5 Things You May Not Know About Disneyland Paris

5 Things You May Not Know About Disneyland Paris

Many people know some thing about Disneyland Paris. They certainly know that it’s somewhere around Paris. They may know about the amazing catapult-style launch of Space Mountain, or the Big Thunder Mountain on an island inside the Rivers of America or perhaps the dragon in the dungeon of Sleeping Beauty Castle. But today I’m presenting insider Baseball when it comes to Disneyland Paris, because there are some very unique aspects of the park that many people haven’t quite considered. By the time we’re finished, you may want to consider booking your Disneyland Paris trip sooner than later. It’s that unique and that cool–and possibly more Disney than Disney Parks here in the United States! So join us for 5 things you may not know about Disneyland Paris.

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1. Marvel Is Better Here Than Anywhere

  • Spiderman Web Adventure
  • Avengers Assemble Flight Force
  • Stark Factory Counter Service
  • Super Diner Fast Food
  • Mission Equipment Gift shop
  • PYM Kitchen Buffet
  • Quinjet Platform
  • Hero Training Center

2. Paris Loves the West


  • Fort Stockade
  • Mark Twain & Molly Brown
  • Phantom Manor
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Rustler Roundup Shooting Gallery
  • Two Major Sit Down Dining Establishments (Lucky Nugget & Silver Spur)
  • Three Major Counter Service Establishments (Last Chance Cafe, Cowboy Cookout Barbecue & Fuente del Oro)
  • Frontierland Playground
  • Frontierland Theater
  • Critter Corral
  • The Grand Canyon Diorama

Here’s a ride on the Disneyland Paris Railroad (Still using the initials EDL for Euro Disneyland). It includes the Grand Canyon Diorama and a visit to the Frontierland station:

Disneyland Paris Resort

Wagon on display at the Cheyenne Hotel.
  • Sequoia Hotel
  • Cheyenne Hotel
  • Santa Fe Hotel
  • Davy Crockett Campground

For an insider look at how Frontierland was made, check out this rare video from Imagineers

3. The Closest Thing to Walt’s Original Vision of E.P.C.O.T. May be Val d’Europe

  • Val d’Europe is in many ways more like the spirit of Epcot than anything ever built–including Lake Buena Vista (formerly Reedy Creek in 1973, Celebration in 1994 and Golden Oak in 2012.
  • Imagine you could take a modern train across the lagoon from Magic Kingdom to Disney’s Polynesian Village or the TTC. That’s how close Val d’ Europe is to Disneyland Paris Park.
  • Val d’Europe is really a cluster of 5 architecturally planned contemporary villages that take their cues from regional French architecture. It is a timeless European look that is French inspired
  • You are 5 minutes walking from stores and other amenities.
  • At the heart of it near the train station is a fairly major two story mall with some 190 retail & food/beverage outlets. Plus it has a supermarket.
  • The train station includes high speed rail that is capable of taking people to not only Paris but other corners of Europe.

4. Walt Disney Studios Paris Is More Studio-Looking Than Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Visit this video showcasing Studio 1 at Walt Disney Studios Paris.
  • Front Lot
  • Mickey Water Tower
  • Studio One
  • Production Central
  • Tower of Terror Annex
  • Toon Studios
  • Cartastrophe Canyon–Also part of the West that the French love.
Carstastrophe Canyon.

5. Long Forgotten & Classic Disney Films are Honored

The Love Bug on display at Studio 1.
  • Harrington’s Fine China & Porcelains (Pollyanna)
  • Grand Canyon
  • Davy Crockett
  • Treasure Island (Spy Glass Hill, Benn Gunn’s Cave)
  • Adventures of Mr. Toad
  • Merlin
  • The Old Mill
  • Oz
  • Fantasia Gelati
  • Cafe Hyperion-Island at the Top of the World
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Annette’s Diner
  • Herbie the Love Bug
  • Captain Carter’s Desk at Stark Factory
The characters from Return to Oz in the Storybook Land Canal boats, known as Le Pays des Contes de Fées.

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