Awesome! My girlfriend and I just bought our DLP tickets online yesterday! We're now about 2.5 months from departure! Eeee!
Originally Posted by Shortpix77
For me, being a Jules Verne fan, the big appeal is always the Nautilus (the day after Disneyland we're going on a daytrip to Amiens to see Verne's house and grave). I'm also keen to see the castle and go on the Phantom Manor again, but I think the other one I'm really looking forward to is Pirates of the Caribbean. I cannot express enough how much I hate the addition of Jack Sparrow to the one in Anaheim and Tokyo, so it will be kind of amazing to see a version of the ride without him. I'm also hoping the weather is good so we can go on the Panoramagique, because riding a balloon in France just seems like one of those things you do ^_^
02-10-2013 07:22 AM
We spent 5 days at Disneyland Paris last summer. If you can only go to one park, I would recommend Disneyland. There is much more to see and do. Studios has some good shows, but the lines for the rides are all *very* long (although, that will depend on when you go, we were there in July). And we like seeing the different versions of the main Disney park to compare them.
Big Thunder Mountain was by far the best in all the parks. Space Mountain was interesting because it was different, but I agree that it was much too rough. The castle is beautiful, definitely worth going into. If you like shows, the Tarzan show is very good.
If you can take some time to walk behind the stores on Main Street, there is a nice covered walkway. They were selling fresh cotton candy in Adventureland. The walkway into the park is also quite beautiful.
We stayed offsite in a rental apartment near downtown, and took the RER into Disneyland, which was quite easy.
Our family has been to every Disney Park in the world !! While we don't regret going to Disneyland Paris, it certainly does not meet the standards of the other parks. It didn't have the same standards of cleanliness, there seemed to be fewer cast members, and the lines for food were long. However, everyone at the park was quite nice and friendly, even though we don't speak French. Most cast members spoke English and/or Spanish as well.
There is a discussion board at disboards dot com that is very informative about Disney Paris. They are mostly British and European members who go frequently.