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Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:00 pm

Well... new rumours are saying if you want to ride the Tower of Terror in its current form you better get on it!

The ride is anticipated to have it’s exterior conversion start in March 2018, and set to close in September 2018. This iscto get it ready to reopen in 2019 as, you guessed it, Guardians of the Galaxy: MISSION BREAKOUT...
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:37 am

I guess it was only a matter of time! It's a shame though. It's just going to further reduce the little thematic coherence that the park actually has. 
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:41 pm

Was a bit predictable that it would happen.

Going to mean that the two parks look like it's going to have at least a gap of 6 years before a genuinely brand new ride though. Maybe the 'Marvel Land' rumours will come to pass and there'll be another ride added, as well as the new show and ToT rebrand.
 
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:29 pm

This makes me so, so sad and angry at the same time.

Why do Disney feel the need to butcher a ride which has beautiful theming and still attracts significant queues all year round? In my eyes it will be totally unforgivable if they go through with turning it into Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes, I get that in any park attractions need to be updated, and yes, I get that the Marvel brand is huge and Disney want to maximise on this, however this should not be at the expense of something like Tower of Terror.

They would be much better looking at sorting out the Studios park in general. Tower of Terror is probably the best themed part of the park, as well as the area in which Ratatouille sits. Toy Story Playground is probably ok too, The rest of the park needs a lot of work doing to it to help bring it up to date. If they wanted to update an attraction, or add a new one they'd have been much better doing something on the site of Armageddon as that is very out of date and a poor attraction. If they insisted on using Marvel then I'm sure there's plenty of IP options they could go for on the Armageddon site.
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Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:57 pm

When They closed Star Tours to upgrade it to Star Tours 2 it made a lot of sense. The ride was in pretty extreme disrepair by Disney Standards and all the upgrades made it a fresh new ride (despite them being built on simulator tech that must be approaching 30 years old) .

But yeah, a park which has a very anemic set of rides, closing one of the two Major rides for a year for a slight upgrade when they could have added a new ride or replaced one of the duds may make for good marketing "visit the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride, then go see GotG Vol.3" but it's shortchanging visitors. As I said in my previous post, I'm holding onto hope that they're doing a marvel land and we've more announcements to come.
 
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:45 pm

This is so disappointing to hear, looks like I'll need to get a visit in ASAP :(
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:20 pm

This would be a real shame if it turns out to be true.  Whilst most people would agree the attraction isn't as good as the WDW version, the CMs more than make up for it with an often dungeons-rivalling performance.  Personally I think they could do with a complete revamp starting with, as Katie said, the Armageddon attraction, as well as the tram tour as this is rarely busy and is a bit dated now.  I get that Disney now own the Marvel IP but there are so many other ways they could incorporate this into the parks without ruining iconic rides
 
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:39 pm

I guess that the plans to keep ToT and change Rock n rollercoaster into a Guardians ride is no more, I've never done a ToT so it looks like I need to try get to Paris ASAP. I just wish they would build a new ride from the ground up, maybe do what Epcot are doing.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:28 pm

I am going in April and I feel so lucky to be able to ride how it should be.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:29 pm

Of course, still being a rumour, seeing as the Twilight contract is coming to an end, that is why they will be revamping it, but possibly could be changed into something other than Guardians? Maybe something more like what Tokyo Disney Sea have? I don't know... just a thought.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:52 pm

Quick question guys, I'm looking at a trip in the first week of 2018. The only ride I can see closed that might be an issue is Phantom Manor- is this worth postponing a visit for?

Also being the first weekend of 2018- how many days will we need? Is it likely to be busy? Thanks :)
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:47 am

If you use this link to see what's open for each day for the next 90 days http://www.disneylandparis.com/en-us/ca ... 018-01-08/ as for phantom manor it's just about my favourite ride at Paris it is due to be shut until September 2018. Due to disneys rolling refurbishment there will probably always be at least one closed attraction.
 
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Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:40 pm

I know it's short notice, but from the 17th of November to the 3rd of December there are no rides scheduled to close. I picked a great time to go :lol
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Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:55 pm

Thanks for the help :) you've picked an ideal time to visit Liam, didn't know it was possible to avoid Disney closures :P
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