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Walt Disney Studios Park

Robert Niles
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Published: July 21, 2012

Walt Disney Studios Park opened in 2002 as the second gate at the Disneyland Paris Resort. Themed as a movie studio, the park opens onto a "Front Lot" outdoor entrance plaza that directs you into the "Disney Studio 1" building (housing a restaurant and shop) before you proceed back outside into the four themed lands of the park.

The park is Disney's smallest, and least-attended, despite the addition of a Toy Story-themed play land in 2010. Additional expansion is underway at the park.

The park's most popular attraction, by far, is Crush's Coaster, which opened in 2007. The "Finding Nemo"-themed spinning coaster continues to draw crowds of two-hours-plus, even on relatively low attendance days. Note that Disney often opens the line to Crush's Coaster before the park opens, eliminating any wait time advantage for getting to the park early. No Fastpass or single rider option is available for Crush's Coaster.

Walt Disney Studios Park features two other unique attractions that don't exist in at least altered form in other Disney theme parks: Cinemagique and Armageddon. For details on those and other attractions, follow the links below.