Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Castle Backyard

As I already said before, guests rushing from ride to ride, blindly believing in the fastpass-is-better mantra, sadly lose those details that really makes Disneylands all over the globe so much different from any other theme park. This time, we'll talk about the wondrous "backyard" of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris.

Guests with a faspass attitude will probably rush through the castle to get first in line at Snow White's or Pinocchio's ride and, after riding it, with their heads plunged on the park map, rush to the end of Fantasyland to catch the line for Peter Pan's ride.

Stop. Take a breath, and turn.


Your eyes are just looking at a gem, kindly reserved to the ones who still think a vacation is not just a checklist of fun (!?) things to do. The "unuseful" details put into this side of the castle never fail to amaze me. For instance, look at that wooden stairs, those stone set in the tower. Breathless...


Let's enjoy a closer look. Look at the brown tower and the golden spike over it. Wonderful!


These pictures feature a grey sky and this time time I must say the castle looks beautiful with it, just as good as the silver parisian roofs. Good job, Imagineering!

4 comments:

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Wow...

That second shot is truly breathtaking.

Thanks!

Massimo said...

I always wondered why imagineers put so much effort and detail in the Fantasyland side of the castle. I guess it's because in Fantasyland the castle faces a much more crowded environment, full of turrets, bends and courts so it really has to stand out.

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Katia said...

I went there in April...Don't you just love the detail throughout the park? And the pirates of the caribbean there has to be the best out of all the parks!