My top 9 must-dos in Discoveryland every time I go to Disneyland Paris.
- Become a space ranger
Help Buzz Lightyear defend Sector 9 from the evil Emperor Zurg. You and a friend hop aboard a pod and try to get as many points as you can. You gain points by shooting targets with your lazer gun, the more difficult the target the higher the score which helps you to improve your space ranger rank.
- Chow down at Videopolis
This large dining area is perfect to pick up some fast food and to shelter from the inevitable bad weather you may face in Disneyland Paris.
- Head to a galaxy far far away
Star Tours takes you on a journey through the galaxy. Be sure to ride a couple of times, as a recent upgrade means that there are a few different scenarios to experience.
- Blast off with Space Mountain
Space Mountain 2: Mission Space, fires you to space through a supercharged canon. From May 2017 this ride has been rebranded to Hyperspace Mountain to add to the Star Wars celebrations.
- Dive 20,000 leagues under the sea
Les Mystères du Nautilus is a walk-through attraction hidden underneath the lagoon by Space Mountain. Captain Nemo’s submarine shows part of the tale of 20,000 leagues under the sea, watch out for the monster!
- Cruise around with Autopia
No driver’s license needed for this ride; themed after what 1950s inventors thought cars of the future would be like. This ride very much reminds me of a giant Scalextric and therefore fulfils many a childhood fantasy.
- Soar over Discoveryland
Orbitron, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of the solar system, this is a rocket ride similar to Dumbo the flying elephant. Jump into a missile and soar over Discoveryland, whilst you and a friend control the height and position. This ride tends to have a longer queue as there isn’t a high capacity for the ride and no FastPass is available, I would recommend going early or late in the day.
- Hop on the railway
When the heat draws in (occasionally!), and your feet start to get tired, a good way to sit down but not miss any of the sights or sounds of Disneyland is to take the train. This circular route around Disneyland Paris park is a delight, and you can beat those Main Street station queues by boarding at Discoveryland.
- See Discoveryland light up
Wait till the sun goes down and the neons around Discoveryland light up, it truly is a magical time of night.