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Sleeping Beauty Castle  

Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant ("Sleeping Beauty Castle") rises 50 metres (160 ft) at the centre of Disneyland Paris.

The Castle features two parts, a dungeon type area in the base featuring a Audio-Animatronic dragon, and above, a concrete balcony walkthrough area with Sleeping Beauty stained glass windows and tapestries.

Since Europe is home to the castles that inspired the structures at Disney's first three parks, Imagineers reconsidered what kind of edifice would stand at the hub of its first European theme park. Many different concepts were then created and considered.

The team eventually settled on Imagineer Tom Morris' approach to the established Disney castle. Walt Disney Pictures's own 1959 film Sleeping Beauty provided the inspiration for the Castle's surrounding square trees.

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