How it all begun.......
are people in my park, I should want that they forgotten the reality in which
they lived for one moment. I should want that they thought they were in a
different world. A fairytale world, in which nobody run up and everybody
can be happy. Where the ages disappears and man child is with the children'.
(Disney Dreams, by J.Bromet, Elegance 1977).
Above-mentioned is a pronunciation of Walt Disney done
at the opening of Disneyland in California. Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey
Mouse and the man behind the present four Disney Theme parks, a
person who also wide 30 years after his death still is a conception all over the
The ideas for the Disney-Parks proceeded in the time
that Walt Disney together with his two little daughters regular visited
fun-parks in the neighborhood. Sitting on a bank, looking to his playing
daughters, he remembered, that he could made a better park, than the parks
who there were at that time.
Walt Disney had a clear picture of how he should made the
parks. They should assessable for everyone, clean, safety and
valid. It must were family-parks, where everybody in each ages, can
enjoy them. An other important demand was that they split up in a couple of
countries. This countries must have different own themes with them.
His big wish to realize a real fairytale world were in 1955
reality. For a little two hundred million guilders were changed a great piece of
country in California into a gold mine, the Magic Kingdom opened
his doors. After the death of Walt Disney in 1966, the Walt Disney Company does usually
his works and still opened three Theme parks
In 1971 opened Disney World in Florida
his doors, a Theme park, that truly is a Kingdom. In 1983 the borders
were displaced. In Tokyo (Japan) was opened the first foreign park: Tokyo
Disneyland. This park was a big success. This foreign success was the inspiration
to a really Disney-Park in Europe. In 1992 opened the formally Euro
Disney his doors.
The Magic Kingdom what we find with four locations,
seems in design to each other. Round about there is a railway, whereof the
station is right before the the entrance. If man entered the present Disneyland
Park in Paris, man arrived in the Main Street U.S.A. Main Street is
an imitation of a little town from the mid-west of America at the beginning of
this century. Main Street guided the visitors to the castle of Sleeping
Beauty, that as a visual decoying is placed in the middle of the park. Walt
ones had said: 'You must care that there of the end of the street stays
something nice'. Also cares the castle for recognizing and as a
Round about the castle are the four countries: Adventure land,
Frontier land, Fantasyland and Discovery land. This countries were
build in their own sphere. This sphere came back in all details, even in the Disney-Characters.
The Disneyland Park in Disneyland Resort Paris is growing in a short time to a big
Theme park of 30 attractions with the opening at April 12, 1992 till more
than 40 attractions, shows and parades in 2002.
Facts and numbers
Disneyland Resort Paris is build on a ground of 1.943
hectare in the middle of Europe with 2 attraction parks. Disneyland
Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, 7 Disney Hotels, two congress centers with 24.000
m2, the Disney Village and a 27-hole golf court.
- 57 hectare under distributed in five countries: Main Street
U.S.A., Frontier land, Adventure land, Fantasy land and Discovery land.
- 50 attractions, shows and parades whereof 80% inside.
Walt Disney Studios Park
- The 33 meter high water tower by the entrance
of the Walt Disney Studios Park, is inspirited on the water tower, who is
since 1939 the view of the Disney Studios in Burbank California.
Original the water towers attended to extinguish by fire on the grounds of
the film studios.
- As Disney Studios 1 was a real film set, than it would be
the biggest of whole Europe.
- For the flood in Catastrophe Canyon, they used 265.00 liter
water. That's enough for one person, using water five years long.
- 7 theme hotels with 5800 rooms total
- 42 stores distribute about the theme parks and
Shows and parades
- There worked more than 1.000 artists in Disneyland Resort
Paris (700 actors and dancers, 50 musicians, 150 designers, drawers and
decor builders, 100 technicians, 30 needle-women)
- Every day programmed 14 hours of live shows.
- More than 100 million visitors since the opening.
- 12.2 million visitors in 2002, where of 16%
from the Benelux.
- Average 10.500 staff.
- 800 different occupations.
- 50 different nationality.
- A average age of 32.
This number speaks for themselves
- 450.00 trees and bushes were planted.
- Yearly were consummated on the ground 700 ton chicken, 4400
ton fruit and vegetables and 20 million breads and cakes.
- More than 1 million lights are working in the cars of the
Main Street Electrical Parade.
Walt Disney Studios Park
The new theme park (open March 16, 2002) named Walt Disney Studios Park and is
placed nearby the Disneyland Park. This park is in the sigh of Film,
Television, Entertainment and Animation. The visitors learn here everything
about the making of films and participate in action. The Walt Disney Studios
Park exist in four product zones.
Frontlot: At the entrance there is be a big square with
a marvelous fountain and palm trees. Here is the Guest Service and a big Disney
Boutique of which the architecture is inspire by film sets. From this square
you can see Disney Studio 1, where you wander on Sunset Boulevard and
perhaps you became Marilyn Monroe.
Courtyard: guests came inside a world of animation, where they discover the
secrets of this special techno local art. In this part of the Park there are a
kind of unique attractions such as Art of Disney Animation. Here became
the favorite Disney-characters at live and may be you can see a new Disney film.
Flying Carpets over Agrabah is the film set of Genie (the genius from the
film Aladdin). Everybody can make a ride on his flying carpet and before you
know, you be a part of his new film. A absolute recommendation is Animagique,
a black-light show based on the best moments of the Disney Classics.
Courtyard: take a look behind the screens by perhaps the newest at all
cinema-cracker. Or became a looker-on in the live broadcast of Disney
Channel. Take a backstage-tour where you can find the secrets of the film in
the Studio Tram Tour and came after that in Catastrophe Canyon where
you be in the hart of a spectacular photo shoot. Cinémagique is one of
the unique experience, who is at the same time a homage to all the great film
names from the history.
became the most spectacular stunts, special effects and music at live. Prepare
you for the ultimate ride in Rock 'n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith.
As soon as the music start, goes the speed from 0 to 100 km/ hour in less than
three seconds, you make loopings, fly through hairpin curves and you turn 360
degrees!! Armageddon: Special Effects is only special effects. Find
out how film producers destroyed hole cities with you as a witness. An other
top-attraction is the Stunt Show Spectacular. Guest are witness of
a persecuting of a car in a peaceful town at the Mediterranean See. Motors
passed very hard, bombs exploded, it's the question, if the heroes can escaped.
Location choice Europe: at the threshold of Paris
The choice for a location at Paris is made because the necessary
ground was there available and from the good lying in the middle of Europe.
Disneyland Resort Paris is 32 km east of Paris and the ground is 1943
hectare, it's about 1/5 part of Paris.
How ever the Disneyland Park is the same as the Disney-Parks
in America and Tokyo, was there looking for a more European Character. So
are there many European legends and fairytales in the attractions and is the Theme park
official bilingual (French and English),
Paris and all her wonders lay not so far away from the world
of magic and adventure. With the express metro RER the visitors could be
make the distance between Disneyland Resort Paris and the middle of Paris
in half an hour.
With the car you drive also half an hour between Disneyland
Resort Paris and the middle of Paris. This makes it possible for a short visit
of Paris. For people who's stays in Paris, is a visit to both or one of the
Disney Theme Parks a great target for a day excursion out of the city.
The arrival of one of the airports 'Charles de Gaulle' or 'Orly'
round Paris, you can used the VEA-shuttlebus. This special buses drive between
the airport and the Disney-Hotels and depart every 30-45 minutes.
The Disney Theme Parks
The total surface of the Disneyland Park is 56 hectare. The
Theme Park is split up in five 'countries', each with attractions, amusement,
restaurants and shops round a definite theme. The five countries are Main Street
U.S.A., Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Discoveryland, shows and
A little enumeration of the most popular attractions: Space
Mountain, from the earth to the moon, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril,
backwards!! and Phantom Manor.
Theme Restaurants, are there for everybody on taste and
budget, all over the park. From exclusive service at the table till self-service
of diners till a Mickey Mouse pizza. The food is also part of the pleasure.
The Disney Hotels
Nearby the Disney Theme Parks are 7 theme hotels, where
you can relaxed. All seven hotel are decorated with an other design. The most
hotels are very good for relaxation and sport, 2 - 4 stars, able
for each budget, with qualifying service, restaurants and shops round an other
Situated at the
entrance of the Disneyland Park, a luxurious hotel that is thinking of a Victorians
palace: The Disneyland Hotel.
