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Disney Parks After Dark: Disney Dreams at Disneyland Paris

posted on January 10th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


If this photo doesn’t put a visit to Disneyland Paris on your bucket list, I don’t know what will.

Disney Dreams Nighttime Spectacular at Disneyland Paris

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Disney Parks After Dark: Finding Holiday Cheer at Disneyland Paris

posted on December 13th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


For tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo, we’re heading over to Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris, where it seems that Mickey and Minnie are adding a bit of holiday cheer to the park’s beautiful castle landscape. Can you imagine what a photo op these two larger-than-life snow characters are for guests at the park?

Disney Parks After Dark: Finding Holiday Cheer at Disneyland Resort Paris

Be sure to check back on Monday, when we’ll take a deeper look at Disneyland Paris holiday decor.

Look below for more posts from the “Disney Parks After Dark” series:

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Tim Burton Visits Disneyland Paris to Celebrate ‘Frankenweenie’

posted on October 26th, 2012 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Look who dropped by Disneyland Paris today. Acclaimed director Tim Burton and his family visited the park to celebrate the release of the new movie, “Frankenweenie.”

Tim Burton Visits Disneyland Paris to Celebrate ‘Frankenweenie’

Burton, actress Helena Bonham-Carter and their children, Billy Ray (9) and Indiana Rose (5), posed with Jack and Sally, characters from “The Nightmare before Christmas” (released in 1993), in front of the famous Phantom Manor attraction.

During the visit, Burton was also greeted by Mickey Mouse. Disney’s Halloween Festival at Disneyland Paris will celebrate Halloween with these characters and more through November 4.

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Bon Anniversaire, Disneyland Paris!

posted on April 12th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Earlier today, Disneyland Resort Paris opened its gates to mark 20 years of making magic for guests.

The day began with Philippe Gas, CEO, welcoming visitors and thanking them for playing a part in the park’s success. The speech was followed by a massive flash mob performed by 2,000 Disneyland Paris cast members, the finale of which featured the French Air Force Aerobatic Team flying in to trace a number “20” in the sky above the park’s castle.

See for yourself:

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Other special treats planned for the day include a speech by Walt Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter, who worked on building the park, plus additional entertainment and meet-and-greet experiences with Disney characters.

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Vintage Walt Disney World: Disneyland Resort Paris Marks 20 Years

posted on April 12th, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Today, Disneyland Resort Paris celebrates its 20th Anniversary, and it’s commemorating the occasion with a new parade, special décor, and shows, including the nighttime spectacular “Disney Dreams!” seen below.

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Ear Force One flew over in celebration of the one-year countdown to the park’s opening. If you look towards the back of the photo, you can see Sleeping Beauty Castle just beginning to take form.

“DisneylandVintage Walt Disney World: It’s National Goof-Off Day

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Disneyland Paris Turns 20 with Exclusive High-Tech Show, Parade

posted on January 23rd, 2012 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Disneyland Paris is turning 20 in a few months and you better believe they’ve got a special celebration in the works, including a new show with never-before-seen special effects. The team behind the new Disney Dreams Show told us that they’ve gathered the greatest technology from around the world to “wow” you and tell a story in a new way.

Plans for Water Streams at the Disneyland Paris Castle, Part of the New After-Dark Disney Dreams Show

Take a look at the plans. Water streams and the Disneyland Paris castle will become a canvas for the story during the new after-dark Disney Dreams Show. It’s being created by Imagineer Steven Davison and it’ll include lasers and other special effects and technical tools that have never been combined before at Disney Parks.

Mickey, Minnie and Some of Your Favorite Disney Characters in Redesigned Costumes for the New Disney Magic on Parade at Disneyland Paris

Mickey and Minnie and some of your favorite Disney characters will also have redesigned costumes when they appear in the new Disney Magic on Parade! The parade will begin with a tribute to Disney Magic and include new music, floats and choreography. Here’s a look at what to expect when the celebrations begin on April 1, 2012.

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Artist Creates Disneyland Paris’ Sleeping Beauty Castle with 50,000 Folds of Paper

posted on December 8th, 2011 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Artist Creates Disneyland Paris’ Sleeping Beauty Castle with 50,000 Folds of Paper

After three weeks of work and more than 50,000 folds of paper, the best origami sculpture of Disneyland ParisSleeping Beauty Castle you’ll probably ever see is now on display in London. Paper artist Paul Jackson used 20 different paper-folding techniques to create the 10-foot “pop-up” castle at the St. Pancras International station for the launch of the Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary brochure.

Artist Creates Disneyland Paris’ Sleeping Beauty Castle with 50,000 Folds of Paper

Look closely, and you’ll see more than 5,000 origami bricks on the walls and more than 300 origami cubes, each individually folded. Here’s a quick look at what it took to create the castle.

Origami Sleeping Beauty Castle Facts:

  • Four weeks planning and over three weeks to build
  • Over 50,000 folds of paper
  • 20 different origami folding techniques used
  • 5,000 origami bricks on the walls, 300 origami cubes, each individually folded
  • The highest point stands at almost 10 feet

The Disneyland Paris castle is available to view at St. Pancras until December 10 and then at the FirstChoice Superstore in Crayford, Kent, where it will be on display until late next year.

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Behind the Scenes: Mickey Pumpkin Magic at Disneyland Paris

posted on October 28th, 2011 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


If you’ve hopped on a boat at Epcot’s Living with the Land attraction you may have seen a cool Mickey Mouse-shaped pumpkin or two. This Halloween season, you can’t miss them at Disneyland Paris – it’s the first ever crop created especially for the park. And today we’re sharing a look at how it was done.

Europe’s largest pumpkin grower David Bowman grew the special crop for Disneyland Paris using a seed variety called Cinderella (yes, that’s the real name). This year, he’s been working to grow Mickey pumpkins so good people think they’re fake.

The Mickey Mouse silhouette was created using a specially-designed mold, which was fitted to the pumpkins in the early stages of growth. The pumpkins grew until they filled the moulds and were then left to ripen, turning from dark green to the ripe, vibrant orange.

Behind The Scenes: Mickey Pumpkin Magic at Disneyland Paris

David grows more than three million pumpkins each year on almost 500 acres of land but says this is a pumpkin first for him. He calls this a really good crop of Mickey pumpkins for the world to enjoy at the park’s Halloween Festival this weekend.

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Disney’s Halloween Festival in Paris

posted on October 27th, 2011 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Halloween at Disneyland Paris

Earlier this week, we shared a peek at Hong Kong Disneyland decorated for their unique Halloween celebration – today it’s Disneyland Paris. This year’s Halloween Festival has a few new surprises, including Disney’s Maleficious Halloween Party and Mickey’s Halloween Treat in the Street. Our friends in Paris have shared some images from the festivities.

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As you can see, characters like Cruella De Vil, Captain Hook, Jafar and the wicked witch from Snow White are part of the celebration. And in this “Halloweenmosphere,” you’ll also see some really cool Mickey-shaped pumpkins in Town Square. Check the Disney Parks Blog tomorrow for more on those pumpkins.

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Paris Hilton Visits Disneyland Paris

posted on October 20th, 2011 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Paris Hilton Celebrates Halloween at Disneyland Paris

Look at who made a surprise visit to Disneyland Paris this week. Paris Hilton and some of her friends celebrated Halloween early at the park with Cruella De Vil, Maleficent and the Evil Queen after Disney’s Maleficious Halloween Party. During Paris’ visit, she also enjoyed a few attractions, including the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Here is another shot from our friends at Disneyland Paris.

Paris Hilton Celebrates Halloween at Disneyland Paris

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