Originally Euro Disneyland Park, opened on 12 April 1992 as the first of the two parks built at the resort. The park is dedicated to fairytales and Disney characters. Disneyland Park is divided into five themed “lands”, which house 49 attractions. Designed like a wheel with the hub on Central Plaza before Sleeping Beauty Castle, pathways spoke out across the park and lead to the lands. Fairytales take flight across these incredible lands filled with classic attractions, shows and street parades. You can rub shoulders with swashbuckling pirates, zoom through time and space and look on in awe at the unforgettable firework and light displays over Sleeping Beauty Castle. A narrow gauge Disneyland Railroad runs along the perimeter of the park and stops most of the lands. The five themed lands are Main Street USA, Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland.
Main Street USA
Main Street USA serves as the main entrance boulevard into the park and is themed after early-20th-century small-town America, complete with a train station and Victorian architecture. The street terminates at the central hub of the park with Sleeping Beauty Castle. From the vintage vehicles and horse-drawn carts to the gas-lit arcades and old-fashioned stores, it recreates how life was in the good old US of A more than a hundred years ago. This is the world that takes you back in time and across the Atlantic – all without leaving the park.
Take a trip down Main Street to the Town Square in one of our chauffeur-driven vintage vehicles, including timeless Mercers, paddy wagons and even fire engines.
If you fancy an extra-special trip down the brick-paved streets, be sure to jump on to one of our horse-drawn streetcars.
There are two arcades full of amazing displays to fascinate and astound. Head to the Discovery Arcade to see some of the most ingenious 19th-century inventions, from the truly incredible to the downright bizarre. In the Liberty Arcade, historic photos and artwork bring to life the story behind one of the most famous symbols of the American dream – the Statue of Liberty.
Make sure you visit to the Victorian-themed stores offering a great range of souvenirs and exclusive Disney gifts and Disney park merchandise to help you remember your trip when you get home.
For the chance to get up close to the magic, take in a day-time Disney parade. Look on in awe as spectacular floats and famous Disney faces march by in colourful costumes, accompanied by festive music and lights. It’s a show-stopping way to make any trip to the park extra special.
Main Street, U.S.A is the perfect place to watch the Disney Illuminations night-time spectacular show. Sleeping Beauty Castle is lit up by sensational lights and lasers, acting as the canvas against which Peter Pan soars between incredible adventures in timeless Disney tales. You’ll follow his flight of fancy as he weaves between rocketing fountains and the castle’s turrets.
Frontierland is themed after a mining town of the American Old West from the 19th century. You’ll scale the heights of the haunted Big Thunder Mountain and cruise down the Rivers of the Far West. It’s time to saddle up and prepare yourself for a history lesson you’ll never forget.
Take a bumpy but exciting ride on an out-of-control mine cart, which will carry you up through Big Thunder Mountain before sweeping down through an abandoned mining town as dynamite explodes all around you. Then there’s ghoulishly good family fun at the mysterious Phantom Manor, where ghosts and spirits haunt the corridors, causing rooms to stretch, portraits to move and even mirrors to bend.
For a more laid-back experience, with amazing views of Big Thunder Mountain, climb aboard one of two stunning 19th-century-style paddle boats at Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing and explore the caves of the Rivers of the Far West. Take aim at yellow-bellied critters ,like Peg-Leg Pete at the Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery or visit the Pocahontas Indian Village adventure playground.
Adventureland is themed to recreate the feel of exotic locales of places such as the Caribbean, North-Africa, Africa and India. Lush landscaping is abundant throughout the land to give visitors the impression of being in a remote jungle. You’ll follow the tracks of smugglers and sail on the high seas with swashbuckling pirates on an unforgettable journey full of fun and intrigue.
Set out on an Indiana-style journey worthy of Indiana Jones to the very heart of the ruined Temple of Peril. This thrill ride will send you soaring through an eerie ruin on a rickety cart as you try to solve the mystery of a disappearing team of adventurers.
Then explore a Spanish fortress besieged by the Pirates of the Caribbean on the ride that inspired the films.
Expect to get wet as you board your vessel, watch a burning city and steel yourself to enter the spooky Pirates Grotto. Head up to the very top of a stunning treehouse built by the shipwrecked Swiss Family Robinson. At La Cabane des Robinson, you’ll see how to survive being shipwrecked in style.
Timeless moments from Disney’s stories are brought to life in this enchanted land inspired by the medieval villages of France.
Experience enchanting rides and meet Disney characters, such as Snow White, Cinderella and Frozen’s Anna and Elsa.
Soar through the skies on a giant flying galleon powered by pixie dust and happy thoughts. Peter Pan’s Flight will take you over the glittering lights of London to have an unforgettable adventure that’s great fun for all.
Don’t be late for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups ride, where you’ll spin around in giant tea cups. Then saddle up and prepare for a journey on Le Carrousel de Lancelot before meeting Disney Princesses at the Princess Pavilion for an unforgettable occasion.
Wind your way through Alice’s Curious Labyrinth, where you’ll encounter the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and her card soldiers on a trip down the White Rabbit’s Hole. And, of course, visit Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, where every detail, from the soaring spires to the elaborate stained glass windows, evokes the magic of Disney.
Discoveryland is themed after the visions of famed European thinkers and explorers such as Leonardo da Vinci, HG Wells, or Jules Verne. Blast off on amazing rides and rollercoasters that will take you to infinity and beyond, and embark on the ultimate Star Wars adventure during an intergalactic trip.
You’ll see how the visionaries of the past imagined the future with cars designed in the 1950s and a space cannon inspired by the work of author Jules Verne. Young space cadets will love joining an intrepid crew on Buzz Lightyear’s Laser Blast as Toy Story’s very own astronaut battles Emperor Zurg.
On the epic Star Tours ride, immerse yourself in the world of Star Wars and find out what happens when a visit to the planet Endor goes wrong. Hold on tight as you hurtle through asteroid belts into a full-on battle between the Rebel Alliance and the evil Empire!
Hop onboard at Space Mountain: Mission 2, where you’ll be launched into the great beyond in a 36-metre cannon and see the wonders of space before your very eyes. Take a ride in futuristic cars dreamed up by inventors from the mid-20th century or control your very own space ship on the retro Orbitron ride.