Thursday, 7 September 2017

An amazing Christmas in BOTH
Disneyland Paris Parks

– From 11 November 2017 to 7 January 2018 –

Want to celebrate Christmas before everybody else? Then set your watch to Disneyland Paris time as of 11 November 2017. This year’s celebrations will include Walt Disney Studios Park with a fantastic novelty that will put the sparkle in your eyes. Ready to celebrate Christmas with Goofy and all his friends?

A truly Goofy Christmas at Walt Disney Studios Park

That’s right – this year, Goofy’s bringing the Christmas celebrations to Walt Disney Studios Park. And the good news is that he doesn’t do things by halves. Goofy will be transforming the Hollywood Tower Hotel into the backdrop for a spectacular magical journey – along with a few unexpected twists! Christmas is also coming to Disneyland Park – THE unmissable venue – with an extraordinary Parade, magical decorations and fairytale meet and greets… So what are you waiting for?

Goofy’s Incredible Christmas
Let’s start by looking at what’s new at Walt Disney Studios Park. Get ready for an immersive night-time experience that uses mapping technology and breathtaking special effects to transform a cult attraction – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™.

Goofy will light up the show in true Christmas spirit. He’ll take you on a journey over spectacular landscapes, from the North Pole to the most extravagant party you could possibly imagine. Watch out for a few unexpected surprises – it is Goofy, after all!

 Sing me a Merry Christmas!

Walt Disney Studios Park will be buzzing with the sounds of Christmas in the daytime as well. Get your voices warmed up! Several times a day, the Production Courtyard stage – located at the foot of the Hollywood Tower Hotel – will host a huge musical production featuring some of the most famous Disney Characters. They’ll invite you to take part in the magic of Christmas by singing along to the most famous seasonal songs. Throughout the day, post your photos on social media to get a chance to see them appear on the big screen.

 

And don’t forget you can meet Mickey and Minnie in their best Christmas outfits – not forgetting Goofy, who’s bursting with pride in his Santa suit at Walt Disney Studios Park.

A magical Christmas at Disneyland Park

Discover the magical Disney’s Christmas Parade! 

Do you like Disney Parades? Then you’re going to LOVE this Christmas season – you’ll be treated not only to the year’s biggest novelty, Disney Stars on Parade (you know, the one with the iconic dragon), but also two special opportunities to see THE Disney’s Christmas Parade. It’s making a big comeback, spreading the magic of winter across Disneyland Park – and it’s even making snow fall on Main Street, U.S.A. Mickey and Minnie are getting ready to celebrate Christmas in style with a host of singers and Disney Characters.

New show – “A Merry Stitchmas”

Does the name remind you of any Disney Character in particular? You guessed it! Stitch will be leading the event on the Sleeping Beauty Castle stage. Yes, that’s right – this Christmas has some surprises in store. Mickey, Minnie and their friends will teach Stitch the meaning of Christmas through songs. Are you ready to feel the beat of a super fun Christmas?

Mickey’s Christmas Big Band

There’s yet another new show waiting for you in the warm and cosy Videopolis – in the best Disney Christmas tradition, Mickey’s Big Band Christmas includes everybody’s favourite Christmas songs in a live show featuring singers, musicians and Disney Characters.

The Enchanted Advent Calendar from 1- 25 December  

Every morning, you’ll have the chance to awaken the magic of Christmas at the foot of Sleeping Beauty Castle with a captivating event. Make sure to visit the Enchanted Advent Calendar!

Magical meet’n’greets and decorations at Disneyland Park

At Disneyland Park, you’ll feel the Christmas spirit as soon as you set foot inside, with amazing snowmen of famous Disney Characters.  As if by magic, snow will fall at special moments every day on Main Street, U.S.A. You’ll have the chance to meet Marie from the Aristocats, Scrooge McDuck, Thumper, Miss Bunny and more!

And where there’s Christmas, there’s Santa, of course. As you might expect, he’s decided to take up residence in Fantasyland. To meet him, head to ‘Meet Mickey Mouse’ up to and including 25 December . Just like Mickey, Santa will have his own dressing-room where he’ll give you the warmest welcome. It’s a magical meeting you’ll treasure forever.

