Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Disneyland Paris Update : Spring Season, Indiana Jones Temple, St Patrick Day, and more...

After the big pictorial update posted last Monday about the works on the Ratatouille ride, here is the second part of the Disneyland Paris update thanks to Max Fan, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster. First, the park announced officially the Spring season event which will start April 5 and will end on June 22, one day after Summer officially begins in France but also probably a few days before the ratatouille soft-openings start, if DLP imagineers don't have any technical issues on the ride.

Here is the translation of DLP press release about the Spring Season event:

If Disneyland Paris was a garden, it would be the largest in Europe with 35,000 trees, 450,000 shrubs and more than a million flowers planted in the year. Mickey and his friends have decided to that heritage with a special theme for nearly three months, the colors of Spring. With new happenings, new scenery and the opportunity to meet Disney characters in new costumes.

Disneyland Paris turns into a "Springtime Stroll".A new daily happenings "Springtime Promenade" promises to be the event of the day. This musical event ultra-colorful, will be punctuated by more than one hundred artists including more than 90 dancers. Not to mention the Disney Characters in new costumes specially made​​. Mickey and Minnie, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Woody and Jessie from Toy Story, Stitch, Pinocchio, Clarabelle and many others delight the park accompanied by musicians of "Jolly Holiday Band" and "Swing into Spring Orchestra". The new generation will also be honored, including Rapunzel.

Dreamers will discover their favorite Disney heroes in more flowery than ever versions. Near the Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant topiary with images of 101 Dalmatians, Simba and Nala (The Lion King), or Aristocats, Bambi and his friends Flower and Thumper have sprung up like magic. Other emblematic places will turn into flowers theaters.

"Welcome to the Beautiful Season " at the entrance of Disneyland Park, will immerse visitors in the magic of spring with butterflies , flowers, topiary and music that will find place...

Finally , children can play budding explorers through an entertaining leaflet centered around the awakening of nature , ecology and diversity offered by Disneyland Paris .

Disneyland Paris , one of the largest gardens in Europe:
There are not only the attractions and shows in Disneyland Paris . His landscape architecture makes a huge theater scene plant spread over 2230 hectares hectares. It has more than 35,000 trees, 450,000 shrubs and more than 1 million flowers planted in the year. The whole is maintained by the 130 gardeners show who maintain vegetation site daily. Disneyland Paris is also 9 horticultural trades, arborists , irrigation of 6,000 km single pipe system in Europe, 1.5 million m² of biodiversity , without forgetting the famous houseplants that accompany visitors each day in seven themed hotels . Department teams Nature and Environment therefore play a vital role in the life of Disneyland Paris , whose mission is to go deeper into creativity.

A program for new talent:
Spring is the ideal season to participate in the Disney Performing Arts program. It allows amateur groups to perform in the professional world of Disneyland Paris , offering them the unique experience of being an artist "Disney" for a day. Four types of groups may occur: orchestra, choir and dance group parade . Visit for more.

Let's move now inside the park and so far as you can see on the picture above there is nothing new - at least that we can see from the outside - on the transformation of the Main Street Photography shop. So let's move directly to the Indiana Jones and the Temple du Péril  where there is much more to see as they're currently rebuilding the whole temple in real stone, as you know, with a reopening expected for the end of May, if no delay.

A long shot of Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin..

The Adventureland bridge and Peter Pan' Flight are also in refurbishment...

But it's the St Patrick day event located in the back of Frontierland which was the big event of the month with Irish dancers, musicians, and free make-up as well as a meet and greet with Mickey and Minnie in Irish costumes!

Here is the video of the Sarah Clark Academy show which happened at Frontierland's Chaparral Theater.

A St Patrick's day animation also happened at Disney Village...

Let's move to the new LEGO Store nearby where there is a special promotion for the grand opening to anyone buying for at least 40€ ( see below ).

Finally, the new footbridge leading to the Panoramagique balloon is finished and soon guests will be to access to it directly from the exit of Disney Village for a stationery flight over the lake and great aerial view of the parks!

That's all for this DLP update and i remind you to don't forget to discover Disney News Central, a new website where daily, at a glance, you can see which are the last five articles posted on your favorite websites, with a direct link to each of them. Just like in New York "Grand Central" - where passengers takes trains to different destinations, with Disney News Central you'll choose each day your destination to more than 50 Disney fans websites ( and more will be added soon ). 

Here is the url:
Note: it works too without the three "w":

Go ahead, jump to Disney News Central, it's a fantastic tool that will be helpful and you'll love it instantly as you'll find websites from all over the world, all talking about Disney theme parks, and more!

Finally, also a good news as the special offer price on the gorgeous Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality book is back and available for both ENGLISH or FRENCH editions.  Thanks to the special offer you can save $50 on the normal price, so if you don't own the book yet i'm sure you don't want to miss it! Paypal and credit card payment are accepted, so make sure you to place your order now! 

You can use the Paypal button below for the english edition, and for the french edition or for credit card payment please send me an email at:

Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality - Include shipping

Don't know yet the Disneyland Paris book? Have a look at the video below or on the book website HERE.

Pictures: copyright Max Fan - DLPWelcome


Dutchduck said...

Is this the official English version of the French press release or did you translate it yourself?

Alain Littaye said...

It's a Google Translate translation of the french press release, but a not too bad translation, which is not always the case with Google.