When did you last go? We were so surprised at how upkeep and maintenance had improved this year we’re returning next year.Maintained, it would be visually the most beautiful of the classic Disney theme park design. The castle in itself is an incredible attraction.
But (last I was there) the upkeep was poor, and it made the park not as great as it could be. The potential is there, but it needs the TLC to get there. It doesn’t have the amount of attractions that one that’s been to the US parks would hope to see. And there’s some nasty sewage stink throughout the park. And the food is generally pretty sad, which surprised me given the location.
If you get the chance, definitely go! There’s a lot to love at Disneyland Paris. But after visiting, I understood why my family from France hated on the Disney Parks so much. Be prepared...it was a bit of a shock when I went, and it made me sad for what the park could be.
I can see why they haven't added a water ride though, the climate of northern Europe isn't always the best for them. I'd rather use the same space for something without the drop and splash.The past couple of times I've gone I have longed for a Splash Mountain type ride.
French people in general don't seem to like people who don't speak French, I've heard Montreal can be as bad as Paris for this.aris and his only comment was the people of Paris were the most nasty people and he would never go back. Have others found this of Parisians?
I think even before the ownership changes and financial restructure, they invested heavily to refurbish the park ready for the 25th anniversay, as they realised it was looking worn out.I'm guessing that it's been more than 3 years since you were there? Since Disney has taken over full ownership the upkeep has come way up. I honestly didn't see anything that looked run down, neglected, or needing attention. They were only running one paddlewheel- the Mark Twain i believe was getting a needed overhaul. But it's nowhere near what it was like a few years ago- much improved.
Ahh, but you also mention something else that DL Paris offers that Orlando can't come close to matching- easy access by train to the grand city of Paris itself and all that it has to offer! That part was amazing.Paris Magic Kingdom is better than Orlando.... better layout, better versions of rides etc.
The layout of the resort, with hotels and the 2nd gate, all within walking distance is also much better than WDW, and having an international train line in the middle, with an airport transfer of 10 minutes is amazing.
However, everything else at the resort is worse than WDW. There are only 1.5 gates, vs. 4 full parks +2 waterparks. The village has no sense of destination, wheras Disney Springs is almost a gate in itself.
At the moment, resort wise WDW wins, MK park wise, Paris. In 5 years it looks like it may be a much closer call resort wise.
Must be hard for them to accept all those tourist dollars/euros from non speaking frenchI can see why they haven't added a water ride though, the climate of northern Europe isn't always the best for them. I'd rather use the same space for something without the drop and splash.
French people in general don't seem to like people who don't speak French, I've heard Montreal can be as bad as Paris for this.