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:
The Park’s waterways were full of litter.
And whirlpools within the waterways only served to accumulate it.
The filthy exterior of Studio One. Note the blackened cornices.
Dead flower beds outside Studio One.
I never knew moss could grow on a Moose.
Neglected show scenes.
Other show scenes falling apart.
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.
Moss and other weeds cover the show piece.
Parts of the steel framework of the geyser visible along the River.
The dinosaur skeleton languishes amongst filthy rockery, weeds and broken effects.
Poorly maintained facades along Hollywood Boulevard at Walt Disney Studios.
More moss! Many of the facades in the Park were covered in it.
Chipped paint on the Hollywood facades.
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.
The dirty exterior of the Art of Animation building.
The Sorceror’s Hat, one of the mini-icons of the Park, was absolutely filthy.
Well kept gardens are betrayed again by filthy brickwork.
Toontown at Walt Disney Studios, full of chipped paint and peeling stickers.
Note the peeling sticker, filthy state of the booth and chipped paint on the railings.
Bits of construction materials just left lying around the Park. At least they were filling in some of the cracked paving.
More dirt on the side of the Sorceror’s hat.
Peeling sign, compelte with random pieces of sticky tape (also peeling).
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.
The maze was full of dirt and chipped paint.
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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