Disneyland Paris has revealed its plans for both Halloween and Christmas this year. This comes as the park continues its phased reopening that began in July after being closed for months due to the coronavirus.
The Disney Halloween Festival is returning to Disneyland Paris on September 26th. This year, it will be a bit different than other years, however. One of the highlights will be the “selfie points” where guests can stand and take a selfie in front of Disney characters. Disneyland Paris is promising plenty of these for this year’s Disney Halloween Festival. And of course, because it is Halloween, the Disney characters will be dressed in Halloween costumes. There will also be villains on hand including Captain Hook, Maleficent, and Ursula in Disneyland. Starting on October 1st there will be a collection of Disney villains appearing as well at the Studio Theater in Walt Disney Studios. This will include characters like Jafar or Cruella.
Guests are also invited to drop in on some of the most frightening attractions at Disneyland Paris. This includes The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Walt Disney Studios. Appropriately, they will be experiencing all 13 floors as they plummet inside a service elevator.
Over at Disneyland Paris guests are invited to visit the Phantom Manor where ghosts have taken up residence. There, guests can go on a haunted journey if they dare.
Both Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios will be fully decorated for Halloween with plenty of beautiful locations to take photos and just enjoy the spirit of Halloween. There will also be food options and merchandise available throughout the Halloween season. Over at the Disney Village, some Halloween decorations will appear as well!
Throughout the Halloween season at Disneyland Paris, 13,262 seasonal flowers will be planted to help the parks get in the spirit of this spooky season. There will also be nearly 550 feet of garland hanging in Frontierland and there will be nearly 10-foot tall Catrinas found as well! Halloween will be a spook-tacular time at Disneyland Paris!
Christmas will be arriving on November 7th at Disneyland Paris and continue through January 10, 2021, with Disney Enchanted Christmas. This will bring the magic of Christmas to Disneyland Paris.
When guests arrive at Disneyland, they will find a beautiful Christmas tree in Town Square. Main Street will also be decorated and create an even more beautiful view of the castle. It will also snow several times throughout the day on Main Street!
There will also be multiple “Selfie Points” throughout the parks for guests to get selfies with their favorite Disney characters that are dressed the holiday best. This will include Donald, Daisy, Minnie, Goofy, and Stitch. In Fantasyland at the “Meet Mickey” stage, fans will be able to meet Mickey Mouse himself dressed up in his Christmas best. For those who want to meet Santa Claus, they can head on over to Videopolis every day until December 25th! He will be there with his piles of presents and toys meeting guests as he prepares for Christmas.
Over at Walt Disney Studios, guests will also be able to meet some of their favorite Disney characters dressed in their holiday best. Stars of Mickey and the Magician will be at the Animagique Theater. This will include Mickey and his accomplice the Magician, Belle, Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother, the Good Fairy, all on hand waiting at their “Selfie Spots.”
Throughout the season, there will also be special treats to eat both in the parks and also at the Disney Village. For those staying at certain Disney Hotels, they can have their rooms decorated for Christmas with a Christmas tree and other decorations along with gifts to go under the tree.
Throughout these holidays guests will get to experience different moments and characters as they rotate around the parks. During this phased reopening, there are also health and safety protocols in place. Reservations are also required with a valid ticket or Annual Pass to enter the parks on any given day to limit capacity and keep a safe environment.
DAPS MAGIC will continue to follow what is going on at Disneyland Paris and share updates as they become available. What do you think of these Halloween and Christmas celebrations? Share your thoughts in the comments below!