It's really is a small World after all

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    As many of you know, my family and I were blessed to have the opportunity to travel to Europe for a vacation. Our first stop was Disneyland Park in Paris. The skies were overcast for both days we were on-site (the only two days in 15 days of our vacation), so I sought some help from PS to add a color to the sky. If you look close enough, you will see that I'm not an expert with PS.

    I'll focus on posting some of the pics from the trip over the next month, especially those that offer something different than either Disneyland CA or WDW. In trying to decide what was the first photo to post, I decided on "It's a Small World". It seemed appropriate after being a much different area of the world, yet it seemed familiar in many ways.

    As you can see from the photo, the entrance has this unique "statue/fountain" in front of the ride. The building is similar in style to Disneyland CA. As you would expect, it is a boat ride that brings around the world. For the most part, t is similar to CA and FL. One major difference is the United States Section is much more pronounced, which was true throughout the parks. I'll post a couple of pictures in the future with details from the inside. The colors were also very vibrant.

    My overall reaction to DLP was mixed. It has some really unique elements, theming and implementations of rides. Big Thunder Mountain, Phantom Manor, Hollywood Tower and "Discoveryland" are a few examples that I'll share later. On the downside, the park was not maintained as well as Florida or CA. They offer Magic Hours for DLP Hotel Guest each morning from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., but it is only in the MK side of the park and 75% of the park is closed. Hmmm....not very magical. It's tough to match all that WDW offers for sure.

    I'm thankful we were able to visit DLP. If you are in that part of the world, check it out. My daughter and I hope to hit Disney Tokyo in the future. Thanks for reading and looking and let me know if you have any questions.

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    1. Adam Hansen 47 months ago | reply

      Great shot. The theming for the ride is great, almost would make me want to ride it :)

      Nice job on the processing too - if you didn't mention anything I would not have known you changed the sky color. Looking forward to seeing more.

    2. figmentfan84 47 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! I went to DLP for one day back in 2000 (the Studios was still under construction) and would dearly love to go back sometime. I agree with you on the uniqueness of the attractions as well as the maintenance issues. I also was not a big fan of the food choices, but their castle can't be beat!

    3. Photogineer (Doug) 47 months ago | reply

      Grande recherche shot. Vous avez fait un excellent travail sur Photoshop. J'aime la façon dont le ciel a l'air.

      (provided by Google Translate I am not that good)

      Figured I would keep you in the moment of French. Did not notice a thing on the sky. Great work from my standpoint.

    4. Samantha Decker 47 months ago | reply

      Wow the sky looks great! I had no idea you Photoshopped it! Can't wait to see some pictures from this trip!

    5. huffmans 47 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I love all the beautiful colors!

    6. Doug Maffett 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Disney Postcard - Should be, Could be!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. Kiki FL 47 months ago | reply

      Officially exceedingly jealous! This is really, really gorgeous.

    8. DugJax 47 months ago | reply

      Perfect shot to start out photos from DLP! Stunning capture, Larry!

    9. Matt Pasant 47 months ago | reply

      jaw droppingly awesome. What a show building.

    10. Bella440 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called EL MARAVILLOSO MUNDO DISNEY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. gbrummett 47 months ago | reply

      You really should be the Disney photographer

      Another stunning image!

    12. SpreadTheMagic 47 months ago | reply

      Nice. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

    13. Jeff_B. 47 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot, such beautiful colours! I have never been to be DLP so I am really looking forward to this virtual visit through your photos!

    14. rafallano 47 months ago | reply

      Impressive shot

      Well done, I love it.

      Congratulations for the explore... fantastic job

      La receta del gazpacho de cerezas

    15. AllerJ 47 months ago | reply

      Congrats on explore! Awesome shot! So proud and jealous you got to go over there.

    16. Don Sullivan 47 months ago | reply

      Brilliant shot!! I'm so looking forward to the memories from your shots. It's been way too long since I've been back there.

    17. Express Monorail 47 months ago | reply

      Looks pretty good to me!

    18. Bella440 47 months ago | reply

      Cuando yo estuve en el parque Disneyland Resort París, en el mes de Septiembre de 2009, una de las atracciones que visité fue esta, "El pequeño mundo", me gustó mucho, y además ves todos los paises que hay en el mundo.

    19. Alyssa Lauren 46 months ago | reply

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    20. Peter E. Lee 46 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! The colors are great and I like the symmetrical composition. I think we definitely need to visit DLRP some day.

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