Sunday, September 6, 2015

DLP Update : A Hot Summer Day at Disneyland Paris

Here is a new Disneyland Paris update, and for once all pictures of the article are shot by me as i went to DLP last month during a hot summer day with temperatures over 30° - celsius - and i thought it would be great to show you how DLP can be with summer temperatures. As a matter of fact if you're lucky enough to come in the park with these weather it's really the best. Sure, it's a bit hot but you really feel you're almost in California, and that's really cool. Not to mention the blue sky, a gentle summer wind and even girls are hot with their hyper-short shorts!

Okay, let's start the tour with, above and below, the Disneyland Paris Hotel looking more splendid than ever with this clear blue sky.

DLP guests entering Town Square and walking towards Central Plaza...

With a day like this it's impossible to miss a good picture of Sleeping Beauty Castle...

At Frontierland, the sign at the entrance of the fort was removed and you can see they've installed some metal tubes - instead of wood. I have to say i really don't like these a lot. I hope they've themed all this by now and that the sign is back.

Two pictures shot in Frontierland from one of my favorite stand point because of the vegetation in the foreground.

Let's move to Adventureland where at that time they had finished the works on the new ground which looks really good and which is in fact less slippy than i thought.

So far, the new ground ends here, not sure it will be expanded over that point. Anyway, the two girls below are walking firmly towards...

...the Hakuna Matata restaurant.

Lot of guests on the Adventure Isle bridge...

According to our friends of ED92 Carl and Russell, the two Pixar's UP! characters have been removed from their location in DLP Adventureland. It's most probably for some refurbishment and they should be back soon.

At several places in the park, and especially in Adventureland and Frontierland guests could refresh themselves thanks to water misters.

The suspended bridge was closed for refurb and i'm not even sure it's reopen yet.

If you want to know why there are dead branches on the beach near Skull Rock, here is the reason why: it's to avoid that guests jump over the wall on the left and go and lay on the beach to sunbathe. It happened some years ago...

...and i've found back the picture of the two tourists sunbathing on the Adventureland beach that i had posted in 2008. The picture was shot in fact in June 1992 - two months after Disneyland Paris opening, and obviously these two guests were not aware of the park rules. It was hot, lot of sun , all they needed was a beach. And obviously they thought that Adventure Isle ( very ) private beach - at 10 meters from Pirates of Caribbean entrance - will be fine! That's why DLP put now dead branches on the beach to avoid this kind of situation...

Let's move to Fantasyland!

Near the Auberge de Cendrillon i've noticed a children make-up booth that i've never seen before...

I 've said it and i say it again: Disneyland Paris has the most beautiful Fantasyland of all Disney theme parks. Really. Not joking.

The Carousel too was just reopening when i was there, they did a great refurb on it.

And here is a good example of how DLP Fantasyland is the best with this perfectly located Dumbo ride, surrounded by crystal water.

It's a Small World is now closed for a long refurb. Since this picture was shot canvases have been installed all over the facade which will be repaint.

Next time you go at DLP don't forget to go up the tower of the Queen of Hearts castle as it's from that point that you'll have some of the best views over Fantasyland, as you'll see on the three pictures below.

Say hello to the Disneyland Paris railroad passing by...

'Time to move to Discoveryland - a brand new Discoveryland i should say as all of it has been repainted during the last six months - and it shows!

Inside Videopols guests are waiting for the next Jedi Academy session...

Space Mountain was just reopen, also from a long refurb, and although the ride is still the same there is something new with a new line for guests who are alone. Don't hesitate to take it! Sure, you won't go inside Space Mountain...

...but you'll discover a new point of view as this line goes up on the other side of the huge cannon...

...and you can see parts of it you couldn't see before...

...not to mention the full other side of the cannon!

And when you're up in the mezzanine you'll have one of the best views of Discoveryland with Captain Nemo's Nautilus in the foreground.

Of course don't go away when night fall to don't miss the great lighting of Space Mountain and the Nautilus... well as the lighting of the Orbitron.

We'll end with a night picture that i’ve shot from one of my favorite angles - from where guests comes out of Autopia - as it gives you the more distance from Space Mountain. 

We'll have a new DLP update soon and we'll be back at Shanghaî Disneyland tomorrow but in the meantime i remind you that there are still signed copies of the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book available with a special price at 75€ only instead of 100€ ( + 15€ shipping worldwide ). The book include 750 pictures with 500 pictures of the park and 250 WDI renderings and it's a perfect gift for you or the one you love. You'll find all details and a one click payment with Paypal HERE or below.
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