Christmas is the most wonderful time of year at Disneyland Paris; and despite it only being late August, the first official details are beginning to emerge. After last year’s Frozen focused Christmas season, the Arendelle sisters are returning to deliver one of Disney’s most spectacular Christmases ever.
As of yet, there is no press release, however the Disneyland Paris website details a few pieces of information about the season:-
Celebrate amid snow-kissed splendour
Whilst this is mostly marketing-speak for the fact that the park will be decorated and special Disney Character meets will be on the agenda, we do learn that Magical Christmas Wishes is, unsurprisingly, returning this year. The show was a beautiful mix of light and sound delivering the message of Christmas in a near perfect way. The show is short but sweet as Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket narrate a show that is much more than a tree lighting ceremony.
Catch a festive flight of fancy
Be dazzled as our nighttime spectacular takes a seasonal twist to become Disney Dreams®! of Christmas and find the Frozen princesses illuminated amid its incredible fantasy.
As if you needed any further confirmation, Disney Dreams! of Christmas will be returning after its beautiful first year of operation. The show, which features the OSCAR award winning Let It Go by Idina Menzel, will be performed nightly at park closing time. Marvel as the sounds of Christmas fill the air on Main Street USA and sing along as your favourite Christmas songs come to life.
Disney’s Christmas Parade snowballs in size
The season’s biggest parade just got bigger – and tastier! Join this Christmas Celebration as Santa, Mickey and a stocking full of Disney stars flood the street with extra performers and an incredible new Sugar and Spice float.
The Disney Christmas Parade replaces Disney Magic on Parade! for the Christmas season, this parade features a variety of Christmas scenes and characters in festive attire. The magic of Christmas is intensified by the delightfully jolly Christmas music filling the air. The extra Sugar and Spice float will feature Chip and Dale and should take on a food theme. One could only hope that the Frozen sisters can find their way into the parade to provide a beautiful Christmas moment to all their fans.
The Christmas Cavalcade has a history of including many dancers and performers and to be promised even more points to an even more magical parade experience. Let’s hope that it is multiple times a day, a real draw for the current cavalcade.
ALL NEW – Brush up your etiquette for brand new royal encounters
Practice your curtsies for the Princess Promenade and enjoy the first-ever audience with Anna and Elsa from Frozen as they hold court at the Princess Pavilion.
Here is the BIG new addition at Disneyland Paris, following the huge success of Frozen meet-and-greets in American Disney parks, they finally arrive at Disneyland Paris to meet their loyal fans. The Princess Promenade sounds like an exciting event that should allow guests to see all their favourite Disney princesses in front of the castle permitting everyone to enjoy seeing the princesses and take photos of them in a magical location. Anna and Elsa will then go to the Princess Pavilion to meet their fans. We can expect huge queues here as the popular princesses meet-and-greet for, what one would hope to be, the entire day. Expect 3+ hour queues if Rapunzel during the Spring season is anything to go by.
Get snapped with some Disney Christmas stars
Catch up with Santa in his very own chalet* for a photo together before cuddling up to other Christmas-loving Disney Characters, like Minnie and Jack Skellington**, clad in their festive finery.
* Only until December 25th 2014
** from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas ©Disney
Finally, the confirmation (as if it were needed) that Santa will return along with other Disney Characters in their festive attire. Which is always a beautiful moment to share between families.
UPDATE: PREPARE FOR MERIDA!
Disneyland Paris have confirmed that Merida will be meeting near Casey’s Corner in a specially created decor. This will mark Merida’s first ever appearance at Disneyland Paris and proves that this Christmas is certainly not one to be missed.
And check out our Christmas Tracker keeping track of all the Christmas news in bite-size form between now and November 9th