Light up the tree with ‘Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights’

There’s nothing quite like the moment the Christmas tree lights are switched on at Disneyland Park. And it’s not just any tree – this one measures no less than 24 metres in height and will be switched on by magic at an event attended by Mickey, Minnie and Santa! With a festive countdown, enchanting Christmas lights, snow and Disney magic, Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights is sure to immerse you in the wonder of Christmas.

COCO , the new Disney.Pixar animated feature takes the spotlight at Disneyland Paris

Throughout the season, you will discover at Fuente del Oro the puppet of Miguel, the hero of COCO!

The heroes from Frozen are back for an unforgettable Christmas!

They’re some of Disney’s most famous heroes – and just hearing their names conjures up the very essence of the magic of winter. So it’s good news – Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff are back! The Frozen Sing-along show is back on stage at The Chaparral Theater, giving you the chance to sing along to the great hit songs from this Disney classic in Frontierland.

Welcome in 2018 with THE unmissable New Year’s Eve event.

On the evening of 31 December 2017, Disneyland Paris is promising you a star-studded evening¹ that’s packed with a constellation of surprises. It’s a truly unique way to welcome in the New Year. Come and celebrate a fun-packed year and let yourself be swept away by our exclusive, The Incredible New Year’s Eve Parade. Filling the sky above Sleeping Beauty Castle, the New Year fireworks will amaze and astound kids and grown-ups alike. And why not make the most of the party atmosphere to take to the dance floor or enjoy a whole host of other surprises?

Remember – places are limited! Reserve your special tickets for New Year’s Eve now.

Get ready – you’ll have exactly 58 days to experience a Christmas like no other from 11 November 2017 to 7 January 2018 at Disneyland Paris. 

Europe’s number one tourist destination, Disneyland Paris has welcomed more than 320 million visits since opening in 1992 (13.4 million visits in 2016). The resort boasts two spectacular theme parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park) and seven themed Disney hotels with 5,800 rooms (more than 2,700 rooms are available in Selected and Associated Hotels).  Two full-service convention centers and a world-class 27-hole golf course are also present. In addition to this, the destination is home to Disney Village – one of the largest entertainment complexes in the Ile-de-France region.  Spread over more than 30,000m², Disney Village proposes themed dining, shopping and cinema experiences.  Disneyland Paris comprises 59 attractions, 63 shops, and 55 restaurants.

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About the Film Coco

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

Fireworks, parades, certain shows and festivals are on selected dates and are subject to weather conditions and changes. Attractions, entertainment, shows, shops and restaurants may be closed, modified, delayed or cancelled without prior notice. For any additional information, please contact us.

See the Parks Programme for schedules and frequencies

¹Paid event: EUR 49 per person, free for children under 3. Entry to Disneyland Park after 5 pm for holders of a valid evening ticket. Information on disneyland.com. Event may be modified, delayed or cancelled without prior notice, particularly in the event of inclement weather. Parking not included in the price of the entry ticket.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Disney FanDaze, a new series of ultimate fan experiences, 
specifically for Disney Fans!

On the heels of the excitement surrounding the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris, the resort is launching a new series of fan experiences, inspired by and created especially for Disney fans around the world. Disney FanDaze is a series of experiences designed to entertain and thrill those who know and love Disney better than anyone else: Disney fans.

There is little doubt that Disney fans are among the most devoted, passionate, and enthusiastic people in the world.  Since the inception of Disneyland, the number of fans of Disney theme parks and their beloved Disney Characters, has grown exponentially. Events, festivals, and other celebrations held by and for Disney fans occur daily all across the world.

Since Disneyland Paris opened its gates 25 years ago, Disney fans – from all over Europe and beyond – have been traveling from far and wide to celebrate anniversaries, seasonal festivities and other special events at the European resort. Thousands of fans come every year to relive their favorite memories and to make new ones, and many others revisit time and again to meet Disney Characters and immerse themselves deeper in the stories that have always delighted and inspired them.

Now is the time to launch entertainment experiences created especially for these Disney fans.

So if you dream of spending more time with your favorite Disney Characters and you’re a fan of delightful days and dazzling nights, then Disney FanDaze is for you! Stay tuned and follow us on our Twitter account #DisneyFanDaze account for more details. Each tweet is a date with Magic that no fan will want to miss.

