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Summary – 26 October to 8 November 2021
- Disney parks timetable
- Disneyland Park
- Walt Disney Studios Park
- Magic news : Make way for the Christmas season!
- What’s on the menu?
- You need them!
- Other park news
- Follow the construction site
- Attractions under renovation
- Disneyland Park
- Walt Disney Studios Park
- Attractions under renovation
- News from Disney Village
- Focus on the fortnight
- Birthdays of the fortnight
- Releases of the fortnight
- At the cinema
- On Disney+
- News from Disney parks around the world
- Disneyland Resort – California | U.S.A.
- Walt Disney World – Florida | U.S.A.
- Tokyo Disney Resort – Tokyo | Japan
- Hong Kong Disneyland Resort – Hong Kong | China
- Disney Cruises
- Other Disney news
- ED92 Radio
Disney park timetables
Open from 9.30 am to 9 pm
On 8/11 > park closes at 7 pm
Extra magic hours: 8.30 am to 9.30 am
Open from 9.30 am to 7 pm
On 8/11 > park closes at 6 pm
Magic news : Make way for the Christmas season!
The ghosts of Halloween have ceased haunting the park, and already the magic of Christmas is starting to take their place, set to shine all the brighter from 13 November.
From Main Street U.S.A. to the resort hotels, via the shop windows… The Christmas season promises to be spectacular!
To reward your patience, Disney unveiled its new TV spot on 3 November:
What’s on the menu?
While you await the return of the Christmas menus, you can enjoy the buffets as of 20 October. But have you had the opportunity to discover the Downtown Restaurant in buffet mode? Here is a little selection of the dishes on offer, for you to enjoy.
From 13 November 2021 to 20 March 2022, see you at Walt Disney Studios Park for the grand return of l’Hiver Gourmand! 7 chalets will be waiting for you this year:
- Les Douceurs d’Hiver
- Goûts & Saveurs des Montagnes
- Les Recettes de la Cigone
- La Bigoudène Gourmande
- Les Saveurs de Saison
- Vegan Kitchen
- The Winter Twist
You need them!
Mickey and his glittering Christmas parade will soon dazzle Disneyland Paris with their magical lights!
On this occasion, the Merchandising teams have worked in collaboration with the Shows team to offer exclusive collections.
From their synergy comes a reproduction of the lead float of the parade, “On the way to the holidays with Mickey”.
This 32cm long resin decoration is based on the original concept of the float. It has been adapted to the constraints of scale involved in creating a miniature reproduction. Are you already on the starting block for your Christmas decoration? Patience, it will be available in December for 159 € and other wonders will undoubtedly complete the offer of the shops…
In addition, a series of pins featuring each of the parade’s floats and some of its iconic characters has also been developed.
This collection is a limited edition of 500 copies (€16 each). They are scheduled for release on 13 November (details to come on the November 2021 Pin Trading poster).
And as Christmas is not so far away, some of the Disney X Pandora collection.
The price of shopping bags increases on 5 November:
- Small: 2 €
- Medium: 3 €
- Large: 4 €
If you’re not going to be there in person, you can send an email to our partner at the following address: DreamShopping@D87.Paris
Complete your order with your essential details (name, phone number, postal address), the list of items wanted, and ideally images of the items. Speed and quality service guaranteed!
Other news from the parks
The Halloweensoirée d’Halloween which took place on 31 October until 2am. Disney Villains, parades, shows, sound and light, dancefloor, attractions, pumpkins and mischievous ghosts: all the ingredients were there to “skeletonize” the return of this “deadly” evening!
However, two black spots tarnished this promising picture: the Disney parks were fully booked for the weekend as well as for Halloween night. Travelling between the lands during the evening proved to be very complicated, even dangerous. The queues for the characters were also full before the start of the evening (8pm) and there were huge waits at the attractions (for example more than 90 minutes for Phantom Manor).
Explore our critique of the soirée here.
And then we saw this…
What has happened to the witch from Snow White?! This grotesque mask is not a good replacement for the old make-up for the previous version of the character…
The road to the park’s 30th anniversary continues: Disneyland Paris Cast Members are currently invited to choose between two versions of the nametag they will wear next year.
And speaking of the 30th anniversary… They will undoubtedly have consequences… Starting with the Annual Passes: on Thursday 4 November, Disneyland Paris deliberately increased the prices of its Annual Passes:
- Infinity goes up to 479 € (30 € increase) ;
- Magic Plus goes up to 329 € (30 € increase) ;
- Magic Flex goes up to 299 € (40 € increase) ;
- Discovery goes up to 209 € (30 € increase).
