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    Re: Malin's DLRP Trip Report

    Quote Originally Posted by nathan detroit View Post
    Who is this strange character? If he's in DLP he must have taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque (sorry, wrong rabbit!)
    I found him in the window of the Disney Store at the Village and just had to take a picture. I'm suprised he's not been removed yet.



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    Re: Malin's DLRP Trip Report

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    Is it me, or does Phantom Manor look a lot like the Psycho house?

    I have always thought that...being a Hitchcock fan, it was the very first image that popped into my head when I first saw Phantom Manor.

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    Re: Malin's DLRP Trip Report

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRockr View Post
    Great photos, Malin! The pics inside the Castle were really impressive! I also like how they are celebrating their own anniversary by dispalying a "15" sign on the castle.

    I like this photo especially.



    Plus the Main Street thier looks great. It's really detailed. These photos make me want to go their one of these days.

    BTW- How is the food at that Disneyland?
    Thanks for the kind words TheRockr, not only do we have a 15th sign on the castle but also the castle has 15 candles that are shaped like Disney characters that all light up every night at the park. Its a stunning efect and just makes the castle look as beautiful from the outside as it does from the inside.

    Our Main Street also has two arcades on either side that guest can walk through when weather conditions become bad. I hope you will get the chance to experience DLRP one day too, everyone should visit atleast once.

    The food at the Resort varies from lots of fast food options like burgers and pizza's to fine dining at restaurants like California Grill and Walt's. Also Buffet's are on the increase at the Paris Resort thanks to the introduction of pre paid meal vouchers. We also have the usual McDonalds, RainForest Cafe's and Planet Hollywoods, so something for everyone. Quality isn't too bad either.

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    Re: Malin's DLRP Trip Report

    ORDDU: Thank you for your very interesting trip report, Malin, duckling!! You're such a dear heart and we always love reading what you have to say.

    ORWEN: We sure do! Hugs and Kisses from Morva!!

    ORGOCH: Got jet lag?

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    Re: Malin's DLRP Trip Report

    I LOVE that photo of Pluto! Do you have a bigger one I could use as a wallpaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malin View Post
    I found him in the window of the Disney Store at the Village and just had to take a picture. I'm suprised he's not been removed yet.


    This photo brings hope to all European Roger fans. After spotting a few bits of RR merchandise on my last visit, I sincerely wish that DLP sees the potential of the character and uses him and his friends - complicated legal issues be damned!
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    Re: Malin's DLRP Trip Report

    What a beautiful park!!!!


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    Re: Malin's DLRP Trip Report

    Quote Originally Posted by nathan detroit View Post
    This photo brings hope to all European Roger fans. After spotting a few bits of RR merchandise on my last visit, I sincerely wish that DLP sees the potential of the character and uses him and his friends - complicated legal issues be damned!
    I don't think its so much legal issues but more to do with Disney having a lot more characters now days than it did back during the Roger Rabbit hey day. Now days Disney has more characters than it knows what to do with, and as Bob Iger spent a fair bit of money purchasing the Pixar characters, its a better idea to make money out of them than only making half the money out of a character which isn't well known by guest today like he was in the early 90's.

    Of course I wish he had a bigger presence in the parks and I can't understand how a b list Disney character like Claurice can be seen greeting guest at the Studios yet a much bigger star Roger doesn't even get a mention except for an old window display which Disney hasn't got round to changing yet.

    By the way thanks for the kind words everyone.

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    As I have said before, Roger should be crowned king of WDS - he fits the theme of the park like a yellow, four-fingered glove.
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    Re: Malin's DLRP Trip Report

    True Roger would feel very much at home in the 1930's Studio front lot. I often wonder how differnt this Studio park would of looked today had it been built back when DLRP had just opened, where Roger Rabbit was a much bigger name than he is today. Still would it hurt to have this character signing autographs and posing for pics in the front lot of the Studios. One or two Roger Rabbit costumes must be lying around backstage somewhere, why not put them to use.

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    I suppose the folks at Disney don't think anyone still cares about that movie. And that it has a cult following in some niche demographic doesn't seem to persuade them otherwise.

    It's a huge pity though. That film would be a far better source of inspiration for the park than all the Pixar movies combined. Ah, to have the early '90s back...

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    wow great pictures malin I love the dragon from sleeping beauty. so creepy looking and it looks almost real. Thanks.

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    The dragon in the castle is one of the highlights of a visit to DLP. Simply fabulous.

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    Re: Malin's DLRP Trip Report

    Saturday the 1st of March

    Part 6

    After lunch I made a quick trip over to Phantom Manor as its a great attraction and the wait is never too long. I just wished it was looked after better, but I've heard a refurbishment is scheduled for June.



