DISNEYLAND® PARIS LAUNCHES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH ‘SPARKLING’ CELEBRITY EVENT
STAR-STUDDED EVENT INCLUDED APPEARANCES BY TERI HATCHER, VOGUE WILLIAMS & SPENCER MATTHEWS, LISA SNOWDON, KYM MARSH, MICHELLE HEATON AND A SURPRISE PERFORMANCE BY JOHN LEGEND
Disneyland® Paris celebrated with a sparkling event yesterday to help launch its historic 25th Anniversary.
Celebrating bringing a quarter of a century of magic to visitors from France, Europe and around the globe, Disneyland® Paris debuted “sparkling” new entertainment, attraction experiences and other new offerings before a host of celebrities, international media, and other special guests.
Celebrity guests included John Legend, Teri Hatcher, Lisa Snowdon, Kym Marsh, Michelle Heaton and Vogue Williams & Spencer Matthews. The events of the day ended in a sweeping crescendo of fireworks, laser lights and music with the debut of the new Disney Illuminations night-time spectacular and a surprise performance from music superstar John Legend, who dazzled the crowd with his rendition of the new version of “Beauty and the Beast” from the hit live action movie.
Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, welcomed guests to the Anniversary celebration amid a sparkly Grand Opening moment, with cavalcade of performers and favorite Disney characters including Tinker Bell providing colorful fireworks to mark the historic occasion. Media and guests sampled new attractions and entertainment throughout the day and were preparing even a few surprises during evening events.
“Since it opened its gates in 1992, Disneyland® Paris has been a place where the young and young at heart can step into the worlds of their favourite stories, meet beloved characters, and become part of the magic in a way that only happens at a Disney Park,” said Chapek. “And we’ve got even more magic in store for our 25th anniversary.”
“It is a sense of happiness that dominates today, “added Catherine Powell, Présidente of Euro Disney S.A.S. “That of making Walt’s legacy live in the heart of Europe; that of having made very strong ties with Paris and France; and that of making our guests dreams come true for 25 years.”
“It’s Time to Sparkle”
This is the year Disneyland® Paris transforms into a galaxy of star-filled moments, glittering with Disney stories shining brighter than ever. Starting today, guests of Disneyland® Paris can:
Join Mickey and Friends, becoming explorers of the future in an extraordinary, brand new Parade – Disney Stars on Parade. Their mission: to dazzle guests.
Travel to a galaxy far, far away – finally within our reach with two new special Star WarsTM rides: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. Immersive experience guaranteed.
Continue the festivities with two new daytime shows which take place near Sleeping Beauty Castle – Mickey presents “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris” and The Starlit Princess Waltz.
And, as a stunning night-time finale, take in the wonder as Disneyland Park introduces the all-new Disney Illuminations, night-time spectacular featuring state-of-the-art technology.