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Liberty Arcade
Liberty Arcade

Land:

Main Street, U.S.A.

Opening Date:

April 12, 1992

Liberty Arcade is a covered walkthrough attraction at Disneyland Paris in France. The attraction is an exhibition about the Statue of Liberty, and a walkway parallel to the main entrance. It opened together with the park on April 12, 1992. The attraction also keeps guests dry and warm during rain.

History

When Imagineers were working on the creation of the European Disney Resort, they had to envise a Main Street that would cope with the changing climate of the region of Paris. Although a huge Victorian-style glass roof covering the street was built in Tokyo Disneyland in Japan (World Bazaar), the decision was made to build two covered walkways parallel to Main Street instead.

In the very early days of Disneyland in California, Walt Disney had imagined two street adjacent to Main Street, respectively named Liberty Street (themed to American values and history) and Edison Square (themed to this inventor's achievements). Although they were never made reality, these ideas became inspiration for both Arcades in Disneyland Paris. As such, Imagineers came up with Liberty Arcade, themed to the lasting friendship between France and the United States and embodied by Lady of Liberty and Discovery Arcade, themed to the inventions of the 19th century.

Liberty Arcade

The Arcade is a long walkway, from Town Square to Central Plaza, taking people behind Main Street shops and restaurants. It is divided into three parts:

  • The first is an exhibition presenting the making of the Statue of Liberty by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel. Showcase windows, paintings and rare items are displayed.
  • The second part, known as the Liberty Court, is the central part of the Arcade. This rotunda, ornamented with American and French flags and Victorian paintings promoting the Statue's dedication ceremony, is accompanied by a dark room. In this dark room, guests can behold, through a glass window, a recreation of the inauguration of Lady Liberty, complete with wax figures commenting on the event and the recording of U.S. President Grover Cleveland's speech.
  • The third one resembles the first one, but deals with the Statue becoming a world symbol. Showcase windows present Ellis Island, or the rededication of the Statue in 1986.

 

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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