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5 fandom Friday: favorite themepark rides [Apr. 17th, 2015|04:58 pm]
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Everyone that knows me knows I avoid regular theme parks like the plague as they generally only have rides for very little kids, or rollercoasters with very little (if anything) in between. And I really don't feel like spending my dad babysitting backpacks (because in Belgian themeparks, you can't really take them on the ride with you). So I stick to going to Disneyland Paris, where I can go on the majority of rides :)

So all the rides from my top 5 are from there :)

Arriving at the Disneyland Paris parks' parking lot



1. Big Thunder Mountain
The rollercoaster I am actually ALLOWED to ride, because it's just speed and corners and that one little dive which is negligible.
Provided my heart isn't already acting up of course.

Big Thunder Mountain

2. Les Mystères du Nautilus
It's a walk through ride based on Jules Verne's 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea full of steampunks and with a Kraken!
I actually collect 20 000 League volumes, I don't really care what language or edition :) I have 4 different ones right now.
I also collect Around the world in 80 Days, but they don't have a ride about that :)

The kraken attacks!

Every time I go to Disneyland Paris I have my outfit shot taken in front of the Nautilus, sometimes much to the annoyance of my friends, who think I should find another spot for once haha.

Sam and I at Nautilus

I'll really miss the Nautilus next time I visit, as that entire area is under refurbishment at the moment, so I suppose I'll just go make a sad face in front of the fence. I bet bertvdw won't mind snapping that XD

3. Star Tours
Rex will never learn how to fly, but that's ok, I love the misadventures this little droid pilot gets his passengers into :)

sign

I'm actually looking forward to the opening of the Jedi Training Academy in Videopolis (as long as they keep their paws of all the steampunk in the Hyperion part of the restaurant!) because it means: Star Wars meet and greets! Sam and I already met Darth Vader once, but I wouldn't object to meeting him again.

4. Discovery Arcade
Another walk-through. I'm not a lame-ass, I just really like all the Victoriana and steampunk things!
And this is full of Victoriana science, weird steampunk style science and retrofuturistic city posters. It would be cooler if they were posters of European cities rather than American ones mind, but they still ROCK so much!

Hyperion shadow box

5. Adventure Isle.
No trip to Disneyland Paris is complete without strolling through Adventure Isle :)
Picture by my friend Jon :)

DLP April 2012 - Exploring Adventureland

It's really not that I don't enjoy ACTUAL rides, but most I like just aren't in my top 5, or have been kicked out because they are so dilapidated and in dire need of a refurbishment. I do go on other rides when I'm there :)
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