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Disney Studios Theme Park Introduction


The Walt Disney Studios Park is Disneyland Resort Paris’ second Theme Park. Located next to the Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios brings the very best of cinema, animation and television to life. Guests are able to learn about movie making with the opportunity to step into the action themselves!  The Walt Disney Studios Park is made up of four distinct production zones: Front Lot, Toon Studio, Production Courtyard, and Back Lot.


Front Lot

The giant studio gates perfectly symbolise the spirit of a great movie studio. Upon entering the Walt Disney Studios Park, guests discover a square designed in the Spanish revival style inspired by the classics of American and European cinematic history.
Surrounded by palm trees, the central feature of the Front Lot square is a fountain in the shape of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  The entrance is also home to the 33 metre tall "Earful Tower", a traditional movie studio icon based on the water tower at the entrance of the Disney Studios in Burbank (California). 
Situated at the entrance to the Walt Disney Studios Park, Front Lot features Disney Studio 1, the Park's first soundstage, Studio Services, offering a range of guest services, and the Walt Disney Studios Store, the largest boutique in the Park. The Front Lot is themed to represent the "office" area of the movie studio, and buzzes with a variety of different activities.  Its architecture reflects the classical aspect of the Hollywood movie studios of the 1930's.


Toon Studio

Formerly known as Animation Courtyard, this now expanded are is devoted to the art of animation. The Art of Disney Animation offers guests the chance to learn some of the trade secrets of Disney animators and then try their own hand. Animagique is a colourful show in the great tradition of Czechoslovakian "black light" theatre. Animagique brings to life famous scenes from favourite Disney animated pictures, including The Lion King and Pinocchio. Flying Carpets over Agrabah is a must for small children.

Dive into a whirlpool of adventure with Crush's Coaster, or join the race for Route 66 in Cars Race Rally.


Production Courtyard

This area is the heartbeat of the studio production facilities. The Walt Disney Television Studios is the home of the French Disney Channel where guests will be able to take a rare glimpse of a busy production facility and even have a chance to appear on TV. Cinemagique offers a magical journey through the very best of 100 years of the moving image.

The Studio Tram Tour takes guests on an insider's tour of the studio premises, offering a glimpse behind the scenes at location sites, movie props, special effects, studio décor and costuming. When the tram visits the explosive Catastrophe Canyon, guests find out what being in the "hot seat" really means when they are plunged into the heart of a film shoot!


Backlot

The Backlot is home to special effects, music recording stages and stunt workshops. Armageddon, Special Effects takes guests on a voyage through the history of special effects and into the heart of Armageddon, the movie. Rock 'N' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith offers guest the chance to "ride the music" in this sight and sound spectacular featuring hairpin bends, loops and heart stopping drops.

The Stunt Show Spectacular is a live action packed theatre show which takes place in a 3,000 seat outdoor arena involving cars, motorbikes and jet skis. It’s pure action adventure guaranteed!

Don’t miss the daily Disney Cinema Parade, a tribute to the world of cinema featuring Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Pinocchio, 101 Dalmatians, Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, Rafiki and Simba from The Lion King and of course Mickey and Minnie.

 

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