Top Rides For Toddlers in Disneyland Paris

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We visited in June with our almost three-year-old and I had to do lots of research to see what rides and things to do were best for her to enjoy during her visit. So here is a list of the rides (that were open) that we managed with our girl. The top rides for toddlers in Disneyland Paris in my opinion.

It’s a Small World

The top rides for toddlers in Disneyland Paris - It's a small world

Probably one of our favourites, our toddler actually said this is amazing and wowed a lot during the ride. We went on twice during our three-day trip and it is definitely a top choice. Travel on the little boat through various characters from around the world and enjoy the movements and the song. Just writing about this has that song going round in my head again. But seriously it is a great ride for toddlers. We only waited between five to ten minutes in the queue both times too.

Mad Hatters Teacups

I’m not the biggest fan of the teacups but being able to control the spinning made it a little more enjoyable. The queue was only a few minutes long as it was during the early magic hour and there are quite a few seats too. One of the favourites and a ride the whole family can enjoy.

Peter Pans Flight

Another ride we managed to do twice and it is a really popular ride. We queued for about 20 minutes the first time. (plus leaving the queue once after the little one needed to go to the toilet). But later in the day when the park was busier, it was a 40-minute wait. Then the second time during early magic hour (EMH) was only a ten minute wait. The first time our girl sat in the middle of the two of us but she didn’t see much. So the second time she sat on the outside and enjoyed it much more as she could see more pf what was going on. It is a little bumpy and dark which might scare some kids but it is a great ride. You can fly!

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The Land Of Fairy Tales (Les Pays des Contes de Fees)

Top Rides For Toddlers in Disneyland Paris - The Land of Fairy Tales

It was a little rainy when we climbed aboard our fairy tale boat ride and we more or less walked on to the ride. It was a nice gentle tour around some fairy tale stories brought to life including the little mermaid and Hansel and Gretel.

Casey Junior Train

We rode as a family on the rear carriage in a little rain but under cover. Again we only waited about 10 minutes and the ride was like a toddlers roller coaster. A bit bumpy in places but fun. The music is great too and has you humming along during the short trip.

Les Voyages de Pinocchio

An indoor ride which is great during the bad weather we waited about 20 minutes and this was because everyone has the same idea as the waiting area is undercover too. The ride takes you through the story of Pinocchio on a four-person cart and is fun for the whole family.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Blanche – Neige et les Sept Nains)

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Top rides for toddlers in Disneyland Paris – Snow White

Although this is a family-friendly ride, it is almost like a ghost train. The majority of the ride is about the wicked stepmother/ witch and can be quite scary for the little ones. If your toddler is easily scared you might want to give it a miss.

Le Carrousel de Lancelot

Everyone loves a carousel and this is a lovely little ride that smaller kids will love. There are lots of spaces so it is a short wait and you can choose your own place. Smaller horses are on the inside and our almost three year old had her own horse. (There is a little strap to keep them safe). One of the oldies but one of the favourites.

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Orbitron

 Top Rides For Toddlers in Disneyland Paris - Orbitron

This is a really popular ride and the queues were often long around 40 minutes whilst we were there. But in the EMH we managed to get on in around 10 minutes and beat the crowds. It was another favourite with two persons to a rocket ship going around, you can control the height during the ride. So if you aren’t too keen on the highest height you can adjust to suit the rider.

Le Passage Enchante d’Aladdin

A short walk through with what are like little exhibits explaining the story of Aladdin. It is a nice place to pass some time and keep moving without standing in a queue. Great for getting out of the rain or the hot sun depending on the weather!

La Cabane des Robinson

The Robinson Cabin is like a tree house to climb and explore. From the top you can see across the park and it is a nice place to walk around although it is quite high. Remember to look out over the river to see Carl and Russell from UP along the edge.

Alice’s Curious Labyrinth

Top rides for toddlers in Disneyland Paris

A fun place to navigate and explore, ducking through little doors and making your way through the maze. See the caterpillar smoking, the cards painting the roses red, the white rabbit and the Cheshire cat. Great photo opportunities and a must for those who love Alice and her adventures, it was so much fun for our girl.

Sleeping Beauty Castle

A must for anyone visiting Disneyland Paris! It is not a ride as such but a lovely place to explore sleeping beauty’s story. My favourite Disney princess! See the beautiful stained glass windows, the spinning wheel and the happy ending within the castle. You can also look out from the balcony area out towards the rest of the park. It isn’t a far-ranging view though. A tip when visiting is the castle is that if you have a pushchair with you, park it strategically. You don’t exit the castle at the same point as entry, so make sure you know where to get back to when you leave.

Ratatouille: The Adventure

This 3D adventure in the Studios was a different kind of ride. Sat in a bumper car type cart on a track which takes you through various rooms following the story of the rats in the kitchen. You have to wear glasses and I had to wipe mine a few times as my view was a little blurry. You are whisked around under tables trying to evade the hands and weapons of the kitchen staff. A good ride, a bit bumpy but cleverly done.

Flying Carpets Over Agrabah

Top Rides For Toddlers in Disneyland Paris

Studio Tram Tour

I really enjoyed this tour but it was a bit scary for our daughter. It gives great insight to movie special effects. Perhaps too good when our girl though we were actually immersed in what was going on. Without spoiling the ride you get to feel like what it is like to be on a movie set with special effects. Albeit with some quite cheesy commentary.

My top tips

  • If you are staying in a Disney Hotel make use of the Early Magic Hour – you can get quite a lot done.
  • Use the Disneyland Paris app. You can check queue times, meet and greets and ride closure all in real time.
  • The lineberty app is also necessary for the meet and greets in the Studios.
  • There is a single rider service on some of the big rides so as an adult if you want to quickly go on a ride on your own and leave the other half with the kids you can. (I did Star Wars HyperSpace Mountain and it was great – only waited 5 minutes)
  • Most importantly – Enjoy yourself! If you are too preoccupied in getting the perfect photo you are missing out on quality time with your kids. Make it about them and not you. If you don’t get the perfect shot your kids won’t care they want you, not the camera!

Do you have any tips worth sharing for top rides for toddlers in Disneyland Paris?

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