Extra Magic Hours evolving into Extra Magic Times.

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From Saturday 1 October 2017, everyday from 08:30 to 09:30*, Disneyland Paris Resort guests and Dream, Fantasy, Magic Plus and Infinity Annual Passholders (except during restricted dates), will benefit from privileged access to several attractions in the Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, simultaneously.

In Disneyland Paris, the Extra Magic Times will also be the opportunity for guests to Meet ‘n’ Greet their favourite Disney Characters.

Below is a list of the attractions that will be operating during the resorts new Extra Magic Times, starting on 1 October 2017.

Disneyland Park
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Le Carrousel de Lancelot
Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups
Peter Pan’s Flight
Princess Pavilion

Walt Disney Studios Park
Crush’s Coaster
Ratatouille : L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith

Some of the attractions will be available to all our guests from 09:30 until the official opening of the Parks.

 

*Operating hours can be modified in certain periods of the year.
All the information can be modified without prior notice.

 

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Disney FanDaze -Exclusive News Coming Soon….


Duffy and I have been invited along to an exclusive Disney FanDaze Presentation at Disneyland Paris on Saturday 30 September 2017 where the first details of the inaugural Disney FanDaze experience will be announced.


This morning was a hive of activity as Eurostar tickets were booked and hotel reservations were made at Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe for myself and my furry traveling companion.


We just can’t wait to share with our readers the exciting news about these forthcoming Disney FanDaze events which will be happening next year in Disneyland Paris – a full 24 hours before the official announcement is made public by Disneyland Paris themselves on 1 October.

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Jail for Disneyland Paris pickpockets 


Two Roma people from Romania, who were sending  children to steal from  tourists visiting  Disneyland Paris, have been sentenced to prison by the French courts.
Marian Tinca, 57, received a prison sentence of six years while his former wife Maria Iamandita, 51, is to spend five years in jail. The two were the leaders of the gang.
The other seven members of the gang involved in the vast network of pickpockets operating in the Disneyland Paris area and in the public transport in Paris, namely the four children of Tinca and Iamandita and their partners, were sentenced to two to four years in prison. 

Moreover, a 38-year-old woman who was linked to the network also got a sentence of four years.

The gang is believed to have stolen around  €1 million worth of foreign currency, luxury jewelry or phones from tourists. 

However, the total damage is not known for sure as many foreign victims have not filed a complaint.

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Disney FanDaze to launch at Disneyland Paris 


Disneyland Paris will be launching a series of events for Disney fans we think, well to be honest we aren’t too sure and neither is the rest of the Disney fan community….


After a cryptic tweet was published on Thursday 31 August  from Euro Disney Président Catherine Powell promising more  information the following day, many fans were left disappointed and confused when  1 September arrived and the Disney FanDaze press release was circulated.

Sadly once again it appears that Disneyland Paris still has major problems when it comes to communicating with its fans as the press release contained little to no  information about FanDaze.

Disneyland Paris has promised that further information about these events to be released the 1 October.

I guess we will just have to wait another month and see what all the fuss is about.

  


 

Disney FanDaze, a new series of ultimate fan experiences, specifically for Disney Fans!


On the heels of the excitement surrounding the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris, the resort is launching a new series of fan experiences, inspired by and created especially for Disney fans around the world. Disney FanDaze is a series of experiences designed to entertain and thrill those who know and love Disney better than anyone else: Disney fans.

 

There is little doubt that Disney fans are among the most devoted, passionate, and enthusiastic people in the world. Since the inception of Disneyland, the number of fans of Disney theme parks and their beloved Disney Characters, has grown exponentially. Events, festivals, and other celebrations held by and for Disney fans occur daily all across the world.

 

Since Disneyland Paris opened its gates 25 years ago, Disney fans – from all over Europe and beyond – have been traveling from far and wide to celebrate anniversaries, seasonal festivities and other special events at the European resort. Thousands of fans come every year to relive their favorite memories and to make new ones, and many others revisit time and again to meet Disney Characters and immerse themselves deeper in the stories that have always delighted and inspired them.
Now is the time to launch entertainment experiences created especially for these Disney fans.

 

So if you dream of spending more time with your favorite Disney Characters and you’re a fan of delightful days and dazzling nights, then Disney FanDaze is for you! Stay tuned and follow us on our Twitter account #DisneyFanDaze account for more details. Each tweet is a date with Magic that no fan will want to miss.

 

Disney Fan Daze events will be FAN-tastic – full of fantasy and fun, created for the young and the young at heart. Stay tuned for more exciting news, coming your way very soon!

 

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1 million Euros stolen from Disneyland Paris tourists by Romania pickpockets.

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Seven women and five men, most of whom are Roma people from Romania who were sending their children to steal from tourists’ pockets in the Disneyland Paris area, will stand trial in France for allegedly being involved in a criminal network, according to AFP, reports local News.ro.

As previously reported in February, the gang is believed to have stolen around 1 million euros worth of foreign currency, luxury jewelry or phones from tourists. However, the total damage is not known for sure as many foreign victims have not filed a complaint. A thousand thefts were recorded in six months.

