Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: July 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Excellent! Just like I remember!
Dominick D

Published: July 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Frontierland looks great in DLP. As for no Hunchback of Notre Dame merchandise, I find it a little sad. Hunchback is an underrated Disney film that more people need to see. That, or the merchandise got sent into the Hellfire ;)
Manny Barron

Published: July 24, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I never knew the Big Thunder trains in Paris went through an underwater tunnel. That is so awesome. Phantom Manor kind of looks like the Psycho house.
Carl Fox

Published: July 25, 2012 at 4:11 AM

Loved the thunder mountain my little girl adored it and due to the baby pass (DLP version is one adult Qs and when finished sees a CM who gives a pass the other parent then returns through the exit barrier ) she got to ride it lots and on the last day we raced to it on the rope drop riding it 3 or 4 times through out the day

Also enjoyed the Phantom Mannor we treated it like a Scooby Doo mystery (now there's a theme park license !!!!!!) and again rode it several times a day.

We ate on the last day at the Golden Nugget which at the time was a character dining experiance I believe that's changed now food was good and the characters provided one last hurrah for the kids (after eating one last phantom and two thunder mountain rides then home)

All in all a great land

Dominique Mol

Published: July 25, 2012 at 5:58 AM

I love Frontierland at DLRP!
From all the big thunder mountain rides, in the world, this one stands out in theming and in the ride itself because of it's high speed return trip under the river.. also when it leaves the station, it starts with an immediate dive down in the dark wich gets the adrenaline pumping from the first second.

What a lot of people don't realize though is that Frontierland goes on beyond the first part of thunder mesa, to the back there is a little farm, a nicely themed Pocahantas play area, the frontierland train station and of course the huge Chapperal theatre where this summer the amazing Tarzan encounter plays, wich is easy one of my all time favourite park shows around!!

Mike Gallagher

Published: July 25, 2012 at 8:39 AM

I'm sure I'll never get to Paris, but the Manor looks way cool. And though I have no special feelings for Big Thunder here in the States, theirs looks pretty neat.

On the subject of Hunchback, it's one of my favorite "traditionally" animated Disney Movies. Many years ago, I rented a VHS movie from a video store. I've long forgotten the movie, but it was released by some division of Disney (maybe Touchstone?) The movie was obviously illegal to rent out, as there were messages in it to the effect of "if you have rented this tape, you have done so illegally. Please call ______ to report it" I called the toll-free # and spoke with a nice lady, who turned out to be at Disney, and gave her the name of the video store where I had rented it. I did this not to get the store in trouble, but because I felt it was the right thing to do. The lady took all the information, then said, " To thank you for reporting this, I'd like to offer you a copy of any current Disney movie on tape." I chose Hunchback of Notre Dame. Esmerelda is definitely Top Ten Disney chick material...but she's no Jessica Rabbit.

Lauren Hayhurst

Published: July 26, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Yes, I must stress how different Thunder is in Paris compared to Florida. I billed it to my less confident friends on a recent trip as a gentle train ride - perfect for coaster virgins - as this was my memory from WDW. However, after pursading them to ride, found that the Paris version is way faster, turnier, with a few heart-pounding moments and tummy-tickles. And it lasts for aaaages! the good thing was, one of my friends loved it so much, she re-rode and even did Space Mtn! Talk about jumping in at the deep end! I'm sure some thought I'd done it on purpose...

Not sure if been covered yet, but Space Mtn is one of the biggest differences between paris and WDW - including an accelerated hill-launch and lots of upside-downs! YES!

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: July 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Space Mountain will be a big part of the Tomorrowland write-up on Friday!
Jason McLaughlin

Published: July 28, 2012 at 6:29 AM

Thunder Mountain in DLP is another ride that is far superior to the one over in Magic Kingdom, WDW. I love the sections where you go under the river to get to the mountain.