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Disneyland attractions as franchise writ large: Although some of the Disneyland Paris attractions—notably Haunted Mansion—are modified versions of their American counterparts, others are simply dubbed into French. Star Tours is one of those. (Rex, the pilot-robot, speaks in French, but all of the radio communications “sent” to the ship are still in English.)

Also note the blue-and-orange architecture, the molded plastic walls, the LCD-font flashing on the monitors: As many a Disney Imagineer has lamented, tomorrow has a nasty way of becoming today. 

How do you know you’re in a spaceport? And will we be disappointed by more contemporary (possibly Bond-ian) visions?

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