For our fourth article on the development of the Euro Disney Resort, we take you to the Broadway Entertainment Center—a unique collection of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences located just beyond the Euro Disneyland Theme Park. Like the Euro Disney Resort itself, the Broadway Entertainment Center is scheduled for a spring 1992 opening. -Ed.
What will you do at Euro Disney Resort when you're not at the Theme Park or enjoying the amenities of the hotels and campground?
You could go shopping on the streets of America, dine in Chicago, dance through hurricanes, or cheer yourself hoarse as cowboys and Indians demonstrate feats of Western skill. This is just part of what’s being planned for the exciting entertainment complex now under construction at the Resort.
“Situated across from The Euro Disneyland Hotel—about 400 yards— there will be a little village,” explains Alain Delabarre, General Manager in charge of Operations for the Entertainment Center. “Here we will have six shops, a French Post Office, an Office of Tourism for Ile de France, five restaurants, a disco nightclub, a Western dance hall, and a real Wild West Dinner Show.”
Delabarre came to the Euro Disney project in March 1989 from the Boca Raton Hotel & Club in Florida where he was Director of Food and Beverage.
“I had been away from France for 23 years,” he says. “When this project was offered, I decided it was time to come home.”
The theming of the Entertainment Center, like that of the Euro Disney hotels, is totally American.
“Frank Gehry, a very talented Los Angeles architect, designed all the elements of the Entertainment Center” says Goulam Amarsy, Development Manager for the project.
“Then a French company, Saubotaet Jullien, who also worked on the new Opera in Paris, did the working drawings. Brand and Allen designed the boutiques interiors; Morris Nathanson designed the restaurants and Wild Wfest Show interiors.”
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