2022 marks 30 years since the opening of Disneyland® Paris and, although the official anniversary isn’t until April 12th, the celebrations will be starting in full force from March 6th. You’re invited to join Mickey, Minnie, and all of their friends in this new era as you dream bigger and laugh louder than ever before.
So what can you expect from a visit to Disneyland® Paris in 2022? Here’s everything we know so far about the anniversary celebrations and beyond!
Brand new shows
At the heart of the 30th-anniversary festivities is an all-new show taking place right in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, called “Dream… and Shine Brighter”. Featuring more than 30 iconic Disney Characters, colourful floats and a catchy new original song, the show has been inspired by three themes - the power of laughter, dreams and passion. “Dream… and Shine Brighter” will take place several times a day, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see your favourites dressed in their iridescent new outfits!
A groundbreaking new nighttime pre-show will also be making its debut and will take place every night before Disney Illuminations. Disney D-Light will use everything from projections, lasers, and water jets through to synchronised drone choreography to bring some extra magic to the castle each evening. Using technology never seen before in the Disney Parks, this is something you won’t want to miss!
Gardens of Wonder
While Disneyland® Park will of course be decorated top to bottom in iridescent blues and purples, the new Gardens of Wonder art piece will arguably be the star of the show when it comes to decorations. 30 original sculptures have been created, one for every year the park has been open, across 10 themed gardens that celebrate nature, local craftsmanship, and the Disney Characters we all know and love.
Keep your eyes peeled because you never know who you might spot in these abstract works of art!
Exclusive food and merchandise
Whether you’re dining at a quick-service restaurant, table-service restaurant or all-you-can-eat buffet, you’ll be able to fill your plate with all manner of delicious anniversary treats. Savoury waffles and mashed potatoes, a vegan panini, cupcakes and macarons are just some of the culinary delights now on the menu, as well as new cocktails such as the “Happy Birthday Cocktail” and the “Magic Flute”.
For anyone wanting to take a piece of the celebrations home with them, more than 350 pieces of official merchandise have also been designed to complement the anniversary season, including clothes, plushes, accessories, home décor and more! There’ll even be a few limited edition collector’s items to get your hands on too!
Beyond the anniversary
2022 is going to be a big year for Disneyland® Paris and not just because of the 30th anniversary. We’ve already seen the much-anticipated return of Disney Stars on Parade, and fan favourites including Disney Illuminations and Mickey and the Magician aren’t far behind. This summer will also see the Marvel universe come to life with the opening of Avengers Campus at the Walt Disney Studios® Park, so keep a lookout for more information coming soon!
We can’t wait to see what the 30th anniversary has in store! Disneyland® Paris tickets and hotel packages are now available for arrivals up to March 2023, so book your trip today to experience this magical celebration with the lowest price guaranteed. What’s more, you’ll get up to €50 Disney Spending Money and 10 free holiday photo prints when booking with AttractionTickets.com!