Mickey 90 Mouse Party, Mickey’s Philharmagic, Halloween and Christmas seasons, Phantom Manor… Disneyland Paris enriches the guest experience.

After having announced the expansion plan for Walt Disney Studios Park with the addition of three new themed areas for Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars, Disneyland Paris is going to enrich its entertainment and experiences offerings by celebrating Mickey 90 Mouse Party, add shows to its Halloween and Christmas seasons and enhancing a classic attraction.

With the success of Mickey and the Magician, the Season of the Force and the imminent arrival of the Marvel Summer of Super Heroes, Disneyland Paris now has even more entertainment in store.

It’s been 90 years since Mickey brought happiness to the world in Steamboat Willie. So, to celebrate, he’s throwing the World’s Biggest Mouse Party from October to December 2018. Disneyland Paris will offer more than 90 days of Mickey fun.

In October, Mickey’s Halloween Celebration Cavalcade will hit the streets of Disneyland Paris again with a brand new float, and the Disney Villains will be taking over the Castle Stage.There will be ghosts, lanterns, pumpkins and decorations everywhere throughout Disneyland Paris, from Main Street, U.S.A., to Frontierland and Fantasyland during the whole Halloween season.

Disney Enchanted Christmas will be back with the shows that were popular in 2017: the nighttime spectacular with Goofy’s Incredible Christmas will illuminate the Hollywood Tower Hotel once more and Mickey’s Christmas Big Band will get guests swinging with lots of new costumes.

Mickey also appears at Discoveryland Theatre, inviting audiences to a musical and visual journey through the Disney classics – in 4D! Donald Duck will conduct a lively concert. Mickey’s Philharmagic will wow guests at Disneyland Paris from October 2018.

Disneyland Paris has been pursuing a massive renovation programme and modernising its top attractions since 2015. After Big Thunder Mountain, Star Tours: the Adventure Continues and Pirates of the Caribbean, the iconic Phantom Manor is now undergoing major refurbishment. New details of the history of Ravenswood Manor have been uncovered and are to be depicted through new special effects and scenery. It is scheduled to re-open in October. In addition to these key attractions, further renovation work will continue through the years, including Sleeping Beauty Castle and Mark Twain’s steamboat.

The guest experience is also being improved in our restaurants – with new dishes being added all the time. Following its success in 2017, the Rendez-Vous Gourmand de Disneyland Paris returns with new culinary experiences and Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost will soon offer a new dining concept.

The Disneyland Paris strategy is all about creativity and innovation – offering guests an ever more amazing experience and unforgettable memories.

Disneyland Paris is the number one tourist destination in Europe, with two theme parks (Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios), seven Disney themed hotels offering 5,800 guest rooms (plus a further 2,700 guest rooms from Partner and Associate Hotels), two full-service convention centres and a 27-hole golf course. Disneyland Paris is also home to one of the biggest entertainment centres in the Ile-de-France: Disney Village. Themed restaurants, stores and a multiplex cinema are grouped together in an area covering 30,000 m². The tourist destination boasts 59 attractions, 63 stores and 55 restaurants.

Celebrating 90 years of fun with Mickey at Disneyland Paris

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He made his very first appearance on 18 November 1928, and the irrepressible Mickey Mouse is all set to celebrate an incredible birthday. To mark this great occasion, Disneyland Paris has a whole programme of special events and entertainment called the “Mickey 90 Mouse Party”.

90 days to celebrate Mickey with the magic of Disney Parks

Timeless, transgenerational, iconic – Mickey is the one that started all. He’s always been the one that guests of all ages come to see at Disneyland Paris – “going to Mickey’s place”, as they put it so well, therefore it was only natural that the most famous mouse in animation history would celebrate at “his place” with a special programme that will put the light on him like never before.

 

1 October 2018 will kick off 90 days of celebrations. This year, Halloween and Christmas seasons will celebrate Mickey with a very festive agenda. Mickey will be appearing with a brand new float for the Halloween cavalcade from 1 October to 4 November 2018. “Mickey’s Illusion Manor” will celebrate 90 years of fun, and reveal his mischievous side! Apparitions and disappearances await… Let yourself be carried away into the mysterious world of illusions, as he performs his Halloween prankster tricks from the steps of his manor house!