The destination has chosen to increase its rates while the show offer has not yet returned to its normal level, unlike other European parks.
A new range of Annual Passes should arrive in 2022. Let’s hope there won’t be too many nasty surprises…
To complement the new Annual Pass tariffs, there is also more notable information:
- VIP zones do not return until further notice (Infinity) ;
- Swimming pool access does not return until further notice (Infinity) ;
- No change at this time to the pricing of Privilege Tickets* ;
The conditions are valid until 31 mars 2022. The new range could therefore be launched by 1 April 2022 (and that’s not an April Fool).
*Infinity : 37€ low season and 52€ peak season.
Magic Plus : 42€ low season and 57€ peak season.
Pssttt! The reservations for Privilege Tickets are open until 18 January, but be warned, certain dates are going very fast!
This early closure will also take place one last time, on 9 November.
The pre-show of the attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ has returned and it was much-missed! Enjoy your journey to the 4th dimension…
The Scream Monitors in the Walt Disney Studios Park are newly reopened, and the FastPass turnstiles on the attraction Les Tapis Volants – Flying Carpets Over Agrabah have been retired.
More good news: masks are no longer required for children under 11 in Disney parks.
The Disney’s Newport Bay Club has revealed its new logo!
Disney en Concert – Magical Music from the Movies debuted on 29 October, commencing at the Dôme de Paris – Palais des Sports.
80 musicians and 6 singers* share the most beautiful Disney songs for a magical evening!
And we have been informed that in 2022, Pixar En Concert will launch its first series of concerts…
*Cerise Calixte: the official French voice of Moana, Charlotte Hervieux: the official French voice of Elsa, Emily Pello and Judith Derouin (singers), Yoni Amar and Dan Menasche (singers).
A few days ago, Disney’s Newport Bay Club hosted a welcome day for the alternates. The Ambassadors Carmen Lleó Badal and Quentin Rodrigues, who succeed Giona Prevete as well as tutors, were present to discuss the coming year around several topics.
A welcome speech by Natacha Rafalski, President of Disneyland Paris, workshops, presentations, round tables, feedback… the day’s programme was packed.
As you might have seen, over the past few days, an old petition demanding calling for Bob Chapek‘s dismissal has set the Disney fandom alight.
It seems that the torch is burning between the company’s most loyal customers and its CEO: Bob Chapek. It must be said that for some time now, he has been accumulating divisive decisions: the Scarlett Johansson affair, scandals with the Annual Passes at Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris as well as a more than slugging rollout of Genie at Walt Disney World, many people now consider that Robert Iger ‘s only major failure was his choice of successor.
You can find the petition here.
Follow the construction site
Whether it’s for the safety or well-being of its visitors and Cast Members, Disneyland Paris works tirelessly to have the most beautiful European destination
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle is slowly being freed from its shackles of scaffolding and tarpaulins.
The renovation of Victoria’s Home-Style Restaurant is now hidden behind a decorated tarpaulin as is customary at Disneyland Paris.
But what happened to the armillary sphere in Discoveryland? It has probably gone for a makeover…
The renovation of the esplanade at Disneyland Paris continues and reveals a new major step. Direct access to the Walt Disney Studios park is once again possible without diversions. The floors have been completely renewed, the lighting replaced and the plant life considerably reduced. Work continues on the rest of the esplanade.
The attraction Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery was given a little brush up.
The crane is back on site at Avengers Campus.
Attractions under renovation
- La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant
- La Tanière du Dragon
- Le Galion des Pirates
- Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery
Walt Disney Studios Park
- Quartier général des Avengers
During the month of November, some of your favourite attractions will be temporarily interrupted:
- Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains : from Monday 15 to Friday 19 November inclusive.
- Starwars HyperSpace Mountain : from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 November inclusive.
- It’s a Small World : from Monday 29 November for an indefinite period.
News from Disney Village
the terrace of the restaurant Vapiano in Disney Village is now complete. We hope that customers will be able to enjoy it very soon.
Zoom in on the fortnight
Our reporters work almost daily in the parks and share their best shots with us. Here is a look at the top 3 videos and photos of the fortnight that made the biggest impression on you.
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All around Disney
Birthdays of the fortnight
- 28 years of the film The Nightmare Before Christmas – 1993
- 28 years of the attraction Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin – 1993
- 18 years of the film Brother Bear – 2003
- 9 years of the film Wreck-It Ralph – 2012
- 20 years of the film Monsters Inc. – 2001
- 44 years of the film Pete and the Dragon – 1977
- 16 years of the film Chicken Little – 2005
- 15 years of the film The Incredibles – 2004
- M-4 before the 30th anniversary of Disneyland Paris
- 48 years of the film Robin Hood – 1973
New releases of the quinzaine
At the cinema:
The poster for the new Disney animated film “Encanto” is already up at the Disney Village cinema, which is due for release on 24 November.
