Disneyland Paris Run Weekend 2020 is back and more

Get set ... Ready for even more magic with the 5th Anniversary edition?

Put on your sneakers and head for the 5th Anniversary edition of Disneyland® Paris Run Weekend. Get ready for a legendary event: September 24-27, 2020, the sport joins the magic for a spectacular party weekend! On your marks, ready for iconic races and breathtaking challenges ?

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Sprint to the 1st edition of an enchanted weekend!


Celebrate fun and bravery with the first edition of the Disneyland® Paris Princess Run from May 8 to 10, 2020. Put on your sneakers for a brand new event to share with family or friends, with a choice of fun races for all ages. Disney Characters will encourage you to reach the finish line. Be ready to shine as you leave with exclusive medals and souvenirs !

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Discover the new collection inspired by Éléonore Bridge

Saturday, September 21 marks the release of four new pins inspired by the world of Peter Pan. This new collection is the result of a collaboration between Éléonore Bridge and Disneyland Paris.

The pins are to be found at The Disney Gallery (Disney Village) at a price of 16.99 € each.

Attention, these are limited editions (400 copies per pin).

The booking is made via Lineberty application on September 19 at 6pm. Last Chance tickets are available on September 20th at 6pm always on Lineberty.

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A day in the general control room of Disneyland Paris

The P.C.C.R. (Park Central Control Room) is a bit like the central control booth of Disneyland Park, where the teams control the parade audio, announcements and some of the Disneyland Park lights. Walt Disney Studios Park has a similar control room, managed by the same team, on the first floor of Disney Studio 1.

The team consists of 10 operators, technicians and programmers, spread over the 2 parks, to operate the daily activities and program the various shows and soundtracks. They are supervised by a stage manager.

Starting the day in music

The teams usually arrive on site an hour before the opening of each park, to do a complete checkup of audio systems and computer programs. In particular, they review the various automatically managed soundtracks, such as the music of the different lands but also the Disneyland Park announcements.

Their major task is then to broadcast these opening and closure announcements, as well as any other (planned or not) daily announcement at the parks.

The shows punctuate the rest of the day

During periods including seasonal shows or parades at Disneyland Park, the P.C.C.R. team is in charge of broadcasting the audio and deploying the lights along the entire Parade route (Fantasyland, Castle Stage, Central Plaza, Main Street U.S.A. and Town Square) as well as controlling the embedded audio systems in the parade floats.

Of course, they operate the Disney Stars On Parade every day, according to a proven organization and technology developed specifically for Disney Parks and also used at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.

From the beginning, the P.C.C.R. teams are in close contact with the other Entertainment teams, and collaborate to ensure the programming and smooth running of shows and parades. To prepare a season like Halloween, it takes 2 weeks of sound and light adjustments on the Parade route.

But the cool thing is that the parade floats also have their own audio system. In perfect synchronization via a GPS system embedded in each unit, the team follows their position live on screens, and can perfectly coordinate the distribution of music on the various speakers. Each unit "advances" with its own music, while the speakers of the parade road accompany them in perfect synchronization.

"Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls..."

When the closure of Disneyland Park comes, the P.C.C.R. team will transfer some of the controls to the Central Plaza management team for the Disney Illuminations night show. Once the show is over, the time has come to say goodbye to visitors and tell them to exit the Disneyland Park. They will then leave the park background music active for about 90 min after closing. The music is then deactivated for the night.

A team made up of new talents

At the P.C.C.R., teams come from different backgrounds because they have to handle audio, light, video, and animations. This is called "show control": Cast Members must control audio, video and light machines via computer programming.

These new entertainment professions are developing more and more at Disneyland Paris, and it is a unique and rewarding professional experience for people interested in this profession.

Thank you to the P.C.C.R. team for their warm welcome!

Arendelle Aqua - new range of iconic products inspired by Frozen

The Disney Parks Arendelle Aqua collection is the latest in color trend for a new line of products in Disney Parks and online at shopDisney.com from today.

After Potion Purple or Briar Rose Gold, the new Frozen-inspired color, Arendelle Aqua, is now available in Disney Parks stores around the world.

This collection marks the very first global release of a color launched the same day at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland and online at shopDisney.com.

The collection is inspired by the Walt Disney Animations Studios classic, Frozen.

The Disneyland Paris range consists of: 

  • A Spirit jersey 59,99€

  • A Loungefly wallet 23,99€

  • A Loungefly Bag 79,99€

  • A Minnie Sequin Headband 19,99€

  • A sequins T-shirt 29,99€

Annual Pass Exclusive: 

At Disney Fashion, the first 50 Annual Pass holders to buy two products from the Arendelle Aqua collection will be offered a tote bag. (one tote bag per person on presentation of the pass). 

