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Forthcoming DLP refurbs for the 25th and beyond

Discussion in 'Disneyland Paris' started by marni1971, May 23, 2015.

  1. JDL30

    JDL30 Well-Known Member

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    They've also announced that Phantom Manor will get a complete overhaul after the 25th Anniversary celebrations. This is all very encouraging to see all of the renovations are going ahead well after the 25th has been and gone. There's a real feeling that the resort is turning a corner.

    I'm there for New Year this year and look forward to seeing all of the upgrades so far (most excited to see the gleamingly restored BTM).
     
  2. Animaniac93-98

    Animaniac93-98 Well-Known Member

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    I know this is a long shot, but has a Phantom Manor Holiday been considered?
     
  3. JDL30

    JDL30 Well-Known Member

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    I suspect they've had bigger fish to fry with the general park improvements - overlays would be an extreme luxury. But who knows? Once they've got the park up to standards there might be room to do something like this.

    Not sure how the holiday theme would work with the Frontierland/Western theme Phantom Manor has.
     
  4. Animaniac93-98

    Animaniac93-98 Well-Known Member

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    I only ask because DLP does do Small World Holiday every year, and they have made Jack Skellington (and some years Sally) a part of their Halloween and Christmas promotions.
     
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    Everything I hear about this park makes me want to visit more and more. It's wonderful to hear it's getting such TLC.
     
  6. LieutLaww

    LieutLaww Underwater Basket Weaver Premium Member

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    I really should visit DLP as I am so close lol
     
  7. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    It's definitely worth a trip.
     
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  8. Animaniac93-98

    Animaniac93-98 Well-Known Member

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    Earlier this year scaffolding went up along the backside of ToT. Now it's come down to reveal some of the broken pieces fixed, but not all. I'm not sure why they would stop, unless there are plans to change the look of the building, or resources were needed elsewhere.
     
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    I know they were doing tests on the best way to repair the Tower, I don't know where these works fit into that however.
     
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    Animaniac93-98 Well-Known Member

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    It never made sense to me why the Tower would start falling apart after just 5 or 6 years of operation. That sounds more like poor construction than poor maintenance to me.
     
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    I'm not an expert but I believe it is something to go with French construction methods/standards differing from the US and the Tower hasn't held up to the force exerted on it as well as it should have done.

    So yes, poor construction or poor design over poor maintenance.
     
  12. Donald Dutch

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    After a yearlong refurbishment (which started in November 2015), the Rivers of the Far West around Big Thunder Mountain are being refilled again. Big Thunder Mountain and the Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing will reopen on December 17, 2016.
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  13. Donald Dutch

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    Another major refurbishment has come to an end: Alice's Curious Labyrinth has reopened today! The Queen of Hearts Castle has been entirely repainted and all other elements in the maze have been restored to their original quality.
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  14. DlpPhantom

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    Has the slide reopened?
     
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  15. Donald Dutch

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    I don't know, yesterday the castle was not yet open to guests...
     
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    What is that slide?
     
  17. JDL30

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    when DLP first opened there was a helter skelter type slide from the top of the castle to the bottom for guests. It closed pretty soon however (probably a safety/staffing issue).

    It looks to me from the refurbished photos that the slide is still closed off - you can just about make out the plaster they used over the entrance - but painted the same colour as the rest of the castle
     
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    Animaniac93-98 Well-Known Member

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    From DLP Today:

    - BTMRR will soft open this Friday (a look inside)
    - Star Tours will reopen on March 18
    - Discoveryland RR station will reopen March 15
    - Space Mountain won't have its Star Wars overlay ready "until sometime in April" (after the start of the 25th on March 26)
     
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    When you guys say "soft open" does it mean the ride will be open the whole day or just that they'll be testing in a few undetermined times?
     
  20. Laurenciaa

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    I guess they will open it in function to test the ride with the new improvements. If any thing looks like it's not just right, the attraction closes again.
     

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