The Far Western Riverbend

In the American Disney parks, Frontierland and the Rivers of America are a reflection of the country's pioneering spirit and thirst for exploration.  In Disneyland Paris, however, the Wild West represents more of a romanticized mythos taken from abroad.  As a result, the waterways take on the monicker of "Rivers of the Far West," reflecting Europe's existing disposition as the Western World.  Beyond the nomenclature, though, the theming and atmosphere are very similar, and the wilderness vibe is similarly rustic and gorgeous.  This scene of the Molly Brown--Paris' version of the Mark Twain--rounding the riverbend back toward Thunder Mesa is a lovely example.

The Molly Brown comes around the corner on the Rivers of the Far West in Disneyland Paris' Frontierland.


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