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Disneyland Paris Renames Walt Disney Studios Park to Disney Adventure World

Disneyland Paris Renames Walt Disney Studios Park to Disney Adventure World
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On its 32nd anniversary, Disneyland Paris has announced it is renaming its second park, Walt Disney Studios Park, to Disney Adventure World as part of its current transformation, which it also elaborates on, and here’s everything you need to know.

New Name

Walt Disney Studios Park, which opened in 2002, will be renamed Disney Adventure World, coinciding with when “World of Frozen,” a new immersive area dedicated to the wintery world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen,” opens in the park.

Disneyland Paris made the announcement on April 12, 2024, during an immersive presentation delivered in front of an audience of nearly 1,000 fans and Cast Members.

The resort’s executive and creative teams took the stage to share information about groundbreaking entertainment that will debut in the coming months, the next phase of the ongoing transformation of Disney Hotels, and ongoing reimagining of Disney Village.

Disneyland Paris Renames Walt Disney Studios Park to Disney Adventure World
Disneyland Paris

Looking to the Future

When it opened in 2002, the original idea driving the creation of the second park was to give guests a behind- the-scenes look into the making of movies, animated feature films and television shows.

The park concept has since evolved creatively to offer more immersive worlds, and in 2007 it embarked on an exciting expansion journey with the launch of multiple large-scale, immersive projects like “The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror,” “Toy Story Playland,” and “Ratatouille: The Adventure.”

From the recent opening of Worlds of Pixar and Marvel Avengers Campus to the creation of a Frozen-inspired land, Disney says the park continues to welcome beloved franchises, allowing guests to step into their favorite stories in a uniquely Disney way.

Disneyland Paris  Disney Adventure World
Disneyland Paris

“Embracing a transformation that involves the overhaul of more than 90% of Walt Disney Studios Park since its debut in 2002, we’re unveiling a fresh creative vision that has completely redefined our second gate. Guests will embark on a journey that blends the magic and emotion of our beloved franchises with explorations into faithfully recreated new worlds. This significant evolution inspired us to rename the Park, heralding a vibrant new chapter for Disneyland Paris,” said Natacha Rafalski, Présidente of Disneyland Paris during the announcement.

“The new name will officially take effect coinciding with the grand opening of our next themed land, World of Frozen, marking a harmonious start to this exciting new era. With our commitment to pushing the boundaries of immersion and innovation, we’re crafting breathtaking new experiences and spectacular moments at Disney Adventure World that will resonate more than ever with our guests. It’s set to offer unique adventures in immersive worlds, serving as a perfect complement to Disneyland Park.”

A Reimagined Park Entrance

The park’s transformation will extend to the entrance area that will immerse guests in the brand-new story as soon as they step into Disney Adventure World.

After passing through the turnstiles, guests will be transported into a vibrant, contemporary open-air movie studio before becoming special guests of a glamorous film premiere in the heart of Hollywood on a starry night.

To bring this all-new immersive experience to life, the current “soundstage” décor will be replaced with all-new pieces paying homage to historic movie theaters.

The new entrance building, renamed World Premiere, will reopen in Spring 2025.

Disneyland Paris Disney Adventure World World Premiere
Disneyland Paris

World Premiere Plaza

Continuing the theming, leaving the entrance, guests will find themeselves right in the middle of World Premiere Plaza, the new Art Déco-inspired theater district, currently celebrating Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.

The Walt Disney Imagineering Paris teams are already at work to turn the park’s former central square into a dynamic and warm environment with décor inspired by the famous facades of Broadway and West End theaters.

Disneyland Paris Disney Adventure World World Premiere Plaza
Disneyland Paris

Adventure Bay

World of Frozen” will be located along the edge of Adventure Bay, a majestic lake surrounded by picturesque banks and a promenade at the heart of the park’s expansion.

It will serve not only as a gateway to the new themed worlds that will surround it, but also feature a unique entertainment stage with a 360-degree viewing area.

Disneyland Paris Disney Adventure World Adventure Bay construction
Adventure Bay Construction at Disneyland Paris

Complete with fountains, music, lights and special effects, it will be fitted with the latest technologies for water-based entertainment.

As guests wander through this enchanting area, they will discover “Raiponce Tangled Spin,” an all-new family attraction offering a fun take on a classic ride, inspired by the beloved Disney Animation movie “Tangled.”

It will invite guests to “take a spin” through the iconic floating lanterns scene that has touched the hearts of viewers of all ages.

Disneyland Paris Disney Adventure World Raiponce Tangled Spin
Disneyland Paris

Finally, before setting off on new adventures, guests will have the chance to treat their taste buds to delicious dishes served at The Regal View Restaurant and Lounge, a stylish table-service restaurant that will offer guests spectacular views over Adventure Bay, along with a chance to meet some of their favorite Disney Princesses.

Disneyland Paris Disney Adventure World The Regal View Restaurant
Disneyland Paris

At the end of the current extension project, the park will have almost doubled its size, and will have become a full-day destination in its own right.

Here is the announcement video featuring Rafalski and Tom Fitzgerald, Senior Creative Executive & Chief Storytelling Executive: