Thursday, October 30, 2008

Disneyland Paris " Le Visionarium " making-of documentary

The beloved Disneyland Paris attraction "Le Visionarium" is now an "extinct" attraction. Since the opening of the park in 1992, and until it was replaced by the "Buzz Lightyear laser Blast" ride, everybody loved it. The music score was one of the best ever written for a Disney attraction, the Time Keeper and Nine Eye Audio-animatronics were just perfect, and the circlevision movie was awesome - a special award to legendary french actor Michel Piccoli who played the best Jules Verne ever seen in a movie.

The attraction opened years later at WDW Magic Kingdom - it was called "From Time to time" but was less popular than it was at DLP. For an inexplicable reason, the music was changed, and i'm sorry to say that the new score was not as good as the original one who - literally - was giving an incredible epic energy to any guest exiting the DLP version. Today, the last place on earth where it is possible to see - i should say "live" the attraction is at Tokyo Disneyland's Tommorowland.

Today, we will have a closer look to how this great circlevision movie was made, thanks to a wonderful making-of documentary in three parts. Making-of documentaries of Disney attractions are pretty rare, we saw last week the one did for DLP Space Mountain "Shoot for the Moon", and this one is just as good. Enjoy it!

All my thanks to the very good Imagineering Files site who had the good idea to download it on Daily Motion.

Pictures and Video: copyright Disney


Anonymous said...

Oh, I miss this attraction so much! It was soul of Discoverland.. now the whole land is a question mark to me.. what is its theme?

Anonymous said...

I loved this attraction so much. It was my favorite on my first visit to Euro Disney in 1992 and I was sad when they closed it. Wow, it was great to see this behind-the-scenes documentary and get a glimpse of how they shot that amazing video from 9 angles. Thank you for putting it up here.

Coco said...

J'aurais tellement aimé pouvoir le faire ! Ma mère m'a dit que je l'ai déj fait mais je devais avoir 5-6 ans ! donc, je m'en souviens plus !