Have you ever wondered if the magic of Disneyland Paris could be extended even further? Can you imagine yourself traversing a whole new enchanted world within the already enchanting complex? This vision could become reality with the potential announcement of a third park at Disneyland Paris.

Today, Disneyland Paris delights visitors with two theme parks: Disneyland Park, which opened in 1992, and Walt Disney Studios, which opened ten years later, in 2002. Each offers a unique experience and unforgettable memories for visitors of all ages. But did you know that, initially, a 3rd park was planned, to complement these two experiences?

Back in 1987

I don’t know if you were aware of this, but in 1987, when the Walt Disney Company signed the agreement to set up in France, as outlined in my article presenting the history of the construction of Disneyland Paris, it undertook to develop three parks within its European complex. The third park, planned to the east of the boulevard circulaire, could be located behind the hotels, in a large as yet unexplored area.

When can we expect a 3rd park at Disneyland Paris?

The answer remains shrouded in mystery. Initially, construction was due to start in 2017, before being postponed to 2026, and now 2036. But how do we know this project will actually see the light of day?

The early signs of a realization are multiplying. At a recent public meeting on Val d’Europe’s new inter-communal local urban plan (PLUI), it was confirmed that the project is, at the end of 2023, being actively discussed within Disney’s offices. A promising sign that the colossal 14 billion euro investment planned for Disneyland Paris by the end of the decade may well include this ambitious project.

Stay tuned, because Disney magic always has more than one trick up its sleeve, and the third park at Disneyland Paris could well be its next big coup!