From Euro Disney to Disneyland® Paris

Mickey and young Guest at Disneyland Paris

In 1992, Disney magic came to Europe with the opening of Euro Disney, a theme park that would grow to become today's Disneyland® Paris.

The last 25 years have seen more than 250 million visitors step through the gates of Disneyland® Park, and we believe it's just as magical today as it was back then.

Here are some of the milestones along the way...


How It All Began

  • 1987 - Disney signs an agreement with the French authorities to create Euro Disney in France
  • 1992 - Euro Disney welcomes its first visitors
  • 1994 - The resort changes its name from Euro Disney to Disneyland® Resort Paris

More Magical by the Day

  • 1995 - Space Mountain - From the Earth to the Moon (now Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain) takes its first passengers on a thrilling ride
  • 1996 - Eurostar starts running trains direct to Disneyland Paris
  • 1997 - 5th anniversary celebrations take place at the Park. It's a festival of flowers to celebrate springtime

A New Park Opens

  • 2001 - The number of guests visiting Disneyland Paris hits the 100 million mark
  • 2002 - Walt Disney Studios® Park opens alongside Disneyland Park, giving visitors a whole new world to explore
  • 2006 - Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast opens, inspired by Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 2

Let the Celebrations Start!

  • 2007 - Toon Studio opens with larger-than-life rides and the chance to explore the art of Disney animation
  • 2011 - The number of guests who've visited the park hits a record-breaking quarter of a billion
  • 2012 - 20th anniversary celebrations begin, with an amazing nighttime show, and new spectacular parade
  • 2017 - Disneyland Paris celebrate their 25th anniversary celebrations with new attractions, spectacular shows and a star-studded parade

25th Anniversary

Find out about our 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Disney Princesses celebrate in honour of the 25th Anniversary.
Disney Princesses celebrate in honour of the 25th Anniversary.