Stunning State of Disrepair at Disneyland Paris

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It saddens us today to present to you a photo profile of just some of the current disrepair at Disneyland Paris. As one of Disney’s most beautiful Parks, you would expect that it would be kept in tip top shape. Alas, this is not the case. And whilst some of the areas of the Park are getting some much needed cosmetic attention, others languish in a state of chipped paint, cracked paving and broken physical effects.

A number of animatronics inside Pirates of the Caribbean and It’s a Small World were not working during our recent visit, and Star Tours was in bad shape cosmetically, with tape placed over cracks and chips in the ride vehicle in an attempt to hide the disrepair.

Check out our photo gallery below:

Litter Disneyland Paris

The Park’s waterways were full of litter.

Litter Disneyland Paris

And whirlpools within the waterways only served to accumulate it.

Studio One Walt Disney Studios

The filthy exterior of Studio One. Note the blackened cornices.

Studio One Walt Disney Studios

Dead flower beds outside Studio One.

Disrepair at Disneyland Paris

I never knew moss could grow on a Moose.

Disrepair at Disneyland Paris

Neglected show scenes.

Disrepair at Disneyland Paris

Other show scenes falling apart.

Geyser Disneyland Paris

The horrendous state of the Geyser alongside Rivers of the Far West. The effect hasn’t worked for some time and has just been left to rot.

Geyser Disneyland Paris

Filthy.

Geyser Disneyland Paris

Moss and other weeds cover the show piece.

Disrepair at Disneyland Paris

Parts of the steel framework of the geyser visible along the River.

Geyser Disneyland Paris

The dinosaur skeleton languishes amongst filthy rockery, weeds and broken effects.

Walt Disney Studios Paris

Poorly maintained facades along Hollywood Boulevard at Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Studios Paris

More moss! Many of the facades in the Park were covered in it.

Walt Disney Studios Paris

Chipped paint on the Hollywood facades.

Walt Disney Studios Paris

We arrived on Friday, and the umbrella behind the bench, which was just lying there, was still there on the Tuesday. Note the absolutely filthy paving as well.

Art of Animation Building

The dirty exterior of the Art of Animation building.

Art of Animation Building

The Sorceror’s Hat, one of the mini-icons of the Park, was absolutely filthy.

Dumbo Disneyland Paris

As Dumbo undergoes refurbishment, the turning off of its waterfall reveals the paltry state of the brickwork behind it.

Fantasyland Disneyland Paris

Well kept gardens are betrayed again by filthy brickwork.

Toontown Disneyland Paris

Toontown at Walt Disney Studios, full of chipped paint and peeling stickers.

Toontown Disneyland Paris

Note the peeling sticker, filthy state of the booth and chipped paint on the railings.

Disrepair Disneyland Paris

Bits of construction materials just left lying around the Park. At least they were filling in some of the cracked paving.

Sorcerer's Hat Disneyland Paris

More dirt on the side of the Sorceror’s hat.

Disrepair at Disneyland Paris

Peeling sign, compelte with random pieces of sticky tape (also peeling).

Alice's Curious Labyrinth

The smoke puff effect for the Caterpillar in Alice’s Curious Labyrinth wasn’t working correctly, so consequently he just spat a little bit of liquid out and that was that.

Disrepair at Disneyland Paris

The maze was full of dirt and chipped paint.

Alice's Curious Labyrinth

More chipped paint. Consequently, this was the same set piece was photographed last time we went to Disneyland Paris (exactly a year ago) and the paint on the Guard’s nose was STILL missing.

We understand Disneyland Paris’ financial position, so consequently we don’t expect paint to be applied every time a chip appears. However, we were disgusted with the state of the Geyser is Frontierland, and the chipped paint, pealing signs and broken and filthy paving really took away from the Disney Magic in some areas.

Don’t get us wrong, we had a great time at Disneyland Paris. But it would have been infinitely better without this neglect. What do you think? Are we over-reacting, or do you agree? Let us know in the comments!

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Luke Dunsmore

Luke Dunsmore is a lover of Theme Parks, and is the editor of ThemeParkInvestigator.Com, a news, review and opinion site dedicated to the fascinating World of Theme Parks. He lives in Manchester, UK.

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