Disneyland Paris: Rollercoasters and Thrill Rides

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The great thing about Disneyland Paris is that it’s not just for kids! Across the two Disneyland Paris parks, there are some fantastic rollercoasters and thrill rides to get the adrenaline flowing.

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RC Racer in Walt Disney Studios

5 Awesome Disneyland Paris Rollercoasters

From the classics like Big Thunder Mountain to the latest addition, Avengers Assemble: Flight Force in the Avengers Campus, here’s our guide to the best thrill rides and rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris.

Extra Magic Hour

Remember if you are staying at one of the Disneyland Paris hotels (or have a Magic Plus or Infinity annual pass) then you can access the parks one hour before the gates open for regular guests. This is a great time to ride some of the most popular rollercoasters at Disneyland Paris – Big Thunder Mountain, Crush’s Coaster, Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain and Avenger’s Assemble typically welcome guests during Extra Magic Hour. Extra Magic Hour is one of the main perks of staying at one of the Disneyland Paris hotels.

If you want to stay in a Disney hotel then hotel and ticket packages can be reserved through the Disneyland Paris website and this will include access to Extra Magic Hour during your stay – check hotel prices and availability here!

Check Disney hotel availability and prices here!

Extra Magic Hour is a benefit to hotel guests across the Disneyland Paris Hotels:

1 | Avengers Assemble: Flight Force

Location: Avengers Campus, Walt Disney Studios
Minimum Height Requirement: 1.2m
Do riders go upside down: yes

A recent addition to Walt Disney Studios, the Avengers Assemble: Flight Force rollercoaster was launched in July 2022 as part of the Marvel Avengers Campus. Riders join forces with Iron Man and Captain Marvel to save the world from an intergalactic threat. The 3-second, 0 to 60mph launch is a highlight and this steel rollercoaster features twists and turns including a corkscrew and a double inversion sea serpent roll.

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Getting ready to ride!

Disneyland Paris rollercoasters tip: if this rollercoaster seems familar, there’s a good chance you might have ridden it before! Prior to its Marvel retheme to become Avengers Assemble: Flight Force, it was originally the Aerosmith Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster which operated in Disneyland Paris between 2002 and 2019.

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Avengers Assemble

2 | Crush’s Coaster

Location: Worlds of Pixar, Walt Disney Studio
Minimum Height Requirement: 1.07m

The Finding Nemo-inspired Crush’s Coaster is an all-spinning, all darkness rollercoaster which transports riders in a turtle shell.

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Waiting to board

The aquatic themed ride features scenes from the movie with the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour Bridge both appearing. Crush’s Coaster starts off quite slowly before riders are propelled into the rollercoaster style section by the East Australian Current. The ride reaches speeds of 40mph and has a 50 foot drop!

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You can catch a glimpse of daylight on Crush’s Coaster on this bend!

Disneyland Paris rollercoasters tip: With its minimum height requirement of 1.07m, the ride is accessible to riders from age 4 or 5 and up – our 4 year old loved it! Crush’s Coaster is very popular with younger park goers and has one of the longest queues in the park. If you have access during Extra Magic Hour (you will have this if you are staying in a Disney hotel or have an annual pass) then Crush’s Coaster is a must do during this quierter period in the park.

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Crush’s Coaster

3 | Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain

Location: Discoveryland, Disneyland Park
Minimum Height Requirement: 1.20m
Do riders go upside down: yes

Originally Space Mountain, this steel rollercoaster had a Star Wars overhaul to rebrand as Star Wars Hyperspace Moutain. Riders team up with the Rebel Alliance to do battle with the evil Empire.

The rollercoaster boasts a cannon launch (check out the pic below with the launch tube visible on the roof) and 3 inversions and twists and turns in the dark at breakneck speed.

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Hyperspace Mountain

4 | Big Thunder Mountain

Location: Frontierland, Disneyland Park
Minimum Height Requirement: 1.02m

A Disneyland Paris classic, Big Thunder Moutain is a family-friendly rollercoaster set deep in the Wild West.

