In the previous article about the Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality book i’ve shown you the great renderings of the Disneyland Paris that never was which are included in the book. Today, i will show you another type of great documents which you can also find in the book and it is stunning pictures of Disneyland Paris seen from above. And all these pictures were shot by aerial photography master Yann Arthus Bertrand who did the acclaimed “Earth from Above” book. No one is better than Arthus Bertrand for aerial pictures and we were extremely lucky to have pictures from him in the book!


Above, a fantastic view showing Big Thunder at sunset and a part of DLP Frontierland. And below another aerial shot of DLP Big Thunder. A great one as it shows almost all of BTM track!

One of the most gorgeous aerial shot of Disneyland Paris ever done showing the whole Frontierland! Click to enlarge the picture.

On this next shot, the Disneyland Paris railroad is entering Adventureland and passes in front of Indiana Jones Temple du Péril.

Talking about Indiana Jones Temple du Péril here is another picture showing the temple seen from above.

Let’s stay in Adventureland with this great aerial picture of Captain Hook’s pirate ship and Adventure Isle.

Let’s move now to Fantasyland with this beautiful sunrise shot showing the back of Sleeping Beauty castle.

Another fantastic picture showing a big part of Fantasyland with also the Disneyland Paris railroad passing by.

Now, you need to know that all these great aerial pictures that you will find in the book are reproduced on full double pages ( or full page for the vertical shots ) which makes them even more spectacular when you’re reading the book as each double page is 31 X 46 cm!

And when we didn’t had pictures of Yann Arthus Bertrand, like for instance for Discoveryland, you’ll find spectacular pictures like this one showing the Nautilus and Space Mountain, also reproduced in the book on a double page.

However Yann Arthus Bertrand also did aerial shots above DLP hotels and came back with some great ones like the one below showing the Newport Bay hotel which is reproduced on a double page in the chapter about DLP Hotels and Disney Village.

By the way, whether it is an aerial shot or not, each time a picture deserved to be on a double page you’ll find it in the book. A good example is this next one, a stunning night shot showing the Main Street Electrical Parade in front of Sleeping Beauty castle.

So, you see, in addition to the 250 WDI renderings and the 750 hundred of others great pictures of the park, and the great text from Didier telling all the story of the making of the park, the Disneyland Paris book has even more to offer than you might have thought. All the pictures you’ve seen above are of course include in the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book, and if you don’t own the book yet, you now understand why it is such a great book.

I have just a few copies of Disneyland Paris “From Sketch to Reality” available and you still can enjoy the Christmas Special Offer on its English edition, so make sure to order a copy if you don’t own it yet, as it is the last ones! The French edition is totally out of stock but if you’re french, and wish to purchase the book in its english edition i will send you a PDF file of the full French text of the French edition.

To place your order for the DLP book, please send me an email at: [email protected] with your shipping address. The price during the Christmas special offer is 65€ ( instead of 85€ ) and shipping worldwide is 22€ ( except Belgium and Italy for which it is 29€ ).

For French readers a PDF file of the full French text of the French edition will be sent.
Lecteurs Français: Etant donné que l’édition française est épuisée, un fichier du texte complet original en Français sera envoyé aux acheteurs Français ne comprenant pas l’anglais.

Also, each order will receive two GREAT surprise gifts!

You can pay with Paypal, credit card or bank transfer. For Paypal payments please send directly the full amount  including shipping ( 87€ worldwide, except for Belgium and Italy for which it is 104€ ) at: [email protected]  If you wish to pay by credit card and bank transfer, let me know in your email and i’ll tell you how to do.

If you’ve never seen the book before, don’t miss the video below showing the full 320 pages of the book!

Pictures: copyright Yann Arthus Bertrand

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