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Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary - until 9th September 2018

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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2016, 10:24:19 AM »
I understand the people that are disappointed by these recent official announcements, but I'm kind of hopeful that this 25th celebration is only a new start and that they'll build upon this new foundation in the coming years.
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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2016, 10:53:45 AM »
I'm pleased overall with the announcement details, as it confirmes that out trips in Feb, Aug & Nov will have different elements to enjoy, which isn't a bad thing.

The only element I don't think will work is having live action as part of the Dreams / Illuminations show.  The animation elements are made to suit the castle 'screen', whereas excerpts from movies are likely to be panned & scanned, with a lot of scrolling / blurred images (like the Toy Story segment of Christmas Dreams, that was made for the more panoramic 'screen' at Paradise Pier in California, not a relatively tall & narrow castle).
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Re: The big news...
« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2016, 11:05:06 AM »
I wasn't planning on going next year (off to WDW) but now I really want to! 

So I need a lottery win or to rob a bank!
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Re: The big news...
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2016, 01:13:56 PM »
I hope Disney Illuminations is a night-time parade and not just fireworks.
It is the new castle show.
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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2016, 02:11:07 PM »
Sure, but they were being added regardless. What would have impressed me more was an annoucement of the Cantia replacing the Pizza Planet restaurant.

OMG this would have been amazing!!!!!
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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2016, 03:45:56 PM »
I am, big time. But this is not exclusive to DLP, it seems to be the way to go with Disney Parks lately.
True.

Then again, at least they are doing something. MK turned 45 and got naff all. At least they didn't try to ignore it, like EPCOT 30 or DHS 30.

Oh wait... WDS turns 15 and its not even been mentioned.

I was really hoping for Soarin' over the Horizon to be added to Adventureland (my first wish has always been Indiana Jones Adventure, but that's way over budget). I was hoping for Paint The Night as well (it was a matter of just cloning the existing HK and California parades).
Excellent suggestion on both. They'd make amazing additions to the park.

Nothing "new" then, just current things changed / rethemed.

I guess the hype of calling it a surprise announcement was for people that don't follow the rumours of DLP.

Quite a few good points made in this thread. I wonder how many Disney people cringe at what they get told to implement. "We've got to have something from this film", "OK, lets nail it to that ride". "We've got to feature these characters", "Ok, we can put them there, next to the existing ones". I'm surprised this is happening, I thought that now TWDC have effectively taken control of the park, they would have been a bit more "Disney" about refurbing / developing the parks.

Here you leave today and enter a world of that movie you like.. and that other one.. and that one you sort of like.

I understand the people that are disappointed by these recent official announcements, but I'm kind of hopeful that this 25th celebration is only a new start and that they'll build upon this new foundation in the coming years.
I like your optimisim.  :) We have to look on the bright side.

Sure the 25th is light on big ticket items, but at least they are doing something. I guess TWDC took control to really have an effect on the Silver Anniversary (in terms of new attractions), but perhaps once this celebration cycle is underway they can focus on pushing the resort further forward.

The campaign to make DLPs 30th amazing starts here!  ;D
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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2016, 03:54:26 PM »
Considering how shockingly quiet the parks have been on each of my visits this year (and xmas last year) I think what we are getting is probably more then I was expecting. Lets just hope it brings more visitors. As much as I love a park with no queues, it was actually pretty sad to see it relatively empty during peak seasons this year

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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2016, 06:53:25 PM »
I understand the people that are disappointed by these recent official announcements, but I'm kind of hopeful that this 25th celebration is only a new start and that they'll build upon this new foundation in the coming years.

Part of the celebrations, although nothing they can announce, is the massive refurbishment and repainting that has been going on around. IASW, Big Thunder, Adventure Isle, Alice's Labyrinth, the Geysers, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the rumoured Phantom Manor - hopefully these will be regularly unkept.

Other suggestions that would be price effective both in increasing the capacity and bringing new rides (albeit clones): Mickey's Phillharmagic, Pooh, and Little Mermaid in Fantasyland, the Shanghai Pirates Stunt Show in Adventureland, Midway Mania in the Studios. Instead of Indiana Jones Adventure, the Indiana Jones coaster could be covered in a building, and having its track expanded into a dark-ride segment, similar to Crush's Coaster, with the coaster section filled with lasers, fire, and projection mapping effects. New ride with a smaller budget! Also, lose the Indiana Jones theme to justify this as a new ride... Mystic Manor elements?

