Wednesday, November 6, 2019

DLP Walt Disney Studios Expansion Construction Permit Brings New Infos on WDS Lake and Water Shows

We have new infos about Disneyland Paris Walt Disney Studios expansion, and it's official infos! Not coming from Disneyland Paris directly but from the construction permit that has been granted to the park. And the permit also include precious plans that you will find below.

The permit include many pages of administrative points, not interesting for you, so i choose some excerpts which are the most interesting points for DLP fans. These confirm what we knew or suspected already, i.e that the new lake will include backstage a water area which will be a"place of storage and maintenance of the equipment intended for the realization of the shows" on the lake, i.e fountain, projection and fireworks shows but also most probably a water parade with floats going then backstage like they do at Tokyo DisneySea. The new lake construction is apparently scheduled to be completed for 2022.

Here is a first plan showing the whole Disneyland Paris resort area. The WDS expansion area is the one circled by an orange line. Click on each plan to see them in big size.

This next one brings a closer view to the WDS expansion area, circled in orange.

Check on this next plan the water areas in light purple color.

And this last one shows clearly the water areas ( in blue color ) and the new buildings around the lake. So you can identify them, i've indicated which one is for the Frozen land or the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge land or show building.

Another interesting point is that we can see that there will be no space, unfortunately, to add later on the left side of the Frozen area the sleigh coaster that will be part of the Frozen land at HKDL. The water canal on the left going from the lake to the backstage area, as you can see on the artwork below, should prevent to built the coaster there like they will do at HKDL, and although they will still have land available on the right between Frozen land and Galaxy's Edge i doubt they will build the sleigh coaster there as it could mean backstage view. Technically it would be possible but i wouldn't put your bets on it. Also, what is written "Berme" will be in fact artifical hills.

Here is the translation of the not-to-be-missed description text excerpts and you can see or download the full PDF file ( in French ) HERE. 


The beneficiary is authorized to carry out the project of extension of the Walt Disney studios park on the commune of Chessy as prescribed in the articles of this decree.

The Walt Disney Studios Park extension project covers approximately 30 hectares that will be developed for the realization of the following attractions:

A pleasure lake with an area of ​​2.87 hectares with restaurant and services on 2200 sqm approximately.
A new Frozen land on a footprint of about 7000 sqm.
A new Land Star Wars on a footprint of about 10,200 sqm.
The project integrates the realization of two types of water body:

A permanent body of water that the area at the nominal level is 2.87 hectares.
Several non-permanent water bodies that correspond to the preferred open-water infiltration areas proposed for the management of small rains. The cumulative area of ​​these entities is 0.28 hectares.
The cumulated total area of ​​all the water plans thus reaches 3.15 hectares.
This 2.87 hectares recreational lake is a logistical element for the realization of the shows planned in association with the new lands objects of the extension of the park: pyrotechnic show, light show, aquatic animation.
This body of water will not receive activity practiced by the public, like sailing or swimming. Its use is not intended to ensure the quantitative or qualitative control of water runoff from the site, although it is a receptacle for falling rainwater. It also has no ecological vocation.

Located in the center of the extension project it consists of three entities:

The main circular water body, 1.67 hectares in size, is the center of the extension and support for show activities.
A rectangular technical basin with a surface of 0.53 hectares, place of storage and maintenance of the equipment intended for the realization of the shows.
An area of ​​0.67 hectares of water connects the two entities to allow boats dedicated to show logistics to reach the main basin from the technical basin.

Three structures also contribute to the maintenance of the pleasure water plan, a bridge spanning the waterway, with an overflow device and a circulation and treatment device for the water mass designed to ensure recirculation and physical treatment of the 67,000 m³ it contains at the rate of twice a week without the addition of any chemical or biological additives. The treatment system will include granular filtration (sand filter) and physical disinfection (ultraviolet reactors).


Le bénéficiaire est autorisé à réaliser le projet d’extension du parc Walt Disney studios sur la commune de Chéssy telles que prescrit dans les articles du présent arrêté.

Le projet d’extension du parc Walt Disney studios couvre 30 hectares environ qui seront développés pour la réalisation des attractions suivantes :

Un plan d'eau d’agrément d’une superficie de 2,87 hectares agrémenté de restaurant et services sur 2200 m² environ.
Un nouveau Land Frozen sur une emprise d’environ 7000 m².
Un nouveau Land Star Wars sur une emprise d’environ 10 200 m².

Le projet intègre la réalisation de deux types de plan d'eau :

Un plan d'eau permanent dans la superficie au niveau nominal s’élève à 2,87 hectares.
Plusieurs plans d'eau non permanent qui correspondent aux aires d’infiltration privilégiée à ciel ouvert proposé pour la gestion des petites pluies. La surface cumulé de ses entités s’élève à 0,28 hectares.
La surface totale cumulé de l’ensemble des plans do atteint donc 3,15 hectares.
Ce plan d'eau d’agrément d’une surface de 2,87 hectares, à vocation paysagère, constitue un élément logistique pour la réalisation des spectacles prévu en association avec les nouveaux univers objet de l’extension du parc spectacle pyrotechnique jeu de lumière animation aquatique.
Ce plan d'eau ne recevra pas d’activité pratiquée par le public du type navigation ni de baignade. Son usage de ne le destine pas à assurer la maîtrise quantitative ou qualitative des eaux de ruissellement du site, bien qu’il constitue un réceptacle des eaux pluviales tombant dans son emprise, il n’a par ailleurs aucune vocation écologique.
Situé au centre du projet d’extension il est constitué de trois entités :

Le plan d'eau principale circulaire, d’une surface de 1,67 hectares, centre de l’extension et support des activités de spectacle.
Un bassin technique rectangulaire d’une surface de 0,53 hectares, lieu de stockage et de maintenance des équipements destinés à la réalisation de spectacle.
Un bras d'eau d’une surface de 0,67 hectares relie les deux entités afin de permettre à des embarcations dédiées à la logistique de gagner le bassin principal depuis le bassin technique.

Trois ouvrages participent par ailleurs à la maintenance du plan d'eau d’agrément, un pont enjambant le bras d'eau, à dispositif de trop-plein et un dispositif de circulation et de traitement de la masse d'eau dimensionnée pour assurer la recirculation et le traitement physique des 67 000 m³ qu’il contient au rythme de deux fois par semaine sans apport d’aucun additif chimique ou biologique. Le système de traitement comprendra d’une part une filtration granulaire (filtre à sable) et une désinfection physique (réacteurs ultraviolets).

Pictures: copyright Disney

1 comment:

  1. So the 2 original star wars galaxy edge lands are 14 acres, aprox 56656sqm.. the one in Paris will literally be 1/5th of that? Damn....


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