Disneyland Paris Confirms 25th Anniversary Refurbishment Schedule

A cast member briefing was held on 10 June 2015 at Disneyland Paris, where details were confirmed regarding┬áthe refurbishment plans in the run up to Disneyland Paris’ 25th Anniversary in 2017. Ten major refurbishments to shows and attractions will take place between 2015 and 2017. In typical Disney style the official announcement contained a lot of marketing waffle and fancy adjectives, but in this article we’ll cut the spiel and go straight to the details given by Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland’s Popularity Versus Originality Debate

This summer (and as I write this) Disneyland Paris runs a summer festival themed around the mightily popular Disney animated film: Frozen. The Frozen Summer Fun season includes a Sing-along show, Princess cavalcades, a new Frozen scene for Disney Dreams! and a Frozen overlay for the otherwise derelict Cottonwood Creek Ranch area. I think this Frozen season is a brilliant idea, though mainly because I’m just happy to see the Chaparral Theatre and Cottonwood Creek Ranch in use and too see the back of that Brave scene in Dreams!. Honestly, though, I’m not really into Frozen or characters or Disney franchises particularly, so for me this season also highlights a balancing act which Disney Parks inherently face: do they rely on popular Disney franchises, or create their own unique ones?