Disney+ Day is coming to Disneyland® Paris too with a special celebration taking place at Walt Disney Studios® Park for all Guests to enjoy(1)! Be the star you are, and strut the blue carpet in true Hollywood style, stopping along the way for selfies with Disney Characters dressed in blue for the occasion. Relax between takes in an eatery reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood at Restaurant en Coulisse – and don’t miss the chance to indulge in a complimentary Disney+ Day-inspired treat offered with each menu item purchase. Disney+ Day photo locations will plus your pics with special Character appearances (both in-person and virtual); and to culminate the celebration, enjoy Walt Disney Studios Park for 30 extra minutes with a grand finale illuminating Hollywood Tower Hotel in blue(2).
Cette semaine, Disneyland Paris a participé à la Semaine Européenne pour l’Emploi des Personnes Handicapées. Retour en images sur les actions d’inspiration et de découverte du travail en entreprise menées auprès de publics en situation de handicap externes adolescents et adultes avec l’association Arpejeh et pour le Duo Day.
This Saturday, at the Destination D23 event at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney Parks Experiences and Products President Josh D’Amaro showed a first look at the 30th anniversary celebrations of Disneyland Paris and unveiled exciting news on the highly anticipated opening of Avengers Campus, which will land Summer 2022 in Walt Disney Studios Park.
The celebrations for the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris will begin in a few months, from March 6, 2022. To mark this historic milestone and continue to inspire and delight our guests, the magic will shine brightly. As our creative teams are hard at work to prepare for the festivities, Josh D’Amaro shared some new details and images of what we’re planning.
New details on the 30th anniversary celebrations
During the special presentation, Fans enjoyed a first look at how Main Street, U.S.A. and the Disney characters will be decked out for the celebration… with a special focus on Mickey’s new 30th Anniversary look.
Our newly refurbished Sleeping Beauty Castle will serve as an incredible backdrop for a new limited time show on the Hub.
We’re also very excited to bring back some of our Guests’ favorite classic shows and parades – such as “Disney Stars on Parade” and “Disney Illuminations” – just in time for our anniversary.
Avengers Campus: opening Summer 2022
We’re also pushing the boundaries of creativity and storytelling as we plan for Avenger’s Campus at Walt Disney Studios Park. Josh D’Amaro confirmed to an excited audience of fans that Avengers Campus will open next year during the 30th anniversary – in Summer 2022! Here is an updated look at how the construction site is moving along, with more details appearing every day.
What better place than Disneyland® Paris to celebrate the holiday season together? Now, more than ever, we all need to dream and bring some magic into our lives, which is why Disneyland Paris has prepared an incredible Christmas program for its guests to enjoy. It includes a brand-new dazzling Parade, which runs both during the day and at night*, along with the return of Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine events to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and the must-see nighttime spectacular Disney Illuminations on December 21.
To launch the season, many European celebrities came to experience the magic of Christmas with their families at Disneyland Paris.
* Except on certain days when the new Christmas parade will only be presented during the daytime.
A Sparkling Christmas Season Takes Over Disneyland Paris, from November 13, 2021 to January 9, 2022
Why wait until the end of December when you can celebrate Christmas in November? Be it with your family, friends or loved ones, what’s important is sharing this special time together.
Disneyland Paris is now decked out in the magic of Christmas for every guest to celebrate with holiday cheer! In Disneyland Park, Guests are welcomed by a majestic tree glittering with a thousand lights on Main Street, U.S.A., leading them to Sleeping Beauty Castle. The snowflake on the cake? It snows more than 12 times a day on Main Street, U.S.A.!
For this special and long-awaited Christmas, Guests can find many iconic Disney Characters dressed in their finest holiday attire – Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Stitch, not to mention Santa Claus** himself, adding to the magic of the season in both Disney Parks.
** Santa Claus will be present at Disneyland Paris through December 25.
“Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!”, a Burst of Magic to Celebrate Winter
Disneyland Paris teams have secretly been developing “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!” over the past several years and are now happy to present this brand-new parade that will put a sparkle in everyone’s eyes for Christmas! The parade is composed of five gigantic floats, featuring not only Mickey and his friends, but also Disney Princesses and Santa Claus, accompanied by Tinkerbell. Each of these floats represents an idyllic Christmas scene with traditional decorations and parade performers are dressed in luminous costumes specially designed for the occasion.
“This new Parade is a surprise because there is a daytime version and it becomes a new show come nightfall with hundreds of thousands of lights that illuminate these floats and tell a new story,” said Emanuel Lenormand, Show Director at Disneyland Paris. With daily performances, a truly dazzling show awaits Guests throughout this season at Disneyland Park!
Decorations Inspired by the Heart of Christmas Magic
Disneyland Paris welcomes its Guests in an enchanting décor makes the ideal backdrop for capturing magical moments with the click of a camera, especially with several Disney Characters decked in their Christmas attire at photo locations in both Parks.
Christmas decorations at Disneyland Paris …
7km of garlands in the two Parks and on the Christmas trees
11,604 Christmas ornaments
78 real Christmas trees
A majestic tree 24 meters high and 24 tons, with more than 1,000 decorative objects
More than 37,000 flowers planted over four days by the Horticulture teams
200 new costumes were produced for Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!
