Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the size of a pair of Mickey Mouse ears, then perhaps you’ve heard about the Light’Ears, the new way of lighting up Main Street U.S.A. to the Disney Dreams! Show. We all saw, and were amazed by, the pictures of the press event in March with a sea of Light’Ears in front of the castle, but is the reality any different? Well, in short, yes. These are new additions to the park this summer which you will only really benefit from, if you have positioned yourself well, which as we know in the high season is not always so easy. We’ve had two experiences, one good and one bad meaning we are able to write a balanced report.
I visited Disneyland Paris twice this summer (2013) and incidentally had two very different Light’Ear experiences (not purposefully). Let me begin by my first experience, after having bought my Light’Ears from Boardwalk Candy (where you will get a brand new pair, which is much better than buying a pair that have been on all night from the roaming carts) I attempted to find a space for the show.
Then, the second day in the park, I arrived for Dreams! about 20 minutes earlier, had a good view of about 3/4 pairs of ears and as the show went on, my jaw dropped once again as if it was the first time seeing the show. I had rediscovered my love of the show as the colours of the ears matched the scenes, the music, the characters and the flashing of the ears matched the beat of the music. Sometimes the show itself was the star, and the ears turned off and brought the focus to the castle sometimes Dreams! designers clearly wanted to show to be right in front of you and so the ears became the star. All in all, I rediscovered a show that had taken a place in my heart and this time I left feeling like that €20 was one of the best I had spent in Disneyland Paris.
Each evening I was at the park interest for Light’Ears was somewhere in between moderate to high, but with the high price tag families tended to buy just one pair per family. The uptake seemed higher with adults than families with plenty of adult groups and parents wearing them. Overall, the Disneyland Paris Light’Ears will allow you to revolutionise the way you see the Disney Dreams! show and literally bring it right in front of your eyes. This is one experience in Disneyland Paris that you do not want to miss!
Disney Dreams! now featuring Light’Ears is performed nightly in Disneyland Paris.
An article describing how Light’Ears are marketed around the resort, and could be further marketed will be uploaded soon onto this site.
What are your reactions to Light’Ears? Do you have a set, what do you think? Did you not buy a set? Why not? Will you be buying a set when you visit? – Drop us a comment below or tweet us @dlptownsquare