Disneyland Paris turned 25 years old this month, and we were fortunate enough to be there for both the March 26th kickoff and the spectacular April 12th official anniversary. I'm not sure how long the 25th anniversary will continue for, but some of the elements will likely last well past the year and a half or so that I expect. This is a great time to visit the Disneyland Paris resort, we were able to snag a three week trip that won't be much different in price than one week in Anaheim this summer (staying offsite in both locations). The dollar in France is very strong right now compared with 2014 and some previous trips I've taken.
Here are 10 reasons to make plans now to go to Disneyland Paris for the 25th!
Disneyland Paris Pulls Out the Stops for 25th Anniversary on April 12th, 2017 - Overview with Photos & Video, Including Rare Characters
We returned a few days ago from a nearly three week trip in Paris, beginning with the kickoff of the Disneyland Paris 25th anniversary on March 26th and ending with the official anniversary on April 12th, 2017. The big day was certainly the most grand event I have ever experienced in a Disney park over 40 years, with upwards of 150 characters (many very rare), a huge Disneyland Paris Cast Member flash mob and hundreds of performers - along with costumes created just for the day.
This was the second time I've been in Disneyland Paris during a big anniversary milestone. The first was for the 10th anniversary in 2002. It was really just a quick one-day event, which extended out to a week. Five years later, I was in Disneyland Paris a few weeks after the 15th kicked off, and I believe that celebration lasted a couple of years. I'm not sure how long the 25th will go on for, with the new Disney Stars on Parade, Disney Illuminations and other shows and decorations that were created for the anniversary.
I'll have an article soon about what daily guests can expect, but here is a look at April 12th, 2017 with almost 150 photos and several videos. It was an exciting day, one of the most exciting I have certainly experienced in any Disney park and it was wonderful to share it with friends. The song "Everyday's a Celebration" was played all day long, as the official song of the 25th day.
Disneyland Paris Halloween Photos & Video - Decorations, Mickey's Halloween Celebration, Villains and More!
The last time I updated the Paris section of Mousesteps was 2007, which was my last visit. I'm glad to be adding new articles, we had a terrific trip! Halloween at Disneyland Paris was my favorite Halloween at the Disney parks in a long time - and that is saying something, since both Walt Disney World and Disneyland put on great Halloween events. But everything was included with regular Disneyland Paris admission, which was very nice. We have 120+ photos here, along with video to share of Halloween at Disneyland Paris!
I was in Paris in early May, and decided to do a resort walk prior to going to the park. Unfortunately I got sick and I had much less time than I planned - so the detail isn't what I'd have preferred. But I did head back to take photos on Saturday, so I did get to touch on each resort.
I guess I need to go back! :)
When I do the walks, I don't do the photographs and timing at the same time (I occasionally will stop for a photo if I really want one, but not often). So McDonalds, or any interior photos - those are not part of the times I post.
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