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Discussion in 'Disneyland Paris' started by Animaniac93-98, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. mandstaft

    mandstaft Well-Known Member

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    I agree! I think the park is pathetic- especially when its next door to the world's most beautiful Magic Kingdom (and city, for that matter).
     
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  2. David2319

    David2319 Well-Known Member

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    100% agreed. DLP is definitely superior to the MK in my opinion. It's so beautiful inside and out. The Studios has good rides, but the atmosphere is awful. And of course Paris itself!
     
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  3. David2319

    David2319 Well-Known Member

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    Have you been? There's no way. Hollywood Studios at least is pretty in Sunset Boulevard etc. Walt Disney Studios only has one pretty area in the entire park: The Ratatouille Mini-land.

    I mean the entire park is like Streets of America, but worse. HWS is still far superior in the state it is.
     
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  4. Barcoco

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    WDS may have more attractions but they're mostly low capacity or very dated. There's no atmosphere to keep you wanting to stick around. I visited both this year and even in it's current state Hollywood Studios beat it hands down. The atmosphere and quality of the environment are excellent. Its just a little light on attractions.
     
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    cheezbat Well-Known Member

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    More like way too light on attractions.

    Little Mermaid show
    Frozen show
    Indiana Jones show
    Beauty and the Beast show
    Disney Jr show
    Muppetvision 3-D show
    Rock N Roller Coaster
    Tower of Terror
    Great Movie Ride
    Star Tours
    Toy Story Mania
    Fantasmic night show

    7 shows, 5 rides and two walk through exhibits.

    While I like the aesthetic of DHS, it's severely lacking in substance. Honestly I think I'd take WDSP over DHS right now.
     
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  6. Animaniac93-98

    Animaniac93-98 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I would too, especially when Star Tours (and sometimes the Frozen show) can be found at neighbouring Disneyland Parc.
     
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  7. David2319

    David2319 Well-Known Member

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    So which is better?

    A worse Tot
    A worse Rock n' rollercoaster
    a super low capacity Crush's Coaster
    Almost as good as Spider-Man at IOA: Ratatouille
    An inferior to HWS's Backlot Tour

    Remember... there is ZERO atmosphere in this park. I hardly count a puny mini-land as much... it's literally like having one world showcase pavilion and then around it a bunch of rides in a parking lot. That is literally the best way to describe WDS.


    Hollywood Studios on the other hand... even in its current construction phase still has plenty to do for a day.
    Epic Tot
    Best Rock n' Rollercoaster
    Star Tours
    Toy Story Midway Mania
    Great Movie Ride
    This park at least has an atmosphere.
    The two boulevards and Muppets area are all great.

    Not to Mention... Fanasmic!

    People who all they do is ride hop don't understand what a themepark is: it's about everything.

    You should feel immersed in another place from the moment you step through the gates and until you exit. Walt Disney Studios is one hell of an ugly park. It's a shame too because the rides line-up is almost on par with HWS, but the park WDS is just sad. Almost everything are facades, with hardly any landscaping, and done on the cheap.



    I spend hours at WS at Epcot not because of the rides, but because of the beautiful everything. Rides yes would be nice to have, but they are far from everything -- they are simply a piece to a massive puzzle. They should be added, and they are what makes a good themepark, but what makes a themepark is having beautiful theming.
     
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  8. David2319

    David2319 Well-Known Member

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    Walt Disney Studios (after Ratatouille, the Tower of Terror building itself, and the park's front gate this is how the entire park pretty much looks)
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    Compared to Tokyo DisneySEA's theming or other Disney park theming.
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    Walt Disney Studios was done so cheap they had to put a flat ride essentially on what a lot of concrete looks like: a parking lot. The whole park looks like it's a super ugly backstage.
     
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  10. The Empress Lilly

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    This week's Paris Islamic terror attack aimed at the Louvre. Fortunately, the situation seems under control, the attack thwarted by a military patrol. Although I'd hate to be in Paris this morning, you don't know if it was a lone wolf, I myself would avoid the obvious touristic targets today and tomorrow, I wouldn't feel safe.

    We should get a betting pool going when DLP will be the target!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ack-louvre-evacuated-police-reportedly-shoot/
     
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  11. brb1006

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    Only two parks left. Which will get it next WDW or Tokyo?
     
  12. AndyS2992

    AndyS2992 Well-Known Member

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    Disneyland Paris gets targeted frequently, usuallly suspicious bags or packages left somewhere, usually at the train station outside the parks, just doesn't get reported.
     
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    Also worth noting that DLP security is very thorough and has been for some time - more so than I've ever seen at WDW. Every guest and bag is screened airport-style as they enter.
     
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    Also they usually have, armed military soldiers around the entrance and esplanade.
     
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  15. The Empress Lilly

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    Dommage! We were there in early January - wish I had known because it looks like it's a great exhibit!
     
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    WDS is just so ugly... I never thought I'd see such an ugly Disney park. Yes, I had read reports before, but I thought they were exaggerated. They weren't. Ratatouille mini-land is beautiful, Toy Story land is ok. All the rest is awful. I was there last month for 4 days and the original plans were 2 days for each park. I couldn't even spend one whole day in WDS. I spent some 3 hours there and hopped to the other gate.
    There's no theming, there's nothing. In front of CineMagique there's a huge empty area. It's like they planned a huge fountain or something for there but couldn't afford it. When you go to Rock & Roller the park looks even worse from behind. Really bad.
     
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  18. The Empress Lilly

    The Empress Lilly Well-Known Member

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    If you ever return, do check out the Art Ludiques Museum. It is a veritable Disney-related museum, in recent years they have hosted exhibitions about:

    Marvel
    Pixar
    Ghibli
    Disney

    DC comics up next, although I grew over superheroes around 16, or early 17. My age, that is, not calendar years. :p
     
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    @The Empress Lilly - thanks for the info - I will check it out next time (well, maybe AFTER the DC Comics exhibit ;))
     
  20. The Empress Lilly

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    New joint publicity campaign by Paris and DLP.
     
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