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– from 1 October to 2 November 2014 –
Disneyland Paris is the place to be to meet the gang of Disney Villains during Disney’s Halloween Festival 2014
From 1October to 2 November 2014, Disneyland Paris is the place to be to meet the Halloween gang of Disney Villains. Every day, Maleficent will bring together the Disney Villains in a cheerfully ominous atmosphere, promising Disneyland Paris guests encounters to die (laughing) for. The Sleeping Beauty Castle Courtyard will be transformed to welcome the good Disney Villains who will take mischievous pleasure in taking over Disney’s Halloween Festival.
And that’s not all! During this delightfully frightening month, ghosts and “Disney’s Funky Pumpkins*” will take possession of Main Street, U.S.A., astonishing pumpkins will take over the flowerbeds in Central Plaza and Frontierland will be transformed into an autumn garden, where sunflowers and pumpkins will take centre stage. Finally, Mickey and friends will offer guests a special Harvest festival-themed cavalcade, not far from Minnie’s Halloween Costume Corner or the incredible candy-making machine invented by greedy Goofy, all designed to ensure Disney’s Halloween Festival is a laugh a minute!
NEW: The Maleficent Disney Villains Promenade
With Maleficent in the leading position, the Disney Villains will be the unmissable stars of Disney’s Halloween Festival.
The Maleficent Disney Villains Promenade
Every day, the Disney Villains will be happy to have their photos taken with guests to immortalize this fearsomely funny occasion forevermore.
Together with Maleficent, the Disney Villains will parade around Central Plaza to welcome guests.
NEW: Maleficent’s Court
In the Sleeping Beauty Castle Courtyard, Maleficent and her accomplices will create an unmissable spectacle, which will be the place to be seen!
This year, Maleficent will cast a spell on the Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Disneyland Park and will invite some of the Disney Villains to join her in the Castle Courtyard.
Maleficent, surrounded by her friends, the Disney Villains, will take over the place — it has now been invaded by imposing brambles, which guests will be able to pose in front of, next to the Disney Villains.
That is how huge brambles mysteriously appear in the Castle Courtyard. Shaped like the famous horns of Maleficent herself, these brambles form the outline of an imposing dragon.
As night falls, the bramble will take on a more disquieting look, immersing guests in a universe of bright, unsettling colours.
Mickey’s Halloween Celebration
To celebrate Halloween and to provide guests with a unique party, Mickey and friends will offer guests a cavalcade specially dedicated to the Harvest festival, and have naturally been inspired by the autumn and Harvest theme.
Several times a day, Mickey and friends will parade in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and along Main Street, U.S.A., surrounded by dancers wearing autumn colours.
This year, the lovely Daisy will open the cavalcade. The Three Little Pigs and Horace will join Mickey’s Halloween Celebration on their brand new float “Raise the Rafters!”. Surrounded by owls, black cats, spiders and bats, the Three Little Pigs, Horace and Clarabelle will dance to country music in front of their farm. A tree and an enchanted mushroom will come to life as if by magic.
As for the Disney Characters, they will be showing off their most stunning seasonal costumes. Donald will explore the wonders of autumn in a world made of straw and pumpkins, together with his inseparable nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. Meanwhile, Uncle Scrooge will bring up the rear, determined to keep determined to keep careful watch over a strange pumpkin that appears to be worth its weight in gold…
Mickey and Minnie pay homage to the Harvest season from their huge horn of plenty, filled with autumn leaves, fruits and pumpkins. Behind them, Chip and Dale, accompanied by the charming Clarice, have taken advantage of the Harvest to steal and hoard as many hazelnuts as they can lay their hands on!
Ghosts invade Disneyland Park
They thought they could keep a low profile throughout Halloween month, but guests will only be able to unmask them and immortalise them in a photo!
The ghosts of the former residents of Main Street, U.S.A. will use Halloween as the perfect opportunity to make their grand appearance. Delighted to be able to make an appearance during Disney’s Halloween Festival, they will take over Main Street, U.S.A., trying to blend into the scenery. The Park’s apprentice ghost hunters will be invited to unmask them, armed with their cameras.
Hilarious encounters with Disney Characters
The Disney characters get dressed up to the nines to welcome guests in a vibrant and colourful Halloween atmosphere for those special photo opportunities with guests.
Halloween Costume Corner
Passionate about sewing and fashion, Minnie will invite guests to discover her amazing sewing workshop, specially created for Halloween. An extravagant, colourful world where everyone is encouraged to let their imagination run wild.
Minnie, in her fabulous Halloween-inspired dress will no doubt jump at the opportunity to pose with her admirers.
Halloween would not be the same without bonbons and spells. For that reason, Goofy has designed and created a truly amazing candy-making machine to dazzle those with a sweet tooth, young and old! Fans of bonbons and Goofy will not miss the opportunity to stop in front of this astonishing machine.
Goofy might even join them to make sure everything is in good working order. A moment to treasure and a chance for everyone to persuade him to share his confectionery secrets!
Jack and Sally’s Cemetery (from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas© Disney)
The famous couple created by Tim Burton will be at Disneyland Paris during Halloween for a mortally enchanting encounter. The set recreates the universe of the film The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Jack and Sally in person will welcome those who will be courageous enough to meet them. A reproduction inspired by the universe of Tim Burton, Jack and Sally’s Cemetery is a unique place.
NEW: Disney PhotoPass+
The perfect opportunity to capture your best moments with the Disney Villains.
Disney PhotoPass+ allows guests to collect all their souvenir photos taken on rides or with Disney Characters by Park photographers at photo locations in high definition in a virtual portfolio.
