Thursday, January 31, 2002 12:37 PM
Has anyone been to these parks, i am going to europe in the next year for school, and was wondering if they are worth it or not, and how they compare to the parks over here.
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Thursday, January 31, 2002 4:56 PM
Eurodisney is a great park, it feels like a thrill oriented version of magic kingdom. the theming is abstract and interesting, completely different from the disney parks in the US. The coasters are much better than the Us versions, too. Space Mountain is a really thrilling Vekoma launched ride with two inversions and some cool moon theming. It is a original design thats packs a lot of intensity but minimal head-banging. the thunder mountain is also a very notches better than the Cali and Florida versions. The most atonishing aspect about thunder mountain is that is is built completely on a seperate island, very nice addition to the theme. It is a lengthy and extremely fun ride. the second park just opened up so there will be even more attractions and stuff to see, EuroDisneys worth a trip or two. Its a disney park with some cool european flair and so more thrills.
Friday, February 1, 2002 3:03 AM
yeah, both DLP and Asterix are well worth visiting, seth didn't mention the Indiana Jones Temple of Peril at DLP, a greatly-themed backwards looping coaster. Asterix has some cool rides, Tonnere De Zeus is one of CCI's best, and won't dissapoint you, I promise! Goudurix, the 7 looping Vekoma, although very aesthetically pleasing, is a rough ride, but there's a well-themed Mack bobsled, log flume, rapids and all the usual, and the park is really nice. Again, don't miss if in the area....
Friday, February 1, 2002 5:44 AM
I visited Parc Asterix a few years ago and it remains my favorite park. The theming is outstanding and Tonnerre de Zeus is wonderful. If you are in the area you should definitely go.
Friday, February 1, 2002 2:35 PM
"Eurodisneyland" is now known is now known as the Disneyland park and the resort, Disneyland Resort Paris.
2 of the 3 coasters in the Disneyland park are really good. Space Mountain got 2 inversions, a sidewinder and a flat spin ( not your average corkscrew... more like a B&M Flat Spin ). The "third inversion" is called the Tongue and is a massive overbanked turn ( think of a tighter Cutback ). Big Thunder Mountain is simply the best mine train in the world. Indiana Jones is just good for scrap metal... The trains are pure horror and Intamin should be ashamed of the harnesses.
Parc Asterix is not a great park in my book. Its lack flat rides and coasters! Theming is ok, except in the medieval section which is very nice. The log flume is an Hopskin one, its a great one with an hidden drop in the dark... The shoot the chutes and River rapids ( both Intamin ) are very basic. The Bobsled is a snore, no intensity and too much straight track. Thank god for Tonnerre de Zeus...
Saturday, February 2, 2002 12:28 PM
Well I'll be there Feb 22nd, so I'll let ya know :).
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Saturday, February 2, 2002 1:02 PM
I've been to Disneyland Paris, and thought it to be the most beautiful of the Magic Kingdoms. Maybe that's due the fact that it's the newest and most sparkly-clean. I also thoroughly enjoyed hearing Snow White speak in French. . .'Oh la lah, le witch!!' (or whatever she was saying!)
Space Mountain there is simply the best indoor coaster. It was my first time on a coaster with a soundtrack, and is still the best example of one, in my opinion. The music and storyline of the ride blended beautifully. How about that climax in the music as you top the lift headed towards the out-of-focus man in the moon?! He then comes into focus as you crest the hill, and you speed off to the finish.
I'd also have to agree with the others about Indiana Jones. At the time, I loved it, just cause I was there, but I bet the entire concept works better now that the trains run backwards.
The sprawling layout of Big Thunder is amazing. Go! Enjoy!