Let’s dig in and see what we can expect in the near future:
Worlds of Pixar
At Walt Disney Studios Park, the Worlds of Pixar land will host a new setting this summer for superb photo opportunities. Walt Disney Imagineering Paris worked with artists from Pixar to transform the former “Toon Plaza”, into a setting that pays homage to Pixar films.
In this whimsical space, a new 3D background will feature many characters from the Pixar universe, including Flam and Flack from the new Pixar movie Elemental, hitting theaters this summer.
And of course, once the area reopens, it will be possible to meet several of the most popular Pixar characters there.
Plus, a brand-new show called “TOGETHER: A Pixar Musical Adventure” will be performed at the Studio Theater, a state-of-the-art theater in the heart of Walt Disney Studios Park.
Lasting about 30 minutes, it will tell an original Pixar story, immersing guests into iconic Pixar film universes, including Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and many others.
In addition to incredible new scenic effects and innovative choreography, Disneyland Paris says music will play a very special role in the show with the presence of a group of 8 musicians, performing live original music, as well as iconic Pixar themes.
At Disneyland Park, the Pizzeria Bella Note restaurant recently underwent a major renovation that will soon include an extension of its capacity, thanks to the addition of a new room inspired by the animated film Luca.
Attention to detail is everywhere from the charm of the Italian Riviera to inspiration from Luca’s hometown of Portorosso.
Meanwhile, the Mexican restaurant Fuente Del Oro, located in Frontierland, will be transformed on the theme of the animated film Coco by the summer.
Not only will the new decor highlight the film’s Miguel, as well as his passion for music and the love shown to the members of his family, it will also be known by a new name: Casa de Coco – Restaurante de Familia.
We mentioned earlier this week that the iconic it’s a small world attraction would be reopening May 5, 2023, with a sprucing up, both inside and out.
We’ve just found out when it reopens, it will also feature new dolls in wheelchairs, which have been added to several scenes of the attraction. This is another step in Disneyland Paris’ ongoing efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming destination for everyone, and makes it the third park to add wheelchair dolls after Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
We don’t have any photos of the new wheelchair dolls, but Disneyland Paris did supply this one of park Imagineers with several other dolls.
The Mysteries of the Nautilus, an attraction allowing guests to discover the interior of the famous submarine, will reopen this summer in Discoveryland after a total refurbishment.
Among the changes is the improvement of the lighting and sound systems, and the update of one of its most spectacular effects: the discovery of the seabed in Captain Nemo’s large living room.
A Royal Hotel Transformation
As part of the ongoing transformation of Disneyland Paris, the five-star Disneyland Hotel is currently being completely “reinvented” from the inside, and completely renovated on the facade.
When it reopens in 2024, the Disneyland Hotel will be the first-ever Disney hotel to invite guests to celebrate Disney royalty with the most iconic royal stories and characters from classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Princess and the Frog, up to recent successes such as Frozen, Moana, and Raya and the Last Dragon.
From the design and architecture paying vibrant homage to Disney royal histories and European royal landmarks, to the culinary delights of the themed restaurants, bar and lounges, Disneyland Paris says visitors will be immersed in a regal atmosphere.
The kingdom of Anna and Elsa takes shape a little more each day, and the Imagineering and construction teams have already welcomed their very first trees. The majestic conifers and redwoods are helping to transform the area into a Norwegian Fjord, and Disneyland Paris says more than a thousand trees should be planted by the end of the expansion project.
This “Frozen”-themed land will also offer a gorgeous lakeside promenade, and will immerse guests in the same magical wintry setting from the films.
The park recently put together a video showing where they’re at in the construction of this new land in Walt Disney Studios park:
What do you think of all the changes and updates happening at Disneyland Paris? Let us know in the comments.