Today, Disneyland Resort Paris celebrates its 20th Anniversary, and it’s commemorating the occasion with a new parade, special décor, and shows, including the nighttime spectacular “Disney Dreams!” seen below.
Although I work in the archive that mainly houses assets for Walt Disney World Resort, sometimes we have images from other Disney Parks properties. Today’s vintage images are a rare look at Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort Paris prior to its opening in April 1991.
Ear Force One flew over in celebration of the one-year countdown to the park’s opening. If you look towards the back of the photo, you can see Sleeping Beauty Castle just beginning to take form.
Welcoming more than 250 million visitors since opening, Disneyland Resort Paris continues to be a top tourist destination in Europe. Bon Anniversaire Disneyland Paris!
For more Disney Parks history, check out these other Vintage Walt Disney World posts:
- Vintage Walt Disney World: Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny Visit Magic Kingdom Park
- Vintage Walt Disney World: Students Celebrate the Opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
- Vintage Walt Disney World: It’s National Goof-Off Day
Vintage Walt Disney World: Disneyland Resort Paris Marks 20 Years by Nate Rasmussen: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog