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, select Disneyland Paris and be told how many people are in front of them in the virtual queue. Guests with a Signature Marvel Package will be able to meet Spiderman in a new costume.
The real highlight for the season is the new shows. Studio Theater in Production Courtyard has been totally transformed in order to welcome Marvel: Super Heroes United where Marvel’s most powerful will face off against Thanos. The show promises to be one of the most technical that Disneyland Paris has ever produced and guests can expect drones and plenty of LCD screens to bring the Marvel Universe to life. Stark Expo Presents: Energy For Tomorrow will see Loki getting up to his old tricks with only the Avengers and company able to stop him. The Guardians of The Galaxy will entertain guests young and old during the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Dance-Off on a stage especially built for the occasion. A special line of merchandise created for the season means that guests will be able to bring home some super memories of their adventures.
(June 29th – June 30th)
Electroland returns for a second year and this time the event will take place over two evenings. Once again Walt Disney Studios Park will play host to some of the most popular dance artists including Mosiman, Bob Sinclair and Robin Schulz. Line-ups vary according to the evening selected so guests should be sure to check the website for their preferred evening. Tickets start from €59 for the Friday show and €75 for the Saturday show. Guests can also take advantage of the most popular attractions being open until 2am each evening.
Marvel Annual Pass Night
Continuing on from the Hollywood Tower Hotel Night that was organized for Infinity pass holders in March, Disneyland Paris will host an evening of Marvel themed entertainment and events open to Infinity and Magic Plus pass holders. Pass holders have the opportunity to purchase an extra 3 tickets so that family and friends can join in on the fun. Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Marvel heroes for an unforgettable night that will see attractions open until 00:30. Not much more is known about the the event for now but if it is anything like the previous pass holder night it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Tickets cost €39 for both passes.
Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand de Disneyland Paris
(July 27th – September 30th)
Otherwise known as Food and Wine the festival returns having been a sleeper hit in its initial year. Guests can sip and savor specialities from all over France but this year will see other European cuisines being celebrated such as Italy and Belgium. The festival really brings some life and excitement to Place De Rémy. Disney and food – what could be better?
Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Annual Pass Night
Guests get the opportunity to wave goodbye to the silver and blue decor that has been featured in both parks since March 26th 2017. Very little is known about the event at the time of writing but perhaps guests will finally be able to meet Mickey Mouse in his 25th anniversary outfit in all its splendor.
Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend
(September 20th – September 23rd)
Returning for its third consecutive year the newly renamed Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend will offer a new 36km challenge as well as individual races for adults and children. The theme of the run weekend will be villains and guests are sure to be spooked around the course. An increasingly popular event, bib only sales have completely sold out except for the half marathon with leftover bibs due to be put on sale August 21st.
Disney Loves Jazz at Disneyland Paris
A brand new event to the Disneyland Paris calendar, Disney Loves Jazz at Disneyland Paris offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a jazzy atmosphere in Walt Disney Studios Park. For €49 guests can enjoy the park’s attractions and special street entertainment with characters doing meet and greets. Premium tickets include this as well as a concert with the stars of the Disney Loves Jazz cds in the Motors Action arena. Premium tickets are available for €69.
Disney’s Halloween Festival
(October 1st – November 4th)
One of the most popular seasons amongst fans, Disney’s Halloween Festival should see a return to form now that it will no longer have to compete with the 25th Anniversary. Mickey will surprise guests with a brand new Phantom Manor float where he will dazzle guests with illusions and pop out at guests with a total of 3 costumes! Phantom Manor should also make its highly anticipated return but dates of its reopening are unavailable for now. The return of the much-loved attraction will surely go down in the history of the resort as Vincent Price makes his return to the role of the narrator and we find out the answer to the question that has divided fans for decades: just who is The Phantom?
Disney’s Enchanted Christmas
November 10th – January 6th)
Undoubtedly the most magical time of the year to visit Europe’s most popular tourist destination, Christmas brings even more magic to the resort. This year will see the return of Mickey’s Christmas Big Band which will transfer over to Walt Disney Studios Park. The new soundtrack to the Christmas parade became a firm favorite last year and will delight guests young and old once again. More information should be available soon.
World’s Biggest Mouse Party at Disneyland Paris
(Late 2018 – Early 2019)
The world’s favorite mouse is celebrating his 90th birthday and Disneyland Paris throwing a massive party. Starting from October guests will be able to enjoy Mickey’s Philharmagic Orchestra in Discoveryland Theatre. A 4D experience, guests can enjoy their favorite Disney songs in a fun adventure which delivers an unexpected new attraction to Disneyland Paris for 2018. Giant cupcakes will be set up all around Disneyland Park so that guests can take a snap in honor of Mickey’s birthday. A flashmob will be held each day as the finale to Micky’s Big Band Christmas so that guests can wish Mickey a happy birthday. A whole range of gifts and souvenirs will be available so that guests can take some of the party home.
Phew! As you can see there is a lot going on at Disneyland Paris. Events are getting more and more diverse to appeal to a wide range of guests which can only be a good thing. All that is left for guests to do is to make their choice! The future really is looking incredible for Disneyland Paris.