Welcome to another Paris post! This was another fab day.
We got to Disney around midday I believe and made our way over to Disneyland Studios. This theme park has the bigger rides in it and is similar to Walt Disney Worlds Hollywood Studios and houses some of the same rides such as Aerosmith’s Rock and Roll coaster and the Tower of Terror.
Here’s what we did!
I’m not going to lie, I was shitting myself in the hour long wait for this. It doesn’t look that bad in photos, but it’s massive in real life. THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID. Maybe.
It’s basically a half pipe, and a RC car goes back and forth. It’s scary when you’re facing the ground and it just drops you – talk about belly tickles!
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Next we went on the Tower of Terror. Which I was proud of myself for because I bottled out of it in the one at Disney World Hollywood Studios.
It was actually my favourite ride!
You go through into a lift, then are put into one of the elevators. You’re strapped in and the staff at this ride are fantastic. They act creepy and either walk past your staring, or some and talk to you and walk off at a random part of the conversation. It’s a lot of fun. Disney do such a good job with their staff. It really does add to the whole experience. Because what Disney is. It’s more than just a theme park. I REALLY MEAN IT. I MEAN IT SO HARD.
Anyway. Yes, you sit in the lift and are taken through a short skit that builds up suspense and then you are dropped 13 floors. The ride goes up and down so fast that you’re never sure if you’re going up or down.
At two parts in the ride, windows open at the top and you can see the whole park in front of you, then it just drops you.
We went on twice.
Walk Studios Tram Tour
This is a tour that takes you through some of the special effects that are used in movies. It’s similar to Disaster at Universal Studios, but without the boring stuff at the start.
It takes you through an area where it simulates thunder, rain, fire, an explosion and a flood. It’s a little boring and not the best thing about Walt Disney Studios.
Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop
This was actually a lot scarier than I thought it would be! The parachutes go up into the air and drop you down. It’s not as big of a drop as the Tower of Terror but it’s still pretty scary!
As it a was almost time for the park to shut (Disney Studios closes earlier than the other park), we went over to Disneyland Park as we wanted to stay until late to watch the fire works at 11.
And just for your information. I literally Googled the hell out of this question but couldn’t find an answer to what time the fireworks at Disneyland Paris start.
The fireworks start at 11pm at Disneyland Paris, which is the time the park closes. So basically, you watch the fireworks and then everyone leaves.
On the way out, someone gave us fast passes to Big Thunder Mountain so we went on that again. We then went on Le Pays des Contes Fees which was a boat ride around miniature models of fairy tales and Disney stories. It broke down a few times though so got boring fast.
We went into the Disney Village was wasn’t as good as I remember it as a child. We got something to eat, I bought a hoodie because it was getting cold and we then walked back into the Disneyland Park to get a place for the fireworks.
The firework show was amazing! They had a picture show projected onto the castle like in the Magic Kingdom and they had managed to somehow project images into the water fountains, so it appeared like 3D characters there talking along.
Disney just get it perfect.