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Casey Jr. - Le Petit Train du Cirque at Disneyland ParisLast updated by Adam on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 15:11
Submitted by Nick on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 10:54
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Mar 1, 1994
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Located close to Le Pays des Contes de Fées at the rear of Fantasyland, the Casey Jr. Circus Train (as it is known in English) is a junior roller coaster that races past many of the same scenes seen from the boat ride. The entrance for both attractions can be easy to miss, situated as they are beyond the Disneyland Railroad tracks.
Unusually for a roller coaster, Casey Jr., Le Petit Train du Cirque features a variety of different themed carriages that are designed to resemble circus vehicles such as animal cages. The trains do not traverse the circuit through gravity as on a traditional coaster, but are instead powered.
While the ride offers much less chance to take in the sights of Storybook Land than the nearby canal boats, it does provide views of some elements that are not visible from water-level. The journey is accompanied by a lively theme tune, “Casey Junior”.Review:
Storybook Land is often overlooked by guests at Disneyland Paris, tucked away as it is in far-flung corner of the park. That’s a shame, as it’s just as beautifully designed as the park’s other areas. While the Le Pays des Contes de Fées (Storybook Land Canal Boats) offer the most relaxed way to admire the intricate models on display here, Casey Jr., Le Petit Train du Cirque can be a fun diversion, too.
While it’s a ride that most adults will probably not be drawn to, the attraction offers a great introduction to roller coasters for younger children. If your kids are unsure about riding big thunder mountain, use this as a tester.Top Tip:
Both Casey Jr. - Le Petit Train du Cirque and Le Pays des Contes de Fées are frequently closed during off-peak seasons (in fact, it often seems that the rides spend more time out-of-action than they do operating). If you’re keen to experience them, check ahead using our Disneyland Paris refurbishment listings, and confirm by contacting the resort itself.
Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures
Casey Jr. - Le Petit Train du Cirque will be closed for refurbishment between Wednesday, December 4, 2013 and Friday, December 20, 2013. These dates have not yet been confirmed by the park, and are still subject to change. Please contact the park for official details of attraction closure dates.