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Big Thunder Mountain

Legend has it that a mining company was set up in the 1850s when gold was discovered. After some strange happenings, the mine was feared to be haunted and the area became a ghost town. The mine has reopened and riders board a runaway mine train cart for a wild ride on the Big Thunder Railroad.

The 1.5km track dives and climbs, swooping underneath rivers, through caves filled with bats and explosive dynamite. Big Thunder Mountain reaches speeds of 30mph as it propels through the darkness with much of the ride indoors.

Disneyland Paris rollercoasters tip: With its minimum height requirement of 1.02m, the ride is typically accessible to riders from age 4 and up. This is our 4 year old’s favourite ride in the entire park and he insists we ride it multiple times a day when we visit!

If you have access during Extra Magic Hours (you will have this if you are staying in a Disney hotel or have an annual pass) then Big Thunder Mountain is a must do during this quierter period in the park. When queues are long it’s also worth buying Disney Premier Access fast passes for this ride as they give almost instant access.

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Thunder Mountain

5 | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril

Location: Adventureland, Disneyland Park
Minimum Height Requirement: 1.40m
Do riders go upside down: yes

Featuring a thrilling 360° loop, riders board runaway mine carts to explore the Temple of Peril jungle ruins in search of an earlier expedition which appears to have disappeared in mysterious circumstances. The ride lasts just 90 seconds.

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril

Disneyland Paris rollercoasters tip: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril has the tallest height requirement (1.40m) of all the rides in the park.

Do any of the Rollercoasters go Upside Down at Disneyland Paris?

Yes! Indiana Jones, Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain and Avengers Assemble all have loops where riders are upside down.

3 Thrill Rides at Disneyland Paris (Non-Rollercoaster)

As well as its rollercoaster, Disneyland Paris boasts some awesome thrill rides which will likely appeal to rollercoaster junkies and adrenaline seekers!

6 | RC Racer

Location: Worlds of Pixar, Walt Disney Studios
Minimum Height Requirement: 1.20m

A Toy Story themed thrill ride, RC Racer is a 25metre high half-pipe coaster.

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RC Racer

The ride’s premise is that Toy Story’s Andy has set up his RC Racer half pipe and is racing a remote control car up and down the half-pipe.

Disneyland Paris rollercoasters tip: if you don’t mind who you ride with then the single rider queue can save a ton of queing time on RC Racer. The front row seats are always the most fun!

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Front row seats!

7 | Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Location: Production Courtyard, Walk Disney Studios
Minimum Height Requirement: 1.02m

Set in the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is an eerie ride based on the 1960s tv series, The Twilight Zone. Riders tour the abandoned hotel and take a ride on its service elevator – the same service elevator where 4 hotel guests and a staff member went missing during a storm in 1939.

After a fantastic prelude, riders are seated in the service elevator and treated to a series of gravity defying drops as the elevator plummets towards the ground.

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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

8 | Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Location: Discoveryland, Disneyland Park
Minimum Height Requirement: 1.02m

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is a motion stimulator where riders board a Starspeeder 1000 for a 3D voyage to the far end of the Star Wars galaxy. With 60 ride combinations, every journey is unique.

Disneyland Paris rollercoasters tip: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is presented entirely in French.

Bonus: Toddler-Friendly Rollercoaster at Disneyland Paris

The Disneyland Paris rollercoasters aren’t just for the adrenaline junkies! If you are travelling with younger kids then Dumbo-inspired Casey Jr is the perfect introduction to roller coasters for babies and toddlers!

9 | Casey Jr: Le Petit Train du Cirque

Location: Fantasyland, Disneyland Park
Minimum Height Requirement: None

Casey Jr takes riders on a journey through Storybook Land on a gentle roller coaster-style ride for kids. There are some fast turns and gentle bumps to excite younger riders!

Casey Jr passes miniature scenes from Disney classics – the train whizzes by scenes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast as it navigates the railroad.

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Casey Jr: Le Petit Train du Cirque

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