Disneyland Paris hits every note this Christmas !

As long as there’s Christmas, there will be music to warm hearts and make everyone, young and old, want to sing and dance together – like the music playing right now for Disney’s Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris.From old classics to the latest hits, quieter songs to festive favourites, there is something to suit all styles and tastes.We met up with the musicians who create this festive spirit so that we are even more in tune with what is going on!
As long as there’s Christmas, there will be music to warm hearts and make everyone, young and old, want to sing and dance together – like the music playing right now for Disney’s Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris.From old classics to the latest hits, quieter songs to festive favourites, there is something to suit all styles and tastes.We met up with the musicians who create this festive spirit so that we are even more in tune with what is going on!     CHILDHOOD CLASSICS Traditional Christmas songs like Jingle Bells or Petit Papa Noël are some of the classics which inevitably bring us back to our childhood days. That’s what Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights –the Main Street, U.S.A. Christmas tree lighting ceremony– is all about, explains Vasile Sirli, Director Music, Disneyland Paris: “We decided to create a warm, traditional atmosphere, by performing merry songs at a rather slow tempo. We wanted rich, natural tones of voice similar to operetta. When it came to choosing the instruments, we opted for those which produce authentic sounds, like the violins, which add softness and elegance to songs.”   It’s all about emotion in the all-new Walt Disney Studios Park production, Goofy’s Incredible Christmas, which transforms Hollywood Tower Hotel into the backdrop for a firework display and spectacular projection show in between clips of quiet and extravagant party scenes from Disney films. Guests are surrounded by the magic of As long as there’s Christmas/Tant qu’il y aura Noël –a song from Beauty and the Beast 2 – The Enchanted Christmas– and the glimmer of around ten candles which light up on the arrival of Santa Claus, and the famous Nutcracker is played while Goofy’s Christmas tree is being decorated. Tchaikovsky’s ballet music is also particularly important to Vasile Sirli: “I come from Eastern European and when I was a child “The Nutcracker” didn’t have the same meaning at all. It was on the radio all the time, even in July. It was only much later in life, on arriving in France, that I discovered this American tradition, making this piece of music a real symbol of the festive spirit.”     Also involved in the arrangement was Marco Marinangeli, who has been working on Disneyland Paris shows for a long time. As a talented musician who is tongue-in-cheek, he took great delight in hiding another well-known melody –Chante, c’est Noël, written by Vasile Sirli in 2008, and which was an instant success outside Disneyland– in the Goofy’s Incredible Christmas soundtrack. Will you figure out where?   VIDEOPOLIS KEEPS IT SWINGING! All the big names in Jazz –Louis Armstrong (Christmas in New Orleans, 1955), Duke Ellington (The Nutcracker, 1960), Miles Davis (Blue Christmas, 1962) or more recently Jamie Cullum (Show Me the Magic, 2016)– have been on the Christmas play list at some point in their careers. And it is following their lead that our favourite mouse has decided to adapt the most popular festive classics on the stage of Vidéopolis in Mickey’s Big Band Christmas.     As a jazz-lover himself, responsible for music and a conductor at Disneyland Paris, Robert Fienga, was only too happy to help Mickey as music director for the project. “This show pays tribute to the great names in swing in the 1940s, from Glen Millar to Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Harry James. To write the music, I used arrangements by a jazz expert, Tom Kubis, which I adapted to our ensemble, which includes the piano, double bass and drums for the rhythm, as well as four saxophones, three trumpets and three trombones playing live. I also included a guitar and a vibraphone, to enhance the sound.” The highlight of this show is without a doubt when Mickey Mouse shows his talents as a drummer. “Mickey’s performance is typical of the jungle style of jazz legend, Gene Krupa. He created this very unique way of playing the drums on floor toms,” added Robert Fienga. And we improved the rhythm in Sing. It all starts with Mickey’s virtuoso solo, which then transforms into a duo with the drummer in the orchestra, before ending on a high as a trio with all the tap dancers, in a breath-taking scene directed by Emmanuel Lenormand and choreographed by Matt West.
As a throwback to the days of Walt Disney – this track was composed in 1936 by Louis Prima, none other than the original voice of King Louis in the Jungle Book and the solo trumpet in the legendary clip I Wan’na Be Like You.

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  1. Hi, there! I’m from Brazil, and I’ll be at DisneylandParis on my 40th birthday with my family (a husband and 3 daughters). May I have my “magical birthday ever”? This include a character? How I order it? We’re ordering a 1day/2parks ticket, and we have a doubt about the time of Paris Express. It leaves Disnenyland at 8pm, is that time AFTER the fireworks and night parade? We’re very excited with this family travel,and we’ll be waiting ansiously for your reply

  2. Wonderful article, please more like this!

    I’ve never seen that castle elevation artwork before, could you post it in a higher resolution? Would love to thoroughly investigate the details of it.

