On the heels of the excitement surrounding the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris, the resort is launching a new series of fan experiences, inspired by and created especially for Disney fans around the world. Disney FanDaze is a series of experiences designed to entertain and thrill those who know and love Disney better than anyone else: Disney fans.
There is little doubt that Disney fans are among the most devoted, passionate, and enthusiastic people in the world. Since the inception of Disneyland, the number of fans of Disney theme parks and their beloved Disney Characters, has grown exponentially. Events, festivals, and other celebrations held by and for Disney fans occur daily all across the world.
Since Disneyland Paris opened its gates 25 years ago, Disney fans – from all over Europe and beyond – have been traveling from far and wide to celebrate anniversaries, seasonal festivities and other special events at the European resort. Thousands of fans come every year to relive their favourite memories and to make new ones, and many others revisit time and again to meet Disney Characters and immerse themselves deeper in the stories that have always delighted and inspired them.
Now is the time to launch entertainment experiences created especially for these Disney fans.
So if you dream of spending more time with your favourite Disney Characters and you’re a fan of delightful days and dazzling nights, then Disney FanDaze is for you! Stay tuned and follow us on our Twitter account #DisneyFanDaze account for more details. Each tweet is a date with Magic that no fan will want to miss.
Today, Themed Packages for the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party go on sale.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights of this event – sure to be the most FAN-tastic of the year – which will take place on 2 June. Featuring unique shows and unforgettable encounters with rare Characters including the introduction of a never-before-seen Disney Character! This is
THE event to celebrate Disney fans while enjoying special access to Walt Disney Studios Park®.
DISNEY CHARACTERS LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE
Breathtaking new outfits
Mickey, Minnie, Duffy, ShellieMay, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto will greet fans dressed in the most extravagant outfits – created especially for Disney FanDaze, the biggest fan event of the year! These colourful new outfits will add a special twist to some of our most beloved stars. Innovative both in design and material, they'll speak to fans’ inner fashionista and quickly become the latest in Character couture!
A world first appearance from a brand new Disney FanDaze VIP Character!
You all have been waiting for the news! For the first time ever at any Disney Park,
Ortensia, dearest friend of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, will make history by joining the Disney FanDaze VIP family!
Amazing Disney Character encounters
We recently teased that fans would be able to meet over 50 Disney Characters, some of them for the first time ever. They range from the well-known – VIPs with brand new costumes – to the most rare, like Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck. Guests will also be able to meet Sulley, Boo, and for the first time ever at Disneyland Paris George Sanderson and Needleman from Monsters Inc., Joy and Sadness, Bolt, Duffy and ShellieMay, Kuzco and Kronk, Quasimodo and Esmeralda, Elena of Avalor, Gauchito, Burrito, and the beautiful Yaya from The Three Caballeros.
The Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party will also feature an exclusive reunion with friends from the Disney Afternoon. Your pals from Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, TaleSpin and Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers will be delighted to pose for a snap with their favourite fans. Characters from Hercules, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, and even some of your Big Hero 6 friends will be all over the park and excited to meet with you during the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party.
This year marks the release of Disney•Pixar’s much-awaited Incredibles 2. On this occasion, our favourite super heroes Mr. & Mrs. Incredible will meet guests at the Art of Disney Animation during the Inaugural Party. What’s more, and for the very first time at Disneyland Paris, Frozone will be there and ready to chill with his fans alongside his Incredible friends.
Heroes and Villains Alley
For the first time ever, witness around 16 Disney Heroes and Villains such as Hercules and Hades, Li Shang and Shan Yu, facing off in the heart of Walt Disney Studios Park. You better keep your camera and phone close, because you never know when an amazing photo opportunity will arise.
BRAND NEW SHOWS, FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Dance your Duck Tales Parade
You won’t want to miss the Dance your DuckTales Parade. Featuring all of your favorite ducks, including Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Launchpad McQuack flying in on their Hot Air Balloons from Duckburg, while more than 40 performers bring the streets to life! If you’re looking to make incredible memories, this quacking good time in the street is sure to fit the bill!
NEW! PJ’s DJ Party!
Get your groove on and jam to great Disney musical hits with this exciting Dance Party in Production Courtyard!
Max-Live! Gettin’ Goofy with It
This nighttime spectacular will undoubtedly be the highlight of the party. Don’t miss Max’s big debut as he shoots for superstardom on the Production Courtyard stage, completely re-themed for this magnificent concert. Max, in his stunning new outfit, is totally in charge of his own smashing line- up. He’s got bright lights, awesome music, mega sound, cutting-edge video, a rockin’ dance crew, and cool friends dropping by! With more than 30 new outfits created especially for this show, Judy Hopps, Kuzco, and even Stitch will be there to rock your night with Max!
