On April 12, 2019, Disneyland Paris announced new products and offerings such as The Lion King and Jungle Festival, Toy Story Play Days and the reopening of Phantom Manor, that will delight guests and reaffirm the destination commitment to continuous improvement and immersive storytelling experiences.
Disneyland Paris celebrated its 27-year anniversary by announcing new experiences and offerings coming soon to the resort reaffirming its place as the brand beacon and leading tourist destination in Europe. With a vision and strategy to continue to exceed guests’ expectations and capitalize on the popular Disney franchises such as Pixar, Marvel or Star Wars
These efforts are shared throughout Disneyland Paris, to ensure a 360° way of thinking to create a fully integrated experience for guests — from the shows and parades to new attractions, the delicious treats and the trendy merchandise, the exciting music and sports events, to the Disney Hotels & Resorts.
Disneyland Paris unveiled new details on the upcoming Lion King and Jungle Festival, set to debut on June 30, 2019. Two new spectacular shows will delight our guests and immerse them in the music, the energy and the emotions of The Lion King and The Jungle Book.
The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands
The story of The Lion King will be brought to life in Disneyland Paris, as famous songs spanning generations will be revisited to tell the legend of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Scar, Timon and Pumbaa. A diverse cast of 9 nationalities includes live singers, dancers, acrobats and drummers will give a new life to the Pride Lands with choreography and original costumes designed by Disneyland Paris.
The Jungle Book Jive
This new creation will celebrate The Jungle Book in the heart of Disneyland Paris inspired by Indian culture and music. Baloo and King Louie will be joined by Mickey Mouse and his friends who will turn into explorers for the season. In front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, more than 60 performers will immerse our guests in a high energetic and colorful spectacular and be prepared to be taken back to your childhood with songs such as “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You”.
Did you know ? The creative Entertainment teams of Disneyland Paris travelled to India in order to get the inspirations for The Jungle Book Jive.
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And on with the show(s)!
This June, Disneyland Paris will celebrate the cinema release of the highly anticipated Toy Story 4 by inviting its guests to play! Woody and Bo Peep (in her new outfit) will meet their fans in Toy Story Playland. Fans can also get a preview of the movie at Studio Theater before taking part in a digital treasure hunt during the Toy Story Play Days.
In the Walt Disney Studios Park, a new interactive show is being designed to be hosted in the Art of Disney Animation building. Planned for the holidays season, the heroes of Frozen will be the stars of this new experience that will also include a meet’n’greet with everyone favorite’s snowman, Olaf!
After an ambitious renovation, Tom Fitzgerald (Walt Disney Imagineering Portfolio Creative Executive) revealed that Phantom Manor will reopen its doors to our guests on May, 3, 2019. Guests will discover new illusions and a new narrative that will shed a light on the mysteries of the manor, mixing innovation and storytelling Walt Disney Imagineering is known for.
An epic future
As part of an ambitious expansion plan, three new areas based on Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars, along with multiple new attractions and live entertainment experiences, will bring to life some of the world-renowned stories and iconic characters of these popular franchises. John Mauro (Producer Walt Disney Imagineering) and Scot Drake (Marvel Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering) gave more details on the Marvel new themed area. This new area will allow guests to encounter the Super Heroes in new and exciting ways, including a new fun and interactive attraction with Spider-Man. Through a blend of never-before-seen technology and practical effects, guests will get to experience for themselves what it is like to have the abilities of a Super Hero. While giving the Marvel Super Heroes a permanent presence at Disneyland Paris., this authentic experience will bring a new twist to Walt Disney Studios Park as a must-do for all guests.
A new Disney Hotel showcasing the Art of Marvel
A stay in one of the Disney Hotels & Resorts 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 benefits. Since January 5, 2019, the Disney’s Hotel New York is undergoing an ambitious renovation to become Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel in summer 2020. 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. Disneyland Paris announced today that Ryan Meinerding (Character Designer, Concept Artist and Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development) and Andy Park (Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development & Concept Artist) are creating exclusive arts for the hotel.
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Disney Hotels & Resorts to extend the magic to our dreams
Guests can also extend the magic outside Disney Parks by enjoying a unique stay in one of our Disney Hotels & Resorts. The six Disney Hotels offer a unique opportunity to wake up surrounded by the magic just minutes from Disney® Parks on foot or by shuttle. And for a complete immersion experience. The hotel stay also includes: meet’n’greets with Disney characters, exclusive and immersive Disney-themed experiences with each hotel having its own theme, swimming pools, fitness centers, a spa at Disneyland Hotel, children’s room and a lot more Our guests can also opt to be surrounded by nature by staying in one of our Disney Nature Resorts: Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch and Villages Nature Paris. Two offers that combine the quality of Disney service with a change of scenery in the form of countryside residences. Staying in one of Disney Hotels & Resorts gives you the opportunity to benefit from Extra Magic Time, which means you can enter the parks before they open to all guests.
New shopping experiences
Guests of Disneyland Paris love to bring something home that will remind them of their magical stay in the destination. The Merchandise teams announced brand new shopping experiences that will delight the tastes of our guests. In synergy with Entertainment, Disneyland Paris exclusive merchandise will be proposed during the Lion King and Jungle Festival, including a line dedicated to the Rhythms of the Pride Lands show. For Super Heroes fans, they will soon be able to make their own Marvel Gauntlet. This new Marvel concept will land in Disneyland Paris in the coming months. Fans can also follow @shopDisneylandParis on Instagram to get the latest news and photos regarding our shopping offerings.
After a successful collaboration in 2017, the famous French artist and sculptor Richard Orlinski is creating a new piece for Disneyland Paris. After the Sorcerer Mickey sculpture that was released for Disneyland Paris’s 25th Anniversary, the artist is revisiting The Lion King with a brand new and impressive sculpture of Simba.
The magic in our plates
Dining is an integral part of the overall experience offered to Disneyland® Paris guests. It has over 50 themed restaurants with original decor and which offer varied menus inspired by Disney heritage. A brand-new product offer has been introduced for an even more immersive experience that changes over the seasons. Did you know that more than 100 new food and beverages items have been created and proposed in Disneyland Paris restaurants over the last 6 months? From Super Heroes treats that are delighting fans to the upcoming delicious Lion King inspired pastries that will be rolling this summer!
Beyond the Parks, a committed company
From the beginning, Disneyland Paris has been committed to giving back to our community. One of the ways we show this commitment is by helping children and the disadvantaged. The Disney VoluntEars program encourages staff to devote a portion of their time to volunteer activities supported by the group. Each year 8,000 volunteering hours are donated to these charitable programs, with more than 1,000 of the activities supporting children. Disneyland Paris’s corporate citizenship is also expressed in the group’s commitment to preserving the environment and establishing itself as the industry standard in the area of sustainable development.