When our Disney Parks put on their winter gear from 10 November 2018 to 6 January 2019, Mickey will surprise you with a fun-filled show and you will get to see him playing the drums. “Mickey’s Christmas Big Band” includes everybody’s favourite Christmas songs in a live show featuring singers, musicians and Disney Characters. But that’s not all: you’ll also discover a special surprise for Mickey on the stage at Production Courtyard at Walt Disney Studios Park.

We also announce the opening of a unique attraction in Europe: “Mickey and his PhilharMagique Orchestra”. This new 3D experience opens at the Discoveryland Theatre on 1 October 2018. Mickey and Donald take you on a big adventure through Disney classics like Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. The music will blow you away!

As for the decorations – amazing sweet surprises will be popping up in the enchanted kingdom: huge birthday cakes bursting with colours will adorn the five lands of the Disneyland Park. And there will be an even more special date with unique surprises on the actual day of Mickey’s Birthday, on November 18 2018! So, are you ready to party with Mickey at Disneyland Paris?

 

 

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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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Celebrate 90 years of magic with Mickey Mouse !

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On November 18, 1928, the Steamboat Willie film opened at the Colony Theater in New York. It was the very first cartoon with synchronized sound and was also the first film released and debut for our dear Mickey Mouse.

Since October 1st, Disneyland Paris hosts “Mickey 90 Mouse Party”, a 90 day celebration for our timeless and universal icon.

Up until November 4th, Mickey Mouse, Disney Characters and over eighty performers danced in “Mickey Halloween Celebration”. The Halloween cavalcade revealed a brand new float called “Mickey’s Castle of Illusion”.

Since November 10th, 2018 and until January 6th, 2019, we celebrate the holiday season everyday with Disney’s Enchanted Christmas. The Entertainment team has been working for several months on a joyful celebration with brand new shows, new decorations, new costumes and a not-to-be-missed parade. Every day, more than a hundred performers and Disney Characters dance in “Disney’s Christmas Parade”.

This year, Mickey’s Christmas Big Band makes its comeback at Animagic Theater with a jazzy and swinging show.

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Disneyland Paris reveals new image of highly anticipated Marvel-themed area coming to Walt Disney Studios Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Marvel Super Heroes to establish permanent presence at Europe’s number one tourist destination

Marne-la- Vallée, December 10, 2018 – Today, Disneyland Paris revealed a new image illustrating the recently announced Marvel-themed area coming to Walt Disney Studios Park. This new area will allow guests to encounter the heroes in new and exciting ways, from the mystic arts of Doctor Strange to the gravity defying feats of Spider-Man. Guests will also experience the latest in Pym Technology with Ant-Man and Wasp and be wowed as Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Captain America and more leap into action on a moment’s notice.

In addition to unforgettable heroic encounters, incredible new attractions, thrilling entertainment offerings and dining options, guests will experience a completely reimagined Rock‘n’ Roller Coaster, which will become a high-speed, hyper-kinetic adventure.

Get ready to assemble alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to protect the world! Recruitment begins soon!

As part of a €2 billion, multi-year expansion plan, this immersive area marks a first step in the transformation of Walt Disney Studios Park. One of the park’s areas will be completely transformed, giving the Marvel Super Heroes a permanent presence at Disneyland Paris. With legendary storytelling, even more action and adventure using innovative technology, and both indoor and outdoor shows and entertainment, this authentic experience will cement Walt Disney Studios Park as a must-do for all guests.

With three new areas based on Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars, along with multiple new attractions and live entertainment experiences, this ambitious development will bring to life some of the world-renowned stories and iconic characters of these popular franchises.

Fans won’t have to wait for the new area’s opening to experience more Marvel at Disneyland Paris! After the first Marvel Season of Super Heroes last summer, Captain America, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Widow will return for a second edition filled with epic adventures in 2019, this time joined by new heroes such as Captain Marvel and the beloved Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, as they are all preparing to set up their future base at Disneyland Paris. And beyond the Parks, Disney’s Hotel New York® will be reimagined to become Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel in 2020, becoming the first Disney hotel to showcase and celebrate the history and new exciting ways to explore the visual world of Marvel.

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Natacha Rafalski appointed to Présidente of Disneyland Paris

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today, Disneyland Paris announced the appointment of Natacha Rafalski to the position of Présidente, effective immediately.

