• Bringing back the Sparkle – Designing Adventure Isle

    Learn about the design and origins of “Adventure Isle”, Disneyland Paris.
  • Sweet Christmas at Disneyland Paris – Photo Report

    Relive the magic of this year’s Christmas season at Disneyland Paris!
  • Creating Disney Magic – Inside the Disneyland Paris Bakery

    Read our interview with mister Thierry Cantot.
  • Sweet Christmas at Disneyland Paris – Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

    Bring a bit of Disneyland Paris magic to your home for the holidays.
  • Designing the Disneyland Hotel Gingerbread House

    Learn about the design and construction of the gingerbread house.

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

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

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

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

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

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Bringing back the Sparkle – Designing Adventure Isle

Walt Disney Imagineer, mister Chris Tietz (Show Producer Adventureland, Disneyland Paris) tells us about the design and origins of Adventure Isle (refurbished in 2016).
 

Sweet Christmas at Disneyland Paris – Photo Report

We put on our warm winter coat, bonnet and mittens and captured the magic of this year’s Christmas season at Disneyland Paris.
 

Creating Disney Magic – Inside the Disneyland Paris Bakery

We go inside the Disneyland Paris bakery and meet mister Thierry Cantot, a pastry sous chef at Disneyland Paris since 1992.