Confirmed plans:
These following are plans which have been announced by Disneyland Paris - either publicly, to their shareholders, to Cast Members or by other means:
 

  • Opening 2014: Walt Disney Studios is due to get a multi-year expansion all the way up to 2016 including several new attractions and possibly even a mass re-theming! The first of these attractions will be a ride based on the Paris-inspired“Ratatouille” film where you’ll be able to board cars that move around like rats and see a rat’s perspective on the world. A new restaurant will also be opening in this area along the same theme and there will be a small land created here based on a traditional paris square, complete with a fountain and possibly even cobbled paths.
  • November 2014 - Disney characters disappear from the resort hotels.
  • November 2014 - Chez Marianne shop opens in Place de Remy
  • From 2015 to 2017: There will be a large scale refurbishment programme for ten major rides throughout both parks. This will mean:
    • Space Mountain - Closed from January to June 2015 (confirmed)
    • it's a small world - Closed from September to November 2015 (dates rumoured)
    • Big Thunder Mountain - Closed from January 2016 to Christmas period 2016
    • Star Tours II - Closed from January 2016 to some time in 2017 (attraction closure confirmed but with no set date)
    • Animagique - Closed throughout 2016 (attraction closure confirmed but with no set date)
    • Peter Pan's flight - Closed throughout 2016
  • 2016: Villages Nature - water theme park area - set to open in late 2016By 2018: A new hotel is in talks to be built at the entrance of Walt Disney Studios, much in the same way the Disneyland Hotel marks the entrance to Disneyland Park. 

Rumours:

These are plans which have been hinted at, discussed or seem likely based on current worldwide trends:

  • 2015 - New Space Mountain trains - rumour "confirmed" here.
  • 2014/2015 - Toy Story Midway Mania construction starts
  • 2016 - Toon Studios is renamed to Pixar Studios
  • Animagique may become a Pixar show still done in blacklight
  • The Fantasyland dark rides will be updated with the projection effects used in Anaheim

 

Disneyland Paris has set out a 20-year plan ending in 2030 including developing a lot more land and a third theme park - read our in-depth analysis here.

Page last updated: 9th November 2014