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Disneyland Paris gets $250m for WDS Expansion

Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:20 pm

Very interesting... It's clear that Disney see the potential in the park but know that the direction it originally took was badly executed. We know what an entire park retheme can be like though from Disney, so it's very exciting if something like this did happen.


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Re: Disneyland Paris gets $250m for WDS Expansion

Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:23 pm

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We know what an entire park retheme can be like though from Disney, so it's very exciting if something like this did happen.


Do we? I can't think of a single example of this. DCA is more of a refresh than an "entire park retheme".
 
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Disneyland Paris gets $250m for WDS Expansion

Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:26 pm

Okay, maybe I picked my words wrongly there (mild hangover today) - DCA is a refresh, but it totally changed the park and gave it a better focus and a clearer direction. Something that Studios could be argued to need badly.


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Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:54 pm

It's definitely an interesting idea. however, IMO a DCA-style revamp would cost considerably more for WDS, just because its in a much worse state.
 
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Re: Disneyland Paris gets $250m for WDS Expansion

Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:42 am

DCA? What is this?
 
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Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:46 am

CoasterCrazyChris wrote:
DCA? What is this?


Disney's Californian Adventure. Basically a rushed park built in 2001, it was recently given a $1.2 billion overhaul and is now a quitenice park to visit :) Set in California*
 
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Disneyland Paris

Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:54 pm

I know this is a little off topic but I have just returned from Disneyland and I was surprised to discover that they make you take bags on the rides including the roller coasters. I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced this anywhere and what's your opinions on it
 
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:38 pm

It is policy at all Disney parks, both Disneyland Aneheim and DWF have it.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:44 pm

Big difference from Universal and Disney. Universal locker system after a while annoys the hell out of me!

However I must say taking my bag on rock and roller coaster was an experience in itself!!
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:44 pm

Does anyone no of the new disney dreams show is showin every December evening ? Cheers
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:22 pm

I didnt like taking my back on space mountain or rock n roller coaster at all! Its was the same at WDW but the coasters thier arent as rough.
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:04 pm

I couldn't enjoy those rides as much as I should of because I feared loosing all my stuff, especially as just before rock n roller coaster launched I noticed my bag was open
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:02 am

Yeah, I'm not keen on the 'bags on coasters' policy either. Especially when you consider R'n'R and Space Mountain are in the dark. If something does come loose, you're not going to see it!

I much prefer Universal's free locker set-up. Granted, the HPATFJ system is a bit manic and crowded, but throughout the rest of the parks it works fine.
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Re: Disneyland Paris

Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:02 pm

Easiest way to get around the fear of loosing your bag is to put your legs through the straps like you would put it on you back

found that solved the issue for me
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:48 pm

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Easiest way to get around the fear of loosing your bag is to put your legs through the straps like you would put it on you back

found that solved the issue for me


Marita you got the right idea! I did the same on Tower of Terror. Although in some photo opps on TOT I find it quite amusing to get the bag in the picture, including putting it over my head!
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Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:42 pm

Bottle of coke and a messenger bag above my head on ToT! Disney is magical...
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Disney incident

Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:17 am

I don't what to cause any hatred against Disney but I thought it was important to let you know about this incident at Disney land Paris.
A young boy fell from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney land Paris and has been left with serious injuries. He leaned back on the ride and fell from the back of the and then unfortunately run over by another boat.(rough quote from the newspaper)
My thoughts are with his family and of course himself.
 
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:19 am

I think it's very important may our thoughts be always with him ...

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Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:31 am

For those interested - Article here

A five-year old boy was “in a critical condition” after an accident at Disneyland Paris — Europe’s top tourist attraction.

Police said the boy, from Montpellier, southern France, and whose first name is Iban, was “fighting for his life” at the Necker children’s hospital in Paris.

The accident occurred when the child fell out of a boat in the amusement park’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

Anna Chazareix, the officer in charge of the investigation, said the boy, "accompanied by his father, lost his balance when the boat was arriving at the end of the ride".

He "fell and found himself stuck under the boat" in the water, she added, before his father and others pulled him out.
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The dark ride takes visitors through a battle-scarred fortress, a dungeon and out into a “Blue Lagoon”. It is a slow-moving ride that does not require wearing safety belts.

During the ride, the boy leaned back and somehow fell out of his boat and was hit by another just behind. The child’s father immediately jumped out to recover him, but not quick enough to prevent the accident.

“He was stuck between the platform, with his chest compressed, and the boat,” said commander Fabrice Delin of the Codis emergency services for the Seine-et-Marne department, where the park is situated.

The father reportedly managed to free his son and emergency services arrived quickly on the scene. The child was transferred to Necker hospital at 5.45pm local time.

A Eurodisney spokesman confirmed that an accident with a five-year-old had occurred. “The incident happened late afternoon. Our emergency services intervened rapidly to provide first aid. The attraction is temporarily closed and we are at the family’s side,” she said.

A police inquiry has been opened to work out whether the accident was due to carelessness, negligence from Disney agents or whether safety failings of the attraction itself.

There have been a number of accidents in the past five years in Disneyland Paris.

In November 2008, a 21-year old man suffered serious head injuries after falling seven metres from the Crush’s Coaster spinning ride.

In April 2011, five people were injured, one seriously, when fake rocks hit their train on the Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster.

In October, 2010, a 53-year-old cleaner, subcontracted to Disney, became trapped underneath a boat on It’s a Small World when the ride was inadvertently switched on while it was being cleaned. The man was taken to a hospital where he later died.

In December that year, a 12-year-old boy was paralysed from the neck downwards after going on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror freefall ride at the Disneyland Paris Walt Disney Studios amusement park. He later recovered.

In January this year, four people were lightly injured when two coaches collided after becoming uncoupled in the Disneyland Railroad ride.

Disneyland Paris is Europe’s top tourist destination, attracting 16 million visitors last year — twice the number who scaled the Eiffel Tower - but it has failed to make profits since it was set up 20 years ago.
 
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Re: Disney incident

Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:33 am

The Daily mail newspaper has also featured this article.

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