​Top 10 greatest thrills in Disneyland Paris


When you think Disneyland Paris, you think pink castles, princess dresses, bibbidi-bobbidi-boo and cuddling with Mickey Mouse. You probably have Eurodisney in mind: the name the park bore when it opened in the early 1990s. It has been called Disneyland Paris for a long time and it is no longer just a fantasy world for small children who sing Let Het Los at least 50 times a day. Disneyland is full of surprises and excitement for adults too. These ten greatest thrills from the two Disney Parks prove that.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Walt Disney Studios Park)

The creepiest attraction of all, there can only be one. In The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, you are put on a bench and shown a Twilight Zone-esque horror story, after which the bench kicks in and sends you in free fall many floors, only to take you back at breakneck speed. to throw up. This attraction is located in the Hollywood Tower in the Studios park, with doors regularly opening at the top to let you enjoy the view. Or simply to let spectators hear how intense this attraction is…

Don’t if you: just ate.

Crush’s Coaster (Walt Disney Studios Park)

Finding Nemo may seem like a cute movie about a little-finned clownfish and a cutesy forgetful girlfriend, but if you’ve been to Crush’s Coaster, you’ll know it’s serious. In this roller coaster you can turn your cart (recommended: start backwards) and you will be thrown in all kinds of directions in the dark. You also completely lose your orientation, just like the turtles from the movie have in the East Australian Current. Crush’s Coaster is a fun concept and especially if you go on the attraction with someone who has no previous knowledge, then Crush’s Coaster is even more fun.

Don’t if you: are a control freak.

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain (Disneyland Park)

There has been some criticism of this ride from Star Wars fans, which is not quite Star Wars enough, but we are not complaining for the time being. Spacemountain has now become Hyperspace Mountain and before it breathes Star Wars at all, the park will need some time anyway. After all, the environment of Discoveryland is more in the style of Jules Verne, and not Star Wars everywhere. In addition, the ride itself contains all kinds of Star Wars references, such as lightsaber lamps, tie fighters on screens and more. This attraction is especially a thrill because of the start, in which you are shot away in one go, although the rest of this indoor roller coaster is certainly an exciting ride.

Don’t if you: definitely don’t want to go overboard.

Big Thunder Mountain (Disneyland Park)

Big Thunder Mountain is one of Disneyland’s most atmospheric thrill rides. In the middle of Frontierland, you step into a mining cart that is part of a small train that runs rampant in the mountains and the mines. You whiz around the bend, being sent up and down, as you seem to race past the habitat of a fanatic other miner. The cool thing about Big Thunder Mountain is that it’s quite compact and makes clever use of space. The disadvantage is that every ride comes to an end, because we prefer to just stay put after this ride.

Don’t if you: hearing is dear, the ticking of the ‘track’ makes a lot of noise.

Ratatouille: The Adventure (Walt Disney Studios Park)

You will be just a rat being chased in the kitchen with all kinds of kitchen utensils, shoes and big claws. It happens to you in Ratatouille: The Adventure. This attraction is not that intense in terms of speed of your cart, but thanks to the clever use of screens in combination with 3D glasses, it feels like you are running your lungs out. The adventure rushes past you and being in the middle of it makes it very easy to live with. In fact, it’s almost impossible not to be completely absorbed in this adventure.

Don’t if you: also can’t watch 3D movies in the cinema.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril (Disneyland Park)

The Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril outdoor roller coaster is extremely short, but that seems to be because the ride was actually going backwards, which makes it that much more intense. Too intense, as it turned out, because the attraction has been moving forward for more than fifteen years now. It is a short ride, but an exciting one: behind a corner there is suddenly a loop. While this roller coaster isn’t as fast as Crush’s Coaster and Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, the sense of speed is tremendous from being outdoors and the wind blowing against your face.

Don’t if you: tired of walking, this attraction is in a crazy corner of the park.

RC Racer (Walt Disney Studios Park)

Do you know the Halve Maen in the Efteling? That is a ship that keeps rocking back and forth, getting higher and higher, giving you such a tickle in your stomach. RC Racer from Toy Story is a kind of Half Moon on steroids, because it doesn’t hang on a hinge. It stands on a rails and keeps moving forwards and backwards. You would think that the repetition of the movement would not make much of an impression, but this whole ride keeps coming that crazy feeling and that makes many people laugh. You keep going forward and backward, so you have to be able to handle it.

Don’t if you: quickly become nauseated.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Disneyland Park)

You’d think a simulator wouldn’t be that intense, but Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is. You are placed in a spacecraft and Kylo Ren is looking for a stowaway hiding in your craft. So go away! A frenzied drive through many familiar areas from the Star Wars movies follows, in which C-3PO acts as a charming pilot. Sea monsters and space battles, you will end up in the craziest situations. Star Tours has been different from before, making it look even better, so it’s definitely worth trying again if you think it’s familiar territory.

Don’t if you: hate Star Wars. This is only for real Jedi.

Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland Park)

Of all the thrills in this list, Pirates of the Caribbean is probably the least exciting, but because of the occasional descent down it is definitely part of it. It is also a nice dark ride and it always makes a big impression on children. That’s because the pirates look lifelike and don’t shy away from pointing a gun at you or addressing you in a smart way. This is still one of the most popular attractions in Disneyland, because of the cheerful yet exciting atmosphere (whole cities are on fire) and even the recognizability of the well-known films on which this attraction is based.

Don’t if you: are very sensitive to copying songs. “Yoho, yoho” gets stuck in your head all day long.

Cars Road Trip (Walt Disney Studios Park)

Cars Road Trip proves that you don’t always need speed for excitement and sensation. This attraction seems like a silly kiddie ride, but when you get to car-tastrophe canyon, that changes. You feel the warmth of the fire in your face and the enormous relief as thousands of liters of water come down. The element of surprise in this attraction is huge and since both fire and water are our worst enemies, it’s nice that Disneyland plays with these elements to tell an otherwise pretty sweet story about the Pixar car franchise.

Don’t if you: If you’re looking for speed, that’s not what this attraction is about.

In your search for all thrills, don’t forget to enjoy the atmospheric worlds in which the attractions are located. Have fun!

Laura Jenny

When she’s not tapping, she’s floating somewhere in the wonderful world of entertainment or on a plane to some cool place in the real world. mario…

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