Disneyland Paris 25th Celebration happened this morning, April 12, and, boy, what an incredible, amazing, exhilarating celebration it was! Probably the best one i've seen so far with the WDW 25th Celebration 20 years ago. Probably ALL Disney characters were there, the sun and a clear blue sky also were there, and everyone, as well as DLP President Catherine Powell and 1000 Cast-Members, had an amazing energy to celebrate this 25th Anniversary!
I have two fantastic HD videos for you of the whole Celebration show - at the end of the article - one is the official one filmed by DLP ten cameras and the other one is from Max, D&M contributor who was on Central Plaza. But there is more to say about this celebration and the feeling it gives you, now that the park is brand new again after two years of a splendid renovation, and it's the feeling we have that Disneyland Paris is reborn today. If i can say, "the force is with Disneyland Paris again" and i hope they will keep it for the next 25 years and hopefully a bright future with new attractions coming in both parks to be announced soon. In the meantime let's have a look at this glorious day with dozens of pics!
Disneyland Paris fans came by thousands this morning and awaited with excitement the start of the show in Main Street and Central Plaza!
And here it started with Mickey, Minnie and dozens of others characters with DLP marching band!
Then came what we can call a genius idea, i.e FIVE different acts, each with dozens of dancers, characters, and more, one act for each land of the park, and the first one was of course for Main Street U.S.A, with the Aristocats characters and Olaf from Frozen.
Each time one act has ended the next one came in while the dancers and characters of the previous one went down Main Street. The next act was for Frontierland and was lead by Pocahontas and Pixar's Toy Story characters.
Next act was a tribute to Adventureland with Tarzan and Jane, Aladdin and Jasmine, Jack Sparrow and his pirates, Lion King characters, Baloo and King Louis, and many more!
The next act was a tribute to Discoveryland - the one with Fantasyland will come next. This act had Stitch and aliens, as well as dancers with costumes with a Discoveryland theming.
Meanwhile at Main Street Adventureland dancers were interacting with the guests...
It was time to pay tribute to Fantasyland and dozens of Fantasyland characters came out of the Castle!
But, as Disneyland Paris Castle is the one of Sleeping Beauty, Aurora and her Prince along with the three fairies had their own act.
Meanwhile, the previous "acts" with their group of dancers and characters were walking down Main Street U.S.A...
But don't go away as it is just the start of this amazing celebration! Next, came out of the Sleeping Beauty Castle dozens of others characters and dancers! Honestly, i don't see i've ever seen so many Disney characters all together at one time. What a memorable celebration...
The second part of this stunning celebration was about to begin with Mickey and dozens of Disney characters coming back up Main Street to the Castle, all standing in light vehicles.
All arrived then on Central Plaza where a ballet of dancers turned around Aurora and her Prince.
DLP President Catherine Powell came then on "stage" to thanks both all DLP cast-members and the guests for these first 25 years and she was also amazed, just like us, by the incredible show that just happened.
And there we go for the final act of this awesome DLP Celebration with one thousand DLP cast-members coming out of the castle to join the already hundreds of dancers and characters! Unbelievable.
Everyone went down Main Street once again for the Grand Finale...
What is also amazing in this celebration show is how everyone - including Catherine Powell as you can see on the picture above - had not only an incredible energy but the "perfect" energy that this 50 minutes show required. Time for you now to watch this live with the two videos below, the first one being the official DLP video - from where the screen captures above were taken - and the second one was filmed also in HD by Max from Central Plaza. Do NOT miss these videos as you won't see again such a show at Disneyland Paris anytime soon, mainly because of its cost, and also because you won't believe your eyes watching a such exhilarating show!
For the official DLP video below, you can start directly at 9.30 minutes as the show doesn't start before.
As Disneyland Paris celebrates its 25th Anniversary today i remind you the Special Offer for the fantastic Disneyland Paris "From Sketch to Reality" book ( De L'Esquisse à la Création en français ) and it's a chance for you to get this gorgeous 320 pages book at the best price ever!
You'll hardly find a better gift for a Disneyland Paris fan so don't miss it as it is the last copies of the book which will not be reprinted!
Note in French for the French readers: Il reste 30 Exemplaires de l'édition Collector française qui ne sera PAS rééditée car c'était une édition limitée à 2000 exemplaires, donc ne tardez pas pour passer votre commande en m'envoyant un email à: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Special Offer is for both the English updated edition or the French collector's edition and the English edition is at 60€ / $65 ( instead of 85€ ) and the French Collector Edition is at 75€ ( instead of 100€ ). In both cases the shipping worldwide is 22€ ( $24 ). Shipping takes 3-4 days for France, 10-15 days to European countries, 2 to 3 weeks for countries outside Europe. Sorry for what may seem a high shipping cost but the package with the book is heavy ( 2,5 Kgs ) and the French post office also increased its prices. We also ship the books in the best box you've ever seen for a book to make sure they arrive in good condition, and this has a cost.
Usually the Special Offer includes a great additional surprise gift, but because we celebrate two anniversaries, this new special offer will include TWO great surprise gifts ( and believe me, you'll be VERY happy to get them! )!
Special note to buyers with a shipping address in Italy or Belgium : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 29 €.
To place your order please send an email to: email@example.com Please let me know in your email if you want the english or french edition!
You can pay with Paypal by sending the full amount - including shipping - by Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the Paypal buttons below. ( make sure to choose the right button for the rich edition ). Thanks to confirm me by email or in your Paypal payment which edition you want ( english or french ). Also note that the Paypal button includes an additional discount for those who want to order 2 or 3 copies instead of one.
If you do NOT have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card, or bank transfer, just send me an email about it at: email@example.com and i will let you know how to do.
Those of you who have never seen the book will find below a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book AND you can see more pictures on the book website HERE
Although you've probably heard about this beautiful book, many of you may have never seen a copy of it. So we've done a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book! The book includes 750 pictures of the park, including 250 gorgeous renderings of Walt Disney Imagineering and stunning pictures of the park seen from above. The book is so big that it took us seven and a half minutes to show you the full book, and that's without stopping turning each pages! So, if you want to have a closer look at a page don't hesitate to stop the video!
Pictures and videos of DLP Celebration: copyright Disney, DLPWelcome