Savour the magic of Christmas through our immersive Disneyland Paris restaurant offerings. Guests are not only able to feast on a wide variety of seasonal dishes such as stuffed turkey or Christmas Yule Log as well as vegan selections including pumpkin and chestnut soup or pan-fried spelt with asparagus and morel mushrooms***. Additionally, Guests can enjoy a selection of delicacies that are both tasty and utterly “Instagrammable,” such as Minnie’s Christmas tartlet, gingerbread trees, and “Olaf’choc’o’neige”, a hot beverage with banana puree and whipped cream. Guests can also enjoy cocktails with or without alcohol in the colors of the holidays at resort bars.
*** Availability depending on restaurants.
Disney Hotels are also decked out in their winter coats to welcome Guests into a uniquely enchanting Disney Christmas atmosphere featuring festive decorations, photo opportunities with Disney Characters and restaurant and shopping offerings. Guests can also book a selection of rooms specially decorated and with surprise gift packages for both adults and kids for Christmas at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel and Disney’s Newport Bay Club.
Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine*** on December 24 and December 31
To celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Disneyland Paris presents Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine**** on December 24 and December 31, plus brunches on December 25 and January 1. This unique experience will invite Guests to enjoy exceptional menus in the restaurants of Disney Parks and Disney Hotels. To celebrate the transition to the New Year, Guests who have booked a Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine at Disneyland Park will also have access to the New Year’s Eve party to enjoy a selection of attractions and encounter Disney Characters.
What better place than Disneyland Paris to purchase your Christmas gifts, decorations and festive outfits? Head to the many stores in the Park offering a wide selection of Christmas products including tree decorations, plush toys, electric trains, fashionable items and more. Here is our selection of top products and iconic Christmas offerings available in Emporium, La Boutique du Château, Walt Disney Studios Store, World of Disney and Flora’s Unique Boutique throughout the holiday season!
Replica of the lead float from the new “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade!” as a collector’s item (159€)
New Holiday Spirit Jersey, a perfect fit for the upcoming the holiday season to celebrate with the magic of Disneyland Paris (60€)
Forest-inspired Christmas ornaments designed by the Disneyland Paris teams (from 8€)
The must-have accessory from Disneyland Paris: Minnie’s ears headband, available in a gold edition for the holidays (22,99€)
Traditional Advent Calendar filled with chocolates, which opens like a book and takes on a traditional winter scene with Mickey, Minnie and Friends (20€)
Did you know?
Most of the Christmas ornaments and decorations sold in stores are imagined by a team of designers at Disneyland Paris. This in-house expertise is sought out by Guests not only during the holiday season, but also throughout the year – most notably at La Boutique du Château – with more than 200 Christmas ítems available.
Christmas Gift Idea: Give Your Loved Ones the Disneyland Paris Experience
An original and magical gift idea, offer your loved ones a dream experience at our Resort. Park tickets, Annual Passes and even stays in a Disney Hotel – everything you need to create a memorable adventure! All options available for purchase on disneylandparis.com.
Christmas season enriched with iconic showsmaking a comeback at Disneyland Paris
During the Christmas season, Disneyland Paris guests can enjoy an even richer experience thanks to the return of fan favorite show The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands last October. The icing on the cake: nighttime spectacular, Disney Illuminations, will be making its comeback on December 21.
Nighttime spectacular Disney Illuminations returns on December 21
The magic of Disneyland Paris will shine brightly with the return of Disney Illuminations. This show features state-of-the-art technology and incorporates sounds, lights, projections, fountains and breathtaking pyrotechnic effects. Every night, against the backdrop of the Castle, Mickey takes guests on a captivating journey, following in the footsteps of heroes from animated masterpieces. He transports the audience to a dimension where the stories of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Little Mermaid and Frozen as well as Disney and Pixar’s, Finding Nemo come to life. Guests will also witness an incredible naval battle featuring the Black Pearl, the legendary ship of Captain Jack Sparrow followed by a sequence of “live action images” featuring the Millennium Falcon, TIE Fighters and Stormtroopers that will delight Star Wars fans.
The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands has returned
The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands has made its roaring return to Disneyland Park on October 23, 2021. This 30-minute show was created especially for Disneyland Paris. With impressive choreography and original costumes, the adventures of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Timon and Pumbaa are brought to life by singers, dancers, acrobats and percussionists. Daily performances will take place at Disneyland Park’s Frontierland Theater. Re-orchestrated by Disneyland Paris, guests can (re)experience The Lion King with every favorite moment and all of the legendary music.
Some experiences, shows or events will not be available or may be modified depending on the evolution of the health and safety measures and recommendations from public authorities. Guests can visit disneylandparis.com for the most recent updates All the events, shows, attractions and animations mentioned might also be modified, delayed, cancelled or closed without advance notice and they are subject of climatic conditions.
From November 13, 2021 to January 9, 2022, guests visiting Disneyland Paris may discover Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade. With its 5 gigantic floats celebrating the magic of winter and Christmas, this brand-new parade is the result of months of work created by the Entertainment teams and the external suppliers involved in the project.
We went to meet Tiphaine, the stage designer assistant, who revealed the secrets behind the dazzling colors of these spectacular floats. Tiphaine, who has been working for the company for nearly 20 years, shares with us her passion for her job, which consists of acting as a bridge between set designer Olivier Dusautoir’s creative vision and the external suppliers in charge of bringing it to life.
In 2019, she had the opportunity to travel to the United States with Olivier to meet and discuss with the designer who drew the initial float sketches, Jody Daily.
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