Disneyland Paris is celebrating Christmas with a slew of seasonal festivities particularly aimed at the little ones with its Christmas Parade, Mickey’s Magical Christmas Lights, a fabulous Frozen Sing-along, a very merry meet ‘n’ greet with Santa & Disney Characters and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals with entertainment.
Opened in 1992, Disneyland Paris is located about 30km north of Paris and home to two theme parks, seven hotels, a golf course and a shopping, dining and entertainment complex. With around 15 million visitors per year it is France’s and Europe’s most visited themed attraction.
Disneyland comprises two parks; Disneyland Park which is based on Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, and Walt Disney Studios Park, celebrating show-business, movies, and behind-the-scenes. Disney Village is an entertainment area with a lively variety of restaurants, entertainment venues, and shops. The theme park’s top five attractions are ‘It’s a Small World‘, ‘Space Mountain: Mission 2‘, ‘Big Thunder Mountain‘, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘, and ‘Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast‘. It’s a Small World is located in Fantasyland; a musical tour of the world with multicultural dolls singing the song ‘It’s a Small World’ whilst visitors are gathered in a small boat which goes down a river that runs through the attraction, passing through different parts of the world.
Space Mountain: Mission 2 is located in the Discoveryland; a roller coaster-like ride that “will blast you on a warp-speed ride into the unknown.”
Big Thunder Mountain is found in Frontierland; an exhilarating runaway train through the ‘Sierras of Big Thunder Mountain.’
Pirates of the Caribbean in Adventureland was the fantastic original inspiration for the famous movie franchise.
Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast in Discoveryland was inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie Toy Story 2. Visitors sit in a star cruiser and shoot laser beams to earn points for hitting targets.
There are many other attractions that will make your stay at Disneyland a pure adventure with Peter Pan’s Flight, Armageddon: The Special Effects, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Ratatouille: The Adventure etc. And of course the children can meet their lifelike idols Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan, Junglebook’s King Louie and Baloo the Bear, Spiderman and many more.
Add to that concerts, parades, stage shows, Imax movies, stunt shows, fireworks and seasonal events and activities and you have a brilliant outing for families, couples, friends – basically anyone who loves to have fun, loves Disney and Hollywood-style film experiences.
Need to have a break from all the excitement and refuel? Dining possibilities are endless, and suit any budget, from authentic American cuisine at Annette’s Diner, to traditional Italian at Café Mickey, international cuisine at Planet Hollywood, sandwiches at Earl of Sandwich and coffee and desserts at American icon Starbucks.
Shopping options are even more divers, with a myriad of shops offering all different products including clothes and accessories, toys, books, dvd’s and cd’s, food and spirits, arts and collectibles, even houseware!
Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding accommodation within the park. Its hotels are excellent but one excels: The Disneyland Hotel, located over the park’s entrance and a truly luxurious experience. Enchanting Lake Disney is surrounded by sky-scraper-style Disney’s Hotel New York, charming seaside manor Disney’s Newport Bay Club and mountain retreat Disney’s Sequoia Lodge. Wild west themed Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne and Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe on route 66 are located near Lake Disney, and log cabin Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch is located in a woodland area outside the resort perimeter.
Christmas and New Year at Disney Village: ‘Make magical merry memories in Disney Village this Christmas and New Year.’ Check out the details of Disneyland Paris’ offer here.
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