AT LEAST we are not getting Phantom Manor: The Phantom Menace. Totally possible nowadays  :-X.


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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2016, 07:11:15 PM »
Also, let us not feel bad, a quick recap what Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom (both HIGHLY profitable parks, unlike our dear DLP) have gotten for their big anniversaries:

Disneyland 50th (2005): New fireworks, new daytime parade. No rides.
Disneyland 60th (2015): New fireworks, new nighttime parade. No rides.(SWL only announced later)
Magic Kingdom 25th (1997): Tacky birthday castle. Re-branding of Mickey's Toontown fair (just plastic tents).
Magic Kingdom 45th (2016): No new fireworks, loss of night-time parade. No new rides.

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Re: The big news...
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2016, 07:17:20 PM »
Yes, this is the show replacing Dreams
 It is adapted from the show in Shanghai

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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2016, 08:16:35 PM »
Other suggestions that would be price effective both in increasing the capacity and bringing new rides (albeit clones): Mickey's Phillharmagic, Pooh, and Little Mermaid in Fantasyland, the Shanghai Pirates Stunt Show in Adventureland, Midway Mania in the Studios. Instead of Indiana Jones Adventure, the Indiana Jones coaster could be covered in a building, and having its track expanded into a dark-ride segment, similar to Crush's Coaster, with the coaster section filled with lasers, fire, and projection mapping effects. New ride with a smaller budget! Also, lose the Indiana Jones theme to justify this as a new ride... Mystic Manor elements?

I love your ideas!

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Re: The big news...
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2016, 08:21:58 PM »
I hope Disney Illuminations is a night-time parade and not just fireworks.
It is the new castle show.
That doesn't mean it couldn't begin with nighttime parade. 'Illuminations' isn't very specific.

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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2016, 09:03:05 PM »
Also, let us not feel bad, a quick recap what Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom (both HIGHLY profitable parks, unlike our dear DLP) have gotten for their big anniversaries:

Disneyland 50th (2005): New fireworks, new daytime parade. No rides.
Disneyland 60th (2015): New fireworks, new nighttime parade. No rides.(SWL only announced later)
Magic Kingdom 25th (1997): Tacky birthday castle. Re-branding of Mickey's Toontown fair (just plastic tents).
Magic Kingdom 45th (2016): No new fireworks, loss of night-time parade. No new rides.

WDW was the real winner for Disneyland's 50th. Wasn't it..

MK: Cinderellbration
EPCOT: Soarin'
Studios: Moteurs Action
DAK: Everest

Let's just hope the Magic Kingdom repays the favour in '21. Paris needs some gifts please!


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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2016, 09:22:09 PM »
Magic Kingdom 25th (1997): Tacky birthday castle.

haha, right. how could i forget this!

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Re: 'A bit of an announcement' on 17/10/16
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2016, 09:26:29 PM »
Also, let us not feel bad, a quick recap what Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom (both HIGHLY profitable parks, unlike our dear DLP) have gotten for their big anniversaries:

Disneyland 50th (2005): New fireworks, new daytime parade. No rides.
Disneyland 60th (2015): New fireworks, new nighttime parade. No rides.(SWL only announced later)
Magic Kingdom 25th (1997): Tacky birthday castle. Re-branding of Mickey's Toontown fair (just plastic tents).
Magic Kingdom 45th (2016): No new fireworks, loss of night-time parade. No new rides.

WDW was the real winner for Disneyland's 50th. Wasn't it..

MK: Cinderellbration
EPCOT: Soarin'
Studios: Moteurs Action
DAK: Everest

Let's just hope the Magic Kingdom repays the favour in '21. Paris needs some gifts please!

Well,
Cinderellabration = clone show from Japan
Soarin' = Clone from California, with incoherent team of California in Epcot
Moteurs Action = Clone show from Paris
DAK = Everest: only winner, even with Disco Yeti

Disney has just gone cheap :(