Are you looking for the best Disneyland Paris 2 day itinerary? In this guide we will tell you how best to spend 2 days in Disneyland Paris for rides, character meet and greets and more.
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But before we get into our favorite itinerary you may want to know if 2 days is enough for Disneyland Paris?
Is 2 days enough for Disneyland Paris?
We are often asked about the perfect amount of time to spend in the Disneyland Paris parks including is 2 days enough for Disneyland Paris?
Many people think that 2 days is the perfect time for Disneyland Paris as there are 2 parks. And while in this 2 day Disneyland Paris itinerary I recommend spending one day in each park, I still don’t think 2 days is quite enough for Disneyland Paris in an ideal world.
2 days can be enough if you are traveling outside of peak season, however for peak season i.e. Disneyland Paris in July or even Disneyland Paris at Christmas or Halloween, the parks are very crowded, and often reach capacity. For this reason we recommend 3-4 days in the park at peak time.
However if you only have 2 days in the park this is the best itinerary for them.
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Tips for Spending 2 days at Disneyland Paris
Before we get started on this Disneyland Paris itinerary there are a couple of things worth noting. Disneyland Paris actually has 2 parks – the Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park. Therefore it makes sense that this itinerary is split into a day for each park.
For your information the Disneyland Park is the closest to the original Disneyland Park or Magic Kingdom if you are comparing Disneyland Paris to Walt Disney World. While the Studios Park is similar to Hollywood Studios.
The Disneyland park has the most attractions and shows, but there is more than enough to spend a day at the Walt Disney Studios. However if you are worried about there not being enough for you in this park i.e. you are traveling to Disneyland Paris pregnant or with toddlers, you could park hop.
But before we look into the specifics of our 2 days at Disneyland Paris itinerary, we will first give you some tips for spending 2 days in the park.
We recommend staying on site when traveling to Disneyland Paris for two days. You get early magic hours when you stay on-site which means you get into the parks an hour earlier than off site guests. We find we can get double the amount of rides done in this time by comparison to an hour in the afternoon.
Do I need Premier Access?
Premier Access has replaced the fastpass system at Disneyland Paris. This is a pay per ride ticket that gives you access to a much shorter queue.
However in our experience this costs around 16Euros per person per ride. As many people don’t have these money in their Disneyland Paris budget we have not utilised premier access at all in this 2 day Disneyland Paris itinerary.
However if there is a ride you are desperate to ride which has a long queue or if you are traveling at a very busy time it may be worth buying this for one ride if you can afford it.
Download the app
No matter how many days you are in the park you absolutely can not go in without downloading the Disneyland Paris app. This is essential for organising your day. It tells you the current queue times, the parade times and more.
Eat at Quick Service Restaurants with Mobile Ordering.
Although there are some great character dining and table service restaurants at Disneyland Paris such as Auberge de Cendrillon we do not recommend these for 2 days. That is because they will eat up too much of your time.
Instead we recommend quick service restaurants and using mobile ordering to save on time. These are also some of the best places to get cheap eats in the park if you are visiting on a budget.
2 Day Disneyland Paris Itinerary
So without further ado here is our perfect 2 day Disneyland Paris itinerary. This is based off actual days we have spent in the parks so we know it works.
We have put 2 variations as sample itineraries at the end of each day because you never know the exact queue times, ride closures or technical difficulties that you may experience in the park. We always go in armed with one itinerary but have a back up that we can turn to due to unforeseen circumstances.
Also this itinerary doesn’t prioritise character meet and greets. If you do want to do any meet and greets, especially princesses or Mickey in the main park, you will have to put aside around 2 hours for each of these on average.
Day 1 of this 2 Day Disneyland Paris itinerary
For the first day of this 2 day Disneyland Paris itinerary we recommend heading the Disneyland Park. This is because this park is the most iconic with the Disneyland Paris Castle. I love visiting the park with the castle on my first day, however you can move these days round if you want.
It really depends on who you are visiting with and the types of rides you wish to prioritise as to the best place to start your day.
If you are traveling to Disneyland Paris with toddlers then we recommend heading straight to Fantasyland. The ride here that gets the longest queue is Peter Pan’s Flight. If the queue is less than 30 minutes we recommend jumping straight on this. Otherwise we recommend heading to Dumbo the Flying Elephant.
