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Disneyland Paris Review (2006)

This review was originally written in August 2006, so obviously a lot has changed at Disneyland Paris since then. Please bear that in mind when reading.

This write up is mainly for my own memory, but may help anyone thinking of going to Disneyland Paris in the near future. If you don't want any spoilers then do not read beyond 'The Attractions...'.

Fast Pass Tickets

This was initially confusing. Not all rides allow fast pass entry (ie. legitimate queue jumping). For those that do, here's how it works:

For example, on Space Mountain, swiping your entry ticket at 11am, would get you a fast-pass entry time of 12:00-12:30. In most cases however, the allocated time is no sooner than the normal non-fast-pass queuing time, you just don't have to queue for it.

For the big four rides, when we went (end of August) if you get to them before 10am, the normal queuing time is less than 15 minutes. We stayed in the Disneyland Hotel. They issued us with special fast-pass tickets. Again once we'd worked it out, these tickets allowed us to just walk up and queue jump ANY fast pass ride between 2pm and 6pm. We had one special fast-pass ticket per person per day.

Food (or lack thereof...)

Food in the park is basically in-edible, but there are scant other options. If your kid can live on bad chicken nuggets and chips, then you'll be fine. As an adult, all I know is that my digestive system was cursing me badly by the end of the week.

The Attractions....

This is a list of the attractions we went on, complete with my opinion. It is not a full list off all the attractions in each park; there are about 15% of the attractions not listed.

Main Street, U.S.A.

Disneyland Railroad

Disney Character Parade

Frontierland

Phantom Manor

Big Thunder Mountain

Critter Corral

Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing

Adventureland

Pirates of the Caribbean

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril

La Cabane des Robinson

La Plage des Pirates

Fantasyland

It's a small world

Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains

Les Voyages de Pinocchio

Le Carrousel de Lancelot

Peter Pan's Flight

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Mad Hatter's Tea Cups

Casey Jr. - le Petit Train du Cirque

Le Pays des Contes de Fees

Discoveryland

Star Tours

Honey, I Shrunk the Audience

Autopia

Space Mountain - The 2nd Mission

Walt Disney Studios

(This park is actually outside of the main Disney Complex, with it's own entrance gates. It's not finished, and there is currently a lot of building work going on behind hoardings. As such it has less visitors and the queues are shorter.)

Flying Carpets over Agrabah

Studio Tram Tour

Armageddon Special Effects

Rock'N'Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith

Motor Mania

(August 2006)