This year the international Sand Sculpture Festival in Blankenberge is proud to announce a world first: its own unique interpretation of Disneyland® Paris!  A fascinating adventure, a surprise-packed voyage of discovery in the fantastic world of … sand!

A select group of professional artists will give shape and form to a selection of the well-known attractions and unforgettable moments for which Disneyland® Paris is so rightly famous, whilst at the same time giving a new look to some of the most well-loved Disney and Pixar characters – and all in sand!  It offers a whole new dimension to an event which in recent years has become the most important summer attraction on the Belgian coast.  Never before has the enchanting world of Disneyland® Paris been reproduced in the medium of sand – more than 3,000 square meters of it!

From 10 June until 12 September, young and old alike can thrill to the great new experience of the Magical Moments of Disneyland® Paris at the Sand Sculpture Festival in Blankenberge.

A fabulous feast of fun, with amazement, emotion and discovery as the key words.

Start your journey in the vibrant atmosphere of Main Street, U.S.A.  Step back in time and enjoy the relaxed charm and hospitality of an American town from days gone by.  Back in the good old days, a century ago, when Walt Disney himself was just a child.

Let yourself be enchanted by the magical Disney tales and stories, as you wander through a decor which comes straight out of Fantasyland.  This is the place where dreams really do come true.  Relive the great moments of your childhood.  Watch as Flynn Ryder rescues Rapunzel from the hands of her evil step-mother.  Fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, in search of the dreaded Captain Hook.  Follow Alice through the spellbinding labyrinths of Wonderland.  Thrill at the sheer size of Sleeping Beauty Castle.  Meet Snow White and see how the Seven Dwarfs help her to defeat the wicked queen.  Laugh at the exciting antics of Aladdin and his friendly Genie.  Track the sound of the bongo drums through an adventurous landscape.  Stand shoulder to shoulder with the fearsome Pirates of the Caribbean.  All carved from the very finest sand.

Afterwards, you can mosey on down to the Wild West, where gold-fever has broken out in Frontierland.  Stake your claim in this sandy old mining town and soak up the heady atmosphere of Big Thunder Mountain.

Leaving the past behind, why not take a step into the future, as imagined by some of the world’s greatest visionaries, such as Jules Verne.  Race to the very boundaries of the universe for an inter-galactic adventure and discover how the dreams of the prophets of tomorrow are transformed into the realities of today.

The Sand Sculpture Festival in Blankenberge also opens the door on the fascinating world of the movies.  The Walt Disney Studios Park gives us a glimpse behind the cinematic scenes.  Confront your deepest fears in the once majestic Hollywood Tower Hotel, which now seems empty, deserted – and just a little bit spooky!  Make sure you watch out for the hotel’s last and strangest guest!  Or why not blow away the cobwebs with a race along Route 66 or discover the fascinating secrets of the French gastronomy with Ratatouille.

Tickets Price

Adults €11
Students, 60-plussers and
the physically challenged
Children between 4 and 12 years old €7
Children under the age of 4 Free admittance

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By Adam

Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

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