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Park, or 'Parc Disneyland', also known as Disneyland
Paris, is the jewel in the crown of the Disneyland
Resort Paris, in France. Owned by Euro Disney SCA, it is one
of two theme parks in the resort just outside of Paris, in Marne-la-Valle.
Built using the template already proven successful at Disneyland
in California's Disneyland Resort, the Magic Kingdom at the Walt
Disney World Resort in Florida and the Tokyo
Disneyland in Japan, the park opened as EuroDisney,
changing to Disneyland Paris in 1995, and eventually the current
Disneyland Park when the Walt Disney Studios opened.
The third Disneyland has slight differences to the original Disneyland,
but not as large as the differences that were made to Tokyo Disneyland.
The biggest change was the swap from Tomorrowland to Discoveryland,
which takes a more nostalgic look at the way people in the past
viewed the future instead of a modern look at the future in order
to prevent the land from looking outdated. The Haunted Mansion sits
in Frontierland instead of Disneyland's New Orleans Square and is
instead known as the Phantom Manor.
The decor in Main Street USA leans slightly towards the 1920's
art nouveau, inspired by the age of the flapper. From a distance
though, it looks the same as Main Street in Disneyland and the Magic
Kingdom. Many view Disneyland Paris's versions of Space Mountain
and Sleeping Beauty Castle as far more superior than to the American
equivalents, both aesthetically and physically.
The Parisian take on the classic Disney castle is viewed by Disney
fans across the world as unique and beautiful. Since the previous
Disney castles were based on European castles, sights much more
familiar to European guests, Disney Imagineers created a loftier,
more fanciful and fantasy-based Sleeping Beauty Castle for Disneyland
Disneyland Paris Lands
As with all Disney
Magic Kingdom style parks, Disneyland Park is divided into lands.
Main Street, USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland, Discoveryland and
Frontierland make up the five realms of the park, all distinct in
theme and purpose.
Disneyland Paris Seasonal Changes
Disneyland Park is host to several seasonal changes. Currently,
the Wishes: Fantasy in the Sky fireworks from the Magic Kingdom
are being performed nightly, and in October "it's a small world"
will receive a Christmas-themed overlay, already tried and tested
at the Disneyland attraction in California.
Disneyland Paris Rides and Attractions
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Disneyland Railroad, Main Street Station
- Discovery Arcade
- Horse-Drawn Streetcars
- Main Street Vehicles
- Liberty Arcade & Tableau
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril: Backwards!
- La Cabane des Robinsons (The Robinson Treehouse)
- Adventure Isle
- Pirates' Beach
- Le Passage Enchanté d'Aladdin (Aladdin's Enchanted Passageway)
- Disneyland Railroad Frontierland Depot
- Phantom Manor
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
- Rustler Roundup Shootin' Gallery
- Pocahontas Indian Village
- Legends of the Wild West
- Critter Corral
- Disneyland Railroad Fantasyland Station
- Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty's
- La Tanière du Dragon (The Dragon's Lair)
- La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty's Gallery)
- Le Carrousel de Lancelot
- "it's a small world"
- Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
- Peter Pan's Flight
- Pinocchio Fantastic Journey
- Le Pays des Contes de Fées (Storybook Land)
- Casey Jr, le Petit Train du Cirque (The Little Circus Train)
- Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin (The Spinning Old Windmill)
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Alice's Curious Labyrinth
- Mad Hatter's Tea Cups
- Disneyland Railroad Discoveryland Station
- Orbitron, Machines Volantes
- Space Mountain
- Star Tours
- Le Visionarium
- Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
- L'Arcade des Visionnaires
- Les Mystères du Nautilus
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