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Review: Disney Loves Jazz

Review by Patrick G. The Disney Loves Jazz soirée follows in the footsteps in a growing list of hard-ticketed events that have been held in Disneyland Paris in the past few months. The main element that made this soirée stand out more than most is that it was very clearly targeting a different type of audience, one that may not be a traditional park goer or a repeat visitor to Disneyland Paris. Once again the Walt Disney Studios Park played host to a special evening of entertainment and characters. Disney friends like Tiana, Naveen, Louis, Dr. Facilier, Roger Rabbit, Eddie Valiant, Oswald, Mickey, Minnie, the Aristocats and Edgar (a world premiere no less!) came out to play in a jazzy atmosphere which was largely a calm and relaxing affair. The soirée began at 8pm and despite the park clos...

Review: Halloween Festival 2018

Despite all the fun things the 25th Anniversary brought us, its fair to say that it “killed” Halloween last year. But don’t fear – this year Halloween is back with a vengeance for an incredible Festival mixing the right amount of fun, spooky, beautiful and surprising. Halloween 2018 at Disneyland Paris is spooktacukar and here’s why – we just had the most fun-exhausting launch day, and are ready to recap – spoilers ahead 1. Disneyland Parks puts on its orange coat  This year, Disneyland Park is pulling all the stops to show the colors of  the season. New garlands over Main Street – Disneyland Paris exclusive – pumpkins, ghosts, garlands, and the return of the Dia de los Muertos thème in Frontierland, take a look at the transformation! Take a look: 2. Disney Fr...

Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend 2018 Review

Now that my legs have finally recovered, let’s take a look back at the 3rd annual Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend which took place this past weekend (21st-23rd September). The event marked some firsts, and some changes, over previous years – but did it all work out? Read on to find out! As a bit of background, I took part in the 36km Challenge this year and also ran the Biddi-Boddi-Boo Challenge last year, I didn’t take part in the Inaugural event so most of my comparisons will be drawn between the 2017 and 2018 events. Bib Collection & the Health & Wellness Expo It’s almost tradition now that some sort of problem prevents the Health & Wellness Expo from opening on time, this year was no exception to that rule. However, once the Expo was open the process of bib collection wa...

Review: Mickey’s PhilharMagic at Disneyland Paris

On Wednesday September 26 we were kindly invited by Disneyland Paris to experience the Park’s version of Mickey’s PhilharMagic at the Discoveryland Theatre. A lot of questions were raised regarding the level of implementation for this attraction in the existing theatre – originally built for Captain EO and  transformed quite substantially in 1999 for “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience”, an attraction that was open about for 11 years. Below you’ll find our thoughts on this experience – please note that it contains many spoilers regarding the theatre setup/effects and some of the show details, but does not spoil the film’s story. Discoveyland Theater 2.5 This is the third major use of Discoveryland Theatre (we’ll disregard the movie previews, Pixar Shorts and Star Wars clips as they d...

Disneyland Paris Rewind #2 English Edition

Disneyland Paris Rewind #2   By Ashleigh L.   Welcome to the second edition of the Disneyland Paris Rewind – your recap of what’s hot (and sometimes not) at Disneyland Paris. Last time around we focused heavily on all things Marvel, but plenty of other magical and wonderful things have been going on at Disneyland Paris this summer. If you’re into food, dancing or even a spot of yoga – read on!     ANNOUNCEMENTS     The Festival of Pirates & Princesses Sets Sail to Twirl and Return in Early 2019!     While the return of this colourful season was already announced by Catherine Powell at FanDaze earlier this year, Disneyland Paris have now released an official confirmation. The date, however, may surprise you! Pirates & Princesses will be returning in early 20...

Villages Nature Paris – Review

Villages Nature Paris – Review   by Jack     Villages Nature as a hotel option for a Disneyland Paris trip never really appealed to me. As a regular visitor to DLP, I’m very comfortable, staying onsite, with the parks in walking distance, and knowing exactly what I have got for my money. However, an opportunity arose for me to visit Villages Nature, to which I gratefully accepted.   Firstly a little bit of background. Villages Nature is a collaboration between both Euro Disney and Center Parcs which is focused on a resort with environmental sustainability and ecotourism. The site is just 3 miles from Disneyland Paris, and provides a shuttle which takes no more than 10 minutes to get to the parks. Villages Nature is set out in to 5 ‘worlds’ designed to immerse guests into an envir...

