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Re: Disneyland Paris (DLP) Discussion Thread

Postby viking86 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:59 pm

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KingRCT3 wrote:... (or we have to re-do the whole park).


Now there's an idea!


I'm with you both on that one! :lol:

Now, about the GotG rumor... while I'm not against the transformation itself, I feel that there are so many better places in the park to spend the money, and where it's a lot more needed as well.

Now for something that is confirmed, DLP has announced their Christmas lineup for this year.
http://www.disneylandparis.co.uk/events/christmas-at-disneyland-paris/

The projection show on Tower of Terror is anything but surprising to me, as when I left Disneyland on my final day two weeks ago I could see them testing some of the projections.

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Re: Disneyland Paris (DLP) Discussion Thread

Postby cookiex » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:47 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:But I really believe that the Tram Tour is going to have to go, eventually. Then, that will open a TON of space, connected to space that was already there, behind the Tram Tour.

The tram tour is a giant barrier preventing WDS from expanding westward. If the park is ever going to truly blossom IMO it HAS to go.
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Re: Disneyland Paris (DLP) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:02 pm

^ The tram tour was 'okay' for what it was, back when the park opened. IMhO. And after riding it one more time back in 2015, now it's just a bunch of prop/set pieces, cars, and one "big scene" at either end of it (Canyon and burnt out London). And most (if not all) of the movies represented, no one really remembers any more. I know I didn't.
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Postby cookiex » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:30 pm

Height balloons were spotted near the Chapparal theater in Frontierland

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:33 pm

^ That smells like a Splash-like Mountain to me. Or something else tall --- and woodsy, LOL! :wink:
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This was posted on the net - an early possible conception of where a rapids ride would go in Frontierland at DLP.
Definitely the same layout (to me) as the one at DCA. Could be interesting, yes? No?
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Re: Disneyland Paris (DLP) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:24 pm

Went to the parks for the first time in 12 years...doesn't really feel like much has changed. The main park desperately needs a new E-ticket. New projection show looked cool, but I didn't like the fact that most of the show doesn't actually use the castle as anything more than a screen. I was expecting the content to be custom made to the castle.
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Re: Disneyland Paris (DLP) Discussion Thread

Postby Divv3k » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:00 am

^ The new castle projection show is VERY similar to Shanghai's to the extent that a lot of the scenes are pretty much exactly the same. As a result the new show doesn't really match up with the "shape" of the castle and it feels like a real step down from the last show.

Dreams was custom made for DLP's 20th and really used the castle's shape and size to add to the show. It was MUCH better than the current 25th anniversary Illuminations show. I was so disappointed when I saw the new one this year.

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Re: Disneyland Paris (DLP) Discussion Thread

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:36 pm

I think we really need to talk about what they did to Big Thunder. I rode it last time in 2008, and it was amazing! Now, I come back in 2017 and they have actually (somehow) slowed the train down for the entire ride. And, the wheels now make a really terrible noise, presumably because of the mechanism that slows the train. And it is so loud, that you can hear it from the walk ways across the river.

Does anyone know why the park would want to ruin one of their best attractions? It was the best Big Thunder Disney had ever made, and not it is at the bottom of the list.

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Re: Disneyland Paris (DLP) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:26 pm

I noticed that too. I assume its the wheel compound and there is more friction than before. Ride was definitely slowed practically to a crawl until the final tunnel, which was also way slower than I remember.
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Re: Disneyland Paris (DLP) Discussion Thread

Postby viking86 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:00 am

Now that you mention it, I did notice that the ride made some rather loud noises in a couple of spots, but it never occurred to me that the ride had a built in mechanism in the trains to slow the ride down. I did however notice a couple of trim brakes throughout the ride.

Even with the ride being slowed down, I thought it was a ton of fun, and to me the last tunnel still felt really fast. If it was running much faster before then I would have loved to have ridden that version of the ride.

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