There seems to always be exciting things happening at Disneyland Paris. As its 30th anniversary winds up, Disneyland Paris is now pivoting to what will be happening throughout the rest of the year and into next year. There are a lot of exciting things happening that will undoubtably delight guests through Halloween, the Holidays, the celebration of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary, and so more! Check out what Disneyland Paris shared about its upcoming offerings here:
This exciting lineup includes the return of the iconic Halloween and Christmas seasons, the launch of three colorful experiences to usher in the new year, the eagerly anticipated reopening of the Disneyland Hotel, the introduction of a new interactive show in the spring and more surprises!
DISNEY HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL RETURNS FROM OCTOBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2023
The traditional Disney Halloween Festival returns to Disneyland Paris from October 1 through November. This year, three different teams will undertake a challenge to show foolish mortals what the tr-oooooo spirit of Halloween is about. After all, ghouls just want to have fun!
- The Mischief Makers: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and their friends will embrace a ‘trick or treat’ mindset to celebrate the spooky season in the most playful way. Together, they are making some mischievous plans for children and grown-ups alike to have the most hilarious ha-ha-ha-lloween of their lives. The prankish team will participate in Mickey’s Halloween Celebration, a devilishly entertaining cavalcade that will invite guests to clap their hands and stomp their feet as it makes its way through Disneyland Park. To keep the fun going, guests will also have an opportunity to spend some eerie-sistible moments alongside these beloved Disney Characters, who will be decked out in their most boo-tiful Halloween costumes.
- The Disney Villains: Maleficent, Captain Hook, and Jafar will also participate in this chilling challenge. Needless to say that they intend to make their team stand out! Thus, throughout the ghostly season, guests will get to experience some fiendishly fun encounters with a bunch of Disney Villains in Disneyland Park. And when the moon rises, the evilest characters will offer one last spooktacular moment for the most daring souls. During A Nightfall with Disney Villains – a mesmerizing sequence that will take place before the Disney Dreams®! nighttime show – Disney Villains will take over Sleeping Beauty Castle to bring guests on a spellbinding journey featuring a powerful combination of fountains, video projections, and music.
- The Mysterious Hosts: Phantom Manor is undoubtedly the place to be when days shorten, and leaves start to fall. And it just so happens that its happy ghosts have materialized to play some tricks on all of the foolish mortals who dare to trespass through the gates of this gloomy property. Those who will manage to exit the infamous estate will then be invited to hop over to Walt Disney Studios Park, where they will get to explore another mysterious place – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. However, they should be warned that they may get transported into another dimension! Halloween festivities will also take over the Park’s restaurants and shops, where devilishly delicious food & beverage offerings and a range of fang-tastic souvenirs inspired by the different teams will be made available for the greatest pleasure of food and shopping enthusiasts.
And this year, for October 31, opening hours will be extended so that day guests can fully experience an extra Halloween atmosphere until the Park’s closure.
A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF MAGIC ON OCTOBER 16, 2023
Over the last century, Disney has enchanted the world by bringing timeless stories and unforgettable characters to life. All of these magical moments would not have happened if it was not for the countless generations of fans and families who have embraced the Disney magic and all the incredible artists whose vision, creative talents, and imagination have played an instrumental role in making this dream a reality.
Disneyland Paris will celebrate this historic milestone in an exceptional way by treating its guests to a unique entertainment lineup and exclusive Disney experiences on the day Disney blows out its 100 candles. October 16, 2023 is going to be a day to remember!
DISNEY ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS FROM NOVEMBER 11, 2023 TO JANUARY 7, 2024
Beginning early November, the magic of Christmas will fill the air at Disneyland Paris, giving guests an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit and spend cherished moments alongside their loved ones. With its majestic Christmas tree standing 24 meters high, twinkling lights, enchanting and warm atmosphere, and snowflakes falling on Main Street, U.S.A., Disneyland Park is the perfect place to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
During the day and at night, the entrancing Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade will wrap guests in the magic of the holidays with its catchy song and five festive-themed floats featuring Mickey and his friends, Disney Princesses and even Santa Claus! Altogether, nearly 100 performers Disney Characters and artists will spread yuletide cheer for everyone’s enjoyment. In November 2022, this parade was recognized with the Brass Ring Award for “Most Creative Christmas / Holiday Show” by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).
