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Oo la la! A look at Disney in France
Disneyland Paris: Unique Journeys - A photo essay by Ian Parkinson
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The Discovery Arcade

You will also find a large collection of superb artwork commission for the Arcade; each detailed drawing shows a US city, as it would look in the future.

The Discovery Arcade

The Discovery Arcade

The Discovery Arcade

There are also entrances to the Main Street stores, an automatic cash machine, restrooms and various carts selling toys, gifts, etc.

The Discovery Arcade

Like the Liberty Arcade there is an entrance to this Arcade from the center of Main Street via the area called Main Street Marketplace

The Discovery Arcade

As you exit the Discovery Arcade at the hub, be sure to stand and listen for a while, you may hear the occupant of the apartment above enjoying a wash and brush up. I think its Goofy!

The Discovery Arcade


A final note MousePlanet's Jim Hill gave me some insider information about the Arcades that he thought you might find interesting.

The idea to have Arcades running along side of Main Street did not originate in the designs for the Paris park. In fact they had been around in the Disney design vaults for quite a while before the French park was conceived. The first park the Arcades had been planned for was Disneyland, California as a way for reducing the congestion on Main Street in the busy summer months. But the investment could not be made at the time due to the huge cash flow going to the construction of EPCOT in Florida. So when the Paris park was in the design stage out came the plans for the Arcades and this time they made it off the drawing board.

The original plans for the Paris Discovery Arcade were grander than those eventually built. In the early stages the Arcade reached much farther into the park making it even better for all weather protection. Apparently visitors would be able to reach Discovery Mountain (re- named Space Mountain) from Town Square without ever going outside.

I hope you enjoyed this first detailed view of the unique parts of Disneyland Paris. Be sure to come back and see the next report - "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril - Backwards"

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