Disneyland Paris Christmas Announcement

Disneyland Paris have updated the website to announce their programme of entertainment for the 2017 season starting on the 11th November to the 7th of January 2018:

“Make the merry magic last longer by unwrapping Christmas at Disneyland® Paris as early as 11th November. Lose yourself in a flurry of festive fun as Santa, Disney Characters and famous Frozen faces whisk you off to a winter wonderland. There’s a giant tree glistening with wishes, and the sweetest of parades. But it’s the four brand new shows dazzling both Disney® Parks, including an immersive nighttime extravaganza, and an extra special 25th Anniversary sparkle that are sure to leave you and your little angels feeling jolly long after the final snowflake falls.

Give the gift of magic with Christmas at Disneyland® Paris, from 11thNovember 2017 to 7th January 2018. With stunning new surprises and a special 25th Anniversary sparkle, it’s set to be our best yet.

We’re dazzling in our festive best

We’ve donned our festive best to make this Christmas a real cracker! Disney Characters offer the warmest season’s greetings while the giant Christmas Tree lights up the sky and every imagination, granting Christmas wishes all season long.

Two NEW Shows bring the merry Magic to Walt Disney Studios Park

For the first time ever, Walt Disney Studios Park is getting in on the Christmas celebrations with two brand new shows. Taking to the stage several times a day is Sing Me a Merry Christmas, a musical cracker where you can sing along to your favourite Christmas songs with Mickey and friends. And then there’s the star on top of the tree, Goofy’s Incredible Christmas, a nighttime extravaganza where stunning special effects, lights and live Characters illuminate Hollywood Tower Hotel with an unbelievable Christmas tale.

Disney’s Christmas Parade

Whoop and wave at Disney’s Christmas Parade, the most merrily magic of festive processions. See the likes of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Woody and Buzz Lightyear glide down Main Street, U.S.A.® on fabulous floats dripping with delicious Christmas decoration. And jump for joy as dancing sugar canes, gingerbread men and other sweet Yuletide surprises whip up a wonderful winter atmosphere.
Location: Disneyland® Park

Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights

Hear the sleigh bells ringing? Santa, Mickey and Minnie with their golden entourage lead the gleeful caroling sing-along while setting Town Square’s giant Christmas Tree aglow in an enchanting light display.

A Fabulous Frozen Sing-Along

Warm up your vocal cords for a joyous Frozen Sing-Alongwith Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and the loyal subjects of Arendelle. Feel a whirlwind of winter whimsy as the famous Frozen sisters and a larger-than-life Olaf lead you through your favourite Frozen tunes, then wander around a Scandinavian-inspired Market Place where more holiday happiness awaits to be discovered. It’s a truly magical experience you’ll never let go.
Location: Disneyland® Park

Some Very Encounters with Santa* & Disney Characters

Capture the most magical moment of the year in a photo with Disney Characters in their festive finery. This is your chance to snap a selfie with a host of famous friendly faces, such as Scrooge McDuck, Thumper and Miss Bunny. What’s more, you can cuddle up with Santa* himself!

Location: Disneyland® Park
*Only until 25th December 2017

NEW in Videopolis! Mickey’s Christmas Big Band

Gather your friends and family and make your way to Videopolis for this cracking live concert. Mickey and Minnie have assembled a chorus of live singers and a big jazz band, and they’d love for you to join them in belting out a sparkly set list of back-to-back Christmas classics.

Location: Disneyland® Park

NEW on Royal Castle Stage! A Merry Stitchmas

Make way for merry mania as Disney Characters rush to get ready for Christmas on Royal Castle Stage. Everyone’s favourite mischievous alien, Stitch, leads Mickey, Minnie, Donald and a host of stars in this seasonal show crammed with Christmas goodness.
Location: Disneyland® Park

 

We’re adding an extra Christmas Sparkle to our 25th!

NEW! Disney Stars on Parade shines bright for our 25th! Fill up on fun with this reimagined and star-studded daytime Disney parade. And light up your night with our sparkly new Disney Illuminations show.

Happy New Year Disneyland® Paris

Make your New Year truly magical because on the night of 31st December 2017, Disneyland® Park will be dazzled by exciting New Year’s Eve delights. This is your chance to look back on some of our most amazing moments with our giant parade full of Halloween, Christmas and 25thAnniversary magic. Eyes of all ages will sparkle at the midnight fireworks above Sleeping Beauty Castle. And you can even pop out your freshest moves at dance parties buzzing with Disney imagination. It may only be for one night. But the Disneyland® Paris New Year’s Eve Party will give you memories that’ll last forever and ever.

The New Year’s Eve Party requires specific tickets to attend.”

 

What’s New & Thoughts

Due to the fact that it’s the 25th I was expecting a fairly subdued offering for christmas. Boy, was I wrong! Most of the things from last year are returning with a fair selection of new offerings. First of all, the studios. The inclusion of the studios in Christmas is a fantastic idea. Usually it’s very underserved so this is great to see. How good the new shows are remains to be seen but it’s a great sign. The use of the tower for another projection show is fantastic as well.

The new offerings in Disney Park are also pretty interesting. The changing of the christmas band in Videopolis makes sense. But I do wonder what they are going to do with the Jedi Academy – especially with The Last Jedi coming out soon. But it sounds like a fun show. The Sitch show sounds like great fun as well – and he’s always been a popular character.  Not one I’d associate with Christmas but never mind.

The return of the Frozen Sing Along makes sense but it’s always a shame that it comes at the cost of Forest of Enchantment. To be fair Forest isn’t exactly christmas themed but you know. The Frozen show has been running a while now and I’d be keen to see them do something new.

It’s a great offering and plenty to do, especially with all the new shows. However, the loss of elements of the 25th – especially the castle stage shows – is not fantastic. I’d have expected the 25th to trump christmas. But, it’s not as if elements of the 25th aren’t included and it’s not being heavily promoted. All in all it looks to be an amazing Christmas season.

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