The Entertainment team is completing its last sprint. In just a few hours – and a few weeks ahead of time- Disneyland® Paris will done the colours of spring. New show, new flower decorations and new music justify 5 consecutive nights of intense work during which all is being set up at a wild rhythm.
Since last Sunday and as soon as night falls and the Disneyland Park closes, the Decorations teams are ‘ready, set, go’ to decorate the area in the colours of “Swing into Spring”! The spring season was inaugurated in 2014 and given its success our guests want it back this year. The teams have five nights to change the atmosphere of the park, while coping with the vagaries of the weather. It will take them a certain number of hours to set up all the elements of the décor, while the scenographer of the season, Olivier Dusautoir, makes sure everything is simply, well, perfect! Main Street Station, the gazebo on Town Square, as well as Main Street itself, Central Plaza and the Royal Castle Stage – le Théâtre du Château- will all be decorated according to his imagination: flower arrangements, whimsical topiaries and colourful vegetable decorations remind us that the much awaited season is just around the bend. While the decoration remains similar to that of last year in its main themes, it has been enriched in certain areas to display a more festive atmosphere.
Not too far away a catchy tune livens up Central Plaza: rehearsals for “Goofy’s Garden Party” are in full swing. Over 100 artists, among them 64 dancers, perform the dress rehearsal of the great novelty for the 2015 season. Right before the audience-less presentation, Show Director Christophe Leclercq had them rehearse in the studio, in the Parades building.
There is another type of artist who is also getting prepped up.Robert Fienga, Orchestra director at Disneyland Paris since 1992, directs the Jolly Holiday Band, a live orchestra that will perform in the park throughout the season. On the evening this reporter was peeking in, temperatures were low but nothing could stop the group from playing famous Disney and Mary Poppins classics, slightly jazzed up and with a certain swing, right in the gazebo!
Swing into Spring, from 1st March to 31 May 2015, only at Disneyland Paris !