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Disneyland Paris Fun Facts

Disneyland Paris is a 1,943 hectare site, equivalent to 1/5 the size of Paris.

The number one tourist destination in Europe with 12.4 million visitors in 2003.

Groundbreaking took place in August 1988.

During the construction phase, 120 million cubic metres of earth were moved and 710,000 m² of buildings and 51km of roads were built.  3,000,000 m² of earth were used to create the hill that lines the periphery of Disneyland Park.

12,200 employees (year average), 725 professions, 100 different nationalities, an average age of 31. Approximately 52% of Cast Members have been with the company for over five years.

The Disney Village is one of the largest entertainment districts in the Paris region with 30,000 m² of themed dining, entertainment and shopping facilities.

225,000 light bulbs light the façades on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Park.

There are 580,000 bricks on Main Street, U.S.A., laid out in a pattern similar to New York at the turn of the century.

More than 1,000 artists work at Disneyland Paris (700 actors and dancers, 50 musicians, 150 designers, artist and decorators, 100 technicians, 30 couturiers…).

14 hours of live shows take place each day

Approximately 500 parades are staged each year in the Disneyland Park.  The parade route is over 700 metres long.

39% of visitors come from France, 22% from the U.K., 6% from Germany, 8% from Belgium, 8% from the Netherlands and Luxembourg, 9% from Spain and Italy, and 8% from other countries.

There are over 150 chefs at Disneyland Paris.

4 million hamburgers are eaten each year, 20 tons of fish and seafood and 700 tons of chicken.

283 tons of chips are consumed each year.

6 million litres of Coca Cola are drunk each year.

There are 450,000 vegetation units (trees, shrubs, plants) at the Resort.

500,000 flowers are planted per year.

The Resort is home to over 12,000 trees.


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