In my previous articles about Disneyland Paris, I’ve shown you the great renderings of the DLP that never was which are included in my book, Disneyland Paris From Sketch To Reality. Today, I’ll share with you some stunning pictures of Disneyland Paris as seen from above. All of these pictures were shot by aerial photography master Yann Arthus Bertrand, who did a lot of famous books including the acclaimed “Earth from Above”. 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 the Big Thunder Mountain track!

For those who haven't been to Disneyland Paris, Big Thunder is located on the island you'd expect to find Tom Sawyer (or Tarzan) in other Disneyland style parks


One of the most gorgeous aerial shots of DLP ever taken, showing the whole of Frontierland!

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

Speaking of Indiana Jones Temple du Péril, here is another picture showing the temple, from above of course.

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 where we didn’t have pictures of Yann Arthus Bertrand, like for instance for Discoveryland, you’ll find spectacular pictures such as this one, showing the Nautilus and Space Mountain.

However, Yann Arthus Bertrand also did aerial shots above the Disneyland Paris 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.

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 hundreds of other great pictures of the park, as well as the story of the making of the park, the Disneyland Paris book has even more to offer than you might have thought. If you don’t own the book yet, you probably wish you did.

And, good news, MiceChat’s Dusty Sage has placed Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality on sale for a very limited time (You’ll save $40 per book if you act now). Below, you can see a video showing the whole book, and to know more about the book and how to order please visit the MiceChat Store: Order Disneyland Paris From Sketch To Reality

As you’ve seen in the pictures above, Disneyland Paris is gorgeous from the air. But I assure you that it is even more beautiful up close and in person.

Have you visited Disneyland Paris? Or better yet, have you seen it from above?