 

Disney Fan Daze events will be FAN-tastic – full of fantasy and fun, created for the young and the young at heart. Stay tuned for more exciting news, coming your way very soon!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Halloween and Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party: two October celebrations at Disneyland Paris

From 1 October 2017, Disneyland Park will give you chills with two special experiences: Halloween, with the highly-anticipated return of the famous Disney Villains, and “Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party”, a colourful new event at Frontierland where skeletons and Goofy will party together…

Welcome to Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party

Who said October was just for fright? Imagine a colourful skeleton party that’s full of fun. That’s exactly what Goofy wanted to create for the new season. This year, dressed up all in bones, he’ll set the tempo at Frontierland with his troupe. They will invite you to party with them in a setting where you will find yourself face to face with colourful and funny skeletons.

We’re also pleased to announce the arrival of two friends who we rarely see at Disneyland Paris: José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles, Donald’s sidekicks in the film The Three Caballeros.

Lastly, Mickey and Minnie will also make an appearance for truly splendid meet ‘n’ greets.

The return of the Disney Villains and Halloween thrills

Want to meet the Disney Villains you love to hate? The Disneyland Park will delight you with an all-new, previously unseen parade: Mickey’s Halloween Tricycle Gang. Disney Villains and many other Disney Characters will entice you along the Halloween spirits’ route, perched on their quirky tricycles. A daytime event every day on Main Street, U.S.A.

If you want to face them and strike a pose with them, you will love the encounters with the Disney Villains. Fantasyland has a treat in store for you with the witch from Snow White, The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland) and, of course, Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), who’ll be making a spine-chilling appearance in the Castle Courtyard – which has been overrun by a huge bramble… Jafar (Aladdin) and Captain Hook (Peter Pan) will also be there, in Adventureland, and Cruella (101 Dalmatians) will be making an appearance at the Walt Disney Studios Park.

Frontierland will also be packed full of ghosts and pumpkins – making it the perfect place to celebrate Halloween this year. And if you like witches, you’ll love Daisy’s costume!

Come to Disneyland Paris from 1 October to 5 November 2017 for a new season and twice more fun with Halloween and Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party. More information available soon on news.disneylandparis.com.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

New IMAX Laser arrives

The Gaumont Cinema onsite in the Disneyland Paris Disney Disney Village has begun upgrading its technology to have a IMAX Laser for the upcoming Star Wars Rogue One release.

IMAX describe their Laser product as

IMAX with laser represents a quantum leap in cinema technology – providing audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid digital images ever, combined with a whole new level of immersive audio. The world’s most advanced cinema technology has arrived. Are you ready?

The Gaumont Facebook page has been kind enough to share refurb photos with everyone.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

Star Wars Season of the Force at Disneyland Paris

SEASON OF THE FORCE

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– From 14 January to 26 March 2017

From 14 January to 26 March 2017, Disneyland® Paris will host THE SEASON OF THE FORCE, a unique celebration of the galactic saga.

Imagine a one-time-only experience, coming face-to-face with Captain Phasma or a stormtrooper patrol; imagine activities designed to transport guests to a galaxy far, far away; imagine an evening show performed under the stars, to the backdrop of imposing architecture.

Walt Disney Studios® Park will be at the heart of this upcoming celebration, with a whole host of events that fans will simply love, but that’s not all:

Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration”

At nightfall, Walt Disney Studios Park will light up with iconic STAR WARS™ colours as part of a new show specially designed for Disneyland® Paris. Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration” is set to be a breath-taking spectacle of light and sound featuring projections and special effects, along with many more surprises. Heroes from the world of Star Wars, such as Chewbacca and R2-D2, as well as the likes of Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, Darth Vader and many more, will be there in person, to the great delight of guests. Iconic characters from the Empire, the First Order and of course the Resistance will all make an appearance on stage, adding an incredible dimension to this show that pays tribute to the Star Wars saga through its heroes. A one-time event not to be missed. Only from 14 January to 26 March 2017.

Before this amazing evening event gets underway, many other experiences await to transport guests from Walt Disney Studios® Park to a galaxy far, far away…

From the “First Order March” and the “Stormtroopers Patrol” to “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”

From 14 January to 26 March 2017, the days at Walt Disney Studios® Park will be marked by epic appearances of heroes straight from the world of Star Wars. Kicking it all off will be the “First Order March”, led by Captain Phasma. This will be followed by the daytime performance of “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”, which puts the spotlight on a number of iconic characters from the saga, such as Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, to name but a few. Lastly, guests will be thrilled to find themselves face-to-face with a stormtrooper patrol, and even able to interact with it!

