Disney Castle towers above other attractions at the end of Main Street. It welcomes you to a magical world of fantasy. This famous icon of Disneyland Paris invites adults and kids who visit to celebrate in a place where dreams come true. It was inspired by the Neuschwanstein Castle in Southern Germany, commissioned by Ludwig II in 1868. Disneyland Paris facts.
Sleeping Beauty Castle, also called Disneyland Castle, towers over Disneyland Paris. Visible from every corner of the park, the Castle is itself not the most interesting attraction.
A stunning night-time finale, the new Disney Illuminations, a night-time spectacular featuring state-of-the-art technology, takes place near Disneyland Castle.
Disneyland Paris information
Disneyland Paris Castle is called le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant in French. It was designed by Walt Disney Imagineering and inaugurated on April 12, 1992. The height of Disneyland Paris Castle is 50.9 meters. It was inspired by the Neuschwanstein Castle in Southern Germany, commissioned by Ludwig II in 1868. A truly fairytale castle, boasting soaring spires, ornate turrets, regal royal-blue rooftops, stained glass windows and tapestries, it invokes both the mystery of fictional palaces, as well as elements from real French castles, such as Pierrefonds.
Neuschwanstein Castle is the best known of European 19th century Castles inspired by the Middle Ages. It was built on the model of the Wartburg in Germany and Pierrefonds Castle near Compiegne in France. The castle was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to the musician Richard Wagner. The palace was intended to be a refuge for the reclusive king.
It was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then more than 61 million people have visited the castle. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Great Escape and serves as the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Space Mountain and Indiana Jones are great roller coasters. We like the Small World and its dolls. The magic of the Pirats of the Carribean will fascinate you.
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The second Disney park, at walking distance from Disneyland, Disney Studios are devoted to the cinema with great attractions such as Ratatouille and the Stunt Show.
With 15 million visitors yearly, Disneyland Paris is the second most visited sight in the city and the most visited theme park in Europe. Disneyland Paris is a must for children and will equally entertain all ages.
As Disneyland Paris is well connected to the City of Lights by metro, we advise you to stay in Paris, a great option. You can then book an all included Disneyland coach tour from Paris. As an option, stay at a budget hotel or apartment near Disneyland Paris.
Staying close to Disneyland in a quiet and affordable apartment is possible. Featuring a terrace, Smart apartment Val d'Europe 7/9 pers provides accommodation in Chessy with free WiFi and garden views. With city views, this accommodation offers a balcony. The property includes a living room with a flat-screen TV. The apartment also offers a well-equipped kitchen and 1 bathroom with a bath. The city is 37 km from the apartment, while Marne-la-Vallée is 1.6 km away. Charles de Gaulle Airport is 40 km from the property.