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3 sinister and confusing universes soon to discover in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ - A New Dimension of Chills

On September 28th, thrill-seekers will discover three new fearful experiences at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ - A New Dimension of Chills!

The Walt Disney Imagineering and Maintenance teams are currently hard at work creating these new experiences. To "tell" their new story, each elevator as well as the scenes of the attraction must be updated: new lights, projectors, media, remixed soundtrack, vehicle movements. Everything has been reprogrammed, modernized, or replaced if necessary!

The three new scenarios feature the famous little girl, one of the passengers who mysteriously vanished when the hotel was struck by lightning in 1939. From September 28, the little girl, as a ghost, ghost becomes the key character of three new experiences more terrifying than ever. The Malevolent Machine, The Shaft Creatures and The 5th  Dimension plunge you into sinister and confusing universes:

Horror 1: The Malevolent Machine 

The little ghost girl haunts this elevator. But she is the least of your worries. Because as soon as you take your seat, this malevolent machine only has one thing in mind – to trap you, and clank and screech with glee as it catapults you up and plummets you down at its wicked will without warning. The only thing you can do is hold tight and scream! Will you be able to free yourself from its grip?

Horror 2: The Shaft Creatures 

“They know you’re here. Whatever you do, don’t scream!” Scary creatures roam around the elevator shaft and are looking for distressed souls to terrorize – as the louder your pleas for mercy, the more powerful they become. Can you stay silent while plummeting – several times - 13 unlucky floors at the speed of fright? 

Horror 3: The 5th Dimension 

Don’t get lost in this dimension! A sinister Poltergeist specter has opened the 5th dimension and wants to take your soul with it. Prepare to question everything you think is real as you’re dropped into a terrifying psychedelic journey between worlds. Will the little ghost girl be able to take you back to our dimension?

There you have it. Are you brave enough to enter The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ – A New Dimension of Chills and face its three hair-raising new horrors? Prepare to scream your soul out as you plummet to darker depths than ever before!

2019 – 2020: THE RETURN OF ICONIC DISNEY SEASONS

The coming months include several exciting seasons at Disneyland Paris throughout the year!

Disney's Halloween Festival from 28 September to 3 November 2019 
The Halloween season will give Disneyland Paris guests plenty of frights and laughter as they enjoy the unique atmosphere at Disneyland Park, with a new show and updated attractions. This year, the Disney Villains will be joined by Ursula, the devilish sea witch.

Mickey and his friends will be there too, with a hint of evil for all guests who dare... Halloween will be particularly tasty thanks to the collaboration with Belgian chocolate maker Pierre Marcolini for a 'trick or treat' box of chocolates that will be in some Disneyland Hotel rooms during the season. In the parks, mischievous ghosts will be cooking up a storm to rustle up various Halloween-style gourmet specialties, for all tastes and all cravings from Maleficent Burgers and Cruella cupcakes to other venomous cocktails.

Fans of thrills and spills will enjoy the new version of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the top attraction at Walt Disney Studios Park and a scene of breathtaking drama: a new story, with dazzling special effects and new thrilling drop sequences.

Disney's Enchanted Christmas from 9 November 2019 to 6 January 2020

The magic of Christmas will be at Disneyland Paris for nearly two months. Guests can see twinkling lights, watch the wonderful Disney Christmas Parade and meet their favorite Disney Characters. This year, Disney Princesses will join the celebration dance for the biggest gathering of Disney royal couples. Walt Disney Studios Park will also be celebrating the end of year with the return of Mickey’s Big Band Christmas in keeping with the musical tradition. The programme includes the big band orchestra, fast pace tap dance acts and even a solo by Mickey on the drums.

For the Christmas and New Year’s Eve Dinner, guests will be able to live Disney magic with an exceptional and unique dinner, in the Christmas Tradition. Chefs have dreamed up some culinary creations with fresh and seasonal products. Disney Characters will also join the party, dressed in their most beautiful costumes.

Legends of the Force: A Celebration of Star Wars from 11 January to 15 March 2020Disneyland Paris is the perfect place to live the Star Wars experience. This season will be the chance to explore a galaxy far, far away, in the footsteps of iconic Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO, but also to confront the Dark Side of the Force with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. Walt Disney Studios Park will offer an extraordinary sound and light show with projections, special effects and characters from the Star Wars saga. The days will also include several marches of the Stormtroopers, led by powerful figures from the Empire and First Order, such as Darth Vader and Captain Phasma.

