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Disneyland Paris announces plans for reimagined Disney Village and new brasserie

In the midst of the 30th Anniversary at Disneyland Paris, the resort-wide transformation continues beyond the Walt Disney Studios Park expansion plan and the Disneyland Hotel transformation. Disney Village will see its own transformation over several years including new dining options and refreshed shopping and entertainment offerings for the 428,000-square-foot complex.

Located at the heart of Disneyland Paris, Disney Village is the retail, dining and entertainment complex between the theme parks and Disney hotels. The district, which celebrates 30 years in 2022, has more than doubled in size since its opening. By the end of the year, a phased transformation of the entire area will begin to give the district a new visual identity.

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

“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, President of Disneyland Paris. “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.”

Renderings of Rosalie. Image courtesy of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

The first step in the transformation plan will be a contemporary French brasserie in place of the current Café Mickey restaurant. Groupe Bertrand, with its portfolio of renowned Parisian brasseries, has been chosen to take over the location and bring in a fresh new concept that will both elevate the culinary experience and expand dining options for guests. 

Rosalie, the new two-floor restaurant will feature 500 seats in contemporary interiors. Inspired by Parisian brasseries, it will celebrate renowned French “Art de Vivre” and classic cuisine in a modern yet elegant setting, with expanded terraces looking over Lake Disney. In addition to table service, a counter will offer French bakery-inspired options for take away like viennoiseries, pastries, sandwiches and salads. Seasonally, an outdoor terrace will welcome guests on the lake’s edge.

“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 Business Strategy & Integration, 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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