On July 14, 2023, Disneyland Paris will offer an unforgettable spectacle combining pyrotechnics and a drone ballet. This article provides all the information you need to enjoy the celebration of the French National Day at Disneyland Park.
Get ready for a spectacular experience this National Day 2023 at Disneyland Paris! Marking the celebrations with an extraordinary fireworks display and an unprecedented drone performance, the park will offer unforgettable moments for both young and old.
A show for all ages
According to an official announcement from Disneyland Paris, the July 14th fireworks at Disneyland will be an event suitable for all age groups, including toddlers, children, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Regardless of your generation, you are invited to join the celebration. The 20-minute show promises to be a magical event with dazzling pyrotechnic effects and a one-of-a-kind drone ballet.
According to our information, the park will celebrate the music from Disney and Pixar films related to France. Visitors will have the opportunity to rediscover classics such as Beauty and the Beast, Ratatouille, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Aristocats in a new light. The celebrations of the French National Day at Disneyland Paris promise to be an unmissable event!
What to expect?
If last year’s edition is any indication of what’s to come, the July 14, 2023 spectacle promises to be unforgettable. Last year, Disneyland Paris presented a unique show combining pyrotechnics and a drone ballet, showcasing Disney and Pixar classics related to France. 500 drones were used to represent iconic symbols of French culture, such as the French flag, the Eiffel Tower, and the emblematic rose window of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
This year, Disneyland Park will be open from 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM on July 14, 2023, with ‘Extra Magic Moments’ from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Similarly, Walt Disney Studios Park will open its doors from 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM, also offering ‘Extra Magic Moments’ from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
Waiting list for Annual Pass holders
For Annual Pass holders, please note that it is imperative to reserve your spot via the app for this date if you wish to attend the festivities. However, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that July 14th is already on a waiting list.
In anticipation of this special day, we recommend arriving early and planning your visit to make the most of the event. Take the opportunity to explore the park, attend other shows and attractions, and end your day beautifully with the July 14th spectacle.
Will the weather cooperate?
It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day on Friday the 14th, although the weather may be changeable. According to Météo France, clearings are expected in the morning, punctuating a mild temperature of 17°C. However, don’t forget to take into account the south wind blowing at a speed of 15 km/h. Even though the weather seems pleasant, please note that the confidence index is only 3 out of 5, which means there is still a chance of unexpected changes.
As the afternoon approaches, temperatures will slightly rise to reach 24°C. Clearings continue, providing beautiful light to enjoy the afternoon. However, the wind strengthens and changes direction to come from the southwest, blowing at a speed of 20 km/h. Once again, the confidence index remains at 3 out of 5, so keep an eye on the sky.
Cloudy skies and 23°C for the evening
As the evening approaches, temperatures will remain pleasant at 23°C. Persistent clearings promise a beautiful end to the day. However, the southwest wind could reach gusts of 45 km/h, which could make the evening slightly cooler. The confidence index remains unchanged at 3 out of 5.
Finally, the night will bring a slight temperature drop to 17°C. Clearings continue to shine in the night sky. The southwest wind decreases to a speed of 10 km/h, offering calmer conditions for the end of the day. The confidence index for this period remains at 3 out of 5, indicating that the weather conditions could evolve.
The best viewpoint for the spectacle
To make the most of the grand fireworks display and drone ballet, we recommend finding a clear view of Sleeping Beauty Castle, from where the fireworks are launched. The most popular spots are usually on Main Street, U.S.A., offering a direct view of the castle, but it can quickly become crowded. Another option could be near Discoveryland. Please note that climbing on the set pieces and barriers is prohibited. Cast members will not hesitate to ask you to come down before and during the show.
As for the drone ballet, since they fly high in the sky, a spot in any open area of the park should provide good visibility. Remember that the park will be open until 11 PM on that day, giving you plenty of time to find the perfect spot. However, please be aware that the park’s capacity could be reached quickly, especially for Annual Pass holders, as July 14th is already on the waiting list.
Secure your spot early!
Typically, enthusiasm for the nighttime shows at Disneyland Paris prompts spectators to position themselves ideally 2 to 3 hours before the start. It is therefore advisable to plan your spot well in advance to ensure good visibility. However, due to the particular significance of July 14th, attendance is expected to be higher. We anticipate that seats could be taken even earlier, so it might be wise to position yourself 3 to 4 hours before the show.
Don’t forget to bring water and snacks to stay hydrated and nourished during the wait, while keeping an eye on the expected clearings in the evening, according to the day’s weather.
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