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Just a few weeks after praising the performance of Disneyland Paris in 2017 — and a year after announcing plans to take full control of the resort — the Walt Disney Co. has rolled out major expansion plans that should help drive attendance in the years to come.

The Walt Disney Company has announced a two billion-euro ($2.5 billion) expansion plan for Disneyland Paris, which will feature Marvel superheroes.

The plan was unveiled Tuesday following a meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Disney chairman Robert A. Iger.

Disney Group said the development, which includes a transformation of Walt Disney Studios Park, will include three new areas based on Marvel superheroes as well as Frozen and Star Wars movies, “along with new attractions and live entertainment experiences.”

The new plans will be rolled roll out in phases beginning in 2021.

Iger said the expansion “will add even more of our beloved characters and unparalleled storytelling to create new lands, attractions and entertainment that further elevate the guest experience and drive new opportunities for tourism in this dynamic region.”


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Photo credit: French President Emmanuel Macron, left, speaks to Disney CEO Robert Iger in this photo released by Disney. Iger announced a $2.5 billion expansion of the park. Philippe Servent / Présidence de la République