Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris



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Video: Disneyland Paris



Once a day, there’s a star-studded parade down Main Street in Disneyland Paris. The celebrities include Mickey Mouse, his girlfriend Minnie, and other Disney characters.

Every float is based on a film, like this underwater one with Crush the Turtle, from Finding Dory. Rapunzel and her prince drive past the onlookers, followed by Elsa and Anna from Frozen.

Sometimes, visitors get to meet the characters on the park grounds.

Visitor One: “Always loved Disney. I absolutely love it, and lucky enough to have a daughter who feels the same. And nieces.”

Visitor Two: “To me, it’s special. It’s fun. It’s a place to feel like a kid again and I bring my daughter here and she loves it. And I’ve been coming to the different Disney parks since I was a kid.

And it’s just a lot of fun.”

Visitor Three: “They’re collecting everything from Disney, and we like the fact that you can be like a child, when you’re adults actually, but this is the only place where you can be, like a child.”

Disneyland Paris is divided into five thematic sections.

Discovery Land, for instance, features star tours. Once they’ve checked in, visitors enter a spaceship terminal and greeted by Star Wars characters like R2D2. It’s the beginning to voyage to a distant galaxy.

Easier on the nerves is a ride in the teacups from Alice in Wonderland.
Speed demons will prefer the big Thunder Mountain roller coaster in Frontier Land: the train races through what looks like an old mine.

Disneyland Paris is a huge hit, attracting more than fourteen-million visitors a year, from all over the world.

Visitor Four: “It’s watching the faces of the young ones, most of all. They always get so excited and they see everything as very magical.”

Visitor Five: “It represents childhood, love of family — basically a carefree place where you can forget your problems.”

Visitor Six: “It’s nice. It’s a real change. You get to see Disney films in real life. Very, very pretty.”

When the sun goes down, the show begins with the spectacular fireworks Disney is so famous for, as Cinderella’s Castle turns into the backdrop for the characters from the Lion King.


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1. Disneyland only has rides. True or false?

2. Do the floats in the parade represent football teams?

3. Disneyland is only for children. Only children enjoy Disneyland. Is this right or wrong?

4. Are there different theme park sections? What are some examples? What happens there?

5. Is Disneyland very popular? Do only French people visit the park?

6. How do visitors feel about Disneyland?

7. At night Disneyland closes and people go home and sleep. Is this correct or incorrect?


A. I have visited Disneyland. Yes or no? Have your friends been to Disneyland?

B. Are there amusement parks or theme parks in your city or country? Have you visited them?

C. They should build a Disneyland in my city. What do you think?

D. What theme parks or amusement parks would you like to visit? I would like to visit . . . . . .

E. What will happen in the future? In the future . . . . .

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