Six highlights of 2016 at Disneyland Paris
2016 at Disneyland Paris is set to be jam packed with new shows and events taking place throughout the year, including Star Wars experiences that are sure to awaken the Force. This spring, prepare for a brand new Broadway-style show “The Forest of Enchantment: a Disney musical adventure”. Summer will see the return of the hugely popular Frozen Sing-along and the launch of a sparkling new show titled “Mickey and the Magician”. Finally, get active during the back-to-school period with the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend. On your marks, get set… Go! And we’re off with six big events at Disneyland Paris in 2016!
- Meet heroes from the Star Wars saga
Disneyland Paris offers Guests the chance to celebrate The Force Awakens with Star Wars experiences for Padawans of all ages!
Hurry to enjoy the original Star Tours adventure. Enjoy one last ride aboard a StarSpeeder 3000. Soar towards the Forest Moon of Endor and witness an explosive battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. The last trip is scheduled to take place on 16 March 2016(1).
Soon, in a galaxy very, very nearby… Young Padawans visiting Disneyland Paris will be able to learn from Master Yoda at the Jedi Training Academy(2). Girls and boys aged between 7 and 12 years who want to take on the dark side of the Force will be able to register for this intergalactic academy.
They will have the opportunity to become true Jedi apprentices assisted by a Jedi Master and the iconic droid, R2-D2. May the Force be with them!
Temporary closure. Limited number of seats: 16 children per show, aged from 7 to 12. On-site registration, once and for all shows. Refer to Parks Program for reservations opening hours. Until 28 February 2016 included. Reopening of the show on 12 March 2016.
- New show: The Forest of Enchantment: a Disney musical adventure
A brand new show created in the spirit of Broadway musicals will be performed at Disneyland Park from 10 February 2016. The Forest of Enchantment: a Disney musical adventure pays a heartfelt tribute to nature and the forest, with help from Disney heroes and heroines.
In turn, Pocahontas and John Smith, Baloo and King Louie (The Jungle Book), Tarzan, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, not forgetting Merida (from Brave), will appear on stage to give live performances of the legendary songs from their films.
Breath-taking scenery appears throughout the stories, brought by the spirits of the forest, inviting the audience to discover new worlds as though they themselves were turning the pages of a pop-up book. This brand new musical show will be performed exclusively at The Chaparral Theater (Frontierland® — Disneyland Park), from 10 February to 8 May 2016.
- Swing into Spring with Disney
From 5 March to 29 May 2016, Guests can relax and Swing into Spring at Disneyland Paris! There’s no need to wait for the official start of spring to enjoy its colour and joy. On the programme this season: exclusive events bursting with energy, such as Goofy’s Garden Party, scenery celebrating flower power and a multitude of experiences designed to awaken the senses. Disney Characters will also be there, in their best spring costumes, to share in magical moments and take plenty of photos with Guests.
- Keep cool this summer with the return of Frozen!
Olaf will be back to celebrate his favourite season: summer! Frozen will make its big return to the stage with the famous snowman who dreams of sunshine and beaches. Thousands of Guests enjoyed Frozen Sing-along last year and the show will be back from 4 June to 18 September in Frontierland, at the Chaparral Theater, in the heart of the Kingdom of Arendelle. Enjoy this unique live experience with the heroes of the greatest Disney hit of all time. Among the highlights is an emotionally charged performance of the unforgettable song “Let it go” by Elsa.
- New show: Mickey and the Magician
There will be an abundance of new shows in 2016 with the launch of a brand new production, Mickey and the Magician, at the Walt Disney Studios Park from 2 July 2016. This show, specially created for Disneyland Paris, will star the mouse who started it all, as well as other iconic Disney Characters. A sneak peek at the story: when Mickey is given the task of cleaning up a great Magician’s atelier, his dream to become a Magician himself takes over! An all-new adventure oozing with magic, starring the Genie from Aladdin, Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother, the stars of Beauty and the Beast and even Rafiki (The Lion King). An unmissable show for all the family!
- The Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend
Get set for the first Disneyland Paris running weekend, due to take place from 23 to 25 September 2016, for runners of all ages. Imagine a fairy-tale half marathon, through Disneyland Paris and villages around the Disney Parks. A fun-filled celebration with Disney Characters cheering Guests on to the finish line!
This three-day event will include several races for children, a 5-km family race and a half marathon. There will also be plenty of entertainment for the whole family including a Health and Fitness Expo, a private event on the Friday evening in the Walt Disney Studios and a big “Rice Party” on the eve of the half marathon.
The weekend will be organised with the support of runDisney, which has 20 years’ experience in staging running events at US Disney theme parks.
For more information or to register, go to http://run.disneylandparis.fr/ or http://run.disneylandparis.com/.
Happy New Year! Keep up to date with what’s happening at Disneyland Paris in 2016 at https://news.disneylandparis.com/en/.
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