If you’ve started thinking about booking your summer holiday for this year, you need look no further. Whether you are a family with small children or they’re growing up, this is the perfect holiday for you: Disneyland Paris. What child doesn’t want to visit Disney? And what could be better than going to Disneyland Paris, the closest Disney Park to home, and in the year of the 20th Anniversary celebrations?
Disneyland Paris is the most recently opened of the Disney Parks, in April 1992. The 20th Anniversary celebrations began in April 2012, but due to their popularity, they have been extended until September 2013. So what extra things are there to see and do over the summer?
The most exciting thing for park guests is the Disney Dreams evening show. Once the sun has set, the show begins with a fantastic array of lights, colours, lasers, water and fireworks. The main event in the show is Sleeping Beauty Castle, which through the magic of Disney and technology is transformed from its normal self into the waterfall from the Lion King, Notre Dame Cathedral and a lantern covered night time sky. It follows in the footsteps of Florida’s amazing Fantasmic show using water screens to project all of your favourite characters and bring them to life.
The park will also boast extra magic hours for guests, opening its doors earlier and staying open later into the night so that everyone can enjoy the magic of the celebrations a little longer every single day.
Disney Magic on Parade is another feature of the celebrations for the anniversary, with the usual daily parade transformed with a fantastic new soundtrack and floats. The characters even dress up for the occasion in specially designed costumes.
Brand new for the 20th anniversary are new meet and greet opportunities with some of your favourite characters. Mickey Mouse awaits each and every guest who would like to meet him in his own private rehearsal room. While you queue, there are shorts of Disney cartoons to keep the kids occupied. Make sure to meet the Disney Princesses in their brand new pavilion near It’s A Small World too.
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