Jumba & Pleakley's Mission: Stitch!
Speaking of Stitch and only for the Inaugural Party, Disney FanDaze presents Jumba & Pleakley's Mission: Stitch! The popular interactive show "Stitch Live!" will be hosted by none other than Jumba and Pleakley. Our friends from Lilo & Stitch will take over the Space Traffic Control and help Stitch escape from Captain Gantu. You won’t want to miss this!
NEW! Oh My, Ortensia!
Oswald is coming to Hollywood Boulevard in the Roaring Twenties and introducing his dearest friend, Ortensia! This is THE big news in town, and they will surely be followed by photographers, reporters and enthusiastic newsboys!
The Farewell Street Party!
A perfect night deserves a perfect ending. More than 80 Disney Characters from the event will end the evening on a magical note with a grand parade – a last chance for an unparalleled photo opportunity!
A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE
An atmosphere unlike anything seen before
For one night only, we’re transforming Walt Disney Studios Park into a dazzling Disney FanDaze universe. At Disney Studio 1 and Place de Rémy, live musicians will fuel the party vibe throughout the night with Disney songs. And photographers will wander the streets, capturing beautiful images of the night’s true stars – YOU, our fans.
An evening of exclusive access to attractions
Walt Disney Studios Park will open its gates exclusively for fans during the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party. From an epic 13-floor plunge on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror to being shrunk down to the size of a rat in Ratatouille: The Adventure, this is an exclusive evening with a limited number of tickets that no fan will ever forget.
NEW! Oswald’s Sing-Along Challenge
For one night only, you’ll have the chance to be the brightest star on one of the most famous stages in Walt Disney Studios® Park: Animagique Theater. Warm up your vocal cords for a magical Sing- Along contest. It’s guaranteed to be a great time, and if you hit the right notes, you could win some exciting prizes including the chance to rub shoulders with Oswald and Ortensia!
A grand raffle with a fairy tale prize
A raffle ticket is included in your package, and could win you a dream night in the luxurious Sleeping Beauty Suite at Disneyland® Hotel.
Tasty treats and exclusive souvenirs
Guests will savour unique flavours from original menus created just for Disney FanDaze and served up at restaurants and gourmet kiosks, while exclusive limited edition merchandise is sure to delight the most dedicated of Disney collectors.
Show Your Inner Disney!
Every fan has a unique Disney style they can’t wait to show off, and Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party invites fans to do just that! Disney pins, hats, ears and other accessories will bring the Disney fantasy to life, inspired by a favourite Character or even an unforgettable Disney attraction. You can DisneyBound or wear a costume as long as you “show your inner Disney”. Each original and eccentric look is sure to be one of the evening’s major attractions! (Specific rules apply available on http://fandaze.disneylandparis.com/)
EXTRA SURPRISES TO ENJOY EVEN MORE EXCLUSIVE ENCOUNTERS
Walt Disney Imagineering conferences
If you’ve ever dreamt of meeting real life Disney Imagineers, you can enhance your experience by purchasing a ticket to a conference with the creators behind our iconic lands, attractions and shows. Special behind-the-scenes opportunities will take place in the Animagique Theater. From a focus on Disneyland Paris by Portfolio Creative Executive Tom Fitzgerald, to an exclusive peek into the world of Duffy & Friends by Walt Disney Imagineers Daniel Jue, Ethan Reed, and Charlie Watanabe, these opportunities should not be missed! (restricted access with dedicated tickets required, not included in the packages on offer (except the Ultimate FANtasia package) and the individual tickets).
A masterclass with a Disney Legend
Have you ever dreamt of meeting a real Disney animator? Disney Legend and former Disney animator Andreas Deja, who has created memorable characters such as Scar, Hercules, Gaston and Jafar, will be on hand to share exclusive insights into the art of Disney animation. You may even learn how to draw one of his famous characters, directly from the man himself at the Art of Disney Animation! (free access subject to seat availability).
The Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party is an event that promises to be like no other – a dream come true for all Disney fans, with surprises at every turn and a succession of unforgettable moments to enjoy together.
- Themed Package reservations are now exclusively open through our Reservation Center.
- Classic Packages will be released on January 22.
- Individual tickets without packages will be available at a later stage.