Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sundays in Paris: Disney’s Enchanted Christmas

More Disneyland Paris Holiday season stuff as Jenny has submitted today's DLP Column, "Disney’s Enchanted Christmas at Disneyland Paris." The first photo for today's post is by David Jafra.

No one celebrates the holiday season quite like Disney and with a host of breath-taking shows, parades and decorations; it’s a great time to visit Disneyland Paris. Disney’s Enchanted Christmas, taking place from 7 November 2011-8 January 2012, is full of festive magic and is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

Disney’s Once Upon A Dream parade has been given a special ‘Dreams of Christmas’ add on for the holiday period. The usual spectacular floats still feature, including the Dreams of Friendship float with Winnie the Pooh and Toy Story and the Dreams of Adventure float with The Lion King and The Jungle Book. This special Christmas add on however, features Santa Claus being pulled along by reindeers in his sleigh alongside dancing elves and toy soldiers.

Lighting up the parade route during the festive period at Eurodisney Paris is the incredible Fantillusion parade, which takes place daily. Riding from Fantasyland to Main Street USA are 12 incredible floats in this spellbinding night time parade with 160 performers covered in dazzling festive lights.

At the end of each day, Mickey Mouse and friends take part in the famous Tree Lighting Ceremony in Town Square in Main Street USA, where they switch on the giant Christmas tree’s lights. Standing at 24 metres high, the tree weighs 24 tonnes and is decorated with around 600 Christmas baubles.

Photo by flickr user Kriisi:

With ice skating, winter music and your favourite characters wrapped up in scarfs and hats, Mickey’s Winter Wonderland - the longest running stage show at Disneyland Paris - takes place at the Chaparral Theater in Frontierland. It’s the only Disney theme park show in the world that uses a real ice rink and live horses on stage, which pull the sleigh for the finale.

With Belle’s Christmas Village, Princess Aurora’s Christmas Wish and the chance to meet Santa Goofy, there’s so much to do here, which makes Disney’s Enchanted Christmas a fantastic time to visit Disneyland Paris.

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