The Disneyland resort opened its doors in 1992, with the second park Walt Disney Studios Park opening much later than planned in 2002, the resort is operated by Euro Disney SCA which includes stockholders like The Walt Disney Company, Saudi Prince Alwaleed and people like us. So how did Disneyland end up by Paris. Well by 1985 the choices that Disney had made for its European Disneyland was reduced down to just 4 locations, 2 in Spain and 2 in France.
Whilst the climate that Spain offered would be more appealing to guests the general feeling was that it didn’t have the central location that France would offer. The two locations in France were one in the midway by Paris and a southern location. The southern location near Marseille was ruled out due to thick layers of bedrock that were found when initial pilot drilling was done, which is a shame as the weather was better south than the Paris site. But the Paris location offers excellent road and rail links with Paris as well as major capitals in Europe.