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Once you decide to move on and enter the
park proper, you pass through the large green doors at the front of
Studio One. From the outside, this is a huge and impressive building,
and as you near the front doors you feel dwarfed by the façade towering
above you. Once inside you find yourself on a street in a huge film set
made to look like Hollywood past.
This area is nicely themed and has a level
of detail that does impress. The quality of the work in some areas
leaves a little to be desired; they seem to have made the most of the
film-set theme by doing as little as possible to finish some of the
The main reason for Studio One seems to be
to provide a warm and welcoming area for the unpredictable Paris
weather, and to house the main shopping and fast food restaurant for the
park. The food at Restaurant en Coulisse is McDonalds, in style if not
in actual content.
You leave Studio One through another set of
large doors and emerge into the main hub of the park. On your right are
three attractions: Animagique, the Art of Disney Animation, and Flying
Carpets over Agrabah.
Unfortunately this attraction was not
completed in time for the shareholders' preview. The official park map
says, "Prepare for a journey into a world where the magic of
animation and imagination is real".
I have no more information on this other
than it is a sit-down show that contains puppets, blacklight and live
actors. What I can say is that the exterior of the building is very drab
and does not seem to show much imagination at all.
The Art of Disney
After visiting DCA last year, I was really
looking forward to seeing the Animation attraction in the new Studios
park. We all hoped that the attraction would be an exact copy of that in
California, which has been so well-liked by DCA visitors. This was not
to be; in fact we have been presented with a very cut-down version of
the Animation exhibit.
our tour on the next page.
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