Rewind: 15th Anniversary
2007 was a bumper year for new entertainment in Disneyland Resort Paris starting with a brand new parade, Disney’s Once upon a dream parade, running from 2007 until 2012. Each all-new float was given a name relating to the themes it represented such as ‘Dreams of Power’, which featured the Disney villains. Whilst the theme song for the anniversary was ‘Just like we dreamed it’, each float of the parade featured its own soundtrack, a soundtrack that can still currently be purchased within the resort on the ‘Les parades en musique’ CD. (Video: DLRP Magic!)
The big selling point of these celebrations were, of course, the ‘new land’ featuring two new attractions. Toon Studio opened on 9th June 2007, both Crush’s Coaster and Cars: Quatre roues rallye opened at this time.
This second year saw the launch of ‘The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror’ and Stitch Live! On April 5th 2008, Disneyland Paris inaugurated the Tower of Terror in front of the worlds press in perhaps one of the resorts most impressive attraction openings since Space Mountain. The opening featured a mix of actors and video mapping onto the attraction. (Video by DLRP Magic!)
This extended year also saw us wave goodbye to the Disney Cinema parade, but we’d have to wait until March 2009 for Disney’s Stars ‘n’ Cars parade. Disney welcomed in the Enchanted Fireworks which ran from 2008 until 2011 before making room for Disney Dreams!
Overall, Disneyland Paris marked this year impeccably, including to Disneyland Paris fans by launching their blog which featured fantastic inside information. Whilst this blog is unfortunately now offline, fans can still watch the videos on Daily Motion.
The 15th anniversary of Disneyland Paris felt like the party of the decade, and provided the 20th anniversary with a tough act to follow. We hope the party atmosphere returns to Disneyland Paris in four years time for the 25th anniversary!
DLRP Rewind is a feature celebrating Disneyland Paris’s past. Thanks for this article go to DLRP Magic! – The Number 1 Disneyland Paris guide website and their impeccable coverage of the 15th anniversary.