“A Bustling Wonderland”: Disney Park announces an exciting transformation to begin late 2022

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Disneyland Paris began its 30th anniversary celebration on March 6, and the celebration is full of surprises, including news of an exciting transformation at the Disneyland Paris Resort.

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In addition to plans for an expansion at the Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris and a royal transformation of the Disneyland Hotel, the Resort’s Disney Village is also getting a transformation for which work will take place over a period of years.

The transformation will include new dining options for Guests, new entertainment options, and a reimagining of the village’s shopping offerings over a 428,000 square-foot area of sheer magic.

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Disney Village is akin to Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Disney Village has more than doubled in size since it opened in 1992, as the complex has constantly added new offerings to keep the Guest experience magical and intriguing. Construction to transform the area yet again is set to begin before the end of 2022.

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According to Disney Parks Blog, the newly transformed Disney Village will offer Guests the ultimate Disneyland Paris experience:

“By combining the best Disney know-how with select complementary brand concepts, the reimagined Disney Village will celebrate timeless, family-friendly environments that are uniquely Disney. By day, stylish boutiques and innovative restaurants will draw guests in, and by night, thousands of lights will transform the area into a bustling wonderland. 

“When the transformation is complete, Disney Village will feature a relaxing lakeside park and boardwalk, enhanced pedestrian walkways, brand-new facades, relaxing terraces and patios, and lush landscaping. Its diverse eateries and collection of shops will expand dining and retail options for guests with innovative concepts from some of the world’s most exciting brands for a completely enhanced experience complementing the theme parks.”

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“Our plan to transform Disney Village is yet another example of how we continue to reimagine Disneyland Paris at the Resort level, notably with our major expansion plan in progress at Walt Disney Studios Park,” said Natacha Rafalski, Disneyland Paris President. “We’re very excited to bring new iconic and timeless concepts to the district that will appeal to a new generation of Guests, whether they visit from our nearby Resort hotels or from the local area. We can’t wait for our Guests to be surprised and delighted by what we have in store.”

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Part of the transformation of Disney Village is a brand-new, two-story restaurant called Rosalie. It will be located in the location of the current Cafe Mickey Restaurant at Disney Village. It will be a lakeside French brasserie with room for 500 Guests and a contemporary look inside.

Rosalie will offer “classic cuisine in a modern yet elegant setting, with expanded terraces looking over Lake Disney,” according to Disney Parks Blog. The new restaurant will offer table service, as well as counter service. Guests will have the option to purchase French bakery-inspired offerings for take-out, such as viennoiseries, pastries, sandwiches, and salads.

“As we continue to collaborate with exceptional brands that we share strong values with, we are delighted to welcome a new restaurant managed by Groupe Bertrand as a first step in our Disney Village transformation plan,” said Laure Albouy, Vice President of Business Strategy & Integration at Disneyland Paris.”We believe this unique, family-friendly restaurant will elevate the Guest experience at our Resort by offering famous French specialties in a unique setting, and we can’t wait to make this new partnership a reality.”

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Stay tuned for the latest in the transformation at Disneyland Paris and at all the Disney Parks around the globe.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!