Disneyland Paris announces plans for its 25th anniversary

October 17, 2016, 8:30 AM · The Disneyland Paris Resort will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year. So what's happening for the party?

Disney today announced several new shows and attraction overlays for the anniversary, which officially kicks off March 26, 2017. A new castle projection show, Disney Illuminations, will replace Disney Dreams for the anniversary, featuring Mickey Mouse conducting a multimedia performance that "will transport Guests to a location where the stories of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Frozen and the motion pictures of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean will come to life before guest’s astonished eyes," according to the park's press release.

Disneyland Paris also is getting a new parade, Disney Stars on Parade, and two new shows: Mickey presents 'Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris' and The Starlit Princess Waltz, which will play at the Royal Castle Stage.

In addition, Disneyland Paris confirmed details for its previously announced Star Wars "Season of the Force" celebration, announcing that Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will replace its original Star Tours installation, and that Hyperspace Mountain will take over Space Mountain Mission 2. The new Star Tours will open with the 25th anniversary celebrations on March 26, but Disney did not commit to a specific date for Hyperspace Mountain, beyond "Spring 2017."

No word, either, on how long the anniversary celebration will last. Disneyland's recent 60th anniversary Diamond Celebration ran for over 15 months, from late May 2015 to early September 2016.

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October 17, 2016 at 12:14 PM · Really excited to see how nice it will be. Pretty much everything besides the new nighttime show was leaked before, but I think it can be a great celebration. Hopefully it runs at least 12 months, so I can experience it as well.
October 17, 2016 at 3:35 PM · Are they adding Jack Sparrow to their Pirates too? I though maybe I heard that.
October 17, 2016 at 3:54 PM · Just in time. I will be studying in Madrid next semester so I'll plan a trip to Paris in early May to check the celebration.
October 17, 2016 at 8:46 PM · Cool!
October 18, 2016 at 7:06 AM · I have a great idea, why not make the castle into a big pink pastry?!
October 18, 2016 at 9:23 AM · Awesome! Maybe for their 50th anniversary, they'll add a new attraction!
October 18, 2016 at 12:44 PM · Finally! Other than Ratatouille, Disneyland Paris has not done anything with the parks. It's about time they update Star Tours. The Adventure Continues has been at other parks world wide since 2011. Hyperspace Mountain is a nice addition too. I enjoyed the ride at Disneyland. The new firework and parades should be nice as well.

Now, the question is, will Disneyland Paris continue to expand? The Walt Disney Studios Park, especially, needs major updates. In all honesty, the park is a mess. Other than a few things, it's really not a great park. I hope they add Marvel Land in the future? As well as some new, innovative rides.

October 19, 2016 at 11:11 AM · Well hopefully this is just a start to get Disneyland Paris wherenit needs to be. So much unfilled potential with these two parks especially Walt Disney Studios but we have to see. Right now its just cheap steamers and balloons on a garbage truck & calling it good
October 20, 2016 at 6:03 AM · Just close down the place. French people just doesn't appreciate having such a wonderful park.
October 21, 2016 at 6:12 AM · Robert do you know whether Disney Dreams and the original Space Mountain Mission 1/2 come back after the anniversary? And what will be shown in the Chapperal theatre?
October 23, 2016 at 5:08 AM · Opening Unit: This looks similar to the Opening Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade.
Frozen Unit: Based on the 2013 Academy Award-winning hit animated film. This float looks similar to the Frozen Unit from Disneyland version's nighttime parade Paint the Night.
Finding Nemo Unit: Based on the 2003 Disney and Pixar film. This float looks similar to the Finding Nemo Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade,
Toy Story Unit: Based on the Disney and Pixar film. similar to its unit from Disney California Adventure's daytime parade Pixar Play Parade
The Lion King Unit: Based on the 1994 animated film. Original float from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade --Jubilation!
Peter Pan Unit: Based on the 1953 animated film. Original float from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade --Jubilation!
Sleeping Beauty Unit: Based on the 1959 animated film. This float looks similar to the Sleeping Beauty Unit from Magic Kingdom's daytime parade Festival of Fantasy Parade.
Finale Unit: This looks similar to the Finale Unit from Tokyo Disneyland's former daytime parade Happiness is Here Parade.

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