• Designing the Golf Disneyland Clubhouse

    Discover why this building is not themed like the Parks or Hotels.
  • Designing Adventureland – The Curious Giraffe

    Learn about the design & origins of the “La Girafe Curieuse" shop, Disneyland Paris.
  • In the Footsteps of a Disney VoluntEAR

    Read our report of the visit of the charity ‘Le Noel des Déshérités’.
  • Creating Disney Magic – Disney VoluntEARS

    Read our interview with Annabel Altmann and Eric Pires Augere.
  • Designing Fantasyland – Fantasia Gelati

    Learn about the design & origins of “Fantasia Gelati", Disneyland Paris.

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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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

Designing the Golf Disneyland Clubhouse

We explain why this hidden gem of Disneyland Paris architecture is – just like few other structures at the Resort – not themed.

Designing Adventureland – The Curious Giraffe

Together with Walt Disney Imagineer, mister Chris Tietz, we discuss the design and origins of the “La Girafe Curieuse" shop at Disneyland Paris.

In the Footsteps of a Disney VoluntEAR

In the second installment of our 2015 Christmas series “Disneyland Paris – Sharing the Magic of Christmas”, we report about the visit of the charity ‘Le Noel des Déshérités’.