Going to Disneyland Paris with small children

Disneyland Paris is a dream for many little kids. Meeting their favorite characters, and feeling like a princess, prince, pirate, or even a villain.

As a parent, you are more than happy to take your little one(s) to this theme park, but you want to make sure they have the best possible time. Especially, since it’s an expensive destination that many of you will only go to once in a lifetime.

In this article, we will share with you our experience on taking little children to Disneyland Paris

From what age to Disneyland Paris?

Disneyland Paris is suitable for kids of all ages. If you want to make sure they remember their visit it’s best to wait a little until they are about 7 or older. They probably won’t remember their entire trip, but at least will hopefully create some lifelong memories.

The other plus side of waiting until they are at least a bit older is that they can go on every ride in the park. If they want to of course. There are some ride that have height restrictions, especially the scarier rides.

If your little one is into rollercoasters, and thrills, then waiting until they are a bit older is probably your best bet.

Attractions with height restrictions in Disneyland Paris


Of the about 30 rides in Disneyland Paris, some have height restrictions. This means that anyone under that certain height is not allowed to ride it. The height will be measured at the entrance of the ride.

Attractions in Disneyland Paris with a minimum height are:

  • Flying Carpets over Agrabah (81cm)
  • Autopia (81cm)
  • Toy Soldier Parachute Drop (81cm)
  • Big Thunder Mountain (1.02m)
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (1.02m)
  • Star Tours (1.02m)
  • Crush’s Coaster (1.07m)
  • RC Racer (1.20m)
  • HyperSpace Mountain (1.32m)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril (1.40m)

In addition, these are the thrill rides and might not be suitable for your children, even if they do meet the minimum height. In the end, you know what’s best for your child, and what type of rides they can handle.

As most attractions in Disneyland Paris are indoors, it’s sometimes difficult to determine how thrilling they actually are. Therefore, consult the app and the sign at the entrance of each ride for more information.

Best Disneyland Paris attractions for small children

It’s a Small World

There are so many fun attractions for small children in Disneyland Paris that it is still quite difficult to choose. Be sure to take them on It’s a Small World, a boat trip watching colorful dolls, and animals, sing a very catchy song.

Another fun ride is Dumbo the Flying Elephant, which is a Disney park classic. Here, kids can fly on the back of the famous elephant Dumbo.

Other fun attractions for young children include:

  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Casey Jr. – the little circus train
  • The Carousel of Lancelot
  • Autopia
  • Ratatouille the Adventure
  • Cars Quatre Roues Rallye
  • Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin
  • Cars Road Trip

What you also should not miss is the show Disney Junior Dream Factory. Here, many well-known characters from Disney Junior will tell a cheerful story about making dreams come true. And of course, they need the spectators to make it happen.

And is your little one a fan of the Disney princesses? Then you can meet them in the Princess Pavilion. Only for the two Frozen princesses, Anna and Elsa, you have to go to the Walt Disney Studios Park. Here you can meet them together with other characters from the movie.

When you are in the parks, make sure to grab an entertainment guide at the entrance or check the Disneyland Paris app.

Best Disney hotel for small kids

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Hotel Cheyenne

All 6 of the Disneyland Paris hotels are suitable for young children. However, our favorite is Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne.

This hotel is built like a western town, with a bank and a saloon. As there are no cars allowed in the streets, children can freely roam around, and even explore the village on the back of a horse. Another plus of this hotel is that it’s one of the least expensive Disney Hotels.

Another great hotel for children is Disney’s Hotel New York: the Art of Marvel. This is a classy hotel with a Marvel theme. Guests of this hotel can exclusively visit the Super Hero Station where they can take pictures, and meet Spider-Man in a private setting.

Best restaurant for little kids in Disneyland Paris

Next up, the best restaurant for small children in Disneyland Paris!

You will find many restaurants at the resort; in the hotels, parks, and more. Most of them serve somewhat similar food. Think of the typical hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries.

For little children, that’s usually already a treat. And you can take it a bit further by taking them to the restaurant of Chef Remy of the movie Ratatouille. It’s a bit of an expensive restaurant, but, definitely, a must-do for fans of the movie.

Another great family restaurant is Rainforest Café. Here you will eat in a jungle setting amongst many moving animals. This can be quite the show, especially for little ones.

And do you want to eat like royalty? Then a trip to Auberge de Cendrillon should definitely be on your list. Here you can eat near the pink castle, together with Disney princesses.

Going to Disneyland Paris with children with a disability

Disneyland Paris is really a good place to take children with a disability. If they can handle it, of course. It’s a very crowded place with a lot of sounds, lights, and other distractions.

If your child need special attention, please check the Disneyland Paris website for a guide on how they can accommodate. For example, if they need assistance when entering a ride, or when they are not able to wait long in a queue Disneyland Paris has a solution.

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