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

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

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.


  • @Alexander: Yes, Dream will probably stay for 5 years ;-).
    What’s interesting with projections is that they can evolve and be periodically renewed …

  • Is the show going to stay after the 20th celebration?

    Steve Davidson is always talking about how important a daily “Kiss Goodnight” is, but DLRP has none.

  • Wow, that looks incredible! I was there for their 15th birthday — can’t believe it’s been 5 years already 😮

  • Thank you very much for posting about Disneyland Paris Thomas ;).

    As a french lector and usual guest of Dlp, I’m pleased to see this article here, on the Disney Parks Blog.

    The fan french community is getting more to more excited about “Dream!”, it’s going to be our kind of “WOC”.The upcoming 20th anniversary celebrations are too very expected.

    Finally, as a collector, I’m interested by rumors of Disneyland Paris exclusives Vinylmation series coming for the 20th anniversary 🙂 …
    We haven’t much information about those ones but I’m sure that they’re gonna be great!

  • I am SOOO excited about this. We’ll be there in August…it’s the most beautiful of the Disney castles and the projections look wonderful…excellent!

  • Nice description Bobby. Very appropo. (for what it’s worth, I noticed Expedition Everest to be a “combination” attraction as well– combining the darkness elements of space mountain, the almost-parallel-to-the-ground whipturns of BTMR, the watch-out-for-the-monster-of-the-mountains (and alpine-ness) of the Matterhorn, and the immersive theming (both pre-ride and during) of Tower of Terror all into one). Keep up the awesomeness Disney!

  • Would LOVE to see a show like this in the Magic Kingdom! It looks breathtaking!

  • It looks like to me…that the show Disney Dreams is combining four shows that are here in the US into one giant show. You have the projections on the castle…like the show “The Magic, The Memories, and You” on Cinderella Castle at WDW and its a small world at DLR. Then it also has hints of “World of Color” from DCA. And water projections, from “Fantasmic!” and “World of Color.” And then to top it off, it has the standard fireworks show like all the Disney parks have around the world.

  • Is the new show officially starting on April 1st? Or is that just the start of the “celebration” for the 20th anniversary? I want to plan a trip down to Paris, but I want to make sure I get to see Disney Dreams.

    • Hi Adam, just confirmed that the show is scheduled to begin on April 1.

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