Disneyland Paris Resort is in the midst of a massive transformation. The Disneyland Hotel is getting a royal transformation, Walt Disney Studios Park are having an expansion, and today we’ve been given more information about the Disney Village transformation which will include new dining options and refreshed shopping/entertainment offerings.
Disney Village multi-year transformation plan
Disneyland Paris has shared a first look at what to expect in the future for the 428,000-square-foot Disney Village complex. Disney Village is the retail, dining and entertainment complex located between the theme parks and Disney hotels. The area has already doubled in size since it opened and the new phased transformation will give the “district a brand-new visual identity and introduce exciting new offerings”
Disney Village is being reimagined to celebrate timeless, family-friendly environments that are uniquely Disney. During the day guests can enjoy the stylish boutiques and innovative restaurants, and at night guests will be able to see thousands of lights which transform the area into a “bustling wonderland”.
It will feature a relaxing lakeside park and boardwalk, enhanced pedestrian walkways, brand-new facades, relaxing terraces and patios, and lush landscaping. Its diverse eateries and collection of shops will expand dining and retail options for guests with innovative concepts from some of the world’s most exciting brands for a completely enhanced experience complementing the theme parks.
Our plan to transform Disney Village is yet another example of how we continue to reimagine Disneyland Paris at the resort level, notably with our major expansion plan in progress at Walt Disney Studios Park,” said Natacha Rafalski, Présidente of Disneyland Paris. “We’re very excited to bring new iconic and timeless concepts to the district that will appeal to a new generation of guests, whether they visit from our nearby resort hotels or from the local area. We can’t wait for our guests to be surprised and delighted by what we have in store.”
Rosalie replacing Cafe Mickey, a new lakeside French brasserie to open in 2023
One of the major transformations will be Cafe Mickey being replaced by a contemporary French brasserie. Groupe Bertrand, with its portfolio of renowned Parisian brasseries, has been chosen to replace Cafe Mickey and “bring in a fresh new concept that will both elevate the culinary experience and expand dining options for guests looking for French flavours in Disney Village”.
We’ll have to wait and see if Cafe Mickey, a character dining location, will be moved to another location.
Rosalie, the new two-floor restaurant will feature 500 seats in contemporary interiors. Inspired by Parisian brasseries, it will celebrate renowned French “Art de Vivre” and classic cuisine in a modern yet elegant setting, with expanded terraces looking over Lake Disney. Honoring both regional diversity and product seasonality, the restaurant will cater to all cravings. In addition to table service, a counter will offer French bakery-inspired options for take away like viennoiseries, pastries, sandwiches and salads, as well as a selection of products satisfying every taste and level of service. Seasonally, an outdoor terrace will welcome guests on the lake’s edge.
“As we continue to collaborate with exceptional brands that we share strong values with, we are delighted to welcome a new restaurant managed by Groupe Bertrand as a first step in our Disney Village transformation plan,” said Laure Albouy, Vice President Business Strategy & Integration, Disneyland Paris. “We believe this unique, family-friendly restaurant will elevate the guest experience at our resort by offering famous French specialties in a unique setting, and we can’t wait to make this new partnership a reality.”