Disneyland has shared that Le Pays des Contes de Fées will be getting an update in 2024, with two new scenes representing Frozen and Winnie the Pooh coming to celebrate the 30th anniversary.
Le Pays des Contes de Fées has been a staple at Disneyland Paris since 1994, just two years after the park first opened. The boat ride translates to “The Land of Fairytales,” Disneyland Paris’ own version of the Storybook Land Canal Boats that debuted in Disneyland in 1956. However, the Paris version has its own unique touches, including recreations of Night on the Bald Mountain from Fantasia, Belle’s Village from Beauty and the Beast, and Rapunzel’s Tower from Tangled. And now, in celebration of the ride’s upcoming 30th anniversary, Disney has shared that two new scenes will be added.
Frozen on Le Pays des Contes de Fées
While guests will soon be able to experience a full Frozen-themed land at Walt Disney Studios Park, before that, they can find a new Frozen scene added to Le Pays des Contes de Fées. In 2024, a detailed model of the North Mountain covered in a thick white blanket of snow, as well as Elsa’s Ice Palace, will be available to view.
Disney even teased that guests can likely spot Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven on their way to Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post as part of the landscape on the ride’s new scene.
Winnie the Pooh on Le Pays des Contes de Fées
Another new scene coming to the attraction in 2024 will be based on Winnie the Pooh and Friends, located not far from the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs. You can see in the concept art the iconic image of Tigger pouncing on Pooh Bear, with the beloved Hundred Acre Woods behind them.
Speaking on the upcoming updates, Keith Rector, Art Director at Walt Disney Imagineering Paris, shared, “There’s something magical about taking something full scale and displaying it in miniature, it’s something Walt himself was obsessed with. I grew up near Disneyland in California and Storybook Land has always been my favorite attraction. When I joined the team in Paris, we started a conversation about how we can bring new stories to Le Pays des Contes de Fées. I wanted to introduce new characters to this realm of storybook classics.”
Guests will be able to view these new scenes when they become available in 2024, only at Disneyland Paris.