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  • News Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

    Hi folks,
    I've got a page up on my site compring DLP to DL in Anaheim. In addition to commentary there are lots of photos, etc.

    Consider this a "late beta" so if you have any comments or constructive feedback it would be most welcome.

    www.kevdo.com/dlp/
    Kevin Crossman
    Disneyland and Disney California Adventure fan
    Disney's Animal Kingdom Fans: http://twitter.com/AnimKingdomFans

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    Re: A California Disneyland Fan's Guide to Disneyland Paris

    While I agree with most of your assessments, I think you visited it during a bad time. Although lots of times have been bad times at Disneyland Paris lately, but I digress.

    For one thing, you can normally board the train in Frontierland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland.
    The riverboats were probably not running due to that fire on the Molly Brown, as they normally run all the time. Usually they just have one of the boats up and running, but run they do.
    Main Street isn't shorter than Disneyland's, perhaps in a feat of forced perspective but certainly not factually. I also think Main Street here has lots, lots, lots of things that render it superior to all the others, found in details such as the neat pavement (as opposed to tarmac), the arcade theming, the lavish station, the gazebo, the integration of the Disneyland Hotel and as a whole it forms a perfect blend of Disneyland's simple and the Magic Kingdom's ridiculously ornate Main Streets. But then perhaps I'm in too deep.
    And I'll give you the merchandise thing... It won't be long until the DLP merchandise lineup will consist of a single mug.

    And you actually missed Innoventions?
    Last edited by pussnboots; 10-10-2005, 07:30 AM.

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      Re: A California Disneyland Fan's Guide to Disneyland Paris

      Nice site, worth a read.

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        News Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

        Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

        I've been to the original Disneyland Park about fifteen times in the past decade. My wife and I honeymooned at Walt Disney World in 1995 and in the summer of 2005 we visited Disneyland Resort Paris. This page compares Disneyland Paris to the original Disneyland Park (and to a lesser extent the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World).

        http://www.kevdo.com/dlp/
        :crazylegs

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          Re: News Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

          Thanks for posting this link.
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            Re: News Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

            They said that walt didn't allow smoking in Disneyland but I don't think thats true

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              Re: News Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

              Thanks for the info, CL!

              You are right on top of things...as usual!

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                Re: News Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

                Thanks
                :crazylegs

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                  Re: A California Disneyland Fan's Guide to Disneyland Paris

                  Thanks for the link.

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                    Re: News Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

                    thanks
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                      Re: A California Disneyland Fan's Guide to Disneyland Paris

                      Originally posted by pussnboots
                      And you actually missed Innoventions?
                      I missed having something else to do in Discoveryland. I actually kind of like Innoventions, though the version that I saw in Epcot in '95 was far superior to the DL version today.

                      Thanks for the comments everyone.
                      Kevin Crossman
                      Disneyland and Disney California Adventure fan
                      Disney's Animal Kingdom Fans: http://twitter.com/AnimKingdomFans

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                        Re: News Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

                        Went to the Paris Disneyland in the winter, generally I think Kevdo has the right of the place. But to me, I see the place as not-complete. It's got the greatest potential to become the best of the parks, as I see it. It's just not there now. They should have spent the money from the Disney Studios project and taken this park nearer to California's overall quality and density.

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                          Re: News Comparing Disneyland Paris to Disneyland in California

                          It's got the greatest potential to become the best of the parks, as I see it.
                          .

                          I think it is "nearly complete," but didn't quite reach it's potential. I purchased a wall map at DLP that included the Indiana Jones Adventure (the DL version) on the site of the current roller coaster. It even had the train going through the temple. Also on the map were the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast attractions located in the area between Fantasyland and Discoverland. These three attractions were marked on the map as "future attractions."

                          I think that unlike Hong Kong Disneyland, Paris opened as a full park. Just think of all the major attractions that Paris opened with that are not at HK. a Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder, Pirates, three fantasyland darkrides (HK just has Winnie the Pooh), Small World, etc.

                          Disneyland has a lot of attractions crammed into a small space, so I think if you compare any of the Magic Kingdoms to DL, you will come up short in some areas. But DLP excels in other areas as well. I think it is on par with the Magic Kingdoms in Florida and Tokyo at the very least.

                          I do agree about the Disney Studios, however. Would have been much better to have seen that money used to "finish up" DLP's magic kingdom. However, I might be in the minority that would say the same thing about DCA, as well.

                          Cris

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