It seems Disney have been very hard at work updating their web site ready for the launch of the Magical Moment’s Festival in April 2011. The Website now features a new “Magical Moments” tab in the top right hand corner

This tab leads to a new section of the site that offers guests the opportunity to delve deeper in to the new offerings but also allows each and every guests to upload photos and videos

To give you some ideas of ways you might try to capture those magical moments, the website offers some great tips as well as some examples of what others have uploaded already.

But, the most interesting part of the new mini site is the inclusion of what seems to be a new series of play and greet style ideas. These have proved to be very popular in the Untied States and a new style of mini show has also popped up in Disney’s California Adventure. This could be the similar idea that is heading to Disneyland Paris this April.

First off sees the return of the same train we have seen for some years. It has had many re-incarnations and will now be known as the Disney Dance Express. We aren’t expecting much new with this parade. Maybe a change of music.

Next up is the rumoured to be delayed Disney Princess: A Royal Invitation. The new meet and greet is expected to be located next to its a small world in the attraction’s old post show area. The rumours suggest that this may now open in 2012 in line with the plans for the meet and greet in Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland expansion.

Peter Pan returns to Adventureland with a new interactive experience entitled “Follow the Leader”. The new happening will bring you in to the world of the Boy that never grew up as he joins with his friends to give Captain Hook a fright.

Not confined to just one new event, Adventureland will also debut “Adventureland rhythms of the jungle”. The event seems to include the already established Tam Tam group and the possible addition of characters from the Jungle Book and Lion King movies.

Adventureland will be the place to be as Agrabah is brought to life with a new experience involving Aladdin and the Genie. This event will also come with a photo opportunity.

Although already available at the resort. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider will continue to meet guests in the park. They are currently seen on the Castle Stage but this is subject to change.

Alice has a big presence in Fantasyland with her Curious Labyrinth and it isn’t going to stop there. Added in 2011 will be the “Wonderful World of Alice and The Mad Hatter”, as guests are invited to join in a very special tea party. Do you have an Unbirthday this year?

Pixar are certainly not left out of the festivities. Meet Eve and WALL-E in Discoveryland as they share a romantic moment. There is already a statue in park with both characters.

This may have been an early addition or just a test. We will find out more in April.

The Once Upon a Dream parade designed for the 15th anniversary will stay for now. There is now news at present if the parade will change in anyway.

As has been customary for the past few years, the Central Plaza stage will get a new show. This year is “Mickey’s Magical Celebration”. It is rumoured to only be happening once each day and usually in the evening. The exciting element to this show is the appearance of Mickey dressed as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, something Mickey doesn’t do often at Disneyland Paris.

Walt Disney Studios will not be immune to the celebrations as several new events will take place. Outside Rendez-Vous Des Stars, Remy and Emile will welcome guests with a new photo location. A perfect fit as this is the only place in Disneyland Paris you can meet the French rat.

Watch out Men! The Green Army men from the Toy Story trilogy will be holding a Play and Greet inside the newest land, Toy Story Playland. There is no news on the exact location but there is certainly plenty of space for them host it.

The Monsters Inc. Scream Academy will roll over from the New Generation Festival and continue to allow guests to meet the stars of the hit movie.

As if that isn’t all enough, Lights! Motors! Action! will also be given a new twist. The old favourite will now include a new name. Lightning McQueen will be making his debut as part of the show performed daily.

As you can see, there is a real focus on interactive experiences this year. The events fit perfectly with the new memories theme and hopes to create many, many more happy ones for the families who visit. A little like the teaser trailer Disney have put up on the site.

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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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