Wide open Discoveryland has long been held in high esteem as arguably the only Tomorrowland to never become dated or feel stale as the years have passed. This is because it was never really designed to a particular futuristic style but instead configured around a futurism that never was--a steampunk-inspired, Jules Verne-borrowing retro-futurism that feels both nostalgic and progressive at the same time, with colorful accents, integral landscape, and fantastical architectural forms. It also is filled with a prominent skyline marking multiple attractions--Space Mountain, Videopolis, Orbitron, and Autopia, to name a few. And all of this comes together under a particularly scenic beauty, organic weaving together as though the forms had always been there like that. It's a magnificent setting that I can never get enough of, and even though Shanghai Disneyland's Tomorrowland presents a strong challenge in the design and epic scale department, Disneyland Paris' Discoveryland will always hold the edge thanks to its strengths plus nostalgic reasons.
|Multiple icons adorn this angle of Discoveryland!|