【tdr0314】The reason why Europe Disneyland construction site was decided at Paris


On 1992, April 12, as the 4th in the world and first Europe Disney Park “Euro Disneyland (name at that time)” was opened at Paris, France.

“Disneyland Park” is the official name now, but is loved by called “Disneyland Paris”, which is former title still.

Actually this “Disneyland Park” construction was brought as a plan over 20 years ago.

In 1972, from the success of Disneyland Anaheim of California and Disney World Resort that is located Orlando of Florida the plan of developing construction in Europe and by the success of Tokyo Disneyland in 1983, the oversea expansion gathered more momentum.

120 places over Europe has been brought as construction proposal site in 1984 and in 1985 it was narrowed down to 2 places, which was France or Spain, but was difficult to decided by the reason of ratio of attracting customers and weather.

Weather-wise Spain that is on the Mediterranean Sea and suburb of Marseille was warm and appropriate, but Paris was worried about the coldness. But from the perspective of attracting customers, Paris was superior to other places, so the merits and demerits were weighted.

At that time Tokyo Disneyland encouraged Paris.

Urayasu city, which is Tokyo Disneyland located rains on the rainy season and is the place where cold wind comes from the sea in the winter, but it doesn’t affect that much on the number of guests. This encouraged Paris.

Also the result of geological survey, proposal sites other than Paris had solid bedrocks were piled up and were difficult to build above such condition.

Whether it is warm or not the dreamland is dreamland.

It is not a problem when it is not extremely hot or cold district that cannot even step in.

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