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Disneyland Paris – Martins complete tour part two – Frontierland

by on Jul.06, 2024, under Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort Paris, Frontierland, Uncategorized

Continuing my tour of the Parisian resort, part two takes us to Frontierland. As before my plan was to show the design and architecture of the park as well as highlights of attractions, and to look inside every shop and restaurant. And so, take a stroll through the land from both the main hub entrance and the bypass tunnel. Pop inside the Lucky Nugget and Silver Spur, the Last Chance cafe, see highlights of Phantom Manor, the Molly Brown and Big Thundermountain, the playground, Rhythms of the Pride Lands, and also shop in the Mercantile, look around Casa de Coco and Cowboy Cookout, take a peek at the Rustler Rounup Shootin’ Gallery (Paris still has one!) and finally take a circle tour of the park from the Frontierland Railroad Station.

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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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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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Phantom Manor – Martins 2022 Ultimate Tribute

by on Oct.29, 2022, under Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort Paris, Frontierland

Phantom Manor – Martins 2022 Ultimate Tribute from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

3 years ago I did a Phantom Manor ride edit. Taking the basis of this, I decided to see if I could improve it. 31 rides later and I have a whole new shot-in-4K edit.

Start with a look at the history of the attraction and it’s storyline, then take a close look at every major change made in the 2018 rebuild. Following this is a detailed visit to the attraction, starting outside in the garden and through the whole Manor and out and around Boot Hill Cemetery. I tried to cover every detail inside and outside including closeups of things often missed. Picture quality is much better than my previous edit, and I tried with each shot to present things as guests see them on the ride – not too dark and not too bright. Audio is a brand new, better quality mix with more source than before too. Finish off with a walk around the manor and the cemetery at night. At an hour long I hope you think this is one of the most comprehensive looks at the attraction to date.


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Disneyland Paris 30th Anniversary with Dream… and Shine Brighter by Martin

by on Aug.06, 2022, under Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort Paris, Main Street, U.S.A., Parades, Fireworks, and Shows

To celebrate 30 years of Disneyland Paris, the park runs 4 times a day (heat allowing) this parade / stage show anniversary extravaganza. It features dozens of performers, a parade up Main Street, 4 main stages plus the hub, amazingly energetic dancing and stunning choreography, and a pumping music track that squeezes so many songs into one show. 

Start by looking at the anniversary park decor and the Gardens of Wonder in front of the castle, then take your place for the impressively lavish parade / show. Shot in 4K from 10 different angles I covered as much of the action as possible including all 4 stages. Audio is a very good quality clean live mix from 6 sources to ensure I got each stage audio track when appropriate plus the parade and underliner. I hope you enjoy this great ambitious piece of entertainment.

Next take a peek at the castle fountain show, then as the sun sets take your spot for D-Light, the 30th drone, fountain and projection show that precedes IllumiNations, again shot multi angle with a carefully mixed audio track to eliminate as much crowd noise as possible. 

Happy 30th Disneyland Paris!

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Disneyland Paris – September 2021 by Martin

by on Jan.08, 2022, under Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort Paris, Walt Disney Studios Park

Disneyland Paris – September 2021 by Martin from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

The last for now of my trip videos, something I’d prepared for family and friends before we caught covid and so a video that’s finished and ready to share – given the popularity of my last few trip videos I hope you enjoy this one too. In September 2021 we were lucky to enjoy 3 nights and 4 days in Disneyland Paris in the lovely autumnal weather. Take a look around the nice Hotel Cheyenne and enjoy highlights of both parks when they were relatively quiet before the winter season began.

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Disneyland Paris November 2021 trip by Martin

by on Dec.22, 2021, under Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort Paris, Walt Disney Studios Park

Disneyland Paris November 2021 trip by Martin from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

Given the popularity of our DLP 2020 trip video I was considering releasing this too as a Christmas treat. A tour of the resort and both parks with a look at many attractions in the winter of 2021, and six friends meeting after several years for a big birthday celebration.

Over the last week Michelle and I have both been suffering hugely from Covid. To say it’s not nice is beyond an understatement. So I’d like to show this edit not just as a tour of the parks in winter but also as a reminder to enjoy every day you can. Don’t take anything – or anyone – for granted. And please be safe.

The timeframe – and testing – suggests we caught covid back in the U.K. and not at Disneyland Paris. We found DLP to be a safer environment than anywhere back home in the real world.

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Disneyland Paris Christmas Season 2021 by Martin

by on Dec.04, 2021, under Disneyland Park (Paris), Disneyland Resort Paris, Walt Disney Studios Park

Disneyland Paris Christmas Season 2021 by Martin from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

Hot off the press! Only shot this week! Start off in Hotel New York – Art of Marvel to look at the holiday decorations then walk over to Disneyland Parc for a look at the amazing decorations from the entrance to the castle. As night falls cross to Walt Disney Studios for a look at the decorations there, then it’s back to Disneyland for a look at the breathtaking night time decorations.

Then – Mickeys Dazzling Christmas Parade. The all new parade fantastic at night time. First, take a front row view and take in the full parade as it passes along the parade route, shot multi camera with a clean live audio mix. Follow the parade into central plaza (the hub) and see the full four stage show stop performance with Sleeping Beauty Castle as a backdrop. Next follow the parade down Main Street for a highlights showing of the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. All video is still of course multi camera.

Finally leave Town Square and return to Hotel New York via Disney Village to see the holiday decorations at night.

Happy holidays!

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