Or, you can click the "Tree View" and that should be self explanatory from then on. Hope it helped!
"I’m more than a bird..I’m more than a plane...More than some pretty face beside a train...It’s not easy to be me"-Five for Fighting "Superman" dedicated to all of the hardworking rescuers of the WTC...
Near Paris, 2 parks are easily accesible per RER ( the Paris suburb trains system ).
Disneyland Paris has 3 rollercoasters. The best Big Thunder Mountain, which is built on an island and features 4 tunnels. Its very long ( 4 minutes ride! ) and is overall a fun coaster.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril... Backward! ( Indy for short ) is an Intamin/Pinfari looping twister. Pinfari supplied the track, Intamin the rest. The trains were turned backward last year. It is a very short ride ( 1400 feet of track ) and the loop is too tight and very uncomfortable. The trains are also pieces of junk ( 3 rows of 2 per car, 2 cars per train, 6 trains at a time on the ride!! ). It is also the less popular coaster in the park ( a 60 minutes wait for it, while Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain got 90+ each! )
Space Mountain: From the Earth to the Moon whould probably be your best reason to visit the park. It is a huge metal mountain in the middle of Discoveryland ( the name of Tommorrowland in DLP ). On one side, you have the huge "Columbiad" cannon and the station, you enter on the other side. The waiting lines goes right through the middle of the ride, where trains speeds all around you. The ride uses dual loading stations and can run 5 trains at a time, giving a capacity of 2400 an hour! The ride last 2:18 and features a synchronised soundtrack pumped through an onboard audio system. As for the ride itself, its has a launch on a slope using a catapult ( 0-40 mph in 1,8 seconds ), followed by a sidewinder, half corkscrew and the unique "tongue" element. The ride is 3300 feet long and goes up to 44 mph at the end. Its also features another lift inside the mountain. My opinion on it? Not even Tonnerre de Zeus approach it when its comes to total ride experience.
Don't forget all the dark rides and other things...
Also, opening in march 2002, a second gate will open next door, the Walt Disney Studios. Its will feature the Rock n Roller Coaster.
Now for Parc Asterix, it is near Charles de Gaulles Airport and is reached by a coach bus from RER station "CDG-1".
The park admission is 185 francs. The park features 6 rollercoasters.
The main ride is Tonnerre de Zeus, a CCI masterpiece. Featuring a tunnel on its first drop, it is a wild ride from first drop to finish. Back seats are a must! Unfortunately, the staple police tend to spoil the fun...
Goudurix is as rough as they do... Ride it in the front for the view down the front row.
Trace du Hourra is the new Mack Bobsled. You either like it or hate it.
The park has 2 kiddie coasters and Zierer family coaster.
Also, another possibility is to make a 1 day trip to Brussels for Six Flags Belgium. Its only takes 90 minutes from Paris with the Thalys bullet trains.
*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 11/3/2001. ***
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