Disneyland Paris’ 25th Anniversary: What we know so far

There may be a little over two months until Disneyland Paris’ 25th Anniversary celebrations kick off on March 26; but there are plenty of aspects of the celebration which everyone is waiting to hear about.

Today I thought I would summarise what we already know that the 25th Anniversary will have in store for the European Disney destination, and how you can be one of the first to find out about what else is coming too.

Photo credit: Disneyland Paris

Photo credit: Disneyland Paris

 

Star Tours: L’Aventure Continue

The “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue” upgrade to the classic Star Tours attractions at Disney’s theme parks in Florida and California alone has been a huge hit; where guests now have the opportunity to embark on missions to destinations including Jakku, Tatooine and the Death Star. So much so, the Star Tours attraction inside Disneyland Park is currently undergoing an upgrade. Featuring randomised missions, Star Tours: L’Aventure Continue is something which can be enjoyed time and time again.

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
Space Mountain at Disneyland Paris is the only version of the beloved attraction which features upside-down movements and a pretty exhilarating launch sequence so I hear. From the classic Space Mountain De la Terre a la Lune (From the Earth to the Moon) to Space Mountain: Mission 2; the attraction has only undergone one major change. However if you have always wanted to join the Rebel Alliance, Disneyland Park’s iconic attraction will be upgraded to blast guests into Hyperspace – just like it’s cousin in California. I’ve never been on Space Mountain in Paris, but Hyperspace Mountain in the mild but still pretty wild version in Anaheim is a lot of fun.

Disney Stars on Parade
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there! I certainly love a Disney parade. In celebration of Disneyland Paris’ Silver anniversary, we see a brand new parade dazzle it’s way through Disneyland Park. What we know so far is that Disney Stars on Parade will feature it’s own gigantic Steampunk “Maleficent” Dragon which is currently found at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

PC: Ben Montgomery (Taken during my 2015 trip to Walt Disney World)

I took this photo in May 2015 during a trip to Walt Disney World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mickey presents “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”
Everyone’s favourite Mickey Mouse will be the star of a new daily show where he enlists as many of his fellow characters as possible to help put on a huge anniversary party. I’m not quite sure where this show will take place – but I’m sure we will find out soon enough.

The Starlit Princess Waltz
I was really happy to learn that the Royal Castle Stage next to Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant will be restored to it’s former glory and take centre stage in an exclusive show with the Disney Princesses. As the name suggests, I think that The Starlit Princess Waltz may involve a few of our favourite Disney Princes and Princesses.

Disney Illuminations
As nighttime falls, Disneyland Park will come alive with Disney Illuminations. Built upon the success of Disney Dreams!, the new nighttime spectacular for the 25th Anniversary will combine dazzling lights, projections and breathtaking effects as Mickey Mouse takes guests on a musical journey through the locations of some of your favourite Disney movies. Animated titles will include The Little Mermaid and Frozen, whilst motion pictures will feature Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars and even Pirates of the Caribbean. Very exciting indeed!

So those are just a few things which we know will be happening as part of Disneyland Paris’ 25th Anniversary celebrations, however there are probably many more surprises in store. For the latest news, head on over to @DisneylandParis on Twitter as I hear there might be some announcements pretty soon…

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