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30 years of Disneyland® Paris

Take your family on a magical adventure to Disneyland® Paris as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. New shows, experiences and festivities will make this a year to remember at Europe’s most popular tourist attraction!

30 years of Disneyland® Paris

2022 is a very special year to visit Disneyland® Paris, as the parks celebrate their 30th anniversary. If you have never been before, or even if you are a regular visitor, there is even more magic in store! Together with all the special festivities and displays there is always a new land to explore or ride to experience. 

From careering along the Big Thunder Mountain railroad to scurrying across the kitchen floors of Paris in Ratatouille: The Adventure, there is more family fun to be had at Disneyland® Paris than you or your children could ever dream of! 

Let the magic begin! 

A theme park adventure train ride with tracks running round an artificial island in a lake

When did Disneyland® Paris open?

It was in April 1992 that Disneyland® Paris, then known as Euro Disney, first opened its gates. Around 10 million visitors are welcomed every year, making it the most popular tourist attraction in Europe, and the fourth most-visited theme park in the world. 

Driving to Disneyland® Paris from Calais

Getting to Disneyland® Paris via LeShuttle couldn’t be easier. As Mary Poppins would say, it’s ‘practically perfect in every way’. 

There is no need to even get out of your car at our Folkestone terminal, as check-in and passport control is fully drive-through. After your 35 minute crossing, you have a drive of just three hours 20 minutes on the A26 and A1 motorways (with tolls) to get to the theme parks. The Disney parks are situated around 20 miles east of Paris. Get some more tips on driving to Disneyland® Paris with YouTuber So Helena.

Disneyland® Paris 30th anniversary celebrations

Mickey and friends are marking the special birthday of Disneyland® Paris with a year of new shows, experiences and festivities. The Disney parks launched the celebrations on March 6 2022 and they will run throughout the year. 

Disney characters Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto dance and wave in front of a crowd of people in face coverings.

Enjoy the festive aura

It’s always a treat walking around Disneyland® Paris, but this year something even more magical will be in the air. Let your family savour the unique atmosphere, with special music and decorations, as Disneyland Park is transformed into a vibrant wonderland. 

Dazzling new outfits

Mickey and friends have been hard at work over the winter with their designers, comparing fabrics, having fittings and generally behaving like fully paid-up fashionistas. Donald was even seen at Paris Fashion Week (allegedly). They can’t wait to share their shiny new costumes with you in the daily parades and shows. Check out Minnie’s new pantsuit, designed by Stella McCartney

The enchanting themed gardens

One of the first things you will see in Disneyland Park is the Gardens of Wonder – ten enchanting themed gardens in Central Plaza, with 30 unique sculptures of Disney Princesses and Disney villains that come to life in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.  

Disney character Mickey Mouse dressed in a sparkly purple suit tips his hat in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland

Spectacular Disney illuminations

As night falls, prepare to be amazed by the Disney illuminations lighting up Sleeping Beauty Castle. The ‘Disney D-light’ show includes video projections, illuminated water jets, lighting effects, mist, lasers and snatches of classic Disney songs, topped off with a stunning synchronised drone display and a jaw-dropping finale.

Celebrate with a joyful new show

If you have been to Disneyland® Paris before you will know that one of the highlights is the outdoor daytime show. In 2022 there will be a special 30th anniversary edition featuring all your favourite characters. It’s a chance for the whole family to dance to the music and wave at Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto in their fabulous new costumes! 

Enjoy Disney’s iconic shows and parades

Disney’s Elsa and Anna from Frozen on a carnival float in a Disneyland Paris parade

Don’t forget there’s all the park favourites too! From the magical Disney Parade, when much-loved movie characters come alive in their colourful floats, to shows like The Lion King: Rhythm of the Pride Lands, these free attractions in Disneyland Park will take your breath away! 

Become part of the MARVEL Universe from Summer 2022

Another MARVEL-lous attraction is heading to Disneyland® Paris! If you’re an Avengers fan prepare to assemble at Avengers Campus, an epic new land opening at Walt Disney Studios Park this year. Team up with fellow fans and take on mighty MARVEL missions with Spider-Man, Iron Man and other MARVEL superheroes.

Find out more about the films that have inspired Disneyland® Paris rides here.

Health & safety measures at Disneyland® Paris

Disneyland® Paris is still doing everything it can to keep its visitors safe. Face coverings are no longer required in the parks except while travelling on collective transportation, such as hotel shuttle buses. Face masks remain recommended for experiences like the parades and Disney illuminations.  
Hand sanitising stations are available at the entrance and exit of every attraction, shop, restaurant and theatre. Frequent anti-viral cleaning measures will continue to take place across the parks in addition to standard cleaning procedures.

Vaccine and heath passes are also no longer required. 

Disneyland® Paris special offers from LeShuttle 

We have teamed up with our friends at MagicBreaks to offer you some amazing offers on Disneyland® Paris 30th anniversary tickets and hotels. Choose from accommodation only, hotel and park, transport, hotel and park, or park tickets only.

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