Take a close up look on Place de Rémy, the beautiful square that holds Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy and Bistrot Chez Rémy.
Today all Disney Parks world wide celebrated the 50th anniversary of the classic attraction “it’s a small world”, which originates from the Unicef pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1964.
Rediscover this beloved attraction in our photo gallery here.
Halloween hasn’t left Disneyland Park or Santa Clause is already moving in!
Friday night the entertainment crew worked hard to get rid of all Halloween stuff on Town Square and put the brand new Christmas Tree in place!
Unlike the previous tree which was re-used for many, many years, this new one features hundreds of decorations, including Disney-inspired ornaments!
Starting next week, a special 360° tree lightning ceremony starring (the voices of) Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket will light up Town Square!
In the mean time, check out this preview of the brand new tree:
Disney’s Newport Bay Club is Disneyland Paris’ largest hotel and in 1992 even the largest in Western-Europe with almost 1100 rooms. It was designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern in a New England nautical theme with many references to boats and ships.
Although there have been numerous refurbishments over the past 20 years, the entire complex is starting to show its age. And that’s why Euro Disney SCA and hotel management, as well as Disneyland Paris Imagineering have worked out a complete refurbishment from top to bottom.
Soon scaffolding will go up on the hotel façade and all wooden planks will be stripped and be replaced with a synthetic replacement which will be much more durable against the harsh Marne-la-Vallée weather. Special insulation will be placed behind the new planks for ecological reasons and all windows will be replaced. And it doesn’t stop there, the entire roof is going to be replaced as well and the light bulbs on the façade will be upgraded to LED technology with special caps that simulate the current yellowish glow.
On the inside the lobby will be redesigned to allow a better guest flow, as well as the reception desks. Other areas of the hotel like the restaurants and swimming pool will all get some attention.
On 26 September 2013 a group of bloggers was invited by Disneyland Paris for presentations about the future refurbishment projects in the resort. This included a guided tour of Disney’s Newport Bay Club and a look at the mock up of the upcoming new room designs.
Just like the make-overs of Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe and Disney’s Sequoia Lodge they will carry Disney touches on the walls. Classic drawings of Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Pluto are featured on wallpaper and a Mickey Mouse shaped steering wheel serves as the bed headboard. A small desk with mirror has all the connections for wired internet and power plugs hidden from view behind a small door.
The remodeled Executive Rooms were previewed as well:
Note: it was pointed out during our tour that the runners were missing on the beds.
The new rooms definitely look great and a lot warmer then the previous ones. Make the comparison: on the left the current rooms, on the right the remodeled rooms.
The refurbishment will start probably next year and will be done in 3 phases (North, Central and East wings).
Minnie’s Costume Couture is a photo location with Minnie Mouse, designed to resemble a costume workshop. Props like a sewing machine, baskets, mirror, … have all been “toonified”.
It’s located across Casey’s Corner at the old Mickey Mouse photo location, but it’s located on ground level to accommodate wheel chair users as well.
High School Musical, the has-been Disney Channel movie, has been expelled from Disney Blockbuster Cafe by one of Marvel’s biggest heroes: Iron Man.
Last week lights when out for the cast of High School Musical when posters, banners and the sporting gear was removed and replaced by imagery of Tony Stark’s alterego.
Here’s a photo tour of how Blockbuster Cafe looked like passed weekend. It’s expected that more theming will appear, especially some sort of props.
It should also be noted that the Bureau Passeport Annuel has been removed from the side room of the restaurant and currently sits empty with some High School Musical posters still up.
Oh, if you don’t remember what his place looked like before… Check out this post on magicforum!
Disneyland Paris is hosting a special event for selected fan websites and bloggers on 26 and 27 September. During this event, the refurbishment program of the Disney Hotels will be presented, as well as a first look at the Halloween and Christmas Seasons and new merchandising.
I’ll be covering the presentations live for magicforum, so be sure to follow twitter.com/magicforum for live tweets, comments and photos of the different presentations and tours. The hashtag #eventDLP will be used.
Mark Twain, one of the riverboats that circles the rivers of Frontierland in almost every other Magic Kingdom style park, has been out of service in Disneyland Paris since 2011. Right after the refurbishment of the Molly Brown was finished, Mark Twain immediately went to the dry dock and is still remaining there.
Disney Central Plaza forum broke news today that Mark Twain currently is not begin refurbished, instead, according to them, it’s sitting in a corner of Frontierland deterring away.
Therefore, an ode to Mark Twain, captain of the Rivers of the Far West!
It’s time for an update on the Ratatouille construction. Lots of changes have happened since our last update as walls and windows are starting to receive their theming.
Let’s take a peak over the construction walls as seen from Toy Story Parachute Drop.
Disneyland Paris recently renamed their Photo Souvenir pass to Disney Photo Pass, in line with the popular photo service at Disneyland California and Walt Disney World Resort.
But unlike its American cousins, it’s currently only possible to purchase the souvenir photos inside the park or the Disney Hotels. It’s not known if Disneyland Paris will offer online viewing and ordering as well in the future.
Here’s a look at the new Disney PhotoPass:
This is what the former Photo Souvenir pass used to look like. The backside is almost similar to that of the Disney Photopass.