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After treating our daughter's to the princess meal at Disneyland Paris we were trying to find something equally impressive for our boys. While we had already dined at Cafe Mickey, but we wanted something a little more exciting, and when we came across this car stunt show we thought it would be perfect. The stunt show is included in your ticket price so there is no extra charge which is always nice. It is located in the Disney studios park, and during peak times shows up to four times a day. You can find the times it will begin with a park programme.
It is very easy to find with a huge sign situated outside and it is located in the back lot area of the studios park. The first attempt of seeing this show was unsuccessful. We arrived five minutes before the show time due to miscalculating the time it would take to walk between the parks and he show was already full. We were advised to come back for the first showing the following day, and told to try and aim to be there 20 minutes before. The following day we followed the advice of the cast member and arrived at 11 am when it was due to start at 11.30. There was already a huge queue so it was a good job that we did.
Queuing was a nightmare. All seemed well at first with an orderly queue, but as soon as they opened the gates to the main waiting area the cast members disappeared and there was a stampede of people running to get the best seats. All in all we stood for a good 20 minutes waiting to get into the main attraction which is actually a short wait compared to some rides. Once we reached the main area there is a large area of seating that can hold up to 3000 people. It reminds me a little of a one sided football stadium, and there was no need to rush around at all we were able to get seats just a few rows from the front.
The seats filled up quickly and finally it was time for the show to begin. We sat facing a real life movie scene made up of a scenic small French village, with small shops all edged around a market square. It was all very impressive and then the show begins. I'm not going to go hugely into the show as it would spoil it if you are going to watch. The idea is that we get to watch a number of stunt sequences taking place in front of our eyes. These are made up of flying cars, baddies on motorbikes, show jumping and a number of other spectacular stunts. Then at the end of the show we are shown a short movie of how they all come together, and give us an insight into how some of our most loved action movies are made into scenes from a movie.
We are guided through step by step by three different 'presenters'. One speaking English, the other French and the third switches between the two. This means it is equally split between the two languages so we can all follow what is going on. To be fair most of the show can be followed visually anyway, but it is nice that both languages are equally catered for. There is a large movie screen in the centre of the stadium, so even if you are not able to see all of the show you can watch it on the screen. We sat in the lower middle section of the seating area, and we found these seats to be perfect. It is a loud show so I was worried having four children under five with us, but actually it was fine. There are loud explosions and a lot of noise from the cars so if you are easily spooked it is not for you.
There is a special appearance from Lightning McQueen which is one of the main reasons we decided to watch. Unfortunately for us this was disappointing. After two minutes of being in the show Lightning broke down. We were sure it was all part of the act, but nope poor Lightning had to be towed away much to my son's horror. The fastest race car in the world had broken down in front of him and he was very disappointed. Luckily the rest of the show continued and quickly took his attention away. He looks back now and laughs.
We loved the different stunt sequences, but what make the show are the technical details between explaining how the drivers manage to do what they do. They also inform you about the different specifications of the cars, and then with the final movie showing you how it all comes together and would look on the big screen it is perfect. It really gives you a good insight into how the scenes are made up. This also keeps it interesting for all the family. The children are amazed watching the cars and motorbikes perform, and the bigger kids are interested with the technical details. Do stay right until the end of the show. A number of people began leaving five minutes before to beat the crowds, but the big finale is not to be missed.
I would highly recommend this show to anyone visiting Disneyland Paris. I was a little worried as my children are all so young that it may be a little too loud for them, but each of them were amazed at the different stunts taking place. I don't want to be stereotypical, but my daughters and I were a little bored at times especially with the technical details between the action. The boys on the other hand were glued to the show for the whole forty five minutes that it showed. We actually tried to go to see the show again, but it was full which with a 3000 seating capacity shows just how popular the show can be. For this reason I would highly recommend getting there early so you do not miss out.
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show is a performance show at the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney world and at Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris. The show is a stunt show with cars, motorbikes and Jet Ski's. The show opened in May 2005.
The attraction is at the very back of Disney Hollywood Studios & Disneyland Paris. It has between 2 to 4 shows a day (Depending on what time of year it is) The show is housed in a massive 5,000 seat stadium which every seat give prime viewing. Due to this you don't have to get there to early but if you want a centre seat and the front you will have to queue 20 mins before. The show length is 35 to 40 mins long so I would advise taking drinks in with you and go to the loo first.
There are 4 sequences of about 5 mins each cars motorbike perform high speed stunts around set meant to look like a Mediterranean town. The stunts the cars and bike do are AMAZING and the skill in involved will blow your bind. The cars are maneuvered in such precise timing that they can come so close to each other with out crashing. After each sequence the film is played back to show what it looks like.
The show in my opinion is the best in the world and I have not seen anything like this before.
Also Herbie makes an appearance in an intermission in the middle of the show but makes a crashing exit.
I have been fortunate enough to see this show both in Paris and in Orlando. My first experience of this show was when we visited Disneyland Paris for Christmas and despite the freezing cold temperatures i enjoyed every minute of this show!
The shows arena is themed around an Mediterranean village in France. The show lasts for about 45 minutes and includes stunts from various cars and a section with Jet Ski's aswell as many different pyrotechnics. The cars are basically followed around by a film camera and at the end of each sequence they use the big screens to show you how this would be conveyed on a film. They also sho you some of the "secrets" as to how they do some of the stunts which is really interesting! There is also a special appearance from Herbie out of the Love Bug towards the end of the show!
