Val d’Europe Downtown District

Just as Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has its new town of Celebration, Disneyland Park (née Euro Disney) has Val d’Europe. Both planned communities—Celebration and Val d’Europe—were established and designed on new urbanist principles, and both have transformed their respective regions. In 2008, eight years after Val d’Europe opened, the new community is 60 percent completed and scheduled to be built out by 2018. It is home to 21,000 residents.