Disneyland Paris is Here to Bring Back the Magic With its Grand Reopening Today
It’s time to live your dreams again as Disneyland Paris reopens today, June 17th, with Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney Village. Plus, in a matter of days, the much anticipated Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will open its doors along with the premiere of the new Disney Junior Dream Factory show.
Guests can once again enjoy the outstanding experiences Disneyland Paris is known for, from iconic attractions (including new experiences like Cars ROAD TRIP) and new heart-warming Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and MARVEL Character moments, to unique interactions with Cast Members and even a few surprises along the way.
Natacha Rafalski, President of Disneyland Paris, celebrated the reopening of the popular destination.
“We are absolutely thrilled to bring the Disney magic back to our Guests, in the most wonderful way and with enhanced health and safety measures… As the top tourist destination in Europe, I am so proud to see Disneyland Paris play a key role in the reignition of the tourism industry. It is a chapter filled with hope and optimism that we are starting all together as we believe that the need to dream and share moments of happiness with family and friends have never been so important. And as part of our longstanding commitment to supporting our communities, we are delighted to be celebrating this milestone with 300 beneficiaries from local associations.”
The first guests arriving today are once again able to enjoy Disneyland Paris, which is more beautiful than ever. And thanks to over 60 selfie spots, Guests can enjoy a special moment with their favorite Characters from the Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and MARVEL universes.
Some of the new character experiences include Star Wars Legends such as Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, or Stormtroopers now available at Videopolis Theatre.
Characters straight out of Alice in Wonderland are surprising guests in the Cheshire Cat Train on Main Street, U.S.A. A float welcoming famous Disney Princesses also makes surprise appearances at Disneyland Park.
At Walt Disney Studios Park, Cruella makes surprise appearances, as do Emile and Remy from Ratatouille. Additionally, the beloved characters from Frozen are back at Animation Celebration and the MARVEL Super Heroes are ready to take selfies with Guests on stage at Studio Theatre.
Once again, guests can enjoy iconic attractions in both Disney Parks, be it the thrill of Star Wars: Hyperspace Mountain and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or an adventure on a family attraction such as Peter Pan’s Flight or Ratatouille: The Adventure.
With the continued transformation of Walt Disney Studios Park, new experiences like the Cars ROAD TRIP attraction, are coming online making it the place where Pixar adventures come to life. Launched today, this new experience takes you right into the world of Pixar’s Cars films along the idyllic Route 66, the most legendary highway of the American Southwest.
As they travel aboard a streetcar, guests meet Lighting McQueen, Mater and many others, while passing by bits of nature and Cars-made wonders. Near the exit of the attraction, Guests will be able to enjoy a delicious break at “The Laugh ‘n’ Go” food truck presented by Bel. This fun-filled ‘pit-stop’ will feature snacks created by the Disneyland Paris chefs with The Laughing Cow cheese.
Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will be opening its doors on June 21st. Just a short walk – or free shuttle – away from the parks, Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will pay tribute to the home of so many Marvel Super Heroes and the artists who created them.
Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will offer premium comfort and personalized services, while celebrating New York City’s culture and vibrant energy, styled as a New York art gallery. With more than 350 pieces of artwork on display spanning both comics and movies created by more than 110 artists from Europe and beyond – including about 50 exclusive pieces – it will be one of the largest publicly viewable collections of Marvel artwork in the world.
The guest experience will be taken to the next level with a holistic, 360-degree approach to storytelling and exclusive experiences including Selfie Spot with Spider-Man at the Super Hero Station, a creative space for little ones called Marvel Design Studio, or the Hero Training Zone, an outdoor field with dedicated areas for a variety of sports activities to be enjoyed by guests of all ages.
Disney Junior Dream Factory, a new live entertainment show, is the first show that Disneyland Paris will offer after its reopening. Ideal for families with young children, the show will take place in the brand new “Studio D” at Walt Disney Studios Park and will officially open on July 1st.
This immersive 20-minute show will feature some of Disney Junior’s most popular Characters such as Mickey, Minnie and Timon and rising stars Vampirina and Fancy Nancy Clancy. They invite both young and older guests to make dreams come true together by learning and singing fun and catchy songs.
Disneyland Paris hosts local kids and their families from non-profit associations. The reopening is also the opportunity to reaffirm our longstanding commitment to local communities. Upon opening, they are hosting 300 underprivileged children and families from the region to experience the park and to live a day of magic, from charity organizations supporting low-income families and medical and educational institutes including: K D’Urgence, IME L’éclair, SESSAD Passerose, Les Restos du Cœur, le Secours Catholique, la Fondation d’Auteuil, ATD Quart Monde, SOL en Si, Emmaüs, the French Red Cross and the Order of Malta.
This initiative is part of Disneyland Paris’ long-standing commitment to supporting the work of non-profit organizations and neighboring local communities in improving the lives of children and disadvantaged families throughout the year. Over the last 15 months, Disneyland Paris continued to help charity and healthcare organizations by redistributing food, medical supplies and Disney products, with a market value of over 10 million Euros.
As the health and well-being of guests and Cast Members has always been and will continue to be their top priority, Disneyland Paris’ reopening takes a deliberate approach with enhanced health and safety measures that were successfully implemented last year. Their measures continue to reflect current government guidelines, demonstrating their ability to improve the guest experience while prioritizing a safety.
As authorities recommend the wearing of an appropriate face covering in public spaces, Disneyland Paris asks all guests ages six and older to do so. Partnering with PURELL throughout the destination, Disneyland Paris has installed nearly 2,000 dispensers of hand sanitizing gel made in France. In order to support physical distancing, limited attendance and required advanced ticketing and reservations are in place, per government guidance. As a result, some experiences, shows or events may not be available or may be modified, depending on evolving guidance from authorities.
More information and bookings for the Disneyland Paris Resort can be found here.
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