Photographs further in are a little more difficult to get. Below are
more shots of other areas of the new park.
In the two shots below you can see the new costuming building used
for both the new park (when it opens) and the existing park. This
building is now in use and costumes are being transferred in stages from
the existing storage. The rear of the building will form part of the
Backstage Tour and leads to Catastrophe Canyon.
In the distance in the photos below you can see the steelwork that
forms the cover for the audience in the Car Stunt Show. The building in
the foreground is called Animagique, it is now believe that this
building will contain a duplicate of the Animation attraction found at
Disney's California Adventure. You can also see in the photos a large
cone shape, this will become Sorcerer Mickey's hat.
In the very far distance of the above shot you can see a large
completed building, this is Val d'Europe a joint venture between Disney
and a French construction company. Val d'Europe is a large shopping;
food and entertainment center and will include the largest 'Sealife
Centre' indoor theme park in Europe. The first phase of Val d'Europe
just opened in October, with more than 100,000 visitors on the first
Another new addition to the park is the loading area for the
Backstage Tram Tour, you can see the beige steelwork in the centre of
the photo below.
One of the first operational parts of the park to open will be the
European Studios for the Disney Channel. Construction is well underway
(as you can see below) and it is believed it will open a full year ahead
of the rest of the park, around May 2001.
Below you will see a model of the park with each of the attractions
Model © Disney - Photo by