Star-studded event included appearances by Teri Hatcher and a special performance by John Legend
Celebrating bringing a quarter of a century of magic to guests from France, Europe and around the globe, Disneyland® Paris debuted sparkling new entertainment, experiences and other new offerings before a host of international media, celebrities and other special guests.
“Since it opened its gates in 1992, Disneyland® Paris has been a place where the young and young at heart can step into the worlds of their favorite stories, meet beloved characters, and become part of the magic in a way that only happens at a Disney Park,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “And we’ve got even more magic in store for our 25th anniversary.”
Chapek welcomed guests to the Anniversary celebration with a cavalcade of performers and favorite Disney characters including Tinker Bell who spread her pixie dust over the crowd with colorful fireworks to mark the historic occasion.
The celebrity guests included movie and television stars like Teri Hatcher (“Desperate Housewives,” “Supergirl”). Hatcher visited the park after a tour of Paris with her father. The events of the day ended with the debut of the new Disney Illuminations fireworks spectacular – a sweeping crescendo of fireworks, laser lights and music. The evening also included a surprise performance from music superstar John Legend, who dazzled the crowd with some of his hits – and a special arrangement of “Beauty and the Beast” he created specifically for Disneyland Paris 25th. (Legend recently recorded a version of the Disney classic for the blockbuster live action film Beauty and the Beast.)
“We are proud to bring Walt’s heritage to life in the heart of Europe, to have made strong ties with Paris and France and to have made our guests dreams come true for more than a quarter of a century,” said Catherine Powell, President of Euro Disney S.A.S., “Now, more than ever before, Disneyland Paris is looking to the future, and continuing to exceed our Guests’ expectations.
“It’s Time to Sparkle”
This is the year Disneyland® Paris transforms into a galaxy of star-filled moments, glittering with Disney stories shining brighter than ever. Starting today, guests of Disneyland® Paris can:
-Join Mickey and Friends, who are becoming explorers of the future in an extraordinary, brand new parade – Disney Stars on Parade. Their mission is to dazzle guests.
-Travel to even more galaxies far, far away with new special Star Wars™ scenes added to Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. Immersive experience guaranteed.
-Continue the festivities with two new daytime shows which take place near Sleeping Beauty Castle – Mickey presents “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris” and The Starlit Princess Waltz.
-And, as a stunning night-time finale, take in the wonder as Disneyland Park introduces the all-new Disney Illuminations, a night-time spectacular featuring state-of-the-art technology.
This year, for its 25th anniversary, Disneyland® Paris is launching a wide digital campaign with Secours populaire français and TV station TF1. Each time the hashtag #SparkleForAll is mentioned on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, a €5 donation will be made to Secours populaire français. The donations will be given to the association on April 12 and will allow the organization’s children to spend a magic day in the Disney Parks.