From breathtaking nighttime parades to a refined atmosphere in a brasserie and never-before-seen enchanting performances, 2023-2024 is set to bring a wave of novelties to Disneyland Paris.
Ah, Disneyland Paris! This dream destination has been captivating both young and old for decades. However, if you thought you knew everything about this enchanted realm, think again. Every year, the magic renews, transforms, and reinvents itself to provide visitors with unforgettable moments. And 2023-2024 is no exception! With a plethora of exciting announcements, it’s time to delve into the innovations that await us.
1. A Plethora of Newness Starting from January 8, 2024.
While winter often brings a palette of darker colors, Disneyland Paris is determined to remedy that from January 8. The Disney Colors Symphony promises to brighten up the first months of the year by introducing a range of novelties. So, if you’re looking for magic and color to combat the winter blues, the park will be the ideal place.
A Sky Aglow with a Thousand Lights.
Imagine yourself looking up at the sky, not just witnessing a ground-level parade, but a breathtaking aerial spectacle! That’s what Disneyland Paris promises with a stunning nighttime sequence around the majestic Castle. A ballet of drones will transform into luminous floats, combining fountains, lights, and projections. This nighttime experience pays homage to another iconic parade that once enchanted Disneyland Paris visitors. The magic is far from over!
February: A Colorful and Musical Month.
The month of February marks the introduction of a vibrant musical show at the foot of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Visitors can marvel at a cast of iconic Disney and Pixar characters. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and many more will share the stage with guests like Simba from The Lion King, Joy from Inside Out, and – a first at Disneyland Paris – Mirabel from Encanto. A burst of color and sound, a true feast for the senses.
Main Street, U.S.A.: A Chromatic Journey.
Finally, the streets of Main Street, U.S.A. won’t be left behind. Starting in February, visitors will notice a magical transformation. Where the winter landscape once dominated, Tinker Bell will bring a colorful renewal. With a sprinkle of her starry dust, she will transform the scenery from a snowy universe to a floral world. An invitation to rediscover this iconic street in a new light.
2. Renaissance of the Disneyland Hotel.
The constant evolution of Disneyland Paris continues with the transformation of one of its gems: the Disneyland Hotel. This five-star establishment, which has always been a landmark at the park’s entrance, is preparing to offer a renewed experience to its visitors.
A Journey through Disney’s Royal Tales.
The reopening of the Disneyland Hotel in 2024 will mark an unprecedented step. Visitors will be invited to celebrate Disney royalty in all its splendor. The ambiance and decor will transport guests through eras and stories that have made Disney famous. Whether you’re a fan of classics like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” or more recent films like “Raya and the Last Dragon,” every corner of the hotel will reveal elements from these iconic tales. An invitation to relive these magical moments while creating your own royal memories.
Mark Your Calendar for September.
We’re all eagerly awaiting the opening date of this reinvented hotel. Fortunately, the suspense won’t last long! On September 12, when reservations open, more information will be revealed. Mark this date in your calendars and get ready to embark on a unique journey into Disney’s royal stories.
3. A Special Day on October 16.
October 16, 2023, is a date to remember. Why? It’s simple – we’ll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. For such an iconic occasion, Disneyland Paris has prepared an unprecedented program of festivities. We strongly recommend that you secure your spots to experience these exclusive Disney events.
4. The Avengers Return in Force.
After a notable absence, the drone show “Avengers: Power the Night” is making its grand return. We’ll have the pleasure of witnessing it from September 1 to November 5, and for those who miss out, from December 2 to January 7. If you’re a fan of Marvel heroes, we assure you that this show is not to be missed!
5. An Alice Show in the Works for 2024.
For those who have always dreamed of diving into the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland, we have good news. In spring 2024, Walt Disney Studios Park will host a show straight from this Disney animated classic. Immerse yourself in a realm of fantasy where the rules of logic have no place. A “modern and extravagant reinterpretation,” explains Disney.
And they add: “Visitors will enjoy a show that combines multiple disciplines, creating a high-energy musical spectacle. They will also have the opportunity to play a key role in the resolution.”
Rosalie: A Brasserie with a View of Lake Disney.
