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The 10 best Disneyland Paris rides

With 54 Disneyland Paris rides to contend with, it can be tricky choosing which ones to actually line up for. Here are our top picks

Huw Oliver
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Huw Oliver
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Perhaps you’ve got a 10-year-old who’s exclusively interested in heart-thumping rollercoasters, or maybe a four-year-old who doesn’t have quite that appetite for adrenaline yet. Feeling daunted by the prospect of ushering them around Disney? Our run-down of the best Disneyland Paris rides ranges from the frightful to the easy-going to the just plain magical.

With queues and the frankly overwhelming choice – there are 54 rides overall – it’s evidently not possible to indulge in every single one. So if you need some help making those tough decisions, read on for our pick of 10 attractions you shouldn’t miss. Then book online here.

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Best Disneyland Paris rides

Reopened after renovations in July 2014, join Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa, a new female hero and a band of buccaneers on the ever-popular ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ride. Based on the Disney film franchise of the same name, this waterlog ride is full of thrills and spills and is constantly named one of the most exhilarating Disneyland Paris rides.

Where? Adventureland
Height restrictions? No

Take the ultimate plunge in the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Creepy hotel, stormy night, broken service elevator – what could go wrong? Welcome to the creepiest Disneyland Paris ride, the Tower of Terror.

Where? Walt Disney Studios® Park, Production Courtyard
Height restrictions? 1.02m

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A boat tour that sails to the classic ‘It’s a small world’ anthem, this is a timeless Disneyland Paris attraction for kids of all ages. The 10-minute journey takes you on a tour of the magical water world, where you can spy the all-singing, all-dancing characters from your vessel.

Where? Fantasyland
Height restrictions? No

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The wildest ride in the West, Big Thunder should be your go-to Disneyland Paris ride if you fancy some rollercoaster action. Hop on board the Big Thunder train as you venture into the Wild West, hurtling through a deserted mining town. 

Where? Frontierland
Height restrictions? 1.02m

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A more recent addition to the park, Ratatouille is already one of the best loved Disneyland Paris rides. This 4D experience takes you through Gusteau’s kitchen, where you can discover all the sights and smells you’d expect in a typical Parisian restaurant. Bon appétit!

Where? Toon Studio
Height restrictions? No

Young’uns getting restless?

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