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What do Americans think of Disneyland Paris?

xavier.delcourt

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#1
Hello being French and new on this site, I would have liked to have had your feeling of what you think of Disneyland Paris compared to Disney World and the blatant comparisons that you could see and noticed between the 2 parks ?
 

TwilightZone

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I wish the american parks were just as aesthetic.
Though I am not too big of a fan of discoveryland's looks, but I do love the timekeeper.
EDIT: Also cinemagic looked amazing.
 

JillC LI

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#4
We loved our day in both parks at DLP in 2014. There's not as much to do there as WDW due to the fewer parks, and the Studios was less themed overall, but we had a blast and loved some of the unique attractions there.
 

Andrew C

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#5
DLP is a beautiful park...with a beautiful castle. Really enjoyed the rides they offered and the entertainment. Studios park lacked a ton but it seems that is being turned around.

It is really hard to compare WDW and DLP though. I will just say DLP is good for a long weekend, and WDW is the place to go for a longer vacation.
 

Padraig

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#7
I'm more curious as to what the French make of DLP? Have they accepted it, or is still regarded as some form of cultural imperialism from the US?
 
#8
Never been to Disney Paris probably will never go. My son when he was in high school took a class trip to France -Paris and his only comment was the Parisians were extremely rude to them and he said he would never go back. They went on to Spain and Germany and had no problems he said the people were very friendly. Wondering if what he experienced in Paris is normal behavior to foreign guests?
 

xavier.delcourt

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Original Poster
#9
DLP is a beautiful park...with a beautiful castle. Really enjoyed the rides they offered and the entertainment. Studios park lacked a ton but it seems that is being turned around.

It is really hard to compare WDW and DLP though. I will just say DLP is good for a long weekend, and WDW is the place to go for a longer vacation.
It is sure that for the moment the WDS is a park that is done very quickly especially for young children but there it will change very quickly with the expansion of the park and the arrival of Frozen will finally give a corner for children with Elsa or Olaf. This is also beneficial since the 3 new Land should arrive at the same time as the Olympic Games in Paris.

DLP is my absolute favorite Castle park!
I even wrote this article on my blog: DLP: Theme Park as Work of Art
It is true that our castle is really different from the others notably by its form which is totally different from the other parks but I do not know if it is the most beautiful of my point of view because I did not see the other castles in real ;)

I'm more curious as to what the French make of DLP? Have they accepted it, or is still regarded as some form of cultural imperialism from the US?
Then on this it depends for whom. I wasn't there when Disney moved to France but after talking to some people you had people who were happy with Mickey's move. But you also had people who were against it, like the farmers or the "anti Mickey". After now at today's time everyone would like or dream to go to the park (well almost everyone)...

Never been to Disney Paris probably will never go. My son when he was in high school took a class trip to France -Paris and his only comment was the Parisians were extremely rude to them and he said he would never go back. They went on to Spain and Germany and had no problems he said the people were very friendly. Wondering if what he experienced in Paris is normal behavior to foreign guests?
Then I'll give you my personal opinion on that. And I totally agree with you. Then I also think that your son's class must have had bad luck because not everyone in Paris is like his especially young population unlike the "old" who I would say are often grouchy. Personally I come from the North of the country and when I arrived in Paris to live there with my family I was very surprised by the number of Parisians who are rude compared to the province (so the inhabitants outside Paris). I think we're lucky to have one of the most beautiful cities in the world but when you see how people are it's a shame...
 
#10
I’m going to be brutally honest on what most Americans think of Disneyland Paris:

1. Beautiful architecture.

2. Horrible food.

3. Nicer and more polite guests and staff.

4. Uncleanliness in the park.

5. tHuNdEr MeSa!!1!
 
#12
It has been a very long time since I visited DL Paris, early 90s when it was still rather new and sparkling. And I can't speak for the Studios, which wasn't there when I visited. I cannot speak for its current state in 2018 either. But when I visited the castle park, it was absolutely wonderful, elegant and beautiful. There's nothing quite like it, it's truly special. I'm truly glad I had the opportunity to visit it when it was still new. Even the two negatives CraftyFox mentioned above were not present at that time (park was very clean and the food was quite good as I recall).

It would be very difficult to compare it to Magic Kingdom btw. They are extremely different. Both left very different but special impressions on me as a kid. I experienced Magic Kingdom first and it kind of blew me away because i'd never seen anything like it. But when I visited Paris a couple years after, it too blew me away again. Magic Kingdom has this "grand" spectacle to it that is very special. Disneyland Paris I would best describe as having an otherworldly dreamlike beauty.
 
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#13
I absolutely loved our day at Disneyland Paris in February. It is a beautiful park and gorgeously themed, reminded me a lot of Animal Kingdom (I haven't been to the Tokyo parks yet). The park was clean, food was good (we ate at Toads Hall), and while it was moderately crowded the crowd was manageable. Also, I only spotted 1 double stroller. :)
 
#15
I loved my visit to Disneyland Parc (didn't get to go to the Studios). Loved the arcades on Main Street, the Nautilus, the massive Frontierland, Space Mountain, very unique Pirates, etc. The absolute highlight for me was Phantom Manor, though.
Oh yes the arcades! How could I forget. I could have easily spent hours in the arcades. Would make such a nice addition to MK's main street. Pirates was a big highlight and I was a fan of Nautilus and Space Mountain. Phantom Manor was closed for refurbishment when I visited, still upset about that!
 
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