20th anniversary press weekend: the opening ceremony

In our first blog post covering the 20th Anniversary press launch, we’ll have a look at the opening ceremony that took place on Town Square on Saturday morning. The Disneyland Paris Ambassadors Regis and Osvaldo along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their all new anniversary outfits, welcomed the winner of The Voice Kids Holland: Fabienne Bergmans. Fabienne, age 14, performed the new Disney parade song “Magic Everywhere” live for the press, fans and guests. Cast Members of different attractions, restaurants and shops from all over Disneyland Park entered the background with signs representing European flags, along with a big group of Disney characters.

After the excellent performance by Fabienne, Goofy brought Hollywood star Salma Hayek in the spotlight, whom expressed her excitement about Disneyland Paris and its birthday – in French, Spanish and English! She cut the ribbon with a large pair of scissors, brought on stage by Chip and Dale, causing a burst of streamers and confetti on Main Street, U.S.A.

Invitees and press where then welcomed on the purple carpet by Disney characters and even well known Disneyland Paris faces like the Ambassadors and Vasile Sirli, Musical Director of the Resort.