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Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris

Discoveryland is unique to Disneyland Paris and replaces what is traditionally Tomorrowland at the other Castle Parks. It takes a look at the future that was envisioned in the past and has a Jules Verne feel to it. The attractions you will find here are what you would expect. The one variance is the Nautilus walk through which is also unique to Paris.


Attractions & Entertainment Venues
Current Attractions:
  • Autopia (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
    Premier Access
  • Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast (Opened: Apr 08, 2006)
    Premier Access
  • Disneyland Railroad Discoveryland Station (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Les Mysteres du Nautilus (Opened: Jul 04, 1994)
  • Mickey's Philharmagic (Discoveryland Theatre) (Opened: Oct 01, 2018)
  • Orbitron (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Star Tours - The Adventures Continue (Opened: Mar 26, 2017)
    Premier Access
  • Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain (Opened: May 07, 2017)
    Premier Access
  • Starport
Current Entertainment:
  • Videopolis Theatre (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
Retired Attractions:
  • Space Mountain: Mission 2 (Apr 09, 2005 - Jan 08, 2017)
  • Star Tours (Apr 12, 1992 - Mar 16, 2016)
  • Captain EO (Tribute) (Jun 12, 2010 - Apr 12, 2015)
  • Chérie, j'ai rétréci le public (Honey I Shrunk the Audience) (Mar 28, 1999 - May 03, 2010)
  • Space Mountain - De La Terre a la lune (Jun 01, 1995 - Jan 08, 2005)
  • Un Voyage à Travers le Temps (Le Visionarium) (Apr 12, 1992 - Sep 05, 2004)
  • Captain EO (Apr 12, 1992 - Aug 17, 1998)
  • Arcade Beta
  • Sneak Peeks


  • Constellations
  • Light Speed Photography
  • Star Command Photographers
  • Star Traders

Restaurants & Refreshment
  • Buzz Lightyear's Pizza Planet Restaurant
  • Cafe Hyperion

Geek's Thoughts & Observations

  • Buzz Lightyear - More or less the same as the Anaheim version.  One difference is the on ride photo quality was much better and you could purchase, no free email.

  • Les Mysteres du Nautilus - An interesting concept to have a modern walk through and a nice plus for the area.  Each land had an attraction like this that anyone could walk through and look at scenes/props/displays.   Adventureland had an Aladdin set of scenes, Frontierland had the fort with some scenes in it, Fantasyland had Sleeping Beauty Castle, even Main Street had a short scene on the Statue of Liberty in the Liberty Arcade. 

  • Star Tours - Is in the back of Discoveryland.  It felt out of the way, but I guess if the train was running it is by the train station so it would have traffic.  Today it was very quiet with no wait posted so I thought I would go for a ride.  The attraction is still the original 2D film.  The non existent wait turned into nearly 20 minutes since they were only running one cabin this morning.  As I was boarding they were bringing a second and third online.   The film and simulator were really showing their age.  Kind of fun to see the original again but it really looks bad compared to the new 3D HD versions running in other parks around the world.  I believe they are slated for an upgrade in the coming years.

  • Jedi Training Academy - I watched the show while in Café Hyperion grabbing a snack.  The show is more or less the same as the version here in the states.  A couple of tweaks.  First the light sabers have lights vs extending.  Also they levitate R2D2 which was a fun effect.  The process was a bit slow with only Darth Vader for the kids to fight.   Also the set up took some time as the Jedi Master had to say everything in English and French.  It worked but was slower.

  • Autopia - During my 20015 trip I waited one afternoon to go for a drive on the Autopia so I could say I had experienced it at every Disney Resort. They only had 2 of the 4 tracks open so this made it a 20 minute wait.  The cars drove very much like the ones here in the states with gas engines and the braking.  The drive itself was much better than I had thought.  It was decent length and the tree/forest theme as you drove around was really nice to see.  I enjoyed the experience.. the wait not so much but the drive was good.

  • Cafe Hyperion - This is the Paris equivalent to the Tomorrowland Terrace. A large counter service burger/fast food location. It does share a building with Videopolis (the stage where the Jedi Training Academy is and performing arts groups use). I ate here several times due to it being one of the few counter service locations open in the evening and even that was challenging thanks to them only opening a couple registers. Most choices seemed to close down around sunset. I used several snack vouchers from our meal plan here too since it was open and compared to other locations the lines moved. The hamburger was not bad. I would say on par with the burgers in the parks in States taste wise.

  • Buzz Lightyear's Pizza Planet Restaurant - We had a taste for pizza for lunch one day and looked at the counter service options and with the meal plan thought it was not a good use of the voucher.. so decided to give the Pizza Planet buffet a try.   The location of this restaurant is very “remote”.   It is located on the back side of Space Mountain near the theater that was showing an Ant-Man preview when we were there.  You have to go through a gate, walk under the train tracks and then down a path.  You feel as if you are leaving the park.  You enter a lobby then eventually the building.  It seems to be a semi temporary structure.  This all set up fairly low expectations for us.    It is really geared toward kids with a play area inside even.   It is not “fancy” by any means.  You eat on paper plates even.   But the food was fresh and decent.  Plus one of the few places with all you can drink/free refills on the fountain drinks.    The pizza was not bad and the salad bar had a fair selection.  The fresh & hot rolls they had were great and a real surprise.   There was also a dessert selection. I would have liked to have seen a simple cookie or brownie option the dessert selection.    I walked away full and pleasantly surprised.   

  • Disneyland Railroad - The steam trains were closed during my visit and the Discoveryland Station was behind scaffolding so I cannot really comment on it.

  • Space Mountain: Mission 2 - Is a signature attraction at the park. It is the only Space Mountain to have a catapult launch and inversions inside. Since I am not a coaster person I did not ride so I cannot comment on the experience. From the outside it is an impressive structure. Unfortunately when I was there the canon effect was not fully operational but even partially it was very cool to see. Also note you can walk all around Space Mountain here. Wait times surprised me and were not that bad, shorter than what we see here in the states and Tokyo for Space Mountain, but longer than I saw in Hong Kong.




Geek's Pictures & Video

I visited Disneyland Paris in the Fall of 2015. Visit my 2015 Disneyland Paris trip summary page for links to all the picture & video sets.

Day 6 Part VI: Discoveryland

October 2, 2015 - Discoveryland

A look around Discoveryland including a trip on the Autopia and a look at the Jedi Training Academy.

Day 8 Part III: Discoveryland October 4, 2015 - Discoveryland

A quick trip to Fantasyland to see Maleficent then lunch at Pizza Planet.


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