WALT DISNEY STUDIOS PARIS
Outside Paris, France
Walt Disney Theme Parks
Walt Disney Studios Paris: Ride Rehabs - The following information is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Studio Tram Tour - August 2016 through April 2017
Flying Carpets - Sept. 5 through Sept. 9
Toy Soldier Parachute Drop - Sept. 12 through Sept. 16
General Park News - (8/25/16) DLPToday has confirmed that a "Star Wars: Season of the Force" event is coming to the Disneyland Paris resort in early 2017. Since Star Tours is still closed for it's upgrade to the new version of the attraction the event will take place at the Walt Disney Studios park.
The lineup mentioned so far includes various Star Wars themed shows and events (live and projection) but nothing in the way of themed attractions. Of course I've been hearing rumors of a Hyperspace Mountain overlay being planned for the Orlando version of Rock 'n Roller Coaster for some time now, so it would make sense to clone their efforts for Paris as well if the Orlando version comes to pass. We'll have to wait and see.
(5/17/16) The Rock 'n Roller Coaster at Walt Disney Studios Paris has been closed for a length refurbishment since Feb. 28th, one that will last thought to June 17th when the ride will reopen. During the refurbishment the team will be upgrading the magnetic launch system for the coaster. You can read more about it here.
(4/7/16) According to the latest posted on Disney & More, some kind of night show that would feature projection mapping across the Tower of Terror is being considered for special busy periods of holiday events at Walt Disney Studios Paris. If this sounds familiar, it should, as the park performed a fantastic looking projection show on the Tower of Terror for the grand opening that has not been forgotten.
(5/23/15) A schedule of long-term attraction closure dates has been posted for Disneyland Paris and the Walt Disney Studios Paris parks this week. Of course there are some very interesting items of note within which you can read about below.
2016 - Mickey and the Magician - (1/8/16) The rumors of a new show coming to replace Animaguque at the Walt Disney Studios Paris park were confirmed earlier this week. The new stage show will be called "Mickey and the Magician" and is planned to open on July 2, 2016.
(1/28/15) Disney & More reports that a new show will go into Studio 3 to replace the park's long running Animagique show sometime in 2016.
2017 - Revised Studio Tram Tour - Planned - (1/28/15) Disney & More reports that the Studio Tram Tour could be rebuilt with a new station further back to allow for more park expansion, as well as add new additional scenes to the tour, all coming as early as 2017 if approved. If it happens, look for the current tour to close in late August 2016.
Aprox. 2018 - Toy Story Midway Mania / Pixar Studios - Planning – (1/28/15) Disney & More reports that we can look for Toy Story Mania to open at the Walt Disney Studios Paris park by late 2017 or early 2018.
(11/24/14) A long term plan is said to be in the works to expand the Toy Story Playland area with a few new attractions, add a version of the Toy Story Midway Mania interactive dark ride, and transform have a Pixar Studios themed area take over the Animation Courtyard area.
???? - Guardians of the Galaxy / Tower of Terror - RUMOR - (3/22/16) A new Marvel themed project that many will find quite shocking is in the works... and it involves putting a Marvel theme over an existing Disney icon style attraction that has a lot of fans. Rumors of this are already starting to spread, and according to my sources the rumor has moved into discussions about parks that are quite simply not involved yet, or were not really ever intended to be involved. So what is it?
What would you say if I mentioned that a Guardians of the Galalxy themed retrofit of the existing Tower of Terror attraction had been pitched as a possible new Marvel themed attraction concept for Disney California Adventure and the Walt Disney Studios Paris parks? While you are picking up your jaw off the floor, yes... this is a real proposal. But that's it at this point... just an idea being proposed as a way to quickly add a Marvel attraction to DCA in time to take advantage of the Marvel Phase 3 film slate.
How will the Tower be rethemed to fit Guardians of the Galaxy? I really don't know... though the one theory that I've heard seems to try to use The Collector character (Benicio Del Toro) in a similar fashion to Lord Henry Mystic from Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor. Guests, passing through a vault of The Collectors' rare artifacts disturb something they shouldn't that sends them on a wild adventure.
Again... this is all just a proposal, and from what I'm hearing the concept has been pitched as both a permanent change as well as just a temporary overlay over the existing attraction.
Unfortunately the rumor mill got a hold of this way too soon, and have already started to spread rumors of the concept taking over the Florida Tower of Terror which is mechanically very different from the others and has evolved over the years into serving as the virtual icon of that entire park. In addition, many would be quick to point out that the Tower of Terror represents what many feel is the pinnacle of WDW attraction design. Now, this isn't to say that WDW doesn't know about the plan, as they do, and I'm sure they too have played the "What If?" game to see what would happen if they jumped on the bandwagon. So while anything is possible... this was not the original intent. Nor was sticking another clone in Tokyo DisneySea for that matter. So for now... this is all we know, and nothing has been decided anywhere for any attraction. It's just a proposal, so put away the torches and pitchforks for now.
Through 2022 - Marvel Super Heroes - Planning – (11/24/14) Another long term plan for the Studios park is to bring the world of Marvel Comics to life, taking over the park’s current Backlot area. We’ve already seen them bring a Spiderman meet & greet area into the park, and the next phase may be a highly themed dedicated Marvel character Meet & Greet area that could take over the building where the Armageddon attraction currently is. Beyond that, look for Rock ‘n Roller Coaster to possibly be rethemed to tie into to the Marvel Universe somehow and the entire area around this end of the park slowly transformed into an entire Marvel land by approximately 2022 along with a second rumored roller coaster style ride of some kind. Currently it doesn’t seem like there is any plan to bring a copy of the Iron Man ride going into Hong Kong to Paris however as it is deemed too similar to Star Tours 2. (Of course, many people said Universal would never bring Transformers to Orlando with Spiderman next door because they used the same ride system, but they did and both attractions are extremely popular with park guests, so never say never…)
???? - Pandora: The World of Avatar - Rumor - (11/24/14) Rumor has it that if the Avatar themed land going into Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Florida works out, Imagineering is looking to possibly add a small version of it to Walt Disney Studios sometime in the future. At this rate however, I wouldn’t look for anything like this to happen until well after the Orlando version has opened and had time to work out any kinks.