What’s unique to Disneyland Paris?

Disneyland Paris, also known as Euro Disney, opened its gates on April 12, 1992. It’s the only Disney Park in Europe. And like every Disney park, it has several unique features that set it apart from other parks around the world. Because no two Disney parks are the same. This ensures that every new park that you visit is memorable and offers something new to do!

From exclusive rides to special events, here are some things that are unique to Disneyland Paris.

Things you can only do at Disneyland Paris

Crush’s Coaster

This is a thrilling rollercoaster ride that takes you on an underwater adventure inspired by the movie “Finding Nemo”. You’ll spin, dip, and swirl through a colorful coral reef and encounter characters like Crush the turtle and Bruce the shark. The ride is located in the Walt Disney Studios Park and is a must-do for thrill-seekers. Unfortunately it was under refurbishment during my recent trip there in mid-March. Because I can only experience this at Disneyland Paris, I will have to come back and experience it!

La Tanière du Dragon

This attraction is unique to Disneyland Paris and takes you on a journey through a dragon’s lair. You’ll wind your way through dark corridors and encounter the dragon himself, who breathes smoke and sparks. The attraction is located in Sleeping Beauty Castle and is a fun and slightly spooky experience. The entrance is located to the left side of the front of the castle.

Mickey and the Magician

This show is exclusive to Disneyland Paris and features Mickey Mouse as a magician’s apprentice. The show combines music, magic, and Disney characters to create a dazzling performance. You’ll see characters like Cinderella, Elsa, and Genie as they help Mickey master his magic.

Disneyland Paris' front entrance architecture

Disneyland Paris’ architecture

The architecture at Disneyland Paris is unique and combines elements of classic Disney style with European design. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, for example, is inspired by the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany and features intricate details and stunning stained glass windows. But don’t get this castle confused with Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim. Every park has a castle unique to the property. There are no two castles that are the same! The park also has areas that are inspired by different European countries, like Main Street USA, which is modeled after a quaint French town.

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain

Don’t expect this to be like the Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland Anaheim. Because Hyperspace in Anaheim is just an overlay to the Space Mountain ride. But Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland Paris is a thrilling space-themed roller coaster ride that takes guests on an immersive journey through the Star Wars universe. The ride has over-the-shoulder restraints so you know it’s intense! The ride’s track is designed to simulate a high-speed chase through space, complete with corkscrew twists, a 360 flip, and drops. With its combination of thrilling speed and immersive theming, Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain is a must-ride attraction for Star Wars fans and thrill-seekers alike.

Phantom Manor

Phantom Manor is a popular attraction at Disneyland Paris that is essentially this park’s version of the Haunted Mansion. “What makes Haunted Mansion so special across Disney Parks is that each one is located in a different land.” (10 Fun Facts in Celebration of Disneyland Paris’ 30th Anniversary) This version is set in the Old West and features a range of eerie scenes and special effects. Guests board a “doom buggy” and travel through the manor, encountering ghostly apparitions, creaking doors, and a haunted ballroom. The attraction is known for its intricate details and immersive theming, making it a must-visit for fans of spooky experiences and Disney parks alike. And honestly, it was kind of on the creepier side!

The Curious Labyrinth is something you can only do at Disneyland Paris

The Curious Labyrinth

The Curious Labyrinth is a popular attraction at Disneyland Paris, located in the Fantasyland section of the park. It is based on the story of Alice in Wonderland and invites guests to navigate a maze of hedges to reach the center of the labyrinth, where they can meet the Queen of Hearts. The labyrinth is filled with interactive features such as a talking doorknob, a maze of mirrors, and a Cheshire Cat who disappears and reappears. The Curious Labyrinth offers a fun and challenging experience for guests of all ages, and is a must-see attraction for fans of the Alice in Wonderland story. And at the top of this little castle pictured above close to the end of the maze is a slide! This is truly something that you can only do at Disneyland Paris.

