Disneyland Paris, originally Euro Disney Resort, is located in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town located 32 km (20 miles) east of the centre of Paris, and is the most visited theme park in France and Europe.
It is owned and operated by Euro Disney S.C.A., a publicly traded company in which The Walt Disney Company owns a majority stake. The resort covers 4,800 acres (19 km2) and encompasses two theme parks, several resort hotels, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course, in addition to several additional recreational and entertainment venues. Disneyland Park is the original theme park of the complex, opening with the resort on 12 April 1992.
A second theme park, Walt Disney Studios Park opened in 2002. The park is the second busiest Disney park by number of visitors with 15.6 million visitors in 2013 placing it in between Disneyland Anaheim in California, USA, and Walt Disney World in Florida, USA.
The resort was the second Disney park to open outside the United States, following Tokyo Disney Resort.