    Next my FastPass for Big Thunder Mountain was due so I made my way to the entrance. It was nice to see CastMembers being strict on the rules here by refusing many people who turned up too early for there window.



    By now it was getting quite late and I wanted to try out the new Tower of Terror on this trip so I made my way over to the Studios for a quick visit.













    Sadly my time was limited here as I wanted to get back over to Disneyland Park to watch the last performance of Mickey's Winter Wonderland. My first stop was Tower of Terror to pick up a FP for later on. The line for this new attraction was a respectable 45 minutes. With FP in hand I checked out the new placemaking, and I have to admit a job well done. This park is starting to resemble a real Disney park, lets hope the rumoured Theatre District get the thumbs up soon.









    While I was waiting for my window I visited Toon Studios. Joined the 50 minute line for the fun Crush Coaster.









    As I was taking some pictures of the Cars attraction, I spotted The Incredible's and Mickey posing for pics.













    Next was my return window for Tower of Terror, I have heard that 2 differnt versions of the ride is available with either French or English on offer. I was going to request an English show but in the end decided to go with what ever I was given. This was the French version and I'm happy I did as the French voice over was very good and really added to the attraction. This attraction is almost the same as the current version at Disney's California Adventure and is a fun ride, and very much welcome addition to the Studios. Hopely this will be the attraction will turn around the Resorts luck.

    On the way out you pass through the gift shop which was stocked with a large selection of TOT gifts. To say this is the new attraction I was a bit shocked to only find it available for sale in one shop through out the Resort.
    Time was getting on and I only had about 15 minutes before the start of Mickey's Winter Wonderland. So I power walked back over to DLP and I noticed the parade was in show mode on Main Street and stopped by a couple of secs before cutting through the indoor arcades.





    I made it to the theatre with moments to spare. The show was a lot of fun and sadly it was performing for the last Weekend before Tarzan returns for the Summer. But don't worry I'm sure this show will be back this winter. Mickey and Minnie ice skating was very cute.



    Next I walked through Adventureland







    My next plan was to do some shopping over in the Village, and dropping it of in my suite before returning to the park. I arrived back about 7.20 to find loads of people already leaving. Did none of these people realise the park was open till 10 tonight with a Fireworks display.

    I had one of those foot long hotdogs and a coke before making my way over to Fantasyland. I did a trip on Its a Small World which was looking clean and fresh but a lot of AA's not working. Finally I made the short walk over to Adventureland to enjoy many front row trips on POTC. We were given the option of staying on as many time as we liked. A tip this attraction is always a walk on late at night and its best to ride during this time. Upon leaving POTC I noticed a lot of areas being closed of due to the fireworks and I decided I should also make my way over to Main Street.

    This years Fireworks for St David's Day were titled Dreams in the Sky, and the music was from Fantasmic. Beautiful display and a great way to end what had been a very enjoyable day at Disneyland Resort Paris.
    Final part coming soon.

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    Sunday the 2nd of March

    Part 7

    I woke up about 8.00am and got ready to leave. Made my way to reception to store my lugage hand in my room key card. Reception was packed with many also wanting to leave bags behind and what seems like hundreds of people wishing to check in. As most rooms were unavailable yet the left bagage area is full and rooms were being moved to another room across the hotel complex. Great to see the Resort so busy.

    I first walked over to the train station to pre pay for my RER and Metro train tickets for use later in the day. I than walked back over to the Studios and made it to the first showing of the day of the Stunt Show. Not seen this show since 2003 but its hardly changed at all. Stunts are all well produced but some parts do drag on.

    After the show I left to leave the park passing by Studios 1, where I had a quick counter service meal. While enjoying my grilled chicken sandwich, the resturant started to fill up. Upstairs wasn't open but many people were looking around for a table to sit.

    I was running out of time and made a quick visit to DLP to ride a couple of attractions, namely Phantom Manor and Big Thunder Mountain.















    Leaving the Manor I made a short side trip to one of the hidden treasures of DLRP, Boot Hill.









    I was running out of time so started to make my way over to the exit. On the way I ran into The Character Express.









    I than left the park, walked over to the Seqouia Lodge to grab my bag and was on a train back to the Centre of Paris by 2.00pm. I hope you enjoyed my trip report of Disneyland Paris, I will be in Hong Kong around May so expect another trip report plus pictures than. As for DLRP the Resort is in good shape and credit has to go out to Karl Holz and his management team for the great job there have been doing. While not everything is perfect, the Resort has shown huge improvement and I can only hope that it will continue this year with the opening of Tower of Terror and Stitch Live. I hope to be back maybe later in the year, possibly November for Christmas and I can't wait.

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