As i said earlier it was freezing cold when we watched this show last time but despite the weather we really enjoyed it and barely noticed the cold as we were so engrossed in the show. Sometimes there is so much going on you really dont know where to look! The show is fast paced and really clever - some of the stunts they do are amazing!
Its well worth seeing when your there - make sure to check the show tims and get there a little while before the show to get a good seat.
Moteurs Action Stunt Show Spectacular is a fantastic attraction at Disneyland Paris, which basically follows a director and film crew as they set about filming the stunts for a new film.
Unless you want seats right at the front, there seems little point in arriving at the attraction before they begin to let people in, or else you just end up queuing for half an hour. The stadium is pretty huge, and so there is plenty room, ao as long as you arrive in good time for the show, you should be able to get a reasonable view.
As you enter the attraction, the first thing you see are all the seats on your left and then you notice that the seats are facing a the film set of a small town. On your way to your seat you can collect a drink from the venders selling beverages at the bottom. The seats are just hard blue benches, and on a good day, the atmosphere is much like you'd imagine an american football game atmosphere to be like. I would advise that those with young children don't sit too close to the front as the finale of the show includes a lot of pyro technics which are very hot and my yuong nephew was very scared by it. Also watch out and don't sit directly behind the steel fence at the front as it can leave quite a restricted view. The very front rows are reserved for those with physical disabilities, i.e. wheel chairs, etc.
At the start of the show, the audiance is introduced to the director and the film crew, who as for a volunteer from the audiance, who later on gets to drive a car, and I won't spoil it by saying anything more than that!
Then we are introduced to the cars, which are the hero in the red care and four villains in the black cars. The opening sequence is the Car Ballet scene, which is just amazing! The cars speed around each other, narrowly missing each other as the villains chase the hero in what is a superbly choeographed and amazingly well executed routine which must require so much talent and training. The precision parking, featuring all five cars, is particularly awesome.
Next, the director introduces the drivers in the car and also a little surprise cheat in the routine; it's all very interesting, and as well as being amazing to watch, it really doesgive the audiance a sneak peak into the production of stunts for films.
There is then another spectacular stunt featuring now also motorbikes (again, I don't want ot reveal too much) before the end result is played on a large screen for the audiance to watch, followed by a spectacular finale.
I think everybody would enjoy this show; I don't know how you couldn't be impressed by the skill needed to perform it. It is very noisy though, with the car engines and fake gun fire, and there is a very potent smell of burning rubber! As well as the flames at the end, so it might not be great for everyone, but it depends on the individual. The stunts seem to be performed safely with great concern taken, so that makes it more comfortable to watch, and also, we watched it twice last time we were in Disneyland, and we saw two different teams of performers doing it, so there are obviously quite a few teams to make sure they all get a good rest inbetween! Both teams were equally good though.
The show lasts for about 45 minutes, and the last time we went there was another motorcyclist doing warm up tricks to keep the audiance amused and you could meet the performers at the end and have pictures, etc.
I also filmed some of the show and took pictures, as did many other people, and there seemed to be no objection to this. The only things which might improve it would be to have some foam hands for the audiance and maybe to sell food up and down the stands, just to add that extra bit of atmosphere.
It is a great show also to go and give your legs a rest from all that tiring walking around the park! You can find times for it the board outside, as well as in the show times leaflet at the gates of the park. However, the show may have to be cancelled on certain days due to weather, etc.
One of the star attractions in Disneyland Paris is Moteurs ... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular. It is easily the best of all the shows and something you must not miss in Disneyland. It is in the Backlot land in the Walt Disney Studios Park, the newer of the two Disney parks.
Take your seat in the huge grandstand ready to witness some of the most spectacular stunts you will have ever seen in a 40 minute show. The set is based in a small Mediterranean fishing village with a backdrop of houses and shops, and market stalls littering the square. Suddenly the village comes to life in a roar of car and motorbike engines. The plot plays out with a bunch of bad guys, all in black cars, chasing the good guy in the red car. At first, the cars act out a dance style chase with super speed swerves, curves and spins all driven to the greatest precision. Then the motorbikes become involved along with the cars and some action packed stunts and explosions will be performed that will make you gasp with fear and cheer with fascination.
The show is brought to us from the masterminds behind actual movie stunts so you can imagine the type of amazing things which will be included. Whilst the stunts are being performed they are also being filmed by a film crew and you're shown replays of each amazing moment just in case you missed it. At the end of the entire show, the whole film is put together and previewed to show the audience how it would look in a film and I must say it does look pretty awesome and just like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster action movie.
The show is presented by two hosts, one speaking French, the other English, and they tell you what is going on and, after you have seen each stunt, they'll let you into the secret of how they're done. Half way through the show a member of the audience gets to have a go at steering one of the cars to both the audiences' and their own horror as they're made to accelerate to super speeds and then ensure they stop in time before they end up crashing into the backdrops. There's even a special appearance from the star of all car stunts - Herbie.
This is definitely something not to be missed in Disneyland Paris. If you only have time to do a few of the shows this one should without a doubt be at the top of your list. It will amaze children and adults alike and is sure to leave you speechless.
Watch spectacular car and motorcycle stunts being filmed on an authentic village square set!