Guests who have visited American Theme Parks will be surprised just how disorganised lines are at Disneyland Paris. Whilst American Parks have well organised lines the French equivalent is a highly disorganised affair. Tonight this even resulted in guests fighting on the bus!
Before we talk about the “fight of the century” a little about our day at Walt Disney Studios.
You might have read that Disney Studios is receiving a major investment over the next 5 years. 3 new lands covering Star Wars, Frozen & Marvel are being built. With this level of investment Walt Disney Studios will become a Major International Theme Park.
You might also have read reports that Walt Disney Studios is currently only a half day park and if time is tight it isn’t even worth visiting. Neither of these reports are true. There is plenty in the park to fill at least 1 day and there are several excellent unique attractions. It is also an opportunity to experience some former Disney World attractions including Catastrophe Canyon.
The Park however is a bit of a mismatch of themes and does look ugly. Nothing quite works to create the immersive experience other Disney Parks achieve. There is also a desperate need for increased maintenance of several attractions. The Flying Carpets looked particularly shabby.
Despite the above we had a great day and visited the Moteurs…..Action! Stunt Show Spectacular for the first time in many years. This is an attraction Hollywood Studios should have kept.
There is a lot already said about Ratatouille and it does not disappoint. The ride is the premier attraction in the resort and will be huge once it reaches Epcot.
Dinner was at the Yacht Club in Newport Bay and was outstanding. This was the first time we had visited this restaurant and it is probably the best dining experience I have had at Disneyland Paris.
Lines are a big problem at Disneyland Paris they are incredibly disorganised. No system seems to exist and mass crowding & pushing seems to be excepted. This crowding even involves characters where several hundred guests can try and push to get an autograph.
There is no organisation in lines to make sure first arrival gets served first. Instead “every man to himself” seems to be excepted culture, Accomplished pushers & shovers get rewarded whilst those guests who wait patiently lose out.
Tonight several hundred guests try to board a bus. The bus rather bizarrely has several doors and there is a race to get on board via the nearest door. The result was a fight broke out between several guests trying to board.
We should not have to witness guests fighting to get on a bus whilst on vacation. Or should we be expected to partake in a scrum to meet characters or to get food at a buffet.
Disneyland Paris this is something you have to sort out!
Have a look at how your American Parks manage lines and create similar systems. Tonight the fight was actually, as an onlooker, quite amusing. Thankfully nobody seemed hurt, However, my article yesterday pointed out the dangers of disorganised systems. Taking action to avoid these daily tussles is essential to keep up guest safety.
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