It ended up being a lot of fun, and the park itself exceeded all of my expectaions. To be honest, I was expecting a run down half-assed execution of a bigger and better Disney World (I guess having lived in Orlando I was a bit biased). I should have known better considering my marketing experience and knowing first hand what lengths Disney is willing to go to to uphold the brand name. Disneyland Paris was just as magical an experience as what you would find in Orlando. The park is clean and the employees are very friendly. The only major difference is the size from what I can see. Disney World has 5 parks and Paris has just two. Still many of the rides were the same, they were well maintained, and it looks like updates were constantly being made to incorporate the new Disney Pixar films. One of my favorite rides was a roller coaster based on Finding Nemo. I would liken it to Space Mountain or Rockin Rollercoaster (if you are familiar with Disney rides). You are in a car that pivots and spins through the dark, with flashes of neon blacklight paint. Its supposed to simulate a ride with Crush throught he east Australian currant. Really fun. Even funnier was watching a family ahead of me with a young son getting off the ride. The kid, who had been bouncing off of every surface on the way onto the ride was crying his eyes out, and his parents were laughing at him and taking pictures. I know its cruel, but it was also hilarious.
I only went on a handful of rides and coasters, other than that I was walking around and literally comparing one place to the other. My final verdict...Disneyland Paris did a damn good job, and the people attending this park are not missing out on much, aside from the missing parks. Just like being a kid again!