On September 21st and 22nd, Disneyland Paris® is celebrating its heritage and expertise in entertainment during a one-of-a-kind weekend.
During this exclusive event, children and adults alike will be able to discover Disneyland Paris from a new perspective through exhibits about our entertainment heritage. A never-before-seen exhibition will give guests a brand-new look at the Disneyland Paris savoir faire through a retrospective of iconic costumes, parade float models and photos. Exceptional entertainment and craftmanship has always been a staple of European heritage and has been an integral part of Disney Parks since the beginning. Disneyland Paris has since become the European brand beacon for immersive entertainment experiences.
Disneyland Paris represents 27 years of expertise in entertainment, and since its opening in 1992, more than 80 different parades and cavalcades have been created. Many architectural references can also be found across the resort, from Main Street USA’s Victorian inspiration to the Pueblo Deco style of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror landmark, and Discoveryland’s signature steampunk architecture. The meticulous work and creativity of Walt Disney Imagineers throughout Disneyland Paris continues to transport our guests to new worlds.
Parades, musicals, shows and everything in between: hundreds of cast members, from a multitude of professions, work every day to create a diverse offering of entertainment at Disneyland Paris. From the Fuente del Oro restaurant’s roof, for the Zorro show from the summer of 1993, to the Central Plaza stages during this summer’s Jungle Book Jive, the whole resort truly is an open sky theater. Disneyland Paris will show its wonderful heritage through an exhibition in Disneyland Park on September 21st and 22nd which will span decades of Disney costumes, parade float models and photos.
A large number of professions (designers, couturiers, modelers, tailors and milliners etc.) work together to create each new costume for our shows, always in cooperation with the Show Directors. The process can begin up to two years in advance, when ideas are thrown around with other people involved in creating the show. For the creation of Jungle Book Jive, the creative team has been to Rajasthan in India to discover traditional costumes and jewelry thus making the show even more immersive.
The choice of textiles, technics and quantities is one of the most important part of creating costumes. More than 470 fabric references and 450 supply references (such as buttons, zippers, etc.) make up our catalog. This great diversity of raw material reflects the multitude of shows our destination creates.
Stay tuned as we share more information about the heritage of Disneyland Paris.