Not long to go for DSP?
So its almost here.March 16th Disneyland Paris opens its new theme park Disney Studios Paris.Yet wheres the buzz.What are you guys most looking forward to about this new park.What are you not looking forward to.Know any storys or rumours about the studios.Do you think this new park going to flop like DCA or become the massive success that TDS is.Are there any attractions that you think Disney missed out on by not including them in the park.Like Mickeys Toon Town , Tower of Terror and Fantasmic .comon its almost here lets get talking about it.Anyone going to the previews.Also what sort of parades are going to be on offer?
01-28-2002 08:50 AM
WELL. TOWER OF TERROR CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED, THERE ARE NO PARADES FOR THE PARK PLANNED ONLY STREET ENTERAINMENT,I WISH I WAS GOING FOR OPENING,BUT MUST WAIT TILL' JUNE. ANYONE ELSE?
I'll be there for the Shareholders Preview on the 23rd Feb, and I'm very excited.
I'm interested to see the new things, that we have not seen in any other park before :-
The rest we have seen before but most of it is still quite good, R'n'R coaster is an immediate winner, we can always count on a good coater :-))
I'm interested to see what the level of detail is like, have they gone for a cheap finish like DCA, or does it still have the quality of DLP. I suspect it may be more like DCA, but we can hope.
Of course it's a small park and will be busy to start with I suspect. You may find it difficult to do everything if they don't run continuous shows of everything all day.
For instance I think the following will be running all day and very often :-
Disney Studios Tour
Aladdin's Flying Carpets
I think the following will have a limited number of shows each day and therefore will have a limit on capacity, have they planned for every guest to see each of these in one day ?
Animagique - Small theatre
Cinemagique - Small theatre
Stunt Show - large stadium
That's all the attractions and it is not many, but to see all three shows and do the rest in one day may be difficult if they don'y have show timings right.
It's a pity there is no parade, or nighttime show, as I think the park will empty early if there is little to do, especially if the shows have also ended.
I'm excite to see the 'inside' street of Light's, Camera.......... it could be really good, or then again ?
Let's hope all the attractions are ready for the Preview !!!
I can not belive the tight fisted money bags.No parades or night time shows.I can see them having the same problems that DCA is having.By not being able to keep the crowds in at a night time.If I were them I would bring this Fantillusion to DSP and not DLP.I think the original park has more then enough things going for it in a night time.And that DSP needs it more then the other park.
So when you go to the shareholders preview Parky will you be taking any photos for the readers of mouseplanet to see.As I have seen some of your previous photos on the site and was impressed.
I am not sure if I will get to make it to DSP this year as I have a trip booked to DL and DCA.But Im going to see what I can do.
Im most looking forward to Armageddon.I think its going to hold a few surprises.Kind of like sourin over California was for DCA.I never got to ride Rock N Roller coaster in Florida.I chicken out at the last secound.So I have yet to experience it.So thats anouther ride high on my list of things to see.
So its official that the Tower of Terror is being built.Does anyone know what version the company is going for.I have heard that there are two versions.A cheap version and expensive version.I hope its the secound option.But this is Disney.
As for the detail Im hoping that the reason DSP only has 9 attractions is because Disney spent the money in giving them tons of details and so on.Just like DLP is.
So is the Tower of Terror the only new attraction on the way after the parks opens or is Fantasmic a much talked about rumour amoung the Disney sites also on the way.
I will be taking photos at the Preview and expect to see a full set of WDS reports on MousePlanet before the 1st March.
I too will be at DL and DCA this year, in fact I fly out on the 1st March for 2 weeks. So expect an update on DCA from me as well.
I suspect we will get the cheap TOT, just like the version going in to DCA, it will save them money to buy and build 2 at the same time.
I look forward your photos Parky if they like some of your other fine work then we in for a treat.
So how much money do you think the new park going to bring in.I think it will do alright.Because of the park hopper tickets and the fact that the park only hopes to bring in four million visitors this year any way.I actully think the park could beat those expectations.I have heard that Disney has already a lot of interest from England and Germany where the advertising has already began.
I also belive that DSP will do a lot better then DCA has done in California.Mostly because of the theming.Which Al picked up on today in the DIG.Since when has Tower of Terror and Bug Land or what ever its gonna be called ever had anything to do with the state of California.Which DCA is supposedly based on.While at DSP all the attractions are movie based.
I have seen in some of the promotional posters for the new park the characters from Monsters Inc.Anyone know What sort of involvement the film and the park will have if any.
Agree with P_in_P: If level of detail and theming is up to normal (meaning "past") Disney standards, then DSP should do alright.
There are a lot of pluses: multi-day parkhopping will mean park will not have to stand on it's own initially; there are no other movie theme parks in vicinity of Paris (isn't Universal in Spain?); lineup of attractions is somewhat light but RnR coaster is good, Armageddon and Stunt Show are rumored to be good and promise of ToT will keep enthusiasts happy.
If Disney adds the Indy franchise ride and develops either a new attraction or brings in raft ride or maybe even Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne is big in France!) then that park could really be great down the road ..........
I don't expect we will ever see the Indy ride (like in California) for 2 reasons :-
One - We already have an Indy Ride in DLP
Two - The cost would be over $100, so not very likely in any form.
A raft ride would need a good theme for the movie park, can't think of one off hand.
But Journy to the Centre of the Earth would be good, only trouble is it would need a very big themed area, and that is not the lind of thing that goes into Studios parks. It could go in a big building like R'n'R, just don't expect to see a mountain like in TDS. If you think about WDS and MGM, it's all about illusion rather than reallity. Unlike DLP, where things are made to look as real as possible, even though they may be a fantasy.
Personally I expect the following to be added :-
Tower of Terror (cheap version)
An attraction using the Soarin over California ride mechanisim
Maybe a Hunchback Show, like at MGM
Rodger Rabbit Cartoon Spin for the Kids
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The Walt Disney Studios (WDS, not DSP), are going to have Fantasmic AND Twilight Zone : Tower of Terror before 2004. They are both in works. And both won't be cheap, believe me.
About the parade, there will be a parade this year, but it won't be ready for March 16th. Perhaps July 6th for the launch of the summer season and the grand premier of Fantillusion.
Night entertainment in the WDS in 2002 ? No, the theme park will always close its door at 8.00 pm. But because you pay the same price than for the Disneyland Park (36 for a 1-day pass), you will be able to go to the first theme park for its last 3 hours of operations. (So everybody will be able to see Fantillusion, even if you have passed your day in the WDS).
What else ? 2003 will see the beginning of the phase 2 of the theme park with a new hub behing the Tram Tour Station along some new rides (last rumors : Muppets, Millionaire - Play it, ...)
And I have said nothing for the future of the Disneyland Park ...
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