Thursday, 2nd October 2014
Oh, those Walt Disney Imagineers! If they’re not merging words such as “imagination” and “engineering” together, they’re coming up with brand new ones, like “crookedology”.
What’s “crookedology”, you ask? It’s the term the Imagineers and Ratatouille movie production designer Harley Jessup give to the way the Paris of the movie “looks like Paris, but everything is just slightly crooked”, lending it a familiar but whimsical quality.
This and other secrets are revealed in a brief new video from the official Disneyland Paris YouTube channel, embedded below, which goes behind-the-scenes at 1401 Flower Street, the headquarters of Walt Disney Imagineering where many of the 1,500 employees covering 140 different specialisations work their magic.
The video also gives a closer look at the large exterior model for La Place de Rémy and Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée in Rémy in Walt Disney Studios Park and it’s a welcome addition to the official YouTube channel — more like this, please!
• Watch more Ratatouille: The Adventure videos
Wednesday, 1st October 2014
It’s Halloween-lo-ween! October 1st heralds the arrival of the Harvest season at Disneyland Paris, with Disneyland Park being taken over by everything from ghosts to pumpkinmen, and of course plenty of Disney Villains.
Get an overview of all the spooky special events taking place this month in our Halloween preview guide:
Don’t forget to visit our news and rumours blog DLP Today throughout the festival for the latest news, photos and videos — there are already 7 Disney’s Halloween Festival 2014 news stories to catch up on!
If you’ve yet to book your own villainous rampage to Marne-la-Vallée, it might not be too late — you could save up to 30% with the last minute autumn offer.
Saturday, 20th September 2014
In Disney’s calendar it’s very nearly the “most wonderful time of the year”, already! If you’ve already a Disneyland Paris trip prepared for the upcoming Disney’s Enchanted Christmas season, or you’re considering a last-minute booking to take advantage of the latest deals, it’s time to start planning the detail.
Our Disneyland Paris Calendar has all the trip planning details and times up to December 2014, including park hours and attraction closure dates — so go ahead, start getting merry now for your festive getaway!
Christmas runs at Disneyland Paris this year from 9th November to 7th January.
Further ahead, there are new Season Dates for next year’s Swing into Spring, Extra Magic Hours through to 2015 a fully updated Hotel & Pool Closures listing.
And if you haven’t made your Christmas trip a reality yet, check this month’s hot UK Disneyland Paris Deals now — you might just find an offer and a price to make it happen after all. Did we mention there’s going to be a Frozen meet ‘n’ greet?!
Monday, 28th July 2014
The DLP Guide Calendar now has the latest Disneyland Paris park opening hours and attraction closures for October 2014, in its usual easy-to-use format.
Amongst the information, the revelation that Captain EO will return (again!) from its “seasonal” closure for an opening on most days during the Halloween month. Only the first Wednesday (1st) and the following two Mondays-to-Wednesdays (6th to 8th, 13th to 15th) are excluded, so if you want “one last chance” the experience the classic sci-fi Michael Jackson 3-D theatre show, this is it (again!).
The attraction had been thought by most to have seen its last days in Paris, with all rumours pointing to the Discoveryland space being used for a Star Tours/Wars expansion in future years. This seasonal re-opening at least provides Disneyland Park with one more covered attraction for the colder and wetter time of year.
Other October closures are largely as normal for the month, while park hours are practically identical to those of last year.
Saturday, 5th July 2014
Twenty new 2014 updates are now available on the DLP Guide Disneyland Paris Restaurant Menus pages, the most comprehensive guide to dining at the resort anywhere, and here they are in full:
More new menus are still being added daily, so come back again if the restaurant you want hasn’t quite been updated yet — and keep a look out for some new features and tweaks to these popular pages soon too.
Thursday, 3rd July 2014
Can you believe it? Walt Disney Studios Park has a new restaurant. Not just any dining location, either, but a fully-themed, immersive Table Service restaurant with views through to the unload area of Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy.
But a restaurant is only as good as its menu, and that’s where we can help. Bistrot Chez Rémy is the first update in an epic refresh of our Disneyland Paris Restaurant Menus, bringing every page up to date for 2014.
It might also be here where Bistrot Chez Rémy divides opinion. While everyone can think of many superlatives to describe the restaurant itself, the limited and rather expensive set menu based mainly around steak and fries — a concept similar to the small but esteemed French chain Relais de Venise – L’Entrecote — seems to be leading to some disappointment from visitors eager to dine within the world of Ratatouille.
What are your thoughts? Will you be booking a table from 10th July?