We always recommend “completing” a land before walking to a new one. That is because Disneyland Paris is large and crisscrossing the park constantly for rides is actually a big time drain. Therefore we recommend picking the land you wish to start in and then finishing all the rides you want to ride in that area before moving on.
We recommend trying to complete one land and moving to another before stopping for a quick service lunch to save on time. We recommend using mobile ordering to save on time again.
After lunch we recommend finishing the second land you started and then moving to your third based off current queue times.
Be mindful of the parade time and be sure to arrive in the area at least 30 minutes before to ensure a good spot. We either like to eat lunch or dinner while viewing the parade or at least having a snack or drinks break.
After this we recommend heading to your third land before dinner, again utilising mobile ordering. A
For the evening we recommend heading to your 4th and final land. Note: technically there are 5 lands including Main Street USA however this area has no rides. Before finally taking your place on Main Street USA to watch the evening fireworks and drone show.
Sample Itineraries for Day 1
Sample Itinerary 1:
Morning – Fantasyland – starting with Peter Pan’s Flight. Heading to Tomorrowland once finished.
Lunch – Cafe Hyperion – in Tomorrowland
Afternoon – complete Tomorrowland before heading to Frontierland.
Dinner – Colonel Hathi’s Pizza
Evening – Adventureland and Evening Show
Sample Itinerary 2:
Morning – Discoveryland and head to Froniterland once finished
Lunch – Colonel Hathi’s Pizza
Afternoon – complete Frontierland and head to Adventureland
Dinner – Casey’s Corner
Evening – Fantasyland and Evening Show
Day 2 of this Disneyland Paris 2 day itinerary
For your second day in the park, we will concentrate on the Walt Disney studios park. Now the Walt Disney Studios Park doesn’t have as many rides as the Disneyland park however it has some of the bigger rides with longest queues.
This is why it is really important to plan your itinerary correctly.
When you enter the park I recommend heading to one of two rides either Crush’s Coaster or W.E.B Slingers. That is because these two rides consistently have the longest queues even in Early Magic Hours.
Normally we go to Crush Coaster’s however even you find the queue is longer than around 40 minutes, we recommend leaving this ride and buying a premium access pass. We try not to use the premier access passes too much given their costs. However for Crush’s Coaster it will save you at least 90 minutes. And as this is the only place in the world where you can ride Crush’s Coaster we think this is worth doing.
If you do Crush’s Coaster first we recommend then riding the Flying Carpets over Agrabah Ride and Cars Quatre Roues Rallye, as these are next door.
From there we recommend either heading to Toy Story Land or Marvels Avenger Campus.
For lunch we recommend heading to one of the quick service restaurants and using mobile ordering again.
Once you have had lunch, we would advise making time in your day to see the Mickey and the magician show. This is currently a unique thing to do at Disneyland Paris and worth taking time away from rides to see.
Once you have done this we recommend heading to either Toy Story Land or the Marvels Avenger Campus (+ Tower of Terror), depending on which you haven’t yet done before riding Ratatouille last thing.
Again, we recommend another mobile order quick service dinner however if you have some more time in your day you could head out into the Disney Village and eat at one of the restaurants there for a bit more variety.
And then, depending on the time of year and season, heading back into the park to watch the Avengers Drone show if it is on.
Sample Itineraries for Day 2
Sample Itinerary 1:
Morning – Crush’s Coaster, followed by Flying Carpets over Agrabah and Cars Rally ride. Before heading to Toy Story Land.
Lunch – Quick Service using mobile ordering on the app.
Afternoon – Mickey and the Magician Show, Marvels Avengers Campus and Tower of Terror and Ratatouille.
Dinner – Disney Village
Evening – Drone Show and finish any rides that haven’t been completed
Sample Itinerary 2:
Morning – W.E.B Slingers, Avenger’s Flight Force and Tower of Terror. Then the Mickey and the Magician Show. Lunch – Quick Service using mobile ordering on the app.
Afternoon – Crush’s Coaster with Premier Access then Toys Story Land.
Dinner – Disney Village
Evening – Ratatouille and Evening Show.
And there you have it our favorite Disneyland Paris 2 day itinerary. But if you have any questions about how to spend 2 days at Disneyland Paris ask a question below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.