Answer the call of the wild with the new The Lion King & Jungle Festival!

If you love awesome adventures, you’ll roar with delight for The Lion King & Jungle Festival, a vibrant new season at Disneyland® Paris from 30th June to 22nd September 2019*. Pounce to the beat of the Pride Lands and feel the rhythm of an all-swinging, all-dancing habitat, as fresh new shows and immersive experiences add the wildest of twists to The Lion King and The Jungle Book legends. And of course, the likes of Timon & Pumbaa, Baloo and King Louie will bring the fun and even spend some time with you. Hakuna Matata!

*At the Disneyland® Park.

NEW! Roar along to The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands stage show

Lead your pride to Disneyland® Paris and ‘be prepared’ to live iconic moments from The Lion King like you’ve never lived them before. Immerse yourself in a brand new, world-exclusive stage show shaking and swaying to the sound of beating drums and hypnotic rhythms. And jump, swing and roar as a tribe of singers, dancers and acrobats dressed as Rafiki, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Nala, Mufasa and Scar brilliantly bring famous Pride Rock anthems to life before your very eyes.

NEW! Become the ‘King of the Swingers’ at The Jungle Book Jive musical show

Pack the bare necessities and embark on a colourful voyage of discovery through the Indian jungle in this musical extravaganza. Think you know The Jungle Book? Think again, as four fantastic, never-before-seen worlds add a whole new twist to this classic Disney tale. Join Baloo, King Louie and friends for a jumpin’ jungle dance-along, help explorer Mickey and his crew navigate a mysterious land, and discover a larger-than-life animal kingdom.

Bounce to the beat of a Djembe Joy Village

Lose yourself to the happiness of pulsating drumbeats with interactive musical moments in an African-inspired village. This is your chance to learn how to play the traditional African Djembe drum with the Djembe Academy and jump, jive, spin and shake to some awesome beats from the brilliant Hakuna Matamtams. Will you have jungle fun with King Louie? Or save your best moves for some joyful times with Rafiki?

NEW! Stomp to the hypnotic rhythm of Timon’s “MataDance”

Stomp over to Adventureland and line up alongside Timon, Pumbaa and some party performers for an interactive lesson of Timon’s “MataDance”. The festival vibes fill the air as you master each carefully choreographed step and Pumbaa tells his best worst jokes. Can you control your giggles and impress your friends with your very own stomping skills?

Make magical memories with Characters from classic Disney tales

Keep your eyes peeled for famous faces from The Lion King and The Jungle Book roaming Disneyland® Park. This is your chance to spend special moments with your beloved Disney Characters, such as shaking hands with the wise Rafiki and ‘oobee dooing’ with the ‘King of the Swingers’ himself, King Louie. They can’t wait to meet you!

An unprecedented collaboration between Patrice Girod and Disneyland Paris

On January 26, our guests will discover four new pins, created Patrice Girod, showcasing the Star Wars universe, in the Star Traders store (Disneyland Park).
 

Who is Patrice Girod? 

A true French specialist of the Star Wars saga, Patrice Girod has published Lucasfilm Magazine, the official magazine of the saga and the Starfix cinema magazine, for fifteen years. Thanks to his growing expertise and notoriety, he was also able to go on the filming of the new Star Wars films (including the movie coming out at the end of 2019) alongside the members of the team. He was also an extra in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace before creating conventions for fans. His mastery of the world of the saga also allows him to offer many exhibitions including the one based on Star Wars toys at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris in 2012.

 

An unprecedented collaboration 
For this exclusive collection about the creation of several pins, Patrice Girod has highlighted the Millennium Falcon, legendary vessel of Han Solo. He explains this choice by the unique design of the ship but also by its presence in six films and its popularity in 1977, making it iconic. In addition, the specialist claims to have immediately had the idea of pin's cockpit that opens to unveil the crew on board. Disneyland Paris is proud to present an exclusive collaboration that was born from a desire to delight fans of Star Wars and to honor an iconic saga that has marked generations. This is an exclusive sale (limited edition 500 copies per pin) to be held on January 26, 2019 in the Star Traders store (Discoveryland, Disneyland Park) from 10 am. The reservation will be made via Lineberty application on January 24 at 6 pm. On the day of the sale at 15:00, all unused tickets will be automatically deleted.

Prices: from 16,99€ to 49.99€.

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Festival of Pirates and Princesses returns to Disneyland Paris in 2019

It’s sure to be an adventure at Disneyland Paris this winter as guests choose their side – Pirates or Princesses! With the return of Festival of Pirates and Princesses, guests can sing, dance and meet with their favorite Disney pirates and princesses like no other moment in the year. 

