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'''Walt Disney Studios Park''' is the second theme park of [[Disneyland Paris]], and is also owned and operated by Euro Disney S.C.A. It is located to the west of the hub, next door to [[Disneyland Park (Paris)|Disneyland Park]] at the heart of the resort in [[Marne-la-Vallée]]. Since April 2, [[2010]], the New Generation Festival has been the park's theme.
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|name = Walt Disney Studios Park
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|image = Walt_Disney_Studios_Park.png
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|resort = [[Disneyland Paris]]
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|location = Marne-la-Vallée, [[France]]
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|opened = [[March 16]], [[2002]]
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|owner = [[The Walt Disney Company]]
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|operator = [[Disney Parks, Experiences and Products]]
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|status = Open
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|previousnames = Disney-MGM Studios Europe (working title)
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|theme = Movies, production, behind-the-scenes
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|operatingseason = Year-round}}'''Walt Disney Studios Park''' is the second theme park of [[Disneyland Paris]], and is also owned and operated by Euro Disney S.C.A. It is located to the west of the hub, next door to [[Disneyland Park (Paris)|Disneyland Park]] at the heart of the resort in [[Marne-la-Vallée]].
   
 
==Dedication==
 
==Dedication==
''To all who enter this studio of dreams...welcome. Walt Disney Studios is dedicated to our timeless fascination and affection for cinema and television. Here we celebrate the art and the artistry of storytellers from Europe and around the world who create magic. May this special place stir our own memories of the past, and our dreams of the future.'' -[[Michael Eisner|Michael D. Eisner]], March 16, 2002
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''To all who enter this studio of dreams...welcome. Walt Disney Studios is dedicated to our timeless fascination and affection for cinema and television. Here we celebrate the art and the artistry of storytellers from Europe and around the world who create magic. May this special place stir our own memories of the past, and our dreams of the future.'' - [[Michael Eisner|Michael D. Eisner]], March 16, 2002
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
[[File:Walt Disney Studios Park entrance.jpg|thumb|250px|Entrance to the park.]]
 
[[File:Walt Disney Studios Park entrance.jpg|thumb|250px|Entrance to the park.]]
The park opened on [[March 16]], [[2002]] and is themed after a working film studio, with the "lands" being studio lots. Most of its attractions are imported from the other Disney parks in [[Disneyland Resort|California]], [[Walt Disney World Resort|Florida]] and [[Tokyo Disney Resort|Tokyo]], although the park has original attractions including Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular, which was later exported to [[Disney's Hollywood Studios]] at the [[Walt Disney World Resort]] in Florida.
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The park opened on [[March 16]], [[2002]] and is themed after a working film studio, with the "lands" being studio lots. Most of its attractions are imported from the other Disney parks in [[Disneyland Resort|California]], [[Walt Disney World|Florida]], and [[Tokyo Disney Resort|Tokyo]], although the park has original attractions including Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular, which was later exported to [[Disney's Hollywood Studios]] at the [[Walt Disney World]] in Florida.
   
 
It was traditional for a period of time for [[Walt Disney Feature Animation]] to have a satellite animation studio at each of the company's resorts, but the Paris studio was located in Montreuil, at the city limits of Paris and was never associated with the park. Originally the Brizzi studio owned by brothers Paul Brizzi and Gaëtan Brizzi, Disney purchased the studio in the early 1990s and renamed it Walt Disney Feature Animation Paris (WDFA). WDFA Paris' first films were ''[[A Goofy Movie]]'' and the [[Mickey Mouse]] short ''[[Runaway Brain]]''.
 
It was traditional for a period of time for [[Walt Disney Feature Animation]] to have a satellite animation studio at each of the company's resorts, but the Paris studio was located in Montreuil, at the city limits of Paris and was never associated with the park. Originally the Brizzi studio owned by brothers Paul Brizzi and Gaëtan Brizzi, Disney purchased the studio in the early 1990s and renamed it Walt Disney Feature Animation Paris (WDFA). WDFA Paris' first films were ''[[A Goofy Movie]]'' and the [[Mickey Mouse]] short ''[[Runaway Brain]]''.
   
WDFA Paris contributed sequences to every Disney film from ''[[The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 film)|The Hunchback of Notre Dame]]'' to ''[[Atlantis: The Lost Empire]]'', most notably producing the ''Firebird Suite'' sequence for ''[[Fantasia 2000]]''. It was closed in [[2004]] following Disney Florida and Disney Japan, when Feature Animation was downsized to save production costs.
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WDFA Paris contributed sequences to every Disney film from ''[[The Hunchback of Notre Dame]]'' to ''[[Atlantis: The Lost Empire]]'', most notably producing the ''Firebird Suite'' sequence for ''[[Fantasia 2000]]''. It was closed in [[2004]] following Disney Florida and Disney Japan, when Feature Animation was downsized to save production costs.
 