Speaking of novelties, December 2023 will see the opening of the French brasserie Rosalie in Disney Village. Beyond the culinary delights to be expected, this family restaurant will offer breathtaking panoramas of Lake Disney. We’re already envisioning numerous evenings in this refined atmosphere. “When it opens in December, this new family restaurant will offer incredible views of Lake Disney as well as a refined atmosphere,” explains Disney.
7.The Spooky Return: Halloween 2023 Disney Festival.
If you think you’ve seen and experienced everything in previous Disneyland Halloween seasons, we have good news for you! This year, Disneyland Park promises an enchanted and terrifying experience that will surpass all your expectations.
Mischievous Spirits Take Over the Park.
Imagine a wild cavalcade, rhythmically taking over the pathways of Disneyland Park. Mickey, Minnie, and their faithful companions have prepared a mischievous program of festivities, with the cherry on top being “Mickey’s Halloween Celebration.” With its colorful floats and energetic animations, this parade promises to leave a lasting impression. And that’s not all – encounters with Disney characters are bound to be vibrant, with carefully chosen Halloween costumes for the occasion. A perfect way to fill your photo albums with memorable moments.
The Night Belongs to Disney Villains.
Halloween goes hand in hand with thrills and enchantments! And this year, some of Disney’s most iconic villains are joining in to give you goosebumps. Visitors can expect spine-tingling encounters with Maleficent, Captain Hook, Jafar, and many more. And the pièce de résistance? “A Twilight with Disney Villains” – a grand nighttime spectacle in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, combining fountains, projections, and music. A feast for the eyes and ears, preceding the renowned nighttime show, Disney Dreams®.
Mysterious Hosts Open Their Doors.
Halloween at Disneyland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Phantom Manor, the haunted mansion where playful ghosts invite the bravest to cross its threshold. If shivers run down your spine, you might also venture over to Walt Disney Studios Park to ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Fear and fun blend into an explosive mix of emotions. And let’s not forget the festivities in restaurants and shops, where a special range of Halloween-inspired items and dishes awaits. Finally, to celebrate Halloween in style, on October 31, 2023, the park’s opening hours will be extended, ensuring you experience a unique atmosphere until closing. Get ready, because this year, Halloween promises to be spectacular at Disneyland Paris!
Enchantment of the Holidays: The Magic of Disney’s Enchanted Christmas.
Winter often brings cold weather, but at Disneyland Paris, it also brings magic. Day and night, the park lights up with a special glow – the glow of the holiday season. And this year, the experience promises to be unforgettable.
Mickey and His Sparkling Christmas Parade.
Want to truly understand the magic of Christmas? Look no further than Mickey’s Sparkling Christmas Parade. With its five spectacular floats and catchy music, the parade promises a unique experience for visitors. Imagine nearly 100 artists and Disney characters, including beloved Disney Princesses and the jolly Santa Claus, parading in a fairy-tale atmosphere that warms the hearts. And if you’re wondering why this parade is so special, know that it received the Brass Ring Award for the “Most Creative Christmas/Holiday Show” in November 2022. An accolade presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), showcasing its exceptional quality.
A Deluge of Festive Appointments.
But the magic of Christmas at Disneyland doesn’t stop at the parade. Visitors can be swept away by the sweet melody of the show “Let’s Sing Christmas!” or take photos with their favorite Disney characters dressed in festive attire. And let’s not forget the indispensable presence of Santa Claus, ready to listen to the wishes of the little ones.
Winter Flavors and Abundant Memories.
The park is bursting with delights for the taste buds with Winter Delights, a traditional Christmas market returning from November 10, 2023, to March 17, 2024. Visitors can indulge in sweet and savory specialties while strolling among charming chalets. To immortalize this season, the park’s shops and Disney Village offer a wide range of souvenirs, perfect for preparing your Christmas decorations and gifts.
Christmas Magic for Everyone.
The holiday spirit extends beyond the park’s walls. Once again this year, Disney VoluntEARS will show unparalleled generosity by bringing happiness to hospitalized children. Thousands of gifts will be distributed in the pediatric wards of numerous hospitals throughout France, ensuring that the magic of Christmas is shared by all.
A New Year’s Eve Like No Other.
And to top it all off, Disneyland Paris invites all its visitors to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a magical setting. On December 31, 2023, the opening hours will be extended, allowing everyone to experience unforgettable festive moments and start the year on a magical note.
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