Disneyland Paris might be one of the venues that makes adults dream as much as their children… Magic all around made possible thanks to many details more or less visible in the parks of the resort, on the buildings, on the ground, and even within rides.
And if the park has more secrets you would like to discover, we have good news: the editorial board went on the look for five secrets and fun facts about the park and rides. Five wonderful stories you can see for yourself by going there, or find more! Let us chase secrets, friends, shall we?
Nestled in the heart of Main Street stands in one of the two covered arcades of the street a secret known by initiated and fans, but not necessarily by occasional visitors: a mini museum celebrating the French-American friendship, telling the journey of the Statue of Liberty from France to the United States. A place a bit hidden behind a red curtain you shall not hesitate to open to discover it.
Rather hidden store at the entrance of Adventureland, by Aggrabah, the Girafe Curieuse is aptly named… And for good reason a (fake, obviously) giraffe has decided to greet visitors and settled in the store. If you get it, you have little chance to miss it!
No big secret here but inspirations about the construction of the castle. The overall shape is inspired by the Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel. The stained-glass windows are inspired by those in the Loire castles, made in old-fashion style, like in the 12th century. The roof and diamond tiles are inspired by those of the Hospices de Beaune, while the main stained-glass window, set on the higher tower and lit at night, is a reference to the story of the Château de Chambord, where a light was lit in the higher main tower of the building to tell the king was here.
Have you ever noticed a giant egg was sitting on one of the towers at the entrance of Adventureland, by Aggrabah? Hidden behind a few trees, very discreet, the egg is yet visible. It is a reference to one of the One Thousand and One Nights takes where Sinbad the Sailor discover the egg of a Roc Bird.
Did you know? At Harrington’s, the store set on Main Street, a cupola stands proudly above the checkouts at the center of the store. Its special feature? If you and someone else go each to the ends of the cupola, one across the other, you can hear them as if they were just by your side. An exclusive design of the cupola made this acoustic reverberation possible.
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