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    July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    I was at DLRP last friday and took some pictures :

    CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES

    I arrived at about 12 o'clock with the TGV. I saw large crowds heading to Fantasia Gardens to enter the parks... And the parks were actually very crowded. I know some people can bear large crowds more than I can, but I think DLP looks so much better without all that bunch of people, but that's probably an impression from my unsociable and slightly agoraphobic mind.
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    Some thoughts now :

    +++ DLP looks great with beautiful flowers everywhere.
    +++ I eventually experienced the keelboats on the Rivers of the Far West (for the first time) !!! I think it's a great addition to Frontierland and it's cool to see the land from a different angle. However I understand this attraction can be expensive to run, the capacity is very low, and I counted 8 cast members (2 at entrance, 4 on the quay, and 2 on the Raccoon...).
    +++ Café de la Brousse is now open, a lovely spot in Adventureland.
    +++ I had a nice dinner with Mickey and Minnie at Inventions (Disneyland Hotel), and the view from our table was great. Food was OK and staff very friendly. Mickey was very sweet and spend some times with us, he tried to "say" something with his hands but we didn't really understand
    +++ Eeyore gave me a loud smack I could hear
    +++ Candelabration at night is a completely new show, way better !!!
    +++ Fantillusion and Wishes were great as ever (my friend never saw Wishes and he really appreciated the show, I just told him before it's NOT fireworks ).
    +++ WDS is getting better day by day!
    +++ High School Musical show is really cool!

    --- Crowds
    --- Crowds
    --- Crowds
    --- Disney Village is really ugly. Not a new thing I know, but I just wanted to mention.
    --- Some people need education.
    --- An average 70 minutes waiting time for Crush's Coaster...

    Only a few weeks now until september and its quiet weedays !
    Thanks for reading my post!
    Last edited by Olivier; 07-25-2007 at 12:30 AM.

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    Great pics! I agree, DLRP is looking the best it has in a long time apart from, I felt, Fantasyland which seemed like it needed some TLC. I never saw Candleabration in the day but I hated it at night so I'm glad I didn't hehe.

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzog View Post
    I never saw Candleabration in the day but I hated it at night so I'm glad I didn't hehe.
    Yes indeed. Basically, it is the same show, but you just don't see anything (lights, pixie dust...) because of daylight.

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    I'm angry thinking about it. It really spoiled the nighttime entertainment I think (ready my review of the nihgttime stuff in my trip report, recently added )

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    Thanks for sharing Olivier. The resort is getting much better and WDS is becoming even more enjoyable. I still cannot get over the crowds though!!!


    And yes the Village sucks and needs a lot of help.
    Let's put the Walt back in Disney!





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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    I think the village has a great atmosphere and even looks ok it's just a bit of a muddle. It needs to be cleaned up and expanded methinks

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzog View Post
    I think the village has a great atmosphere and even looks ok it's just a bit of a muddle. It needs to be cleaned up and expanded methinks
    For Butlin's maybe??? Ever been to DTD in WDW or DL?

    Kind of kidding. They need to put in more plants and water features, live entertainment and get rid of those horrid carnival side shows.
    Let's put the Walt back in Disney!





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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    My solution for Disney Village is bulldoze it, then build something new (can't make worst ).

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Olivier View Post
    My solution for Disney Village is bulldoze it, then build something new (can't make worst ).
    I'm happy for the Steakhouse, Billy Bob's, King Ludwigs and Buffalo Bill's to stay!
    Let's put the Walt back in Disney!





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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    Quote Originally Posted by davewasbaloo View Post
    I'm happy for the Steakhouse, Billy Bob's, King Ludwigs and Buffalo Bill's to stay!
    Oh sorry, OK for BBWWS and Annettes' Diner. Bulldoze everything else IMO.

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    I think it's fine it just needs sorting. It's a bit of a muddle at the moment, I think the design and things are fine

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    I think the Disney Village looks awful and vomitatious. The Downtown Disneys and especially Ikspiari all look much grander and elegant.
    ~ Tokyo DisneySea’s Arabian Coast at nighttime ~


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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzog View Post
    I think the village has a great atmosphere and even looks ok it's just a bit of a muddle. It needs to be cleaned up and expanded methinks
    Um, morning DV walk-through can be described by one word: hangover

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    Great pictures and report!

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    Re: July 20. Pics + Trip Report

    Someday I hope to visit Disneyland Paris.

    Loved your photos and TR.

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