Natacha Rafalski has had a 23-year career with The Walt Disney Company, holding a variety of senior leadership positions throughout the world. She joined the Disneyland Paris team in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and since then has taken on responsibility for real estate, transformation, corporate alliances and operating participants.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1544631987012{margin-top: -20px !important;margin-right: -20px !important;}”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1544631976429{margin-top: -20px !important;}”]The announcement comes from Catherine Powell, who recently served as Présidente of the resort before being promoted to President of the Disney Parks Western Region in March 2018 and now has responsibility for Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris.

“It is a very exciting time for Disneyland Paris as we continue to transform our organization and move forward with the expansion of our resort,” said Catherine Powell. “Natacha has proven to be an exceptional leader with a global viewpoint who has the versatility and experience needed to lead the continued success of Disneyland Paris.”

In this role Natacha Rafalski will be responsible for bringing Disney magic to life for nearly 15 million guests each year at Disneyland Paris, Europe’s top tourist destination and the beacon of Disney in the region. She leads a multinational team of 16,000 Cast Members and oversees two theme parks, eight themed hotels, a 27-hole golf course and Disney Village, a themed dining entertainment and shopping destination. She will also oversee the ambitious expansion plan for The Walt Disney Studios Park announced earlier this year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1544631926855{margin-top: -60px !important;}”]“I am incredibly honored and excited to assume this position at such a transformational time for the resort,” said Natacha Rafalski. “France holds a special place in my heart, and I’m looking forward to leading and growing the business as we continue to build on and expand the promise of Europe’s top tourist destination.”

Prior to joining the Disneyland Paris team Natacha Rafalski was CFO for The Walt Disney Company Greater China headquartered in Shanghai between October 2013 and October 2017.  During that time, she provided instrumental leadership related to various major strategic initiatives and spearheaded work that continues to drive long-term financial growth to that region.

She began her career with Disney in 1995 and has held various positions in corporate treasury and finance including a key role on the Shanghai Disney Resort negotiation team. Prior to this she held roles that included oversight for corporate finance and projects related to Disneyland Paris.

Natacha Rafalski has been a key champion and leader for Diversity and Inclusion at Disneyland Paris, establishing a woman’s leadership group, D Elles P and encouraging Cast Members to form a network dedicated to women. In addition to the many initiatives she continues to lead for Disneyland Paris, she was among the 2017 winners of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 16th Annual Women Worth Watching® Awards.

Natacha Rafalski was born in Montreal, Canada, and raised just outside of Paris, France. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles and a B.A. in Mathematics/Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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SNAPSHOT ON THE CHRISTMAS CAST MEMBERS PARTIES

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On December 19th and 20th, 2018, Disneyland Paris thanked to its Cast Members by hosting magical Christmas parties. In a fairy atmosphere, Cast Members and their loved ones were able to enjoy some of the attractions, shows and entertainments that Disneyland Park has to offer. On the agenda: a meet and greet with Mickey and his friends, the Christmas tree lighting on Main Street, U.S.A, The Disney Christmas Parade! and Disney Illuminations as a great finale to close these fairy tale evenings.

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DISNEYLAND PARIS INTRODUCES ITS NEW BRAND’S CAMPAIGN

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Our resort is a place where all the magic of Disney – its wonderful tales and incredible stories- is brought to life. To tell this story like no other and launch the new brand’s signature “Where Magic Gets Real”, Disneyland Paris produced a campaign, which premiered throughout Europe on December 25th.

 

 

This campaign follows the epic and touching adventure of a wild duckling who finds a Disney magazine by chance and is seized by a passion for Donald Duck. Days and seasons go by, our little duck lives Donald Duck, breathes Donald Duck, sleeps Donald Duck making his magazine his most valuable belonging. But winter arrives forcing the whole family of the little duck to migrate and the magazine is unfortunately too heavy to be part of the journey…

 This epic story is a mix of love, humor and bravery and speaks to all those – children and adults alike – who have grown up with a Disney idol, dreaming to meet them one day.

 The ending of the campaign reserves a little surprise when our dear Donald Duck appears in down and bones: Disneyland Paris intends to remind everyone of its unique and essential role to be the gate between the imagination of the Disney movies and the real world.

 At Disneyland Paris, magic is for real.

 

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Disneyland Paris reveals new exciting details on Disney’s Hotel New York ® – The Art of Marvel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On January 6, 2019, Disneyland Paris unveiled the logo of the new
Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, during an epic celebration of the resort as it is heading to an ambitious renovation. Opening summer 2020, it will infuse the dynamic, inspiring art world of Super Heroes including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider-Man among others, to the elegant and vibrant Big Apple atmosphere.

