Transformative Multi-Year Expansion Announced for WDS Paris

mandstaft

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Timothy_Q

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They have a budget of 2 billion euros, and they're still building those mini-lands. Something's up.
At Disneyland, for 1B dollars (900k euro):
-Smugglers Run
-Rise of the Resistance
-SWGE theming

At WDS, for 2B euro:
-Rise of the Resistance (probably)
-Half of SWGE
-Frozen Ever After
-Frozen Mini Land
-New Spider Man attraction
-RNCR retheme
-Marvel land retheme
-Backlot retheme
-New Lake
-New Lake show
-Rumored new attraction behind ToT

Seems like the right amount of stuff for how much money they're spending (by Disney standards)
 

Hiyumo

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At Disneyland, for 1B dollars (900k euro):
-Smugglers Run
-Rise of the Resistance
-SWGE theming

At WDS, for 2B euro:
-Rise of the Resistance (probably)
-Half of SWGE
-Frozen Ever After
-Frozen Mini Land
-New Spider Man attraction
-RNCR retheme
-Marvel land retheme
-Backlot retheme
-New Lake
-New Lake show
-Rumored new attraction behind ToT

Seems like the right amount of stuff for how much money they're spending (by Disney standards)
Those are a lot of new additions coming to WDS, but Avengers Campus are mostly rethemed building + a new spiderman ride. Star Wars land isn't even half the size of the one in the US parks. So far they haven't announced any new rides, which costs the most because they have to test a lot. So it could be that the unannounced is really expensive or that they're building something in the main park.
 

cjkeating

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Those are a lot of new additions coming to WDS, but Avengers Campus are mostly rethemed building + a new spiderman ride. Star Wars land isn't even half the size of the one in the US parks. So far they haven't announced any new rides, which costs the most because they have to test a lot. So it could be that the unannounced is really expensive or that they're building something in the main park.
I am 99% sure the 2bn only covers WDSP. I know there were rumours that it also included an attraction in Disneyland Park or the Disney Village makeover however I do not believe that is true.

The problem is WDI projects cost a lot of money... and these aren't the typical WDSP projects of old that were done on the 'cheap'.
 

croboy82

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But in those 1 billion costs at Disneyland Anaheim I guess research, planning etc are included, no?

I guess these should be much lower for Paris.
 

MansionButler84

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In the Parks
No
But in those 1 billion costs at Disneyland Anaheim I guess research, planning etc are included, no?

I guess these should be much lower for Paris.
They still have to research and plan everything in Paris. Rides are built completely differently in Paris. It’s the same reason why they are still spending a fortune on Ratatouille in Epcot even though they already built it elsewhere.
 

lazyboy97o

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For example in California and Florida, buildings are built with metal structures. In France they’re made of concrete, so it changes all the construction plans.
While those are what is often seen with Disney, they’re not givens. There is also a lot more that has to be reviewed, updated and changed. Different structural systems are an outcome of differences in climate, regulations and economics.
 
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disneylandmagic

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2 billons are only for WDS Park. Disney Village updates and makeover as well as the new e ticket ride planned for Disneyland Park (Potentialy Mickey ride in Fantasyland) are totaly seperate form the WDS expansion.
 

SweetDuffy101

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So i just saw on twitter at Disneyland Paris Works giving Hints that the Hongkong Disneyland Version of Paint the Night might be transported to Paris,There is a rumored that When the New projection show opens at HKDL, PTN would be glowing away.
 

cjkeating

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So i just saw on twitter at Disneyland Paris Works giving Hints that the Hongkong Disneyland Version of Paint the Night might be transported to Paris,There is a rumored that When the New projection show opens at HKDL, PTN would be glowing away.
I feel like I started this rumour on here as at the time everyone was thinking on the DL PTN... I guess we will know more as we progress through next year if/when the castle refurb is announced.
 

Toni25

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Do we really have to wait until 2025 to get RotR in Paris?
The real reaction should be...let's hope we EVER get a Star Wars Land at all. This project is moving veeeery slowly, we don't even know when exactly Frozen will open. Let's pray visitors will come in large numbers...if the park doesn't reach their target, we will get it even later.

But I have a hunch most of the new lands (Marvel and Frozen) should be open by 2024, because that's when the Paris Olympics will take place, so I guess it would be a smart move on their side.
 

Toni25

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stop telling lies please. The Marvel campus opens in 2021 and Frozen in 2023. And they will not wait to see if attendance increases after Frozen opening to decide if they built Star Wars land. It will be already in construction...
Wow, you're a vicious little one aren't you? Hahaha
I am stating my opinion...I am not an official, therefore, there is no reason for "lie" accusations.
Are you sad your little fantasy will not come to fruition? You are delusional if you think they will build Star Wars if they don't see consistent attendance growth in the coming years as they open the lands. It happened before, you know. Literally...at Disneyland Paris, back in the 90s.
What is you official source that Frozen will open in 2023? That is just speculation mostly.
 

Mike S

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After having been on RotR I just cannot believe the early rumors that Paris would get Galaxy’s Edge with only the Millenium Falcon. This ride makes the land. Now on this page it could end up not getting any Star Wars Land? That’s nuts.
 
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cjkeating

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After having been on RotR I just cannot believe the early rumors that Paris would get Galaxy’s Edge with only the Millenium Falcon. This ride makes the land. Now on this page it could end not getting any Star Wars Land? That’s nuts.
I wouldn't worry yet, based on the initial concept art (no falcon) and all of the plans submitted to the French authorities have suggested it is ROTR. Reliable insiders have all hinted at ROTR, whether or not they are just basing this on the above or inside info who knows, but I think it is the latter.

Star Wars Land being cancelled at WDSP is purely a fan rumour based on the lukewarm response to GE in DL and DHS.

Currently everything is running to schedule regarding WDSP 2, there is a lot of legal work that has been going on since the announcement and is due to be complete in the next few months before works on the expansion (outside the current park boundaries) can take place.
 
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