Disneyland Paris expands! Disney CEO Bob Iger has presented French president Emmanuel Macron a spending plan of the Parisian theme park with an investment of 2 billion euros ($2.47 billion) for three new themed areas: “The expansion plan is one of the most ambitious development projects at Disneyland Paris since its opening in 1992” he says.
US entertainment giant CEO continues: “It underscores the company's commitment to the long-term success of the resort as Disney's brand beacon in Europe”. An announce hailed by the French President on Twitter, thanking Bob Iger for his “long-term investment” and his “very strong commitment in France”.
Frozen, Star Wars and Marvel, three new lands to open in @DisneyLandParis. Thank you @RobertIger for your long-term investment and very strong commitment in France. Your confidence shows that France is back! #ChooseFrance pic.twitter.com/mFHacnYFNq— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) 27 février 2018
Three new areas devoted to the 3 major sagas of the big-eared company: Marvel super heroes (the renovation of the Rock’n’Roller Coaster ride will be one of the key elements), the Star Wars saga and the animated Movie Frozen.
Works said to start from 2019 and spanning over several years, starting with the renovation of the New-York Hotel around Marvel super heroes and which reopening is planned in 2020. As for the park, this extension is said to cover 31ha and includes the three involves areas. In an interview with Le Parisien, Walt Disney Imagineering vice-president David Wilson tells about the idea guests will "live a new experience" and not "reliving the movie" in these areas.
Marvel land - Avengers Campus details:
Be that as it may, Avengers Campus is going to be the European headquarters of the Avengers where Cast Members are said to recruit new agents.
Frozen land details:
Please note that a 40-m high mountain will be built to house the only attraction of the land but Elsa's castle will echo Sleeping Beauty's Castle and visible from the furture Walt Disney studios "Main Street", a new street said to open in 2022. As for the attraction, it's said to cover a 7900sqm floor space plan.
Star Wars land details:
Note that the maximal height of the buildings is said to reach about 17 meters, for an overlaid decor reaching about 40 meters high and cover a floor space plan of abut 10,200sqm.
The project plans the creation of a new 3-ha artificial lake “the theater for new show that will join the three new areas of the park”. And according to a prefectural decree authorizing the realization of this project, these new shows are "planned in partnership with the new universes leading to the expansion of the park", including "pyrotechnics shows, lightning effects, water effects". You can expect to see Marvel superheroes, Star Wars and Frozen in wonderful shows on this new water body!
A large avenue will take guests onto this upcoming lake, moving the Studio Tram Tour ride, said to become a Cars ride. Works should start by the end of 2019 according to our colleagues from Le Parisien for an opening planned - according to the public inquiry - for 2023. And last but not least, the public is said to be welcome starting from 2025 but the date may change, depending on how works go on. Anyway, we're looking forwards, friends!
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