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Old 07-19-2011, 09:55 AM   #31
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Love Walts - A deserved win IMO.
Surprised Toad Hall didnt score higher! I think its my favourite in the whole park, maybe even a little more then Walts

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Old 08-29-2011, 10:21 AM   #32
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Bet you thought the MTV Awards were the big thing this weekend? Wrong - it's the continuation of the 2010 DIS Forum Disneyland Paris Awards Results and it's a big one - Best Thrill Ride.

WINNER
Tower of Terror (41%)



2nd Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (19%)
3rd= Crush’s Coaster (14%)
3rd= Space Mountain 2 (14%)
5th Big Thunder Mountain (9%)
6th Casey Jr – Le Petit Train du Cirque (5%)

If you know me from here or you listen to the DLP Newscast podcast, you will know I am a thrill avoider, so as far removed from an expert as there can be in this category. In fact that 6th place for Casey Jr is from my vote as that’s as much of a thrill ride as I dare to go on! Visually Tower of Terror is spectacular, especially at night, but I’ll have to take the majority’s word on it being the best to ride. I wonder if the original Space Mountain were still in the park whether it would have garnered more votes?
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:14 PM   #33
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Indiana Jones is really that far off or people's radar? it may be time for an (overdue) replacement.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:32 AM   #34
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Indiana Jones is really that far off or people's radar? it may be time for an (overdue) replacement.
I wonder if some people even know it exists? Not that we went on it, but we didn't see it until our 2nd trip to the park.

Best Non Thrill Ride

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Pirates of the Caribbean (56%)



2nd It’s A Small World (16%)
3rd Buzz Lightyear Lazer Blast (12%)
4th Peter Pan’s Flight (8%)
5th= Autopia (4%)
5th= Le Carrousel de Lancelot (4%)

I’d be utterly shocked if Pirates of the Caribbean didn’t win this category to be honest. One of the oldest and most loved attractions in Disney parks history, and the Paris version is the best of the lot, and the one whose story most inspired the smash hit film series. I love everything about this glorious ride, from the music and visuals, to the heat and smell – it’s the ultimate Disneyland experience for me, and absolutely deserving of 1st place.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:54 AM   #35
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Just catching up with this thread ..... I'd have been surprised if POTC hadn't won too. I love it as much from outside too - when you walk up through Adventureland and see it in the distance, looking just like a fort should look.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:20 PM   #36
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Suprised Small World didn't win, but suppose we can see the global appeal of POTC!

Going back through the awards, have to admit we're not too fussed about Tower of Terror (don't like uppy/downy rides!) but we'll have to give it a go this time!

Also keep on hearing fantatstic things about Walt's! so think we'll have to be giving that a visit this time as well!!

Lastly, Casey's corner gets a big as we love watching the world pass by with a CRACKING hot dog!!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:18 AM   #37
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If Lucas, my little boy, had any say in it then IASW would win this category hands down! I love IASW, but next to Pirates of the Caribbean it's a distant second I'm afraid.

See, now you've mentioned Hot Fogs I'm hungry!

Just getting the results together for the 'Best Non Ride' attraction.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:13 PM   #38
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Best Non Ride Attraction

Best Non Ride Attraction

WINNER
Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (35%)



2nd CinéMagique (22%)
3rd Animagique (9%)
4th= Adventure Isle (4%)
4th= Main Street USA (4%)
4th= Art of Disney Animation (4%)
4th= Minnies Party Train (4%)
4th= Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin (4%)
4th= La Tanière du Dragon (4%)

It’s hard to disagree with Sleeping Beauty’s Castle winning this category, but there are some great nominations making up the other places. Aladdin’s Enchanted Passage is a hidden gem near the entrance to Adventureland and has always been a last day tradition for us, along with the Disneyland Railroad, or Choo Choo Train as my co-shot Joseph from the DLP Newscast has recently christened it!

I also love The Dragon’s Lair and it was on this website that I found out about it as I was searching for information ahead of our first visit to Disneyland Paris back in July 2002.

I took the photo of the Castle above in September last year, which gives you an idea of how glorious the weather can be in autumn in Disneyland Paris.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:58 PM   #39
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had to be POTC for top of the non-thrill rides . Its about the only thing in the park I'm gutted about if its closed for refurb on our visits (as it was in March - really looking forward to multiple POTC rides in November to make up for it).
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:33 PM   #40
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Best Queuing Area

Oh no, I can't imagine Pirates of the Caribbean being closed - you'll need double the amount of rides to make up for it in November!

