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Electroland Returning to Disneyland Paris for Third Edition in 2019

It’s official – Disneyland Paris has announced that following the success of this year’s edition, Electroland will return to the resort in 2019.  Held over two nights (June 29 and 30), this year’s edition welcomed over 16,000 music lovers.  Bigger and better than ever, it featured eight world-renowned DJs, extended park hours, breathtaking night shows, exciting rides and surprises galore.

On Friday June 29, four top DJs took to the stage in Walt Disney Studios Park to spin classic mixes and new hits alike: Belgium’s Henri PFR, the French phenomenon Klingandeand the legendary Bob Sinclar (Love Generation and World, Hold On). Crowds danced the night away while amazing special effects were projected on the Hollywood Tower Hotel attraction. The evening closed out with the German superstar Robin Schulz (Sugar andOK) and a surprise visit from two of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Star-Lord and Gamora.

For the first time ever Electroland continued into a second night, starting with the British saxophonist Lovely Laura and her DJ husband Ben Santiago.  They were followed by Switzerland’s Mosimann, Holland’s Afrojack and finally superstar duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike.

Fans of The Avengers were even treated to an unexpected appearance on stage from Loki and his brother Thor.

“Electroland is a unique experience for music lovers and Disneyland Paris fans alike.  It’s an opportunity to enjoy a world-class music festival in a one-of-a-kind setting.  Electrolandis part of a growing list of upcoming special events like the runDisney weekend, Disney Loves Jazz Festival and Rendez-vous Gourmand that attract both new and repeat guest.  These events give them the opportunity to enjoy their favorite resort in a brand-new way,”stated Gustavo Branger, Vice-President Disney Business Solutions & Special Events, Disneyland Paris.

2019 will see a new edition of Electroland at Disneyland Paris with yet more music, attractions, projections and fireworks.

“The organization was unbelievable. There were 8,000 people tonight, families and kids (…) It was extraordinary. Robin Schulz, Klingarde, Afrojack (…) It was a great line-up and I was proud to represent Mickey and France in front of all of Europe. Bravo!” stated DJ Bob Sinclar.

“It was absolutely amazing. It was our first time in a Disney park. I never went as a child, so I was excited. So playing here was just a whole experience. A dream come true,” stated the artists Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago.

“This is a very cool set up to play. The backdrop with the Tower of Terror, the Hulk (…) It looks great, it’s insane. It’s fun and it’s an excuse to go to a carnival and have a great party.  So I love the concept. It’s genius. It’s Disney madness,” stated DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Disneyland Paris will make your taste buds sing during the 2nd edition of the Rendez-Vous Gourmand

Disneyland Paris celebrates French and European gastronomy by adding Italy, Spain and Belgium (along with French regions and vegan culture) in the 2nd edition of Rendez-Vous Gourmand in the Walt Disney Studios Park.

What better place to discover the gastronomic wonders of the French and European regions than Disneyland Paris, Europe’s number one tourist destination?
With the Rendez-Vous Gourmand of Disneyland Paris, guests of the Walt Disney Studios Park will have the chance to dive in the heart of the most beautiful French regions and enjoy their best specialties.

Regions including Alsace, Savoy, Brittany, South West, Provence and even the West Indies (new in 2018!) will showcase a selection of “must-taste” dishes and regional products such as sauerkraut, galettes, cassoulet, tartiflette, or accras. Dishes will be served in 6 chalets decorated in the theme of each region and legitimately installed on Rue de Paris, near Place de Rémy, the Ratatouille attraction and Bistrot Chez Rémy, the Park’s place dedicated to the French gastronomy.

Sweets dishes including unmissable desserts such as kouglof, kouign-amann, tropézienne cakes or pineapple cake, washed down with the best wines and regional ciders, will delight guests as they taste these wonders served in takeaway sized portions. Guests can also choose to extend the experience by bringing back home some of these regional products sold in the chalets of the Park.

This year’s second edition of Rendez-Vous Gourmand includes European specialties for the first time, along Walt Disney Studio Park’s Hollywood Boulevard. Spain, Italy, Belgium and a selection of vegan recipes will be available.

With paella, fricadelle, lasagna or falafel, churros, tiramisu., and even the famous Belgian waffle from Liège, Disneyland Paris has decided to take guests’ taste buds on a journey around beautiful Europe. To accompany these dishes and desserts, one chalet will be entirely dedicated to French and European spirits: wines from all regions, champagne or beers.

With the second edition the Rendez-Vous Gourmand, Disneyland Paris wants to encourage guests to discover new flavors and live a unique experience in its Parks!

