Did you know, there’s a full line-up of amazing special events at Disneyland Paris this year? That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide of Disneyland Paris events to give you some inspiration for your holiday…
Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary
Last year, Disneyland Paris celebrated its 25th anniversary, and seeing as it was such a huge milestone, they decided to keep the celebrations going! If you’re planning a visit soon, you’ll be pleased to know that the party is still going on now and will be running through to September.
The 25th anniversary brought new shows and entertainment, delicious new food and LOTS of sparkle to the park. 'Disney Stars on Parade' has received a 25th anniversary makeover with brand new floats and an enormous fire-breathing dragon! The night-time firework spectacular has also had a makeover with new clips from classic Disney movies, special effects and an incredible finale.
In between riding all of the park’s amazing attractions, make sure you check out the special anniversary shows. ‘Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris’ is led by Mickey Mouse and all of his pals, while ‘A Fairy Tale Waltz with Disney Princesses’ brings all of the princesses together for a beautiful dance performance. Be part of history and experience the 25th anniversary celebrations at Disneyland Paris before it’s too late.
When? Running until 9th September.
Marvel Summer of Super Heroes
Whether you’re planning a holiday to Disneyland Paris this summer with the kids, or you’re a group of big kids who love super heroes, this special summer event is a must. The most powerful super heroes from the Marvel Universe are taking over Disneyland Paris and you’ll have the chance to come face to face with them at the Walt Disney Studios Park.
There are two incredible new shows to enjoy featuring all of your favourites. Watch in awe as the likes of Spider- Man, Black Widow, Captain America and Iron Man battle to bring down the evillest supervillain of all time! Make sure you’ve got your camera at the ready, as you’ll be able to snap a few selfies with Captain America in a special character encounter.
After all that action, get ready for some seriously silly fun at the 'Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Dance-Off'. You better brush up on your dance moves because Star Lord and Gamora are ready to take you on in an epic dance battle, as classic 70s and 80s hits blast from Star Lord’s famous boom box!
When? Running until 30th September 2018
Le Rendez-vous Gourmand
Treat your taste buds this summer at Disney’s amazing food and wine festival. This year, the festival is not only a celebration of the finest French food, but also delicious cuisine from Belgium, Italy and Spain too. So, what’s on the menu? Well, you can expect tasty dishes like French crepes and slow-cooked casserole, traditional Belgian fries, Spanish paella, Italian tiramisu and much more. Make sure you sample the fine wine on offer too, as there’s so much to choose from.
When? 27th July- 30th September
Disney Loves Jazz
For one night only, Disneyland Paris will be hosting a soiree of jazz at the Walt Disney Studios Park. This is the first time ever, that an event like this has taken place at the park and we can’t wait to see what it’s like. Disney Loves Jazz will give jazz fans and theme park fanatics the chance to enjoy an evening of incredible live music, before experiencing the park’s top attractions. You’ll have until 1am, so you can ride your favourite attractions over and over again without the queues!
This unique after-hours event invites you to attend a live concert featuring internationally renowned artists, who will be performing iconic melodies from the world of Disney. You’ll also be able to savour the last night of Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand- a celebration of the best European food and wine.
When? 29th September 2018
Click here, to get your tickets for Disney Loves Jazz.
The World’s Biggest Mouse Party
As you can probably tell from the name, this party is all about Mickey Mouse! This huge party will take place to celebrate 90 years of the famous mouse and will run for a total of 90 days. The party begins when Mickey makes his debut in “Mickey and his PhilharMagique Orchestra”. This is a must-see 3D experience that will take you on a musical adventure through classic Disney animated movies like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin.
Mickey will also be making special appearances at the park’s Halloween and Christmas celebrations in honour of his 90th anniversary. For Halloween, Mickey will appear in a brand new float in the parade, plus, he’ll be performing tricks outside his spooky house- ‘Mickey’s Illusion Manor’. During the festive season, Mickey will be playing the drums in “Mickey’s Christmas Big Band” so make sure you check it out.
When? From October 1st through to 2019
Disney’s Halloween Festival
Celebrating the spooky season at Disneyland Paris is loads of fun, as there’s SO much to do! This amazing event is perfect for the whole family because there’s nothing too scary, so little ones can enjoy it too. Look out for seasonal decorations, grinning pumpkins and classic characters dressed in their Halloween best. One of our favourite things about Halloween at Disneyland Paris, is that you can get up close to the Disney villains- if you dare! You’ll find the likes of Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Captain Hook to name just a few, so get ready to strike a pose.
Of course, that’s not all. There will also be a host of exciting shows to enjoy, including a live Mariachi band in Frontierland and a fantastic performance from Mickey’s Halloween Tricycle Gang. Line the streets of Main Street USA and watch your favourite characters glide past on colourful tricycles. Beware, the Disney villains are never too far behind!
When? 1st October- 4th November 2018
Disneyland Paris Halloween Party
There’s also a special after-hours event on the 31st October. Disneyland Paris Halloween Party takes place from 8:30pm-2am and is a separately ticketed event for a limited number of guests only. Enjoy a special parade, ride the park’s most popular attractions, meet rare Disney characters and much more.
When? 31st October 2018
Click here, to get your tickets for the Disneyland Paris Halloween Party.
Disney’s Enchanted Christmas
Disneyland Paris is magical all year round, but during the festive season it becomes even more magical than you could possibly imagine. The parks are totally transformed with sparkling lights, impressive decorations and a huge Christmas tree. There are so many amazing things to see from spectacular shows to character meet and greets and even an appearance from Santa Claus!
Here’s what you can expect…
- Disney’s Christmas Parade- this is one of our favourites! Arrive early to get a good viewing spot and wave along to classic Disney characters who are dressed in their finest Christmas attire.
- A Merry Stitchmas- this show is led by none other than the mischievous Stitch, who will be joined by the likes of Mickey, Minnie and Donald on the Castle Forecourt Stage.
- Mickey’s Christmas Big Band- Head over to Videopolis for an amazing Christmas concert with a live jazz band.
- An Inspiring Experience in Coco’s World- a great show that the little ones will love, this is inspired by Disney Pixar’s Mexican movie- Coco.
- A Fabulous Frozen Sing-Along- get ready to belt out classic hits from Disney’s Frozen, alongside Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Afterwards, you can explore a Scandinavian-inspired marketplace, where you can pick up some souvenirs to take home.
Walt Disney Studios Park:
- Sing Me a Merry Christmas- Join Mickey and all his pals for a fun-filled singalong to Christmas classics.
- Goofy’s Incredible Christmas- Goofy takes centre stage in this night-time spectacular, featuring special effects, live character appearances and lights that illuminate the façade of the iconic Hollywood Tower Hotel.
When? 10th November 2018 - 6th January 2019
Disneyland Paris New Year’s Eve Party
Can you think of a better place to celebrate the new year? Disneyland Paris will be hosting a huge party to commemorate the occasion, and this is one you won’t want to miss. As well as lively dance parties and character meet and greets, the New Year’s parade is undoubtedly one of the highlights. You’ll be able to see dazzling floats glide through the park, including floats from memorable events throughout the year, like Halloween and the Disneyland Paris 25th anniversary.
When the clock strikes 12 watch the stunning midnight firework extravaganza, which takes place above the iconic Sleeping Beauty castle. This is an amazing experience that you’ll never forget.
When? 31st December 2018
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