Former Imagineer Eddie Sotto reflects on his contributions to Disneyland Paris

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Eddie Sotto poses for a photo in front of Main Street Motors right after Disneyland Paris opened in 1992. [Courtesy of Eddie Sotto] Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland was Walt Disney’s pride and joy … a window into his life as a young boy growing up in Marceline, Missouri, in the early 1900s. According to … Continue reading "Former Imagineer Eddie Sotto reflects on his contributions to Disneyland Paris"
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Disneyland Paris Dining

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Since several of you have asked about a blog on dining at Disneyland Paris…here it is. Overall we were disappointed in the food at Disneyland Paris. Most of the restaurants offered the same theme park food that you would find here! There wasn’t a lot of variety, and in fact ALL of the quick service … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris Dining"
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Walt Disney Studios – Disneyland Paris Hotels

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Walt Disney Studios This park is small. That was my biggest (so to speak) impression of it. I was surprised at how little time it took to walk around. There were a few quality attractions, but overall – there just isn’t much there. The entrance was very different – we walked indoors through the Studio … Continue reading "Walt Disney Studios – Disneyland Paris Hotels"
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Disneyland Paris

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The Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend had the added benefit that it gave us the excuse to visit Disneyland Paris for the first time. (Now Shanghai is the only Disney park we haven’t visited.) There’s two theme parks there: Disneyland Paris, and Walt Disney Studios. Plus Downtown Disney and the various resort hotels. As I … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris"
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Disneyland Park in Paris: A magical destination with a mix of classic attractions and stunning attention to detail

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The entrance to Disneyland Park is located under the beautiful Disneyland Hotel. [Ginny Osborne] The Main Streets we’ve come to know and love in Disneyland and Walt Disney World were designed to replicate Walt Disney’s hometown in Marceline, Missouri. When Disney’s planners were designing the chief thoroughfare at Disneyland Paris, they could have ditched the … Continue reading "Disneyland Park in Paris: A magical destination with a mix of classic attractions and stunning attention to detail"
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Walt Disney Studios: It’s Hollywood Studios, with several wonderful exceptions

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Guests aboard their “ratmobile” take off for an exciting trip into the world of Ratatouille on Remy’s Totally Zany Adventure. [Disneyland Paris] As you walk through the entrance of the Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris, there’s a feeling of deja vu … you know, it seems as if you’ve been here before. The Walt … Continue reading "Walt Disney Studios: It’s Hollywood Studios, with several wonderful exceptions"
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Disney Village in Disneyland Paris offers guests a rootin’, tootin’ good time

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The Disney Village in Disneyland Paris is a scaled down, but no less enjoyable entertainment venue based on similar shopping districts in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. [Disneyland Paris] Europeans, in general, and the French, in particular, seem obsessed with America’s rootin’, tootin’ cowboy past. There are signs of America’s Wild West days sprinkled throughout … Continue reading "Disney Village in Disneyland Paris offers guests a rootin’, tootin’ good time"
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Upcoming series will take readers to Disneyland Paris

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The entrance to the Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy train station outside of Disneyland Paris. It seems everywhere you turn, there’s Paris. Watch just about any television channel and inevitably, there will be a commercial — be it for a high-end automobile, an expensive fragrance or a popular travel website — with The City of Lights serving as a … Continue reading "Upcoming series will take readers to Disneyland Paris"
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