For even more fun, guests can dress up, have their faces painted and create their very own adventure story with family and friends to make memories that will last a lifetime, exploring everything that Disneyland Paris has to offer!
 

DISNEY PIRATE OR PRINCESS: MAKE YOUR CHOICE! 

During this daily interactive show, Disney Pirates led by Minnie Mouse will shove off at the top of the tide to sail down Main Street U.S.A. and Central Plaza. With an acrobatic extravaganza blasting across the bow, Minnie’s pirate ship will come about to face off and meet Mickey Mouse accompanied by a Disney Princess Regalia in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Guests can choose to join in the fun of a Buccaneer Bash or dance the waltz in the middle of the Royal Ball for an epic grand finale.

Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice! will take place several times a day at Disneyland Paris, featuring many favorite Disney characters and dozens of colorful performers. Guests can choose a different side each time for a unique experience celebrating these two worlds like never before.

 

HOIST THE FLAGS, MATEYS! 

Kids of all ages can become real pirates in Hoist the Flags, Mateys! They’ll encounter the one-and-only Jack Sparrow on the deck of the Pirate Galleon in Adventureland, where Jack is looking for a new crew for his next quest. These fun-filled recruitment sessions will quickly turn into an interactive experience full of laughs with the most legendary pirate of the Caribbean.
 

PRINCESS PROMENADE 

Every day will be wonderfully royal as Disney characters like Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor and many regal performers grace Disneyland Paris with an enchanting Princess Promenade. Lucky guests might spot a very special Disney Princess and her royal entourage!

This show will begin 23 January 2019.

EVERYTHING A PIRATE OR A PRINCESS NEEDS IS AT DISNEYLAND PARIS

Disneyland Paris is the best place to become a princess or a pirate! La Chaumière des Sept Nains in Fantasyland is ready with the royal treatment and Le Coffre du Capitainein Adventureland is the perfect hideout for scallywags. Guests can also find face-painting stands1 throughout Disneyland Park to complete the transformation, and meet with fellow pirates and princesses² at Pirates’ Beach or in the Princess Pavilion

The celebration continues as guests explore the world-class entertainment, thrilling attractions, delectable dining and more only at Disneyland Paris. Enjoy classic favorites and new experiences such as Mickey’s PhilharMagic, a 4D celebration of Disney animation which debuted as part of the World’s Biggest Mouse Party. Dine on cuisine fit for a princess at Auberge de Cendrillon² and try out exotic flavors at Captain Jack’s – Restaurant des Pirates² in an exotic tavern setting. And no visit is complete without enjoying the fabulous Disney Stars on Parade and without a viewing of the nighttime spectacular Disney Illuminations.

It’s all happening at Disneyland Paris! Which side will you choose?

An entire season to live the most iconic stories from the Star Wars saga

With legendary characters, galactic battles and iconic lightsabers and music, Legends of the Force – A Celebration of Star Wars™ is the opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the heart of the Star Wars galaxy, following in the footsteps of great heroes, such as Rey andBB-8, whilst having to confront the Dark Side of the Force with Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and many others.

New: meet Chewbacca

After bursting onto screens in the very first Star Wars film in 1977, Chewbacca has become one of the most iconic heroes in film history. You will have been able to see him in a number of Star War events at Disneyland Paris, but now is your chance to meet him in person. This Wookiee, loved by fans of all ages, will finally be there to welcome you during this new season.

Meet at the reference point in Production Courtyard at Walt Disney Studios Park for an unforgettable encounter with the great Chewbacca.

Star Wars: The Galactic Celebration

This show is not-to-be-missed. At dusk, Walt Disney Studios Park will pay spectacular homage to the Star Wars galaxy with an amazing sound and light show. Image projections, special effects and, of course, the Star Wars characters.

And this year there are some new features with unreleased clips from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story also on the programme. There will also be new characters on stage for the first time, such as the adorable, faithful Resistance droid BB-8 and fearsome bounty hunter Boba Fett who will make a grand entrance.

But be careful, the Dark Side of the Force is never far away, with special scenes featuring the Empire and the First Order. It’s a totally unmissable experience.

The Stormtroopers will be flooding Walt Disney Studios Park with:

New! The Imperial March: The Legends of the Force programme will include a number of intrusions by Stormtroopers. This year, the terrifying Darth Vader will be taking the lead with The Imperial March. Determined to prove the power of the Empire, he will gather his Stormtroopers together to show Rebels the power of the Dark Side of the Force.

The March of the First Order: The charismatic Captain Phasma from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be making her great comeback. She will be marching with her procession of Stormtroopers of the First Order. Beware!

The Stormtroopers Patrol: A squad of Stormtroopers will also break away during the day to patrol the crowd in search of members or allies of the Resistance. Are you ready to mingle with the First Order? It will be the perfect opportunity to pose alongside them.