===Early Projects===
 
===Early Projects===
 
'''Disney-MGM Studios Europe''' was the original plan for a second theme park and was scheduled to open in [[1996]]. However, these plans were cancelled around mid-[[1992]] due to the resort's financial crisis of that time. After the resort began to make a profit, plans for a movie themed theme park went into development again but on a much smaller scale. In [[2002]], the Walt Disney Studios Park opened.
 
'''Disney-MGM Studios Europe''' was the original plan for a second theme park and was scheduled to open in [[1996]]. However, these plans were cancelled around mid-[[1992]] due to the resort's financial crisis of that time. After the resort began to make a profit, plans for a movie themed theme park went into development again but on a much smaller scale. In [[2002]], the Walt Disney Studios Park opened.
 
===Recent Growth===
 
===Recent Growth===
In June 2007, a brand new "land" opened in the Animation Courtyard area of the park. Called Toon Studio, the new area is themed as a "toon backlot", apparently representing the film studio work place of animated characters, where they produce their animated classics. The concept has been created exclusively for Walt Disney Studios Park and features two brand new attractions, not seen in any other [[Walt Disney Parks and Resorts|Disney Theme Park]], along with small merchandising locations and many character meet-and-greets.
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In June 2007, a brand new "land" opened in the Animation Courtyard area of the park. Called Toon Studio, the new area is themed as a "toon backlot", apparently representing the film studio work place of animated characters, where they produce their animated classics. The concept has been created exclusively for Walt Disney Studios Park and features two brand new attractions, not seen in any other [[Disney Parks, Experiences and Products|Disney Theme Park]], along with small merchandising locations and many character meet-and-greets.
   
The key attractions in this expansion phase are ''Crush's Coaster'', a custom-designed Maurer Söhne SC 2000 indoor spinning roller coaster, and ''Cars: Race Rally'' themed to the [[2006]] Disney/Pixar film ''[[Cars (film)|Cars]]'', with the ride taking the form of an enhanced tea cups ride. Similar attractions can be found in [[Mermaid Lagoon]] at [[Tokyo DisneySea]], a bug's land and the upcoming Cars Land in [[Disney's California Adventure]]. On December 22, 2007, [[The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror]] attraction soft-opened with the new Hollywood Boulevard on Production Courtyard. Stitch Live! has replaced the Disney Channel Studio Tour.
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The key attractions in this expansion phase are ''Crush's Coaster'', a custom-designed Maurer Söhne SC 2000 indoor spinning roller coaster, and ''Cars: Race Rally'' themed to the [[2006]] Disney/Pixar film ''[[Cars]]'', with the ride taking the form of an enhanced tea cups ride. Similar attractions can be found in [[Mermaid Lagoon]] at [[Tokyo DisneySea]], a bug's land and the upcoming Cars Land in [[Disney's California Adventure]]. On [[December 22]], 2007, [[The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror]] attraction soft-opened with the new Hollywood Boulevard on Production Courtyard. Stitch Live! has replaced the Disney Channel Studio Tour.
   
In [[2009]], new attractions and entertainment opened at Walt Disney Studios to run alongside with ''Mickey's Magical Party'', which began in April 2009. A new attraction ''Playhouse Disney Live On Stage!'' opened next to ''Stitch Live!'' and is presented in French, English and Spanish. For the first time, Walt Disney Studios Park received a full parade, '''Disney's Stars 'n' Cars''' is a smaller version of Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade, which had previously come from [[Disney's Hollywood Studios]] park in [[Walt Disney World Resort]], [[Florida]].
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In [[2009]], new attractions and entertainment opened at Walt Disney Studios to run alongside with ''Mickey's Magical Party'', which began in April 2009. A new attraction ''Playhouse Disney Live On Stage!'' opened next to ''Stitch Live!'' and is presented in English, Spanish, and French. For the first time, Walt Disney Studios Park received a full parade, '''Disney's Stars 'n' Cars''' is a smaller version of Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade, which had previously come from [[Disney's Hollywood Studios]] park in [[Walt Disney World]], [[Florida]].
   
