Disneyland Paris Information

Last Updated on: May 23rd, 2024

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Disneyland Paris, originally known as Euro Disneyland, is a world-class resort and theme park complex located in Marne-la-Vallée, a suburb of Paris, France. It is the second Disney resort to be built outside the United States and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe. Spanning over 4,800 acres, Disneyland Paris encompasses two theme parks, several hotels, a shopping and dining district, and a golf course.

The resort was officially opened on April 12, 1992, after several years of planning and construction. It was the result of a collaboration between The Walt Disney Company and the French government, who envisioned creating a magical destination that would bring the beloved Disney characters and stories to Europe.

Disneyland Paris consists of two main theme parks:

  1. Disneyland Park: Modeled after the original Disneyland in California, Disneyland Park is a fantasyland divided into five themed lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Discoveryland. The park features iconic attractions like Sleeping Beauty Castle, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, and It’s a Small World, as well as parades, live entertainment, and character meet-and-greets.
  2. Walt Disney Studios Park: Opened in 2002, Walt Disney Studios Park is dedicated to the magic of filmmaking and offers guests a behind-the-scenes look at the world of movies and animation. The park is divided into four studio lots: Front Lot, Toon Studio, Production Courtyard, and Backlot. It features attractions like Ratatouille: The Adventure, Crush’s Coaster, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Beyond the theme parks, Disneyland Paris offers a range of hotels and accommodations to suit different budgets and preferences. The resort’s seven Disney Hotels are themed to transport guests into various Disney stories and settings. Additionally, there are several partner hotels on the resort property, providing even more lodging options.

Disney Village is the resort’s entertainment, shopping, and dining district. It offers a vibrant atmosphere with restaurants, shops, live music, and entertainment options, making it the perfect place for guests to unwind after a day at the parks.

Throughout the year, Disneyland Paris hosts special events, seasonal celebrations, and spectacular fireworks displays to add even more magic to the guest experience.

Disneyland Paris is not only a destination for European visitors but also attracts guests from all over the world who come to experience the enchantment and charm of Disney in a unique European setting. It continues to be a dream destination for families, Disney enthusiasts, and adventure-seekers alike, offering a world of magic and imagination in the heart of Europe.Disneyland Paris phantom manor

Disneyland Paris Facts and Statistics

What year did Disneyland Paris open:

1992 (as Euro Disney Resort)


Where is Disneyland Paris located?

Mame-la-Vallee, France


Amount of time it took to build Disneyland Paris:

roughly 4 years


When did Euro Disney become Disneyland Paris:

1995


Year that Walt Disney Studios Park opened:

2002


Walt Disney Studios Park was originally supposed to be named Disney-MGM Studios Paris.


 Amount of land that makes up Disneyland Paris:

5,510 acres


Number of Disney-owned hotels at Disneyland Paris:

7

(Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Hotel New York, Disney’s Newport Bay Club, Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe and Disney’s Davy Crockett ranch)


Number of rooms at Disneyland Paris hotels owned by Disney:

5,750 rooms

Last updated FY 2021


Number of rooms at Disneyland Paris hotels not owned by Disney:

2,575 rooms

Last updated FY 2021


Size of Disneyland Paris’ Disney Village:

500,000 square feet


Number of Disneyland Paris visitors (all time):

320 million

Last updated 3/2/17


Amount of value Disneyland Paris has added to the French economy:

€68 billion

Last updated 6/12/17


Amount of state revenues Disneyland Paris has contributed:

€7.1 billion

Last updated 3/2/17


Average number of jobs Disneyland Paris generates each year:

56,000 jobs

Last updated 3/2/17


Number of Disneyland Paris cast members:

15,000

Last updated 3/2/17


Number of different nationalities employed by Disneyland Paris:

100

Last updated 3/2/17


Number of different languages spoken by Disneyland Paris cast members:

20

Last updated 3/2/17


Disney’s ownership share of Disneyland Paris:

81%

Last updated 10/1/16


Disneyland Paris attendance total for 2019:

9.745 million visitors

A complete rundown of Disney Park attendance statistics can be found here.


Amount of water recycled daily at Disneyland Paris:

475,000 gallons


Number of restaurants in Disneyland Paris’ Downtown Villiage:

15

Last updated 6/12/17


Amount of meeting and seminar space at Disneyland Paris:

95 meeting rooms and 516,000 sq ft of space


4 million people rode the new Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalment Toquee de Remy ride in its first year.


Number of trees in Disneyland Paris:

35,000


Number of shrubs in Disneyland Paris:

450,000


Height of Disneyland Paris’ Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride:

13 stories


Number of meals served annually at Disneyland Paris:

20 million meals

Last updated 6/12/17


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