English in Disneyland Paris?

Disneyland Paris: Will I be able to get around OK in Disneyland Paris without knowing French?

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 23, 2007 at 8:19 AM
I 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.

From Gareth H
Posted March 23, 2007 at 9:09 AM
Not sure about the attractions but 99% of cast members will speak English, France is good like that!

From Jaivion Williams
Posted March 23, 2007 at 10:03 AM
yea 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.

From Anthony Murphy
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 Williams
Posted March 23, 2007 at 9:28 PM
yea and if u still need help an cast member is there to help

From Mark Walker
Posted March 24, 2007 at 1:14 AM
"I'am assuming that the attractions are almost the same as they are here in the US".

Yeah, pretty much. We all know Disney's great at cloning!

From Jaivion Williams
Posted March 24, 2007 at 6:26 AM
yeah most of them are all the same except space mountain.

From Greg Shilton
Posted March 24, 2007 at 12:17 PM
And Haunted Mansion. Or, I mean, Phantom Manor.

From Jaivion Williams
Posted March 24, 2007 at 6:30 PM
oh yea forgot that one lol

From Adrian Walker
Posted March 25, 2007 at 1:35 AM
I haven't been to Disneyland Paris so unfortunately I cannot tell you how much English language usage is in the parks.

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 Murphy
Posted March 25, 2007 at 12:57 PM
Come now Mark, do not make it a Disney bashing discussion :) This is a serious question here!

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!

From what I read on the site, Disneyland Paris is like the Magic Kingdom, but better executed attractions (for example, I hear POTC is the best at any park). I just hope I would be able to understand things at Disney Studios since it seems to be unique from the other parks. Also attratctions like Phantom Manor which are probably really cool, but in French.

Just wondering, thanks to everybody for the help!

From Gareth H
Posted March 25, 2007 at 2:58 PM
Alas, the Europeans are less ignornat than the rest of the world when it comes to languages.

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 Murphy
Posted March 25, 2007 at 10:01 PM
I think they changed the name because it seems like it was tanking under the Euro Disney name! I hear its gotten better

Anyway, I know Italian, but alas, that will not get be very far in France. If it was Disneyland Rome, it would be a diferent story

From Gareth H
Posted March 26, 2007 at 7:53 AM
You may be surprised how far Italian would get you in you France...

From David Kirby
Posted March 26, 2007 at 11:50 AM
All 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.

From Jaivion Williams
Posted March 26, 2007 at 1:15 PM
disneyland paris is a better name then euro disney.

From Dustin Kern
Posted March 26, 2007 at 1:43 PM
Most 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).

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 robbins
Posted April 1, 2007 at 1:33 PM
When 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!!!!

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 9, 2007 at 10:06 PM
Thanks for the help everybody!

Another question:

Do they have fastpasses or is that just an American thing?

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