The investigation was opened in 2015 when the Chessy Commissariat in Seine-et-Marne found a strong increase in thefts and robberies committed by young Roma near Disneyland Paris and the Regional Express Train (RER) network that serves the resort. The pickpockets were also present in the Val d’Europe commercial center.

The minors were stealing from people’s pockets in broad daylight, acting in groups of three or four, said Commissioner Jérôme Georges. One of them was distracting the victim while a second one was stealing from his pockets. A third one was in charge of making the stolen goods disappear.

Marian Tinca, 57, and his former wife Maria Iamandita, 51, both of them from Craiova, were leading the gang.

The French court’s ruling is expected on Friday, reports local News.ro. some of the defendants risk up to 30 years in prison.

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Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party launches at Disneyland Paris 

After weeks of rumours and speculation Disneyland Paris finally published their Halloween press release yesterday evening.

Sadly some of the rumours circulating appear to be true and this years Halloween season will be a cut down affair with no Halloween Cavalcade or Disney Villains show to entertain guests during the resorts spooky season.


Halloween and Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party: two October celebrations at Disneyland Paris

From 1 October 2017, Disneyland Park will give you chills with two special experiences: Halloween with the highly-anticipated return of the famous Disney Villains, and “Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party”, a colourful new event at Frontierland where skeletons and

Goofy will party together…

Welcome to Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party

Who said October was just for fright? Imagine a colourful skeleton party that’s full of fun. That’s exactly what Goofy wanted to create for the new season. This year, dressed up all in bones, he’ll set the tempo at Frontierland with his troupe. They will invite you to party with them in a setting where you will find yourself face to face with colourful and funny skeletons.

We’re also pleased to announce the arrival of two friends who we rarely see at Disneyland Paris: José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles, Donald’s sidekicks in the film The Three Caballeros.

Lastly, Mickey and Minnie will also make an appearance for truly splendid meet ‘n’ greets.

The return of the Disney Villains and Halloween thrills


Want to meet the Disney Villains you love to hate? The Disneyland Park will delight you with an all-new, previously unseen parade: Mickey’s Halloween Tricycle Gang.

Happening every day on Main Street, U.S.A, Disney Villains and many other Disney Characters will entice you along the Halloween spirits’ route, perched on their quirky tricycles.

 If you want to face them and strike a pose with them, you will love the encounters with the Disney Villains. Fantasyland has a treat in store for you with the witch from Snow White, The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland) and, of course, Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), who’ll be making a spine-chilling appearance in the Castle Courtyard – which has been overrun by a huge bramble…

Jafar (Aladdin) and Captain Hook (Peter Pan) will also be there, in Adventureland, and Cruella (101 Dalmatians) will be making an appearance at the Walt Disney Studios Park.

Frontierland will also be packed full of ghosts and pumpkins – making it the perfect place to celebrate Halloween this year. And if you like witches, you’ll love Daisy’s costume!

Come to Disneyland Paris from 1 October to 5 November 2017 for a new season and twice more fun with Halloween and Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party.

More information available soon on news.disneylandparis.com.

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Extra Magic Hours cut at Disneyland Paris

From October 2017 Disneyland Paris will see drastically reduced park opening hours for Disney Hotel guests when changes to the resorts Extra Magic Hours are introduced.

‪From 1 October 2017 the changes will see Extra Magic Hours reduced from two hours to one, but will see both the Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios open at the resort between 09:00 – 10:00 exclusively for Disney Hotel guests and Annual Pass holders.

In the Disneyland Park five attractions in Fantasyland will be open:  Le Carrousel de Lancelot, Dumbo the Flying Elephant,  Peter Pan’s Flight, Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups and the Princess Pavilion.

At the Walt Disney Studios –  Park Ratatouille: The Adventure and Crushe’s Coaster will be operating.

Previously the Disneyland Park was open from 08:00 – 10:00 for Disney Hotel guests. With the general admission allowed into Main Street U.S.A. at 09:30 and the Walt Disney Studios Park opened to guests at 09:30.     This gave onsite Disney Hotel guests the benefit of two hours additional park time each day.

The news of the reduction in EMH hours has caused considerable concern and outrage to many Disneyland Paris fans and holiday makers, who have already booked their holidays at the resort. With many complaining that they are effectively loosing four hours Park time during a five night say.

The recent decision to remove hotel breakfasts from the cost of standard rooms in Disney hotels and now the reduction in EMH will surely make many guests consider the benefits of staying at a onsite Disney Hotel in the future.  Especially when much cheaper partner hotels are just a free shuttle bus ride away.

The reduction in EMH are the first major budget cuts seen at the resort since The Walt Disney Company took control of Disneyland Paris in June 2017 after they were successful in their Cash Tender Offer, squeezing out the small minority shareholders of Euro Disney S.C.A.

With persistence rumours of reduced Halloween and Christmas seasonal entertainment offerings at Disneyland Paris this year, many fans and regular guests have started to worry that the much hyped takeover of the loss making Paris resort by The Walt Disney Company which many fans had hoped would see major investment and improvements to the parks may not materialise.

Unfortunately this does appear to be the case, and the introduction of these reduced Extra Magic Hours I fear are just the start of major budget cuts at Disneyland Paris.

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