Disneyland Paris is Europe’s leading tourist destination, with more than 250 million visits since the Resort opened in 1992 (15.6 million visits in 2011). The Resort includes two theme parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park), seven Disney-themed hotels totalling some 5,800 rooms (with an additional 2,400 hotel rooms operated by Selected and Associated Hotels), two full-service convention centres and a 27-hole golf course. In addition, the Resort is home to Disney Village, one of the largest entertainment districts in the Ile-de-France Region. Covering more than 30,000 m2, Disney Village features themed restaurants, shops and a cinema multiplex. In all, Disneyland Paris includes 57 attractions, 62 shops, and 58 restaurants. Since April 1, 2012, Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with new entertainment events, emotion-packed encounters, new decor and unforgettable magical experiences. 7 July to 2 September 2012 is Summer Time in France where the season is about to start and this season is the most ideal time to come and celebrate Disneyland Paris’ 20th Anniversary.
DISNEY’S 20th ANNIVERSARY SUMMER TIME – A SEASON FOR NEW THINGS!The new features unveiled for Disneyland Paris’ 20th Anniversary will be continuing throughout the summer, including the extraordinary night time sound and light show Disney Dreams®!
Disney Magic on Parade! is another brand-new colourful show, while Disney’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Train and Meet Mickey Mouse give visitors a unique opportunity to see their favourite Disney characters up close and personal.
After dark every evening, the Disney Dreams®! show dazzles guests with myriads of lights, colours and magic. Featuring special effects created especially for this world first at Disneyland Paris, the not-to-be-missed show goes beyond anything guests can imagine. For the first time ever, they’ll be caught up in the action through images projected onto Sleeping Beauty Castle. First and foremost, Disney Dreams®! tells a moving, magical story. Guided by Peter Pan, guests discover or rediscover the greatest Disney stories: Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, not forgetting Aladdin, Rapunzel and many, many more. Using state-of-the-art techniques, Sleeping Beauty Castle is transformed successively into a star-studded sky where Peter Pan takes flight; a replica of Notre-Dame cathedral with the Hunchback on its roof; and a fantastic play area for the chimney sweeps from Mary Poppins. The best-known Disney songs, specially arranged for the occasion, also play an important role in the story. This breath-taking nighttime show features dazzling lasers, spectacular water sprays and absolutely incredible firework effects, culminating in a finale like none other ever seen at Disneyland Paris. Water plays a key role in the show, with two water screens and more than 30 new fountains, some of them producing water sprays over twenty metres high. These have been installed all around Sleeping Beauty Castle. In addition to all these incredible effects, the teams of designers decided to use breath-taking firework effects. Pillars of fire burst out on all sides of Sleeping Beauty Castle, really setting it aflame. With performances every evening at the Disneyland Park, Disney Dreams®! is THE show you absolutely must see – pure, unadulterated magic, never before seen at Disneyland Paris.
Venue: in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle – Disneyland Park
Meet Mickey Mouse
The world’s favourite mouse has a wonderful surprise in store for the guests of Disneyland Paris! Between two performances of his magic show, Mickey is delighted to welcome visitors in person for a private, exclusive meeting backstage at his magnificent theatre, nestled in the heart of Fantasyland.Redecorated in the style of old British music halls, the auditorium screens short films of Mickey Mouse in his greatest roles from yesteryear. Mickey awaits visitors backstage in his own private rehearsal room, surrounded by myriads of absolutely amazing conjuror’s accessories.After this amazing meeting, Mickey is only too happy to pose for a photo session in the company of his fans.
Venue: Fantasyland – Disneyland Park
The Tarzan™ Encounter
Tarzan is back in Disneyland Paris! By popular demand, The Tarzan™ Encounter show will be back at Chaparral Theater, sweeping the audience straight off to the heart of an interactive jungle where primitive worlds and civilization collide. The unforgettable moments of this outstanding show include an airborne duet with Jane and Tarzan, cheeky acrobatic numbers by the tribe of monkeys and a rhythm-crazy jam session with the participation of children from the audience.
Venue: Chaparral Theater, Frontierland – Disneyland Park
WORLD OF DISNEY: WHERE SHOPPING BECOMES A TRAVEL ADVENTURE
From 12 July onwards, the new World of Disney shop will be open to the public. Located at the entrance to Disney Village, this will be the third store with this name to be opened in a Disney Park, after those in Florida and California.With a retail area covering over 1400sqm, World of Disney inaugurates a new universe where shopping becomes a travel adventure. In the finest Disney tradition, World of Disney is a unique, magical place where Mickey Mouse and friends have brought back the best products in each category from their trips to the far-flung corners of the world, especially for Disney fans and guests.The architecture of the World of Disney building is in Art Deco style, paying tribute to the ‘grand magasin’ department stores of Paris – and helping to make this the most attractive store at Disneyland Paris.
Venue: Disney Village