A Kid’s Eye View of Disneyland Paris

Bella at Disneyland Paris

Me at Disneyland Paris

Hi! My name is Isabella, but you can call me Bella. This is my first post, and I hope you like it!

I just got back from a trip to Paris with my mom, and I’m going to share with you some of the things I liked. Disneyland Paris was one of my favorite things on the trip, and I’m going to tell you about it in this post.

Here is my list of the top five things that kids shouldn’t miss at Disneyland Paris (visit their website here).

1. Phantom Manor

Bella at Phantom Manor

My scary face at Phantom Manor

This was my favorite ride at Disneyland Paris! It’s way creepier than the Haunted Mansion in Orlando. Even the music is scarier. But it’s a lot of fun if you don’t get scared easily. Be sure to look for the skeleton in the top hat and cloak- he’s the phantom of Phantom Manor! There’s also a spooky barking skeleton dog you should look for in the beginning.

Another cool part of the ride is the underground graveyard, but it’s the creepiest part, too. Also, look at the mirror in the bride’s room because it looks like a skull! And, when you get off the ride, look for the bride on your right as you exit.

If you’re afraid of the dark or really scared of creepy things, then you probably shouldn’t ride. But you’ll be missing the best ride at Disneyland Paris if you skip it.

2. Pinocchio

Enough scary things; let’s talk about something fun! Pinocchio was another cool ride that I really enjoyed. It’s a ride for all ages, even little kids. They don’t have this ride at Disney World in Florida, so you should check this ride out if you’ve been to that park.

One of the best parts of this ride is when the whale comes out at you. Don’t worry, though. He doesn’t get too close. Towards the end, be sure to look for the Blue Fairy. She disappears and reappears as you pass by. I still don’t know how they did that!

The line for this ride can sometimes get long, but it’s worth the wait.

3.Mickey and the Magician

Time for some magic! Let’s talk about Mickey and the Magician. This is a show located in Walt Disney Studios Park, close to the entrance in the Animagique theater. The show has lots of characters who sing songs from Disney movies, including Belle and the Beast. The Lion King part of the show is really awesome. Be sure to look around the theater when this part of the show starts.

It might be a bit weird to hear Mickey Mouse speak French, but I thought it was pretty cool. Don’t worry, though, because most of the songs are in English. At the end, they shoot out streamers from the ceiling. Be sure to try to catch one. They make a great souvenir!

4. Pirate’s Beach

Skull Rock

Being silly at Skull Rock

This is a huge playground and walk-through area. I spent a lot of time walking through all the caves in this area. Dead Man’s Grotto was my favorite. But it’s pretty creepy, with skeletons hidden in corners of the caves. They don’t jump out or anything, though, so it’s not too bad. There’s also a giant rock shaped like a skull that’s called Skull Rock. We took some pictures there.

This is a good place to go when it’s really busy because you don’t have to wait in line. It was also hot on the day we visited, but the caves stayed nice and cool. Even though it’s not a ride, it’s a lot of fun and you shouldn’t miss it.

5. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


This is a thrill ride! It’s a really fast roller coaster with a few drops. Only one drop is scary, though, and it’s at the end when you go underground. But it’s not as scary as the Rock N Roller Coaster or Expedition Everest. This was my second-favorite ride and my favorite Disney roller coaster of all the parks I’ve been to.

The scenery is pretty neat, too. When you’re climbing the hills, be sure to look around. If you look up, you might see glowing green bats. Outside, you can also see goats playing around (they’re not real).

Be sure to get a Fastpass for this ride. The line got up to two hours long, but we didn’t have to wait long with our Fastpass.

Kids under 40 inches (1.02 meters) can’t ride.

Bonus Disneyland Paris Tip

Be sure to get a crepe from the crepe and waffle stands in Disney Village. I recommend the Nutella and banana crepe. It was my favorite treat at Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Crepes

My favorite treat at Disneyland Paris

I enjoyed everything I did at Disneyland, but these were my favorites. If you want to read more about the Disney theme parks in Paris, check out my mom’s article here.




  • Judy Travis June 28, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Great job!!!! You really make me want to visit!!! I would love to hear Mickey speak French!!! 🌟😎🌟😎🌟😎

    • kamieberry June 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you for reading my article. I’m glad you liked it! Mickey speaking French is pretty cool!

  • Amy Dotson Cole June 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Hi Bella, I loved your review of Disneyland Paris. I want to go visit now. Out of Disney World and Disneyland, which one is your favorite park and which rides do you like the most?

    • kamieberry June 29, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      I’m excited that you read and liked my article! Thank you for reading it. I like Disneyland Paris more now because it is smaller and you can see everything in a few days. Disney World is fun but it’s so big I have to spend a week to go to all the parks. My favorite rides at Disneyland Paris are Phantom Manor, Big Thunder Mountain, Ratatouille, Pinocchio, and Green Army Man Parachutes. My favorite rides at Disney World are Space Mountain, Flight of the Banshee, the Navi River Journey, and Spaceship Earth. I also like the Great Movie Ride and RocknRoller Coaster.

  • A Kid's Eye View of the City of Paris - We'll Do It Our Way July 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    […] everybody! It’s Bella again, back for another post. Last time, I told you all about the fun things for kids to do at Disneyland Paris. Today, I’m going to tell you all about the best things I did in the city of Paris itself. […]

  • cpmurphey August 22, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I really like your post. And I love it through the eyes of a child. Perfect! What a great idea!

    • Kamie August 24, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks! It was my daughter’s idea to write a post. She hopes that families can find her perspective useful.

      • cpmurphey September 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm

        Well, she had a great idea! Her perspective made it very interesting.


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