A rumored Alice in Wonderland-themed BMX show may be coming to Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris.
According to a tweet from OutsidEars, an Alice in Wonderland-themed BMX Show may be coming to Disneyland Paris sometime in 2024. A full link to their article is available here, but be advised, it is written in French.
On May 15, Disneyland Paris filed a building permit for the “construction of metal sets, a training tent, and technical rooms inside the stage area of the existing building.” This would be replacing the Moteurs… Action!: Stunt Show Spectacular that opened at the park in 2002 and closed in 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic, then became a permanent closure.
A similar version of this show was also duplicated in 2005 for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and also closed permanently to make room for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Disneyland Paris also posted auditions for a new rumored BMX stunt show, and it may be for this Alice in Wonderland show.
Cette nouvelle structure, haute de 16 mètres et comprenant 5 niveaux, sera implantée au coeur des installations actuelles. Ainsi, les décors existants, qui ne seront plus visibles, serviront a camoufler de l’extérieur la scène nouvellement créée au milieu du plateau ou se jouaient autrefois les cascades motorisées du Stunt Show.
This new structure, 16 meters high and comprising 5 levels, will be located in the heart of the current facilities. Thus, the existing sets, which will no longer be visible, will serve to camouflage from the outside the newly created scene in the middle of the stage where the motorized stunts of the Stunt Show used to be played.
Walt Disney Studios Park is also home to another stunt show, Avengers Unite!, where guests can watch Black Widow and Black Panther team up for an “epic roof battle.”
Much More Coming Soon to Walt Disney Studios Park
As part of a long-term plan to boost the resort’s revenue in 2018, Disney CEO Robert A. Iger and French President Emmanuel Macron met at the official Parisian Presidential residence — the Palais de’Élysée — where Iger announced a staggering multi-billion, multi-year expansion of the resort, almost entirely emphasizing the Studios park.
The plan tentatively teased three new areas based on “Frozen,” “Star Wars,” and “The Avengers,” to be opened in phases. While the Galaxy’s Edge land has likely been canceled, speculation of a potential “Avatar” land now stands in its place.
In almost prophetic fashion, Iger, who initially retired in 2021 before a surprise return, expressed his excitement for this endeavor as added motivation in the twilight years of his leadership. At the time of the initial announcement, he was interviewed by French-language weekly news magazine Paris Match — and confronted about both his age and the fact that he was undertaking such a colossal blueprint whilst already postponing his retirement four times:
Je travaille pour l’entreprise depuis quarante-quatre ans, je suis PDG depuis treize ans. J’avais hâte d’arriver à ce moment de la vie où on peut explorer d’autres aventures, mais cette opportunité est survenue. Non seulement je pense que c’est une opportunité formidable pour l’entreprise, mais aussi que cela me donnera beaucoup d’énergie et d’enthousiasme.
I have worked for the company for forty-four years, I have been CEO for thirteen years. I was looking forward to getting to that time in life where you can explore other adventures, but this opportunity arose. Not only do I think this is a great opportunity for the company, but it will also give me a lot of energy and enthusiasm.
The official Disney Parks Blog shared a video update on progress from Walt Disney Imagineering, featuring the artisans tasked with this herculean effort:
As you can see, over at the “Frozen”-themed land, inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios films, the kingdom of Anna and Elsa is taking shape and reaching for the sky more and more every day. Nearby the Arendelle Castle, the teams have welcomed their very first trees, giving new life to the construction site. To recreate the atmosphere of a Norwegian Fjörd, the area development and construction teams chose to use majestic conifers such as sequoia trees, which reach more than 22 feet in height.