The Walt Disney Studios are the second of the two theme parks belonging to the Disneyland Resort Paris. The park was opened on March 16, 2002. At that time it was the kind of amusement park in its babyshoes. Because on this date, compared to the neighboring Disneyland Park, there were only a few attractions that attracted visitors several times, since the offer consisted primarily of different shows and contained only a few rides. But this has changed, so that the Walt Disney Studios can really be seen as an independent theme park, where you can easily and happily spend a whole day. At the latest with the large-scale expansion which is taking place by 2025/2026, it will be a full or maybe multiple day park.
The name Walt Disney Studios already says it, this theme park is all about film, from film production to the glittering world of stars. Here you can take a look behind the scenes and get an impression of what the stars are doing during the breaks, how stunts are implemented or some of the technology that is used for filming works.
The park also brings the world of animated films to life, especially from the Disney Pixar Studios.
Like Disneyland Park, the Walt Disney Studios are divided into several areas: Front Lot, Toon Studios and Production Courtyard, each of which has its own theming. In addition, there was Backlot until mid-2019, but it is now closed to be transformed into the new Marvel Land, the Avengers Campus.
The creators of the theme park were inspired to to divide the park into these four original areas by the real film studios in Hollywood, because like in a real film studio there is also the Front Lot area with its administration buildings and the large halls, sound stages, in Walt Disney Studios Park in which the film sets are set up.
In the Backlot area you can find the outdoor sets in which streets or landscapes have been recreated. Of course, the Toon Studios and the Production Courtyard should not be missing, because everything revolves around the world of cartoon films and the production of films in general.
The Park is changing
This concept is slowly but surely getting abandoned, because some attractions that have given insights into the creation of films or into the world of cinema in general, have been closed or replaced by other things. The entire backlot was also abandoned and will be transformed.
Walt Disney Studios Park is currently in a time of change and modernization. The trend is moving away from a classic studio park towards a film park.
Attractions & shows
Basically, friends of Disney and Pixar films get their money's worth in this Disney Park, but also all fans of rollercoasters, carousels and other rides, because with the Tower of Terror and Crush's Coaster there are two thrill rides in the Walt Disney Studios and the new Iron Man Coaster will open soon. In addition, there are various shows that have something to offer for every taste as well as various other rides that provide varied entertainment. The Walt Disney Studios are a park that is definitely family-friendly.