Get your daily dose of Disney magic with this Imagineer-led virtual tour.

By Elizabeth Rhodes
April 14, 2020
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This weekend, Disneyland Paris celebrated its anniversary, marking its 28th year since opening on April 12, 1992. Even though Disney parks across the globe are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still take a virtual tour of a theme park thousands of miles away through this Disneyland Paris video series.

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If you’ve ever been to an international Disney park, you know what an exciting and delightful experience it is. Seeing beloved characters in a new setting, finding slight nuances in classic attractions, and trying new treats not available stateside are just a few of the things you have to look forward to when visiting the Disney parks overseas.

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In a Disney Parks blog post about the French park, Kevin Rafferty, Jr. said, “Among the many stories that make Disneyland Paris unique is that its opening represents Disney’s return to a land that inspired many of the timeless fairy tales shared by Walt Disney in an extraordinary way.”

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Experience that fairy tale magic with Disney Imagineer Laurent Cayuela in “Once Upon a Time,” a French YouTube series (with English subtitles) that takes viewers on a tour of the Disneyland Paris resort. Throughout the 30 short videos, you’ll learn about the themed lands, see iconic rides like It’s a Small World, and tour the on-site hotels.

In the most recent video, Cayuela explains the “art of the transition,” uncovering secrets about how the park’s themed lands seamlessly come together while retaining their distinct styles and stories.

Disneyland Paris is located in Chessy, France, just 20 miles from Paris. This was Disney’s second international park, following Tokyo Disney, which opened in 1983. The resort has two theme parks — Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park — six themed hotels, and two nature resorts.

Even though the parks are closed, you can bring a dose of Disney magic to your home with easy-to-make Disney recipes, virtual rides, and Disney+ shows the whole family will love.