The hotel has 478 rooms and 18 suites- Category 'Luxe'
The 'Castle-Club' is an apart floor with exclusive rooms and
services, with their own entrance, personal check-in, a separate breakfast-room,
refreshments and papers at the room.
Inside swimming Poole, fitness club with sauna and massage,
foyer with view over the Disneyland Park, Café Fantasia, California Grill ( a gastronomic
restaurant), Inventions (a buffet-restaurant), meeting-rooms, American Express
travel agency, room-service and play-automats hall.
With her special architecture and service of quality is Disney's
Hotel New York the destination of the critical guest, who is traveling here
for business of pleasure.
532 rooms and 31 suites- Category 'First Class'
In- and outside swimming Poole, fitness club with sauna, two
outside, tennis courts (in the evening lighted), ice-skating (from October till
April), two bars, Manhattan Restaurant, Park Side Diner, shop, hairdresser,
room-service and play-automats hall
the rich tradition of a luxury bath-place in New England is the Disney's
Newport Bay Club, with their colorful lighthouse in decor over the south
coast of Lake Disney.
1077 rooms and 15 suites- Category 'Comfort'.
In- and outside swimming Poole, fitness club with sauna, bar
with beautiful view over the Lake Disney, two restaurants (Yacht Club and Cape
God), meeting accommodation, shops, play-arcade.
Newport Bay Club Convention Center.
5000 m2 conference space, verge on Disney's Newport Bay Club
Hotel, Grand Ballroom of 1800 m2,Audiovisule means, translate-service, business
center and amusement available for groups.
Mountain holiday-place with pavilions of wood and stone in a woody landscape: Disney's
997 rooms and 14 suites- Category 'Comfort'
In- and outside swimming Poole, fitness club, a bar (Redwood
Bar & Lounge), two restaurants (Hunter's Grill and Beaver Creek Tavern),
shops and a play-automats hall.
colorful houses and wooden footways brings Disney's Hotel Cheyenne you in
a sphere of Hollywood Western.
1000 rooms -Category 'Economy"
Children-playground in cowboy- and Indian style, pony-rides
for children, a saloon, a restaurant (Chuckwagon Café) and a play-automats
the drive-in cinema screen by the entrance till the sand color 'pueblos', the
spirit of the American South-West, is everywhere in the Disney's Hotel Santa
1000 rooms - Category 'Economy'
Children playground, a bar, a restaurant (La Cantina), a shop
and play-automats hall.
holiday-place in the wilderness. Middle in 57 hectare forest is Disney's Davy
Crockett Ranch, complete with picturesque pioneers-village, many recreation
possibilities and full decorated wooden cabins, which can accommodated groups
from 4-6 persons.
498 wooden cabins design for maximum 6 persons, with bedroom,
kitchen (with microwave and even a dishwasher), living- and bathroom with bath.
Each cabin has their own barbecue, 97 camping-places for caravans and tents,
with entrance to the toilet- and shower facilities, call-boxes, washing-machines
Inside tropical swimming Poole with slides, inside
tennis-court, children farm, pony- and horse rides for the children (against
paying), billiards, volleyball, basketball, to rent a bicycle, grocery store, a
bar, a restaurant with dinners and amusement in style.
A world full
amusement, day and night. Disney Village is between the Theme Parks and the
Disney Hotels and dispose of 8 stores, 9 restaurants, 6 bars and all kind of entertainment,
such as the famous dinner show Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Guest could be
bring in the day time a visit to the special stores, such as the Disney Store
and Disney Gallery or joy genius of the courses in restaurants, such as
Rainforest Café, Planet Hollywood or the Steakhouse. In the nightclub Hurricanes
they danced to deep in the night.
Golf Disneyland Resort Paris
golf-court of Disneyland Resort Paris is a few minutes drive to the theme parks.
It is a excellent 27-hole golf-court design by Ronald Fream. The golf-court is
open the whole year, seven days a week. The golf-court is attractive for all
play levels, for the amateur to the professional. All necessaries can be rent on
d'Europe Shopping Village is a complete new international shopping center, 10
minutes distance of Disneyland Resort Paris with free parking places.Here are
located the outlet stores in La Vallée Shopping Village, trough the whole year,
are famous, design marks to reduced prices ( as it goes to articles from the
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