Model and TV Presenter Abbey Clancy and her footballer husband Peter Crouch; Coronation Street’s Helen Flanagan and her partner, footballer/Scottish Player of the Year Scott Sinclair joined Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead; model Georgia Jones and her partner, McFly’s Danny Jones, this weekend (16 – 18 November) to soak up some Mickey Mouse Christmas magic at the launch of the Enchanted Christmas season at Disneyland Paris.
During the fun-packed weekend – which also included a very special sing-along surprise for Mickey Mouse on his 90th anniversary – the stars experienced the incredible line-up of festive activities that are taking place at the park from now until 6 January 2019. Please see full details of the Enchanted Christmas Season at Disneyland Paris in notes to editors below.
Abbey Clancy and her husband, Stoke and Ex-England footballer Peter Crouch, enjoyed the weekend with their three children Sophia Ruby, Liberty Rose and Johnny. Abbey spoke about her kids having the best time ever. She said: “It’s been absolutely lovely. The kids have loved it and it’s just been a really magical weekend. A fantastic time.”
Made in Chelsea favourite Binky Felstead brought along daughter India to soak up the Christmas magic at Disneyland Paris where she enjoyed meeting the characters including Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck, saying: “I’m just in the best mood ever. I think it’s incredible, they’ve done it so well and all the characters are dressed up, all the dancers, all Christmas music playing the whole time, it’s been amazing. Really, really gets you in the Christmas spirit.”
Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan and Celtic football player Scott Sinclair, who got engaged at Disneyland Paris six months ago, said that it brought back nice memories to be return to the park. Helen said: “They are really nice memories, but I remember when I was last here I was nine months pregnant, I literally could hardly walk around the park and my feet were massive. So at least now I feel I can walk around the park and I don’t feel so big. But it’s full of really nice memories.”
Georgia and Danny Jones experienced snow for the first time this year on Main Street, U.S.A. and commented that it got them into the festive mood. Danny said: “It’s amazing. Do you know what, it’s got us in the spirit. We were walking down to the castle this morning and they were playing some Christmas songs and it was very special. And it’s very Christmassy, got us right in the mood ” Georgia added: “It did! It’s so festive and it’s just made us really excited for Christmas.”
Rounding off a memorable weekend, Swedish singer-songwriter Zara Larsson gave Mickey Mouse a treat of by performing a pitch-perfect version of ‘Happy Birthday’. The Symphony hitmaker who is currently riding high in the Official UK Singles Chart with Ruin My Life, described the experience of singing to Mickey as “fantastic”.
Zara said: “I am so excited to be here at Disneyland Paris, because I’ve never been and I think this place in itself is magical. And to be a part of Mickey’s 90th birthday feels fantastic. Like many kids growing up, even my parents or probably even my Grandma, he’s been a part of my childhood so now I can be part of his special night and that feels great.”
Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch Q&A
What is Christmas all about for you?
Abbey: “Christmas for us is about being with the family, being at home, being in pyjamas all day, having a nice cooked meal and just spending time with the kids, really.”
What will be your go-to Disney movie for chilling at home at Christmas
Peter: “Christmas is a busy time for footballers, I’ll be busy playing, but I’m sure Abbey and the kids will watch a Christmas film, but I won’t.”
Abbey: “I am sure we will watch Frozen”.
Peter, what do you think about Harry Redknapp going into the jungle?
Peter: “Yeah, good luck to him. I’m sure he’ll have a fun time. I think he’ll do very well.”
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
Abbey: “We always get new PJs on Christmas Eve – the whole family have matching pyjamas. And we go for a nice meal on Christmas Eve at home or have a nice meal at home together with all the family.”
Who does the cooking?
Peter: “I don’t go near that!”
Abbey: “He makes too much mess!”
What’s it been like at Disneyland Paris this Christmas?
Abbey: It’s been absolutely lovely hasn’t it. The kids have loved it and it’s just been a really magical weekend. A fantastic time.
Helen Flanagan Q&A
Disneyland Paris is a spacial place for you?
Helen: “Oh it’s so lovely, it’s like one of my favourite places, Disneyland Paris, and Matilda loves it. We’re so excited to be back and especially with it being the Christmas parade I think it will get us in the Christmas spirit as well. But yeah, I mean I love Disney, I’ve been a massive fan of Disney. When I was younger I loved all the Disney films and Matilda’s massively into princesses and she’s dying to see Princess Aurora, so yeah we’re so excited to be here.”
