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Walt Disney Studios

Theme Park Guy Rating: 4444
Date Visited:
March 29, 2008
Website: www.disneylandparis.com
Location: View on map

Review

Walt Disney Studios is Disney's thrill ride park adjacent to its more family-orientated sister park. It's small and design-wise uninspired, but don’t ignore it for the following reasons: 

'Rock ’n' Roller Coaster' is the most thrilling Disney roller coaster ever. It accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in just a few seconds right at the beginning, followed by loops, corkscrews and drops in the dark. The smooth tracks make you feel like you are flying and your back won’t hurt like in other coasters of this kind. A must.

'Crush's Coaster', opened in 2007, is a brilliant spinning 'Finding Nemo'-themed roller coaster, unique to this Disney park. Unlike on a regular coaster, the turtle-shaped vehicles move freely on the coaster tracks, leaning into the curves and spinning at the same time. It’s hilarious and unique. Queue early, since there's no FastPass ticketing system for this one.

'Tower of Terror' is a great haunted hotel-themed drop tower with a fantastic storyline and atmosphere, surprise drops into the dark and good performances by the staff. It's identical to the one found at Disney’s California Adventure.

The 'Studio Tram Tour' drags for 30 minutes long and proves rather unspectacular apart from Catastrophe Canyon, which will make you really panic for a few seconds. 'Stitch Live!', a funny interactive movie, is designed for kids but exciting for adults as well, especially if they become part of the show.

Walt Disney Studios is small and simple-looking, but provides a solid Disney-quality experience that's too often missed by day visitors to Disneyland Paris.


Walt Disney Studios Paris Walt Disney Studios Paris

Walt Disney statue Walt Disney statue

Studio street, with the Tower of Terror in the background Studio street, with the Tower of Terror in the background

Crush's Coaster Crush's Coaster

One of the park's best attractions! Queue up early! One of the park's best attractions! Queue up early!

Crush's Coaster loading station Crush's Coaster loading station

Crush's coaster cars Crush's coaster cars

Another great ride: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Another great ride: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster pre-show starring Aerosmith Rock 'n' Roller Coaster pre-show starring Aerosmith

The coaster that rocks and rolls The coaster that rocks and rolls

The Hollywood Tower Hotel is an indoor drop tower The Hollywood Tower Hotel is an indoor drop tower

Fabulous interior design inside the Hollywood Tower of Terror Fabulous interior design inside the Hollywood Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror interior Tower of Terror interior

Lining up for the dropping elevator Lining up for the dropping elevator

Elevator entrance Elevator entrance

Tower of Terror employee Tower of Terror employee

Inside the Tower of Terror Inside the Tower of Terror

The elevator stops at different floors before dropping The elevator stops at different floors before dropping

Walt Disney Studios view from the top... Walt Disney Studios view from the top...

...followed by the drop ...followed by the drop

Cars-themed kiddie ride Cars-themed kiddie ride

Stich Live! attraction. It's not a ride, rather an interactive movie. Stich Live! attraction. It's not a ride, rather an interactive movie.

Walt Disney Studios turn romantic in the evenings Walt Disney Studios turn romantic in the evenings

Peter Pan looks a bit drugged, though! Peter Pan looks a bit drugged, though!