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      04.06.2010 20:14
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      Put it on your to do list

      Thrilling, Scary and having you gripping your seat from fear of the unexpected is how this attraction will make you feel.
      This attraction is nestled deep with Discoveryland in Disneyland Paris. This is certainly something different if you are just expecting princesses and loud cheery music at Disney.

      Does it feed the demand of an adrenalin junkie? NO but what it does do is warp your reality via 3d, sound, the seating area subtly moving away from the perimeter of the cimema and blasts of air to result in thrilling your senses and putting a big nervous smile on your face.

      However, although it is generally good family fun I would definitely not recommend this for the under fives, it is very realistic and therefore bits like the tiger scratching your eyes out with it's claws may not go down too well! and with the (oops I forgot to mention!) often huge queue for this, one screaming child five minutes into the performance after waiting 30mins (atleast!) will not go down to well with the rest of the audience or you for that matter.

      The only other problem with this is that this is often in more than one language so make sure you get into the english queue!

      However another big pro is that this is an undercover attraction which lasts a fair while - great for when the weather outside is iffy or terrible! - you never know you may come out after the show to bright sunshine! (or atleast a bit drier/warmer?)

      All in all, for all those with over 5's in their party it is definitely worth the wait.

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        02.08.2009 14:40
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        Great the first time, and still a good show thereafter!

        For those of you who don't speak German....this is the Honey I shrunk the Audience attraction at Disneyland Paris!!

        This was something we were all looking forward to when we went to Disneyland for the first time, we had heard great things about it from other people who had been there, and so when we found it we queued up straight away!

        The attraction is not a ride, but a show, you go into the place and your given beautifully attractive yellow 3D glasses, you then go into a room, which is like the outdoors of a theatre, you wait in there for a few minutes before going into a huge room like an audotorium. You sit down and put on headphones, these are required so you can hear the show in your own language!!

        Your then showed a show much like the show of Honey I shrunk the Kids, the main character in the show is the scientist from the film, and he is showing the audience his invention which shrinks things!

        But when thigns go terribly wrong, he ends up shrinking the audience instead!!!!!!

        The 3D glasses make the show much more fun, as it feels VERY real I must say!!! As well as the 3D-ness of the show, there are also other "effects", which I will leave you to discover for yourself as I wouldn't want to ruin it for you, but it's very very funny, and the whole athmosphere makes it all feel very real!!

        After you have been once to the show, although still funny, and still a good atraction, the shock factor of what happens is no longer there and your expecting it, so unlike some rides where you can go on and on and on over again, this one you can't really!

        One good thing though, if your feet are hurting from all the wandering round, this show is excellent as you get to sit down for 20 minutes ina nice warm room, and relax your feet abit haha!

        A great attraction though!!

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          31.10.2008 22:01
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          Not just for children

          Having recently been to Disneyland Paris, ive got to say that this is a holiday for all ages, young and old. Its a very tiring but very enjoyable holiday.
          The park is split into five sections, although the whole park is within the same ground and one section joins the next.

          As you enter the park you walk past the Disneyland Hotel and through the turnstiles, park maps can be picked up on the way into the park.You then walk out onto Mainstreet USA which is the first section of the park.

          Mainstreet USA
          There are horsedrawn street cars walking up and down. This is also where there are a lot of gift shops, icecream parlours and a few places to eat. When you stand at the beginning of Mainstreet USA and look straight down you will be able to see Cinderellas castle. At the end there are toilets, a baby room and a lost child room.

          Discoveryland
          Discoveryland has quite a futuristic feel and look to it. There is the new Buzzlight Year ride. This is a very popular ride and the queues were always very long, but with this ride along with the other popular rides around the park, you can get a fast track ticket. To do this you just pop your park tickets into the machines by the ride and you are given tickets to come back at a certain time. You do still have to queue but you cut out a big chunk of the queue by going in a seperate entrance. Other rides in this section include the star wars simulator ride, space mountain- a fast rollercoaster that turns upside down, a big car track. There are more gift shops and more restaurants. There are some themed restaurants around the park, here there was the Buzz lightyear restaurant but it was never open when we tried to go there.

          Fantasyland
          Fantasyland is as it sounds, based around all the Disney classic films. There are lots of rides in this section and is more for the younger children. Some of the rides include Dumbos flying elephants, Peter Pans flight, a carousel, snow white and the seven dwarfs and my favourite, its a small world. This is a boat ride where you see lots of dolls singing and dancing, they are from all around the world and shows them in their surroundings and some of their traditions.

          Adventureland
          Adventureland is all about adventure and exploring. Robinson Cruseos treehouse and adventure isle are great for the older kids as they can climb up high and look round. There is the pirates of the caribbean ride in this section and the Indiana Jones rollercoaster. There are more places to eat and also themed shops as you come off the rides.

          Frontierland
          Frontierland is based on cowboys and westerns. The chapparal stage is tucked away in the corner, there are live stage shows here throughout the day at certain times. The big thunder mountain takes main stage in Frontierland. This is a rollercoaster that doesnt go upside down but is still quite fast. There is a big paddle boat that you can take a ride on and another favourite ride of mine, The Phantom Manor which is a ghost train.

          There are different parades throughout the day, the times and places are on the timetable which you can get with the maps at the beginning. Different characters parade through the park on floats, dancing and singing to music and waving to all the crowd. About 30-45 minutes before the parades start people start to line the streets waiting for the parades to start. So it is always a good idea if you are willing to stand around for a long time to get you space early as you wont get a very good view otherwise.

          Characters appear around the park throughout the day, they are happy to sign autographs and have photos taken with you. There are certain meet and greet times for the more popular characters, the times and places are again in the timetable.

          On some of the rides there are cameras that take your photo whilst you are on the ride and then you get a chance to view it and purchase it if you like it. These make nice keepsakes to remind you of your holiday.

          Disneyland Paris is very expensive. Its expensive to get and stay there and even more expensive whilst you are there. The food costs a lot and then there are all the gifts that you will want to buy whilst you are there, especially if you have children.They will want everything! Having said that, every penny spent is worth it.

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