• Disneyland Paris vs. Disneyland California

    Disneyland Paris vs. Disneyland California

    Gabriela V.

    Created: Jan 23, 2024

    Last Updated: Apr 12, 2024

    Disneyland Paris vs. Disneyland California

    We are huge fans of Disneyland, and Disney knows it. Well, a lot of guests are big fans of Mickey Mouse, after all. That is why we have two kingdoms, but on opposite sides of the globe. Those are Disneyland Paris and Disneyland California. While the essence of Disney magic is universal, each park offers a unique experience for all visitors.

    Let’s find out the differences between Disneyland Paris and Disneyland California.


    In Disneyland Paris, you can see the atmosphere is based on a very European charm, where Disney magic blends with an European touch in its architecture, cuisine, and cultural traditions. Disneyland California radiates a classic American feel, with nostalgic Main Street, U.S.A. and iconic attractions reflecting the roots of the original Disneyland.

    The Castle

    In Disneyland Paris, you will find the pink Sleeping Beauty Castle, a fairy-tale masterpiece surrounded by beautiful gardens that make it just incredibly romantic. Disneyland California also features the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle on a smaller scale, but let’s not forget this one is pure history with a huge legacy.


    Disneyland Paris, much like most Disney parks, has unique attractions like Phantom Manor offering a fresh perspective from Europe. Yep, that one is the Haunted House, but different! Disneyland California is home to classic attractions like Matterhorn Bobsleds and Indiana Jones Adventure.

    Celebrations per Season!

    In Disneyland Paris, you will celebrate European festivities at Disney during different times of the year, with a touch of French flair during celebrations like Bastille Day and Oktoberfest. Disneyland California sticks to American holiday traditions, with spectacular events like Halloween and special events during the holiday season.

    Which Park is bigger?

    In Paris, you will find two parks to explore: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland California only counts with a single-park layout, so you have a more intimate atmosphere where guests can easily navigate between iconic lands.

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    Both parks are worth visiting, but that will depend on your choices because Disneyland Paris and Disneyland California share the same commitment to creating magical moments. Need some time to think and plan your next trip? No worries. Send us a message, and Famvia will surely help you out. We are, after all, experts when the subject is Disney. Until the next one!

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