So now that we’ve all recovered (finally) from staying up all night with Disney’s One More Day event last month, it’s time to saddle up for our next Disney excursion.
Disneyland Paris, nÃ©e EuroDisney, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The park, born April 12, 1992, had a rocky beginning–local reception was mixed, with some labeling it a “cultural Chernobyl.” Employees protested the stringent appearance code; and attendance was underwhelming, possibly due to a widespread recession at the time. By 1995 however, the park’s prospects had turned around with a new name and the opening of Space Mountain (and possibly the initiation of liquor sales within the park,) and by 2008 it was said to be the most visited attraction in Paris.
Along with a new parade, the spearhead of the 20th Anniversary activities looks to be a new nighttime water/light extravaganza currently being created by Steve Davison (World of Color, TDS’s Fantasmic!) called Disney Dreams. A link is here: http://20th-anniversary.disneylandparis.co.uk/#disney-dreams-nighttime-show showing an introduction and some clips from the show’s creators.
So with all this in addition to the novelty of it being my first visit to this resort, it looks to be an exciting trip. For more information on Disneyland Paris, I encourage anyone to check out Jack Spence’s comprehensive blogs (/blogs/jackspence/disneyland_paris/) on the topic.
Jusqu’Ã la prochaine fois!