The magical merriment will not stop there! The traditional Let’s Sing Christmas! show will invite guests to sing along to the most heartwarming Christmas carols, while various greetings will give them a golden opportunity to snap a wonderful holiday family photo alongside Santa Claus and Disney Characters dressed in their holiday best.
Besides, food lovers won’t need to bring some corn for popping, as the resort will expand its food and beverage offerings with many seasonal specialties. The magical winter market L’Hiver Gourmand will even return from November 10, 2023 through March 17, 2024, with its stylish chalets that serve a wide variety of holiday dishes and treats. In addition to treating their taste buds to a delicious cup of hot chocolate, guests will get to check off some items on their holiday planning checklist, as shops in the Parks and Disney Village will be filled with seasonal souvenirs for decking the halls, filling up stockings and dressing in holiday style!
This year, Disney VoluntEARS (Cast Members who take part in volunteer activities) will once again bring joy and magic to hospitalized children as they step into Santa’s elves’ shoes to distribute thousands of gifts in the pediatric wards of many hospitals across France, making Christmas merrier for those who need it the most.
And Disneyland Paris will ring in the New Year in an exceptional way, as the resort will extend its opening hours and treat its day guests to a festive lineup on December 31, 2023.
THE GRAND OPENING OF ROSALIE IN DISNEY VILLAGE IN DECEMBER 2023
Located at the crossroads between the theme parks and Disney Hotels, Disney Village is undergoing the most ambitious transformation in its history. To further elevate the experience delivered by the retail, dining and entertainment complex, the resort will team up with renowned brands, such as Groupe Bertrand, that will soon operate an-all new French brasserie named Rosalie. When it opens in December, this family restaurant will offer awe-inspiring views over Lake Disney and a refined atmosphere.
DISNEY SYMPHONY OF COLORS: A BURST OF HIGHLY COLORFUL NEW EXPERIENCES AS OF JANUARY 8, 2024
Starting January 8, life will be as colorful and joyful as in a movie at Disneyland Park! Over the first few weeks of the new year, Disneyland Paris will gradually introduce a series of exciting experiences that will add some colors to cloudy winter days: Disney Symphony of Colors.
This exceptional lineup will kick off in the most spectacular way, as a brand-new nighttime sequence will give guests the feeling of seeing a parade flying above the resort! Every day at nightfall, guests will be invited to gather in front of the Castle to embark on a dazzling journey featuring a magical combination of fountains, lights, video projections, and synchronized drones that will draw animated floats in the air as a nod to an iconic experience that once lit up the night at Disneyland Paris.
The fun will not stop there, as guests will also be given a chance to dance and enjoy some highly colorful moments during an all-new, energy-packed show that will be launched in February. This original show – which will be performed several times a day in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle – will celebrate the amazing animation of Disney and Pixar by bringing together Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and many other beloved Disney and Pixar Characters, such as Timon (The Lion King), Joy (Inside Out) and Mirabel (Encanto), who will appear in a show at Disneyland Park for the first time.
Also in February, Tinker Bell will spread her magical pixie dust on Main Street, U.S.A. to turn a wintery setting into a flowery environment, showcasing all of the wonderful colors of nature.
THE GRAND REOPENING OF THE DISNEYLAND HOTEL – FIRST QUARTER OF 2024
As part of the ongoing transformation of Disneyland Paris, the iconic five-star Disneyland Hotel is being royally “reimagined!”
When it reopens in the first quarter of 2024, the Disneyland Hotel will become the very first Disney Hotel to bring guests on a majestic journey celebrating Disney royalty. This ultimate experience at Disneyland Paris will transport queens and kings of all ages into the worlds of the most iconic royal characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ classics, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog, and recent movies that have been “crowned” with success, like Frozen, Moana and Raya and the Last Dragon. Thereupon, guests will be able to draw their inspiration from their favorite royal stories to write their own fairy tales.
The reopening date of the Disneyland Hotel and more information will be unveiled when bookings open on September 12.
A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA INSPIRED BY THE WHIMSICAL WORLD OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND – SPRING OF 2024
In the spring of 2024, guests of Walt Disney Studios Park will be invited to step into the topsy-turvy and colorful world of Alice in Wonderland during an exclusive new stage show that will offer a modern and flamboyant twist on the beloved Disney Animation classic.
Children and grown-ups alike will get to discover an energy-packed musical show that will bring together various types of performers. To top it all off, they will have the unique opportunity to influence the outcome of this show.
What do you think of all the exciting offerings that will be coming to Disneyland Paris? Which one are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!