Disneyland Paris in October
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Well I have always wanted to go at Halloween as I have heard the theming and park decorations are wonderful at DLP. I came very close last year but ended up having to go a bit earlier due to other family plans.
So - my opinion is that I am very jealous unless I can manage it this year as well.
Where are you staying?
I'd be interested in opinions also. Right now, I am booked at the Sequoia Lodge for 30/10/2010 to 4/11/2010 with a ticket for the Halloween night event.
I am thinking about trying to change this and use my DVC points instead because it will end up being cheaper for me (buying tickets is required for DVC bookings, but I'm looking at $350 vs. $800+). I am going to London for a week before hand, so I am trying to say my pennies (poumds or euros...) where I can.
I have heard that the themeing is great for the whole month of October. I have a friend on another board who has taken and shared many photos of the past 2 Halloweens. My friend has not gone to the MNSSHP; I won't, but would be interested in hearing opitions about both events...
We are going to be in Paris for 6 nights but we are not staying near the park, unfortunately we only have one day there. We are staying at the Sofitel Arc de Triumph. We will be in London prior and Italy after.
We have enjoyed Halloween time both at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland California and can't wait to see what Disneyland Paris has to offer.
Halloween at Disneyland Paris blows away the celebrations at the other Disney parks. We were stunned by how much they do at this park, considering that Halloween is not that much of an event, certainly in the UK, which is one of their major target markets.
We haven't been in a few years now, but when we last went, they had pumpkin men who were painting up Main Street and making a bit of a mess of it! It was absolutely wonderful, all the theming was just superb.
I agree with Cheryl 100%. Halloween at Disneyland Paris is awesome! I was there in 2007. Frontierland turns into "Halloweenland" It is DEFINITELY worth checking out.
While I love the second, smaller theme park at DLP (Walt Disney Studios) because it has two of my favorite thrill rides (Crush's Coaster and Tower of Terror), if you only have one day at DLP, I would stick to the Disneyland Park. All the Halloween fun is going on there.
The way they go all out and decorate Disneyland Park is FANTASTIC! You will be blown away by how they transform every inch of the park into a Halloween wonderland. If you're lucky enough to go to the Halloween party in the evening, even better! This year will be my first MNSSHP at WDW, and I can't wait to see how it measures up to the one in France.
Went to DLRP in oct twice and what everybody says it is great how it is decorated in Paris. Eveywhere Pumpkinman that "paint" the Kingdom Orange and ghost it is great. So when i went to WDW for the first time in Oct i actually was very disapointed..in the land of Halloween and only Mainstreet had a couple of Halloween decorations...
But i must say the MNSSHP is better than in Paris. Last year i went there and there was no trick or treat. And prepare for cold weather.
I see what you mean - we are allowed to wear costumes, but I don't see any trick or treating at either MNSSP or the Halloween Night event. We got some cute Halloween bags in at our shop here at WDW and I was going to buy one to take sith me. Looks like I will still buy one, it just won't go to Europe with me! That means more room in my suitcase for souvies!
if you LOVE Disney- you willlll SOOOOO love DLP! ! !
MY thought- after traveling there TWICE, this lifetime, DImaginEARS have EVOLVED with Walt's original ideas! The DLP park is far more ADVANCED than the other parks I have visited. You will enjoy ANY time in the park. TGV & RER make the trip VERY easy- please PLEASE leave EARLY to get there. the DAILY PARK OPENING is kool. The RIDES are VERY different. The food is USUAL $$ but good. The DownTown Disney is a PASS ! ! ! ! !
I rode 'SPACE MOUNTAIN' almost 15 time in ONE DAY- oftern back-to-back-to BACK, the park is VERY family friendly, so the Fansasy Land rides have loooonggggg lines LIKE the U.S. counterparted THRILL RIDES. THEY don't have DISNEY Franc- I asked and WAS DISAPPOINTED. ;-( PIN TRading is NOT big there.
IF I can help with your other ?'s- gimme a shout!
DLP was decorated awesome. It was hard however to get used to people swinging their cigarettes in the kids faces throughout the park. We also found that our kids didn't make the height restrictions for many of the rides that they can ride in America, so that was a shock. The park was definitely a much different experience than we had expected, some ups and some downs. Having been to DL, DLP, and DW, our family favorite is DW, though we actually favor Disneyland park to Magic Kingdom.