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Tuesday, 9th October 2007

Woody’s Roundup right here, today!

ImageWoody’s Roundup has pulled on its cowboy boots and opened for business already, this past weekend! Greeting guests months earlier than expected, the area now functions as both a Halloween makeover workshop and meet ‘n’ greet with the “Roundup Gang” — Woody and Jessie — themselves.

Wednesday, 5th September 2007

Alpha Bet You Are going to miss us, aren’t you?

Image“Following the letters, the letters, the letters…” goes the music of Alpha Bet You Are, the 25th Anniversary’s most unique piece of streetmosphere. But don’t follow them for too long, because before you know it you’ll be outside the park, in storage. The daily cavalcade of letters spelling the word “Disneyland” in character-themed costumes officially comes to an end on 30th September 2007.

Friday, 3rd August 2007

Ratatouille infests cinemas, nibbles on tasty tie-ins

ImageSo we’re pretty much agreed that people don’t go to Disneyland to look at advertising. But we shouldn’t give movie tie-ins a bad name — some of them can turn out pretty tasty. Pixar’s latest triumph Ratatouille is right now infesting cinemas in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Austria, leaving a trail of advertising for Disneyland Resort Paris and a couple of special free screenings for Shareholders and AP Dream holders.

Tuesday, 31st July 2007

‘Spooktacular’ Halloween for the 25th Anniversary

ImageA new press release has just been published confirming the main events for the 2007 Disney’s Halloween Festival. As expected, it’s a Halloween with a twist - the Pumpkinmen, Pink Witches, Stitch and the Disney Villains all return, but they’re going to be vying for attention against the regular 15th events, apparently continuing as normal. So no Maleficent dancing to “Tous en train!” then, sorry.

Saturday, 21st July 2007

Toon Train brings “Lights, Camera, Musique!” to Front Lot

ImageIn pictures and video. If you’re a regular reader of our partner websites WDSfans.com or magicforum, you’ll have known all about the “Toon Train” - a new piece of streetmosphere for the Studios. But not Toon Studio, mind. This new Summer event might be more Toon-y than Toon Town itself, but infact it’s Front Lot which receives the extra “lights”, “camera” and “musique” from Chip, Dale and their female friend…

Thursday, 21st June 2007

Toon Studio Press Event: Ratatouille characters preview

ImageRats from the sewers of Paris have infested the new Toon Studio area of Walt Disney Studios Park. The infestation became clear during the press event to mark the opening of the new land, when… wait - these are just Pixar characters! It’s time to meet the newest members of the Disney character family, as Rémy and Emile arrive in Marne-la-Vallée.

Sunday, 15th April 2007

(Video) Alpha Bet You Are

(2/04/2007 - 11:15) Sing along - “D-I-S-N-E-Y-L-A-N-D!” Do those letters seem familiar? If you visit Disneyland Park right now, you can’t miss them. Not on the entrance gate, not on the railroad carriages… in the street, meeting and greeting with guests! This is Alpha Bet You Are, a totally unique new creation especially for the 25th Anniversary.

Saturday, 14th April 2007

(Video) Disney Characters’ Express

(1/04/2007 - 12:45) “Attention! Le petit train des personnages arrive! The Disney Characters’ Express is coming!” With a *choo choo*, a puff of smoke and a frenzied pace, the familiar Casey Jr train rolls into view, with a gleaming new look and some very special passengers. Experience it as if you were there, in pictures and a full video.

Friday, 13th April 2007

‘MORE’ Disney Characters!

(1/04/2007 - 12:00) Their promise has been fulfilled! No, the characters don’t line every street in the parks, but with Disney Characters’ Express and a host of extra meet ‘n’ greets, there’s certainly more life in Disneyland Paris than usual. And so, we continue our stroll through the park from the Castle’s character statues to some real-life Disney stars…

Monday, 9th April 2007

Press Release & Concepts: 15th grows with new attractions

(1/04/2007 - 10:00) Fresh from their premiere peformances and VIP events of the day before, the press assembled bright and early on April 1st for a special conference at Disney’s Hotel New York. With the first wave of new features already underway in the parks, it was time for them to get a sneak peek at what’s still to come…

Saturday, 7th April 2007

(Video) Disney Characters’ Express press premiere

(31/03/2007 - 11:00) The official press premiere of Disney Characters’ Express starring Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) was met by a line of frenzied camera crews and reporters, whilst being watched over by entertainment vice president François Leroux. Amongst the rush, it was “All Aboard!” and no meet ‘n’ greets for guests…

Thursday, 5th April 2007

(Video) Final rehearsals for new entertainment

(30/03/2007 - 16:00) Step into Disneyland Park with just one day to go before the Press Event, as we present selected video clips from the final rehearsals for Disney Characters’ Express and Disney’s Once Upon a Dream Parade, plus a glimpse at the first press film crew and some final spit and polish on Main Street just before the rainy parade.

Wednesday, 4th April 2007

J-1 brings frenzied final touches

(30/03/2007 - 10:00) As clouds decended and rain began to pour, the cleaners, crew and Cast Members of the resort ploughed ahead with last minute preparations for the huge press event of the following day. Final repaints, frenzied cleaning and final touches to the anniversary attractions…

Wednesday, 28th March 2007

Disney Characters’ Express exclusive preview!

Via our friends at Photos Magiques, we’re proud to present an exclusive first-look at Disney Characters’ Express - in both photos and video! The new morning parade performed a special twilight avant-première for invited press and travel groups, revealing the huge redesign of the old Casey Jr. float… and the mini-parade’s music. No, it’s not Dancin’!

Monday, 12th March 2007

15th Fever: On TV

The red carpet has been rolled out! The party is now, the celebration is officially underway! Since July last year we’ve been following every detail of the 25th Anniversary, and now it’s everywhere, for all to see, and is causing quite a stir! In a series of articles looking at the launch of the resort’s most ambitious advertising campaign ever, we begin with 25th Anniversary fever on your own TV…