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The 30th of June was my first time hosting the #DisneyBloggersChat on Twitter and it was amazing. I had such a wonderful response to my questions and it was a wonderful night of discussions.
The topic I chose was Disneyland Paris as it’s a place extremely close to my heart and I enjoy having in depth discussions about the place.
So here I thought I would share my questions and some of the answers you guys gave me!
Q1. When was your first trip to Disneyland Paris?
The answers to this question varied a lot. Some Disney fans who answered had been visiting the parks since they were younger. Some however had only visited for the first time in their adult years.
My first trip was in July of 1999 when I was 7 years old. It was extremely hot and there weren’t many characters out and about doing meet n greets. I do remember meeting Mickey outside one of the shops on Main Street USA.
Q2. Is there anything in the parks you think would benefit from a refurb/sparkle?
An interesting answer I saw to this question was Alice’s Curious Labyrinth in Fantasyland. I hadn’t really thought about this attraction for my answer but I actually 100% agree. Even just a few licks of paint to the castle, the fountains, the stones and the animatronics. Just to give it a bit of a sparkle. Also, when I was there, the Cheshire Cat flower bed looked a bit dull; perhaps some brighter flowers or something might help spruce it up slightly?
A popular answer was sorting out the ceiling in It’s A Small World to cover the fact it’s just in a big warehouse.
Q3. What would you change about Walt Disney Studios?
This question quickly followed on from number two purely because another popular answer to what needs a refurb was the Walt Disney Studios.
A lot of people would happily knock the whole park down and start again to make it easier to navigate and to give it a better layout. The layout of the park alone now stops it from having any kind of parade. They would also get rid of Armageddon and the Stunt Show and replace them with better attractions.
My answer involved taking the fast pass queue from Carpets of Agrabah and putting it onto Crush’s Coaster to try and ease the queue length and congestion of the park it can cause.
Q4. If you could take any ride/parade/show from another Disney park and bring it to DLP, what would it be?
I suggested a French version of Paint the Night. Like in Hong Kong, they have sections in Cantonese, at Disneyland Paris they could have sections in French. They could also concentrate more on films set in France or even just add extra floats to an already fantastic parade.
Other answers include Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Soarin’, Splash Mountain, Fantasmic and Monsters Inc Scarefloor.
Q5. Any rare/new characters you’d like to see do/return for meet n greets at DLP and where would they meet?
Hercules got an outstanding vote in this one; looks like a lot of people wish to meet Meg! There were cries for more Hunchback or simply French characters in the parks. Also, Nick and Judy from Zootopia and Baymax for the Walt Disney Studios. Pocahontas also got a good few votes. Tarzan also got a couple of votes. I’d love to be able to meet Tarzan and Jane!
My answers that differed were the following; Mulan, Pocahontas, Mike Wazowski.
I know it’s now been almost two weeks since I held the Disney Bloggers Chat, but life became hectic and this post was put onto the backburner. I still however, wanted to post the discussion we all had because there were some fantastic answers.
If you want to have a look at what everyone said in response to these questions, then pop onto twitter and search through the #DisneyBloggersChat hashtag!
Disney Bloggers Chat is every Thursday at 8pm!
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