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February 10, 2017

Location: Adventureland, Disneyland Paris

Adventureland at Disneyland Paris is one of the most intricate and detailed lands in any Disney park around the world. From the detailed roots in the caves on Adventure Isle, to the detailed drawings near the restrooms, to an often overlooked detail at the entrance to Adventureland:

Disneyland Paris Adventureland

Before taking a look at the detail found in the picture below, we should start out by discussing how the concept of Adventureland first took shape. When Disneyland was in the early stages of development, Walt disney had just launched a nature series that aws highly successful. The series depicted  various animals in their natural habitats around the world. When Disneyland was being worked on, Walt's vision was to bring those True Life Adventures to life in the form of a land called true Life Adventureland.

Eventually, the True Life portion of the name was dropped and Adventureland became a symbolism of far off locations that visitors may never have a chance to explore in the world themselves.

So how does this all connect? When the true Life Adventure logo would appear on the start and end of the film it consisted of a globe inside a compass that included 12 directions besides the typical North, south, East, and West. The globe would rotate to show all portions of the globe, so it's only fitting on the other side of the Atlantic, the entrance to Adventureland features both ends of the True Life Adventure logo!

True Life Adventure True Life Adventure logo


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