Showing posts with label Disneyland Paris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Disneyland Paris. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday Trivia - A Primary Change for Phantom Manor

Unlike her predecessors in Anaheim, Orlando and Japan, the story of Phantom Manor begins the moment guests enter its' foyer as a faint image of the ill-fated bride appears in an ornately framed mirror and the Ghost Host begins to tell her tale of lost love.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Today in Disney Parks and Resorts History - It's a LONG LIST

October 1, 1956
Disneyland - Anaheim, CA

Disneyland's 5 millionth guest enters the park!



October 1, 1971
Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL

Disney's second theme park, the Magic Kingdom, opens at the all-new Walt Disney World resort complex in Central Florida.



October 1, 1982
Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL

Disney's third theme park, Epcot Center, opens at Walt Disney World.



October 1, 1988
Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort officially opens, featuring 2,112 rooms.  It is the first of a new moderately priced class of resort at Walt Disney World, and the largest hotel built on the property to date.



October 1, 1992
Tokyo Disneyland - Tokyo, Japan

Splash Mountain premieres at Tokyo Disneyland.



October 1, 1994
Euro Disneyland - Paris, France

Euro Disneyland officially changes its name to Disneyland Paris.  



October 1, 1995
Disney's Vero Beach Resort - Vero Beach, FL

The first Disney Vacation Club resort located away from Walt Disney World opens on Florida's gold coast - Disney's Vero Beach Resort.  



October 1, 2005
The Walt Disney Company - Burbank, CA

Robert Iger officially takes the helm as the CEO of The Walt Disney Company. 









Monday, July 30, 2012

Today in Disney Parks and Resorts History - Disneyland Paris


July 30, 1993 – Disneyland Paris

Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril debuts at Disneyland Paris (then known as Euro Disneyland). This wild roller coaster, based on the Indiana Jones films is located in Adventureland, and takes guests on a perilous adventure through a lost temple riding in mine-style train cars. 



Thursday, April 12, 2012

Today in Disney Parks and Resorts History - Disneyland Paris

Euro Disneyland  (today known as Disneyland Paris)
Marne-La-Vallee, France 

Euro Disneyland officially opens in Paris' eastern suburb of Marne-La-Vallee and inaugural ceremonies are broadcast to the entire European continent by five national television networks.  Preparations and initial estimates indicated up to 500,000 visitors would arrive, but only y 50,000 are admitted due to protests from French people who fear their culture will be hijacked and damaged by the Disney park and its Americanized products and experiences.  Blacking out road signs to the resort on surrounding roads, power cables are vandalized by some citizens among other disruptive behavior. The fourth Magic Kingdom style park is only part of the new resort, which also includes Festival Disney, a shopping and dining area, as well as five hotels:  Hotel Cheyenne, Santa Fe, Newport Bay Club, Hotel New York and Disneyland Hotel as well as Davy Crockett Ranch, a campground resort located several miles away from the main resort area.  Disneyland Hotel is situated directly in front of the main entrance to the newest Disneyland theme park, with many resort rooms directly overlooking the theme park itself.

Opening day attractions, restaurants and shops in 5 themed lands include:


ADVENTURELAND:
Attractions
Pirates of the Caribbean
Les Cabane des Robinson
Adventure Isle area

Restaurants
Captain Hook's Galley
Blue Lagoon Restaurant
Aux Epices Enchantees
Explorer's Club

DISCOVERYLAND:
Attractions
Star Tours
Orbitron - Machines Volantes
Videopolis Stage
Cinémagique (showing the film Captain EO)

Restaurants
Café Hyperion
Café des Visionnaires

FANTASYLAND:
Attractions
Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin (ferris wheel)
Peter Pan's Flight
Mad Hatter's Tea Cups
Alice's Curious Labyrinth
Dumbo Flying Elephants
It's a Small World
Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains
Les Voyages de Pinocchio attraction
Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant
Le Carrousel de Lancelot

Restaurants & Shops
Toad Hall Restaurant
Auberge de Cendrillon
Pizzeria Bella Notte

FRONTIERLAND:
Attractions
Cottonwood Creek Ranch Critter Corral
Mark Twain Riverboat
River Rogue Keelboats
Pueblo Trading Post
Rustler Roundup Shootin' Gallery
Indian Canoes
Big Thunder Mountain
Phantom Manor

Restaurants & Shops
Silver Spur Steakhouse
Cowboy Cookout Barbeque
Fuente del Oro Restaurante
Lucky Nugget Saloon
Thunder Mesa Mercantile Building
Last Chance Café

MAIN STREET, USA:
Attractions
Fire Truck
Omnibus
Horse-Drawn Streetcars

Restaurants & Shops
Cable Car Bake Shop
Boardwalk Candy Palace
Disney & Co.
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlour
Market House Deli
Casey's Corner
Plaza East Boutique
Plaza West Boutique
Harrington's Fine China & Porcelains
Ribbons & Bows Hat Shop
Harmony Barber Shop
Storybook Store
Glass Fantasies
Walt's - An American Restaurant
Victoria's Home-Style Cooking
Plaza Gardens Restaurant

FESTIVAL DISNEY:
Restaurants
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
L.A. Bar and Grill
Key West Seafood
Annette's Diner