Disneyland Paris to Add ‘Frozen’, ‘Up’, and more to Storybook Land

We’re excited to share Le Pays des Contes de Fées at Disneyland Paris will welcome three new scenes, “Up”, “Frozen” and “Winnie the Pooh,” in 2024 in celebration of its 30-year anniversary!  

Since 1994, Le Pays des Contes de Fées has delighted Disneyland Paris guests of all ages with its whimsical atmosphere. This peaceful boat journey is a celebration of beloved Walt Disney Animation Studios stories and fables through music, landscape, and miniatures. Based on an original idea from Walt Disney himself, the attraction is a reinvention of the classic Storybook Land Canal Boats that debuted at Disneyland in 1956. The Paris version has several unique touches with recreations of Night on the Bald Mountain from “Fantasia,” Belle’s Village from “Beauty and the Beast” and Rapunzel’s Tower from “Tangled.”

Adventure is Out There!

This classic attraction will welcome a new scene inspired by the Pixar Animation Studios movie, “Up,” Carl and Russell will soon join the scenery of this peaceful cruise as they land nearby Paradise Falls. And be on the lookout as Kevin might be hiding nearby!  

“What makes Le Pays des Contes de Fées so unique is that the attraction’s main character is its miniaturized storybook architecture. Carl’s flying house in ‘Up’  is an icon from this story, so strong that we felt it would be fitting as a finale to the attraction,” shares Keith Rector, Art Director at Walt Disney Imagineering Paris.  

A Cool, ‘Frozen’ Addition is on its Way

Before inviting guests to Arendelle over at Walt Disney Studios Park,Frozen” will come to life in miniature form as one of the familiar fairy tale locales in Fantasyland. Imagineers are closely working with Disneyland Paris Central Shops to create a detailed model of the majestic North Mountain covered in a thick white blanket of snow and Elsa’s iconic Ice Palace at its peak. Guests will even be able to spot Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven on their way to Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post (and Sauna)!

Hip Hip Pooh-Ray!

As your boat takes you through these enchanted realms, another timeless place will take root along the way, one full of charm, wisdom and … honey. Think, think, think … it’s the Hundred Acre Woods, of course! Storybook Land will soon offer a new home to Winnie the Pooh and friends, located not far from the cozy cottage of the Seven Dwarfs. 

“There’s something magical about taking something full scale and displaying it in miniature, it’s something Walt himself was obsessed with,” continues Keith Rector, Art Director at Walt Disney Imagineering Paris. “I grew up near Disneyland in California and Storybook Land has always been my favorite attraction. When I joined the team in Paris, we started a conversation about how we can bring new stories to Le Pays des Contes de Fées. I wanted to introduce new characters to this realm of storybook classics.”

As part of this transformation, Le Pays des Contes de Fées will welcome Vittel as its presenting sponsor, extending its longstanding corporate alliance relationship with Disneyland Paris.

Prepare to set sail and enjoy these new additions when the attraction reopens this summer! Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more magical Disneyland Paris updates!