Thursday 7 July 2016

Disneyland Paris Land by Land - Adventureland

Having visiting Disneyland Paris a few times now, I thought it would be fun to share top tips and information on a blog, rather than the podcast, about this European Disney park and I am going to start with the attractions found in Adventureland. 
Adventureland is to the west on this map
Firstly, the theme is a mashup mixing the styling of Africa, Asia and the Carribean. You can find two attractions here: Indiana Jones et le Temple du Peril and Pirates of the Carribean. For me, two of these attractions are a must do, multiple times, on each trip. There are other things to do such as Adventure Isle and Le Passage Enchante d'Aladdin but more on them later.
Indiana Jones attraction
Indy is a mine cart style rollercoaster, it opened on 30th July 1993 and was the first Disney attraction with an inversion. Its top speed is 36mph and has fabulous replica props (from the film franchise) in the queue. 
With Skull Rock to the side, it has great theming
Pirates is a unique version; firstly because there is no Jack Sparrow and secondly that the scene order is differs to both American incarnations. It is two minutes longer than the Magic Kingdom version and a massive five minutes shorter than Disneyland Resort version. Uniquely, it has an on-ride photo taken.
The land is currently under refurbishment but this was how it formerly looked
Adventure Isle is home to Skull Rock (with an exciting pirate galleon and beach to explore) and la Cabane des Robinson. As of writing, these are currently under refurbishment and I will endeavour to update this blog, with pictures, once the work has been completed.

Finally, Le Passage Enchante d'Aladdin is a series of scenes retelling the story of Aladdin.
One of the scenes from the winding passages
Top tips
The queue for Pirates is quite dark so before going inside, take your sunglasses off and get used to the light level... I have the bruises to prove you need to do this!  Indy has Fastpass (yes they still have the paper system) and I recommend getting a pass for this ride. 

For further information on Disneyland Paris, I recommend listening to our podcast shows 113 and 102, which can be found in iTunes on on our website. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments.

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