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  • [Review] How Disneyland attractions inspired parks around the world - Part One & Two

    Everybody had a great Thanksgiving week-end? Welcome back!
    I introduce today a new series of articles to show how Disneyland attractions have inspired other theme parks around the world. Part one and two are now on line below and in each article, pictures and video of these attractions that some of you may not know. I hope it will be interesting, you'll let me know in your comments!


    How Disneyland attractions inspired parks around the world - Part One : Niglo Show at Nigloland



    When Walt created Disneyland in 1955 he probably couldn't imagined that this new theme park concept was going to inspire the creation of many non-Disney parks around the world.

    The concept of a central hub with 4 or 5 lands all around it was of course copied everywhere but some parks didn't hesitated to almost duplicate a Disney attraction. Of course, when it's the case, they've changed the theme, the storyline or, as we will see today the kind of animals that appears in the show to avoid the rights issue but, still, where the inspiration is coming from is too obvious to say that it's a simple "tribute" even if it is one on a certain point of view! To put it more simply, some of them totally copied a WDI attraction concept.



    Today, i'm introducing the "Niglo Show" at Nigloland Park in France. Located in the Champagne region the Niglo Show was introduced in the park in 1991, one year before DLP's opening. To say that the Niglo Show is inspired by the Country Bear Jamboree is a euphemism. The "niglos" animals - symbol of the park - replaced the bears, but the principle of multi-stages with a bigger one in the center was kept, and even the deer trophy AA on the right side wall is there! Not to mention the exterior facade that you can see on the picture above also inspired by the Country Bear Jamboree building at WDW.



    The show is full of audio-animatronics, of course not as perfect as the one designed by WDI because the budget was not the same, and the storyline or the music is lame in comparison to the original which is not this time a problem of budget but a lack of inspiration. However, considering that we are in France and that Nigloland is a small theme park it's not that bad.

    Jump to D&M page to watch the video of the show as you have to see it to believe it!

    Disney and more: How Disneyland attractions inspired parks around the world - Part One : Niglo Show at Nigloland




    How Disneyland attractions inspired parks around the world - Part Two : Europa Park's Pirates in Batavia



    In the part two of this articles series we will have a look to how Pirates of Caribbean inspired the Piraten in Batavia attraction at Germany's most popular theme park: Europa-Park.

    Europa-Park is run by the Mack family which have produced vehicles since 1780, circus wagons since 1880 and rollercoasters since 1921. The park was opened in 1975 to act as a showcase for many of their different ride models - for example, the Wild Mouse roller coaster. Although the park "borrowed" many ideas from Disney parks - beginning by Epcot's Spaceship Earth ball design - Disney is sometime interested by MACK ride systems for a Disney attraction. Recently, Al Weiss, Philippe Gas - DLP chairman - Georges Kalogridis - now at the head of DLR - were at Europa Park for a secret meeting as i told you in previous articles.

    Jump to D&M page to watch the video of this Pirates in Bavaria 2009 :

    Disney and more: How Disneyland attractions inspired parks around the world - Part Two : Europa Park's Pirates in Batavia
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