Let The Magical Moments Begin at Disneyland Paris

During the Disney Magical Moments Festival (from 6 April 2011) at Disneyland Paris, guests step into the spotlight to star in their very own adventures inspired by classic Walt Disney Pictures films. From Fantasia to Alice in Wonderland, from Peter Pan to The Jungle Book and The Lion King, everyone can experience their own spectacular moments that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Get swept up in classic stories from Snow White to Tangled, Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella or The Princess And The Frog.  Or take part in the adventures of the new Disney•Pixar generation stories from Ratatouille, Cars, Wall-E, Monsters, Inc. and the Toy Story films.

Get swept away in a whirlwind of Disney Magical Moments!

In 2011, there is something for everyone at Disneyland Paris. Get ready to experience endless magical moments, full of action, adventure and emotion on a dream holiday with family and friends.

Some highlights of the Magical Moments Festival…

  • A spell-binding new show starring Mickey as he becomes the Master Magician we all loved from Fantasia
  • An interactive show with Peter Pan and his band of Pirates for an invitation to visit Neverland
  • Lightning McQueen invites you to a high-octane car stunt show in the Walt Disney Studios Park
  • A breathtaking encounter from the newest of the Disney heroines: Rapunzel, the Princess with the longest locks in animation history
  • A royal invitation to meet the Disney Princesses, an encounter straight out of the most beautiful fairytales
  • Scream and shiver with Sulley and Mike in Monsters, Inc. Scream Academy!(1)

Amazing new locations to make dreams come true

  • Timon, Baloo and their friends are on a mission to tune up the tam-tams and get everyone jumping in the jungle
  • A magical lamp with three wishes to grant. What if the Genie is waiting for you in Agrabah?
  • The table is set and ready for the craziest of Un-birthdays. Come meet us in the Wonderful World of Alice and the Mad Hatter
  • Join Wall-E and Eve in Discoveryland for an emotional moment worthy of the greatest silent film, alongside the heroes of the 28th century
  • Say “cheese” with Remy and Emile from Ratatouille

Spotlight on 14 Disney Magical Moments

1 – Mickey’s Magical Celebration
Every day, the Disneyland Park stages a spellbinding show in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. This fantastic production stars Mickey surrounded by Disney Magicians, from Genie to Merlin, and even Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. Anything is possible with a sprinkle of pixie dust and a little imagination.

2 – Disney Princesses: A Royal Invitation
Disneyland is the perfect place to meet your favourite Disney Princess. Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Tiana… they’re all waiting to meet you. A royal invitation to come and capture the most enchanting of Disney moments.

3 – Following the Leader with Peter Pan
It’s a real crocodile-snappin’ adventure for Lost Boys and Girls and absolutely anyone who’s never wanted to grow up. Help Peter Pan, Wendy and his band of Pirates give Captain Hook a real fright by joining your favourite characters on this interactive adventure.

4 – The Wonderful World of Alice and The Mad Hatter
The Mad Hatter has set the zaniest of tables to celebrate thousands of un-birthdays in Wonderland. A chance to savour a succulent cup of imaginary tea not far from the  Dormouse and his teapot.

5 – Adventureland rhythms of the jungle
The “Hakuna Matata” terrace becomes the new hotspot for getting down to the sound of tam-tams with the heroes of Disney Classics such as The Jungle Book and The Lion King. Untamed winds are blowing over Adventureland and may bring along performances from characters such as Baloo, King Louie, Timon, or the wise old Rafiki for a frenzied dance.

6 – Moteurs… Action! Stunt Show Spectacular featuring Lightning McQueen!
The most exciting automobile stunt show welcomes a feisty new star, Lightning McQueen – soon to be seen in the Disney•Pixar film Cars 2. This is set to be one fast-paced moment, so look out for Lightning McQueen when he hits the asphalt.

7 – Meet Rapunzel from Walt Disney Pictures’ Tangled
The latest Disney heroine is decidedly modern… from her feisty temper to the tips of her magical, long hair. Discover Rapunzel’s story by stepping into a giant pop-up book for a magical photo moment in Fantasyland!

8 – Disney’s Once Upon a Dream Parade with interactive show stops
This year, the Disneyland Park grants your wish… to become part of the fabulous Disney’s Once Upon a Dream parade. Disney films’ greatest stars and their friends encourage guests to take part through accessories, dance moves and other fantastic tricks.

9 – Green Army Men Meet & Play
Destination Toy Story Playland, the all-new land in the Walt Disney Studios Park with three new attractions: Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop and RC Racer! Andy’s Green Army Men enlist guests in an adventure that sees them reduced to the size of real toys.

