Many of the figures found at Disneyland Paris come from the world of animation or from movies, but did you know that some have been created just for the park?
Imagineers love to dream up new figures for Disney Parks, such as the singing parrots in The Enchanted Tiki Room; Redd, the Mayor and all of the villagers in Pirates of the Caribbean; and Rex, the pilot in Star Tours. In this spirit, several original figures have made Disneyland Paris their home.
Main Street, U.S.A. is the place to live par excellence, as it is a typical turn-of-the-century street. If you listen closely, you’ll hear the inhabitants going about their daily lives, including tap dancing lessons on Flower Street and piano lessons on Market Street. Above Victoria’s Home-Style Restaurant, a resident is brushing his teeth. Speaking of teeth – there’s even a dental school run by Dr. E.S. Bitz, whose name bears a striking resemblance to the Imagineer who was in charge of Main Street, U.S.A., Eddie Sotto.
One of the most important Main Street, U.S.A. figures is, without a doubt, the hairdresser in charge of Dapper Dan’s Hair Cuts on Flower Street. He not only cuts hair, but tends to guests’ mustaches and goatees!
In Discoveryland, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast is home to a figure who doesn’t really belong to the world of “Toy Story.” It’s Nine-Eye, a robot created for The Visionarium that occupied the same building between 1992 and 2004. This attraction’s…