Legends of a Galaxy Far, Far Away

This spectacular show gives guests a chance to relive the greatest moments of the Star Wars saga, with its legendary heroes on stage and to the sound of epic musical themes by John Williams. Look out for Kylo Ren, Rey and Darth Maul during the show, and for the first time, the fearsome bounty hunter, Boba Fett and adorable droid BB-8.

This show will be taking place several times a day on the stage of Production Courtyard.

Head straight to the heart of the intergalactic Star Wars battles at Disneyland Park

The Star Wars legend will also take place at Disneyland Park, where the more adventurous will be able to confront Darth Vader at Starport, near the attraction Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, and brave the power of the Dark Side of the Force.

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

State-of-the-art technology, flight simulators, digital 3D, Audio-Animatronics, legendary music and more. This attraction has everything needed for an immersive experience at the heart of the Star Wars saga. There are no fewer than 60 mission combinations possible aboard the StarSpeeder 1000. Ready to take off with amateur pilot C-3P0?

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain

This attraction will fly you away to a new setting to meet the famous Rebel Alliance and experience an epic expedition, with many sensations in the Star Wars galaxy. Find yourself in the famous battle against the Galactic Empire at top speed and to the sound of John Williams' legendary music.

Come along from 12 January to 17 March 2019 for the ultimate Star Wars experience with Legends of the Force - A Celebration of Star Wars™ at both Disneyland Paris Parks.

Merchandise: our Top 10 Collectibles for 2019

Partnerships, limited editions, personalization ... the Disneyland Paris collections are diversifying more than ever in recent months. The launch of shopDisney also highlighted the diversity of products previously reserved for theme parks, making them even more accessible. But if it is a range of merchandise that excites us particularly at InsidEars, it is indeed the "collectibles" products that pay tribute to the films, our parks and their icons, through qualitative or original designs. We had the chance to discover the current projects, and in this new year 2019, we are particularly eager to unveil our Top 10 collectibles that will be released in the coming months!

10. Star Tours: The Continuous Adventure figurine

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Released December 28, 2018, this figure is essential for fans of the attraction! Made from the original plans of the Starspeeder 1000, the 30 cm tall figure has light functions and stands out from its base, inspired by the entrance to Star Tours: The Adventure Continues.

Price: 149 €

9. Pirates of the Caribbean Book - A treasure of an attraction

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Inaugurating a new collection of books dedicated to the iconic attractions of Disneyland Paris, Pirates of the Caribbean - A treasure of an attraction will be released in stores by February. 96 pages long and written in French / English, the book - produced by the InsidEars team - details the history and specificities of the French version of the attraction, through numerous archival documents , testimonials, photos and unique details.

Price: € 19.99

8. Rémy Statue

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Are you a fan of the world of Ratatouille and the many details of the Place de Rémy? So this resin statue with copper patina of 25 cm is made for you. If the design speaks to you, it is normal: it is a faithful reproduction of the figurine of Rémy at the top of the fountain! This one was realized from the 3D files of Walt Disney Imagineering, used for the construction of the land. On sale: April 2019.

Price: € 49.99

7. Disney Park transportation wooden models

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A product already present in the american Disney Parks finally made its way to Paris: for fans of models and Disney vehicles, why not combine these two passions with small wooden models, to assemble without glue. They even have a lift system to move them forward! The first wave to arrive in February features a Disneyland Railroad locomotive, a Main Street U.S.A. Tram, and Cinderella's Coach.

Price: Train: 89,99 € / Tramway and Coach: 69,99 € each

6. Tinkerbell Snow Globe

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They are popular and for a good reason! This new Tinkerbell snow globe takes on the setting of an iconic scene from the Peter Pan animated feature, the one where the fairy lands on the mirror in Wendy's bedroom. Fans will even recognize the Darling family photo frame, which can be personalized with their own photo! This exclusive Disneyland Paris snow globe is 27 cm high and will be released in February.

Did you know ? Several Art Merchandise artists from Disneyland Paris worked for the Montreuil Disney Studios in the 90s!

Price: 129 €

5. Tower of Terror sculpture

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Did you like the sculpture of the Sleeping Beauty Castle released in 2017? Lovers of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, you won't want to miss this new achievement scheduled for April! Sold in a beautiful glass case signed HTH, this sculpture marks a new collaboration with the Sculptures Department of Walt Disney Imagineering. The most attentive will have noticed that the hotel seems intact in its representation. This is because the Hollywood Tower Hotel of this version is located before the tragic events that we know well. The idea behind this product is that it could be a high-end souvenir that would have been sold at the time in the shop of the establishment, when it was still open.

