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Re: Disneyland Paris: Villages Nature Project

Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:44 pm

I think that it is important that this development has a strong transport link with the rest of the resort. If they did, I could easily spend a week in the area.

I'm also not convinced the project will take off anyway, it really wouldn't surprise me if it never gets built.
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Re: Disneyland Paris: Villages Nature Project

Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:56 am

Some nice new renderings have shown up today, including one of a cool looking arctic-themed water park:

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Re: Disneyland Paris: Villages Nature Project

Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:45 pm

One interesting note that came out yesterday was from DLRP Today's Twitter:

Villages Nature *will* have artistic involvement from Walt Disney Imagineering - and notably one Joe Rohde, lead designer of Animal Kingdom!


Which is fantastic news! Joe Rohde is one of the top Disney imagineers, especially when it comes to nature/animals/culture.
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Re: Disneyland Paris: Villages Nature Project

Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:55 pm

That sure is good news. Animal Kingdom has such an authentic feel about it, I love walking just walking round there and taking it all in. That's what Disney is all about.
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2010 Discussion

Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:28 pm

World Of Disney Store
Construction gear is now on site!
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Captain Hooks Galleon
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The Galleon has been soo damaged by heavy frosts the last few winters that the galleon has become very worn and unstable recent rumours suggest that due to the extent of the damage the galleon is now cheaper to replace than to fix up so we may be seeing a whole new galleon in its place with construction starting in Feb 2011.

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On other note a new statue has appeared in Discoveryland
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Christmas
Decorations are now up throughout the resort and its looking stunning as usual
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News is coming out that heavy snow in Paris has forced DLP to close, the roads in and out of the resort area are said to be impassible, so Disney has been offering free rooms to anyone unable to leave the resort.

Good on Disney, not many parks would give free rooms away even if people were snowed in.

Pics from the park just before it was closed:
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2010 Discussion

Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:01 pm

Thats very good of Disney! Well done to them!

I'm glad I was there last year and not this year with the park being closed due to the snow.
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Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:23 am

Well its 2011 soo time for a new topic where I post stuff done by Europe's biggest resort which nobody cares about as its not owned by Mack or Merlin. :D yay!

Castle
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For the 1st time since April 2007 the castle is decoration free, whilst most of the decorations vanished early last year one had been hanging on, the over sized Tinkerbell spiralling the highest tower. Now she has finally followed suit and left. How long this will last is anyone's guess though, with the who castle scheduled for a much needed clean up and refurbishment from March till September, the big question is will she be back?

Earl of Sandwich
Current progress
Artists impression
Disney Village's newest food outlet is starting to take shape...and you'd hope so with a projected opening of May 2011! EofS is a chain currently with 13 locations in the United States and is investing over €5 million in this new store being the 1st in Europe. Hopefully we will see a menu with prices not too inflated from WDW's prices as seen on the menu below, which would make it a very tempting option for on resort food.
Caribbean Jerk Chicken - Grilled chicken, roasted peppers with a spicy jerk sauce. - $5.99
Classic Cold Sandwiches - Egg salad, Tuna salad, or Chicken salad. - $5.99
Hawaiian BBQ - Hawaiian BBQ ham, fresh pineapple and Swiss cheese. - $5.99
Meatballs! - Meatballs in a rich tomato sauce with Provolone and Mozzarella cheese. - $5.99
The All American - Roast turkey, buttermilk ranch, cranberries, cheddar cheese, tomato and lettuce. - $5.99
The Caprese - Sliced fresh Mozzarella, Roma tomato, fresh basil and drizzled virgin olive oil. - $5.99
The Earl's Club - Roast turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. - $5.99
The Full Montagu - Freshly roasted beef, roast turkey, mustard sauce, Swiss/cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato. - $5.99
The Original 1762 (Hot Sandwich) - Fresh roasted beef, creamy horseradish sauce & cheddar cheese. Fresh made to order on Artisan Baked Loaf. - $5.99
Tomato Soup - Served with fresh croutons - $2.95
Tuna Melt - Fresh made Albacore Tuna salad and melted Swiss cheese. - $5.99


The Tarzan Encounter
This show used to be in the Chapparel Theatre in Frountierland and is now making a supprise return for summer 2011! Fantastic news as its another big show for the park, something Paris have been lacking since the removal of Tarzan and The Lion King afew years back, now just bring back Lion King...please Disney!


More updates noone cares about soon!
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:58 am

I care.
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:02 am

Seems this park belongs to the European tradition of making many small improvements throughout the season, which makes it great to follow on the forum. :)

I care Cod, I aim to make my first visit to DLP either this year or next.

