Attracting 12 million visitors every year, Disneyland-Paris is one of Europe's finest family entertainment centres, and getting there from the UK is easy. A wide range of flights to Disneyland-Resort-Paris-Chessy depart from UK airports every day, often at very affordable prices. So there should be cash left over to enjoy the shops, restaurants and rides.
The closest airport to Disneyland-Paris is Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), which is around 30 miles away. Fortunately, there is a direct TGV connection between CDG and Disneyland-Paris, which takes only 12 minutes to make the journey. Trains leave from Terminal 2 (look for "Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 2 – TGV").
Plenty of major airlines fly from the UK to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Options include Air France, British Airways, Flybe, Jet2, easyJet and Vueling. Passengers can choose to fly from a host of airports, including all London airports, Leeds/Bradford, Doncaster/Sheffield, Cardiff, Birmingham, Exeter, Southampton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast-International.
Flying is a great way to visit Disneyland-Paris for a number of reasons. Firstly, travellers have so much choice when picking their departure point. Airports range from Glasgow and Birmingham to Exeter or London Southend, so almost all UK travellers will have a nearby departure point. Secondly, the route is very well served by budget airlines, which keeps costs low, and the journey time is very quick. Most flights will get to CDG in just over one hour. Finally, flights also benefit from direct TGV connections, allowing Disneyland visitors to reach the resort in no time.
Chessy is a Parisian suburb that's right next door to Disneyland-Paris, which is one of Europe's premier amusement parks – and certainly the most famous worldwide. The resort is massive and includes hotels, rides, golf courses and much more. So, it's useful to become acquainted with Disneyland Paris Shuttles, which run from hotels to the various zones. As for attractions, well, there's a lot to get through. Standout rides include Pirates of the Caribbean, the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Hyperspace Mountain, and there's a nice mix of rides for young kids and adult thrill seekers. Stars on Parade is another highlight, allowing kids to meet their favourite Disney characters, while the evening Illuminations are absolutely spectacular. So try to stick around until nightfall – it's well worth it.