And what’s is like being back after your engagement?
Helen: “Yeah I mean that was really nice memories, but I remember when I was last here I was 9 months pregnant, I literally could hardly walk around the park and my feet were literally massive. So at least now this time I feel, at least I can walk around the park and I don’t feel so big. But no it is, it’s really nice memories. I’m looking forward to like the firework display tonight, I think that will bring some back memories of when I got engaged and stuff.”
What’s your go-to Disney film?
Helen: “My go-to Disney Christmas film… Well, Matilda is really liking this Mickey Mouse Christmas film at the moment, and there’s like a Beauty and The Beast Christmas film. But each time I’ve been pregnant I’ve had hyperemesis so I’ve watched all the Christmas films, all together, so I know all the Christmas films. Matilda loves Beauty and the Beast, her favourite Disney film is Sleeping Beauty, she loves Aurora, so we’re so excited to see Aurora.”
Danny Jones and Georgia Jones Q&A
What are your plans this Christmas?
Georgia: “A big family one at ours isn’t it?”
Danny: “Yeah we tend to have our family round at ours. But this year we’re having, it’s Cooper’s first one, we’ll have everyone round at our house. We’re going to be hosting. Hopefully stress free hosting though, as hosting can be.. .”
Georgia: “Our turkey was off last year wasn’t it?”
Danny: “Oh yeah we.. argh.. we got a turkey and it went off, can you believe it!”
What are your impressions of Disneyland Paris?
D: “It’s amazing. Do you know what, it’s got us in the spirit didn’t it”
Georgia: “It did! It’s so festive and it’s just made us really excited for Christmas”
Danny: “We were walking down to the castle this morning and there were and they were playing some Christmas songs weren’t they, and it was very special. And it’s very Christmassy, got us right in the mood.”
Georgia: “And Cooper’s actually enjoyed it, he’s really been looking at everything and taking it all in which is so nice. Because he’s only young so we didn’t think he’d be that kind of like interested, but he really is he loves the characters.”
Danny: “He loves the characters, he loves the rides It’s A Small World – that’s his favourite”
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
Georgia: “Probably Frozen. Beauty and the Beast!”
Danny: “Is that Christmassy though?”
Georgia: “Frozen is!”
Danny: “I suppose Frozen is yeah. Yeah I think Beauty and the Beast is amazing.”
Do you have any quirky traditions?
Georgia: “We always do something on Christmas Eve because it’s your Nan’s birthday”
Danny: “Yeah it’s my Nan’s birthday on Christmas Eve”
Georgia: “We always go for dinner or something”
Danny: “Yeah so that’s special. And we do Christmas dinner on Christmas Day but we normally have it quite late, we’re quite late eaters because we’re quite strict on the morning, you know we get up, we gotta make sure everyone has a bit of breakfast and then we do presents. So it’s quite like a regime in the morning. And it’s all laid it, we don’t do it by person we do it by size of present. [Laughs]
Georgia: Save the best till last!
Danny: Importance of present! It doesn’t matter about the size it matters about the importance of it. And there’s always this argument on Christmas Day going, yeah but can I give you yours because mine will look bad after you’ve give yours! My present isn’t going to look as good!
Binky Felstead Q&A
What is your favourite Disney Christmas film?
Binky: “I think my favourite Christmas film is The Muppets Christmas Carol. It’s a good one”.
Do you have any quirky traditions?
Binky: “I don’t know if it’s quirky, but I think the traditional mince pie, sherry, carrots by the fire every Christmas Eve for Father Christmas and the reindeer. But I think that’s quite a standard tradition isn’t it?”
What have you got planned for this Christmas?
Binky: “Well it’s the first [Christmas] stocking [for India] this Christmas. She was too small for a Christmas stocking last year, so I think she’ll have more, I think she’ll get more excited this year, so I think that’s going to make it more exciting for us this year now she knows what’s going on a bit more.”
What are your impressions of Christmas here at Disneyland Paris?
Binky: “I’m just in the best mood ever. I think it’s incredible, they’ve done it so well and all the characters are dressed up, all the dancers, all Christmas music playing the whole time, it’s been amazing. Really really gets you in the [Christmas] spirit.”
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