English in Disneyland Paris?Disneyland Paris: Will I be able to get around OK in Disneyland Paris without knowing French?
From Anthony MurphyI am going to Disneyland Paris over the summer and I was wondering how the English situation was over there. Are most of the attractions in French? I have been to Disney World a ton of times so I think I can follow the attraction if it is French. Also, what about the Cast Members? I know no French so thats why I am wondering.
Posted March 23, 2007 at 8:19 AM
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From Gareth HNot sure about the attractions but 99% of cast members will speak English, France is good like that!
Posted March 23, 2007 at 9:09 AM
From Jaivion Williamsyea anthony i've been there before but when there's a parade or show they will say something in french then they'll say the same thing in english right after.
Posted March 23, 2007 at 10:03 AM
From Anthony MurphyThanks!
Posted March 23, 2007 at 4:49 PM
I was just wondering! I am more concerned with the cast memebers taking.
I am assuming that the attractions are almost the same as they are here in the US
From Jaivion Williamsyea and if u still need help an cast member is there to help
Posted March 23, 2007 at 9:28 PM
From Mark Walker"I'am assuming that the attractions are almost the same as they are here in the US".
Posted March 24, 2007 at 1:14 AM
Yeah, pretty much. We all know Disney's great at cloning!
From Jaivion Williamsyeah most of them are all the same except space mountain.
Posted March 24, 2007 at 6:26 AM
From Greg ShiltonAnd Haunted Mansion. Or, I mean, Phantom Manor.
Posted March 24, 2007 at 12:17 PM
From Jaivion Williamsoh yea forgot that one lol
Posted March 24, 2007 at 6:30 PM
From Adrian WalkerI haven't been to Disneyland Paris so unfortunately I cannot tell you how much English language usage is in the parks.
Posted March 25, 2007 at 1:35 AM
However, I do believe that they will almost certainly have things such as ride restrictions written in English as well as various other languages. I know they had English ride instructions written next to attractions in a Dutch amusement park I visited a few years back.
From Anthony MurphyCome now Mark, do not make it a Disney bashing discussion :) This is a serious question here!
Posted March 25, 2007 at 12:57 PM
That really can't be considered cloning since there is no POTC in Europe or Dumbo or anything like that. Other parks have certainly done the same. Also, I hear that that have similar attractions, but with a twist. I was just saying, being on so many Disney attractions, if they were in French, I think we could figure out whats going on based on its American counterpart. Its just when I am down in Disney World, its pretty much English and English only. Sure, there is many Spanish speaking Cast Members and stuff, but its pretty much still English. Granted, Disneyland Paris caters to a much wider span like English, French, German, etc. So I was just wondering if its the same because if its like Disney World, there might be some problems!
Just wondering, thanks to everybody for the help!
From Gareth HAlas, the Europeans are less ignornat than the rest of the world when it comes to languages.
Posted March 25, 2007 at 2:58 PM
Most European countries would much rather speak English than allow you to butcher their language.
So at DisneyLand Paris, or EuroDisney as its know across the pond, I'd take an educated guess that all attractions would be in English at some point!
From Anthony MurphyI think they changed the name because it seems like it was tanking under the Euro Disney name! I hear its gotten better
Posted March 25, 2007 at 10:01 PM
From Gareth HYou may be surprised how far Italian would get you in you France...
Posted March 26, 2007 at 7:53 AM
From David KirbyAll of the romance languages are fairly similar so Italian actually could be useful. And Disneyland Paris sounds much better than EuroDisney, seeing that the euro is currency and it just kinda made the park look bad. People were associating the park with money, and actually, when you look at it that way, it might be the most appropriate name for a Disney park.
Posted March 26, 2007 at 11:50 AM
From Jaivion Williamsdisneyland paris is a better name then euro disney.
Posted March 26, 2007 at 1:15 PM
From Dustin KernMost parks as far as I'm aware in that area of Europe (from Germany/Spain north to England) will have all warnings written in the Country's home language, English, and then the next closest lanaguage (in Germany for example, German, English, France).
Posted March 26, 2007 at 1:43 PM
Also, most school's over in Europe require kids to learn 3 languages (compared to our 2 here). Their country's, English, and one of their choice.
From david robbinsWhen visiting certain attractions you need to make sure that you either chose the right time for for your chosen language, ie. the lion king show is performed in French and English throughout the day, make sure you get the right one. Honey I Shrink the audience alternates each day between english and french. In the Studio park Armageddon is in french and english so ask a cast member and Cinemagique is in English. And for any fans of its a small world - thats all in French!!!!
Posted April 1, 2007 at 1:33 PM
From Anthony MurphyThanks for the help everybody!
Posted April 9, 2007 at 10:06 PM
Do they have fastpasses or is that just an American thing?
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