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October 12

October 12, 2017 -The Villages Nature Paris Project is Unveiled

“Explore all five immersive worlds and the unforgettable experiences they promise.”

On October 12, 2017, the joint project between Euro Disney and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs, known as Villages Nature Paris, was announced and opened. Located minutes from Disneyland Paris, this project was years in the making, and provides guests with an immersive, natural experience in five areas: the water park Aqualagon, BelleVie Farm, the five-acre Extraordinary Gardens, the Lakeside Promenade, and the Forest of Legends. The areas provide a variety of activities, including zip-lining, breadmaking, and wine tasting. The idea of the Villages Nature Paris was to promote what is known as “sustainable tourism,” as the 300-acre area seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, and protect the wildlife around it, through a variety of green methods.

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October 2

October 2, 1999 – FastPass is Offered in Disneyland Paris

“Squeeze as much of the magic as possible into your stay by reducing the waiting time with a FASTPASS.”

On October 2, 1999, the first Disneyland Paris FastPass was offered, for the attraction Indiana Jones et le Temple de Péril. This addition to the park was created to help guests streamline their experience; guests would pick up a pass for a popular attraction, which would give them a set time to come back and bypass the lengthier queues. It was originally tested and offered in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in July of the same year, and was later offered in Disneyland for the it’s a small world attraction on November 19.

July 16

July 16, 2005 – The Wishes Fireworks Show Begins in Disneyland Paris

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Disneyland Park proudly presents, Wishes!”

On July 16, 2005, the Wishes fireworks show kicked off in Disneyland Paris. Based on the show from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the Disneyland Paris version of the nighttime show ran at 11:15pm every evening, projecting images on Sleeping Beauty Castle. The show ran every summer season until it was replaced in 2008 with The Enchanted Fireworks.

June 14

June 14, 1996 – The Pocahontas Indian Village Play Area Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Head for the shadow of Thunder Mesa at Pocahontas Indian Village and set your sights on what lies just around the river bend.”

On June 14, 1996, the Frontierland play area Pocahontas Indian Village opened in Disneyland Paris. Based on the animated feature film Pocahontas, young guests can climb, swing, and explore the play area “based on a traditional Native American settlement,” which replaced the Indian Canoes dock.

June 9

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June 9, 2007 – Crush’s Coaster Attraction Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Spin, dive and fight against the current as you get swept up in a whirlpool of adventure.”

On June 9, 2007, the attraction Crush’s Coaster opened in the Toon Studio area of Disneyland Paris. Based on the Pixar film Finding Nemo, guests board a turtle shell before diving into the ocean and reliving the best parts of the film, including the journey through the East Australian Current. Guests also have the opportunity to play a game on their phones while waiting in the queue, where they must catch starfish and avoid obstacles.

June 6

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June 6, 1993 – Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin Attraction Opens in Disneyland Paris

On June 6, 1993, the attraction Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin opened in Disneyland Paris’ Fantasyland. The attraction was a Ferris wheel that was inspired by the windmill from the Disney short film The Old Mill. The attraction was closed a few years later due to low interest among guests, but the structure still remains in the park.

April 12

April 12, 1992 – Walt’s – an American Restaurant Opens in Disneyland Paris

“In this restaurant which bears his name, certain dishes are inspired by some of his favorite food.”

On April 12, 1992, the table service restaurant Walt’s – an American Restaurant opened on Main Street in Disneyland Paris. Honoring the work and life of Walt Disney, the Victorian-style restaurant serves upscale versions of Walt’s favorite dishes, including a cheeseburger with chili con carne. The rooms of the restaurant are themed after the six worlds of Disneyland Paris: Fantasyland, Adventureland, Discoveryland, Disneyland Hotel, Grand Canyon, and Frontierland.