Local Authorities Cause Headaches for Disneyland Paris

Written by Rick Wright. Posted in Disney Parks, Disneyland Paris, Features, Weekend Update

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Published on June 23, 2013 at 3:00 am with 9 Comments

The local authorities near Disneyland Paris have been causing some issues for the park recently. Apparently they have set up a radar speed trap on the main road leading into the park. Other officials have prevented park management from constructing a new gate at the entrance of the park near Disney Village. Alain Littaye from the Disney and more blog has all the news. ~~Rick

Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Update
Alain Littaye
Disney and more blog


We have a Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Update thanks to new photos from Max Fan, D&M contributor and Dlrp Welcome webmaster. We have important news for those of you coming to the park by car. The local police have installed a new radar system at the highway exit, the one leading to the parks. The radar tracks vehicles from behind, so follow the speed limit the next time you drive to the park. Here is a map of where the radar is located, thanks to Raphael from the DCP forum.


A new gate was designed to be installed at the entrance of the Disneyland park in front of Disney Village, but park management can’t install it. For unknown reasons, the construction has been blocked by order of the local authorities! The concept art for the gate really makes you wonder why government agents are blocking it.


As expected for the summer season, the Disney Light Ears to be used during the Disney Dreams show are now being sold in the park and at the World of Disney store for 20 euros ($25). I wonder how many they will sell at that price…




As we enter Disneyland Park, a surprise awaits us at Town Square as musicians are playing in the gazebo at the center of Town Square.


At the Lucky Nuggets Saloon in Frontierland, an orchestra is also playing on the saloon stage. Sure, the original show was much better, but this is better than nothing at all. It’s been years since we have seen entertainment here.



Big Thunder Mountain re-opened in Frontierland but work on the new access for disabled guests is still going on.



Near the Riverboat dock, you can see a AA goat who seems to have escaped from his location on Big Thunder Mountain. Sure looks like the goat on the second lift near the Mill building and Schak, where she usually pulls on clothes…


Max also posted a new video showing DLP Fantasyland and the full It’s a Small World ride.

Moving on to the Walt Disney Studios, you can see how work is progressing on the Ratatouille ride buildings. Here is how it looked two weeks ago…


…and here is how the facades look now. Not much progress, but work is also occurring inside the show building.


More pics from the construction site.






Max has also written an excellent article detailing a presentation that he attended recently at DLP to educate about the resort’s environmental actions and commitments. Unfortunately, the article is a bit too long to translate. There are plenty of photos of what they saw on that special day including backstage pictures like the one below that shows the backstage greenhouse where plants wait to be installed in the park. If you don’t mind looking at beautiful photos surrounded by French language descriptions, jump to Max’s article right HERE. You won’t regret it and you’ll learn a lot, too!


We’ve been out of our Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality books for several months. But we have some good news for you. A small final shipment of English Edition has become available. They have JUST gone back on sale in the MiceChat Store at a discounted price which includes shipping! Act quick, these are extremely popular books!


About Rick Wright

Rick has been a long term MiceChat author and co-founder of the Weekend Update. You will often find Rick in the position of "Greeter" at official events due to his warm and welcoming spirit. If you've got photos, news or trip reports to share, Rick would love to hear from you: [email protected]

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  • MrTour

    Small World looks beautiful! Nice to see what the Rialto Bridge looks like without the graffiti!

  • Disneykin Kid

    Ratatouille ride and facades in Disney Paris? Isn’t that a little like a California park in California? Or would the French-centric French embrace it?

    • MrTour

      Yes, it’s called California Adventure. I don’t get your point.

  • Josh T

    The reason for the blocked construction at the entrance is that locals now can’t access the public train station without passing through the security zone.

  • PhilippeP

    Your goat is a donkey ….

    • I think you might be right. though its hard to tell what animal it really is.

  • almandot

    The orange county sheriff is always setting speed traps, seat belt checks, or stop-sign traps outside of the cast lots or on the way to certain parks that normally it’s cast members who are driving along.

    On the one hand, safety first? On the other hand, just once I’d like to see them ticketing jaywalkers going between Magic Kingdom and the Contemporary at that stoplight… If they’re truly concerned and all. 😛

    Thank goodness they finally got rid of the 35->30->35 speed trap between the TTC and Contemporary and now it’s simply 35mph the whole way there.

  • flame2542

    If you use google chrome it will translate the entire web page max wrote. Its not the most fluent but it will give you an idea for the photos.

  • JiminyCricketFan

    The new gate looks very attractive. I don’t understand why the government is blocking it. Kickbacks?