The Backlot area of the Walt Disney Studios park is basically the back left section when you enter the park or are looking at the park guidemap.


Attractions & Entertainment Venues
Current Entertainment:
  • Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular (Opened: Mar 16, 2002)
Retired Attractions:
  • Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (Mar 16, 2002 - Sep 01, 2019)
  • Armageddon: les Effets Speciaux (Mar 16, 2002 - Mar 31, 2019)
  • Meet Spider-Man


  • Rock Around the Shop

Restaurants & Refreshment
  • Cafe des Cascadeurs
  • Disney Blockbuster Cafe

Geek's Thoughts & Observations

  • Backlot Overview - I found it hard to understand the Backlot vs Production Courtyard sections of the park. For example when I think of Backlot I would have put the street facades as well as tram tour in that area vs production.

  • Moteurs… Action! Student Show Spectacular - I was curious how the original compared to the one at Walt Disney World.  It was just as slow moving and adding to this was the fact they had to do it in two languages.. English and French so everything took even longer.  There were some tweaks to the show in terms of stunts.  For example less jumps, more motorcylces, the burning suit is lit with a lighter vs sliding through fire, no watercraft, they used an adult instead of a child for the remote control car and no high fall all jumped out to me.

  • Armageddon: les Effets Speciaux - This felt extremely dated to me and in need of an update.  The fire effects were extremely well done and interesting but on the whole the show seemed slow and stale.

  • Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith - I am not a coaster person so I skipped this. But from the outside it was very "flat".. just some light rigging and signs. Unlike Walt Disney World that at least has the guitar and courtyard out front.

  • Meet Spider-Man - I skipped this too since the line was longer than my patience to see a character. It looked like standard meet and greet set up from what I could see.

Geek's Pictures & Video

I visited Disneyland Paris in the Fall of 2015. Visit my 2015 Disneyland Paris trip summary page for links to all the picture & video sets.

Day 6 Part VI: Discoveryland

September 29, 2015 - Walt Disney Studios Park

An afternoon walk around the Walt Disney Studios Park including several Backlot attractions.


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