Vanja and I recently had a trip to Paris, and of course visited Disneyland Paris as it’s a part of our “routine” when we travel there. This time, our favorite attraction “Phantom Manor” had been given some upgrades and the first reopening since 1992. First of all, Vincent Price’s introduction in the opening area was back once again, with original excerpts as well as previously unused material from his 1990 recording. The French actor Bernarde Alane is doing the parts in French. They’ve also tied the story of the manor a lot more into the attraction itself, which in my opinion makes it even more “horror”. So, good work by the “renovators”, and two thumbs up from us!

 

Below is an older photo from our second visit, which was in October 2012. The facade remains the same.

Phantom Manor

 

 

I filmed a little bit of the hallway and the attraction, where the hallway had some very nice additions regarding the paintings on the wall. Photos wouldn’t really do them justice, so I decided to make some animated gifs from the videos I captured. Enjoy:

 

The painting in the hallway featuring the Phantom, showing both his previous human side and what he eventually becomes.

 

 

Another painting in the hallway, showing a duel in front of Phantom Manor.

 

 

The loading area, where you get into the “doom buggies”. A new addition to this area, is that the bride is now present on top of the stairs.

 

 

And of course, the upgraded animatronics of the Phantom in all his glory, from inside the attraction (the cemetery part)! His upgraded version has more fluid movements and overall looks much better.

 

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I finally made a photo book dedicated to Disneyland Paris, since we visit the place every time we’re in Paris. Some of the photos are from our first trip, which was from 4th June – 14th June 2012 (in time for their 20th anniversary) up until our latest trip, which was from 02 October – 10th October this year (in time for their 25th anniversary and Halloween season).

It was hard as hell to choose just a few photos from my collection (I’ve taken hundreds of photos of the place), but after a lot of picking a choosing I was finally able to put it together and finish it.

Printed by Japan Photo.

Take a look:

Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book
Disneyland Paris Photo Book

Here’s some more photos from our last trip to Paris. As usual, we visited Disneyland Paris, and this time they had some new decorations for the Halloween season:

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

Frontierland after dark

View gallery at my SmugMug: https://tomte.smugmug.com/Travel/Fronterland-after-dark-Disneyland-Paris-October-2017/