Disneyland Paris Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Disneyland 20th Anniversary
December 8, 2011

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It’s hard to believe that Disneyland Paris first opened nearly 20 years ago, but in 2012 the park originally named “Euro Disney” will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary with their most spectacular celebration ever – filled with fabulous new attractions, shows and events throughout the year.

Here’s a summary of some of the biggest new attractions being put together to celebrate the park’s 20th Anniversary:


Dreams is described as a “Magical Immersive Night-time Spectacular” which will take place as night falls on Disneyland Paris. Follow Peter Pan’s shadow as he weaves his way through timeless Disney classics, brought to life in a thrilling show which takes over Central Plaza, Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street. The biggest dreams of Disney’s movies and characters are played out with huge projections, special effects, incredible fountains and water effects – truly the stuff of dreams!

Disney Magic on Parade

A reworking of Disney’s 15th Anniversary showstopper, the Once Upon a Dream Parade, this colourful carnival has been given a new fresh look complete with new costumes, music and characters riding atop the spectacular larger-than-life floats.

Meet Mickey Mouse

At this new permanent meet ‘n’ greet, Mickey will welcome you backstage in the rehearsal room of his theatre in Fantasyland for an unforgettable up-close encounter with one of Disney’s biggest stars. Enjoy a tour of the music hall before taking part in an audience with Mickey and learning about some of his favourite props and costumes, plus of course the opportunity to have your photo taken with the Main Mouse himself!

Princess Pavilion

Another brand new meet ‘n’ greet, this time featuring a new home for the delightful Disney Princesses! The Princess Pavilion has been specially created as part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations, and opened in October 2011 with a special inauguration by Disneyland Paris Ambassadors Régis Alart and Osvaldo del Mistero.

World of Disney Store

Located between the two parks at the very heart of Disneyland Paris, World of Disney is set to be the flagship store of Disney Village and indeed, the whole resort. It will be only the third store under this exclusive brand, and is based on similar stores situated in the Disney Parks of Florida and California, stocking every Disney item imaginable.

New Opening Hours

Opening times to the Disneyland Park will be specially extended from 1st April to 30th September 2012, which will allow guests even more time to enjoy the Magic Kingdom, and to watch the spectacular new night-time show Dreams take place at nightfall.

Want to be part of the magical anniversary celebrations? Book your Disneyland Paris Tickets for 2012!

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