Best Queuing Area

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WINNER
Pirates of the Caribbean (43%)



2010 DIS Forum Disneyland Paris Awards Results: Best Queuing Area
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Pirates of the Caribbean (43%)


Disneyland Paris Pirates of the Caribbean Queuing Area
2nd Tower of Terror (30%)
3rd Crush’s Coaster (9%)
4th= Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril (4%)
4th= Star Tours (4%)
4th= RC Racer (4%)
4th= Rock n Roller Coaster (4%)

You’ll never hear me argue against a victory for Pirates of the Caribbean and its queuing area is second to none. It triggers all the senses with the dimmed lighting, moist warm smells and hot exotic temperatures. Your sense of touch is inevitably tested as you fumble your way round dark corners, whilst looking into rooms with skeletons and remains of a ship wreckage. When you enter the main area there are lush palm trees and the sight of the boats themselves. Of course this is all topped off with the Pirates of the Caribbean music playing in the background which is the delicious icing on the treasure plundering cake! Yes, I like Pirates of the Caribbean an awful lot, and I’m guessing that you do too.

Of those that fell short of first place, I’ve never seen the queuing area for Indiana Jones or RC Racer. The former becayse it’s a thrill ride, as I discussed earlier today, and the latter because we never got further than Cars Quatre Roues Rallye in that part of Walt Disney Studios with the 9 times my little boy wanted to ride it when we were in Disneyland Paris last year.

Star Tours would come in second for me, but I am surprised that Buzz Lightyear Lazer Blast never even got one vote. I’ve always considered that particular queuing area to be one of the more attractive and engaging in the resort, hidden Mickeys and all.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:13 AM   #41
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Another justified win. Surprised ToT didnt give it more of a run for its money though!
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:51 PM   #42
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Best Shop

We're getting down to the last few now!

Best Shop

WINNER
Emporium, Main ST USA (28.6%)



2nd= La Boutique du Château, Fantasyland (19%)
3rd= The Disney Store, Disney Village (9.5%)
3rd= The Art of Disney, Disney Village (9.5%)
3rd= Harrington’s Fine China & Porcelains, Main ST USA (9.5%)
3rd= The Disney Animation Gallery, Toon Studio (9.5%)
7th= La Confiserie des Trois Fées, Fantasyland (4.8%)
7th= La Chaumière des Sept Nains, Fantasyland (4.8%)
7th= Le Coffre du Capitaine, Adventureland (4.8%)

It just goes to show that as much as I hate that Starbucks took over what used to be the Buffalo Trading Co. in Disney Village, the masses seem to prefer big shops that sell the same stuff as everywhere else and have no theming. I think the World of Disney Store that is opening in July 2012 (so the latest reports suggest) in Disney Village will offer more to the desires of the average visitor than I gave it credit for.

I actually think it’s quite sad that the shops like Le Girafe Curieuse in Adventureland and Tobias Norton & Sons in Frontierland didn’t get a mention and it’s unfortunately a sign of the supermarket society we have become. While these shops may not sell anything particularly unique any more, now that the generic merchandising is park wide, they at least have been themed with some imagination and detail.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:30 AM   #43
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Will the 2010 awards run into 2012

Joking aside I like the awards and I enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work.

I'm surprised by the winner in this category. It's a pretty shop but for me it doesn't offer anything unique.

I much prefer the shop in the castle and the The Art of Disney store in the village.
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I was surprised the Frontierland shop didn't score - especially as I thoiught I had voted for it! I think it is beautifully organised and logically laid out unlike some which are a bit chaotic and it has quite a bit of merchandise not found anywhere else. The boutique cast members are also always very helpful and friendly and always say bonjour or bonsoir and smile as you pass by. I like their costume too.

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:03 PM   #45
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Best Character Interaction

We may just finish before Christmas!

Best Character Interaction

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Stitch (29.2%)



2nd= Mickey Mouse (16.7%)
2nd= Chip & Dale (16.7%)
4th Minnie Mouse (8.3%)
5th= Captain Hook (4.2%)
5th= Jack Skellington (4.2%)
5th= Daisy Duck (4.2%)
5th= Mr & Mrs Incredible (4.2%)
5th= Pluto (4.2%)
5th= Angel (4.2%)
5th= Tigger (4.2%)

I’ve never been one for going out of my way to meet characters but always enjoy chance meetings that happen as I walk through the park. The photo above was taken in September 2010 and as gentle as Stitch was, my son Lucas still wasn’t keen. I guess to a 2 year old a big blue furry creature is a bit daunting.

I’ll be interested to see how Duffy rates in polls in years to come. While he doesn’t appear to be the most animated of characters, the cuteness factor may see him getting lots of votes.
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