Marvel, Star Wars and Frozen... More about Disneyland Paris' WDS extension

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 13 May 2022 at 10h50
Disney group has announced a 2 billion-euro ($2.47 billion) investment to expand Disneyland Paris. All in all, three new theme parks have been announced around Marvel superheroes, Frozen and Star Wars, works will start in 2019 for an opening estimated for each zone from 2022. Here is more on the matter!
 Because of the coronavirus health crisis, the extension works have been suspended as soon as lockdown was announced and has been delayed when the authorities gave the green light. Therefore, the different lands may open later than what was planned first, even though nothing has been yet announced. Dates given in the articles are subject to change depending on announcements from the resort. Yet note the construction works continue during the new lockdown for the upcoming Avengers Campus among others, and the three lands remain topical, according to Disney group new CEO Bob Chapek, who addressed the issue during a conference with stockholders.

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”.

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 started in 2019 and to span over several years, starting with the renovation of the New-York Hotel around Marvel super heroes and which reopening is planned in June 2021. 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 "relive the movie" in these areas.

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Marvel land - Avengers Campus details:

  • Avengers Assemble: Flight Force - attraction, said to open in the summer 2022
    The attraction will entirely redesign the Rock'n'Rolller Coaster. The queue will get a makeover with the colors of the hero played by Robert Downey Jr. on the big screen. Yet, the rollercoaster course will not change.

  • "Web Slingers: a Spider-Man Adventure" - attraction, said to open in the summer 2022
    The brand-new Marvel attraction will be set in lieu of Armaggedon. Note that works are currenly under way and the original building has been destroyed. We're told we'd meet Spider-Man inviting children and their parents to join the Worldwide Ingeneering Brigade (WEB), a company created by Tony Stark and aiming at "developing new technologies for Super Heroes, starting with the improvement of Spider-Mand's outfit".

  • Pym Test Kitchen - restaurant, said to open in the summer 2022
    Ant-Man is coming to Disneyland Paris with a brand-new restaurant but details are yet to be announced. We only know that it will be set at the entrance of the Marvel land in lieu of the Blockbuster Café and the Restaurant des Stars. Please note that the Café des Cascadeux - set behind the Hollywood Tower - won't move out and will even get a new entrance.

  • Training Center - Meet & Greet, said to open in the summer 2022
    Super-hero fans will have the chance to meet Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and all of them within a brand-new building set next to the Rock'n'Roller Coaster in lieu of the Motor, Action!: stunshow spectacular garage.


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. Note that Parks & Resorts chief of section Josh D'Amaro has officialized the opening date in the summer 2022.

Avengers Campus, le futur land Marvel à Disneyland Paris

Frozen land details:

  • Attraction similar to Frozen Ever After in Hong-Kong Disneyland and Epcot, name unknown - said to open in 2023
  • New restaurant with views on the lake (250 seats) - opening date unknown
  • New stores - opening date unknown
    According to a book of administrative acts released in December 2019, this store will cover 173sqm and a 62sqm booth is said to be planned.


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.

Disneyland Paris : le point sur les trois nouvelles zones et les dates d'ouverture

Star Wars land details:

  • Attraction still unknown - opening date unknown
    Even though Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is now open at the Californian park, no info has been dropped as for a possible porting of one of the two attractions of this new and immersive land. Note that it could also be a brand-new and unique and exlusive attraction at the Parisian park.
  • New restaurant (less than 300 seats) - opening date unknown
  • New storesopening date unknown
  • Meet & Greetopening date unknown


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.

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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!

Lake zone details:

  • Ride still unknown - according to a Disneyland Paris release, it will be a "family-friendly outdoor" ride
  • New restaurant - in an "Art Nouveau" style featuring 250 seats
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A large avenue will take guests onto this upcoming lake, moving the Studio Tram Tour ride, that became the Cars Route 66 Road Trip ride in the summer 2021, focusing on Flash McQueen's universe. Works for the lake are to start very soon, and expected to open at the same time as the Frozen lan.

As for the public opening of the three new zones, it is planned in several steps from 2022, but subject to change depending on the project progression. Anyway, we are looking forward to it, friends!

Practical information

Location

Disneyland
77700 Bailly Romainvilliers

Access
RER A station "Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy - Parc Disneyland"

Official website
www.disneylandparis.fr

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