What's the current status of the Ratatouille dark ride? 2012 opening, or might it be delayed until 2013 like Hartenhof?

Also what's the current status of any future Splash Mountain, or an upgrade for Star Tours? :)
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:28 am

I didn't know that Paris used to have a Lion King show. Presumably the same as in Orlando? Its a great show, can't see why they would ever have wanted to take it away. Was it in the same theatre?

Disney and more have a good read about the ratatouille dark ride.
http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2010/08/now-that-toy-story-playland-is-opened.html

Basically it says that it almost certain to happen and open end of 2012 or start of 2013 with the star tours 2 opening in 2012 for Paris's 'proper' 20th aniversary (they spread over 2 years their anniversaries, so dark ride is also for the celebration, even though its not studios anniversary).
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:01 pm

Ah, my favourite of all the Magic Kingdoms.

I can't really see them adding a Splash Mountain in, unfortunately -_- Even though apparently it was planned for when DLP was created. I think they've said before that they see no point in it, as the weather in the park can get fairly cold during the winter. It may be possibly to make it have no splash, though, so i'm hoping that it is an idea that they've held on to. We may get one, may not.

I want them to get a Matterhorn, personally! The thought of going all the way to California to ride it depresses me x_x

EDIT;; This has probably been posted before, but here is an article showing the DLP heads taking a look around Europa's water rides. Suggests that a Splash Mountain may be in store for the Paris-based park;; Click
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:22 pm

I care!

Although Disney isn't mentioned as much, I've never been to the one in paris. But I plan to make a visit in 2012/2013. Waiting for the new dark ride and doing a joint trip so I can ride parc asterix's new coaster! :)
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:00 pm

"Terra" wrote:
Ah, my favourite of all the Magic Kingdoms.

I can't really see them adding a Splash Mountain in, unfortunately -_- Even though apparently it was planned for when DLP was created. I think they've said before that they see no point in it, as the weather in the park can get fairly cold during the winter. It may be possibly to make it have no splash, though, so i'm hoping that it is an idea that they've held on to. We may get one, may not.

I want them to get a Matterhorn, personally! The thought of going all the way to California to ride it depresses me x_x

Having only been to Cali and Florida, I don't see how, looking at the ride line-up, it can be your favorite MK. No Splash? No Indy dark ride? No Matterhorn? Though I do hear a lot of their versions are the best in the world, particularly their PotC and their Haunted Mansion. Also as a park, it looks probably the best laid out and the castle is stunning. :P

As much of a travesty it is, I can't see any other park getting Matterhorn. It's truly an incredible, perfect attraction, and I'd only like to see it again if it was copied exactly. Unfortunately, Imagineers might think it's not exciting or high-tech enough for today's punters, and the capacity for a Disney ride is pretty small, even with two tracks.

I think it's widely regarded that the sequel to the Matterhorn is Expedition Everest, and that any future Matterhorn's will be based off that ride model rather than the original. Which is a shame, as watching a POV of the very short Expedition Everest. It looks like the Matterhorn absolutely owns it.
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:19 pm

As far as I know, they're still thinking of adding either a Splash Mountain or a Grizzly River Rapids but in the process they'd need to relocate Frontierland Station, remove Le Theatre Chapparel and get rid of the awful Woodies Round Up (the sooner the better). The space created would allow for a logical Critter Country extension to house the ride of choice and maybe add a Counrty bear Jamboree (not planned, pure speculation) or a Pooh's Hunny Hunt (the cheap one probably, also speculation). The temperature excuse due to splashes is fairly bunk since they added the Tokyo version of Splash with retractable splash zones, meaning they can control splash amount. Oh and afterall Alton has a flume, why can't Disney?

As for Matterhorn, that was planned for both Florida's MK and DLP's PD, and has subsequently been shelved for both parks, unlikely to make return. Ofcourse even The Matterhorn wasn't planned for Cali' that was meant to be Big Rock Candy Mountain which was also shelved (gladly as the concepts looked garish). Oddly its being triibuted in a sweet shop in Cali's technicolour Main Street.

I'm sure there's stuff i've missed out, suppose i'll save it, don't want this thread dying.

EDIT: Jubby, The Lion King show was in Videopolis Theatre which is attached to cafe Hyperion in Discoveryland. Its well worth a Youtube though along with the former Mulan show. Shame Videopolissits idle now :/
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:38 pm

I honestly have no idea why I like Disneyland Paris' magic kingdom the most. I just get that feeling when I walk down main street that I don't get when at Florida or California's one. The castle looks better, I think, and is a lot more... imposing, than the others.

