While not the official line from Imagineering by any means, nonetheless, it seems everything in the Disney theme parks have some sort of story or reference to it and if you dig deep enough or look far enough, you'll figure it out. This week we continue that trend with an attraction that hasn't been featured much (or at all) in this column, Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. The show is set to a Mediterranean town in the French country side with it's buildings that have been painted faded yet pastel colors.
The buildings in the attraction are not random buildings selected, but rather based on the buildings and architecture of the town of Villefranche-sur-Mer in France. Imagineers selected the town specifically to model their town after Villefranche-sur-Mer to make the overall effect look more convincing. If you're wondering why France, don't forget that Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show is actually a copy of Moteurs & Action! Stunt Show Spectacular that debuted at Walt Disney Studios Paris in March of 2002. Therefore, it makes sense for France to be the backdrop for this attraction.
When looking at photos of the town and photos of the attraction buildings, you see a lot of those salmon, yellow and green colors from the buildings in the town. It all works together to sell the viewer in believing this is being shot in France and not a backlot in Florida.