What was announced over two years ago for the $2.5 billion USD multi-year expansion for Walt Disney Studios Park featuring Marvel, Star Wars and Frozen. The huge expansion plans were announced when former chairman and CEO, Bob Iger was running the company. As both Iger and French President Emmanuel Macron at the Palais de l’Elysée in France made the announcement back then.
The construction progress was put on a halt due towards the global pandemic at Disneyland Paris and the estimated time frames were shuffled around drastically. The multi-year expansion plans were intended to be rolling out in phases in 2021 but, that never came to fruition and the creative vision for a brand new lake. As it will be focal point for entertainment and will also connect each of the new park areas.
Walt Disney Studios Park is doing the same formula for Disney California Adventure 2.0 for “reimagining” different projects, for the commitment and growth success for Europe and United Kingdom’s most visited theme park for the resort.
Now fast forward today, as the resort “finally gave a long over due update” for what’s ahead. With the recent kick off Disneyland Paris’ 30th anniversary and the real anniversary approaching shortly on April 12th, as the first main focus is the opening of the Avengers Campus.
With Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the installed center piece of the QuinJet, has entered its final construction phase and is expected to open in summer 2022. And just next door, work has already begun on the future Frozen-themed area which will immerse guests in the Kingdom of Arendelle, iconic ice mountain and all.
The Walt Disney Animation Studios blockbuster that blew up and took the world by a “ice storm” is the next phase of these projects at Disneyland Paris. Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and their friends will soon welcome Guests to their very own world within Walt Disney Studios Park.
Construction started recently on the Frozen-themed area, with the project calling upon the talents of people from hundreds of diverse professions, spanning Walt Disney Imagineering teams in Paris and across the world.
Here’s what guests can expect from this massive phased expansion at the park:
“As guests approach the heart of the Park, Elsa’s Ice Castle will welcome them from afar. This magnificent structure will stand atop of a 131-foot snow-covered mountain, right next to a 3-hectare lake. The Kingdom of Arendelle will open its gates to the public “for the first time in forever”, and on this occasion, many experiences will await, including a new attraction that will take Guests on a journey alongside iconic Characters from the world of Frozen. The village – with its film-inspired architectural style – will be home to a shop, and restaurant serving dishes with a Nordic touch. In addition, Guests will get to meet their favorite Characters during a royal Meet & Greet they will remember forever.”Disneyland Paris
“Guests will walk along a promenade surrounded by lush landscapes; a combination of themed gardens and green walkways. This fantasy world – perfect for daydreaming or enjoying entertainment – will serve as the transition between the new themed areas that will surround the future lake, and will completely transform the Park’s atmosphere. Here, Guests will be treated to an outdoor family attraction, an elegant table-service restaurant comprising 250 seats on the lakefront. With its Art Nouveau design, the restaurant will offer breathtaking panoramic views across the lake along with special meet-and-greet opportunities with Disney characters.”Disneyland Paris
As Disneyland Paris continues to grow and evolve, as these are the big ambitious projects on the horizon coming to Walt Disney Studios Park.
More information will be released as the construction work progresses.
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