10 – Smile and say “Cheese” with Remy and Emile
Remy the gourmet and his gluttonous brother Emile have ordered a huge French cheese platter for guests at the Walt Disney Studios Park. Pop your head through the holes and say cheese – for a fun food moment to remember forever.

11 – Monsters, Inc. Scream Academy
Sully, top scarer at Monsters, Inc. and his faithful assistant, Mike, encourage guests to participate in a terrifying screaming contest. Meet them at Toon Studios to break the decibel meter and experience a spine-tingling moment with the Monsters, Inc. Scream Academy.

12 – Aladdin’s Magic Lamp
Hidden somewhere in Adventureland… is Aladdin’s famous magic lamp. Plunder the market of Agrabah and release the Genie – to receive your three wishes and pose for a picture with the world-famous lamp!

13 – Share the love with Wall-E and Eve!
Celebrate Wall-E’s love for Eve in Discoveryland. Get swept away in timeless love story full of humour and romance from these two heroes of the 28th century.

14 – Disney Dance Express
The Disney Dance Express train travels along Main Street, U.S.A. several times each day and invites guests to dance along with Goofy, Minnie, Donald, Chip ’n’ Dale, and even Daisy and Pluto.

These and many more magical moments are waiting for you to create your own Disneyland Paris experience.
Disney magical Moments Festival… where guests become the heroes of their favourite Disney stories!

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10 of the Best Attractions for Teens at Disneyland Paris

Here’s our pick of the 10 best rides and attractions for teenagers at Disneyland Paris. Of course, not all teenagers are the same, and if you’re a rare teen who doesn’t like rides and roller coasters, then this list isn’t for you!

Space Mountain: Mission 2
Riders board a rocket and get launched into “space” at 68km per hour, experiencing a G-force of nearly 1.3 N. Along the way, they will encounter an asteroid belt, comets and a magnificent supernova. The ride features twists, turns, spins, and two inversions, and isn’t one for the fainthearted! An out of this world soundtrack plays from the speakers mounted to each “rocket,” and amazing lighting effects make the riders feel like they’re flying through space as they travel at up to 70 km per hour.

Indiana Jones™ and the Temple of Peril
For a shorter ride than Big Thunder Mountain, hop aboard a mine car and imagine you’re Indiana Jones as you speed through ancient ruins. This was the first roller coaster in a Disney park to feature an inversion, and riders can also enjoy sudden drops and hairpin bends.

RC Racer
One of the newest attractions at Walt Disney Studios, in the new Toy Story Playland. The race to the top of an exhilarating 25-meter half pipe on a U-shaped circuit is sure to leave your adrenaline pumping!

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Check into this early 20th century hotel and take a seat in the elevator. But be warned, this is no ordinary elevator! Once it’s climbed to the 13th storey you’ll get a brief glimpse of the outside world when the doors open, before you plummet downwards at high speed. A random eries of rises and drops follow in this hair-raising ride.

Big Thunder Mountain
Travel at up to 40 mph on a runaway mine train through an abandoned mine complex in the Wild West. This Paris version of the well known attraction is much bigger than its American and Japanese counterparts, and takes riders under the Rivers of the Far West. Will you get out before the tunnel collapses?

Crush’s Coaster
Guests may be fooled into thinking this is a tame ride, after all it’s themed after the film Finding Nemo, about a cute little fish. They’d be wrong! The latest coaster technology was used to design this ride that takes guests on a rip-roaring ride through the East Australian Current, spinning, twisting, turning and dropping along the way.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith
This attraction was just made for teenagers! Combining rock music and a fast roller coaster, you’ll enjoy a high-speed launch on the fastest roller coaster ever built for a Disney park, reaching speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour. As you enter the first inversion, experience 4 to 5 Gs, more than an astronaut does on a space shuttle launch. The coaster features two loops, inversions and a corkscrew, all in the dark, with Aerosmith tunes pulsating from the five speakers in each Soundtracker vehicle.

Moteurs… Action! Stunt Show Spectacular®
Take a break from the rides and have a seat to watch this spectacular stunt show. Featuring cars, motorbikes and jet skis, the stunts were designed by Rémy Julienne, the famous French Stunt Designer who worked on many of the James Bond films. There’s plenty of action and explosions, and you may even get chosen to take part in the show!

Pirates of the Caribbean
Many teenagers these days seem to be pirate fans, thanks to the hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. And pirate fans can’t go wrong on the classic Pirates of the Caribbean ride which inspired the films. Although Captain Jack doesn’t feature in the Paris version, which is a shame, you still get a good dose of pirates here and can sing along “Yo ho, you ho, a pirate’s life for me!”

Armageddon Special Effects
Learn a bit about how special effects are created for movies, before you step into a full-size set of the Russian space station. The space station suddenly gets hit by a meteor shower and you find yourself experiencing some of those special effects.