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Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« on: December 13, 2010, 06:58:01 PM »
Following 18 years of vandalism and abuse, Espace Euro Disney (the preview centre for EDL) has finally been demolished - a year since the demolishon permit was granted.

Early 1990's

Pic Source: http://www.eurosouvenirland.com/gallery/165/ Photo © J. Drewett

2000's

Pic Source: Wikipedia












In June of this year, the land was sold and a building permit was granted in late July for an office building for a medical body.

Source (DisneyGazette.fr)
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 08:58:17 PM »
Ah well, it was always supposed to be a temporary structure, anyway, and goodness knows it was in a bad state. Still, if it had been a bit more centrally located, it would have been nice to maintain in some way. It was after all a Robert A.M. Stern...
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 09:42:48 PM »
Whats EDL, and where abouts was this?
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 09:52:56 PM »
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Whats EDL, and where abouts was this?

EDL stands for EuroDisneyland. Until 1994 the park was called EuroDisneyland while the entire complex was called Euro Disney Resort or just Euro Disney.

I don't know exactly where Espace Euro Disney was, but I think it was near Val d'Europe.
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 09:56:27 PM »
Thank you (I'm certain it was just called EuroDisney, which is a lot better than EuroDisneyland).
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 10:03:58 PM »
Here is summary about all the names of Disneyland Paris:
http://www.eurosouvenirland.com/timelin ... in-a-name/
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 07:51:00 PM »
If you click here you can see the old Espace, and then if you zoom out you'll be able to see how far it was from the Resort  :)
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 11:11:28 PM »
It's a shame it wasn't closer to the parks (it'd be nice next to where the Toy Story Playland billboard is in Village), and converted into a Blue Sky Cellar (http://http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2008/10/blue-sky-cellar-unveils-exciting-new.html)type exhibition for the parks. The design is fantastic 'old school Disney', it reminds me of Pop Century's buildings!

On a side note was the hat from that building recycled into the one on Art of Disney Animation?
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010, 10:25:04 AM »
That´s a bit sad! True, true! But on the other hand: It had his times before the opening.

I think it was a way out cause there wasn´t much were now Disneyland is. Remember: The visitors for the preview center had to use older existing streets (or streets that were ready to the times of the preview center) and not the new bvds of Disneyland Paris that exist nowadays or since opening of the parks.

But I would love to see a blue sky cellar, maybe at disney village (former disney store after world of disney opening?). Just dreams  :D
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 10:49:24 AM »
I don't think that it would have been possible to have the preview center at DV even there would have been streets. DLRP was a huge construction site and so I can't imagine that it would have been allowed to have people on the property to visit Espace Euro Disney.
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 08:55:09 PM »
What happened to the parking lot between 2004 and 2005? When you use the slider in Google Earth to show the historical imagery, you can see that everything stays intact until 2004. Then there's a cloudy photo of 2005, showing some strange blocks on the parking lot. And the most recent imagery, from 2007, shows an even other image of the parking lot. What's all that?
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 09:50:59 PM »
Quote from: "jovada"
What happened to the parking lot between 2004 and 2005? When you use the slider in Google Earth to show the historical imagery, you can see that everything stays intact until 2004. Then there's a cloudy photo of 2005, showing some strange blocks on the parking lot. And the most recent imagery, from 2007, shows an even other image of the parking lot. What's all that?

The site got invaded by Gypsies/Travelers so after they finally got evicted, they dug up the parking lot to stop any future camping  :lol:
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 08:51:59 AM »
Designing Disney posted a great article about Espace Euro Disney. Take a look:

http://designingdisney.blogspot.com/201 ... eview.html

There is a link at the end of the post to this site:
http://artofrobertrowe.blogspot.com/sea ... w%20Center
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Re: Espace Euro Disney - Demolished
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2011, 12:24:57 PM »
I saw another thread on this forum about your thoughts and feelings in the run up to your visit to Disneyland; and seeing that building is my overriding memory of going to ED for the first time in '92. I was too young to fully look into what it would be like or what would be there, but seeing pictures of that building blew my mind and was like nothing I'd seen before. Seeing it get demolished is sad but seeing the state they allowed it to get into is worse, why did they let that happen :( ?
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