Monday, August 11, 2008

Disney and More Time Machine : Back in 1990 at the Disneyland Paris Preview Center




It's quite a while since the Disney and More Time Machine took you to a "Time" destination, and today we will go back to 1990 at the Disneyland Paris Preview Center.

The Disneyland Paris Preview Center was located near the Paris A4 Highway, and for French and European people it was the first encounter with what will be the future EuroDisney park - now Disneyland Resort Paris.

On these rare photos shoot by Daniel you will see that visitors of the Preview Center, thanks to the Imagineers, were able to discover the different lands of the park with renderings, models, costumes, and more...



Daniel even did this map of the Preview Center, showing the main four "rooms" - the Show room, the Theater, the store, and the restaurant.



A giant model of the park was displayed...



As well as the Sleeping Beauty Castle model...



A carousel horse was shown in the Fantasyland area...



And a model of Phantom Manor in the Frontierland section...



Pirates sculptures were displayed in the Adventureland area...



As well as renderings and cast-member costume...



Guests - like Daniel - could even board inside a Dumbo vehicle...



Or have a picture with C3PO in the Discoveryland area!



Here is the entrance of the theater where a preview movie about the future "EuroDisney" park was shown. As the park was not built yet most of the footage was showing Walt Disney World similar attractions!



Another area was showing renderings of the future hotels and Disney Village.





I want to give a special thanks to Daniel for these pictures, as photos of the Disneyland Paris preview center are really rare!

All photos: copyright Daniel Rous

3 comments:

Matthrix said...

woow... incredible ! C'est comme si c'etait hier... J'ai encore mon ticket d'entrée d'ailleurs ;)

Kevin Kidney said...

Fantastic and fascinating! Thanks Alain and Daniel.

Robert Rowe said...

Photos of the Euro Disney Preview Center are very rare indeed. Thank you so much for posting these and many thanks to Daniel Rous for sharing. On my blog you will find a few more photos taken very early in the Preview Center's life. Also, you will find a few stories to go along with them. Some of these photos brought back even more memories for me.

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