When real life reminds you of Disneyland Paris




A few days ago I decided to have a stroll around the industrial state near where I work and take some photographs of the factories. It wasn’t until I got back and started looking through the photos that I realised that one of them looked a bit like Space Mountain, even with a hole in the clouds where a rocket could be fired through. See what you think…

A factory in London or Space Mountain in Disneyland Paris?

Here’s a photo of the actual Space Mountain in Disneyland Paris, taken when I visited in July 2005:

Space Mountain in Disneyland Paris

This is what Factory Mountain would look like with a darkened sky and as part of a Discoveryland postcard – a very quick mock up that is:

Factory Mountain on Discoveryland Postcard from Disneyland Paris

I’m now on a quest to find more things in every day life that I see around my area or places I visit that remind me of Disneyland Paris and I ask you to do the same, and if you can think of some already then send a photo into dlp@dedicatedtodp.com and I’ll feature them in a follow up article. The Disney Store doesn’t count!

A bit similar, I wrote this post last year about famous landmarks that reminded me of Disneyland Paris attractions and adited some photos to show Disneyland Paris attractions in their place, like this photo of The Phantom Taj Mahal:

The Phantom Taj Mahal

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As the founder of Dedicated to DLP Steve is a self confessed Disneyland Paris fanatic and has an unrivaled passion for the resort, its history and what makes it work. He has a particular love of Pirates of the Caribbean, which he often talks about as the host of the podcast and the weekly YouTube show.

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5 Responses to “When real life reminds you of Disneyland Paris”

  1. Niceguy says:

    Nice ! Add more please.

  2. Figgygirl says:

    LOL! The Phantom Taj Mahal made me laugh! Very clever! I’m sure I have seen lots of things over the years that have reminded me of DLP but not necessarily where I live to take a photo.
    What I do have in an album somewhere is a copy of Big Thunder Mountain track built with Brio on our lounge floor, by my son aged 6 after our first trip to DLP. Having Dyspraxia, he could not speak very well at that age, and had other difficulties, but a memory like an elephant. He was desperately trying to tell us what it was, until we realised he had copied the BTM track route with every turn accurately, and used extra things to make the tunnels and drops. Quite amazing. It stayed on our lounge floor for months as he was obsessed with it and would not let us pack it away. (BTM was his favourite ride in DLP along with Pirates OTC until he eventually grew tall enough to ride Space Mountain De La Terre A La Lune)
    DS is now 27, and still loves going to DLP.

    • Steve says:

      Wow, I’d love to see a photo of the BTM rack if you still have it – it sounds amazing!

      • Figgygirl says:

        I certainly have the photos but they are in an album in a loft with boxes and boxes of others – sorting them will be a major task one day! It is amazing how creative children can be.
        I found the albums of our first trip when EuroDisney opened, and keep meaning to put those photos onto CD so I can share those on Flickr. Lots of memories in those!

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