Disneyland Park will immerse guests in the heart of Star Wars galactic battles with the attractions Star Tours: The Adventures Continue and Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain.

Marvel Super Heroes Season from 24 March to 7 June 2020 

Following the success of the first two seasons, Marvel Super Heroes will return to Walt Disney Studios Park to give guests a thrilling experience next spring. The Marvel Universe will come to life at Disneyland Paris with epic shows and experiences featuring Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel and more guest favorites.

The Lion King and Jungle Festival is back for summer 2020

After a sensational first season, guests can move again to the rhythm of the shows together with Timon, Rafiki, Baloo and all their favourite characters from The Lion King and The Jungle Book.

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Avengers Campus - new visual

As recently announced, Walt Disney Studios Park will be home to a new Marvel-themed area called Avengers Campus, part of a multi-year expansion for the park that will also include a Frozen and Star Wars area, opening in phases starting in 2021.  Avengers Campus will immerse guests in action-packed adventures with incredible attractions, heroic encounters and new restaurants. 

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One of the highlights will be a Disney attraction dedicated to Spider-Man, which will give guests of all ages a taste of what it’s like to have superpowers as they sling webs to help Spider-Man collect Spider-Bots that have run amok.

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New rendering for the future themed area dedicated to Frozen

One of the popular Disney stories that comes to life at Disneyland Paris is Frozen, whose characters have been featured in many shows and parades since the first film was released in 2013. And soon, guests will be able to experience even more adventures with Anna, Elsa, Olaf and their friends at Disneyland Paris. 

In the coming years, guests will have even more Frozen experiences with a new themed area dedicated to the story, which is part of the multi-year expansion of the Walt Disney Studios Park. As part of the fully immersive land, guests will see in the distance the snow-capped mountain of Arendelle opposite a magnificent lakewith an attraction that will take them to the center of the Kingdom.  The area will also include character encounters, a new restaurant and a shop, which will secure a permanent presence of this beloved franchise at Disneyland Paris.

More info on Frozen: A Musical Invitation

A brand-new interactive adventure will open its doors at Animation Celebration in Walt Disney Studios Park: Frozen: A Musical Invitation. You will be transported to the Kingdom of Arendelle, where you will be invited to play and interact with your favorite characters over several stages.

Act one – Move like magic

Seek shelter from the snow, take your seat in the cosy barns next to the Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna, and prepare to sing Reindeers Are Better Than People with Kristoff and Sven for the first time ever at Disneyland® Paris.
But that’s not all.

After warming up your vocal cords, get swept up in the fun Frozen atmosphere as Anna and Kristoff bring out the magical moves that lie dormant within you. Will you learn them in time to join the people of Arendelle in surprising Elsa?
Don’t be afraid to let yourself go!

Act two – A sing-song surprise

After mastering your magical moves, you leave the comfort of the barns, battling the whooshing wind until you enter the spectacularly sparkly Ice Palace on the peak of North Mountain.

Now’s the time to surprise Elsa, celebrating her power and the magic that can be found in all of us, before joining in with joyful renditions of Let It Go and Love Is an Open Door.

Warm up with a warm hug from Olaf*

Get ready to give the friendliest snowman in all of Arendelle a big warm hug. That’s right, Olaf is here and he can’t wait to meet you for the first time ever at Disneyland® Paris.

*You must register on the LineBerty app before you can meet Olaf.

Frozen: A Musical Invitation will arrive on 17 November in Walt Disney Studios Park, teasing what’s to come at the upcoming Frozen Celebration.

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Frozen Celebration - new visual

From 11 January to 3 May 2020, Disneyland Paris will introduce an enchanting new family journey with a brand-new event: Frozen Celebration.

The festivities will include a dazzling new show four times a day on the parade route starring Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven with incredible dancers and acrobats. An enchanting new float will also bring the magic to life before guests' eyes.

Guests can extend the experience with exclusive treats and drinks, plus a range of souvenirs which celebrate the adventures of Anna, Elsa and their friends. And of course, characters from Arendelle will take part in the Disney Stars on Parade with a Frozen-inspired float and during the evenings, the magical adventures of Anna and Elsa will come to life with Disney Illuminations.

Frozen Celebration will be the perfect time to discover the brand-new surprise that Anna and Elsa have prepared for guests.

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More details on Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel

Guests will soon be able to experience Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, celebrating 80 years of Marvel storytelling in a typical New York setting, with a contemporary Art Deco style. The Hotel is inspired by a New York art gallery, paying tribute to the city that is home to many iconic Marvel Super Heroes and the artists who created them.

