DLP: Out and Back 2 of 6
If I could just walk around DLP's two parks for the day without riding any attractions I would be happy.
Either side of Main Street are two glorious covered passageways.
Stepping inside either is enough to take your breath away.
Let people run past you through them to the rides.
Don't question as to why so many people bypass them for mainstreet.
Just stand back and admire them early on in the day when they are less crowded.
You can enter the shops down here, gaze at the ornate display windows exhibiting inventions, patents and curios.
Stare in awe at the gas lamps and fantastic wrought iron structures above.
The ambience shouts out "The end of an era and hope for a new beginning"
I love the posters and pictures that depict an old fashioned view of what the future may hold: People in Victorian dress socialising whilst in the background the sky is dotted with weird and wonderful flying machines.
Thought, imagineering and love and care and dedication has gone into DLP's design.
Who needs the rides? :-)
I always thought this aspect of Disneyland Paris sounded reminscent of my favourite Conan Doyle character, Professor Challenger.
Gary, this reminds me of the first time I walked into the Magic Kingdom...I knew where I was heading(Space Mountain), but it took my breath away, and had to swallow very hard as well.