Five Themed Lands
Disneyland, Paris is divided into 5 themed areas where you will find 49 attractions.
Main Street, USA
The theme is 1920s small American town which features a culture centred on baseball and vehicles. Die to the often cold and wet weather in this area of France the walkways are covered to give shelter from the weather when required. The main attraction is the railroad.
This section features Indian and Moroccan influences with attractions from 1001 Arabian Nights and the movie Aladdin. An Asian themed area features mysterious jungles while a Caribbean theme features the ride Pirates of the Caribbean, a Tom Sawyer Island and a Swiss Family Treehouse.
Frontierland is a reminder of the American frontier towns of the Wild West. The theme centres on Big Thunder Mountain and its mining community. Two riverboats circle the river as reminders of Mark Twain with attractions such as the Legends of the Wild West, Pocahontas Indian Village and the Rustler Shooting Gallery.
This themed area resembles a fairy tale village with the emphasis on the European sources for several of Disney’s classic films. One of the main attractions in this section of the park is a Ferris wheel known as Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin. Also here you will see Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and references to Snow White, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Pinocchio and the Sword and the Stone.
Discoveryland or Tomorrowland as it is now known as features European culture through its thinkers and explorers. Leonardo da Vinci, Jules Verne and H G Wells are all featured in attractions based on Journey to the Centre of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Changes to the park and its image
Since the park first opened in 1992 there have been a number of modifications mostly due to the local climate. Hotels and restaurants were fitted with fireplaces to ease the cold of the Parisian winter. Financially the park did not always meet its expectations and the word Euro was dropped from the title. The name has changed several times, Euro Disney until 1994, then it became Euro Disneyland Paris from may until September 1994. The next change in its title saw the theme park being called Disneyland Paris until 2002 when it changed to its present name of Disneyland Park or Parc Disneyland in French.