Disneyland Paris Wait Times

When visiting Disneyland Paris, one factor that can significantly impact your experience is the wait times for attractions. 

As one of the most popular theme parks in the world, it often sees a high volume of visitors eager to enjoy its thrilling rides and immersive experiences. 

Understanding and managing wait times is essential for maximizing your enjoyment. 

Whether planning your day or making on-the-spot decisions, knowing the average wait times and strategizing your itinerary can help you make the most of your trip.

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Wait times for each Ride

Depending on which rides are popular, season and day of the week, there may be differences in wait times at Disneyland.

Disneyland Paris ride waiting times get shorter during the off-season and longer during peak times.

Here’s a comprehensive list based on the average wait times:

Longest Wait Times (90 minutes)

These Disneyland Paris rides are the most popular ones in the whole park.

Therefore, their waiting lines are the longest, but the experience is worthwhile!

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Princess Pavilion (there are usually the longest wait times here).
  • Meet Mickey Mouse (during scheduled times)
  • Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast

Long Wait Times (60 minutes)

These are the wait times for some of the most popular rides and attractions. 

It can take an hour in the queue before you can experience them.

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Star War Hyperspace Mountain
  • Autopia
  • Casey Jr.-le Petit Train du Cirque
  • A Star War Encounter
  • Orbitron
  • It’s a Small World
  • Pirates of the Caribbean

Moderate Wait Times (30 minutes)

Waiting 30 minutes for a ride is a great bargain, given that it’s at one of the most famous attractions in the world.

  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
  • Disneyland Railroad Frontierland Station
  • Star Tours: The Adventure Continues 
  • Les Voyages de Pinocchio
  • Star War Hyperspace Mountain (Single Rider)
  • Le Carousel de Lancelot
  • Casey Jr. – The Little Circus Train (Le Carrousel de Lancelot in French)
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
  • Blanche– Neige et les Sept Nains
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups
  • Phantom Manor
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril Single Rider

Short Wait Times (10 minutes)

The wait time for several rides at Disneyland Paris is under 10 minutes.

Most of these rides are often done in sequence or, even better, combined with others with extended wait periods at Disneyland.

  • Horse-drawn streetcars
  • Le Pays des Contes de Fées
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • La Cabane des Robinson
  • Alice Curious Labyrinth

Attractions with No Waiting Time

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Don’t attractions with no lines sound perfect? These attractions are ideal for avoiding standing in line for a long time.

  • Adventure Isle
  • Fort Comstock
  • Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant
  • La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant
  • Rustler Roundup Shootin ‘Gallery
  • Discovery Arcade
  • Disney Studio 1
  • La Mystères du Nautilus
  • Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin
  • Le Plage des Pirates
  • La Tanière du Dragon
  • Pocahontas Indian Village
  • Liberty Arcade
  • Legends of the Wild West
  • Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station

When are the wait times longest?

Understanding peak hours at Disneyland Paris can help you plan your day better and manage wait times effectively. 

Here’s what you need to know about peak hours at Disneyland Paris:

  • Weekends and Holidays: Weekends are the busiest days at Disneyland Paris, along with school breaks, such as Easter summer vacation, when visitors often surge, leading to longer wait times for attractions.
  • Morning Peak: The first few hours after park opening are often the busiest, as guests rush to experience popular attractions before crowds accumulate later in the day. If you are looking to avoid long waits, consider arriving early. 
  • Midday Lull: There’s often a midday lull in attendance as visitors take breaks for meals or rest. This can be an opportune time to explore less popular attractions or enjoy dining experiences with shorter waiting.
  • Evening Peak: As the day progresses, crowds typically peak again in the late afternoon and evening hours, especially during parades, fireworks shows, and nighttime spectaculars. 

So, we recommend that you plan accordingly to secure the best viewing spots.

Things to note

You can only use the Disneyland ride wait times listed above as a general guide when making travel arrangements to Disneyland.

Depending on the number of people present, they can differ from the actual waiting experienced that day.

On the day of your visit, signs outside the attraction will show the waiting. 

Otherwise, Check the Disneyland Paris app for live wait times.

Tips for Minimizing Wait Times

  • Beat the crowds by arriving at the park before it opens. Head straight to popular attractions with shorter lines in the morning.
  • Identify your must-do attractions and prioritize them early in the day or during off-peak hours. 
  • If traveling solo or willing to split up from your group temporarily, consider using single-rider lines where available.
  • Schedule dining breaks strategically during peak hours to avoid waiting in line for meals while attractions are busiest.
  • Take the opportunity to explore and enjoy less popular attractions with shorter wait times. 

FAQs on Wait Times at Disneyland Paris Rides

Is there a ride-waiting app available at Disneyland?

The Disneyland Mobile app has a personalized daily schedule along with reservations for restaurants and activities and an individual tip board to view your favorite entertainment, restaurants, and attractions wait times.

How does the Disney app calculate queue wait times?

The Disney app calculates queue wait times by collecting real-time data from sensors placed throughout the parks, such as at the entrance and exit of each ride.

Are there long lines at Disneyland Paris?

Depending on the ride you choose during your visit, the wait time at the attraction may vary from only 30 to 45 minutes to even an hour’s wait. 

How can you bypass lines at Disney?

Downloading the Disneyland Paris mobile app lets you use the Lightning Lane entry rather than the standby queue at some attractions. On the day of your visit, you can begin booking your first Disney ride choices at 7 am. 

Why is the Disney line so lengthy?

The Disneyland Paris lines might be longer because there are currently fewer parades and shows distracting crowds from rides.

Does Disney offer compensation for line waiting?

No, Disneyland Paris doesn’t offer compensation for waiting in lines. 

What does Disneyland Paris’ virtual queue look like?

Disneyland Paris uses a virtual queue system for some attractions. This means you can join the queue using the Disneyland app and come back for your ride later, allowing you to explore other parts of the park while you wait.

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