Martin's Videos

Disneyland Paris Martins Complete Tour – Part One: Main Street USA

by on Jun.01, 2024, under Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort Paris, Main Street, U.S.A.

Nearly 20 years ago I attempted a “full” video tour of Disneyland Paris. Now, over 2 years in the making, I’ve tried it again. The first thing I found was it wouldn’t fit into just one video! And so, I’ve split it into several episodes each looking at one land of Disneyland Parc, the studios, and also the wider resort, Disney Village, and a tour of each of the onsite hotels. Recorded in 4K over multiple visits between June 2019 and May 2024, and all set to the appropriate music, I wanted to show more than just attractions. Yes, I do look at the highlights of each ride and show, but I wanted more to show the design, architecture, details, the atmosphere, the ambiance and more of the parks and resort and also not make it just a one shot walk-around. I also wanted to look inside every shop and restaurant, at transport options, and to present the parks and resorts at their best as a guide to a potential first timer, a memory for those who have visited, and as a show of the fantastic, beautiful design of the original park and resort. A lot of footage was shot during Covid restrictions which offered a great look around almost empty parks.

Such is the current speed of renovations and additions in DLP, I’ve had to re edit and show some areas in their before and after state. I’ve also purposely included – in detail – the Village and Studios Park as they were in early 2024, right before their respective massive overhauls began as a reminder of how they used to be.

One challenge was to include all this detail I wanted to show, but also to keep the video moving and not dwell on anything too much and basically not become too boring. I hope you think I found that balance.

And so, here is part one – Main Street, USA. Explore Fantasia Gardens, the arrival process, Town Square, each shop, every corner, Walt’s and Plaza Gardens Restaurants, every quick serve option, the undercover arcades, the vehicles, take a ride on the fire engine, look around the railroad station, look at the design of each buildings architecture, and end inside the castle. Unlike later episodes there isn’t any real attention to a specific attraction since the whole area is an attraction in itself. I hope you enjoy this and the other episodes.

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Sonny Eclipse 4K by Martin

by on Apr.27, 2024, under Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland, Walt Disney World

Recorded and presented here in 4K, the full Sonny Eclipse show from Cosmic Rays in the Magic Kingdom. Shot from multiple angles with a stereo source / live ambiance audio track.

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The Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel – and more – by Martin

by on Apr.06, 2024, under Hong Kong Disneyland

Take a full tour of the HKDL hotel. Located on the coast, this 5 star resort is a stunning hotel in a stunning resort. Take a detailed look around our sea view balcony room, the restaurants, pools, the general hotel and its grounds. See how easy it is to walk or take the shuttle to the park and transport hub. Plus, take a tour of the public areas of the Explorers Lodge resort and Hollywood Hotel, and take a stroll around all 3 hotels after dark too.
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Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland by Martin

by on Mar.02, 2024, under Hong Kong Disneyland, Tomorrowland

Take a full tour of this small but thoroughly enjoyable land; shot in 4K take a look at the eateries, a spin on Orbitron, then take full rides – with full queue and preshow coverage – of Hyperspace Mountain, Iron Man Experience and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle! Finally take a walk around the land after sunset.

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Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars HKDL by Martin

by on Feb.03, 2024, under Grizzly Gulch, Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneylands Big Thundermountain and Expedition Everest all in one. Take a tour of the mining town of Grizzly Gulch with its many sight gags and see the coaster winding around, under and over the town. Take in the attraction queue then board your car for a full multi angle ride. After dark, see the town again and take another front row ride at night.

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Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland by Martin

by on Jan.06, 2024, under Hong Kong Disneyland, Mystic Point

My edit of what is considered one of Disneys best attractions. Great theme and setting, original story, great ride system, amazing visual effects and a gorgeous score. Explore Mystic Point and the Gardens of Wonder, see all the details of the queue, the preshow, and then board the ride. Edited from 14 4K ride throughs to capture all the details and with a source / clean live extended audio mix. After the ride, exit via the gift shop and take in the Explorers Restaurant too.

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Momentous at Hong Kong Disneyland by Martin

by on Dec.02, 2023, under Hong Kong Disneyland, Parades, Fireworks, and Shows

The first of several videos from an amazing resort. As the sun sets on Main Street, watch part of the preshow and then see the whole main night time spectacular, shot in 4K from several positions for full coverage with a source / live audio mix. Following the main show, see the start of the wonderfully executed post show too that runs from the castle to Town Square.

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Dream… and Shine Brighter DLP 2023 by Martin

by on Nov.04, 2023, under Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort Paris, Parades, Fireworks, and Shows

With the Paris 30th Anniversary coming to an end, I’ve revisited this wonderful parade – come – stage – show with more footage and a source quality score. Shot in 4K with now 15 camera angles to capture all the excitement relive this fan and guest favourite!

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril DLP by Martin

by on Oct.07, 2023, under Adventureland, Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort Paris

Go back to 1992 and see how the overcrowded park decided to handle the crowds with various versions of an Indiana Jones attraction. See how the ride was designed and built, and the changes made since opening and then take a full shot in 4K tour of the area, queue and ride itself.

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