In my last post I talked about the 10 must do rides in Disneyland Paris. In this post I’m going to talk about the 5 rides in Walt Disney Studios that I consider a ‘must do’.
I’ve only chosen 5 because there’s less rides available in Walt Disney Studios than in Disneyland. If I were to pick 10, I’d probably run out of rides!
So, let’s get started – again, in no particular order.
I know I said that this list is in no particular order, but we are starting out with my favourite ride in all of Disneyland Paris.
The attraction is themed around riding the East Australian Current, as featured in Finding Nemo. You ‘ride’ on the back of a turtle shell along this rollercoaster. The shell holds four people who sit in twos back to back, and – wait for it – the shells spin when you’re riding the EAC. It is so much fun. The theming itself is brilliantly done and the ride makes me scream with joy like no other.
This is my number one must do attraction in Disneyland Paris.
Tower of Terror
This drop ride makes the list more because of the theming than the ride itself. I’ll admit; I find this ride terrifying. But a lot of people enjoy it, and it is a great thrill ride. If you don’t mind dropping several storeys at a time, this is the ride for you. And even if you don’t, get in the queue and chicken out at the last minute. The Hollywood Tower Hotel is a hotel stuck in time and you really feel as if you’ve stepped back into the 1920s when you’re in the queue.
When I went on this ride, it was more because there wasn’t much of a queue and we’d done everything else in the park that we wanted to. I was not expecting to love it as much as I did.
It’s similar to a pirate ship, except instead of swinging you’re riding the RC Racer car up and down a track. It goes so high and the release back down gives you that proper ‘drop’ feeling in your stomach. Although it’s in the children’s area (it’s in Toy Story Playland), do not be fooled into thinking this ride is only for children!
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
It has recently been announced that this attraction is going to receive a Marvel overlay. I think this will make an already great ride even better.
It’s a smooth fast blast off rollercoaster with inversions and a rocking soundtrack. It’s far superior to Space Mountain in terms of ride experience, in my opinion. If you enjoy rollercoasters, you will love this ride.
A version of this ride is on its way to the France pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase over in Walt Disney World. Remember guys, the original was here!
This is a fun ride because of how unusual it is. You ride in ‘rats’ (slightly oddly, I’ll agree) and careen around Remy’s kitchen. The ride vehicles move without tracks so you have no idea where you are going to move to next. It’s a 3D ride and you spin between screens and real life structures. It is a little disorienting if you’re prone to motion sickness, but worth a ride if you can manage it.
Next up is a post on the most underrated attractions in Disneyland Paris. See you next week!