Once considered the gem of Disney's Magic Kingdoms, attendance at Disneyland Paris has suffered in recent years, as visitors have complained about the condition of many of the park's attractions. Its companion, Walt Disney Studios Park, has failed to catch on with visitors, despite the addition of a well-reviewed new Ratatouille ride and restaurant last year.
Although Disneyland Paris remains Europe's most popular theme park, attendance dropped below the 10 million level last year, according to the TEA/AECOM report, with a 4.7% decrease to 9.9 million visitors. The Studios park dropped by the same percentage, to 4.26 million visitors, making that the fifth-most popular park in Europe, behind Disneyland Paris, Europa Park, Tivoli Gardens, and Efteling.Tweet
So .. 2017.. My guess is it will al be finished, and then hopefully they will add some new rides to the main park. A show stopper, something most Europeans haven't seen yet .. I'd say Soarin over the world would be a good bet, but also a real good water ride that's winter friendly would be a good idea, most European parks have lots of water rides.. strangely Disneyland Paris never added one.
However the claim:
“To exceed our guests expectations“
is truly bad phrasing.
Because for the money you have to fork up to visit DLP you are allowed to expect that there is no paint peeling of the buildings,
no moss on the sculptures (Alice's curious Labyrinth)
and most of all: that everything is working as it should, which has not been the case for more than a decade now.
To EXCEED my expectations would mean that a new E-Ticket attraction is added right away. (Indiana Jones, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast as originally intended in 1992(!!) )
But no announcement has been made whatsoever.
Actually, considering the fact no real new attraction has been added to the DL Park for 10 years now, there is little reason for a revisit until Summer 2017 when hopefully all the paint jobs are done and the lake around Big Thunder Mountain has been refilled with water.
This is what the lake and all of Frontierland look like at the moment: http://www.facebook.com/ED92.org/photos/a.246284578894915.1073741832.158548457668528/422432641280107/?type=3
The Studios Park needs to be redone from the ground up. It is a terribly bad designed park with hardly any theming and concrete as far as the eye can see.
However, no master plan for the foreseeable future has been presented here either. No overhaul like with Disney's California Adventure. The Ratatouille ride sounds nice but has mediocre reviews. Nevertheless: one new attraction isn't going to get me to revisit this unpleasant Studios park.
I am looking forward visiting Disneyland in Anaheim in Summer 2016, after having visited WDW in 2013. Their siblings in France are not getting my hard earned euros as long as they don't offer a series of new and appealing attractions.
The refurbishment schedule:
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