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Oo la la! A look at Disney in France
Disneyland Paris Park Guide
Located in what were once beet fields outside Paris, Disneyland Paris was the first overseas resort project for the Disney company. The park is laid out much like the other Magic Kingdoms, starting with Main Street, then a central hub from which the other lands spread out.

Main Street in the rain.
A view down Main Street. All photos by Morrigoon

There were, however, some special considerations to be made. Northern France is not exactly the Arctic, but it is considerably more gray than sunny Florida and California. With nearly 1/2 of the year spent under cloudy skies, adjustments had to be made. More coat rooms were built, the attractions were designed with more covered areas, and so on.

Castle backside
Backside of Sleeping Beauty Castle

Other problems were cultural. The European mind is far most artistically oriented than those of the United States, so the park was designed with more of a visual flair. The buildings are lighter and more airy than those at the other Disney Parks. The result is, for many, the prettiest of the Disney parks.

It was also necessary to work with the European mindset, many of the cultural icons that would work in the US would not work here. Main Street was thus not geared to the 1900's but to the jazz age of the 1920's. Phantom Manor became more of an abandoned gold rush era house than an English Manor. Pirates of the Caribbean was given more of a Spanish flavor.

Note: We are currently working on an update to cover the new Walt Disney Studios park which recently opened. For now please check our WDS park tour


FastPass

Disneyland has installed the FastPass system on five of their attractions.

Indiana Jones™et le Temple du Péril: backwards!, Adventureland,
Space Mountain, Discoveryland,
Peter Pan's Flight, Fantasyland,
Big Thunder Mountain, Frontierland,
Star Tours™, Discoveryland

Walt Disney Studios has installed the FastPass system on three of their attractions.

Flying Carpets over Agrabah, Animation Courtyard
Studio Tram Tour, Production Courtyard
Rock'n'Roller Coaster, Backlot

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