When Grim Green Fences come out to socialise

As part of Disneyland Paris’ 25th Anniversary, a lot of attention was put into the refurbishment of existing and much loved attractions of the resort’s history rather than adding upon the parks’ footprints. Dubbed the “Experience Enhancement Program” this multi-year project envisioned to see alterations made to 12 attractions of DLP. While some were (much…

How The Jungle Book (2016) could have been better

2016’s live action adaptation of The Jungle Book has been widely regarded as Disney’s biggest success yet in their new fixation of rebirthing their classic tales. A financial juggernaut just missing out on a $1 billion gross, Jon Favreau’s version of Mowgli’s story was almost universally loved by critics and fans from around the globe.…

The credits roll for CinéMagique

Walt Disney Studios Park’s opening was a difficult one. After a development stage of delays and budget cuts, an eventual skeleton park was agreed upon that leaned heavily on future expansion and the minimalist “theme” of a working studio. The roster front wasn’t much better reading, consisting of just 9 attractions. The park may have doubled…

A conflicted addition to Discoveryland

The green fences are beginning to fall, decorations are being revealed, online fanatics are speculating furiously over parade floats and characters are making impromptu preparation meets. Something is brewing in the air of Disneyland Paris, the wind is beginning to change. This can only mean one thing… the 25th Anniversary is coming! In a few…

The old, the new, and the confusing of Disney Stars on Parade

With the reveal of the 25th anniversary decorations just a few days ago, I predicted that this would kick start the hype machine for Disneyland Paris’ silver anniversary and we could expect more announcements as the weeks and months progress. It appears that I was indeed correct in this assumption, though I didn’t expect a…

Adding sparkle to a Main Street

Star Wars may be dominating the goings-on within Disneyland Paris at the moment, but with the resort’s marketing team there’s another celebration on their lips. As the 25th Anniversary loops closer and closer – now only 2 months away – you can expect more from the hype machine that is the Disney online community in…

Making a Meteor out of a Molehill

In a way, Armageddon symbolises a very different time in the history of Disneyland Paris. While recent decisions and additions to the park are debated today on their quality, there is no dispute Walt Disney Studios’ 2002 debut was met with underwhelmed fans, a rushed development and creatively lacking execution that still haunts the park…