Trees planted, attractions, hotels, Christmas tree, Disneyland Paris has been racking up the numbers. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the theme park, we focus on some key figures that make Mickey's kingdom the leading (private) tourist destination in Europe.
30,000 costumes, 30 years of know-how
Since Disneyland Paris opened in 1992, no less than 30,000 costumes have been designed in the park's sewing workshop, which has 40 model makers, pattern makers and seamstresses. Mickey and Minnie alone have a well-stocked wardrobe containing 450 costumes, enough to make fashionistas dream.
For the park's 30th anniversary, the Disney dressing room has been renewed with pieces specially made for the occasion to be admired during the daytime show, starting with the hats and iridescent outfits. 2,000 lines of rhinestones, 700 metres of printed fabric and 190 jewels were needed to make the latest costumes, the most emblematic (and progressive) of which is undoubtedly the trouser suit designed from responsible fabrics by designer Stella McCartney!
That's the number of trees planted across the 2,230 hectares of Disneyland Paris, which also has 450,000 shrubs and over a million flowers. All of this is maintained by 130 gardeners who take care of the site's vegetation every day. Disneyland Paris also has 9 horticultural professions, arborists, an irrigation system with 6,000 kilometres of pipes that is unique in Europe, 1,500,000 m² of biodiversity, not to mention the indoor plants that accompany visitors every day in the 7 themed hotels and the 10 creative and magical gardens laid out in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle for the Park's 30th anniversary.
This is the number of languages available on the Disneyland Paris application. It is mainly used as a support tool during a visit and can be downloaded in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch and Danish. It allows you to search for the most suitable attractions according to the expected experience (great thrill, family adventure, Fastpass...) and to obtain the waiting times in real time, to consult the show schedules, to find your way around by giving access to the digital map of the park and even to book a table in one of the 59 restaurants which all offer vegetarian dishes such as the vegan panini and the salted waffle with potato crush.
This is the height of the tree that is put up in the park every year for the Christmas festivities. The tree lighting ceremony is one of the park's most important Christmas celebrations. A festive countdown, garlands of lights, snow and Disney characters... All the ingredients are brought together to plunge into the magic of Christmas.
2002, birth of Walt Disney Studios
This is the year the Walt Disney Studios Park was inaugurated. It opened on March 16, 2002, 10 years after Disneyland Paris. It offered 9 attractions when it opened and now has 11, as well as 6 shows and 4 restaurants. Walt Disney Studios has been delivering the secrets of Disney's animated films for 20 years. From the legendary scenes drawn in the Toon Studio to the breathtaking effects of the Backlot, its five production areas offer a colourful moment of entertainment. For the Park's 20th anniversary, we can expect to experience even more excitement with the opening of a new area in the summer of 2022 dedicated to the superheroes of the Marvel universe - Avengers Campus.
That's the number of hotel rooms at Disneyland Paris. Europe's leading tourist destination offers seven hotels of different sizes and styles: Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Hotel New York, Disney' Newport Bay Club, Disney's Sequoia Lodge, Disney's Hotel Cheyenne, Disney's Hotel Santa Fe and Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch. The park also has nine partner hotels, including the Villages Nature Paris resort.