It is not possible to visit Disneyland Paris in just one day, so we purchased an open two-day pass which meant we could visit the park twice within a 7-day period.
We planned our visit to concentrate on the Magic Kingdom first and Hollywood Studios to the second day.
Unlike the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios is not decorated for Halloween and remains as it looks for the rest of the year and our first stop was the Studio Tram Tour for behind-the-scenes look at how films are made.
I have fond memories of Callan being terrified of the dragons when he was younger and although Sebby and Isaac took it in their stride, Eliza was not keen.
It was the Toon Studio the kids could not wait to visit, with rides such as Crush’s Coaster from Finding Nemo, Toy Story Land and Ratatouille which they were still building on our last visit.
Set in its own Miniland, Place de Rémy looks just like it has jumped straight from the film set. The ride itself is a trackless 4D ride where you are sat in a rat shaped car and spun through a variety of 4D screens, as you try to escape from the Chef as chaos ensues around you.
Our next stop was Toy Storyland which is home to three rides; Toy Soldiers Parachute, RC Racer and Slinky Dog.
Despite looking really high, the Parachute ride was very gentle and offered lovely views over the park and was our longest queue of the day at 40 minutes. Slinky Dog was the kids favourite though and thankfully had a very short queue in comparison.
We also found Sebby’s favourites – Lightening McQueen and Mater on the Cars Quatre Roues Rallye.
We did have a little surprise up our sleeves for Sebby as we didn’t tell him about who appears in the Moteurs… Action! stunt spectacular show and his little face was a picture as Lightening McQueen rolled into action.
The Stunt Show was as good as I remember, with a couple of new stunts to delight the crowd.
There was action with motorbikes and cars, pretend gun fights and lots of fire!!
Sadly the kids were too small for the Hollywood Tower and the Rock n Rollercoaster, so we consoled ourselves with riding the flying carpets and laughing our way through Stitch Live.
In comparison to the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios does feel a bit neglected. Some of the rides haven’t been updated since the park opened, there were no parades during half term to enjoy and we didn’t see any characters wandering around, as we did on our last visit.
With all the rides done, we decided to head back into the Magic Kingdom to squeeze in the rides we missed a couple of days before.
We purchased 2-day tickets to Disneyland Paris through Picniq as they had the best deal at the time, plus we earned 5.25% through Top Cashbackfollow, which allowed us to spend a day in each park, but it is worth shopping around as these deals change all the time.
Have you visited Disneyland Paris?