When designing Adventureland for Disneyland Paris, Imagineers intended to keep the original idea of blending exotic environments from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Yet, since the One Thousand and One Arabian Nightsare part of the European vision of exotism, they decided to add a middle-eastern pavilion at the entrance of the land. Named Adventureland Bazaar, this small recreation of an oriental city acts as a shopping and eating place.
In 1992, at the opening of the land, the building featured a covered maze-like street network and many shops:
Les Trésors de Schéhérazade (Schaharazade's Treasures)
In 1999, most of the building was turned into Agrabah Café, although the name Adventureland Bazaar is still used as well. All shops and streets were merged to make one whole complex, although the details of the place are left uncharged (except for the shop Le Chant de Tam-Tams which was fully modified). Les Trésors de Schéhérazade and La Giraffe Curieuse (located outside) are the only remaining shops. As such, this place now offers a table service for guests. The restaurant specializes in a wide range of mediterranean meals.
Details of the Bazaar
The Bazaar features many references to tails from Arabian Nights:
A mural of Shaharazade telling stories to her husband.
A mural of the Ebony Horse.
A mural of Princess Periezade.
A room themed to the Snake Queen.
A Roc's egg laid on top of a tower.
Originally, the building also featured a proper oriental loop, basically composed of gamalan and flute music (for example Tep Menoram Dance). Since the Disney film Aladdin was released in 1992, this soundtrack was soon replaced with the movie's one. However, the original soundtrack was brought back shortly after the park's 15th anniversary.