Friday, March 9, 2018

All About Disneyland Paris Festival of Pirates and Princesses Starting March 31 !

I have one more update for you this week about Disneyland Paris! And this one is all about the new season of the "Festival Pirates and Princesses" which will start on March 31 and will end on May 31!  Max, D&M contributor and DLP Welcome webmaster was at DLP presentation of the season and tell you all about what will happen. First, here is the "Festival Pirates and Princesses" trailer released a few weeks ago by DLP.

The season is based on a simple principle, everyone - girls or boys - can join one of two teams, the one of pirates or princesses! And for that the whole season is organized around one show: "Pirates and Princesses: at the crossroads". This show will have 100 performers - dancers, acrobats and characters - and will play 4 times a day and 7 days a week.

The structure of the show is simple: 2 units one for pirates - artwork above, one for princesses - artwork below. Each of them starts from both ends of the parade route. One will leave from the parade entrance near It's a Small World with a first stop at the "Castle Stage", while the second will leave from the other parade entrance at Town Square and will make a stop at the center of Main Street. After the first stop which will last around 4 to 5 minutes the two units will move again up to Central Plaza.

On Central Plaza, 4 scenes on the 4 flower beds, will allow during this last "Show Stop" of 4 to 6 minutes, to offer a new interactive dance with the guests. Then, the two units will continue their paths.

Interactivity will be the central element of the show. The visitors will be involved with a specific dance for each of the two teams. For this, two dance tutorials have been released by Disney and here they are below, in french with english subtitles.

Il est par ailleurs Disney garanti que les visiteurs ne participant pas à l'interaction, ne se sentiront pas étranger au spectacle grâce aux acrobates, danses, personnages et ambiances.
Heureusement, car il est difficile de faire interagir le publique européen et il est même étonnant que Disney s'obstine dans cette voie dans les spectacles de Disneyland Paris.

To make sure that guests who wouldn't participate in the interaction won't find the show boring the addition of acrobats, dancers, characters and more will be there to entertain everyone. Which is a good idea as it is always a bit difficult to make the European public interact and it is even surprising that Disney still keep up in this way in Disneyland Paris shows.

Finally, on the Princesses side, guests will find Mickey Mouse with 9 Disney Princesses and Vaiana!

On the Pirates side guests will find Minnie Mouse with Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Jack Sparrow, Peter Pan or Wendy along with 21 pirates acrobats. All our heroes will have for the show a new costume. This should satisfy a large number of guests all day. Below, the trailer for the festival of Pirates and Princesses season.

In addition to this show, two other animations have been created. The first one is with Jack Sparrow who wants to recruit young pirates and the second will be a princesses parade including Princess Sofia or Elena Avalor.

Guests who came on the park during previous spring events between 2015 and 2017 will notice that most of the decorations of flowers used to symbolize the team of princesses during this first season of "Pirates and Princesses" are coming from the previous Spring seasons. More generally, the decorations will be discrete for this first edition.

This first edition of the Pirates and Princesses season promises to be a good omen for Disneyland Paris, but we can not help to think that since the first edition of the spring season in 2015, the number of shows and especially performers in the shows at this time of the year apparently continues to decrease each year. That said, the pirates and princesses theme has so much appeal for young boys and girls that this new season should be popular!

Yesterday March 9 at Paris Opera Palais Garnier, Disneyland Paris previews its new season for the Festival of Pirates and Princesses and our friends of ED92 shared the video of it!

One more important thing, and this one is about my Disneyland Paris book. A recent check made me realize  with horror that, after the French collector edition being totally out of stock - except three copies that you can order to me, see below how to do - the ENGLISH edition will also be soon out of stock forever as 40 copies only are still available. As said before, once out of stock the book will NOT be reprinted, so i urge anyone who don't own the book and don't want to miss this fantastic book to place your order as soon as possible!

Lecteurs Français: Etant donné que l'édition française est épuisée, un fichier du texte complet original en Français sera envoyé aux acheteurs Français de l'édition anglaise ne comprenant pas l'anglais. Il me reste également trois exemplaires de l'édition collector française, état neufs et dédicacés, 300€ pièce, si intéressé me contacter à l'adresse email:

To place your order for the DLP book, please send me an email at: with your shipping address. The price currently is 75€ ( instead of 100€ ) and shipping worldwide is 22€ ( except Belgium and Italy for which it is 29€ ). Just like for the French edition the price will go up when we will reach the very last copies of the English edition, so order it now to enjoy the discount price.

You can pay with Paypal, credit card or bank transfer. For Paypal payments please send directly the full amount  including shipping ( 97€ worldwide, except for Belgium and Italy for which it is 104€ ) at:  If you wish to pay by credit card and bank transfer, let me know in your email and i'll tell you how to do.

Also, each order will receive two surprise gifts - actually there is more than two - and these are GREAT gifts that each DLP fan love!

Here is all you need to know about the "Disneyland Paris From Sketch to Reality" book for those who have never seen the book. First, it's a gorgeous 320 pages coffee table book with 750 pictures of the park including 250 WDI artworks, all DLP attraction posters, and dozens more of gorgeous artworks! The text by Disney historian Didier Ghez tell the story of the creation of the park from dozens of interviews of WDI Imagineers who built the park. It's also probably the best gift you can find for a Disney Parks fan - and it is true! Have a look below to the mosaic pictures showing a selection of pages of the book.

If you've never seen the book before, don't miss the video below showing the full 320 pages of the book!

Pictures : copyright Disney

Videos: copyright Disney

1 comment:

Bitmann said...

I had the opportunity to see a preview rehearsal performance of “Together Forever” this past weekend during the Pixar in the Parks media event at Disneyland Resort, and I can say it definitely ranks among my absolute favorite Disneyland fireworks shows. Some of the effects in this showcase are indeed incredible, and I can say without hyperbole that my breath was taken away more than a few times.