Disneyland Paris, originally Euro Disney Resort opened in April 1992, Walt Disney Studios Park opened in 2002. The majority of Disneyland Paris’ Christmas events seem to take place in the Disneyland Park.
Main Street U.S.A is decorated in lights, holiday music plays, and snow that falls every 20 minutes. Guests can meet Santa Goofy at Town Square. A new giant Christmas tree is illuminated in “Magical Christmas Wishes” the Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year the ceremony has no floats or characters. The event is narrated by Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio and embraces the inner child during the illumination ceremony. The tree features a unique light system built around LED balls twinkling lights, which is synchronized to a brand-new score.
“Disney DREAMS Celebrates Christmas”, a show that transforms Sleeping Beauty Castle into a shimmering winter scene, was created by Steve Davidson, who also created this years Disney California Adventure Park’s “World of Color – Winter Dreams”. Olaf the Snowman from Frozen is the narrator of this magical show featuring classic Disney Characters and stunning effects, including a fun Toy Story take on the tale of The Nutcracker. The 22 minute show with a the multilingual sing-along segment in various languages puts together an amazing set of scenes which combine digital projection, water fountains, lights and lasers.
A Disney holiday event isn’t complete unless you have a parade, and Disneyland Paris has two! “Christmas Cavalcade” is a holiday parade with Goofy, Toy Soldiers, and Chip and Dale. “Disney Magic on Parade” has Elsa and Anna from Frozen.
Then there are the special holiday events throughout the park. Guests can meet Santa in Santa Clause Village Cottonwood Creek Ranch in his Grotto or leave him a letter and get an email back from him. Phantom Manor isn’t decorated like the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland California, but Jack & Sally are in their Cemetery for meet and greets! Guests can also see Duffy the Disney Bear and his friends. Disneyland Paris’ “It’s a small world celebration” has happy holiday highlights and winter fun shared by people worldwide and uses the Disneyland (California) version of “It’s a small world holiday” music – Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls. Mickey’s Winter Wonderland stage show in The Chaparral Theatre has country bears playing winter songs on banjos, as well as see Mickey on ice skates. Belle’s Christmas Village has a Christmas atmosphere combined with the Disney pixie dust.
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