When people think of Disneyland, they often think of rides and characters, but there is so much more to see and do. If the queues are long and you’ve met the characters you wanted to see, or you’re just looking for something to fill a bit of time, you may want to add these to your to do/see list. These are 13 of my favourite hidden/alternative attractions:
- The dragon in the basement of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. This was a firm favourite for our girls resulting in us saying hello and goodbye at the start and end of each day.
- The upper floor of the castle has beautiful stained glass depicting the story of Sleeping Beauty. Maleficent’s raven can be found up there too, if you take a photo with the flash on, it’s eyes glow red.
- You’ll also find the guards slumped against the wall snoring under Maleficent’s spell.
- Behind Sleeping Beauty’s castle, you’ll find the sword in the stone, can you pull it out?
- The first store on the right down Main Street has an old phone, which when picked up has a female voice that answers.
- If you go to Dapper Dan’s on Main Street, not only can you book in for a trim, but there is also a mirror outside which gives you your very own moustache.
- Half way down Main Street above one of the coffee shops, there is a large coffee cup on a sign, which has steam coming from its top, if the weather is right, you can see this.
- The gold castle spires have snails running down them, which pays homage to it’s French setting.
- You can see Cinderella’s carriage in the courtyard of Cinderella’s Inn (Auberge De Cendrillon).
- In the window above the Snow White ride, the wicked Queen can be seen pulling the curtains open.
- In Walt Disney Studios, there is an umbrella which when stood under, rains.
- There are scream canisters which collect your screams in Walt Disney Studios. If you walk through Studio 1, take a right and then right again, they can be found next to Boo’s door. If you’re lucky, you may see Sully too.
- There are a number of hidden Mickeys to be found. They are subtle details which are hard to be found but are fun for all to seek out.
There is so much to see and do whilst you’re at Disneyland Paris, and it is very easy to see why Disney is considered the happiest place on Earth.
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever” – Walt Disney