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  Disney Studios secrets revealed
Updated 15 March 2002, 22.36
Armoured car at the Armageddon Special Effects
Armoured car at the Armageddon Special Effects

Final touches are being made at the Walt Disney Studios in Paris, due to open its gates on Saturday.

And CBBC Newsround Online are there to tell you all about it.

With Disneyland Paris next door, it will be the second biggest theme park in Europe.

Making good rides

Mickey fountain and Earful Tower

But we wanted to know what makes a good ride in a theme park. We grabbed an "imagineer", special engineers who work on ideas for Disney, to find out.

Paul Osterhout let us in on a few Studio secrets.

"What we wanted to do at the Studios is put you, the visitor, behind the scenes and make you part of the action".

  Click here for dramatic Stunt Show pictures

"In Armageddon, we want you to be the actor and be part of the action and in the Art of Animation we teach you about cartooning. Then you get to be the animator!"

They even asked children what they thought would be good in the Studios.

But the real test is on Saturday when thousands of 8 to 15 year olds give their verdict when the gates open.

Don't forget to check back on Saturday for our Press Packer, Stephanie's verdict on the part on the second of her reports.

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