Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary additions continue with Arendelle area

Disneyland Paris has been celebrating its 30th Anniversary since early March and continues to expand by launching large-scale projects, especially within Walt Disney Studios Park.

Avengers Campus has entered its final construction phase and is expected to open in summer 2022. And just next door, work has already begun on the future Frozen-themed area which will welcome guests in the Kingdom of Arendelle.

In addition to the expansion of Walt Disney Studios Park, the renovation works at Disneyland Hotel plan to extend that experience beyond the Parks, as it also undergoes a transformation.

A Frozen-Themed World within Walt Disney Studios Park

Construction started recently on the Frozen-themed area, with the project calling upon the talents of people from hundreds of diverse professions, spanning Walt Disney Imagineering teams in Paris and across the world.

Elsa’s Ice Castle will stand atop of a 131-foot “snow-covered mountain,” right next to a 3-hectare (7.5-acre) lake. The Kingdom of Arendelle will open its gates with a new attraction that will take guests on a journey alongside the characters from the world of Frozen. The village — with its film-inspired architectural style — will be home to a shop and restaurant, serving dishes with a Nordic touch. In addition, Guests will get to meet characters during a royal meet & greet.

New restaurant along the lake promenade. Image courtesy of Disney Parks, Products and Experiences.

To access this new area, guests will walk along a promenade surrounded by lush landscapes — a combination of themed gardens and green walkways. This fantasy world will serve as the transition between the new themed areas that will surround the future lake. Here, guests will be treated to an outdoor family attraction, a table-service restaurant comprising 250 seats on the lakefront. With its Art Nouveau design, the restaurant will offer panoramic views across the lake along with special meet-and-greet opportunities with Disney characters.

“Since its release in 2013, Frozen has been one of our guests’ favorite stories. With the start of the works related to this new area, along with the beautiful lakefront promenade which will lead to it, we are delighted to continue the expansion of Walt Disney Studios Park. We are leveraging all the creativity and expertise of our Walt Disney Imagineering teams — whether in Paris and elsewhere — along with local craftsmanship to bring Arendelle to life,” said David Wilson, Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering Paris.

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