The photos are also available on a dedicated website (www.disneyphotopass.eu) and on a mobile app that enables guests to download them, share them on social networks and even purchase personalised photo products (photo albums, mugs, calendars etc.).
Disney’s Halloween Festival will therefore be the ideal time to capture the best poses next to the Disney Villains.
Disney’s Halloween Party: the grand finale on 31 October!
Guaranteed screams, even for the bravest guests. The most magical Halloween night will take place at Disneyland Paris!
The now famous Disney’s Halloween Party** will be held on 31 October 2014 in Disneyland Park. A unique experience to share with family or friends from 8.30 pm to 1 am.
Disneyland Park will reopen its doors after dark and guests will see it as they have never seen it before — in a more mysterious atmosphere than ever, with unexpected animations, terrifyingly delicious surprises and a “hellish” atmosphere. The moon will bring out the ghosts, Disney Villains and other creatures for the party, who are all ready to play their tricks around the most mysterious of places. After enjoying the many attractions Disneyland Park has to offer, guests will be able to immerse themselves in the magical extravaganza of the Disney Dreams®! night-time show.
Hair-raising, high-speed sensations!”
Halloween will be the perfect occasion to test guests’ vocal chords on rides that will make them tremble with fear! With The Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTM, Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster with Aerosmith, Indiana JonesTM and the Temple of Peril, Crush’s Coaster® and Space Mountain: Mission 2, Disneyland Paris will be the place to be to test the limits of the most overwhelming fears.
The Disney Villains have chosen the right occasion for their largest gathering — Disney’s Halloween Festival 2014 has become autumn’s unmissable event.
In an atmosphere where laughter mingles with spells cast by Maleficent, guests will find themselves immersed in a strange, delightful world that only Disneyland Paris knows how to create. To celebrate Halloween and the Harvest season with Mickey and friends, come to Disneyland Paris from 1October to 2 November 2014.
Rémy is by far the cutest rat I have ever seen and Ratatouille one of my favorite DisneyPixar movies! You can imagine how excited I was when I received the invitation to the Shareholder’s Club preview event of La Place de Rémy and the opportunity to be among the firsts accompanying the little chef on his adventure! Arriving at the park on Saturday, Spinatmädchen and I literally ran to the Ratatouille area and were instantly stunned by its beauty! Every little detail is perfect and I love the fountain! Well, of course there are one, two things I would have done differently and I will write them down, but first I want to dwell on the fact that WDS did get an amazing new area and a really great, one of a kind attraction!
When stepping on La Place de Rémy you’re instantly transported into Paris. Lamposts, signs, buildings: Everything reminds you of the unique view you can experience in Paris. And it fits, as Disneyland Paris is in Paris! There are so many details, so many little rats, things like Linugini’s bicycle leaned against a street posts. You could almost miss it, not thinking about what a bike or the motorcycle of Collette is doing in the park, because it melts right into the scenery.
We did not have to wait long to get on the ride, however, the waiting area offers a lot of space and I imagine it to need all of it, if not more, after the opening on July 10th. I loved the waiting line because of the great scenery and Gusteau! You get your 3D glasses in the line from a counter and afterwards step around the corner into the loading area where six “Ratmobiles” can be loaded simultaneously. We got a cute little, grey rat and our adventure could begin. It’s hard to describe the ride, I don’t want to spoil too much for all of you who want to experience it first hand and I don’t know how to describe it without giving away the once of a kind features it offers. So here’s a quick warning, if you don’t want to know anything about the adventure, don’t read on, skip it, be assured that you’ll love the ride and have fun when riding it for the very first time. All others: Read on and tell me in the comments if this is the ride, you have imagined it would be:
You begin the journey with a ride through the streets of Paris and meet Rémy on the top of Gusteau’s, where he is struggling with the decision which meal he should cook this evening. Gusteau’s ghost leads him in the right direction and Rémy chooses to prepare Ratatouille. The roof window opens unexpectedly and together with Rémy we fall through it into the kitchen where we scare some really big humans, but Linguini is there to help us out. We continue through the storage room, always following Rémy, where we can smell oranges, it’s a little bit colder and Emil is eating food inside the fridge. The kitchen is around the corner, where rats are cooking the perfect meal and you can literally smell the food. After making our successful escape, Emil and Rémy open a bottle of champagne and you feel the ‘whoosh’ of a flying cork and water sprinkles your face imitating a champagne shower. The ride ends with the opening of Chez Rémy, where once again Emily is hungry as always!
With this new ride you get everything: You’re being shrunk to the size of a rat, you fall, you ran, you spin, you smell food, you get wet, you experience heat. It’s truly unique and amazing! And don’t forget the trackless system! Four rides – everyone was different!
After all this dwelling on how beautiful and amazing the place and the attraction is, let’s take a look at the things that I don’t like so much:
The prices in Chez Rémy. Chez Rémy is expensive. It really is. You can get a menu for 29,99€ that includes one starter and one main course or a menu for 39,99€ which additionally comes with a dessert and one “refreshing” drink. A “Little Chef” menu for children costs 16,99€ also with a starter, a main course, dessert and drink. I think its way to expensive, but of course that is just my humble opinion.
The transition between the pavement at La Place de Rémy and the asphalt when you’re leaving the area is kind of sudden. You have the almost white pavement and then all of a sudden the very dark asphalt… well, I think they could’ve done it smoother.
I find the sign above the Fastpass machines kind of weird. I like the style of it, however, I think the writing “Disney Fastpass Tickets” is far too big.
Oh and this ;)
All in all: I loved it!