The Ambassador Program at Disneyland Paris

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 1965, when Disneyland celebrated its tencennial in California, Walt Disney had the will to create a legacy program named the “Disney Ambassador Program”. Since then, the tradition continues in all Disney Resorts around the world.

Walt Disney was involved in several monumental projects and was overwhelmed with requests for personal appearances and to host special guests. He decided to appoint a spokesperson to serve as the official representative of all Disneyland Cast Members.

Tour Guide Julie Reihm was selected by Walt Disney himself to serve as the first official Ambassador. The role proved to be so beneficial, the Disneyland Resort has continued to select Ambassadors ever since. At Walt Disney World, an Ambassador was in place on opening day in 1971, a tradition that has followed with subsequent park openings.

The history and importance of this program embodies Walt Disney’s legacy to share the magic of Disney with the world.

For the opening of our resort in 1992, Sabine Marcon was the first Ambassador of Disneyland Paris. Since then, two ambassadors are selected for a two-year program to represent the talent and diversity of our resort Cast Members during public, internal, media or charity events. They also are the godmothers and godfathers of the Disney VoluntEARS.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][TS-VCSC-Youtube content_youtube=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X3MLyqlWNo&feature=youtu.be”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Disneyland Paris welcomes 5 000 « Oubliés des vacances » thanks to the Secours populaire français

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On August 20th and 21st, Disneyland Paris welcomed 5,000 children and their families on the “Journée des oubliés des vacances,” an event organized by the Secours Populaire Français.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13623″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Since the beginning of their partnership in 1992, Disneyland Paris and Secours populaire français have worked together to bring the magic of Disney to children who aren’t able to normally have summer holidays, through the “Oubliés des vacances” program. The Secours populaire also invited les Copains du Monde, children originating from 21 different countries. The children experienced heartwarming moments as they rode attractions and met Disney characters.

Our young guests also had the opportunity to showcase their artwork on the theme of Children’s Rights in the Walt Disney Studios Park. The pre-parade spotlighted Copains de Monde ahead of the traditional Disney Stars on Parade. This unforgettable day was made possible thanks to our Disney VoluntEARS, cast members who dedicate their free time to charitable actions. Our VoluntEARS helped create magical moments with our special guests that they will cherish for years to come.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13624″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][TS-VCSC-Youtube content_youtube=”https://youtu.be/EGWsqMy_GE8″ el_file=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Inside Look at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel Revealed at D23 Expo 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Disney’s Hotel New York is in the midst of an ambitious re-imagining to become Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, all in the style of a New York art gallery. This weekend, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek gave fans at D23 Expo 2019 an inside look at what’s coming next summer.

When it opens, the hotel will feature more than 300 curated works of art throughout the hotel, including some never-before-seen pieces. Disneyland Paris is collaborating with artists from both Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios for the epic transformation.

Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will showcase the dynamic, inspiring world of Super Heroes with stunning pieces on display celebrating 80 years of Marvel storytelling. Some themed suites will be dedicated to characters like Spider-Man and will celebrate these iconic heroes throughout the entire room. And of course, guests will have the unique opportunity to meet legendary Marvel Super Heroes in a dedicated space.

The contemporary New York City experience which made the hotel so popular with guests will be enhanced when it opens, with its typical Art Deco style and even cosmopolitan food that evokes this legendary city.

The highly-anticipated grand opening of Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will take place next summer! And that’s just the beginning as Marvel Season of Super Heroes returns next spring and Walt Disney Studios Park prepares to expand with a fully immersive Marvel-themed area, Avengers Campus.

It’s all coming to Disneyland Paris as we continue to invest in every aspect of the guest experience, preparing for the future of the resort and setting the standard for immersive and innovative offerings. From different seasonal experiences year-round and new opportunities to encounter fan-favorite stories and characters to entire new themed areas, there are so many ways for fans to experience the franchises they love and more for guests to enjoy at the resort than ever before.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”13635″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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The Jungle Book Jive: meeting with Santosh Rana, musician and Dhol player

To reinforce the feeling of immersion and authenticity, the Entertainment teams spent several weeks in India to immerse themselves in the local culture. They recruited Indian dhol players who play a traditional drum composed of two different skins, with low and high tones. Santosh Rana is one of them.

At 20 years old, this is the first time Santosh has left India. Originally from Rajasthan, he learned to play dhol at the age of six thanks to his father. “The directors of Jungle Book Jive wanted to integrate this instrument into the show. The musicians with whom I used to play with, showed our know-how to the Disneyland Paris teams during their visit to Rajasthan.” says Santosh. Since then, the cast has performed every day on Central Plaza: “I’m proud to play in front of so many people, it’s a first for me. Guests sing and dance: what an incredible atmosphere! »

As diversity and inclusion are strong values at Disneyland Paris, the resort has made every effort to facilitate the integration of Santosh who does not speak French: “Cast Members are particularly kind to us, and we find other ways to communicate. For example, the Production teams called on Navjot, working at Disney’s Sequoia Lodge and originally from the Punjab region, to help us in our interactions. He will be with us until the end of the season. »

“I had already seen Mickey, Minnie and the other Disney Characters when I was a kid on television, but seeing them in person, and especially working with them, is like entering another universe,” Santosh Rana, dhol player of Jungle Book Jive.