 
==Studio Lots==
 
==Studio Lots==
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*[[The Magic Carpets of Aladdin|Flying Carpets Over Agrabah]]
 
*[[The Magic Carpets of Aladdin|Flying Carpets Over Agrabah]]
 
*[[Crush's Coaster]]
 
*[[Crush's Coaster]]
*[[Cars Race Rally|Cars Quatre Roues Rallye]]
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*[[Cars Quatre Roues Rallye]]
*Art of Disney Animation
 
 
*[[Animation Academy]]
 
*[[Animation Academy]]
 
*Monsters Inc. Scream Academy
 
*Monsters Inc. Scream Academy
*[[Animagique]]
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*[[Mickey and the Magician]]
* [[Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy]]
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*[[Remy's Ratatouille Adventure|Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy]]
   
 
===[[Toy Story Playland]]===
 
===[[Toy Story Playland]]===
 
*[[Toy Soldier Parachute Drop]]
 
*[[Toy Soldier Parachute Drop]]
*[[Slinky Dog Spin| Slinky Dog Zig Zag Spin]]
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*[[Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin]]
 
*[[RC Racer]]
 
*[[RC Racer]]
   
 
===[[Production Courtyard]]===
 
===[[Production Courtyard]]===
 
*[[Stitch Encounter|Stitch Live!]]
 
*[[Stitch Encounter|Stitch Live!]]
*[[CinéMagique]]
 
 
*[[The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror]]
 
*[[The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror]]
 
*[[Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic]]
 
*[[Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic]]
*Playhouse Disney Live on Stage!
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*[[Disney Junior - Live on Stage!]]
   
 
===[[Backlot]]===
 
===[[Backlot]]===
*[[Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show|Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular]]
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*[[Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular]]
 
*[[Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith|Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Avec Aerosmith]]
 
*[[Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith|Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Avec Aerosmith]]
 
*[[Armageddon - Les Effets Speciaux]]
 
*[[Armageddon - Les Effets Speciaux]]
   
 
==Sister parks==
 
==Sister parks==
Walt Disney Studios Park is considered a sister park to [[Disney's Hollywood Studios]] (formerly '''Disney-MGM Studios''') in the [[Walt Disney World Resort]], which opened in 1989. Both parks feature a show business theme, and the two parks share numerous attractions. The Earffel Tower, Walt Disney Studios Park's water-tower icon structure, is basically identical to Hollywood Studios' Earful Tower; Hollywood Studios' icon formerly was the Earful Tower prior to the construction of The Sorcerer's Hat in 2001.
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Walt Disney Studios Park is considered a sister park to [[Disney's Hollywood Studios]] (formerly '''Disney-MGM Studios''') in the [[Walt Disney World]], which opened in 1989. Both parks feature a show business theme, and the two parks share numerous attractions. The Earffel Tower, Walt Disney Studios Park's water-tower icon structure, is basically identical to Hollywood Studios' Earful Tower; Hollywood Studios' icon formerly was the Earful Tower prior to the construction of the Sorcerer's Hat in 2001.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Image DLP Poster Final.jpg
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Front-lot.jpg|Front Lot courtyard
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7159749803_636a4cbdf8.jpg|Production Courtyard
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5594.jpg|Park Entrance by night
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cars-4roues-1024x576.jpg|Front of Toon Studio
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IMG_3457.jpg|Place De Rémy
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</gallery>
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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[[Category:Disneyland Resort Paris]]
 
[[Category:Disneyland Resort Paris]]
 
[[Category:Walt Disney Parks and Resorts]]
 
[[Category:Walt Disney Parks and Resorts]]
[[Category:Locations]]
 

Revision as of 08:01, February 27, 2020

Walt Disney Studios Park is the second theme park of Disneyland Paris, and is also owned and operated by Euro Disney S.C.A. It is located to the west of the hub, next door to Disneyland Park at the heart of the resort in Marne-la-Vallée.

Dedication

To all who enter this studio of dreams...welcome. Walt Disney Studios is dedicated to our timeless fascination and affection for cinema and television. Here we celebrate the art and the artistry of storytellers from Europe and around the world who create magic. May this special place stir our own memories of the past, and our dreams of the future. - Michael D. Eisner, March 16, 2002

History

Walt Disney Studios Park entrance

Entrance to the park.

The park opened on March 16, 2002 and is themed after a working film studio, with the "lands" being studio lots. Most of its attractions are imported from the other Disney parks in California, Florida, and Tokyo, although the park has original attractions including Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular, which was later exported to Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World in Florida.

