Guide Tour of Adventureland, Disneyland Paris, France

Adventureland has an exotic adventure theme, visitors travel from the Orient to the Caribbean via Africa. The theme contains more heavy Indian and Moroccan influences, Adventureland features four themed areas: Adventureland Bazar, African appearance, Asian mysterious jungles, and Caribbean area.

Travel to the globe in Adventureland, explore this exotic land full of excitement, adventure and treasure. Set sail with swashbuckling pirates over the high seas, explore the ancient ruins of a temple bursting with mysteries, go on a safari in the heart of Africa or follow Aladdin through the charmed streets of Agrabah. Clamber up the wooden walkways to the tree house atop the Disneyodendron semperflorens grandis (large ever-blooming Disney tree) and enjoy a truly spectacular view of this magnificent Land.

Create unforgettable memories with Disney Characters from far and wide. Genie from Agrabah, Captain Hook from Neverland, Timon and Rafiki from the Pride Lands and Jack Sparrow. Climb aboard the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction with Jack Sparrow and his band of scallywags, embark on a perilous adventure with Indiana Jones, or set sail for Adventure Isle.

Delicious bite-sized snacks to enjoy on the banks of this oasis or on-the-go. Enjoy the delicious African chicken dish ‘Yassa’ at Restaurant Hakuna Matata, authentic Arabian couscous at Agrabah Café, or an exotic Mahi-Mahi fish steak at Captain Jack’s, and prawns with Captain’s rice, no less. A favourite of pirates and land lovers alike. Feel the enchantment of the Arabian Nights tales in Les Trésors de Schéhérazade, plunder pirates’ treasures in Coffre du Capitaine, or pick up some expedition essentials at the Girafe Curieuse.

The first themed areas, known as Adventureland Bazar, is a recreation of an oriental city from the 1001 Arabian Nights, presumably Agrabah from the Disney movie Aladdin (Imagineers were designing the entrance area of this Adventureland while the film was in production). In 1993, the attraction Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin opened in this very area. During the Christmas and holiday season there is a Nativity scene with life-size figures displayed in this area of the park. The concept of this city eventually reached overseas resorts.

The second part of Adventureland has a more African appearance, and is mainly composed of shops and restaurants (like the Hakuna Matata Restaurant). A third themed area represents Asian mysterious jungles, themed to explorers and featuring the Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril roller coaster.

The last part, and the biggest, is a Caribbean area, covering most of the surface of Adventureland. It features the ride Pirates of the Caribbean and Adventure Isle, a Tom Sawyer Island-like walkthrough spot, with some attractions like Swiss Family Treehouse or Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship. There is also a small pleasure beach in this part of Adventureland which is open to swimmers during the summer months.

The main entrance is from Central Plaza through the Adventureland Bazaar, this is a souk inspired by the tales of One Thousand and One Nights and the Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor. On the right was the oriental market, it was originally a covered market full of handicrafts, which offered four shops, The Queen of Serpents, Aladdin’s Shop, The Song of the Tam-Tams and The Treasures of Scheherazade, but in 1999 it became Restaurant Agrabah Café.

On the square, a little further after this new restaurant, we find Les Trésors de Schéhérazade,it is the only shop to survive this transformation thanks to its pre-existing exterior access. To the left of the entrance is a small attraction opened in 1994 on Aladdin, called The Enchanted Passage of Aladdin. Disneyland Park is one of the few Disney parks to have, along with this souk, a section on the Middle East. The other sections of the world being Tokyo DisneySea ‘s Arabian Coast and Epcot ‘s Moroccan Pavilion.

Opposite the entrance to the bazaar, begins the African part of the Land where we find the shop La Girafe Curieuse, followed a little further by a small pavilion welcoming the Café de la Brousse. The theme is completed a little further by the restaurant Hakuna Matata (formerly Aux épices enchantées until 1995 ).

The rest of the land revolves around the river encircling the two islands of Adventure Isle. The southern island is topped by the gigantic ” Disneyodendron ” of the Robinson’s Cabin, from the film The Robinsons of the South Seas. Beneath the tree housing the hut is a network of galleries named Le Ventre de la Terre. On the other side of the island is Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost restaurant, whose original name is Explorer’s club, which is an attempt to reuse the concept developed for the Enchanted Tiki Room but without the attraction part. Next to this restaurant theIndiana Jones and the Temple of Peril was added in 1994, it is the first roller coaster with a loop of a Disney park.

