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Star Wars, Marvel and Frozen are coming to Disneyland Paris

A massive expansion at Disneyland Paris is sure to thrill fans of the Star Wars, Marvel and Frozen films, which will be at the centre of the new developments.

Atmosphere during the Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary at Disneyland Paris on 25 March, 2017 in Paris, France. Image by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

The €2 billion project will see the popular theme park grow to include three new areas based on the popular franchises, as well as new attractions and live entertainment. With the ongoing popularity of Marvel films, which feature characters like Captain America, Thor and Spider-Man, the park is planning to up the entertainment and attractions related to the hugely popular superhero universe. A new Marvel-themed attraction was announced for the Paris park earlier this month and a themed hotel is set to open in 2020. The new resort, called Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, will show off popular characters like Iron Man and the Avengers.

A rendering of the proposed expansion at Disney. Image by PRNewsfoto/Disneyland Paris

The park, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, will see the new development roll out in phases starting in 2021, expanding the existing Walt Disney Studios Park. Disneyland Paris is billed “Europe’s number one tourist attraction” and has both a Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park and seven themed-Disney hotels. It’s the most visited theme park in Europe and is located in Marne-la-Vallee, 32 kilometres outside the centre of Paris.

Since acquiring the rights to massive franchises like the Marvel movies and Star Wars, there have been a ton of expansion plans centred on them at Disney parks around the world. Disneyland in California and Disney World in Orlando have both made a number of announcement about new attractions and themed lands, including the highly anticipated Star Wars-themed lands, which are expected to open next year.