- By Choithrams April 17, 2017
If you’re going to pack up, leave the UAE and travel to visit a loved one, there’s no better time to do so than for a special birthday. Which means there’s never been a better time to plan a trip to Disneyland Paris as 2017 marks 25 magical years.
Celebrate with Mickey, Minnie and the gang and you won’t be disappointed. Anyone who has been putting off a trip to Europe’s Magic Kingdom should seriously consider a 2017 booking, as the added extras mean serious value for money. There are new shows, special performances (some that will only run for the birthday year), brand new rides, a night time spectacular and an all-new princess parade like no other. With the celebration of a quarter of a century, Disneyland Paris is sparkling brighter than ever.
This milestone event makes the French resort the perfect summer destination for families coming from the GCC region according to Brigid McDonnell, Head of Sales, International Sales & Marketing, Disney Destinations International. “Now, more than ever before, Disneyland Paris is the place where dreams come true. There is no better time to visit Disneyland Paris than during the 25th Anniversary. It’s time to sparkle.”
So what can we expect?
Disney Stars on Parade – An exciting journey awaits guests in the brand new Disney Parade. With dizzying new floats, new music, a plethora of Disney stars and costumes, Disney Stars on Parade will dazzle guests of all ages. Follow Mickey and friends on a real journey of discovery to the land of imagination.
Disney Illuminations – As night falls, it is time for the final night-time spectacular new experience: Disney Illuminations. This all-new show, featuring state-of-the-art technology, incorporates sound, lights, projections, fountains and breath taking pyrotechnics.
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Launched at the opening of Disneyland Park in 1992, Star Tours soon established itself as a cult attraction. This year, 25 years later, it’s back with a new experience, new destinations, a new pilot, characters and 3D technology. Introducing Star Tours: The Adventures Continue! Prepare for lift-off on an all-new, action-packed, 3D intergalactic voyage. It’s sure to be epic.
Meet the Dark Side of the Force - Disneyland Paris guests will finally get the chance to meet the formidable Darth Vader every day. Head to the new dedicated area near the Star Tours: The Adventures Continue! attraction for a private meet and greet.
Mickey presents Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris – A brand new stage show created for the 25th Anniversary. Disney stars invite guests to gather in front of the stage at Sleeping Beauty Castle for a huge anniversary celebration, every day of the year.
The Starlit Princess Waltz – Another brand new show with a sprinkle of fairy dust courtesy of Tinker Bell who opens the festivities in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Aurora wants to invite the other Disney princesses to the ball: Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel and Tiana. Each princess makes her entrance in a magnificent ball gown, specially created for the 25th Anniversary.
A few fascinating facts
1 Europe’s number one tourist destination, Disneyland Paris has welcomed more than 320million visitors since opening in April 1992.
2 The resort boasts two spectacular theme parks (Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park) and seven themed Disney hotels with 5,800 rooms in total, two convention centres and a 27-hole golf course.
3 Disneyland Paris spans more than 30,000m2 and features 59 attractions, 63 shops and 55 restaurants.
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