Disney to rename Paris Studios park Disney Adventure World

Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Resort Paris is to be renamed Disney Adventure World as it prepares for the opening of a series of new attractions.

The resort’s second park, which opened in 2002 alongside Disneyland Park, is currently being expanded with new themed areas alongside Marvel Avengers Campus and Worlds of Pixar.

The new attractions will include a new ‘land’ inspired by the film Frozen, which will be located alongside the 70,000 cubic metre Adventure Bay body of water with an entertainment stage and 360-degree viewing area.

The concept and design for an additional “brand-new immersive world” are currently being finalised, the company said, with the final expansion resulting in a park roughly double the size of the existing iteration.

The expansion is part of a €2 billion investment in the resort, which includes the “ongoing transformation” of its hotels and a “reimagining” of the Disney Village area.

The renaming is due to coincide with the opening of the Frozen-themed area, although no date has been announced.

The current “soundstage” entrance to Walt Disney Studios Park will also be overhauled, with a new entrance building called World Premier reopening in spring 2025.

Tom Fitzgerald, Walt Disney Imagineering chief storytelling executive and senior creative executive for Disneyland Paris, said: “Today, we are changing the story of Walt Disney Studios Park, evolving from “how it’s done” soundstages to celebratory theatres and adventures that come to life in immersive worlds.

“These fully-realised adventure worlds will become the focus of the park’s new identity and appear as realms that guests discover as they navigate deeper within the park and are invited to participate in adventures inspired by our most beloved stories.”

Disneyland Paris president Natacha Rafalski added: “Embracing a transformation that involves the overhaul of more than 90% of Walt Disney Studios Park since its debut in 2002, we’re unveiling a fresh creative vision that has completely redefined our second gate.

“Guests will embark on a journey that blends the magic and emotion of our beloved franchises with explorations into faithfully recreated new worlds. This significant evolution inspired us to rename the Park, heralding a vibrant new chapter for Disneyland Paris.”

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