Disneyland Paris Construction Update – March 12th/13th

We talked about the year of construction at Disneyland Paris and it was time to discover it for ourselves. How far are they with the improvements to the existing rides? The biggest construction project, of course, is going on in Frontierland, and we got a large picture update of the Big Thunder Mountain refurbishment and more! Continue reading Disneyland Paris Construction Update – March 12th/13th

Standing Still: 10 Years of Disneyland Paris – Part 3

This year is ‘construction year’ at the Disney resort in Paris. It’s in full preparation for its 25th celebration and because of that, more than seven rides are closed at the moment. Over the last ten years, it was rare to see any construction at all at the Disneyland Park, even though The Walt Disney Studios have been growing. What can we expect this year and what should they aim for in the future? Read all about it in our third, and final, part! Continue reading Standing Still: 10 Years of Disneyland Paris – Part 3

Standing Still: 10 Years of Disneyland Paris – Part 2

Disneyland Paris is still the number one theme park destination in Europe at the moment, but will they remain on top? Competitors are increasing their value and profits, while Disney is struggling. In Part 1 we discussed the resort’s evolution from 2006 to 2011. Now let’s continue right up to 2015, and find out more about the red years of the Disneyland Paris. Continue reading Standing Still: 10 Years of Disneyland Paris – Part 2

Standing Still: 10 Years of Disneyland Paris – Part 1

Tom Wolber said so himself during the shareholders meeting in February 2016: “Competition within the theme park industry within Europe is increasing.” Disneyland Paris faces many challenges: remaining the European leader, increasing customer satisfaction, and growing while reaching profits. How did they do this in the last ten years, and what did they do to reach the results seen today?  Continue reading Standing Still: 10 Years of Disneyland Paris – Part 1

Ride Review: The Smiler – Alton Towers

Alton Towers’ newest coaster, The Smiler, smashed the world record for inversions on a coaster when it opened in 2013. Sadly, it is perhaps best known today for the terrible incident in June of last year when two trains collided on the track, resulting in multiple severe injuries to riders on the front row. But, with it being scheduled to reopen next month with the park, it’s a good time to find out whether the coaster itself lives up to the hype…

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