Thursday, 4 March 2010

Disneyland Paris's Alice in Wonderland - and More Notices

Just back from a few days in Disneyland Paris. It's for an article, so it's work - but definitely the kind of work I like as I'm a huge Disney fan.

Paris has one of the best Alice in Wonderland attractions of any of the Disney parks - not only the revolving teacups, but also a labyrinth, where you walk to, fro and round, trying to find your way to the castle in the middle. All right, I know there isn't a castle in "Alice" but this is rather beautiful with its gorgeously Kremlin-style tiled roof and golden weathervane.

There were also Alice and Mad Hatter characters on the floats, signing autographs and posing for photographs in the park - it was quite hard to get this one, amidst the jostling crowd.

What about Tim Burton's version? The only signs of those, were posters. No doubt that will change, unless Disney have decided to stick with their cartoon Alice as the definitive one.

More reviews. Apparently the book was mentioned in the Universal Register in Tuesday's copy of the Times of London. I've been unable to find this online, but my UK publisher Haus promises to send me a clipping. Hurrah! I've always wanted to be featured on the Times Universal Register!

A nice review from Salt Lake City. And many thanks to Bill Burns for letting me know more about Newsday.

I was thrilled to see this elegant Japanese blog with a long, thoughtful review.

For comments and more info please go to the main Jabberwock website. Thanks!


  1. Looks like you got the weather, as they say in Ireland. Lovely!

  2. Sadly the last time I went to Disneyland Paris, several of the main rides were closed so i found myself jumping on rides that i probably wouldn't have bothered with otherwise. If I recall I am sure Alice in Wonderland attraction has been there for a while now and the maze is really small and not worth the bother - unless you are a little kid.
    Going back to Disney this June (booked with Short Breaks, and look forward to checking out the new Toy Story ride/attraction. If Alce in Wonderland attraction is what i think it was - and the lookalike characters look as bad as those pictured, i will give it a wide-bearth.


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