Price: 129 €

4. Mickey Toon Studio Sculpture

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Already presented as a preview at the InsidEars Very Mickey Christmas party, this statue is 50 cm high! This is a perfect reproduction of the Sorcerer Apprentice Mickey Mouse that marks the entrance to Toon Studio at Walt Disney Studios Park! Here again, it was made from the original files for greater authenticity. Spring release 2019.

Price: 219 €

3. Phantom Manor poster on wooden plate

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Expected to go on sale at the same time as the reopening of the attraction, this 70 cm poster of Phantom Manor, printed on an old wooden plate, will add an authentic and mysterious western touch to your interior!

Price: € 69.99

2. Phantom Manor Book - The attraction decrypted

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Following the book on Pirates of the Caribbean, a new book in the same collection (with the same writing and directing team) will be released at the time of the reopening of the attraction, focusing this time on secrets of the infamous haunted mansion.

Price: € 19.99

1. 2019 Disneyland Park "Fun Map"

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The return of a classic! A tradition of more than 60 years continues with the first new "fun map" Disneyland Paris since 1995 (which was an adaptation of the 1992 with a new logo)! Fans can find this new poster detailing the map of Disneyland Park, in a deluxe format of 1m wide, shop and Art on Demand format. To create this collector product, the InsidEars team approached the artists of Walt Disney Imagineering to create a new design full of details!

Price: € 7.99

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Hotel New York now closed to become a Marvel Themed hotel at Disneyland Paris

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On January 6, 2019, Disneyland Paris unveiled the logo of the new
Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, during an epic celebration of the resort as it is heading to an ambitious renovation. Opening summer 2020, it will infuse the dynamic, inspiring art world of Super Heroes including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider-Man among others, to the elegant and vibrant Big Apple atmosphere.

A stay in one of the Disney Hotels at Disneyland Paris is a chance to take the magic of the parks with us into our dreams. Places full of adventure, joy and wonder – each one is a world in itself, offering unique experiences and encounters. Since 1992, the Disney’s Hotel New York welcomed millions of guests and immersed them into New York culture, the design of architect Michael Graves and the atmosphere of the Big Apple.

As it’s preparing for the most spectacular transformation in its history – it will reopen in summer 2020 as Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel – Disneyland Paris celebrated the Cast Members and heritage of the resort and unveiled new exciting details on the upcoming new chapter of the hotel’s history.

“It is a new chapter, marked by unforgettable memories, both for our guests who stayed there and for all our Cast Members who worked there.” said Martina Sardelli, Vice President Operations Hotels & Disney Village, “Disneyland Paris always keeps moving forward, to be at the forefront and exceed expectations. It is precisely this taste for innovation and this avant-garde spirit that we celebrate today.”

An epic transformation

The hotel relooking will create an environment evoking a luxury and contemporary Manhattan establishment. Its interior design will be sleek and cosmopolitan in the style of Tony Stark and the Avengers Headquarters and will showcase the “Art of Marvel” in a way that reinvents the idea of an “art hotel”. Limited editions will adorn the walls of rooms and suites. Bold pieces on display in public areas will showcase the diverse wealth of art from the Marvel universe: comic art, film, design, sculpture, costume… all displayed in the style of a contemporary New York art gallery. Pieces will include comic book covers, posters, concept art from films, storyboards, production design, props, original sketches, media, and more!

The hotel will offer 476 standard rooms, 65 executive rooms and 8 standard suites. The room interiors reflect the sophisticated urban style of Tony Stark’s tastes, with a color palette reminiscent of his Iron Man suit and art featuring Marvel Super Heroes.

One-of-a-kind suites are each meticulously fashioned around Marvel Super Heroes and New York City themes. For these unique suites, a Marvel artist will be commissioned to create stunning pieces featuring the Super Heroes.

New York and Marvel come together in an environment that is both sophisticated and fun, showcasing the Art of Marvel in a new and exciting way. Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will open in summer 2020.

A Growing Marvel Presence at Disneyland Paris

In February 2018, The Walt Disney Company announced plans for a 2 billion euro, multi-year expansion for Disneyland Paris. The new development will include a transformation of the Walt Disney Studios Park, adding three new areas that are based on Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars. This new Marvel area will allow guests to encounter the heroes in new and exciting ways, from the mystic arts of Doctor Strange to the gravity defying feats of Spider-Man. Guests will also experience the latest in Pym Technology with Ant-Man and Wasp and be wowed as Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Captain America and more leap into action.

Guests won’t have to wait for the new area, though, to experience more Marvel at Disneyland Paris. After the first Marvel Season of Super Heroes last summer, Captain America, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Widow return for a second edition in 2019, filled with epic adventures, joined by new heroes such as Captain Marvel and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.