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Discoveryland
Discoveryland

Location:

Disneyland Park (Paris)

Opening Date:

April 12, 1992

Discoveryland is Disneyland Resort Paris' version of Tomorrowland, realised with an entirely different concept.

History

European culture was used distinctively in the park and Discoveryland uses the ideas of famed European thinkers and explorers, with Jules Verne featured most prominently.

Architecturally designed using Jules Verne's vision of the future as inspiration, the land is laid out very differently. The major Tomorrowland classics are there, such as Autopia and Star Tours, but Space Mountain is significantly changed. Originally conceived as "Discovery Mountain" it was to hold more than one attraction (including an improved replica of Horizons from Epcot) and a restaurant. But due to budget cuts, it was finished in 1995 as an improved version of the classic, but named Space Mountain: De la Terre a la Lune (From the earth to the moon).

Bordering the Space Mountain show building is Lake Nautilus, with a walk-through recreation of the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Also in Discoveryland is Autopia and "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience". The showcase attraction on opening day was a Circle-Vision 360 film, titled Le Visionarium. The attraction featured two time-travelling robots that take Jules Verne into the world of the today, which was the future he dreamed and came true.

Parts of Discoveryland have been heavily inspired by the abandoned Disneyland expansion concept, Discovery Bay, which was to have sat on the north bay of the Rivers of America in the Californian park.

Space Mountain was completely refurbished in 2005 for the Happiest Celebration on Earth event, with a new soundtrack and special effects. Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast opened April 8, 2006, in the former building of the Le Visionarium attraction, which closed in September 2004.

Attractions

Current Attractions

Former Attractions

Restaurants

  • Cafe Hyperion
  • Buzz Lightyear's Pizza Planet Restaurant
  • Rocket Cafe
  • Cool Station

Shopping

  • Constellations
  • Star Traders
  • Light Speed Photography


Disneyland Paris

Main Street, U.S.A.: Disneyland Railroad | Liberty Arcade | Discovery Arcade | Main Street Vehicles

Frontierland: Legends of the Wild West | Big Thunder Mountain Railroad | Phantom Manor | River Rogue Keel Boats | Rustler Roundup Shooting Gallery | Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing | Woody's Roundup Village

Adventureland: Le Passage Enchante d'Aladdin | Adventure Isle | La Cabane des Robinson | Indiana Jones et le Temple du Peril | Pirates of the Caribbean

Fantasyland: Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant | De Carrousel de Lancelot | Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains | Les Voyages de Pinocchio | Peter Pan's Flight | Alice's Curious Labyrinth | Dumbo the Flying Elephant | It's a Small World | Mad Hatter Tea Party | Le Pays de Contes de Fees | Casey Jr. - Le Petit Train du Cirque

Discoveryland: Autopia | Space Mountain: Mission 2 | Orbitron, Machines Volantes | Videopolis Theater | Les Mysteres du Nautilus | Buzz Lightyear Laster Blasts | Star Tours | Captain EO

Resorts: Disneyland Hotel | Disney's Hotel New York | Disney's Sequoia Lodge | Disney's Newport Bay Club Hotel | Disney's Hotel Cheyenne | Disney's Hotel Santa Fe | Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch

Former Attractions: Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes | Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage | Le Visionarium | Honey, I Shrunk the Audience

Other: List of Disneyland Paris Attractions

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