(Will this be the sight to greet visitors this Halloween & Christmas season?)
This week rumours of a possible refurbishment of Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant appeared on the internet. The rumours which surfaced on the MagicForum discussed the possibility of a full refurbishment of the Disneyland Paris castle during this years busy Halloween and Christmas seasons.
If true this will be only the second time that the Sleeping Beauty Castle has been fully refurbished. The first was in 1998 after the removal of the 5th Anniversary Festival of Fools castle makeover decorations.
There was also a rumour this week that Disney’s Sequoia Lodge Hotel will have a complete refurbishment from top to bottom with everything being ripped out and replaced. More interestingly, a plan exists that will turn the Sequoia Lodge into Europe’s first fully ecological hotel.
Disneyland Paris is seeing a lot of activity this year in advance of the resorts 20th Anniversary in 2012 with Toy Story Playland in Walt Disney Studios scheduled to open on the 17th August. Meanwhile over in the Disney Village preparation for the arrival of the Earl of Sandwich resturant and the World of Disney store are both well underway.
Photograph (c) Leonard & Kelleye Vinci