Disney Illuminations

This nighttime spectacular is a breathtaking display of fireworks, projections, and music. The show takes place in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and features scenes from classic Disney movies like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. The show is a perfect way to end a day at Disneyland Paris.

Avengers Assemble: Flight Force

Flight Force is an exhilarating attraction located in the Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris. The ride takes guests on a thrilling journey where they become recruits of the Avengers, boarding a high-tech aircraft and soaring through the skies. Flight Force is a must-see attraction for Marvel fans and theme park enthusiasts alike. It was an incredible ride and truly for those who love roller coasters.

Avengers Campus merch that is unique to Disneyland Paris

Exclusive merchandise

Disneyland Paris has its own unique merchandise that you can’t find at any other Disney Park. Loungefly backpacks or wallets and Spirit Jerseys, for example, are popular items that have exclusive renditions just for Disneyland Paris. The park also has special merchandise for holidays like Halloween and Christmas, which are worth checking out. However, I did notice during my recent visit that Disneyland Paris really caters more to kids merchandise. The only place that I found truly great adult merchandise was Avengers Campus. And if you want to know what Loungefly’s to bring to Disneyland Paris to match all of these amazing, exclusive attractions, check out “The Best Loungefly’s for Disneyland Paris.”


In conclusion, Disneyland Paris has several unique features that make it a must-visit for Disney fans. From exclusive rides and shows to special merchandise and architecture, there’s something for everyone at this magical park. So next time you’re in Europe, be sure to add Disneyland Paris to your itinerary and experience the magic for yourself! And be sure to check out all the things you can do during your first visit to Paris so that you are completely ready for adventure.

The best Loungefly's for Disneyland Paris

The Best Loungefly’s for Disneyland Paris

You’re going to Disneyland Paris?! Oh mon dieu, how wonderful! Like any Disney park, Disneyland Paris has its own aesthetic and featured attractions. Simply put, it’s unique! And what better way to match the aesthetic of this beautiful park than to accessorize for your trip. Get ready for the best Loungeflys for Disneyland Paris.

What Disney movies took place in France?

There happens to be so many Disney movies that take place in France. Two of which take place in Paris itself!

  • Aristocats
  • Cinderella
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Tangled
  • Ratatouille

The Aristocats and Ratatouille both take place in Paris.

What is unique to Disneyland Paris?

For starters, like all Disney parks, Disneyland Paris’s castle is the only one of its kind! It is also a continuation of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. But don’t worry! It looks nothing like Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland, Anaheim. There are no castles that are the same.

Secondly, this park has an absolutely incredible Alice in Wonderland maze attraction, the Curious Labyrinth. It’s themed beautifully and fully transports you into Wonderland. Having a perfect outfit for this section of the park would make for some great pictures.

In terms of rides, you can also only ride Crush’s Coaster at Disneyland Paris. This makes cruising the EAC that much more fun! Adding a Crush themed mini backpack would make a great Loungefly for Disneyland Paris.

And for those who love Pirates of the Caribbean (which let’s be real, that’s everyone), they have a whole pirates-themed land. Time to dress in your favorite sea-adventure gear and take some fun pictures!

Lastly, get ready for thrill because you can only ride the heart-racing Avengers Assemble: Flight Force at the Avengers Campus in Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris.


Which Loungefly’s you should get

Based on which Disney movies were set in France and what makes this park unique from other Disney parks, here are my recommendations on which Loungefly’s to get for Disneyland Paris. And read until the end for a coupon code on these bags!

This is in no way an exhaustive list. Not only are there more options for the movie titles that I have chosen. But 707 Street adds new Loungefly’s all the time. Not to mention, there are some Loungefly’s that you can get by shopping with them specifically. Including more bags for Disneyland Paris! Lastly, I promised you a 707 Street coupon code. Use the code THANKYOU23 for 10% off of your order of $150+ on 707 Street.

And if you’ve never been to the City of Light, be sure to read everything you need to do during your first time in Paris.

Want to see some awesome, EXCLUSIVE Loungefly’s? Click here!