Today, Disneyland Paris have announced some change and new offering heading to the resort in 2016 including ride updates, new shows and the return of some favourite seasonal overlays.
Guests have until the 16th March 2016 in which to enjoy a final flight to Endor before the ride closes temporarily. Although the information for Disneyland Paris doesn’t state for how long or what will replace it, we can only guess that this will become Star Tours: The Adventure Continues that already exists in the U.S. with the new Force Awaken additions.
Those who have enjoyed the Jedi Training Academy will be able to take part in a reworking of the attraction that will now feature being trained Yoda, the Jedi Master. The current version of the attraction will close on 28th February and reopen on 12th March.
Two brand new shows will open in the Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios respectively. Taking up the Chapperell theatre is a new show entitled “The Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical Adventure”. The brand new show created in the spirit of Broadway musicals will be performed at Disneyland® Park from 10 February 2016. The Forest of Enchantment: a Disney musical adventure pays a heartfelt tribute to nature and the forest, with help from Disney heroes and heroines.
In turn, Pocahontas and John Smith, Baloo and King Louie (The Jungle Book), Tarzan, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, not forgetting Merida (from Brave), will appear on stage to give live performances of the legendary songs from their films.
Breath-taking scenery appears over the course of the stories, brought by the spirits of the forest, inviting the audience to discover new worlds as though they themselves were turning the pages of a pop-up book. This brand new musical show will be performed exclusively at The Chaparral Theater (Frontierland® — Disneyland Park), from 10 February to 8 May 2016.
In Walt Disney Studios, it seems that Animagique is set to close and replaced by a show entitled “Mickey and the Magician”, a brand new production at the Walt Disney Studios® Park from 2 July 2016. This show, specially created for Disneyland Paris, will star the mouse who started it all, as well as iconic Disney Characters.
A sneak peek at the story: When Mickey is given the task of cleaning up a great Magician’s atelier, his dream to become a Magician himself takes over! An all-new adventure oozing with magic, starring the Genie from Aladdin, Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother, the stars of Beauty and the Beast and even Rafiki (The Lion King). An unmissable show for all the family!
2016 will see the return of Swing into Spring. From 5 March to 29 May 2016, Guests can relax and Swing into Spring at Disneyland® Paris! There’s no need to wait for the official start of spring to enjoy its colour and joy. On the programme this season: exclusive events bursting with energy, such as Goofy’s Garden Party, scenery celebrating flower power and a multitude of experiences designed to awaken the senses. Disney Characters will also be there, in their best spring costumes, to share in magical moments and take plenty of photos with Guests.
Olaf will also be back to celebrate his favourite season: summer! Frozen will make its big return to the stage with the famous snowman who dreams of sunshine and beaches. Thousands of Guests enjoyed Frozen Sing-along last year and the show will be back from 4 June to 18 September in Frontierland, at the Chaparral Theater, in the heart of the Kingdom of Arendelle. Enjoy this unique live experience with the heroes of the greatest Disney hit of all time. Among the highlights is an emotionally charged performance of the unforgettable song “Let it go” by Elsa.
Disneyland Paris Half Marathon
If that isn’t enough, Disneyland Paris will also offer its first RunDisney weekend that will feature several races. The 23rd-25th September will see a serious of races held leading up to the half marathon on Sunday 25th September. There is more information at http://run.disneylandparis.com.
You can also join the Disneybrit running team to help us raise funds for Caudwell Children. Join our running group page at www.facebook.com/groups/disneybritrunningteam