Disneyland Paris: General Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Maelstrom, 28th Apr 2014.

  1. Sam

    Sam TowersStreet Member

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    Seems like a positive step, and I think a good move for the park to have someone non-French in charge, who might be able to see the flaws clearer. :)
     
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    Apparently Star Tours II has been confirmed for 2017.
     
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    Star Tours II is a pretty meh addition. I have no idea what space is like in the Playland but I think a Midway Mania would be a welcome queue soaker and probably be very popular with visitors. It seems stupid that they built the whole Playland but didn't put Midway Mania in there?
     
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    The lunacy of the new Frozen meet 'n' greet.

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    Meanwhile, the princesses have to walk through Fantasyland like Josef Fritzl on his way into court.

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    They could've at least got a better waiting time sign... It's disneyland yet that looks like something a small hotel could make on Word.
     
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    Bearing in mind this is with TWO sets of them as well (due to using the Princess Pavilion's two meet n greet areas, whereas in America they just had the one area and had similar if not longer queues)...

    Scary how popular Frozen ended up being when you see this...
     
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    With the Elsa and Anna meet 'n' greets, they should really introduce the same time slot ticketing system at Disneyland Cali in order to reduce waits to get into the Princess Pavilion and the traffic around that particular area of Fantasyland. Of course there would be a queue to get said tickets from a vendor but it would have to be on a first come first served basis.
     
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    The Meet 'n' Greet thing is just nuts. It cannot be in Disney's interest to have a 300 minute queue. It must leave an awful taste in parent's mouths, even if they voluntarily choose to join it anyway.

    Unlike a ride, it's incredibly easy to up the throughput on these things very quickly. Why not have 10 Frozen meet 'n' greets, or 20, or 30? I don't understand why they would let queues get that long when it would be so easy just to hire more actors.
     
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    Time for a Last Week Update!

    Bistrot Chez Remy has been given a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement.

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    Theme Park Insider source

    The shop by Ratatouille, Chez Marianne, is going to be opening on the 28th November and the windows have been dressed with Rat-chandise (sorry, couldn't resist). Fantasyland has also been getting fresh paint around Au Chalet de la Marionette, Pinocchio and Le Pays des Contes de Fées.

    InsideDLParis sources
     
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    And so has the Time Machine at Futuroscope! Ooh la la!
     
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    I don't know why but the idea of a Disney attraction (Wilderness Explorers, Animal Kingdom) winning something due to a limited budget somewhat amusing. No idea what it is mind!

    :)
     
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    It's a cute little trail for kids to do based on the 'Wilderness Explorers' that the kid in Up is a part of. As you go round the park there's little learning stations were kids have to do things to earn a badge and so on.

    It's obviously quite cheap to set up and run but it's great for children :)
     
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    Disney and More article on a possible upcoming major Phantom Manor upgrade:
    :)
     
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    Good.

    I hope all of these projects can be accelerated!

    Must visit DLP for the 25th!
     
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    Through browsing Disney & More's blogposts, I was quite surprised to find this very recent documentary showing the everyday runnings of the parks. It's strange that they blur out the logo on the back of the WDS cast member's jacket though.

     
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    A couple of bits of DLP news from Loopings. Firstly regarding Space Mountain:
    So it sounds like a lack of money is stopping Space Mountain getting any big changes which is a shame.

    Secondly, new on Big Thunder which is closing for 13 months:
    That is a long time, although I believe that BTM in California was closed for 14 months. Hopefully the Paris version gets that really cool effect added to the third lift!

    :)
     
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    In other words, no one in their right mind would want to visit the place for the next few years.
     
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    It is true, you definitely would want to wait now until the 25th anniversary in 2017 to visit Disneyland Paris.

    I find it staggering however that it takes Disney such massive amounts of time to refurbish a ride? I know they will do a good job on BTM... but 13 months? Really?

    They need to get Disney Village sorted too. It is horrible. Vile. Disgusting.

    In fact, I wasn't really as impressed with DLP in December as I thought I might have been. It was perhaps a *tad* better than April, but not much - and reliability wasn't a whole lot better. Christmas decoration was weak compared with EP.

    :eek:
     
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    So all those thinking the debt buyout equated to increased investment were wrong if SMM2 refurb is cut due to budget
     
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