In 2002, for its 10th birthday, Disneyland Paris received a pretty big present: a little sister. Walt Disney Studios opened on March 16th, and Roy E. Disney, Michael Eisner, Paul Pressler and Marty Sklar were just a few of the big names in attendance. Disney was determined to acknowledge feedback from some who thought the first Paris park lacked a focus on European (particularly French) culture. This issue was addressed with one the Studios’ opening day attractions, and still its best, CinéMagique. Francois Confino, a Swiss architect who acted as a consultant on Disneyland Paris, was particularly skeptical. “People here want to see something familiar,” he said. He was pleased to learn that Disney did listen. One of the specific suggestions he made for CinéMagique came to fruition.
|Photo from my Feb 2010 trip|
|Photo courtesy of jerryrees.com - thank you Jerry!|
|Nous nous reverrons|
|Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?|
Thank you Keith, for introducing us to Walt Disney Studios!! Keith @DisneyProject has a very extensive Disney pedigree, and is a "regular" at 3 different Disney Parks around the world. (He even had a Disneyland Paris Annual Pass!!)
Tomorrow, Steve, webmaster at dedicatedtodlp, will share his honeymoon tale from Disneyland Paris 2003!