Disneyland Paris has been undergoing a number of renovations and refurbishment work in advance of the theme park’s 30th anniversary.

The venue is to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022.

The Sleeping Beauty Castle is now reopen following 12 months of upgrading work. The renovation project has been going on for 12 months and is the biggest refurbishment of the attraction since it originally opened in 1992.

The project has involved craftspeople working on the roof, alongside carpenters, painters, and ironworkers, all getting the castle in top notch condition before the special celebrations commence.

Tracey Eck, art director at Walt Disney Imagineering Paris, commented on the work: “It was the first time we undertook something so monumental.

“Certain effects have even been improved so that the castle’s structure will be even more resilient in the upcoming years. It took nearly a year to complete these works on-site with all of the teams. Painters, electricians, gilders, craftspeople in charge of the tiled roofs… It was a hive of activity,” Eck continued.

There has also been work carried out on the Disneyland Hotel. The transformation of the hotel has included the arrival of new furniture, which replaced more than 1,500 old items that Disneyland Paris donated to the local community.

When complete, the five-star hotel will offer an improved experience for guests who can enjoy a royal theme and rooms inspired by Disney classics, including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Tangled.

Other renovations include an extended pool, spa and gym, as well as new technologies, such as in-room connectivity and online check-in.