The Jedi take centre stage at Disneyland® Park

To bring balance to the Force, Jedi Masters will be ready and waiting every day to train young Padawans, aged from 7 to 12 years, at the Jedi Training Academy (Vidéopolis® – Discoveryland). From 12 January to 4 May 2017, this special training course will take them to the very heart of the world of Star Wars and let them walk side-by-side with heroes from the saga.

 

Heroes from the world of Star Wars are certainly set to take centre stage at Disneyland Paris. “SEASON OF THE FORCE”: an unmissable immersive experience for the youngest Padawans and the oldest Jedi alike. From 14 January to 26 March 2017.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Here comes the 25th

A 25th is a Silver Anniversary so it only makes sense it’s entitled ‘It’s Time to Sparkle’ because everything will be shiny and new, again. 


Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 25th Anniversary starting from 26th March 2017. Which is a little ahead of the actual 25th Birthday of the park, but the earlier they can kick things off – the better it is for summer bookings. The last weekend of a month is usually the busiest, this will be no different. 

There are a good number of attractions that will come back online for the 25th, and during it, like a refurbed Big Thunder Mountain that will add little sparkles of magic (yeah, intended) to the already existent rides making them new again for a generation who have already visited. There is a reason both mountains are in the above picture – they’re both being updated.

Beginning March 26th 2017, Guests at Disneyland Park will experience Star Tours: The Adventures Continue*. The new attraction will take Guests on an all-new, action-packed intergalactic voyage, all in 3D… Epic. Based on the Star Wars™ films, Star Tours will take Guests to multiple Star Wars destinations where they will interact with characters from throughout the Saga.


You may not have noticed, but Star Wars is kind of a big deal. With the 25th comes the much desired upgrade of the Star Tours ride, where it becomes 3D, enhances movement, and experiences new scenes. It’ll be the latest version and will leap the rest of the world initially. Paris isn’t taking second fiddle.

Guests will also be able to join the Rebel Alliance by becoming the drivers of Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain (Disneyland Park). The Force will be strong with this attraction, which hurtles through the Star Wars galaxy, following the twists and turns of TIE fighters and an intimidating Star Destroyer.  

Out with the old steamy punky feel that was lost on so many wayward travellers. It’s time to ramp it up a gear and take on Hyperspace, with a familiar cast.

I’m at this point fairly certain we may see the old Pizza Planet changed, even into a Star Wars coffee shop, it’s a gift of a location, and will now be in the busiest section of the park. Make no mistake, these attractions will be big and will feature fairly significant queues! You’ll note from the pic, that isn’t the old ride train.


Also arriving in spectacular style in 2017, Disneyland Park’s new Parade Disney Stars on Parade, where favourite Disney Stars, together with stunning new floats, create magic and happiness for all. – Or as it will be known, the parade with the Dragon 😉 it really is something.


Guests will also be able to discover a new show Mickey presents “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris” at Disneyland Park where Mickey Mouse will start the celebration by assembling as many of his famous Friends as possible for a huge anniversary party. This festive show will take place daily for all guests to enjoy. In addition, fans of the Disney Princesses will be able to witness some of their most beloved Princesses as they host their own sparkling show The Starlit Princess Waltz at Royal Castle Stage. – It’ll be really good to see the Royal Stage in use, I suspect Mrs Powell had a hand in this, no-one else seemed to like using it. 

Finally, as night falls, there will be another spectacular new event: Disney Illuminations. This new show, with dazzling lights, projections and breath-taking special effects, will be conducted by Mickey Mouse onto Sleeping Beauty Castle (Disneyland Park). It will transport Guests to a location where the stories of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Frozen and the motion pictures of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean will come to life before guest’s astonished eyes.  

It’ll be a 360 show, using some neat tricks now that they fully understand the Dreams tech. I reckon the fire effects are gone, or moved, the poor castle doesn’t like getting singed every night. Think about it:

Fantasyland – Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars – Discoveryland, Adventureland – Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen – Frozen Ranch Land (up the back), Little Mermaid – Lakes under the castle and finally the master magician and Main Street USA conductor – Mickey Mouse. 

The 25th is packing a punch of energy and fighting to show its top dog. I still suspect the little train will make an appearance too, possibly in the studios 😉