Before the open of the Pirates of the Caribbean in 1967, the only fake skeletons available were considered too ‘naff’ and displeasing to the Imagineers. So, they used real human skeletons, from UCLA medical school. Many of these have now been replaced with dummbies, however some remain (like the skull and cross bones in this picture)
The Disney theme parks like to make sure you fully immerse yourself during your visit – so much so that they have patented a ‘smellitzer’ device. It pumps certain scents around the park to create an atmosphere for all your senses. Some examples are sea salt during Pirates of the Caribbean, and vanilla in Main Street.
In commemoration of my birthday trip to Disneyland Paris, today’s fact:
Disneyland Paris is the most visited attraction in all of France and Europe. It was the second Disney theme park built outside of America, and it still struggles to financially owing to it’s large debt (it initally took 3.25 years to turn a profit)
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