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Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant
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Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant

Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (literally "the Castle of Sleeping Beauty") is a structure that stands at the hub of the Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort Paris and is a continuation of a concept pioneered by Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in California. A castle (from the Latin castellum) is a structure that is fortified for defence against an enemy and generally serves as a military headquarters dominating the surrounding countryside[1]. The term is most often applied to a small self-contained fortress, usually of the Middle Ages. ... Sir Edward Burne-Jones painted The Sleeping Beauty. ... Disneyland Park, known as Disneyland Paris in France, is the jewel in the crown of the Disneyland Resort Paris. ... Disneyland Park, Paris Disneyland Resort Paris is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, in the suburbs of Paris, France, featuring two Disney theme parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. ... Disneylands Sleeping Beauty Castle, on May 5, 2005 with brand-new decorations added just hours before. ... Disneyland Park, which used to be simply referenced as Disneyland from 1955-1998, and has always unofficialy been called Walt Disneys Magic Kingdom, is a theme park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, USA, 28 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, and is owned and operated by The Walt... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


The castle is home to an Audio-Animatronic dragon, which at 27 meters from head to tail was the largest Animatronic figure ever built when the park opened in April of 1992. The building also features a gallery of displays which illustrate the story of Sleeping Beauty in tapestries, stained glass windows and figures, a shop selling Christmas ornaments year-round and another shop specialising in handmade glass figures. Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Disneys Imagineers for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... Chinese dragon, colour engraving on wood, Chinese school, 19th Century A dragon is typically depicted as a large and powerful serpent or other reptile, with magical or spiritual qualities. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Sir Edward Burne-Jones painted The Sleeping Beauty. ... Strictly speaking, stained glass is glass that has been painted with silver stain and then fired. ... Christmas is a Christian holiday held on December 25 which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. ...


History

"Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland was inspired by the Neuschwanstein Castle in Southern Germany. This European influence was fine for building a castle in Anaheim, but the fact that castles exist just down the road from Disneyland Paris challenged us to think twice about our design". —Tony Baxter, executive designer Walt Disney Imagineering

Since Europe is home to the castles that inspired the structures at Disney's first three parks, Imagineering reevaluated what kind of edifice would stand at the hub of its first European theme park. Many different concepts were devised and considered, ranging from slightly modified versions of Disney's existing castles to radically new structures to stand instead in the castle's place. The team eventually settled on Imagineer Tom Morris' approach to the established Disney castle. Finished in 1992, Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant stands 45 meters. Walt Disney Imagineering, was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Disneyland Park, known as Disneyland Paris in France, is the jewel in the crown of the Disneyland Resort Paris. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Trivia

  • Inspirations cited by Imagineering include illustrations from Book of Hours Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry and the Mont Saint Michel monastery in Normandy.
  • As Charles Perrault had not detailed the castle in his 1697 fairy tale, Imagineering had few restrictions regarding its physical appearance. However, Walt Disney Pictures' own 1959 film Sleeping Beauty provided the inspiration for, among other things, Le Château's surrounding square trees.
  • References to French architectural traditions include several fleurs-de-lis incorporated into goldleaf filigree.

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References

  • Imagineers (1998). Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making the Magic Real. Disney Editions. ISBN 0786883723.
  • Alain Littaye, Didier Ghez, Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2002). Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality. Nouveau Millénaire. ISBN 2951788304.


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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort: Sleeping Beauty Castle
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