My partner took me to Disneyland for my 25th birthday- a Disney fanatic to the core my main mission was to meet and greet with my favourite characters! Upon entering we immediately saw Minnie and Pluto out in Toon Studios, so autograph book and camera in hand, we only queued around 10 to meet both of them. Over two days spent just in this park, we went on to meet Mary Poppins and Bert, Snow White, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Ratatouille, Aladdin, Jasmine, Mulan, Cruella DeVil and the main man Mickey! The majority of characters are out in the Courtyard and don't have a queuing system like at Toon Studios. People just crowd round and most of the time the character can see who has been waiting and calls them forward. Obviously some pushy French parents and equally rude children try to push in but just make sure they are told to wait their turn.
Aside from the meet and greets, this park also had all the shows. I didn't really rate the "Cinemagic" show, but my boyfriend really enjoyed it. I didn't find it "Disney" at all and it was quite long. I much preferred "Animagique", really good and much more Disneyfied! The Disney Junior Live show was funny as me and my boyfriend were sat amongst the 4 year olds clapping along, even though its aimed at pre-schoolers I still enjoyed it- the bubbles and streamers effects were great! We agreed our favourite show was Stitch Live! Interactive, really funny, and so clever!! To my surprise I really enjoyed the car stunt show too, a must for Lightning McQueen fans!
This was also the place for the best thrill rides!! Aerosmith's Rock N Rollercoaster was definitely our favourite, but I did lose my hat on it! Tower of Terror and Crush's Coaster also are must do's!! Toy Story Playland was where we found the longest queues in our visits to both parks. A good 40 minute wait for the parachutes and 30 minutes for Slinky (which wasn't worth the wait for adults.) RC Racer was for the bigger kids, and like with the majority of rides in the Studios, we practically walked straight onto it with hardly any queue at all.
The Tram Tour was brilliant, although a lengthy wait, it was well worth it. The special effects were amazing and you really felt part of the action!! My only disappointment in the park was the Armageddon attraction. Long, boring, in French with no English spoken, a few blasts of smoke and fire basically!
The only parade in this park was the Stars and Cars parade, quite short but don't miss it! Nowhere near as busy as the parades in Disneyland Park and you can really get up close for a wave or high five!!
Absolutely loved it- no major queues, great shows, plenty of characters, brilliant rides!
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