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Disneyland Paris in a wheelchair

Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios


Disneyland, a place almost every child dreams of. I’ve never been to one and so I decided to find out how wheelchair accessible Disneyland Paris is. In this article, I’ll give you some good advice, tips and tricks as well as  detailed information on the attractions for wheelchair users.



Disneyland Paris – The Basics

Disneyland Paris is an entertainment resort in Marne-La-Vallée near Paris. The famous resort was the second Disney park to open outside the US in April 1992. Another theme park, the Walt Disney Studio Park, opened in 2002. Disneyland Paris is the most visited entertainment resort in Europe.


Getting there from Paris CDG Airport

Disneyland is located about 45 km (30 miles) east of Paris. It takes approximately 1 hour to get there by car. Of course you can also get to Disneyland Paris by train. There are enough parking lots for disabled visitors (20 EUR/ day) if you should come by car. We took a flight to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and from there we took the TGV (high-speed train) to the Disneyland Train Station Marne La Vallée-Chessy. This train leaves at the CDG Airport train station in Terminal 2 and it takes only 9 minutes to Disneyland. The Disney Magical Shuttle is not wheelchair accessible, but a special transfer service can be arranged upon email request.


Disability SignMy TRAVEL TIP for you:

Travelling by train is the fastest, cheapest and also the most wheelchair accessible way to Disneyland Paris. Purchase your train ticket at the SNCF ticket counter in Terminal 2 and present your disability ID card. There is a reduced rate for disabled travellers as well as for their companion. The regular ticket price for one adult varies between EUR 16.50 to EUR 25 depending on the train. You can save up to 50 %!


Where to stay

Radisson Blu Resort at Disneyland Paris

Radisson Blu Resort at Disneyland Paris

There are many hotels near Disneyland Paris. We booked the Radisson Blu Resort at Disneyland, but unfortunately I cannot quite recommend this hotel. Although our room category was “Accessible Queen” the bathroom was equipped with a bathtub. I went back to the reception and asked for a room with roll-in shower. The receptionist explained that all those rooms were occupied. She told me that the staff didn’t know which of their accessible rooms were equipped with a roll-in shower and that they had no possibility to check that in their system. As a proof she even let me have a look in their electronic booking for myself. Anyway, my boyfriend and I arranged us with our room. The hotel offered a free shuttle service to Disneyland and back. The shuttle bus was equipped with a ramp and the ride took only 10 minutes.


Ticket Price and Priority Access

 Ticket Desk for Disabled at Disneyland Paris

The regular one-day ticket price for an adult varies between EUR 47 to EUR 65. You get access to both parks. Disabled visitors can purchase tickets at a special ticket desk on the right side of the ticket counters area. When you are severely disabled and you have a medical confirmation from your doctor or a disability ID card (French or English), your helper will get a free entry ticket. So once again, you can save 50 %!


Accessibility guides, our entry tickets and the priority cards.




  • Priority Access Card

After buying your tickets you should also go to the Donald Desk (it’s right next to the special ticket desk) or to the Visitor Relations Desk to ask for a Priority Access Card. Disneyland offers a Priority Card to disabled guests in order to get to the attractions via a specially-adapted entrance. Here you also have to show your disability ID card or a medical certificate. Follow this link to get more information:



Accessible Attractions

I got the Accessibility Guide of Disneyland Paris and the Walt Disney Studios which lists all accessible attractions. As my hubby would help me to transfer, I had a large choice of possible rides.


For those of you, who cannot transfer or be transferred: There are some amazing, completely wheelchair accessible rides where you can stay in your own wheelchair! Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, The Studio Tram Tour, It’s a small world and Ratatouille! That’s pretty awesome – I’ve never experienced this before! Many other attractions were closed due to renovations work during our visit, so I unfortunately couldn’t test all the possible rides.




My favorite rides were Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Studio Tram Tour, Ratatouille and Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop.


We also did the Disney Railroad Express, Phantom Manor, Autopia, Casey Jr. Train and Slinky Dog. All of those require to transfer from your wheelchair. Honestly, the Railroad Express wasn’t worth waiting as there is not much to see on the ride.


Alice’s Labyrinth, Mysteries of Nautilus, Armageddon, Aladdin’s Passage as well as The Dragon Cave are also completely wheelchair accessible. In the evening, we watched the stunning Magic Hours Show! Wheelchair users should come early to make it to the dedicated wheelchair area, as it can get very crowded right before the show. You really shouldn’t miss it!




Both parks are perfectly wheelchair accessible. The staff was friendly and very willing to help. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are everywhere. I had a great time at Disneyland Paris and the Walt Disney Studios and can definitely recommend it to wheelchair users!


  • free entrance for one valid assistant
  • Priority Access to attractions
  • wheelchair accessible attractions like It’s a small world, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast etc.
  • friendly and helpful staff
  • easy to get there by train (TGV)
  • enough accessible restrooms


Disneyland Paris


General Accessibility


Wheelchair-accessible rides


Wheelchair-accessible restrooms


Fun factor for wheelchair users


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  • LENOIR Françoise 21/09/2016   Reply →


    Très belle pub. pour inciter les gens à aller à Disneyland. Te reste à l’envoyer aux premiers concernés.
    Cela devrait fonctionner pour un chèque ou un super cadeau pour te remercier de cette belle initiative

  • Ciara Douglas 07/11/2017   Reply →

    Hi, your post was very helpful as someone who is traveling to Disney shortly with 2 wheelchair users. Can I ask who you emailed in relation to the special assistance in getting from the TGV to your hotel? The transfers is the part of the booking we are having the most trouble with. Thanks, Ciara

    • Melanie 08/11/2017   Reply →

      Hi Ciara!

      We took a taxi in order to get to our hotel. Many hotels around Disneyland offer a shuttle bus, which takes you from the TGV station to the hotel. Maybe ask your hotel if they do offer such a service.

      If they don’t, I would take a wheelchair accessible taxi. For example, the team of Taxi G7 – Horizon ( speaks English and they are specialised in the transport of people with disabilities.

      Have a wonderful time at Disneyland Paris!


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