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Paris Asterix


Mitchada04

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Paris! Because mini breaks are awesome!

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With ghostly looking lighting

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This is the church in Madeline. Although the outside doesn't look as spectacular as St Augustin or Notre Dame, it is much grander on the inside

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View to the Concorde

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St Augustin

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With a mini version of the tower roof inside the tower roof. ROOFCEPTION

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Arc De Triomphe 

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Was a long way to the top

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Worth it for the views though! And, like many things in Paris, free for 18-24 year olds! 

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Because Mickey is everywhere

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IT's just a gorgeous place to walk about

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Army museum 

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The Grand Palais plus crazy french junctions!

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2nd floor of the Tower

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Oh yay. The Euros are on. So planned that...

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Let's look this way instead then.

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Just love the structure of it!

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And the football, obviously.

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Bridge of padlocks.

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New addition!

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Louvre

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Another free attraction for 18-24s

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The shpinx. Yup, THE sphinx. He's the one

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Thought Milo might have been bigger.

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Woo Mona Lisa. This is the pure definition of overrated.

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The opposite painting was quite spectacular though

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Notre Dame

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And the hunchback!

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Iron Man is also everywhere

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The very odd Grand Arch

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This view was amazing though! Perfectly straight down to the Arc De Triomphe!

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Trying to be artsy at the Louis Vuitton Foundation!

Now no mini break would be complete without some cred hunting!

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Hello Asterix!

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This was really good fun!

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Wacky lift hill

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And dual load and offload! This is what these rides can be like. Not Storm Surge.

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Surprisingly this purple monster isn't the entrance to the ghost train but more the exit. The ride itself is good fun, some decent scare tactics but nothing to shout home about.

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This however was an excellent Mad House. The preshows were fun and the water one was fab. The mad house itself was like others, but cleverly used screens with the motion to make it feel like you were going sideways on a boat at points.

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It's Europe so there was of course a boat ride which was one of the better ones I've done

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Little Monorail type ride. This village bit you can see here has no rides. A few shops, a meet and greet but it was a lovely little walk through. As were two other sections of the park. It's a real shame Merlin and other parks want to cram rides in everywhere instead of having these little sections. It's nice to just wander about in a well themed area. Makes me sad Haunting in the Hollows isn't better. 

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Another example here.

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With an indoor bit that they used during one of the kids shows as part of the story.

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It's the little things that I love about European parks.

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Little things.

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Moving on. Goudrix. Not great, not bad.

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Looks filthy. Clean it up ta.

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Or scrap it.

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New for this year is another well themed Disko that can so easily be produced. 

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Throw in some pyro and water effects and boom.

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Nice themed entrance

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And you get yourself a relatively cheap but good investment! 

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There's also a huge Bobsleigh, a bumpy splash thing that just looked painful

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A log flume and a rapids which seem mediocre till cray cray tunnel

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This pure cred with a good themed queue

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This really ugly out of place flat

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And the two shout home about rides.

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Really hard to photograph as it's hidden, Zuess is a superb woodie. Proper old school with speed, rattle, harsh turns and ridiculous speed throughout.

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And then this. Oz'iris! In this photo you can see a little fountain show taking place which had some score from HTTYD playing alongside. 

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It really is a baby Montu, but better.

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It's stunningly beautiful

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The station building is amazing

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The first drop without the predrop is crazy in back row.

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The pacing is superb!

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Length brilliant! Forces on point

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Indoor queue gorgeous! There's so much more to it than this photo.

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The elements of the ride portrayed on this wall for you geeks (not the best photo ever)

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And this guy in the middles. Sums the ride up brilliantly. Well themed, but with a sense of humour and fun about it. 

 

Oz'iris, people said when it was being built could it beat Nemesis. Unsure, but it's possibly the closest thing I've ridden that could. I don't think I've quite loved a ride this much in a long time. Definitely my favourite new ride since Manta, and it could beat that. I will have to seriously rethink my top 10 later this year.

 

Parc Asterix overall is a well themed park with a sense of humour and fun about it. All the staff seemed lovely, efficient, and happy to help. On Oz'iris they were running around unbuckling seatbelts before the train had fully stopped so when the bars were released all belts were undone. I've never seen anything like it. There are a few areas of the park that need work, but that's the case with many parks. Recent investments show they're heading the right way and will no doubt sort out other areas in need. My only real niggle with the park, where's the ride merch??? Loads of Asterix stuff, but no seperate ride merch :( Park rating: 8.5/10

 

Oz'iris: 9.5/10

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Next trip: Belgerand Part2

 

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After vowing I'd never return because it was awful thanks to horrific operations on a crazy busy day, I think I might have to go back to Astrix. Probably worth it for Oz'Iris alone, stunning ride.

 

And I loved that ugly out of place tat! Can't beat a good Polyp.

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Paris looks a loverly a city to visit, definitely need to go there for a cultural trip at some point (not just for Disney). 

 

Asterix claims sanctuary towards the upper end of list to do. Summer 2017 hopefully as I've passed an idle Oziris too many times without riding. 

 

They  are also building a new coaster for 2017 but will see. 

 

I just love parks like this. How did Zeus compare to Wodan btw?

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OzIris is probably my favourite B&M invert that I have ridden. 

I felt quite immersed in the area but the ride experience was even more immersive.

Goudurix I found just to be a fun ride for a laugh, I felt the restraint actually gave the ride an interesting feel especially on that batwing inversion.

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I dislike spinning flat ride stuff so I will be biased against it.

 

Rumour? It's been confirmed hasn't it after we voted for? I mean, they've started demoing the area!

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Perfect for the park, a family thrill launch ride thing like Firechaser at Dollywood!

 

Wodan doesn't compare. One because they're very different types of woodie, two because Zuess is so much better :) 

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51 minutes ago, Matt Creek said:

Sounds like  Tonnere De Zeus has a lot to live upto then when I visit (possibly summer 2017), especially with the good reviews it's been getting. 

 

It will exceed those expectations, whatever they are.

 

I'll hold out 'till the new ride. If it's a firechaser-a-like I'll be well happy, that thing looks so much fun.

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