To infinity and beyond! Buzz Lightyear will be the hero of the film of the same name, which will be released in cinemas this summer 2022.
On Disney+ :
They’re back! Disney+ has chosen October 31 to announce the arrival of the film Hocus Pocus 2 in the fall of 2022. Another glorious morning for the Sanderson Sisters !
On November 12, on the occasion of Disney+ Day, the streaming platform will broadcast season 2 of the series “The World According to Jeff Goldblum“.
That same day, you can check out a brand new series called Dopesick which is based on a true story.
One of us was lucky enough to attend the preview. Check out his review here.
And that’s not all! Also on 12 November, The Simpsons are hosting a special evening and things are likely to get a bit… Crazy! Don’t miss their new short film entitled “The Simpsons’ Plusanniversary“.
Here is the poster of the series Hawkeye which will be launched on November 24 with two episodes on the platform.
The new series, entitled ‘The Book of Boba Fett’, will be exclusively available from 29 December.
You can now view the programme for November on Disney+.
Disney Parks around the world
The news from Disney parks around the world
Disneyland Resort – California | U.S.A. :
Park Ambassador Justin Rapp recently surprised some Cast Members with these badges to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to reopening the resort. For many Cast Members, this badge symbolizes a new and hopeful chapter in the history of the destination.
As the Disneyland Resort reopened, Cast Members received special badges with the slogan “Bringing Back the Magic,” some received their special badge in a commemorative souvenir box. In addition to the Cast Member’s name, the badge also features the resort’s reopening date of 30 April 2021.
Walt Disney World – Florida | U.S.A. :
The park’s 50th anniversary celebrations continue. Walt Disney World officially welcomed the first guests to Magic Kingdom on 1 October 1971. However, it was only a few weeks later, on October 25 – 50 years ago –Walt Disney‘s older brother, Roy O. Disney, officially opened the complex, giving this speech with Mickey by his side:
“May Walt Disney World bring joy and inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place … a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn – together.”Roy Oliver Disney
When you walk down Main Street today at Walt Disney World, you can see Roy’s name prominently displayed on the front of Main Street Confectionary, and the “Sharing the Magic” statue also honouring him in front of City Hall. If you pay attention, you’ll see that Roy is holding Minnie’s hand from underneath, a nod to the way he supported his brother throughout their history together.
The Electrical Water Pageant nighttime show on Walt Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon also got into the destination’s 50th anniversary colours with an appearance by the castle!
This show was born when Bob Jani, vice president of Disney Live Entertainment at the time, fantasized about what he could do with this expanse of black sky over Bay Lake, which had no skyline or city lights due to the size and remoteness of the new construction.
The show has since been updated several times and now incorporates the castle and the anthem “The Magic is Calling”.
This holiday season, foodies will be able to indulge in new restaurant offerings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs. Find all the details of these dishes and treats here.
Tokyo Disney Resort – Tokyo | Japon :
The Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel will open on 5 April 2022 at the Tokyo Disney Resort. You can have sweet dreams in the world of Toy Story!
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort – Hong Kong | China :
De l’autre côté de la planète, l’esprOn the other side of the world, the spirit of Halloween also blew through the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort park, with the return of the “Let’s Get Wicked” musical.
Cast Members were treated to a preview of the show, featuring the return of classic Disney Villains after a two-year absence.
The park is also preparing to offer its visitors endless magic in the new year!
This will include a must-see night show, transforming “the Castle of Magical Dreams” with a play of lights and sounds, taking guests on a journey to life’s most precious moments.
L’étéNext summer, the Disney Wish, the latest addition to the Disney fleet, will feature “Avengers: Quantum Encounter,” a show that blends video with reality.
So, travelers will be invited to help Ant-Man, the Wasp, the new Captain America, Captain Marvel and a surprise hero facing Ultron. All the actors have finished filming and post-production has begun.
If you board one of the Disney Cruise ships, you might meet Oaken, hosting Anna and Kristoff’s engagement party with his “Hearty Party Planning Services” during A Frozen Dining Adventure!
Other Disney news
As of October 26, the exhibition “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” has begun its American tour.
Joe Gardner, lead character in the film “Soul“, takes visitors on a tour as they discover the rich and surprising history of jazz.
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