The second island adopts the themes of Peter Pan whose Fantasyland attraction is located not far away. Thus Captain Hook’s pirate ship anchors at the foot of Skull Rock, a rock in the shape of a skull. A restaurant called Captain Hook’s Galley occupied the lower deck until 2011, when the ship was rehabilitated as a simple attraction.

Behind Skull Rock opens another network of galleries, named Ben Gunn’s Cave in homage to Treasure Island. Above the underground passages, an observation point and a Rocher-Qui-Bascule make it possible to entertain the youngest. In 2004, for one season only, the show Peter Pan to the rescuefeatured a fight between Peter Pan and Captain Hook’s crew on Adventureland’s ship.

A suspension bridge connects the two islands by the heights, while a floating bridge decorated with a wreck (indicated as being that of the Robinsons of the South Seas ), allows on the back to join the attraction, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril. At the far north of Adventureland is a stone fort reminiscent of the Caribbean. It is home to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, Captain Jack’s Restaurant – Restaurant des Pirates, and the Captain’s Chest shop.

Aladdin’s Enchanted Passage
Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin is a walkthrough attraction at Disneyland Paris which opened in 1993 in Adventureland Bazaar. The attraction features a series of showcase windows which recreate scenes from the Disney movie Aladdin.

Aladdin, who stole food, is being pursued by the Sultan’s guards throughout the City of Agrabah. This window recreates the One Jump Ahead scene from the movie. Aladdin, after escaping the guards, is back home, where he can gaze at the Sultan’s Palace and dream of having one of his own.

The next sences shows aladdin is reaching for the Tiger-shaped entrance to the Cave of Wonders. One may notice the Lamp deep inside the Tiger’s throat. Inside the Cave, Aladdin summons the Genie, who appears and delivers his Friend Like Me show from the movie.

Aladdin returns to Agrabah, disguised as mighty Prince Ali Ababwa, in order to marry Jasmine. In this scene, everyone in the streets hails to him, except for a raging Jafar who sees him as his rival.

In the Palace, Jafar has turned into a gigantic snake, and attacks Aladdin. Jasmine can be seen trapped in the background. Jafar was Defeated and swallowed inside his Lamp, taking Iago with him. Jasmine is now free from the sand. The faint-hearted Genie is hiding from the chaos behind a column.

Aladdin and Jasmine soar above Agrabah on the Magic Carpet, under a smiling Moon-shaped Genie, waving guests goodbye. The scene features the song “A Whole New World”.

Adventure Isle
Adventure Isle is an artificial island in the center of Adventureland at Disneyland Paris. It opened with the park in 1992. Adventure Isle is an Adventureland-themed island, complete with the Swiss Family Treehouse, would fit as a centerpiece in Adventureland. Adventure Isle is divided into two smaller islands.

Northern Island is home to the Swiss Family Treehouse. In this park, the attraction was given a more detailed environment. For example, under the tree guests can explore Le Ventre de la Terre (The Earth’s Belly), a network of dark caves filled with roots from the tree above, which the Swiss Family uses as cellar. Also, in La Mer des Bretteurs (The Swordmen Sea) nearby lies the wrecked ship the castaways originally used. In this part, French is used as the main language. An elevated wooden bridge and another floating one link this island to the Southern one.

Southern Island is a more rocky landscape, featuring Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship moored near Skull Rock. This is where guests can meet the infamous pirate along with Mr. Smee. A small playground area lies near the ship, called La Plage des Pirates (Pirates Beach). A huge mountain, known as Spyglass Hill, stands on this part, and is mainly composed of mazes and caves. A treasure is hidden inside. Some caves refer to the Disney movie Treasure Island (one is called Ben Gunn’s Cave). Here, English is the main language.

Swiss Family Treehouse
Swiss Family Treehouse is a walk-through attraction, centered on a giant treehouse where everyone can hear and see various scenes based on the Disney film Swiss Family Robinson. At 70 feet (21 m) tall and 80 ft (24 m) wide, constructed of concrete and reinforced steel, the attraction weighed 150 tons. The tree species was humorously dubbed “Disneyodendron semperflorens grandis — large, everblooming Disney tree.”

The attraction was a walk-through rather than a ride, in which visitors walked up 68 steps in the trunk of the tree through various “rooms” designed on the theme of the movie, with items and structures made to appear salvaged from a 19th-century shipwreck and desert island finds. The attraction originally opened with reddish brown leaves. However, the red leaves faded very easily in the sun and were eventually switched to green leaves sometime during the early 1960s.

