Outside Paris, France
Walt Disney Theme Parks
Ride Rehabs - These dates are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate as refurbishments are subject to change.
Small World - NOW CLOSED through TBD
La Taniere du Dragon - Dec. 28 through TBD
Alice’s Curious Labyrinth - NOW CLOSED through Jan. 28
Le Carrousel de Lancelot - NOW CLOSED through Feb. 4
Pirates of the Caribbean - NOW CLOSED through Feb. 4
Thunder Mesa Riverboat - NOW CLOSED through TBD
Park News - (12/27/21) Blooloop reports on the completion of the renovations made to the castle at Disneyland Paris that has been ongoing for the past 12 months. The work went beyond just a refurbishment but also included the addition of new details and materials to make the already grand castle even more magical looking, as well as more resilient to the weather over the years to come.
They also mention that work has now started on a major renovation to the Disneyland Hotel as well, which will replace the furnishings inside and add on a more “royal theme” to the resort. This will include rooms adding inspiration from Disney stories like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled. Plus an assortment of other amenities and improvements are on the way that you can read about in this report, along with a video about all the castle renovations, so check it out.
(11/28/21) Snow has fallen across Disneyland Paris over the weekend and MouseSteps has posted a large photo and video update showing off the park as the snow gently falls from the sky.
(11/15/21) Just a heads up for anyone planning a visit to Disneyland Paris. While the theme park resort has been requiring all guests age 11 and up to wear face masks, starting on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 the age restriction will change to require all guests age 6 and up to wear a face covering at all times. This is part of a new requirement from the French government. In addition a “Health Pass” will be required to visit the park as well. These Health Passes can be issued in either paper or digital form and it verifies that each person is either fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson) or that a guest has been tested with a negative (PCR or Antigen) result within 72 hours of their visit, or that the guest has already been infected and recovered from COVID-19 for at least 11 days, but less than 6 months has past, so they have been unable to get a new vaccine.
2022 - 30th Anniversary Celebration / Castle Renovation - (1/27/22) Disneyland Paris has announced their plans for the 30th Anniversary celebration which will kick off on March 6, 2022. New decorations, new character costumes and new shows will be added of course as part of the celebration, along with a stunning new night show over Disneyland Paris called Disney D-light that will feature music, projection mapping and an army of 200 light-up drones that will take flight in the air over the castle for the big finale.
(11/26/21) Disneyland Paris will celebrate the resort's 30th anniversary starting on March 6, 2022. Much like how Walt Disney World is celebrating their 50th, many of the characters in Paris will be dressed up to have an all new look for the 30th Anniversary season. Other new additions coming in 2022 will be a new show at the castle / hub area and the return of many popular big performance events like “Disney Stars on Parade” and the “Disney Illuminations” nighttime spectacular.
???? through 2024 - Major New Attractions - Planned - (1/31/19) Screamscape sources tell us that Disneyland Paris may have been allocated some new funds to create two major new attractions at the park between 2022 and 2024. While one of the rides is still unknown (maybe the Indiana Jones rumor below?), the other attraction said to be coming would be a clone of the “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway” attraction opening later this year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. I can only imagine that Disney execs may be rather high on the new ride concept at this point as unconfirmed rumors of yet another clone of this same ride indicated it would also go to Disneyland in California.
There is lots of time between now and when these projects would get started through… enough time for the plans change entirely, but for now this seems to be the park’s short-term 5-year plan of expansion.
(11/23/17) According to Forbes, Disney is now planning on adding some kind of “major new attraction” to Disneyland Paris in 2024 as part of a massive new investment into the property now that they have full control over the property. Other new additions and capital expenditure projects planned over the next decade include upgrades to several hotel properties as well as adding Marvel themed attractions to the Walt Disney Studios Paris theme park.
???? - Future 3rd Park Plans - (2/17/20) According to the local news an agreement was made between the local government and The Walt Disney company that will see a deadline to commit to building a third theme park for the Disneyland Paris Resort extended by an extra ten years. The new date now lists 2036 as the deadline in which to make the decision to build a third park in the Marne-la-Vallee location, however there is also a requirement now set in place that attendance at the theme park resort will also have to rise to 22 million guests a year as well by 2036.
With attendance currently around 15 million guests a year, it would seem that this may likely be a reason behind the massive plans announced to extend the Walt Disney Studios theme park by adding several new themed lands and attractions, such as the Avengers Campus, a Frozen land, and even a Star Wars themed land as well as a lagoon for a night show. Should Disney not be able to meet the attendance level by 2036, there are measures in place to vote on another timeline extension, otherwise it gives the government the rights to sell off the land being held for Disney to other projects.