Disneyland Paris Magic Run Medals for 2019 Revealed

The Disneyland Paris Run Weekend is back again from 19 to 22 September 2019, and the fourth outing is all about adventure. Less than 100 days from the start of the first race, Disneyland Paris announces the sale of new bibs and reveals the design of the new collector’s medals.

An amazing atmosphere, incredible costumes, a chance to meet Disney Characters, with races through both Disney parks for all ages and levels: welcome to the Disneyland Paris Run Weekend. Good news! After a first sale of bibs to join the race in April, new ones went on sale on Tuesday 18 June at 4pm. Grab the last bibs available to be sure you get to join the race and take home one of the incredible event medals: more information is available on run.disneylandparis.com. Some runners even set their sights on taking home all the medals.

Adventure, races for everyone and true collector’s items

The Disneyland Paris 5K kicks off the festivities on Friday 20 September, with runners roaring after Simba the Lion King! The most famous Disney animals will also be attending this family-friendly race. The following day, the Disneyland Paris 10K is dedicated to the Disney Princesses’ and their determination to follow their dreams. Runners will follow them along the route and all finishers will take home a medal featuring the courageous Rapunzel and her adorable chameleon Pascal. The Neverland-themed runDisney Kids Races at both 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday are a chance for kids to take home a magical medal featuring Peter Pan and friends.

As love is the greatest adventure of all, the Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half-Marathon on Sunday 22 September showcases the beloved Disney character couples. Finishers get to take home a medal featuring the most iconic couple in animation history – Mickey and Minnie Mouse – running at Disneyland Paris.

Last but not least, runners entering the various challenges can make a spectacular addition to their collection with a flying Aladdin on the 31K Challenge medal (10K + Half-Marathon) and the magnificent Genie on the 36K Challenge medal (5K + 10K + Half-Marathon). Obviously, Sleeping Beauty Castle is still the ultimate object of desire for finishers of the Castle to Château Challenge. This medal is only awarded to runners who have completed the Disneyland Paris – Val d’Europe Half-Marathon and a runDisney Marathon or Half- Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida within the same year.

Are you ready to get yours?

Original Disneyland Paris creations

In order to produce medals of exceptional quality, the Disneyland Paris Run Weekend called on the expertise of the Conception Artistic Design team from the Merchandise department. The original designs were produced behind the scenes at the Disney parks, with close attention to detail for that essential touch of magic. This video gives you an exclusive peek at how this year’s medals were created: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-cyolsOcxA&feature=youtu.be

From 18 June, collectors can also purchase replicas of these incredible medals in the form of limited-edition pin badges available for the runners at the runDisney e-shop and for all at the runDisney Expo during the event.

The Disneyland Paris Run Weekend takes place from 19 to 22 September 2019. Booking and information at run.disneylandparis.com

Halloween takes on a new guise at Disneyland Paris from 28 September to 3 November 2019

The Halloween season at Disneyland Paris will give guests plenty of frights and laughs as they enjoy the unique atmosphere at Disneyland® Paris, with a new show and updated attractions. This year, Disney Villains taking over Disneyland Paris will be joined by Ursula, the wicked sea witch. Mickey and Friends will be there, too: there’ll be a hint of evil about them too for guests who dare to brave them.

Disney Villains in a new show

Disney Villains always have a few surprises in store for guests in the Halloween season, and this year they will be joined in a new show by Ursula, the devilish sea witch.

Autumn-style celebration with Mickey and Friends

Mickey and Minnie will be up to their mischievous tricks at Disneyland Paris, taking part in the “Mickey’s Halloween Party” Halloween cavalcade with Donald, his nephews Riri, Fifi and Loulou, Daisy, the Three Little Pigs and plenty more Characters. Guests can see the “Mickey’s Illusion Manor” again, plus Mélanie Ravenswood in her wedding dress and the zombies from Phantom Manor.

Exclusive meet and greets with Disney Characters in Halloween costumes

Maleficent will take possession of the Sleeping Beauty Castle Courtyard, receiving the bravest guests for a terrifying meet and greet. Her dragon-like wall of thorns will reach as far as the Sleeping Beauty Castle Theatre.

Lots of Disney characters will be wearing their best Halloween costumes to pose for photos with guests, who can meet Minnie, Stitch and Max (Dingo’s son) in their new costumes and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

Attractions now even more scary

Guests who like a bit of a fright can put their courage to the test at Phantom Manor: the iconic attraction at Disneyland Paris has re-opened after the biggest renovation project in its history, with plenty of surprises in store for guests on a mysterious and fascinating tour, and ghosts and spirits at every turn.

Fans of thrills and spills will enjoy the new version of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™, the top attraction at Walt Disney Studios® and a scene of breath-taking drama.

Immersive sets for that Halloween feeling

The spirit of Halloween will take hold of Disneyland Paris, from Main Street, U.S.A.® to Sleeping Beauty Castle. Pumpkins and ghosts will be around to amuse guests in a wickedly colourful atmosphere to suit the season.

