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ULTIMATE Disneyland Paris Rollercoasters Guide

ULTIMATE Disneyland Paris Rollercoasters Guide

Are you an adrenaline junkie and want to know the best Disneyland Paris rollercoasters? Then you have come to the right place. In this guide we will tell you all the best rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris for speed, scare factor and more! 

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Although Disneyland Paris is known as a family friendly vacation with rides and entertainment for kids, toddlers and even babies in some cases, you shouldn’t be put off visiting Disneyland Paris as an adult or adrenaline junkie. That is because there are plenty of rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris both with and without height restrictions. 

In this guide we will first give you a complete list of the rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris before telling you a bit more about each of these thrill rides so you can decide how to prioritise them in your Disneyland Paris itinerary

List of Disneyland Paris Rollercoasters

The rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris are often the scariest rides at the park. And in total there are 6 number of rollercoasters. 

For the purposes of this list we are only including rides that fit the original definition of a roller coaster i.e. an attraction that consists of a light railway track with lots of tight turns, slopes and in some cases loops, corkscrews and inversions. 

The rides at Disneyland Paris that fit this definition are, in no particular order: 

  • Big Thunder Mountain at the Disneyland Park
  • Hyperspace Mountain at the Disneyland Park
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril at the Disneyland Park
  • Avenger’s Flight Force at Walt Disney Studios Park
  • Crush’s Coaster at Walt Disney Studios Park
  • Casey Jr: Le Petit Train du Cirque at the Disneyland Park.

However on top of this there are lots of other Disneyland Paris thrill rides including but not limited too:

  • RC Racer
  • Twilight Zone Terror of Terror

to name just a couple. 

So now you have the Disneyland Paris rollercoaster link we are going to rank each rollercoaster to help you decide your priorities for what to ride. But first some tips for making the most out of your time at Disneyland Paris by avoiding some queues. 

Tips for Riding Rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris 

Unsurprisingly, the rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris often get the highest wait time of any of the rides (other than Peter Pan’s Flight) in the parks. Therefore if you want to ride all of the rollercoasters and have time to enjoy character meet and greets, parades and more you need some tips for maximising your time. 

Here are our tips for riding the rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris. 

Stay on Site 

Iron Man Statue - On-SIte Vs Off Site Hotels at Disneyland Paris

On-SIte Vs Off Site Hotels at Disneyland Paris

Although we love doing a day trip to Disneyland Paris, there are lots of benefits to staying on site. For example there are dedicated character meet and greets for hotel guests, early reservations for dining and experiences as well as Early Magic Hours. 

Early Magic Hours gets on-site park guests into the park a whole hour earlier than off site guests. We have found that we can usually get around 5 rides done in this first hour or when we are prioritising rollercoasters 2-3 rides. 

This means we save a lot of time during our day. 

For more information on the best on-site hotels at Disneyland paris check out this post. 

Utilise Early Magic Hours 

And if you do stay on site and get early magic hours you need to know how to utilise them. 

For instance Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril is not normally open during the first hour. You don’t want to waste your time heading to a ride that won’t be open for an hour so be sure you know what is open on the day of travel and make a plan for your priorities. 

For me, I usually head to Hyperspace Mountain first, then head to Thunder Mountain during Early Magic Hours before heading to Indiana Jones when it opens at park opening time. 

Whereas for the Walt Disney Studios Park I will normally head to either Crush’s Coaster or Avenger’s Assemble Flight Force depending on how close I am to the front at gate opening (more on that later).

Use the Single Rider Line 

If you aren’t traveling with children under 7 and don’t mind riding alone then the single rider lane can be a great time saver. The wait time for this queue is usually (though not always) much shorter than the regular queue. The only downside is you don’t get to go on the ride with the rest of your party. 

For a full guide to the single rider lines at Disneyland Paris check out this post. 

Buy Premier Access

Now Premier access is not like the Genie+ system at Disneyland and Disney World. It is not currently available for every ride in the park. Instead you have to buy this per attraction per person. And as on average the cost of one premier access ticket is around 16 Euros it can get very expensive very quickly. 

This is why we recommend staying on-site instead. 

However if there is one ride I would consider buying Premier Access for it is Crush’s Coaster. Even when I have been at the front of the queue for Early Magic Hours and rushed to this ride I have still waited a minimum of 30 minutes. And by the end of Magic Hours the queue is normally at least 90 minutes long. 

Therefore it can be worth it for some to use Premier Access for this ride.  

Ride at Night

And although we love Early Magic Hours we also recommend doing some rides at night. At this time you will find that many families have either headed out of the park, gone to dinner or are trying to grab a good spot for the parade or fireworks. Therefore ride times really tend to shrink, including those of the rollercoasters. 

We normally try and ride as many rollercoasters as we can in the morning and then also do some at night too. In fact I think Indiana Jones and the Temple of peril is actually best experienced at night! 

For more tips on saving time and money in the parks check out this post. 

Disneyland Paris Rollercoasters Ranked 

So now you ahve your list and tips, we will rank each of the rollercoasters with details of the ride to help you choose what you want to ride when. 

1. Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain

Hyperspace Mountain Disneyland PAris

Hyperspace Mountain Disneyland Paris / best Disneyland Paris rollercoasters

Hyperspace Mountain is a unique take on the traditional Disney ride that is found in California, Florida, Japan and Hong Kong. However, Disneyland Paris has the best version in my opinion. Not only does it have a unique Star Wars theme but it also is the scariest with corkscrews and inversions.   

All the space mountains are dark rides, however on the Paris version you will be briefly able to see out into the park as you shoot up towards the main ride dome.

This is also one of the fastest rides at Disneyland Paris as the propulsion of this ride reaches 44 mph (71 km/h) per hour.

Top Tip: look left  at the start of the ride and you can see out towards Fantasyland and Adventureland. 

On Hyperspace Mountain you will experience loops and corkscrews / inversions making it one of the best scariest rides at Disneyland Paris. 

Want to know more about the scare factor of Hyperspace Mountain check out this post! 

Important Information about this ride

Minimum Height Requirement: 1.20 m (47,2″)

Ride location: Discoveryland, Disneyland Park

Type of Ride: Dark ride. Thrill Ride

Disney Premier Access: Yes.

2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril

Indiana Jones Ride at Disneyland Paris

Indiana Jones Rollercoaster at Disneyland Paris / Best Disneyland Paris Rides and Attractions

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril is a ride with the highest height restriction at any of the parks at Disneyland Paris. This is quite a short ride time but it goes quick and is one of my favorite rides at the park. I particularly love riding it at night. 

On this ride you board an out of control mine train and hurtle through temple ruins and jungle.The ride doesn’t have a scary theming per se but it does have one large loop the loop in the middle of this steel tracked rollercoaster.

If you like rollercoasters however this ride definitely can not be missed and in my opinion it is one of the best things to do at Disneyland Paris for adults. 

Height Requirement: 1.40m (55,1″)

Ride location: Adventureland, Disneyland Park.

Ride Type: Rollercoaster

Premier Access: Yes

3. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – one of the best rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris

Another classic Disney rollercoaster that is found at all the parks around the world, but again Paris has my favorite version of them all. 

I like thing the Paris version is the scariest because unlike other versions, Big Thunder Mountain is separated from the main Frontierland area as it is on its own island in the middle of the lake.

To get onto the mountain your railroad speeds under the lake through bat infested tunnels until you reach the island. This really amps up the scare factor of the ride. 

It is worth noting that other than the speed there are no other rollercoaster features such as loops, inversions and corkscrews on this ride but it is still great for adrenaline junkies. 

This is one of the most popular rides in the park however so expect long waits or try to do this during Early Magic Hours if you are staying at one of the on-site Disneyland Paris hotels. 

Height restriction: 1.02m (47,2″)

Ride location: Frontierland, Disneyland Park

Type of Ride: Dark ride. Thrill Ride

Premier Access: Yes

4. Avengers Assemble: Flight Force

This is another dark rollercoaster at Disneyland Paris but on this ride you team up with Iron Man and Captain Marvel to help them save the world from an intergalactic threat.

Although the avengers theming is new, this is actually the Aerosmith’s Rock N Rollercoaster re-themed as part of the Marvel Avengers Campus update. 

This is actually the fastest ride at Disneyland Paris going from 057mph in just 2.8 seconds at launch and actually features three inversions on this ride including a sea serpent roll and a corkscrew which in my opinion makes it one of the best thrill rides at Disneyland Paris. 

Location: Walt Disney Studios Park

Height restriction: 1.20m (47,2″)

Ride Type: Thrill Ride, Rollercoaster

Premier Access; yes 

5. Crush’s Coaster 

Crush's Coaster Entrance

Crush’s Coaster – unique ride at Disneyland Paris

Crush’s Coaster is the ride that gets the largest queue out of any ride in both the Disneyland and Walt Studios Park, often reaching 90 minutes before Extra Magic Hours have even finished. 

Therefore if you can afford it this can be the ride most worth buying a Premier Access ticket for. 

One of the reasons for the popularity of the ride in my opinion is because it is a completely unique attraction at Disneyland Paris. No other park in the world has a Crush’s Coaster so it is really a Disney bucket list experience

On this dark rollercoaster ride you board a turtle shell and get caught in the East Australian current as they do in the film Finding Nemo. 

There are no loops or inversions in this ride, however as the turtle shell rotates which has reportedly caused motion sickness in some people, though I have never experienced this myself. 

Note: if you are traveling to Disneyland Paris plus sized this ride can be difficult to get into and there are reports that not all people are able to ride due to the restricted seat size and lap bar. 

Location: Walt Disney Studios Park

Height restriction: 1.02m (40,1″)

Ride Type: Thrill Ride, Rollercoaster

Premier Access; yes (and if you only buy premier access for one ride this is the one I would recommend). 

6. Casey Jr: Le Petit Train du Cirque

Ok so this one is not for those that love fast rides and big rollercoaster because this is actually a toddler friendly rollercoaster at Disneyland Paris. It doesn’t have a height requirement so even babies can go on this ride. 

But if you love rollercoasters and want to introduce your little ones to them this is a great starting place. 

On this ride you will board the Casey Junior Circus Train from Dumbo and travel around a fairytale land shared with the Story book canal rides. 

Height Requirement: None

Location: Fantasyland, Disneyland Park 

And there you have our complete guide to Disneyland Paris rollercoasters! We would love to hear your favorite one in the comments below!