New details shared on Mickey’s 90th celebration and the transformation of Epcot !

Last weekend at D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared exciting new details surrounding highly-anticipated experiences coming soon to Disney parks.

Destination D guests were the first to see Chapek reveal the names and the first-ever look inside the two signature attractions set for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at Disneyland Resort next summer and at Walt Disney World Resort in fall 2019. The audience was also the first to hear that Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams is creating original Star Wars themes exclusively for these lands, and was treated to a preview of this thrilling new music. Rounding out the galactic excitement, attendees heard more about the groundbreaking, fully-immersive Star Wars resort experience coming to Walt Disney World Resort.

In celebration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse, Chapek shared the many new exciting ways to celebrate the beloved mouse. He also shared more about the multi-year transformation of Epcot, including new spectaculars designed to honor the park’s original vision.

“We are currently in the midst of one of the most extraordinary periods of expansion in our history,” Chapek said. “We are always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible as we deliver world-class experiences and attractions, new hotels and entertainment, itineraries and destinations for our guests.”

Attendees were excited to get the first in-person look at the Disney Skyliner gondolas that will transport guests to their favorite destinations when it debuts in fall 2019. The audience also celebrated Disney’s #ShareYourEars campaign by participating in a group photo, led by Chapek and Mickey Mouse. Chapek announced yesterday that Disney will add a second phase to the #ShareYourEars campaign in honor of Mickey’s 90th Anniversary. From Nov. 18-27, participants can take a photo showing off their “Mickey Mouse ears” – or any creative “ears” – and upload it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. For every public post with #ShareYourEars, Disney will donate US $5 to Make-A-Wish®, up to US $1 million, for a total of up to US $3 million. This is the third year in a row that Disney has run this campaign with Make-A-Wish to grant even more wishes.

Exploring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was announced at D23 Expo 2015, fans have been eager to learn more. Today, Chapek announced that guests can take the controls in one of three unique and critical roles aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. On Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests can join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a face-off with Kylo Ren. These two new incredible experiences, paired with the land’s interactive components and optional integration with the Play Disney Parks app, will invite guests to become galactic travelers and live their own Star Wars stories in a galaxy far, far away.

Chapek also announced that the music for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will feature original themes created especially for the land by Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams. Chapek shared a stirring preview of the all-new music, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

Adding to the excitement, Chapek provided a sneak peek at the groundbreaking Star Warsresort coming to Walt Disney World Resort. This multi-day, fully immersive adventure will take guests aboard a luxury starship with all the features expected of a first-class hotel, including dining, recreation, and accommodations, all authentic to the Star Wars universe.

Celebrating Mickey Mouse

For 90 years, Mickey has entertained generations of families and fans. To celebrate the mouse that started it all, Chapek shared the many new ways guests will celebrate one of the world’s most beloved icons.

Imagineers have been hard at work creating Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, using breakthrough technology to transform a two-dimensional cartoon into an amazing real-world experience. The first-ever ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse – set to open in fall 2019 – will feature a new original story and lovable theme song as it takes guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts.

Following the kickoff of World’s Biggest Mouse Party earlier this year, the festivities continue at the Disneyland Resort with Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, which will bring new entertainment, food and merchandise to the resort. On Jan. 18, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will light up the night at Disneyland Park with all-new music, projections and lasers that set the scene for an epic dance party that takes over almost the entire park. The party will get even bigger when the fan-favorite Mickey’s Soundsational Parade returns to the resort in January 2019 featuring an all-new float with Mickey himself, who will lead the celebration down Main Street U.S.A.

Over at Walt Disney World, now there’s more magic than ever. From Jan. 18 to Sept. 30,Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom will feature new food, merchandise and entertainment, including a new dance party with Mickey, Minnie and their friends, and a chance to meet Mickey and Minnie together in their new birthday outfits. On the high seas, Disney Cruise Line will welcome Mickey & Minnie Surprise Party at Sea, an all-new high-energy deck party on the Disney Fantasy next summer.

Chapek also announced an all-new cinematic nighttime experience, Wonderful World of Animation, coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1 as part of the 30th Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show will use state-of-the-art technology to take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey.

Adding to the excitement, Chapek shared a look at the recently opened Mickey: The True Original Exhibition in New York City. The exhibition provides visitors with an interactive experience inspired by Mickey’s impact on popular culture, from Instagram-worthy design elements to larger-than-life multimedia installations. The exhibition runs through Feb. 10, 2019, and tickets can be purchased at Disney.com/MickeyTrueOriginal.

Transformation of Epcot

Fans were thrilled to hear more about the multi-year transformation of Epcot, designed to honor the park’s original vision while making it more timeless, more relevant, more family and more Disney.

