Rumours have been few and far between this month after Disneyland Paris finally gave official announcement of the ten refurbishment projects which it will be working on in the run up to the resort’s 25th Anniversary. Of course, details were scarce in this announcement – so the rumour mill won’t have slowed for too long.
After the first announcement released in February, Disneyland Paris proudly presents the details of its Inaugural Half Marathon Weekend event scheduled to take place on September 23-25, 2016
A cast member briefing was held on 10 June 2015 at Disneyland Paris, where details were confirmed regarding the 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.
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?