Hip hip hooray, it’s Disneyland Paris’ birthday! And what better way to celebrate than to reveal some of what’s to come at the resort in 2023. There’s a ton to share from the reopening of beloved refurbished attractions like “it’s a small world” to the launch of a new Pixar show.
A Summer Marked by Pixar
If you’re a Pixar fan, this summer will be your season at Disneyland Paris! Over at Disneyland Park, Pizzeria Bella Notte will soon welcome a new room inspired by the Disney and Pixar film, “Luca.” And this summer, the Mexican-themed restaurant Fuente Del Oro in Frontierland will also transform into Casa de Coco – Restaurante de Familia. We’re un poco loco for this reimagining, which features Miguel’s passion for music and love for his family.
Across the way at Walt Disney Studios Park, “Toon Plaza” will soon be transformed into an immersive experience paying tribute to Pixar films. Walt Disney Imagineering has been working with Pixar artists to develop this whimsical space including a new raised backdrop featuring Ember and Wade from the upcoming original feature film, Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental.”
But the fun doesn’t stop there as we head over to Walt Disney Studios Park! We’re thrilled to reveal all-new details of the new show “Together: a Pixar Musical Adventure” coming to the Studio Theater this summer. This 30-minute show blends together both French and English dialogue in an original story. Spectacular scenic effects, innovative choreography and a live eight-person orchestra will bring audience members through five scenes of fan-favorite worlds such as “Toy Story,” “Monsters Inc.” and more — each as creative as the next!
Enhanced Iconic Attractions
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been patiently waiting for the much-anticipated return of “it’s a small world” at Disneyland Paris! We’re excited to share that the “happiest cruise that ever sailed” will make its big comeback on May 5. Special care has been taken to preserve the magic and ensure this attraction continues to shine as bright as it did on its debut in Paris over 30 years ago. Walt Disney Imagineering has worked closely with the Disneyland Paris central and maintenance workshops to refresh more than 300 dolls, animal figurines, animated accessories and more than a hundred toys! The iconic exterior, originally designed by Imagineering legends Rolly Crump and Mary Blair for Disneyland Resort in California, received a shiny, new coat of paint too.
Crews are once again preparing to navigate the corridors of Les Mystères du Nautilus this summer after a complete subsea refresh. During its downtime, numerous sets, accessories, lighting and sound systems were updated in the famous submarine.
Commemorating 100 Years of Disney
Disneyland Paris will soon join in the worldwide Disney100 celebration at Disney Parks! An extraordinary day awaits on October 16, 2023, Disney’s 100th anniversary, with one-of-a-kind festivities, exclusive character encounters and unique Disney experiences. We look forward to sharing more details soon!
WOW, what a way to celebrate Disneyland Paris’ 31st anniversary! Although the resort’s 30th anniversary celebration is coming to a close, there are still some incredible Grand Finale experiences planned through September 30, 2023. From a drone show dedicated to your favorite Super Heroes to the return of “Disney Dreams!,” there are plenty of ways to keep the festivities going.