Thursday, December 15, 2011

Disneyland Paris Update - Part Two

Here is the part two of my Disneyland Paris update. You'll find the part one is below or HERE. And thanks to D&M readers i have new infos: first, the dragon cavern which was closed last week is now reopen and apparently it's a wonder. Happy to know about this. Then, he works in front of Casey's Corner are apparently not a refurbishment but more in preparation of the upcoming 20th anniversary nighttime show "Dreams". Someone else told me that "a brand new building with a victorian style has been erected and from what I could see from above the plywood barriers it is really well done (lots of details, etc.)". This building is also here because of the upcoming show "Dreams!".

Let's move today to Adventureland where the Captain Hook ship is currently being rebuilt. It's not even a refurbishment as the former ship was in such bad condition that they had no other choice to find back the original blueprints and rebuid a brand new one, at least for a big part of it. However, as the works take quite a long time they had what i think is a very good idea to put some canvas with the shadows of Peter Pan characters, the pirates, as well as the ship shadow on it.

Near Swiss Robinson Tree we also can see fences. As i'm not currently in Paris does anyone know what is happening behind them? Simple refurbishment or something else?

Fantasyland is just next door so let's move to it and what was once the Fantasyland Festival Stage is also covered, but here for a totally different reason as they are currently transforming the place in what will be the Meet Mickey area next year. Another thing new for the 20th anniversary as i've told you previously.

Just like previous christmas seasons the christmas village located near the old mill is back this year.

Not that far is also the new Princess Pavilion. Well, as a matter of fact the Princess Pavilion doesn't even exist "officially" as the park hasn't done yet any marketing on it, mostly because they "keep" it for the 20th anniversary as a "new" attraction. I already did an update on it but on these new pictures i am surprised by the look of the doors. I thought they were painted or "aged" to look old and they look a bit old, but not that old. May be i'm wrong, but if by chance anyone knows why the doors have this look, please let me know.

Last week the waiting time was 45 minutes...

The friend who shot the pictures had a short look inside but didn't wait till the end so we have pictures only showing the beginning of the inside decor.

Let's end with just a few pictures of the christmas decor at the Walt Disney Studios, a nice sunset pic of the giant Buzz Lightyear at the entrance of Toy Story Playland, and two night pictures of the small christmas village inside Disney Village.

See you soon for a new DLP update!

Pictures: copyright Disney and more


Anonymous said...

I wonder if we will see pieces of Captain Hooks old ship for sale at the park or on E bay?? I remember when Disneyland sold light bulbs removed from the former Electrical Parade floats. I bought some for my friends and myself.

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

Nice to see that this park is being at least well taken care of. I'm really glad that they are building a new pirate ship, the old one was in very bad conditions and thankfully they are building a new one. I think that it was a big mistake to remove it at Disneyland, and it's excellent that DLP didn't make that same mistake.

The princess pavilion is well done, I personally doesn't like the idea, I liked more the Small World exit, but I'm definitely not the target for this attraction. I also would NEVER wait 45 minutes for a meet and greet, not even when I was a child.

It's also good news that the dragon caverns have reopened and are looking wonderful, these caverns are great and unique to Paris, they're an example of what makes Disney special, the attention to details.

Disneyland Park in Paris has always been one of my favorite Disney parks, and it's the most beautiful Magic Kingdom, so I'm glad that it's going to be in pristine conditions again for the 20th anniversary, as we won't see a new attraction, that's a consolation.

Brian said...

Thanks for the update Alain! There was a rumour that part of the Dreams-fountainshow, they would be building a fountain on the place where currently the stage in front of the castle is positioned. Are they still planning on doing that?

Alain Littaye said...

Brian, Yes, i've heard about that fountain in the center of Central Plaza. I've not totally confirmation of that right now that's why i didn't talked about it, and also because i found the idea a bit strange, thinking that this fountain might hide the rest of the show when people will look at it from Main street.