Disneyland Paris is considered to be the ultimate tourist attraction in France as well as most of Europe with millions of visitors attending the Parisian version of the Magic Kingdom every year. Almost identical in aspect and feel of the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Disneyland Paris have their own Sleeping Beauty Castle as well as a Main Street USA. Additionally all of the famous Disney characters you're certain to recognize such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and many others are there to entertain you and your family. Disneyland Paris is also the biggest tour operator in France and has a wide range of excellent Disney theme hotels handy in addition to a smaller version of America's Downtown Disney shopping centre.
The park is located some 40 km east of Paris, and approximately a 45-minute drive via automobile. The Paris RER, part of the public transport system of the city, is actually a better method of transportation since the nearest RER station is literally in front of the Disney park and is merely a 35 minute ride. Upon arrival you will discover multi-language directional signs which will lead you to the main entrance and also the ticket booths if you haven't purchased a ticket ahead of time. Please be prepared to do quite a bit of walking if you plan on seeing the entire park. Once you past through the main gates you will walk-through Main Street USA, which resembles an early 20th century Victorian styled American city featuring a city hall, fire station and even horse drawn carriages. Beyond Main Street is the fabled Sleeping Beauty Castle, which happens to be the tallest structure in the park in excess of 50 metres high. As well as Main Street USA, you will find four other separate and distinct section of Disneyland Paris all with a selection of rides, attractions, souvenir shops and places to eat.
The other four sections are Frontierland, showcasing the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad thrill ride and the Phantom Manor, the Parisian version of Disney's Haunted Mansion, Discoveryland with the even faster Space Mountain: Mission 2, Adventureland with its ever popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the Indiana Jones, Temple of Peril ride, and Fantasyland, which is better suited for younger children and features the very popular It's a Small World ride. Another addition to Disneyland Paris is another theme park referred to as Walt Disney Studios Park. Opened in 2002, this park resembles a California movie and television studio. Here at the park you have the ability to enjoy live action stunt shows, rides for both children and adults alike, and like Disneyland Paris, plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants. The majority of the top attractions at the Walt Disney Studios Park are the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith (the American rock band), and Crush's Coaster. Another fun attraction is the Walt Disney Studio tram tour that passes through many fake Hollywood movie sets and resembles the well-known Universal Studios tour tram near Hollywood, California.