|Turnstiles Under Hotel|
|Main Street from Walts|
Especially since its a island. Turning left, we pass the riverboat landing (Mark Twain and Molly Brown) to reach Phantom Manor.
The Manor itself looks suitably spooky, to convey the story in all languages. Speaking of which, most attractions are in English or English/French. Cast members speak good to excellent English too. Menus are in both languages. Try to speak French by all means, but it isn't needed in the parks or the resorts.
|Big Thunder Mountain Island|
The layout is almost the same as Orlando with some additions and omissions, for example the flooded town is a high speed, elevated waterside track section with a dip "into" the river complete with splash effects. The third lift has many earthquake effects still intact including side tunnels with dynamite explosions, shaking lights, and plenty of smoke. After the crest and the familiar dive to the left, the track then goes back underwater but this time keeps getting faster and steeper, passing through the bat caves until it literally shoots up out of the ground on the mainland again.
Like the rest of the park, a ride after dark is a different experience with dramatic show lighting and flame effects.
Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the park highlights. Take Anaheim, add a proper storyline, Orlandos line, and drop an old school E ride budget on it.
Housed inside a war battered fort with the largest show building in the park outside the berm, this has to the best version of the ride. The queue goes on and on, very much like Orlando but with more theming. A single channel load and unload village under palm trees and a night sky is at the end.
|Pirates of the Caribbean|
Next time.... Fantasyland and Discoveryland.