Guests will also be able to enjoy this year’s “La Petite Boutique” chalet which will offer a range of exclusive souvenir products in link with the Rendez-Vous Gourmand. Mugs, bowls, aprons, glasses, butter dishes, and more… There will be something for everyone!

Rendez-Vous Gourmands:

Where? Walt Disney Studios Park, Hollywood Boulevard & Rue de Paris

When? July 27 – September 30, 2018

Hours? 10 a.m to 6 p.m on weekdays and 10 a.m to 8 p.m. on weekends

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Disneyland Paris celebrates its heritage and its rare jobs on September 15th and 16th

On Saturday and Sunday September 15th and 16th, guests will discover Disneyland Paris in a new light with a brand new experience that focuses on architecture, history, gastronomy, and local artisanal trades. In addition to special guided tours organized just for the event (pre-registration only via site to be communicated later), a mobile app will be developed so that guests can learn more in a new interactive way about the inspiration behind Disneyland Park and some of its rare jobs. Playful and didactic at the same time, the app will be available for two days only, September 15th and 16th, on Android and iOS.

Since its opening, Disneyland Paris has been firmly rooted in European and French culture. References are numerous around the resort, from the fairy tales that inspired Disney classic films, the architectural style that pays homage to French sites, or gastronomy that is artfully represented in over 60 restaurants. Disneyland Paris boasts a strong multi-cultural identity, through attractions like Ratatouille : L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, structures like Sleeping Beauty Castle, and events such as the Rendez-Vous Gourmand food fair. The resort also cherishes artisanal trades that are still being practiced around the Parks. Through this cultural identity and strong sense of tradition, Disneyland Paris has always valued the way of life, savoir-faire, heritage, and culture of France.

Disneyland Paris is home to over 500 job roles, including some unexpected ones such as coppersmiths, gilders, cabinet makers, and stained-glass makers. With over 30 rare artisanal trades on-site, Disneyland Paris contributes to perpetuating rich traditions, deeply rooted in French history. Across different domains, artisans at Disneyland Paris help to give guests an extraordinary and authentic experience while doing their part to preserve French culture.

The resort, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary, and which generates 6% of France’s tourism income, has become an integral part of the French landscape for the millions of guests that visit each year.

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Disney Expands Environmental Commitment By Reducing Plastic Waste

The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to environmental stewardship goes back to our founding more than 60 years ago. Walt himself said that “conservation isn’t just the business of a few people. It’s a matter that concerns all of us.” We’ve taken that message to heart and act on our commitment in big and small ways around the world.

In fact, since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has directed more than $70 million to reverse the decline of wildlife around the world. We’ve also reduced our net greenhouse gas emissions by 41 percent in 2017 and diverted nearly 50 percent of waste from landfills and incineration in 2017, making significant progress on our long-term goal of attaining a net zero greenhouse gas emissions and zero waste, while conserving water resources.

Today, we’re sharing another important step in our journey of environmental stewardship. By mid-2019, The Walt Disney Company will eliminate single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all owned and operated locations across the globe, amounting to a reduction of more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually.

In addition, over the next few years we’re transitioning to refillable in-room amenities in our hotels and on our cruise ships, reducing plastics in guest rooms by 80 percent. We will also reduce the number of plastic shopping bags in our owned and operated parks and on our cruise line, offering guests the option to purchase reusable bags at a nominal price. Finally, we will complete our work to eliminate polystyrene cups across our global owned and operated business. These steps are part of our long-term effort to reduce single-use plastics, and we will continue recycling and responsibly disposing single-use waste that cannot be eliminated.

“Eliminating plastic straws and other plastic items are meaningful steps in our long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products. “These new global efforts help reduce our environmental footprint, and advance our long-term sustainability goals.

Looking ahead, you can expect us to continue making progress on this and the rest of our long-term sustainability goals. To learn more about Disney’s commitment to the environment, visit www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/environment.

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Cobie Smulders reunited with Captain America at Disneyland Paris

She is known for her starring role as agent Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and will be back in the upcoming movie Captain Marvel in 2019. Cobie Smulders just spent the weekend at Disneyland Paris with her family. The Canadian actress took the occasion to meet up with her most famous friend Captain America!

Thanks to Marvel Summer of Super Heroes, everyone can get the chance to see Iron Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Thor and so many more at Disneyland Paris. They are at the Walt Disney Studios Park for a brand new event packed with spectacular shows and interactions. It is your chance to join them and be part of the adventure.

Like Cobie Smulders, come meet Steve Rogers, the first Avengers and enjoy Marvel: Super Heroes United or the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Dance-Off all Summer long exclusively at Disneyland Paris.