The newest Disney Characters will join Mickey and his gang with sounds of fun and friendship filling every corner of Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park as part of the yearlong Disney new generation festival which launched on 2 April 2010 at Disneyland Paris.

Inspired by centuries of festivals in Europe, fans of all ages will be treated to live entertainment with the newest stars from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated films, including The Princess and the Frog, Lilo & Stitch and Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Ratatouille and Monsters, Inc..

The highlight of each day in Disneyland Park is a grand welcome to Princess Tiana, the newest star to join the Disney Princess family from Walt Disney Pictures’ latest animated movie, The Princess and the Frog.

The enchanting couple can be seen in the Disneyland Park in Disney’s Once Upon a Dream Parade on the Dreams of Romance finale float that features all the princesses and princes in a magical garden, and now Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen join Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Jasmine and Belle with their princes as they descend from the float for a dance and to greet guests along the parade route.

The interactive procession is a spectacular mix of storybook floats with more Disney Characters than ever before. Each float has its own special effects: a scent that extends the story, from burning embers for the villains to tropical fruits for The Lion King, and a soundtrack to match the films featured, recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.

Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen will meet ‘n’ greet guests and pose for photographs at Town Square Gazebo, with lively music by the Dixieland Band inspired by the music from the film (1).

Disney showtime spectacular Mickey and his friends pay tribute to their famous friends in the Disney showtime spectacular on the Central Plaza Stage, in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. The splashy show is the a moment when all the new generation characters come together along with longtime favorite Disney Characters, led by maestro Mickey. The super tribute to the stars brings guests into this new world of friendship.

Several times daily in Disneyland Park, the Disney new generation stars hop aboard the “Disney all stars express” train on Main Street, U.S.A., with longtime favorites such as Minnie Mouse, stopping near Sleeping Beauty Castle to meet and greet guests.

More Live Shows at Walt Disney Studios Park
Ratatouille Characters Remy and Emile are featured in an all-new roadster in the daily Disney’s Stars ‘n’ Cars” at Walt Disney Studios Park, designed as a comical tribute to Remy’s love of cooking. They join “director” Mickey and other favorite characters in this elaborate party on wheels to arrive at the “Place des Stars” to take guests through the stories of the movies and great Hollywood adventures with cars themed to the personalities of each character.

The Ratatouille car makes a big statement with oversized cooking utensils, pots, pans, Champagne bottle, smoke and other special effects. As the cavalcade ends for a meet-and-greet experience, the guests start hearing pops and whistles from Remy’s roadster with an impromptu French can-can celebration of the newest stars to join the line-up.

Plus, at certain times throughout the day in the Walt Disney Studios, everyone gets permission to be as loud as they can, and screams of delight will fill the air at Monsters Inc. Scream Academy where Sulley will encourage them to scream and shriek.

All are invited to participate in this family-friendly, high energy character interaction. Tap into your own “monster energy” and come and play along! ##

©Disney ©Disney/Pixar Monsters Inc. Scream Academy is inspired by Disney•Pixar’s film Monsters, Inc.

(1) Musical animation only during certain periods throughout the year

Shows, parades and attractions may be closed, modified, delayed or cancelled without prior notice, notably due to inclement weather conditions.

See photos from the parades here