It was traditional for a period of time for Walt Disney Feature Animation to have a satellite animation studio at each of the company's resorts, but the Paris studio was located in Montreuil, at the city limits of Paris and was never associated with the park. Originally the Brizzi studio owned by brothers Paul Brizzi and Gaëtan Brizzi, Disney purchased the studio in the early 1990s and renamed it Walt Disney Feature Animation Paris (WDFA). WDFA Paris' first films were A Goofy Movie and the Mickey Mouse short Runaway Brain.

WDFA Paris contributed sequences to every Disney film from The Hunchback of Notre Dame to Atlantis: The Lost Empire, most notably producing the Firebird Suite sequence for Fantasia 2000. It was closed in 2004 following Disney Florida and Disney Japan, when Feature Animation was downsized to save production costs.

Early Projects

Disney-MGM Studios Europe was the original plan for a second theme park and was scheduled to open in 1996. However, these plans were cancelled around mid-1992 due to the resort's financial crisis of that time. After the resort began to make a profit, plans for a movie themed theme park went into development again but on a much smaller scale. In 2002, the Walt Disney Studios Park opened.

Recent Growth

In June 2007, a brand new "land" opened in the Animation Courtyard area of the park. Called Toon Studio, the new area is themed as a "toon backlot", apparently representing the film studio work place of animated characters, where they produce their animated classics. The concept has been created exclusively for Walt Disney Studios Park and features two brand new attractions, not seen in any other Disney Theme Park, along with small merchandising locations and many character meet-and-greets.

The key attractions in this expansion phase are Crush's Coaster, a custom-designed Maurer Söhne SC 2000 indoor spinning roller coaster, and Cars: Race Rally themed to the 2006 Disney/Pixar film Cars, with the ride taking the form of an enhanced tea cups ride. Similar attractions can be found in Mermaid Lagoon at Tokyo DisneySea, a bug's land and the upcoming Cars Land in Disney's California Adventure. On December 22, 2007, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction soft-opened with the new Hollywood Boulevard on Production Courtyard. Stitch Live! has replaced the Disney Channel Studio Tour.

In 2009, new attractions and entertainment opened at Walt Disney Studios to run alongside with Mickey's Magical Party, which began in April 2009. A new attraction Playhouse Disney Live On Stage! opened next to Stitch Live! and is presented in English, Spanish, and French. For the first time, Walt Disney Studios Park received a full parade, Disney's Stars 'n' Cars is a smaller version of Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade, which had previously come from Disney's Hollywood Studios park in Walt Disney World, Florida.

Studio Lots

The Walt Disney Studios features four lots.

Front Lot

Toon Studio

Toy Story Playland

Production Courtyard

Backlot

Sister parks

Walt Disney Studios Park is considered a sister park to Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios) in the Walt Disney World, which opened in 1989. Both parks feature a show business theme, and the two parks share numerous attractions. The Earffel Tower, Walt Disney Studios Park's water-tower icon structure, is basically identical to Hollywood Studios' Earful Tower; Hollywood Studios' icon formerly was the Earful Tower prior to the construction of the Sorcerer's Hat in 2001.

Gallery

See also


v - e - d
Disneyland Paris logo
Theme Parks
Disneyland ParkWalt Disney Studios Park
Other Attractions
Disney Village
Resorts
Disneyland HotelDisney's Hotel New YorkDisney's Newport Bay ClubDisney's Sequoia LodgeDisney's Hotel CheyenneDisney's Hotel Santa FeDisney's Davy Crockett Ranch


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Walt Disney Studios Park new logo
Front Lot
Disney Studio 1 • Earful Tower
Toon Studio
Animation Celebration (Animation Academy) • Cars Quatre Roues RallyeCrush's CoasterFlying Carpets Over AgrabahMickey and the MagicianRatatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de RémyToy Story Playland (RC RacerSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinToy Soldier Parachute Drop)
Production Courtyard
Stitch Live!Star Wars: A Galactic CelebrationThe Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: A New Dimension of Chills
Backlot
Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular
Avengers Campus Paris (Opening in 2021)
Stark's Test I.A CoasterWeb Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure
Arendelle: World of Frozen (Opening in 2023)
Frozen Ever After
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (upcoming)
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Former Attractions and Entertainment
AnimagiqueArmageddon - Les Effets SpeciauxRock 'n' Roller Coaster Avec AerosmithDisney Junior - Live on Stage!Disney's Stars 'n' CarsCinéMagiqueDisney Cinema ParadeStudio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic
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