At World Showcase, Chapek revealed that the Ratatouille experience coming to the France pavilion will be called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Guests will also enjoy a brand new“Beauty and the Beast” sing-along, created by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live action “Beauty and the Beast” films. There will also be an update to the O Canada! 360-degree show.

For IllumiNations fans, Chapek announced an all-new, transformative spectacular set to debut in 2020. It will celebrate how Disney music can inspire people from around the world, featuring massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers. Before that new show debuts, there will be a limited-time experience Epcot fans will love, called Epcot Forever, a true celebration of this timeless park. Debuting in fall 2019 and set to classic Epcot tunes, the show begins with a spark of imagination that quickly grows into an epic spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and choreographed, special effects kites.

Stunning New Resorts

During his presentation, Chapek unveiled details about Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge, a deluxe, nature-inspired resort coming to Orlando that will feature more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas.

Chapek also offered a sneak peek at Disney’s Riviera Resort, inspired by the European grandeur Walt Disney experienced in his travels along the Mediterranean coastline.

Celebrate! 90 years of Mickey starting tonight on Sleeping Beauty Castle

Celebrate! 90 years of Mickey is a new 5 min pre-show to Disney Illuminations! As we embark into a the anniversary weekend of the most famous mouse, discover the new spectacle starting tonight and until January 6. Celebrate! 90 years of Mickey will play immediately before Disney Illuminations to celebrate Mickey’s stardom through colorful animation and lively music during the World’s Biggest Mouse party.

This Christmas season only at Disneyland Paris, guests can see and celebrate Mickey in 8 different shows, including Disney’s Christmas Parade, Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights, Mickey’s Christmas Big Band, Surprise for Mickey!, Goofy’s Incredible Christmas and A Merry Stitchmas.

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New: L’Hiver Gourmand at Disneyland Paris

For the first time at our resort, the Walt Disney Studios Park will host L’Hiver Gourmand at Disneyland Paris from November 10, 2018 to March 17, 2019. Inspired by the two successful editions of the Rendez-Vous Gourmand de Disneyland Paris, this new concept will consist of five providing new culinary experiences, with a selection of the best Christmas recipes and winter specialties: hot chestnuts, Christmas log, sauerkraut, pancakes, tartiflette, hot chocolate and wine or Christmas beer *. Vegan products will also be offered to our guests.

On this occasion and until January 6, La Place de Rémy will be specially decorated and illuminated to immerse our visitors in a most festive atmosphere, inspired by the winter decorations of the most famous Christmas markets.

"Following the success of the Rendez-Vous Gourmand de Disneyland Paris, it was natural to offer in this beautiful Place de Rémy a new gastronomic event that allows our visitors to discover a Disney style Christmas market! Everything is planned for a total immersion: many light garlands, a specific decoration for the chalets, dishes and smells typical of winter, and photo opportunities with Disney Characters! " says Alexandre Dafit, project manager at our Food department.

Practical information :
Location: Place de Rémy in Walt Disney Studios Park
Dates: from November 10, 2018 to March 17, 2019 included
Opening Hours: Walt Disney Studios Park Hours
Rates: products on sale from 4 €

Winter sweets: hot and iced chestnuts, hot wine ...

The taste buds: vegan chestnut soup, snails, shrimp, smoked salmon, Christmas log, chocolates, Champagne ...

The recipes of the stork (Alsatian specialties): split pea soup, sauerkraut, pretzels, gingerbreads, Christmas beer ...

The gourmet 'bigouden' (Breton specialties): sweet / salty crepes, cider ...

Mountain Tastes & Savories (Savoyard specialties): tartiflette, raclette, Savoy sausage, donuts, Savoy wine...

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Collectibles for Mickey Mouse Anniversary

Having made his first ever appearance on November 18th 1928, the one and only Mickey Mouse is about to celebrate a very big birthday. On November 16th and 18th, some exclusive collectors’ items - some of which will be limited edition 1928 pieces (a nod to the year in which Mickey first appeared on the Silver Screen) - will also hit the shelves, thrilling Mickey’s most fervent fans! These items will include an exclusive collector souvenir key but also “November 18th, 2018” t-shirts and one pin’s, a Christmas ornament inspired by Steamboat Willie, as well as several “deluxe print”.

A set of Mickey & Minnie Mouse collectible plush dolls created from the original 1933 pattern by Charlotte Clark will be also sold. In addition, Disneyland Paris has been working hand-in-hand with American artist-designers Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily on two new collectors’ figurines and a unique piece of artwork that is on display and on sale exclusively at The Disney Gallery in Disney Village. Their creative flair, eye for detail and extensive knowledge of the Disney story are just some of the vital ingredients that make each of their creations so unique.

