• Disneyland Paris at 25

    Exclusive interview with mister Tony Baxter.
  • Bringing back the Sparkle – Designing the Rivers of the Far West

    Embark on a guided tour with Imagineers Jeff Burke and Beth Clapperton.
  • Bringing back the Sparkle – Designing Adventure Isle

    Learn about the design and origins of “Adventure Isle”, Disneyland Paris.
  • Sweet Christmas at Disneyland Paris – Photo Report

    Relive the magic of this year’s Christmas season at Disneyland Paris!
  • Creating Disney Magic – Inside the Disneyland Paris Bakery

    Read our interview with mister Thierry Cantot.

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Fan website, investigating, and encouraging others to investigate, the art and history of Disney theme parks, in the firm belief that a good understanding of their creation and roots will fuel higher appreciation of their beauty and unique charm. Read more.

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Disneyland Paris at 25

In this exclusive interview, we discuss with retired Walt Disney Imagineer mister Tony Baxter the history of the most magical place in Europe.
 

Bringing back the Sparkle – Designing the Rivers of the Far West

We invite you to embark on a steam-powered journey along the Rivers of the Far West with Walt Disney Imagineers Jeff Burke and Beth Clapperton.
 

Bringing back the Sparkle – Designing Adventure Isle

Walt Disney Imagineer, mister Chris Tietz (Show Producer Adventureland, Disneyland Paris) tells us about the design and origins of Adventure Isle (refurbished in 2016).