Disneyland Paris celebrates a monstrously crazy Halloween and 90 years of fun with Mickey Mouse
To celebrate 90 years of Mickey, Disneyland Paris is organising a huge birthday bash with a very special programme. The kick-off whistle for this “Mickey 90 Mouse Party” will be blown on 1st October, with a new Halloween season that will put the spotlight on the most famous mouse in the history of animation.
This year, Halloween promises to be a wickedly wonderful party and will also celebrate Mickey himself. He will steal the show with a brand-new float designed especially for him in the mini Halloween parade, a new attraction called “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” will make its appearance at Discoveryland, and of course Halloween wouldn’t be the same without the “Disney Villains”. Get ready to shiver with some unparalleled encounters and a spectacular show this Halloween at Disneyland Paris…
Mickey’s Halloween Cavalcade
Mickey’s Halloween Cavalcade, the most eagerly awaited parade of the season, is finally back with a bespoke addition: a brand-new float called “Mickey’s Illusion Manor”. The float will celebrate 90 years of imagination in the most mischievous of ways, with apparitions and disappearances… Yes, Mickey can’t wait to play some tricks on you. What’s more, he’ll also have help from some strange zombies and the three pranksters Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Scrooge’s nephews. No reason to panic though, as Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Chip and Dale, the Three Little Pigs, and many others will parade in their own floats, which will all exude cheerfulness and autumn colours.
New attraction: “Mickey’s PhilharMagic”*
The “Mickey 90 Mouse Party” will mark the arrival, on 1st October 2018, of a brand-new attraction: “Mickey’s PhilharMagic”. Get ready to enjoy a new 4D experience at the Discoveryland Theatre. Once seated, you will find Mickey and Donald on the big screen. They will cast you into the very heart of some of the greatest Disney classics such as Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King, with new misadventures caused by the out-of-control Donald Duck. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have fun with Disney’s most popular songs and to celebrate 90 years of Mickey in style.
*The attraction “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” will remain open after the Halloween season
Face to face with the Disney Villains
Halloween is the season of all possibilities, especially for those who are dying to mingle with the most famous of Disney Villains. The terrifying Maleficent will cast a spell to transform the courtyard of Sleeping Beauty Castle into a huge briar bush taking the shape of her ominous dragon, and she will also be on-hand to meet with and take photos with the more daring of guests.
Disney Villains invite you to their show “It’s Good to be Bad with the Disney Villains!” at the Castle Theatre. Join the Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cruella (101 Dalmatians), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), the Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), Jafar (Aladdin), Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), Dr Facilier (The Princess and the Frog), and also Cinderella’s stepsisters and stepmother, Drizella, Anastasia, and Lady Tremaine, for this not-to-be-missed show. Look out for intruder Donald, who dresses up as Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty) so that he can party with the Disney Villains. After the show, the Disney Villains will take malicious delight in posing for photos with you.
Even more encounters with Halloween stars
The Disney Villains aren’t the one ones preparing to invade Disneyland Park to celebrate their favourite season. Minnie, Stitch, Goofy, José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles (Donald’s partners in crime in the film The Three Caballeros) and even the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland promise new unforgettable encounters. A word of advice: don’t forget to grab the programme and map at the entrance to the Disney Parks to make sure you don’t miss anything.
In celebration of the Halloween season, a monstrously crazy and colourful atmosphere will take over Disneyland Park. Ghosts and pumpkins will invade Main Street, U.S.A., as well as Frontierland. Colourful, tall sculptures will also have their place at the heart of the festivities, and throughout the season you will be able to encounter the puppet of Miguel, the star of the Disney/Pixar film Coco, at the Fuente del Oro restaurant.
The Halloween season takes place from 1st October to 4th November 2018. The “Mickey 90 Mouse Party” will be followed by a new Christmas season, full of surprises. More information to come on news.disneylandparis.com/en.
HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS
Mickey’s Halloween Cavalcade
- More than 80 performers and characters
- 1 month of rehearsals
- 4 floats
Illusion Manor is the all new float for The Halloween Cavalcade, created especially for Mickey’s birthday.
This new attraction is a tribute to the flagship attraction in Frontierland, Phantom Manor.
- 6 months in the making (from creation of the first designs to completion of the work)
- The float measures 40 metres high / 9 metres long / 4 metres wide
Costumes and make-up
- 18 new costumes (including 3 new costumes just for Mickey)
- 9 new make-up designs (15 make-up designs in total on the Cavalcade)
- A total of 200 new costumes have been created
- 5 months in the making
- Around 400 pairs of shoes for the season
Fun technical fact: to create the new costumes, new fabric designs were made, and new items were created to look like they were very old
Mickey’s Halloween Cavalcade brings together an engaging and previously unseen performance in Central Plaza, with music especially created by American composer Scott Erickson (Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary, Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party…).
- 13,262 flowers for the new garlands decorating Frontierland, which took 8 people 3 weeks to make
- 1 km of ribbon for the trees
- 24 cacti
- 41 Skeleton heads (10 skeleton couples, 28 scarecrow skeletons and 3 Lady
- 10 Rag Dolls (we have kept the name ragdolls but they’re not really ragdolls! è they’re skeletons)
- 76 casts of Thomas’s own hand for the Scarecrows & Ragdolls + 56 lanterns
- 100 different yokes for the scarecrow and Ragdoll costumes
- 175 m of light garlands to line the streets of Frontierland
- 330 pumpkins
- The “Catrinas” lady skeleton which will stand at 3 m tall
- Around 50 decorated concrete blocks