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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.

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March 22

March 22, ­­2008 – The Interactive Attraction Stitch Live! Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Cowabunga! Chat to, and sing along with, the blue dude himself in the most magical of alien encounters.”

On March 22, 2008, the interactive attraction Stitch Live! opened in Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park. Similar to the attraction Turtle Talk with Crush, guests can interact with the Lilo and Stitch character Stitch, asking him questions and see him wreak havoc during a satellite feed. The Disneyland Paris version was a variation on the Stitch Encounter attraction that opened in Hong Kong Disneyland on July 13, 2006.

March 16

March 16, 2002 – The Attraction Armageddon: les Effets Spéciaux Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Rocket over to the Backlot for an explosive special effects experience in a spacecraft’s control room.”

On March 16, 2002, the backlot attraction Armageddon: les Effets Spéciaux opened in the Walt Disney Studios Park of Disneyland Paris. Guests learn about the history and current techniques of special effects through an interaction with the crew of the Armageddon as the space station is caught in a meteor shower. As the story moves, guests will find themselves in a room where things explode and collapse.

December 23

December 23, 1999 –Restaurant Agrabah Café Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Follow in the footsteps of Aladdin for an enticing buffet in the heart of a colorful, bustling Agrabah.”

On December 23, 1999, the all-you-can-eat buffet Restaurant Agrabah Café opened in Adventureland at Disneyland Paris. The menu includes dishes from Moroccan and Middle Eastern cuisine, and guests are able to spot Aladdin at points during their meal. The restaurant is highly popular, and reservations are highly recommended months in advance.

December 5

December 5, 1990 – Espace Euro Disney Opens

“When the dream becomes reality.”

On December 5, 1990, the preview center for Euro Disney, known as Espace Euro Disney, opened. At the time, the concept of Euro Disney was under intense pressure and scrutiny by the French, and this preview center was opened to introduce the French to the park. It was built to drum up interest and act as a marketing center, showing off concept art and small models of coming attractions. by the time the park opened in 1992, the space was no longer needed, and the main Disney elements of the building were taken down. The center officially closed on March 22, 1992.

October 25

October 25, 2000 – The Shopping Center Val d’Europe Opens Next to Disneyland Paris

“Discover Val d’Europe where there are over 150 shops catering to your every need, giving you a shopping experience like no other!”

On October 25, 2000, the international shopping center Val d’Europe opened right next to Disneyland Paris. Leased to SEGECE, the factory outlet mall features stores ranging from the Apple Store to La Grand Récré. The shopping center also features the region’s largest aquarium, which is home to over 350 varieties of sea creature. The center is a mere five minute bus ride from Disneyland Paris park.

August 17

August 17, 2010 – The Toy Story Playland Area Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Thanks to the creative minds of Pixar Studios and our Disney Imagineers, Guests of all ages can now feel what it’s like to be shrunk to the size of a toy and to become literally part of the Toy Story universe in Andy’s backyard.”

On August 17, 2010, the Toy Story Playland area opened in the Walt Disney Studios Park of Disneyland Paris. Based on the Toy Story franchise, the area contains three main attractions: Toy Story Parachute Drop, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, and RC Racer. These attractions give guests the impression that they have shrunk down to the size of a toy and are on adventures with Buzz and Woody. A similar area opened in Hong Kong Disneyland and is called Toy Story Land.