I can absolutely 100% agree that their versions are the best i've been on. Pirates is brilliantly done, and despite the language barrier on The Haunted Mansion (which I do admit, confuses first time riders if they don't already know what it is), it is by far my favourite one (and best looking too, imo). The Space Mountain is absolutely breathtaking to look at from the outside and is by far the best one (People have a LOVE/HATE relationship with it), featuring fairly high speeds and inversions, especially for a Disney park (THOUGH if you're one of those people that hates airs tunnel, you'll definitely dislike the launch tunnel in space mountain, where I feel it is let down the most. There is no theming on that part at all, but is the most stunning thing from the outside). Their Big Thunder Mountain is also my favourite by far, and seems like the fastest i've been on out of the three (that i've visited). It features a brilliant under-the-lake segment, and is generally more exciting than the others. And also, despite the ride itself being fairly average, the Indiana Jones coaster looks stunning from the outside and the theming is done perfectly. I generally love near enough every part of it, though don't really care much for Fantasyland, though that area wouldn't appeal to someone like me anyways.

It's definitely a shame that the Matterhorn wont appear anywhere else. It's a wonderful ride, and I enjoyed it much more than what I did Everest (which is also a brilliant ride, don't get me wrong). I'd put my money on a Parisian version outshining the original also, if they follow true to their previous designing pattern. Perhaps a cross between Everest and Matterhorn would be nice, some day. I can't really see that being in the Kingdom though, nor in the Studios, but in a possible third park.


I'm not sure what i'd prefer. Splash is always very similiar from park to park. I'd like to see a different style of the ride. I can't help but think Grizzly would be a more suitable attraction for the park and that type of area, though.
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris: 2011 Discussion

Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:53 pm

Just thought i'd add that for the Splash that Paris might/would/should be getting they were unsure whether to go with the Song of the South theme as they weren't sure of its relevancy in Europe, so oddly they were more settled on reinvigerating or repurposing an old Marc Davis ride concept called Great Western River Expedition (which was destined fo Floridas MK instead of their awful version of Pirates (IMO)) which is friendly romp down the Mississippi through a series of charming and dare I say stereotypical scenery ad characters along the way. So they were most likely going to merge the flume concept with the big showscene and further link Thunder Mesa's storyline together though yet another attraction. However i'd rather they built either a GWRE as planned or a Splash port with Floridas logs.

At current the only reference to GWRE is in the haunted ending to Phantom Manor before boot hill.
 
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Fourth DLP cast member attempts suicide

Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:42 pm

"UPI" wrote:
PARIS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A worker at Disneyland Paris allegedly tried to kill himself by jumping off a bridge at the theme park, saying he blamed his manager for his actions.

The man, identified only as "C," stood atop a 33-foot bridge along the route of the park's scale railroad threatening to jump Thursday while concurrently demanding to see Disneyland's management, Radio France Internationale reported Friday.

Le Parisien reported two members of the park's management talked the man into coming down, which he did, witnesses said, with tears in his eyes and blaming his manager for his actions.

Disneyland management said the man was the representative of a small trade union and was working half time because of "problems encountered at work."

Radio France Internationale reported three Disneyland Paris workers killed themselves last year.

The fourth attempted suicide in a year. This is terrifying stuff.

Something is deeply, deeply wrong at this theme park, and it's very disturbing. I feel nervous about creating this topic, as we all know how powerful Disney are. :|

This is sinister and chilling. What the hell is at the heart of Disneyland Paris that is so dark, so corrupt, that four people have wanted to end their lives, not just quit their job, to forget it? Have all these cast members seen something they shouldn't have, and have taken their secrets to the grave? :shock:
 
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Re: Fourth DLP cast member attempts suicide

Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:54 pm

There is clearly something very dodgy going on at that park. But what exactly? :-k Is it just a case of the evil Disney treating their staff like :censored: ? Or is there actually some kind of evil conspiracy taking place in the tunnels under the park? Part of me wants to see what the ATS nutters could come up with on this subject.

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Re: Fourth DLP cast member attempts suicide

Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:05 pm

To be honest, Disney has always had a deep, disturbing past behind the scenes which stretches back even into the production of the films when Walt was around that not many have taken light of. Whatever is going behind the scenes of the park must be so awful and obviously so traumatic that even the cast members can't tell anyone about it, it's lucky that this particular cast member was stopped before it was too late.

True shame to hear about the suicides regardless.
 
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Re: Fourth DLP cast member attempts suicide

Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:13 pm

@Diogo They don't have tunnels under DLP, I believe thats just WDW magic Kingdom... though I could be wrong

This is very strange and very creepy, I have no idea why these people would want to end their lives but as said above it must be a good reason if quitting isn't enough...

I honestly have no idea what to speculate.

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