore more of what the park can offer. You’ll find below a Walt Disney Studios Park Map that has been number marked with the specific attractions detailed in this post. Feel free to download or print out the guide to take with you to ensure you don’t miss a thing!
#1 Mickey & The Magician
The new hit theatre show that’s recently been added to Disneyland Paris. Situated in the Animagique Theater this show is breathtaking. It’s recently just won IAAPA theme park industry award for “Best Theatrical Production” which quite frankly it deserves to win several awards. It’s been put together to perfection. All the classical Disney films have features and its got a great storyline running throughout. Not only that but its bi-lingual which is always a good thing to see inside Disneyland Paris. Having both French and English narratives running side by side means that the audience can engage at all times. If you haven’t yet, this show is a must see.
#2 Studio Tram Tour
This ride reminds me of when we were in Universal Studios in LA and did the Tram ride. You are thrown into the Walt Disney studios backlot and get to see up-close movie props, cars as-well as experiencing two thrilling Studio experiences. It’s currently closed for renovation, however pre-update you were driven around a London Underground station during a dragon invasion as-well as a Movie Set that’s due to be flooded due to a 18-wheeler crash. It’s safe to say you’ll have a laugh and its one for the whole family to enjoy.
#3 Bistro Chez Rémy
Disneyland Paris trips are built upon fun character meets and very well themed dining. Therefore no Walt Disney Studios Park guide would be complete without a sit-down food establishment on the list. There’s a few available in the Walt Disney Studios Park however in my opinion by far the standout waiter service restaurant of choice if Bistro Chez Rémy. As soon as you walk through the doors into the restaurant you’re shrunk down to the size of a rat. The theming all of a sudden becomes very large. Imagine a scene from the borrowers and you’re not far off! Not only is the theming perfect, the food is simply out of this world. Our go-to option is the Steak & Fries, and believe me when I say it’s some of the nicest steak I’ve had in the world. I don’t know if its simply because you’re in Disneyland it tastes so good or what, but its great. Season with sea salt and with a choice of sauces to accompany the steak it’s well worth anyones €40.
#4 Blockbuster Cafe & The Hep Cat Corner
Following straight on from Bistro Chez Rémy is a quick service / snack option in the Walt Disney Studios Park. No trip to Disneyland Paris is complete without taking full advantage of the many quick service outlets dotted around the two parks. If it’s a savoury snack you’re after then the go-to in Walt Disney Studios Park is Blockbuster Cafe. In here you have a range of snacks available but the recommended choice is a Croque-monsieur. Known to some as a ham and cheese toastie however there’s a lot more to it than that. Its simply a french delicacy and we always ensure we grab one each trip. If it’s a sweet treat you’re in search of then swing over to the Hep Cat Corner and pick yourselves up a Bretzel Chocolat.
#5 Rock n Roller Coaster
If you’re a rollercoaster junkie then this is the go-to in the Walt Disney Studios Park. Themed around Aerosmith with great nods to the musical geniuses throughout the entrance. You are blasted into the ride at speed after a short count-down. You then have rock tunes blaring out whilst you perform several inversions and loops at high speed. It’ll certainly wake you up and it’s great that its got a Photo-pass built in for the classic souvenir ride photo at the end.
#6 Push Trash Can
This could be argued that it’s more of a hidden gem in the Walt Disney Studios park rather than an attraction itself. It’s not always out on a daily basis, however it’s frequently seen wandering around the backlot area. If you do get a chance to witness it, it’s just one of those things that’ll put a smile on your face. Some may argue it shouldn’t be on the list, but its a true Disneyland Paris gem.
#7 Crush’s Coaster
Another roller coaster aimed more towards the family environment as opposed to Rock n Rollercoaster. The theming for the ride has you sat inside a tortoise shell surfing the EAC (East Australian Current). As with the other attractions inside Walt Disney Studios park it’s theming is excellent. Throughout the queue which can at times be quite lengthy, you can connect to a local WiFi hotspot and play a simple game on your phone/tablet to pass the time with kids. When you get on the ride you’ve around 30 seconds of visual excellence with several Finding Nemo props. As soon as you pass Bruce and get hoisted up the ramp, it becomes dark and fast. It’s enough to class it as a roller-coaster, but as its lacking full loops and inversions it still holds a Family Suitable badge in my opinion.
#8 Hollywood Melodies
The Hollywood Melodies as they are famously known in Disneyland Paris. They are a brass-band that play some of the finest Disney classics inside Studio 1. You can’t miss this as you have to walk past the Gossip Column where they frequently perform outside when entering the Walt Disney Studios Park via Studio 1. Take a few minutes out of your day to appreciate the talented musicians and have a little sing-song and dance whilst taking in the atmosphere around you.
#9 Art of Animation
In the last year especially the Art of Animation building has become something of a hotspot. The reason its on the list for myself is the actual Animation tour itself where you get to pickup a set of headphones and see how the animated Disney films are created. Not only that, but at the end you get to sit down one to one with an animator and draw several classical Disney characters. They show you how using simple shapes you can re-create the characters how the animators do it themselves. On-top of that, in the last 12 months its been home to Moana as a meet and greet and most recently, after the release of the new Beauty and the Beast film it’s featured Belle. Both characters had a great backdrop with a photo-pass photographer to get some amazing memories that’ll last for life.
#10 Meeting Spider Man
The final thing in the list of 10 things to do in Walt Disney World Studios and by no means the least popular is meeting Spider Man. It’s always a great interaction with Spidey and it never feels rushed. Unlike some of the other characters you can meet in Disneyland Paris where you feel slightly on your feet to get in, get a photo and get out, its not like this at Spider Man. You are taken aside one family at a time and therefore you don’t feel like you’ve 25 eyes beaming down on you waiting for you to finish. Therefore take your time, enjoy your meet and great with the great Spider-Man. Ask him plenty of questions, it’s one of my favourite characters to meet in the Walt Disney Studios Park.
Finally, If you haven’t already. Feel free to watch the YouTube Vlog version of this post!