Disneyland Paris Secrets You May Not Know About

May 7, 2019Mandi Morrison

Every Disney theme park has a fair amount of mystery. Disneyland Paris is no exception. With so many disciplines hard at work to create a tangible reality out of the stuff of dreams, there are layers of detail to uncover. Here are some fun Disneyland Paris secrets and facts you may not know.

Disneyland Paris Secrets -The Sounds

As you go around the park you are going to experience a blend of sensations that at times are difficult to distinguish. One contributor to the magic is background sounds. Music is something you expect as you stroll around the many lands, but layers of theatrics are provided by the sounds you will hear emanating from Main Street apartments and even a tombstone at Phantom Manor. There are even phones on Main Street that you can pick up to discover another conversation on the party line.

Disneyland Paris Secrets You May Not Know About

Sneak into Frontierland

This is a little known path that is good to be aware of rain or shine. If you take the covered arcade down Main Street there is a left turn at the end. You can take that corridor straight into Frontierland without leaving shelter. This makes a handy shortcut if you are trying to meet up with somebody, or just bypass the crowd.

Explore the Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle is full of enchantment. You can explore the castle for yourself and take in views of Fantasyland from a unique perspective. There are gorgeous tapestries to behold and even a pair of snoozing knights, an homage to the night the three fairies made the whole kingdom sleep until Aurora’s spell was broken. Another secret lurks in the caverns below the Castle. If you dare enter, you may come face to face with a 70 foot animatronic dragon.

Disneyland Paris Secrets You May Not Know About

The Victorian Sci Fi Trilogy

Discoveryland is often thought of as a Jules Verne inspired Tomorrowland. There is some partial truth to this, but it is only half the story. Walt Disney had a natural connection to Jules Verne with the production 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Space Mountain lent itself nicely to a thrilling adaptation of From the Earth to the Moon. There is one more Victorian reference in the area but it isn’t from Jules Verne. The Hyperion Cafe is a nod to the airship from a 1970’s Disney film The Island at the Top of the World. In addition to these victorian era inspired designs there is a whole history told through the architecture of Discoveryland.

Disneyland Paris Secrets You May Not Know About

Slick Spires

Sleeping Beauty Castle in Paris is a major deviation from the four Disney castled that came before. It’s well documented that Disney struggled to create an attraction worthy of a land with so many real castles nearby. So, they took a more fantasy inclined approach to their new castle and the surrounding landscape. One of the most surprising details, however, is in the golden spires, lined with knobs. On closer inspection these casts are actually in the shape of snails!

 

 

Comments (9)

  • typicalmummy

    May 22, 2019 at 8:28 am

    How interesting! It all sounds so perfectly magical! x

  • Marie

    May 22, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I love Disney secrets! The sounds are the best…it’s such an amazing sensory experience

  • Helen

    May 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Oo I love this! I can’t wait to visit Disneyland Paris with my family at some point soon, so it’s great to know these secrets 🙂

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    May 23, 2019 at 4:37 am

    I love finding out new things about places we want to visit! These are interesting secrets.

  • Charlotte – Mama Makes Do

    May 23, 2019 at 6:07 am

    This is super interesting. Not been to Disneyland Paris yet but would love too when the kids are both old enough to appreciate it

  • Tracey Kifford

    May 23, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    It’s been a while since I went to DLP … I might treat the kids towards the end of the year (if they behave until then!)

  • Jenni

    May 24, 2019 at 7:05 am

    I’ve never been to any kind of Disney resort. These sound like good tips to know about if we ever go.

  • Thoroughly Modern Grandma

    May 24, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    It’s always good to know some secret tips. I’ll listen out for the background sounds next time we go.

  • iheartkatiecakes

    May 26, 2019 at 8:21 am

    I LOVE Disney Land, it’s so much fun. I haven’t been to the Paris one for years, I’m deffo due a visit!

    Katie xoxo

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