Disneyland Paris Rewind #1 English Edition

Disneyland Paris Rewind #1   By Ashleigh L.     Welcome to the Disneyland Paris Rewind. A new (and at times, opinionated) series for the English ED92 site that will look back at what’s been hot, and not, at Disneyland Paris in recent weeks. For this inaugural edition, we’re kicking things off with a bumper focus on Marvel – because Marvel really is the word at Disneyland Paris right now!     SEASONS & EVENTS   Marvel Summer of Super Heroes Begins!     After months of teasing and promotion, the Marvel Summer of Super Heroes season kicked off. To open the season, press and media were treated to a special preview night featuring the arrival of then-Présidente Catherine Powell via a driverless car and the special delivery via helicopter. Although the...

The Incredibles 2 : A Disneyland Paris Review

The Incredibles 2 : A Disneyland Paris Review   « by patrick G »   It has been fourteen long years since The Parrs blasted onto the silver screen. The Incredibles continued the Pixar magic raking in over $260,000,000 in its domestic release alone. With those numbers a sequel seemed inevitable. However ten years passed before a sequel was officially announced and in that time the children that saw the first installment in cinemas had grown up and some even had their own children by then.   The hype for the sequel grew steadily over time on social media and this represented an excellent opportunity for Disney Parks to capitalize on the love that fans had for the first movie. This led to the retheming of the “California Screamin” rollercoaster to “The Incredicoaster” in Disney’s Califor...

Marvel Summer : Food and Treats Review

Marvel Summer : Food and Treats Review   By Patrick G.   Whenever I find myself starting to write one of these articles I cannot help myself from being impressed with the massive amount of change which has been sweeping the resort of late. I have always been rather critical on the state of the food and beverages offered in the resort especially when it comes to themed treats.   It looks like Disneyland Paris fans will no longer have to look on with envy because for the Marvel Superhero Summer season more than 20 themed treats and food items have been launched in Walt Disney Studios Park. In the interest of this article I volunteered to take up the tough job of eating and drinking my way around the park, so lets get to it.   The real highlight of the season is the arrival of a wider selecti...

Marvel Summer of Super Heroes – Launch Weekend Review

  Marvel Summer of Super Heroes – Launch Weekend and Shows Review     From the somewhat surprise announcement at Comicon London on October 27, 2017 we knew “Marvel Summer” – as it’s commonly known – was going to be the main event of Summer 2018 – if not 2018 as a whole.     On Saturday June 9, Disneyland Paris hosted a glitzy preview night to showcase the world premiere (or “universe premiere” as Euro Disney President Catherine Powell put it) of this much anticipated season. Since Catherine had “negotiated with Thor to avoid lightning in the sky” (is there anything the woman can’t do?), the bulk of the event went on without a storm in sight.   In the interest of transparency, please note that we were guests of Disneyland Paris for the w...

Disneyland Paris: What's next for 2018?

Disneyland Paris: What’s next for 2018?   It has never been a more exciting time to be a fan at Disneyland Paris. The resort seems to have turned a corner and is fully embracing seasons of new entertainment as well as a host of special hard-ticket events aimed at a variety of interests. Let’s have a look at what is coming up as we enter the second half of the 2018 calendar.   Marvel Summer of Super Heroes (June 10th – September 30th)   The final jewel in the crown of Disneyland Paris’ 25th anniversary looks set to be one of the most impressive yet. Marvel will completely take over Walt Disney Studios Park for the first time ever. Captain America will be meeting guests who will have to reserve a spot through the third party app Lineberty. Guests can download the app, selec...

Festival of Pirates and Princesses : A Review

Festival of Pirates and Princesses : A Review By Patrick G. When Disneyland Paris announced late last year that the fan favorite “Swing Into Spring” season was to be replaced by a brand new “Festival of Pirates and Princesses” fan reaction was mixed to say the least. Disneyland Paris had already toyed with this theme previously as fans may remember the cancelled hard ticketed events “Mickey’s Princesses and Pirates Party” which were originally planned for summer 2011. This time the theme put the spotlight on the bankable Disney princesses facing off against Captain Jake (of Disney Channel fame) Captain Hook, Mr. Smee and friends. The first visuals of the festival teased that guests were more likely to witness a character bloodbath rather than the family friendly entertainment which p...

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