Monday, 19th July 2021

Bookings open for summer 2022 as Disneyland Paris swaps discounts for price guarantee

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Disneyland Paris has opened bookings for resort hotel and park ticket packages through to summer 2022, right up until 30th September 2022, allowing many to book their planned return to the Disney resort after two years of upheaval.

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Thursday, 22nd March 2018

Catherine Powell to leave Disneyland Paris for new Parks & Resorts promotion

Catherine Powell at Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary opening ceremony

Catherine Powell has been promoted from her role as Présidente of Disneyland Paris operating group, Euro Disney S.C.A., to lead the entire newly-titled “Western Region” of Disney Parks & Resorts. Read More…

Thursday, 22nd March 2018

Catherine Powell to leave Disneyland Paris for new Parks & Resorts promotion

Catherine Powell at Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary opening ceremony

Catherine Powell has been promoted from her role as Présidente of Disneyland Paris operating group, Euro Disney S.C.A., to lead the entire newly-titled “Western Region” of Disney Parks & Resorts. Read More…

Tuesday, 20th March 2018

Disney Parks tease upcoming Marvel lands: Paris confirmed for 2020 onwards

Disney Parks tease upcoming Marvel lands: Paris confirmed for 2020 onwards

The opening year of the Iron Man and Avengers retheme of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith at Disneyland Paris has been confirmed as 2020, with new poster artworks also teasing the Marvel lands due to arrive at Disneyland Resort and Hong Hong Disneyland around the same time. Read More…

Monday, 21st November 2016

Walt Disney Imagineering is working on Star Tours updates for Star Wars: Episode VIII

Star Tours updates for Star Wars: Episode VIII at Disneyland Paris

While Star Tours: L’Aventure Continue continues construction in Discoveryland at Disneyland Park, let’s talk about the Starspeeder 1000 destinations themselves. Read More…

Saturday, 19th November 2016

Disneyland Paris joins Mickey Mouse’s global birthday celebrations – pictures & videos

Happy Birthday Mickey at Disneyland Paris #HappyBirthdayMickey

Yesterday, Disneyland Paris said “joyeux anniversaire!” to Mickey Mouse, following a number of Disney’s other resorts and media properties in celebrating the mouse’s 88th year with a host of special surprises and a global initiative using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMickey. DLP Today was there to capture the fun in pictures and videos! Read More…

Saturday, 19th November 2016

Disneyland Paris joins Mickey Mouse’s global birthday celebrations – pictures & videos

Happy Birthday Mickey at Disneyland Paris #HappyBirthdayMickey

Yesterday, Disneyland Paris said “joyeux anniversaire!” to Mickey Mouse, following a number of Disney’s other resorts and media properties in celebrating the mouse’s 88th year with a host of special surprises and a global initiative using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMickey. DLP Today was there to capture the fun in pictures and videos! Read More…

Thursday, 25th September 2014

Disneyland Paris launches brand new official website in line with American Disney resorts

Disneyland Paris launches brand new official website fully in line with American resorts

The oft-criticised official Disneyland Paris website has seen a complete relaunch of its UK edition today, bringing it in line with the websites for its American cousins in perhaps the biggest update yet both visually and technically. Read More…

Wednesday, 9th July 2014

Marvel’s Spider-Man extends Walt Disney Studios Park residence to end of August

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Meet Spider-Man, the “temporary” character opportunity in Backlot at Walt Disney Studios Park, is set to continue beyond its original 14th July end date until at least the end of August.

Positioned next to Disney Blockbuster Café at the very back of the park, the meet ‘n’ greet experience has been a huge success since opening on 19th April.

Primarily said to be funded as part of Sony Pictures’ European marketing of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it has nevertheless been keenly marketed by Disneyland Paris themselves, including on the front of the Studios’ weekly Programme guide. Disneyland Paris is the first and only Disney resort to feature the character.

Meet Spider-Man, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris Marvel Backlot
Meet Spider-Man, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris Marvel BacklotMeet Spider-Man, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris Marvel Backlot

Despite the off-route location, queues have been steady and strong to meet the masked Marvel hero. Inside, guests themselves surrounded by giant newspaper pages reporting his victories, before literally stepping into the front page of the Daily Bugle to pose with Spidey themselves. It’s a light but very polished experience which has at last breathed life into Backlot, perhaps the most characterless Disney theme park area in history.

Many had therefore hoped Peter Parker’s alter ego would extend his stay, and several sources report there is now no currently confirmed end date with Spidey definitely sticking around until 31st August.

• Previously — Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone visit Walt Disney Studios Park during the movie’s European promotional tour

Meet Spider-Man, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris Marvel Backlot
Disneyland Paris Marvel Backlot

Besides the current movie release, this integration of Spider-Man into the land chimes perfectly with longstanding rumours for a Marvel makeover of Backlot. Much grander than a simple meet ‘n’ greet room, most rumours point to a complete re-theming of the area’s three attractions to Marvel themes, with street sets and building façades (perhaps depicting New York or similar) finally providing a story between them.

Just last week rumours surfaced of a minor Marvel-themed extension to Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure, Disney’s second Californian park. MiceAge suggests a series of modest walk-through exhibits and meet ‘n’ greet opportunities are in the works, expanding on the current Marvel tie-ins at Disneyland’s Innoventions.

In Paris, the Marvel redevelopment could be rather more ambitious, with three genuine (and already reasonably strong) attractions to work with. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster setting your Spidey senses tingling? Marvel superheroes in the Moteurs Stunt Show arena? Perhaps they just need to sell a few more souvenir character meet ‘n’ greet photos to fund it…

Saturday, 24th March 2012

Main Street Paris imports California’s new music loop featuring “Up”, “Hello Dolly”

Main Street, U.S.A.

Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Paris won’t just look a little different for its 20th Anniversary year, it’ll sound different too. A new background music loop is now playing during daytime, swiftly imported from Disneyland in California. Introduced at Walt’s original kingdom on 9th January this year, the new loop was noted not just for its fresh new recordings of many Main Street ragtime “classics”, but the addition of brand new music, including a suite of music from Disney-Pixar’s Up. All were newly recorded especially for the park by Dean Mora and his Orchestra.

The changeover suffered a flaky start on Wednesday, when the new music reportedly played through until 4pm followed by a long silence, returned for five minutes, then faded out for the regular afternoon loop. Disneyland Paris will thankfully retain its unique feature over the other parks of having two background music loops on Main Street, a lively “AM” loop played from opening to 4pm, and a gentler, more sentimental “PM” loop played from 4pm to park closing. This new loop replaces the former “AM” loop only, and is perhaps somewhat calmer than that frenzied mix. As well as the new suite of “Married Life” from Up by Michael Giacchino, it introduces “Put on Your Sunday Clothes”, that famous “Hello Dolly!” song memorably used in Disney-Pixar’s WALL-E, to Paris’ Main Street loop.

Upon announcing the new loop for California, the Disney Parks Blog noted that this was the first time the famous street’s music had changed in 20 years — the last time being when, shortly after the opening of Disneyland Paris, new recordings made for our park were brought over to Anaheim to update their soundtrack. It seems fitting, then, that in the 20th Anniversary year, a new music loop should cross back over the Atlantic; a birthday gift from one Magic Kingdom to another.

Listen to a live recording of the loop and find a full tracklisting below… Read More…

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