Friday, July 11, 2008

All about Disneyland Paris 2008 Halloween season !

We are still in summer, but at Disneyland Paris, they're already thinking about the upcoming Halloween season that will begin October 4 and ends November 2. Among the new things this year, the guests will be able to meet Jack the skeleton and his
friend Sally from Nightmare before Christmas at the Phantom Manor boot hill cemetery and , also, the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

Okay, here is the program - um, sorry, i mean the full press release from DLp. Please note that the pictures on this article are from previous Halloween season - all high-res "wallpaper" pictures - and that i've used two pictures from HKD Halloween season to illustrate the coming of Jack Skellington at DLP.

Disney’s Halloween Festival at Disneyland® Resort Paris

From October 4, 2008 to November 2, 2008, guests are invited to discover the unmissable colourful Halloween season in Disneyland® Park that will be full of surprises.

During the month long celebration, Disneyland Park will offer a range of new Halloween entertainment to make the whole family scream with laughter. The spirit of Halloween is up for grabs for the delight of all, Pumpkin Men and Ladies will lead
the fest which takes place on Main Street, U.S.A., Central Plaza and Frontierland®, transformed in Halloweenland for the occasion. And for the first time Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties in Fantasyland and not forgetting the now famous Halloween Party on October 31st.

Halloween invades Main Street, U.S.A.®

Guests, entering Disneyland Park, will discover a ‘spook – tacular’ Main Street, U.S.A., covered with blotches of orange paint left behind by the Pumpkin Men and Ladies.

The Disney Villains’ Halloween Showtime presented by Minnie dressed in Halloween fashion line and surrounded by Pumpkin Men and Ladies will take place several times daily on Central Plaza, followed by a giant “Meet’N’Greet” with Disney Villains.

The Halloween Disney Characters’ Express will several times daily go back and forth on Main Street, U.S.A. with beloved Disney Characters on.

The Disney’s Once Upon a Dream Parade which features famous moments from the most beloved Disney stories ever, will be preceded by a special Halloween pre parade featuring the Disney Villains, Pumpkin Citizens and for the first time, Tim Burton’s
Nightmare before Christmas characters Jack Skellington and his friend Sally.

NDR: Please note that the picture above is from the HKD Halloween Parade, not DLP. It doesn't mean that there will be a float like this one in the DLP parade.

Halloweenland: the heart of this scary, good humoured celebration

Once through the gateway of Fort Comstock a walk along Halloweenland’s pathway will offer guests loads of surprises.

There will be regular shows on the Trick or Treat stage:
- Minnie & the Bat Boys will appear with live music and a host of singing classic Disney Villain songs.
- Goofy and the Magic Pot, an exhilarating and energetic show where children can learn to make pumpkin soup and dance alongside Goofy himself!

At the Phantom Manor boot hill cemetery, guests may meet Jack the skeleton and his friend Sally, from Nightmare before Christmas. NDR: Please note that the picture below is from the HKD Halloween Parade, not DLP

Children will enjoy the traditional Halloween Piñata for the chance to grab some sweet treats several times daily.

Disney’s Halloween Party in Disneyland® Park*

On the night of Halloween, Disneyland Resort Paris lets all the friendly ghosts in for a special Halloween Party from 8.30pm to 1.00am in Disneyland Park. Night owls in their most spectrrrraaaaacular costumes can enjoy family friendly and ghostly nights
filled with fun and laughter.

As always guests will be able to experience a wide variety of Halloween entertainment:
-The Disney®'s Fantillusion Parade, where the world of darkness meets the enchanted world in a fantastic twilight spectacular
- A Special Fireworks display with the fangtangulous backdrop of Sleeping Beauty Castle
- Spooktackular Stage Shows on the Trick or Treat Stage (Halloweenland) and The Disney Villains’ Halloween Showtime in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle
- A Spooky DJ Party on Main Street, U.S.A

NEW: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

This year, Disneyland Resort Paris will host 4 brand new parties at Disneyland Park during the month of October 2008 for younger guests who like to dress up and want to celebrate Halloween with Disney Characters.
The Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties welcome families for an evening in Fantasyland® dressed up as Halloween for the occasion.
Fantasyland will have a special décor giving an unusual atmosphere with exclusive night time shows, and roguish Disney Characters and Jack Sparrow, new music, and Streetmosphere and many other surprises.
Guests will sing, dance and laugh with Merlin and the four surprising witches: Minnie, Lilo, Daisy and Clarice in the castle courtyard and will enjoy the final Halloween happening at the end of the evening.
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio’s Fantastic Journey, Le Carrousel de Lancelot, Peter Pan’s Flight, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups, “it’s a small world”, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Pirates of the Carribean will be open.

The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween parties will run from 8.00pm to 11.00pm. (Dates: October, 10 – 17 – 24 – 28, 2008) and the Parties ticket holders can benefit of entering the Park as early as

As the Celebration continues…big time! Children under 7 can experience for free all that’s going on during Halloween Festival. The “Kids Under 7 Stay & Play Free” package*** is for up to three children in each family, and includes a stay in a Disney Hotel (any Disney, selected & associated hotels) and entrance to both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park.

Halloween in Disney Village

From October 24 to November 5, Disney Village will offer to Halloween addicted guests a range of entertainment:
- Spooky street animations (dates: October 24 - 25 – 26 - 31 and November 1-2)
- Trick or Treat make up from October 24 to November 5
- Disney surprisingly and funny Talent casting

On the night of Halloween, guests are invited to dress up to finish their night in the Hurricanes discotheque, and to have unexpected encounters.
The horror’s dance floor will be invaded by witches, vampires and monsters of all kind.
Admission charged: 20€ - Access prohibited for minors who are not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
Dress code in effect. Management reserves the right to restrict or refuse access for safety reasons.

*Disney’s Halloween Party ticket will be available at 29€ .On October 31, 2008 attendance is limited in order to ensure premium experience, we recommend to buy tickets in advance on The Party ticket holders can benefit of entering the Park as early as
The Party can be modified, or cancelled without prior notice, notably for inclement weather.

**Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties tickets will be available at 25€ for adult and children (free for children under 3 years old). Attendance is limited for those events in order to ensure premium experience,we recommend to buy tickets in advance on

*** One paying adult per room booked, free for children under 7 at the moment of stay.
For more information, call 0825 30 60 30 (0,15€/mn). Proof of age(s) will be required at check-in. Transport, options and insurance can be added but are not free for children aged 3 and over.