Heading to the Wild West Disneyland Paris Style!

Welcome back to Disneyland Paris! After getting a good overview of the park and a look at everything we can do on Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland Paris, it’s time to venture off into the park and start experiencing all it has to offer. Up first? Let’s head off to Frontierland. The video above does a pretty good job at taking us around to help us get our bearings.

We’re going to start off things with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. I don’t know about you. However, after watching this video, it looks like the Disneyland Paris version looks like it might be a more thrilling roller coaster than the same ride in the two North America theme parks. What do you think?

Next up is a tamer attraction. We’ll ride on the rivers on the River Rogue Keelboats. As I looked over videos for this attraction, it’s clear that we’re not in the United States anymore. The narration for this attraction is completely in French. It’s attractions like this one that make Disneyland Paris look like a pretty large park where everything it pretty spread out. I’m loving Frontierland and how spacious it feels!

After a couple of rides, we’ll briefly visit the Pocahontas Indian Village. This looks like a great place for the kiddos to play. The video above is the only one I’ve found. So, even though it’s a brief visit, it’s all I’ve found.

As we continue around Frontierland, the next thing we come to is the Chaparral Theater. From what I’ve found, it looks like there is currently no show in this theater. However, it’s been used for a variety of shows in the past. The Tarzan Encounter lasted from 2000 – 2008. I’m not sure how it fits with the Frontierland theme. However, the theater isn’t too far from Adventureland. So, I guess it worked. It looks like there might be a Frozen show taking residence in the theater some time this summer.

Goofy’s Summer Camp was the most recent show at the Chaparral Theater. It only lasted one year (2009). However, it fits the Frontierland themeing a little better. By the way, how do you guys like the split English/French languages?

Mickey’s Winter Wonderland has been playing at the Chaparral Theater since 1998 and continues to play there. However, it’s part of the Christmas celebration at Disneyland Paris. So, if you’re going for the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon, you probably won’t catch this show.

Legends of the Wild West is a walk through attraction. How cool is it that they have an actual fort that you can explore at the entrance of Frontierland?

So, after exploring the fort, it’s time to head over to the Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing to get on the Molly Brown. The narration is hard to hear. However, I do love riding around the river and seeing this beautiful version of Frontierland!

We’re going to finish our visit of Frontierland with a trip to the Phantom Manor. This is the Disneyland Paris version of the Haunted Mansion. Their version is very different from what we’ve seen in the States. I love the differences!

Since I know there are some Haunted Mansion fans out there who read this blog, I wanted to include this video from Fresh Baked Disney (one of the You Tube channels I love!). In this video, the main guy at Fresh Baked Disney gives his commentary on this attraction. When I saw this, I knew that I had to include it. After all, this guy points out so many items of interest. He also has the same impression of Disneyland Paris…it has so much space!

That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed exploring Frontierland at Disneyland Paris. Next week, we’ll be checking out Adventureland. I’m really excited about this. Disneyland Paris has an old school version of Pirates of the Caribbean that I can’t wait to see! Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

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4 comments on “Heading to the Wild West Disneyland Paris Style!
  1. its amazing how much space they have and how different everything looks. Yet it also looks similar

    • gloucks7 says:

      My feelings exactly! So much space! One thing Disney does well is making everything familiar enough to realize you are in a Disney theme park, but different enough that you have to experience them all!

  2. marywdw says:

    Pirates of the Caribbean is great in Paris! The ride is much longer than the one in WDW. Unfortunately, we had a screaming child on the ride because the parents dragged him on when he was clearly scared, but other than that it was an awesome ride.

    • gloucks7 says:

      I do like the version at Paris better than WDW. However, I still think Disneyland California has the best version. That said, all three have their strengths.

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