Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 3 — Big Thunder Mountain and the Riverboats

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Big Thunder Mountain As with all Disney attractions, your journey on Big Thunder Mountain starts with the queue – and in this case, a very detailed queue. The line twists and turns around rusting mining equipment, amusing signs, and dilapidated buildings. Periodically, a mine train rolls by. Eventually you reach the boarding area and your … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 3 — Big Thunder Mountain and the Riverboats"
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Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 2 — The Outskirts of Town

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Frontierland can be divided into two sections, the town of Thunder Mesa, and the more rural, backwoods section. In my previous blog I discussed Thunder Mesa. Here I will talk about the outskirts of town. Let’s start with the Pocahontas Indian Village. This is a children’s play area with a Native American theme. Kids can … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 2 — The Outskirts of Town"
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Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 1 — Thunder Mesa

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Frontierland – Part 1 – Thunder Mesa Moving clockwise from the end of Main Street, Frontierland is the first land you come to. You enter the Wild West by walking through Fort Comstock. But before you do, be sure to check out the Native American encampment just outside its gates. A nearby babbling brook and … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Frontierland — Part 1 — Thunder Mesa"
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Disneyland Paris – The Hub and Sleeping Beauty Castle

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One thing that’s a little different about the Disneyland Paris’ Hub is the lands that radiate from it are set further back than at other Magic Kingdoms. In other words, Frontierland, Adventureland, and Discoveryland really aren’t all that visible from The Hub. This allows the area to maintain its Victorian theming without contrasting architectures intruding … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – The Hub and Sleeping Beauty Castle"
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Disneyland Paris – Main Street Part 3

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Main Street Part 3 In my last blog I discussed the Town Square section of Main Street. Today I’m going to talk about the rest of this Victorian thoroughfare. However, I’m not going to describe things in any particular order. I’m just going to pick some points of interest that appeal to me. Let’s start … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris – Main Street Part 3"
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Disneyland Paris Main Street – Part 2 – Town Square

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Town Square is the first area you come to when entering Main Street U.S.A.. Here you’ll find a number of “public” buildings like the Train Station, City Hall, and the Transportation Company. The following picture was taken from the second story of the Train Station. When the original Disneyland was being built in California, a … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris Main Street – Part 2 – Town Square"
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Disneyland Paris Main Street Part 1

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Before I start to discuss Main Street, I need to give you a little background about the Disneyland Paris Park. When Walt built Disneyland in California, he did it on a shoestring. It was all he could do to scrape together enough money to buy the land and get the park open. Today, Disneyland is … Continue reading "Disneyland Paris Main Street Part 1"
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Disneyland Hotel & Disneyland Paris Park Entrance

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You reach the Disneyland Hotel and Disneyland Park through gates near the train station. The picture below was taken of my friend Kelly (hands raised) in 1997, before security checks were in place. Today, everyone must undergo “bag check” which is located within these gates. Once past security, you enter the Fantasia Gardens. This is … Continue reading "Disneyland Hotel & Disneyland Paris Park Entrance"
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Hotels Cheyenne and Santa Fe (Disneyland Paris Resort)

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There are six Disney owned and operated hotels at Disneyland Paris. Here are their names and price categories: Hotel Cheyenne – Budget Hotel Santa Fe – Budget Sequoia Lodge – Moderate Hotel New York – Moderate Newport Bay Club – Moderate Disneyland Hotel – Deluxe The French have long had a love affair with the … Continue reading "Hotels Cheyenne and Santa Fe (Disneyland Paris Resort)"
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