Retail outlets
These products, except the “November 18th, 2018” ones and the souvenir key will be on sale from November 16th notably at The Disney Gallery (Disney Village) and Harrington’s Fine China Porcelains (Disneyland Park). On November 18th, the limited edition pin’s will be exclusively sold at Pueblo Trading Post (Disneyland Park) and the “November 18th, 2018” t-shirts will be notably sold at Flora’s Unique Boutique (Disneyland Park), Les Légendes d’Hollywood (Walt Disney Studios Park) and World of Disney (Disney Village)

Prices:

T shirt each : 25,99€

Pin’s LE 700 pieces : 15,99€

Key : 24,99€

Autres produits :

Dolls : 69€

Christmas Ornament : 24,99€

Kevin & Jody Mickey : 89€

Kevin & Jody Mickey & Minnie : 149€

90 Mickey charms from Pandora to find the hunt is open

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The principle is simple: in the Hollywood Jewel Box boutique at the Walt Disney Studios Park and in the PANDORA shops in mainland France, the new and iconic Mickey 90 charms are hidden, waiting to be won. To find them, just launch the PANDORA Disney augmented reality app developed for this purpose (available for free on the Apple Store and Google Play). Once the application is launched and the stickers in shops scanned, visitors and customers find themselves propelled into the fun world of Mickey 90 Mouse Party via videos of Mickey and his friends through different times at our resort. Five scenes in augmented reality follow one another before discovering if the charm Mickey 90 is won!

The Danish jeweler has partnered with a French start-up to help our guests and customers in this new digital and immersive adventure. This nationwide contest will take place until November 18 in stores in France, including the Hollywood Jewel Box store within Disney Studio 1.

In short:

Download the application Pandora Disney and live a unique interactive experience in your PANDORA shop!

Go to your PANDORA store

Open the app on your smartphone or tablet

Scan the Disneyland® Paris / PANDORA visuals, from number 1 to number 5

Unlock the exclusive content WORLD’S BIGGEST MOUSE PARTY in augmented reality an discover Mickey Mouse like you’ve never seen him before

At the end of the experience, you can have the chance to win the PANDORA Mickey 90 charm in limited edition!

New: L’Hiver Gourmand at Disneyland Paris

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For the first time at our resort, the Walt Disney Studios Park will host L’Hiver Gourmand at Disneyland Paris from November 10, 2018 to March 17, 2019. Inspired by the two successful editions of the Rendez-Vous Gourmand de Disneyland Paris, this new concept will consist of five providing new culinary experiences, with a selection of the best Christmas recipes and winter specialties: hot chestnuts, Christmas log, sauerkraut, pancakes, tartiflette, hot chocolate and wine or Christmas beer *. Vegan products will also be offered to our guests.

On this occasion and until January 6, La Place de Rémy will be specially decorated and illuminated to immerse our visitors in a most festive atmosphere, inspired by the winter decorations of the most famous Christmas markets.

"Following the success of the Rendez-Vous Gourmand de Disneyland Paris, it was natural to offer in this beautiful Place de Rémy a new gastronomic event that allows our visitors to discover a Disney style Christmas market! Everything is planned for a total immersion: many light garlands, a specific decoration for the chalets, dishes and smells typical of winter, and photo opportunities with Disney Characters! " says Alexandre Dafit, project manager at our Food department.

Practical information :
Location: Place de Rémy in Walt Disney Studios Park
Dates: from November 10, 2018 to March 17, 2019 included
Opening Hours: Walt Disney Studios Park Hours
Rates: products on sale from 4 €

Several exclusive collections are unveiled to celebrate 90 Years of Fun with Mickey!

Timeless and iconic with all-age appeal... enthusiasm for the irrepressible Mickey never seems to wane. At Disneyland Paris, he has always held the top spot in just about everyone’s hearts, with guests of all ages frequently heading home clutching a Mickey-inspired souvenir. It was consequently only natural that the most famous mouse in the history of animation should be celebrated at the place he calls home, with an exclusive merchandising range all set to thrust him more firmly into the spotlight than ever.

The first of the collections, already on-sale in the Disneyland Paris stores, features a multitude of products sure to delight anyone keen to snap up a special souvenir of their time at the resort. From soft toys, mugs, keyrings and pin’s to the iconic Disney Parks headband, each and every item showcases Mickey Mouse himself, extending an open invitation to “Unlock the fun” and start celebrating 90 years of merriment!

A second collection, featuring fashion and lifestyle products from “Disneyland Paris Collection”, is set to be launched at the end of November. The story behind these products focuses on Mickey’s famous relationship with Minnie, with the latter wishing her beloved a Happy Birthday. These fashionably cut pieces in pastel hues flaunt exclusive designs dreamed up by the Disneyland Paris artists and cartoonists.

Lastly, in early 2019, a third, more graphic, “urban street-style” collection will be unveiled, sure to win the hearts of our youngest guests keen to be seen sporting their favourite character!