Pirates of the Caribbean
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland Paris is housed in a battle-scarred fortress at the back of the park. Pirates of the Caribbean tells the story of a band of pirates in the West Indies islands around the Caribbean Sea in the 17th and 18th centuries with the saga of their voyages, troubles, and exploits.

The queuing area winds through several courtyards outside before entering the fortress show building. Inside, the queue passes through the dungeons of the fort, offering glimpses of several skeleton pirates, along with a view of the crew’s quarters scene from a balcony looking down. The queue then enters the Blue Lagoon area inside the show building, made to feel as though guests are outside at nighttime. The transport system was manufactured by Intamin.

After boarding boats from a dock at the base of the fort, riders are sent under an archway and out into the Blue Lagoon, passing by the dining area on the left side and a jungle setting on the right. The boats pass through a shipwreck and enter an old fortress nearby. Inside the fort, gun noises and swordplay are heard in the back as the boats climb up a large lift hill used to haul cargo throughout the building. At the top, riders are given a brief view of the ‘Inferno’ pirate ship in the harbor below before entering into the depths of the fort. Inside, flames engulf the fort, and the shadows of fighting pirates and soldiers are seen. Up ahead, riders see the pirates in a dungeon trying to coax the key from a guard dog.

The boats go down a waterfall in the side of the fort caused by a cannonball and pass the ‘bombarding the fort’ scene, which riders have just previously seen from above, where the soldiers and the pirates fire at guests. Entering the relative safety of the town, riders see all the original scenes from the Disneyland version, as well as a new pair of sword-fighting men who duel for a girl in the chase scene, and a projection effect of two pirates chasing a girl around in an upstairs window. The main dialogue of the scenes is in French, with the minor parts in English. The boats then enter the burning town scene, where the original English vocal tracks are present, singing the theme song.

The boats pass under an archway and enter the arsenal. The supplies are ignited by the fire and explode. Lights flash as an on-ride photo is taken, and the boats go down another drop into darkness. They emerge into the grotto scenes, passing all the skeleton pirate vintages seen at Disneyland, and a new shipwreck scene. Guests also encounter Captain Hector Barbossa, who transforms into a ghastly undead zombie, as he does as a result of his curse in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; and Captain Jack Sparrow, sat in a room full of treasure and singing to himself.

This part of the ride can be seen from the railroad as it passes through the show building (similar to Splash Mountain at the other parks). The skull and crossbones from the original are seen over an archway, issuing a bilingual safety spiel. The boats return to the dock, and riders exit into a themed gift shop where they can purchase their on-ride-photo.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril is a roller coaster attraction at Disneyland Park Paris. It opened on 30 July 1993. Based on the Indiana Jones films, guests are taken on an adventure riding in a mining train through a lost temple. T The attraction is designed around the theme of an expedition to the lost Temple of Peril. The queue wanders through an abandoned base camp, meandering toward the temple where guests climb a staircase to the temple entrance. Inside the temple, guests board a mine car.

The track layout of the attraction is based on the layout of the first looping roller coaster built by the Pinfari company. Pinfari called this a TL-59, the TL stands for “The Loop” and the 59 is for the ride’s 59m width. This Intamin version copies the course but uses a track style which is unique to Intamin. The style and basic design of this attraction was used as the inspiration and basis for the Tokyo DisneySea coaster Raging Spirits. As well, the ride is recommended for riders size 55″ (140 cm), presumably making it Disney’s first thrill roller coaster for over size 50″.

Disneyland Railroad
The Disneyland Railroad (DRR), originally the Euro Disneyland Railroad (EDRR), is a 3-foot (914 mm) narrow gauge heritage railroad. Its route is 7,150 feet (2,180 m) in length and is used by park guests for transportation to other areas of the park, or simply for the experience of The Grand Circle Tour.

The trains travel through the Adventureland section, allowing guests to discover the Temple of Peril and witnessing the inside of the ride Pirates of the Caribbean, before arriving at Fantasyland Station.

Disneyland Park
Disneyland Paris is an entertainment resort in Chessy, France, 32 km (20 mi) east of Paris. It encompasses two theme parks, resort hotels, Disney Nature Resorts, a shopping, dining and entertainment complex, and a golf course.

Disneyland Park is the original theme park of the complex, opening in 1992. Be transported to a world that inspires the imagination, where wonder and enchantment fill the air all year round. With Sleeping Beauty Castle at the heart of this fairy-tale setting, the attractions, shows, parades and restaurants will immerse you in the Disney magic you know and love.