Finishing Up Our Virtual Trip to Walt Disney Studios Paris – To Infinity and Beyond!

It’s been a few weeks since we were last at Walt Disney Studios Paris. We left off with the Tower of Terror on that Virtual Trip. It’s time to finish our time at the Walt Disney Studios Paris.

This video is the perfect way to start this trip. We’ll be heading to Toy Story Playland first. The video not only walks us through the land, but has some fun tid bits of advice. So, you’re planning on heading to Paris to see this land, I also love that , Buzz talks to you as you enter the land!

The very first attraction you come to in Toy Story Playland is the Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop. I love seeing attractions that are unique to a theme park. You will not find this one at any of the North America Disney theme parks. It’s a pretty simple attraction. You rise and drop 4 times while pretending to be one of the toy soldiers from the Toy Story movies. Most of the queue line is pretty basic. However, I had to laugh at the animation that was used to give you instructions. The animation is soooooo old school!

After parachuting with the toy soldiers, it’s time to chase our tail with the Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin. Another unique attraction! For my money, this attraction looks better than it is. If I were in the park, I’d probably get some pics, but wouldn’t ride. It’s the kind of attraction that you don’t want to see a long line to ride. Short line would be okay.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a good video that covers both the off ride and on ride experience for the RC Racers, our final attraction in Toy Story Playland. So, this first video shows the atmosphere vibe and what the racer looks like when you’re not on it.

Here is the view from on the RC Racer itself. It’s kind of like a different take on the swing kind of ride. The only thing I find missing in Toy Story Playland is Toy Story Midway Mania. Don’t you think this would make this land soooooo much better? I like Toy Story Playland overall. It looks like there are lots of great photo ops waiting for you. However, I’m not that impressed with the rides themselves. Oh well, On to the Toon Studio land.

Up first is Ratatouille Tour – L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy. This attraction looks like it’s so much fun! The theming of this attraction looks like it’s the best of the entire theme park! I do like that the video tells you a little about the ride and what you miss by experiencing it virtually.

Cars Quatre Roues Rallye is a really interesting ride. There are elements of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree from Disney California Adventure to it. This area of Walt Disney Studios Paris is kind of like a mash-up of Cars Land.

Crush’s Coaster is yet another attraction where I couldn’t find a video that captured the entire experience. So, we’re starting off with a video of the non-ride portion. I think they should have dubbed Toon Studio, Pixarland. What do you think?

Here’s the actual roller coaster. As you can see, dark coasters are not the best for a virtual trip.

I LOVE the Art of Disney Animation building at Walt Disney Studios Paris! At DCA, they’ve got the room with larger than life animation. Here, they’ve got lots of great animation in various stages of completion. If I visited in real life, I think I’d be snapping tons of photos. Lots of awesomeness in this building!

Inside The Art of Disney Animation, you’ll see this film entitled the Short Story of Animation. Of all the clip shows I’ve seen, I’m pretty impressed with this one. Partially because I’ve not seen such a wide representation of Disney Animation films in one show as this one has. Also, I kind of like how many of the familiar songs will start with the correct movie and then throw in other clips from different movies during the same song. So, for example, you’ll hear “Beauty and the Beast” starting with the scene where Belle and the Beast enter the ball room and see clips from other movies, like The Little Mermaid during the song.

Closing out our time at Walt Disney Studios Paris, we’ll check out Animagique. This is an interesting show. For me, it’s not quite up to Disney theme park quality. It’s an interesting concept for a show. However, I’m not entirely sold on how the show fits together. It’s another Donald v. Mickey kind of setting. Donald goes off on his own adventure. Kind of like Mickey’s Philharmagic at the Magic Kingdom. Only, Mickey’s Philharmagic pieces together the music much better. This isn’t a film. They use live actors and some puppetry.

With that, we’ve officially covered all of the Disneyland Resort Paris Theme Parks! I hope you’ve enjoyed this first overseas adventure. Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

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