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Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand de Disneyland Paris returns this summer

Disneyland Paris will make your taste buds sing during the 3rd edition of the Rendez-Vous Gourmand from July 10 to October 13, 2019 at Walt Disney Studios Park

With the Rendez-Vous Gourmand of Disneyland Paris, guests of the Walt Disney Studios Park will have the chance to dive in the heart of the most beautiful French regions and enjoy their best specialties.

This year, guests’ favorite chalets and their signature dishes are returning. On the French side, we will find Savoy and its very popular raclette and ham sandwich, Brittany and its galettes crêpes and ciders, Alsace and its sauerkraut, and the West Indies with a succulent chicken colombo. 

Europe will be represented by Belgium and its popular fricadelles and fresh fries, Spain and its paella, Italy and its tiramasu. Vegan cuisine will again be offered in a dedicated chalet with an offer including Buddha Bowl and falafels. Guests will enjoy a selection of beers at the Bistrot de l'été. 

Among the novelties, a cottage dedicated to Greece will offer Greek salad and moussaka. Pastry enthusiasts will enjoy the Éclairs and Gourmandises chalet and a new Wine Bar will offer a selection of French organic wines accompanied by cheese and charcuterie cones. 

Music bands, an accordionist and the fruit and vegetable sculptor will complete this culinary journey with a festive and summer atmosphere.

Disney Loves Jazz : Merchandise

Limited editions pin’s available during the event at the Chez Marianne boutique: 500 copies - 15,99€ each

Aristocats Open Edition pin’s available at Chez Marianne and Légendes d’Hollywood shops.

“Disney Loves Jazz” T-shirt available during the event at Chez Marianne and Légendes d’Hollywood shop. From XS to XL – 19,99€

Music is at the heart of The Lion King and Jungle Festival

"The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands" at Frontierland Theater

The famous Lion King music that rocked several generations will be revisited during this show to tell the legend of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Scar, Timon and Pumbaa.

Singers, dancers, acrobats and percussionists will give a new dimension to the Pride Lands with choreographies and original costumes. The show will also be presented in French sign language every weekend.

Disneyland Paris recently unveiled the musical setlist of the show. The emotion promises to be at the rendez-vous with new spectacular paintings to the rhythm of the following songs:

- The Circle of Life

- I can not wait to be king

- Be Prepared

- Hakuna Matata

- Shadowland

- Can You Feel the Love Tonight

- He Lives in You

- Endless Night

- Busa / King of Pride Rock

"Jungle Jive" with Baloo & friends in front of the Castle

This other great original creation will celebrate The Jungle Book in the heart of Disneyland Park. It will propose to embark on an immersive journey filled with colors and discoveries, through the Indian jungle. The "Jungle Jive" show will take place at Central Plaza, in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. It will invite guests to have fun with Baloo and King Louie, and of course Mickey and his friends who will become the explorers of the season. They will be accompanied by artists from India and will invite young and old children to swing to the sound of the popular songs "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wanna Be Like You" but also to be surprised by a haunting new version of the title " Trust in Me" of Kaa the snake...

Dancing with Timon and Pumbaa with Timon's "MataDance"

Timon and Pumbaa are planning their own big event in Adventureland. Their mission? Introduce everyone to the philosophy of carefree. Accompanied by dancers, they invite visitors to dance with them and teach the most fun choreography of the savannah: the Timon's "MataDance"!

A village full of music dedicated to the Jungle Book

The new Djembe Joy Village in Frontierland will offer an immersive and interactive experience dedicated to the great Disney classics. This picturesque, African-inspired village will welcome visitors every day until 2 pm for unforgettable musical encounters and the opportunity to interact with King Louie, the mythical orangutan of the Jungle Book. Finally, the "Djembe Academy" will offer an introduction to the traditional djembe.

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Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price, finds her father's voice in Phantom Manor

The attentive visitors of Phantom Manor are able to recognize the voice of Vincent Price, a legendary actor of horror cinema. By the magic of technology, it is he who now welcomes guests in the manor and guides them to the heart of the mystery.

On Sunday, June 2, her daughter, Victoria Price, came to France from the United States and of course visited the Ravenswood mansion with several fans of the actor, to hear his voice echo through the halls of Phantom Manor. A delightful moment, at once surprising and moving!

The recording of Vincent Price's voice was made for the opening of the attraction in 1992 but had not been used (aside from his legendary laughter). The refurbishment of Phantom Manor has given new life to this recording from the original bands, and gave the opportunity to the Imagineers to consider for the first time a narration both in French and English.

Accompanied by the Disneyland Paris Ambassadors Joana Afonso and Giona Prevete, Victoria Price and her group were able to discover the other stories of the resort during a particularly sunny guided tour, as they enjoyed iconic attractions such as Big Thunder Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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