5 Of The Best Experiences at Disneyland Paris For Teens

Going to a Disneyland Park with teens has a different set of challenges than taking small children.

However, Disneyland Paris is not as problematic for teens as you might think. Disney Parks in general are no longer seen as children’s parks.

Teens have been embracing Disney Parks in their pwn way since all the way back in the 1950’s.

The parks have especially become teen friendly since Disneyland Paris opened more than 30 years ago.

While it’s true that teens love the Disney Parks experience just as much as they did when they were younger, there are some challenges to planning a visit to Disneyland Paris with Teens.

While you plan your vacation, you may struggle to come up with an itinerary that pleases everybody and ensures that your day in the parks will go smoothly.

Teens may enjoy the parks best with other teens, meaning that they’d likely rather run off with a friend than stick around with the family. Bringing a friend along may not always be practical, though.

Whatever your traveling circumstances are, hopefully, these tips will help you create the best experience and the best memories of visiting Disneyland Paris with teens.

These ideas illustrate ways teens can enjoy the parks and you can take advantage of having kids that aren’t so little anymore.

5 Of The Best Experiences at Disneyland Paris For Teens

Park Tour

One thing that is a lot of fun to do with your teen is a Disneyland Park tour. While this experience might be lost on a youngster, the detailed knowledge and backstage access can be very appealing to teens.

Consider taking in the park from this perspective for an engaging Disneyland Paris Teen Experience

On your journey, you’ll learn about what inspired Walt, why he chose certain themes and how his vision continues to be brought to life today, for someone like my eldest daughter who is studying stage production this is definitely one to consider in the park for an engaging Disneyland Paris teen experience.

A VIP tour for your family is a wonderful way to enjoy Disneyland Paris with teens, if you can afford it.

Disneyland Paris also sometimes offers a standard park tour for a lower price although there is no telling yet when that offering will return. In the meantime there are a host of regional tours connected with Disneyland Paris as well.

If you want to see the sights in and around Paris, there are plenty of opportunities to explore France during your Disneyland Paris trip


Another way to make sure your teen is having a great time is to give them some spending money to use in the shops.

They will have so much fun deciding how to spend the money throughout the day and the activity creates great memories of the trip. The resulting souvenirs will commemorate a magical Disneyland Paris teen experience.

The shopping experiences at Disneyland Paris extend from the parks to the resort hotels and also Disney Village. The retail side of the Disneyland Paris experience makes up a huge portion of the fun of being there.

While little kids have less patience for shopping, teens have much more of an affinity for it. In the parks, don’t hesitate to window shop and go inside if they see something they want to look at. Shopping is also a good way to avoid bad weather.

If you haven’t made extra time for shopping in your Disneyland Paris plans, you should consider fitting in some Disney Village time and think about spending some downtime at your resort in the gift shops.

5 Of The Best Experiences at Disneyland Paris For Teens

Rides with Single Rider

Single Rider is one of those features that can make you feel like you’ve finally hacked the code to do all the big attractions in less time for free. Single Rider is not currently an available option due to COVID health and safety measures.

However, it’s likely to return soon, because it aids efficiency by moving more guests through the attractions every hour. The purpose of Single Rider is actually just that.

Because people want to ride together, some rides will often dispatch vehicles with empty seats. Single riders are able to fill in the gaps and help Disney send full vehicles almost every time.

Hyperspace Mountain is one single-rider option that will hopefully return. Walt Disney Studios also has the capability for single rider lines for attractions such as Crush’s Coaster and Ratatouille.

When you plan your next trip, be sure to check the health and safety updates to see if this restriction has been lifted.

It’s tough to use Single Rider Service with little ones, but most teens won’t have a problem riding alone.

If you do have small children, the rider switch pass serves a similar function. Rider Switch enables you to designate somebody in your party to watch the child while you ride.

Then when you return you can switch places and let the other person ride without waiting in line again.

Using this can ensure you and your teen can experience the same attractions even if a smaller sibling is unable to participate.

Crush's Coaster single rider option great for teens

Fantasyland at Night

A most fantastic Disneyland Paris Teen experience is Fantasyland at night. The lighting is magical and totally different from how the land appears during the daytime.

By nightfall, most of the small children are long gone, so this is the perfect time to run around and play in this specific area in the park.

Many of the attractions take on a different look and feel as well.

Nighttime Since Fantasyland is such a robust and integral part of the Disneyland park experience, taking full advantage of the night time atmosphere is a must at Disneyland Paris with Teens.

There is no real Fantasyland equivalent at Walt Disney Studios yet, but Avengers Campus has a lot of relatively inexpensive food to try out along with some major e-ticket attractions.

The Nighttime Atmosphere around the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is also a must at Disneyland Paris with teens, even if they don’t know what the Twilight Zone actually is.

Disney Illuminations

Another advantage to visiting Disneyland Paris with teens is that you can stay all day and wait for the fireworks.

Disney Illuminations is not a show to miss, but the night-time schedule is not ideal for all visitors, especially if you got into the park really early in the morning. It starts at 10pm, way past small children’s bedtime.

Teens however, can handle the long days and appreciate the spectacular night-time event. It’s a beautiful way to end a Disneyland Paris teen holiday.

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