By Jocelyn Buhlman
The world of Disneyland Paris is about get a whole lot bigger. Today Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced plans for a 2 billion euro, multi-year expansion for Disneyland Paris alongside French President Emmanuel Macron at the Palais de l’Elysée in Paris. The new development will include a transformation of magical proportions to the Walt Disney Studios Park, adding three new areas that are based on Marvel, Frozen, and Star Wars, along with multiple new attractions and live entertainment experiences.
This fantastical expansion is one of Disneyland Paris’ most ambitious development projects since the park opened in 1992, and emphasizes Disney’s commitment to Disneyland Paris’ long-term success as Disney’s brand beacon in Europe.
“We’re very excited about the future of Disneyland Paris and continue to invest in its long-term success,” Iger said. “The resort is already the leading tourist destination in Europe, and the transformative expansion we announced today will add even more of our beloved characters and unparalleled storytelling to create new lands, attractions, and entertainment that further elevate the guest experience and drive new opportunities for tourism in this dynamic region.”
The new areas will infuse some of Disney’s most popular stories and characters into this unique destination, building upon the success of the resort’s 25th Anniversary celebration and continuing to enhance the guest experience for millions of Europeans. In addition to the three new areas, the expansion will also include a new lake, which will be the focal point for new, enchanting entertainment experiences and will act as the connecting point for each of the new park areas.
Disneyland Paris Resort has been at work expanding their magic for a while. From a spectacular 25th Anniversary celebration in the spring of 2017 to the award-winning new entertainment shows, the park has committed to making Disneyland Paris a special experience for guests visiting from all over the world. Just this month, Disneyland Paris announced plans for a new Marvel-themed attraction that will be coming to the Walt Disney Studios as part of the new Marvel area development. In 2020, the resort will open Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, a reimagining of Disney’s Hotel New York that will showcase the inspiring worlds of Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider-Man, among others. And a super summer is just ahead with the Marvel Summer of Super Heroes seasonal event taking place at Disneyland Paris, where guests can meet their favorite heroes and experience new live entertainment.