• Stars above Main Street USA

    Paying tribute to the people involved in the planning, design and construction of Disneyland Paris.
  • A Memorable Christmas at Disneyland Paris

    Looking back at an unforgettable trip, with lots of photos!
  • Shanghai Disneyland – Garden of the Twelve Friends

    Discover which Disney or Pixar Character symbolizes your sign of the Chinese Zodiac.
  • Pirate Tales

    Stories about the construction of “Pirates of the Caribbean” at Disneyland Paris.
  • Disneyland Paris at 25

    Exclusive interview with mister Tony Baxter.

Welcome to Designing Disney Research Center.

Fan website, investigating, and encouraging others to investigate, the art and history of Disney theme parks, in the firm belief that a good understanding of their creation and roots will fuel higher appreciation of their beauty and unique charm. Read more.

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Design

DesignWe take you behind the scenes and show you how Disney theme park magic is made.

History

HistoryPast and Present. We give you an overview of the evolution of the Disney parks and resorts.

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People

PeopleEverything you need to know about the most legendary Walt Disney Imagineers.

Calendar

On this DayRead about mayor events that happened today in Disney theme park history.

Book Reviews

Book ReviewsDiscover the ‘must-read’ books about the art and history of Disney parks and resorts.

Current Events

Current EventsStay up-to-date with the latest from all of the Disney theme parks across the globe.

New - Articles

Stars above Main Street USA

We examine the windows of the buildings on Main Street USA and pay tribute to the people who were involved in the planning, design and construction of Disneyland Paris twenty-five years ago.
 

A Memorable Christmas at Disneyland Paris

We tell you about our recent trip to the “Most magical place in Europe” and we explain why it was such an unforgettable experience (with 35 photos).
 

Shanghai Disneyland – Garden of the Twelve Friends

We explain the Chinese Zodiac and give you the opportunity to discover which Disney or Pixar Character symbolizes your Zodiac sign.