The “Euro Disney: The Official Album” (“Euro Disney l’album officiel”) vinyl record is now available at Disneyland Paris! The vinyl record costs 25€ and is available at Walt Disney Studios Store, The Storybook Store, Harrington’s Fine China & Porcelains and The Disney Gallery. Side 1 is “Yesterday” and Side 2 “Today”. “Euro Disney: The Official Album” was created for the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland shared an interview with Régis Alart, Collectibles Product Manager in the Merchandise Product Division of Disneyland Paris about “Euro Disney: The Official Album”! Read that below.
Photos and interview provided by Disneyland Paris
Today, “Euro Disney l’album officiel” is released, the very first vinyl record made for Disneyland Paris, which is part of the merchandising product range for our 30th Anniversary.
Composed of two parts with a side 1 “Hier” and a side 2 “Aujourd’hui”, guests will be able to find musical titles from the past as well as the present.
Interview with Régis Alart, Collectibles Product Manager in the Merchandise Product Division of Disneyland Paris.
- How did the idea of a Disneyland Paris vinyl come about? In recent years, the vinyl record has made a comeback. When Euro Disney opened its doors in 1992, it had become an obsolete product, completely replaced by the CD. The idea was to imagine what the cover of an official Euro Disney album would have looked like if we had released one at the time. Reusing the graphic codes of the time was a fun project that we were able to do with artists who were passionate about the history of our destination.
- How was the collaboration with Walt Disney Records? Disney Music Group gave us a lot of freedom in the creation of the record. It was an opportunity for me to collaborate directly with the Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Live Entertainment teams for the research of masters and the choice of tracks. Disney Music Group brought its expertise for the management of the rights and the production of the disc.
- How did you choose the different tracks? We wanted to highlight the history of Disneyland Park and its attractions, as well as the music created for the 30th anniversary – how could we not include our celebratory anthem, Un Monde qui s’Illumine, and the essential Ready for the Ride? Early in the project, Tom Fitzgerald (Walt Disney Imagineering) suggested splitting the album into two parts, with Side 1 “Yesterday” and Side 2 “Today”. Side 1 allows us to find some music from our past, such as Space Mountain – De la Terre à la Lune or Le Visionarium – Un Voyage à Travers le Temps, which had never been released before. Side 2 reflects the evolution of Disneyland Park, with some changes for our attractions such as Phantom Manor, Pirates of the Caribbean or Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.
- An anecdote about the development of this vinyl? Being involved in the creation of an album was a very interesting experience. I loved the whole period of researching music, a very collaborative step with the Walt Disney Imagineering teams based in Glendale. However, making the choice is always difficult, especially when we are limited to 25 minutes per side with a 33 rpm vinyl record. We are fortunate to have some incredible music and I hope that we will soon have the opportunity to dive back into it on a future project. Why not with an album around an attraction like Phantom Manor, for example… What do you think about it ?
25€. Available at Walt Disney Studios Store / The Storybook Store / Harrington’s Fine China & Porcelains / The Disney Gallery.