When the Hotel reopens next summer, it will be the very first Hotel dedicated entirely to the celebration of Marvel art, inviting guests to discover the iconic stories and characters of this epic universe with one of the largest publicly viewable collection of Marvel artworks in the world.  

 

Disneyland Paris is collaborating with more 50 artists from Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios to bring together more than 300 pieces of artwork showcasing the wealth of the Marvel Universe – comic book covers, posters, illustrations from films, storyboards, original sketches and more – including never-before-seen and exclusive pieces.

 

This unprecedented renovation will include entirely redesigned rooms with a modern feel, featuring Marvel artwork in each room and a subtle nod to the legendary Iron Man in all Empire State Club rooms. Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will also have suites that go above and beyond for fans, including suites themed to Avengers and Spider-Man. The walls will display spectacular works by Marvel artists and even the furniture will include subtle references to these iconic Super Heroes. 

 

Guests staying in Club and Suite rooms will enjoy exclusive amenities and services, such as a dedicated reception and access to the Empire State Lounge, an elegant & quiet private lounge where guests can enjoy breakfast. Beyond the accommodations, unique restaurants and bars celebrating the Art of Marvel, give guests even more to experience on their plate:

 

  • Manhattan Restaurant will be an elegant and refined table service restaurant – featuring a magnificent chanderlier inspired by Thor’s Asgardian Palace – with a menu that will give prominence to authentic flavours, reminiscent of a family-owned Italian trattoria, with fresh and local products.

 

  • Downtown Restaurant will be a culinary journey through a cosmopolitan New York where typical American dishes will meet flavours from Chinatown & Little Italy. Guest will even be able to see chefs preparing meals. The restaurant will also offer a selection of Marvel-inspired specialities and its walls will display 90 sketched portraits of Marvel Super Heroes.

 

  • Skyline Bar will be an elegant, typical New York Martini bar, offering breath-taking views of the skyline of New York that will hold some heroic surprises. At Skyline Bar, guests can find cocktails as well as a fine selection of wines.

 

  • Lounge Bar will be a Trendy Manhattan loft-style bar serving fresh and organic products like biodynamic wines, bottled beers from craft breweries and more. Definitely the best place to gather with family or friends after a day of adventures in the parks.

 

Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will also be the very first Disney Hotel to host Marvel Super Heroes. Guests can have heroic encounters with iconic Marvel Super Heroes in a special location called Super Hero Station. In addition to encountering their favorite heroes every morning, guests can become part of the Marvel action with unique photo locations such as, joining the Collector’s Collection from the Guardians of the Galaxy or wielding Thor’s hammer and more.

 

Guests can also take advantage of many other amenities during their stay at the Hotel, including:

 

  • Metro Pool, an indoor and outdoor pool complex, with a jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath.

 

  • Metro Health Club, a fitness centre equipped with machines and sports accessories, as well as various outdoor sports activities.

 

  • Marvel Design Studio, a dedicated space for children to learn how to draw their favourite Marvel Super Heroes in a setting inspired by the workshops where the comics are created.

 

Guests can even go home with a souvenir of their Marvel adventures from New York Boutique which offers a selection of exclusive Marvel collectible products. 

 

Additionally, guest at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel can take advantage of the benefits that come with staying in a Disney Hotel, including free shuttle service, Extra Magic Hours and much more. 

 

Guests will be able to book Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel as of November 5, 2019. The Hotel is expected to open in the summer 2020!

NEW – Disneyland Paris Princess Run

In addition to seasons, Disneyland Paris offers exclusive events throughout the year to experience with family or friends. These special events offer plenty of different experiences on universal themes:

Music – For three years electronic music fans have been able to move to the rhythm of Electroland. And good news! This event will be back in 2020 for more spectacular parties over the weekend of 4 July 2020.

Sport – With the fourth edition of Disneyland Paris Run Weekend this September, guests of all ages can take part in unforgettable races in a unique setting. And with the Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup LNB (from 15 to 17 February 2020), the best teams from the French basketball championship come together.  

NEW – From 8 to 10 May 2020, guests will meet for a new runDisney experience with the first edition of the Disneyland Paris Princess Run.

With races for runners of all ages, limited-edition medals, professional photographers and the chance to meet Disney Characters, this is a truly enchanting experience.

And of course, 6 June 2020 is the Pride edition 2020 to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

The exclusive events also make it possible to prolong seasonal festivities after the parks close, like Disney’s Halloween Parties (26 and 31 October 2019) and the New Year’s Eve Party (31 December 2019).

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