Sunday, April 1, 2012

DLP 20th Anniversary Press Event - Full Report !

As you know it was DLP 20th Anniversary press event last saturday and here is a full report about it, thanks to DLP official pictures. As you will see, lot of VIP and a magic party was on the program of this memorable day.

At the entrance of the park the 20th anniversary logo has been added under Main Street Station. Big 20th logo indeed, you can't miss it!...

...but a closer look reveal the presence of Tinkerbell, a nice addition.

All along Main Street U.S.A, 20th anniversary signs are now in place.

Actress Salma Hayek was the official DLP Godmother of the 20th Ann and here she is (with the white hat on the right) cutting the ribbon!

Guests were able to discover the new Disney Magic on Parade as well as the 20th Ann train, which is the same train than years before once again repainted with new colors. You can read a full report and watch a video of the 20th Ann parade in my previous article HERE.

Here are two videos filmed last saturday by DLRPfans.beshowing the Disney Magic on Parade and the 20th Anniversary train.

Among the VIP guests who were there there was film director Luc Besson...

...french actor Jean Reno - who've played in a Luc Besson's film some years ago...

...Salma Hayek, again, fully dressed with Mickey, and a more lightly dressed with Donald...

...famous soccer player David Ginola with his family...

...French singer Marc Lavoine. By the way, i used to knew Marco a looooong time ago, before he became the famous singer he is now. Very nice guy.

TF1 news anchor woman Laurence Ferrari...

At the start of the evening Philippe Gas, DLP CEO did a speech to celebrate the 20th Ann, and legendary soccer player Zinedine Zidane was there with him and Mickey!

Guests of course had the pleasure to discover the new amazing Disney Dreams! show - see below my full report with the full show HD video HERE and wallpaper pictures HERE - and before they were greeted in Main street and Central Plaza with giant illuminated puppets and laser beams.

And after the show the castle was beautifully illuminated!

I was not there unfortunately but the good guys of were there last saturday and have filmed the videos below. On the first one you will see the 20th Ann opening ceremony in the morning with Salma Hayek, on the second one you'll see shots of the Press Event "atmosphere", on the third video Philippe Gas deliver his 20th Ann opening speech with Zinedine Zidane as well as the arrival of the guests on Main Street with the giant illuminated puppets, and on the fourth one the Disney Dreams show filmed this saturday evening!

Looks like it was a great press event, isn't it? We're now looking for the April 12 event - the exact day of the 20th anniversary - and if you've planned to be there don't forget that WDI Imagineer Tony Baxter will be there for a one hour master-class at Discoveryland Videopolis!

It's DLP 20th Anniversary so it's the right time to order your copy of the collector's edition of the Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality book which will tell you all about the creation of the park with 320 pages and 750 pictures and WDI renderings! And during all April to celebrate DLP 20th Ann the book is at its pre-order price of 100 euros! Place your pre-order now for a collector's edition copy while you can get a special offer on this wonderful book! To know how to order and send your payment please go HERE.

Pictures: copyright Disney

Videos: copyright


DisWedWay said...

Loved Jean Reno in Wasabi and his other films. Good to see him here for the 20th. Will there be any top singers here to entertain as when the park opened in 1992?

simmy25 said...

I see they decided to remove those ugly white lightposts with the princesses silhouettes in them. Thank god! Main Street looks so much better without them. when did this happen?