    Kind regards
    Disneyland Paris Treasures

  3. Greate post. Keep writing such kind of information on your blog. Im really impressed by your blog.

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  5. What’s the point of attracting adults and “reconnecting them with childhooh emotions and memories” if once they’re there you’ll treat them like they’re not welcome?
    Maybe the problem is not our perception is wrong. Maybe the problem is you really don’t want us to go.

  6. There’s a Santa Fe style hotel? Oh my! Will have to go back and stay there! Only hotel I had time to see on my first visit was the Disneyland Hotel on my way into the park to see Captain Eo after it re-opened in June 2010. I was on a one-day visit via the Eurostar from London (on holiday there from Australia) so very limited time – too limited. But I loved it.

  7. I’ve been 4 times to Disneyland Paris in the last 3 years and each time the service has been absolutely dredful and not even apologetic – would love to see how this changes.

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  12. Also my question:-) Is there a way to buy something although i’m not working at Disneyland Paris?

  13. So, so sad to see this icon show close! I first saw it in California in 1987 and was blown away by what was then incredible 3D technology, as well as Michael’s performance. When I visited Disneyland Paris for the first (and thus far, only) time on 24 June 2010 I was on a EuroStar day trip to the park from London which I was visiting for Michael Jackson 1st anniversary events with his UK fans. When I heard that Disneyland Paris and other Disney Parks were re-opening the film as a tribute to Michael, I HAD to make the journey across the channel to see it again. Needless to say, I made the most of the opportunity for repeat screenings on that day. And though I’ve since seen it repeatedly in Anaheim and Tokyo (shortly before it closed there last year) I’ll never, ever forget seeing it on the big screen for the first time since the 80s at Disneyland Paris. I’m not sure I want to go back now. 🙁

  14. It’s a shame this classic has to go, really!
    I’m glad I got the chance to experience it once again with the tribute performance.

    It was not quite the same since many of the original effects and the look and feel of the cinema were missing, still the old 3D glasses/technique and and analogue! print/and projector was used, which was and is kind of lazy from Disney. Also, the print was very worn out the last time I’ve seen it and should have been replaced long ago.

    But, still better than no Captain EO.

    Since Captain EO will never return to the Disney parks, please release a worthy blu-ray of this classic masterpiece (in 3D and 2D). I’m sure plenty of Disney-, Michael Jackson-, Anjelica Huston, Franics Ford Coppola- and George Lucas-Fans would buy it in an instant!

    I sure would!

  15. Why oh why is this closing?

    Have seen it several times at Disneyland Paris in the last couple of years and and each showing was packed out! Judging by everyone’s reaction on the way out, the audience clearly loved both the film and its effects.

    Bad decision, Disney 🙁

  16. The reason it has closed is that jardly anyone watches. Figures have dwindled and have been for years. It has been declining in the mast few years. Everyone moans and groans but it costs Disney to keep it running and if the audiences ain’t coming, who can afford to keep it.

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  19. We used these just after Christmas. Such a vast improvement since our last visit in summer 2014. Well done! I still had to wait from about 9am to get a good spot in the queue, but then we only waited about 10 minutes in the actual pavilion, as opposed to 70 minutes last time!

  20. We had a wonderfull new years evening at euro disney 2015 – 2016!!!!
    It was fantastic!!
    Thank you!

  21. Will the foliage be refurbished? Many leaves and small branches are missing and spoil the attraction so hopefully these will be refurbished.

  22. Hello We are a family of 4 with my husband and 2 children.I am 32 weeks pregnant.With the easy access card will I have access to attractions with my family.

  23. would changing the perception around DP to attract adults or a particular age groups not be at the expense of other age groups eg kids, teenagers.

  24. What a shame that they cast aside the park’s heritage, people’s memories and their love of DLP by destroying the named stones and replacing them with bland slabs.
    There were a few broken and loose ones, but surely they could have been kept and relayed to a better standard than they had previously.
    It has really dampened our DLP experience. What next? Removal of the castle?

  25. it’sasmallworld is more beautifulthan before.

    I will ride to it’s a smallworld during go to disneyland paris.

  26. i come to disney land for 20 years every year 2or3 times
    i am a real disney fan i collect it also but my complain is this year
    when y order to stay in the hotel why did they not mention
    that there is so many attraction close in the park you mention about the hotel but let also know about what happen in the park
    i hope you understand why i writhe this
    i hope that you will reply
    thanks yolande

  27. I want cast menbers . business chaienge back stage new shw works
    my challenge .
    U.S.A I want art work project menbers.

  28. Hello, I am staying at the Hotel on 9/23/16. That day is my daughter’s birthday. Do you have the opportunity to purchase a cake?

  29. Can anyone help with getting in touch with photopass for Disneyland Paris. Tried sending email through contact us but email keeps coming back undeliverable. All photos are not coming up and need them to find my photos.

  30. Not Impressed! Big Thunder mountain is one of my favorite Disney Rides! Shut! Simlarly, the Star Wars events are apparently unavailable.No mention of these attractions being shut when my booking was made in June. My grandson, for whom we arranged this trip, has extatically reached the height limit, and a star wars addict/devotee will now be denied these pleasures. Will there be a refund/discount offered?

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