 

 A stay in one of the Disney Hotels at Disneyland Paris is a chance to take the magic of the parks with us into our dreams. Places full of adventure, joy and wonder – each one is a world in itself, offering unique experiences and encounters. Since 1992, the Disney’s Hotel New York welcomed millions of guests and immersed them into New York culture, the design of architect Michael Graves and the atmosphere of the Big Apple.

As it’s preparing for the most spectacular transformation in its history – it will reopen in summer 2020 as Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel – Disneyland Paris celebrated the Cast Members and heritage of the resort and unveiled new exciting details on the upcoming new chapter of the hotel’s history.

“It is a new chapter, marked by unforgettable memories, both for our guests who stayed there and for all our Cast Members who worked there.” said Martina Sardelli, Vice President Operations Hotels & Disney Village, “Disneyland Paris always keeps moving forward, to be at the forefront and exceed expectations. It is precisely this taste for innovation and this avant-garde spirit that we celebrate today.”           

An epic transformation

The hotel relooking will create an environment evoking a luxury and contemporary Manhattan establishment. Its interior design will be sleek and cosmopolitan in the style of Tony Stark and the Avengers Headquarters and will showcase the “Art of Marvel” in a way that reinvents the idea of an “art hotel”. Limited editions will adorn the walls of rooms and suites. Bold pieces on display in public areas will showcase the diverse wealth of art from the Marvel universe: comic art, film, design, sculpture, costume… all displayed in the style of a contemporary New York art gallery. Pieces will include comic book covers, posters, concept art from films, storyboards, production design, props, original sketches, media, and more!

 

The hotel will offer 470 standard rooms, 65 executive rooms and 26 standard suites. The room interiors reflect the sophisticated urban style of Tony Stark’s tastes, with a color palette reminiscent of his Iron Man suit and art featuring Marvel Super Heroes.

One-of-a-kind suites are each meticulously fashioned around Marvel Super Heroes and New York City themes. For these unique suites, a Marvel artist will be commissioned to create stunning pieces featuring the Super Heroes.

New York and Marvel come together in an environment that is both sophisticated and fun, showcasing the Art of Marvel in a new and exciting way. Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will open in summer 2020.

A Growing Marvel Presence at Disneyland Paris

In February 2018, The Walt Disney Company announced plans for a 2 billion euro, multi-year expansion for Disneyland Paris. The new development will include a transformation of the Walt Disney Studios Park, adding three new areas that are based on Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars. This new Marvel area will allow guests to encounter the heroes in new and exciting ways, from the mystic arts of Doctor Strange to the gravity defying feats of Spider-Man. Guests will also experience the latest in Pym Technology with Ant-Man and Wasp and be wowed as Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Captain America and more leap into action.

Guests won’t have to wait for the new area, though, to experience more Marvel at Disneyland Paris. After the first Marvel Season of Super Heroes last summer, Captain America, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Widow return for a second edition in 2019, filled with epic adventures, joined by new heroes such as Captain Marvel and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Discover what’s waiting for you in our destination in 2019 with Disneyland Paris Vault

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Disneyland Paris is delighted to introduce its new interactive game called: Disneyland Paris Vault . In a universe mixing stories and news about our destination, the goal is to find 19 references on future seasons and events coming up in 2019, all hidden in a rich detailed visual. A playful game, shareable and easy-to-play for everyone to allow our guests to discover what is waiting for them  :

  • Legends of the Force – A celebration of Star Wars™ at Disneyland Paris from 12 January to 17 March 2019 to enjoy in the two Disney Parks and with a new meeting this year: a face to face with Chewbacca at Disneyland Paris!
  • The festival of Pirates & Princesses from 19 January to 17 March 2019, the pirates and princesses will be back to challenge themselves and imagine together catchy choreographies to which young and old will be invited to take part every day during the season.
  • The Marvel Season of Super Heroes from March 23rd to June 16th 2019 with the support of new super heroes to help save the galaxy, like Groot.
  • Magical Pride on 1st June 2019, from 8p.m to 2a.m for a unique festive atmosphere during this exclusive evening.
  • The Lion King and Jungle Festival from June 30th to September 22nd 2019 will make its guests roar with pleasure with an unprecedented frenzied festival.

Are you ready to accept the challenge? Click on the link to start the adventure : vault.disneylandparis.com

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