HAVING welcomed more than 250 million visitors since it opened 20 years ago, Disneyland Paris has been celebrating its landmark anniversary with sparkling style. Throughout the year, a series of surprises and new features have been imagined to provide an explosion of magic, lights and colour. Disneyland Park will be hosting three amazing new shows so visitors can interact with their favourite Disney characters. The leading tourist destination will also don extra-special dÈcor to celebrate this landmark anniversary in a fitting manner.
The great Disney Parks adventure began in 1955 with the opening of the Disneyland Resort in California.
This unique park, dreamed up by Walt Disney himself, is a magical place where young and old alike see their dreams come true and launched a new era in theme parks.
Other Disney Parks followed in 1971 in Florida (Walt Disney World) and in 1983 in Japan (Tokyo Disneyland). On April 12, 1992, Disneyland Paris opened its doors for the first time to thousands of visitors. With its prime location at the heart of Europe, Disneyland Paris is within easy reach of the Paris airports and a Eurostar/TGV high speed train station located right next to the Park ñ and of course itís close to Paris, the City of Light.
These 20 years of history have been marked by major events including the opening of must-see attractions such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril (1993), Space Mountain ñfrom the Earth to the Moon (1995) and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (2008), as well as the opening of a second park, Walt Disney Studios Park, in 2002 and the all new Toy Story Playland in summer 2010. In addition to the wide variety of attractions, new shows and original parades such as The Tarzan Encounter (2000), Disneyís Fantillusion (2003) and Disneyís Once Upon a Dream Parade (2007) have provided memorable entertainment. Disneyland Paris now includes a total of 57 attractions, 62 shops and 58 restaurants.
Guests can stay at the heart of the magic in one of the seven Disney hotels ñ with total capacity of 5,800 rooms. Disneyland Paris is one of the largest entertainment centres in Ile-de-France, featuring Disney Village, two conference centres and a 27-hole golf course.
Every day, more than 14,500 employees or Cast Members are at work on stage and backstage to provide our guests with unforgettable memories.