Disneyland Park (Paris): Wikis

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Disneyland Park
Disney theme park
Parc Disneyland logo

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Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant

(Sleeping Beauty Castle)
Resort Disneyland Paris
Opened April 12, 1992
Theme Magic Kingdom
Operator Euro Disney SCA
Website Disneyland Paris homepage
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Euro Disney S.C.A.

Disneyland Park (Parc Disneyland in French) is a theme park which is part of Disneyland Paris. Operated by Euro Disney S.C.A., it is one of two theme parks in the resort complex just outside of Paris, in the new town of Marne-la-Vallée, France.

The park is based on a concept pioneered by Disneyland in California and further employed at the Magic Kingdom in Florida and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan. Occupying 566,560 m² (140 acres), it is the largest Disney park based on the original in California. The park opened as Euro Disneyland on 12 April 1992.

Beggining April 2, 2010, Disney's New Generation Fesival will become the park's theme.

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History

In order for the fourth park to be based on the original (in Anaheim, California) modifications were made to the concepts and designs of the park. Amongst these changes was a shift from Tomorrowland to "Discoveryland", giving the area a retrofuturistic theme rather than futuristic. Other elements that were altered include the Haunted Mansion, which was redesigned as Phantom Manor, and Space Mountain. The park's location in Europe brought forth its own challenges. For instance, Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant is said by its designers to have been necessarily reevaluated for a continent on which authentic castles stand.[1] Modifications to the park were made to protect against changes in weather in the Parisian climate. Covered walkways were added and Michael Eisner ordered the installation of 35 fireplaces in hotels and restaurants.

"People walk around Disney World with humidity and temperatures in the 90s, and they walk into an air-conditioned ride and say, 'This is the greatest,'" said Eisner. "When it's raining and miserable, I hope they will walk into one of those lobbies with the fireplace going and say the same thing."
The park, as well as its surrounding complex, initially failed to meet financial expectations. This resulted in an image change in which the word "Euro" was phased out of several names, including Euro Disneyland.

Dedication

To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Once upon a time... A master storyteller, Walt Disney, inspired by Europe’s best loved tales, used his own special gifts to share them with the world. He envisioned a Magic Kingdom where these stories would come to life, and called it Disneyland. Now his dream returns to the lands that inspired it. Euro Disneyland is dedicated to the young, and the young at heart... with a hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration for all the world.

Michael Eisner, April 12, 1992.

Lands of Disneyland Park

At the beginning of 2010, the park map lists 50 attractions in five areas known as "lands." [2]
The Disneyland Railroad runs along the perimeter of the park and stops in Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland.

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Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Horse-Drawn Streetcars
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Liberty Arcade
  • Discovery Arcade
  • Dapper Dan's Hair Cuts
  • City Hall
  • Disneyland Railroad Main Street Train Station

Frontierland

Fort Comstock at Frontierland

Adventureland

Adventureland
Captain Hook's Pirate Ship in Adventureland

Fantasyland

Discoveryland

References

  1. ^ Imagineers (1998). Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making the Magic Real. Disney Editions. ISBN 0786883723.
  2. ^ http://www.dlrpmagic.com/guidebook/disneyland-park/map/|Disneyland Park Map, DLRP Magic

External links

Coordinates: 48°52′21″N 2°46′36″E / 48.8726083°N 2.7767472°E / 48.8726083; 2.7767472


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