Olaf’s Frozen Escape!  to open at Walt Disney Studios. [April Fools Day 2016]

UPDATE:  Happy April Fools day everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed our April Fools Day prank this year…..

We can’t take full credit for this prank story concept as it originally appeared on the Touring Plans blog in year. 


According to a leaked Euro Disney S.C.A.  press release, Olaf’s Frozen Escape! will be coming to Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris in 2018.

The attraction will find Guests in a brand new interstellar attraction featuring the lovable snowman from Frozen, Olaf.

The new attraction will see the popular Frozen character mistakenly captured by the galactic authorities who send him to a containment facility, where all kinds of mayhem breaks out.

According to the concept art, the Olaf pre-show includes other characters from Frozen.

Once Guests are seated in the round theater, they will receive a warm hug helping to encourage them to remain seated. The lights will dim and Olaf will appear right in front of guest’s eyes!

Then, because he doesn’t have his personal snow cloud with him, Olaf starts melting, causing him to short-circuit the laser beams, therefore allowing him to be able to interact with Guests.

This fantastic experience will feature cutting-edge audio, the feel of icy cold water droplets, and wait… do you smell carrots?

Guests will also feel as though Olaf is sitting right there on top of their shoulders! Once order is restored to the facility, Olaf will be sent to Arendelle where he can spread the Frozen love wherever he can!

This attraction will be a welcome addition to the resort and Olaf is so lovable and is the perfect character to take over for much loved Stitch Live!

Olaf’s Frozen Escape! is scheduled  to open sometime in 2018.

Source: Lirpa Loof

 

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Happy Easter

 
Duffy, ShellieMay and I would like to wish all our readers a very happy Easter.

We hope the Easter Bunny brought you lots of yummy Easter Eggs.

Disneyland Paris Wanderlust Trolley Bag

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Duffy and I received a few comments about the Wanderlust bag we used on our trip to Disneyland Paris last week so here is some more information about it.

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The bag we used was a Disneyland Paris Wanderlust trolley bag and it is decorated with Mickey artwork and Disneyland Paris inspired travel badges.

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The bag is a wheeled trolley case but it can also be worn as a rucksack with adjustable straps at the back.   The main compartment has a zip closure which you can attach a padlock to make it secure.

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It has a carry handle, a handy front pocket with zipped closure for keeping your travel documents close at hand and two convenient mesh side pockets for keeping bottles of water within easy reach.

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The bag also has an extendable handle and two wheels which makes it very easy to navigating around the airport or Eurostar station.  The back pocket conveniently contains two adjustable backpack straps so the bag can be worn as a rucksack.

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The dimensions of the bag are: 57cm high  x 35cm width  x 35cm depth .

The Wanderlust bag is available from a number of boutiques in Disneyland Paris including the Temple Traders Boutique in Adventureland and the boutique at Disney’s Sequoia Lodge Hotel priced at 79.99€.

Britain’s Got Talent in Disney’s The Forest of Enchantment

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The new Disneyland Pairs show ‘The Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical Adventure’ debuted on 10 February 2016 and  has received mixed reviews from some Disneyland Paris fans,  so during our visit last week Duffy and I took the opportunity to see the show for ourselves.

The Chaparral Theater has been transformed from its Frozen Sing Along winter backdrop into a spring time enchanted forest and this new twenty-minute show, features characters, and songs from Pocahontas,  The Jungle Book, Tarzan, Tangled,  and Brave.

The Forest of Enchantment show has fourteen British Cast Members involved in the production including Britain’s Got Talent contestants Rosie Hale and Jordan Todd.

Rosie Hale rose to fame last year as part of the four-piece  Disney girl group Misstasia, who impressed Britain’s Got Talent judges Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon with their first audition when they sang ‘Part of your World’ from  Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

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Although the group did not make it to the grand final of the ITV competition, which was won by Jules O’Dwyer and her dog Matisse, Rosie kept on singing and she has since gone on to land the role of The Storyteller in the  ‘The Forest of Enchantment’.

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Rosie who studied musical theater at Stratford College told the Stratford Observer that she had to see off more than 200 rivals in Paris and London to get the part.  She said: “Every number’s got really special moments, and we do something in every one, so it’s so much fun.”

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Fellow Britain’s Got Talent contestant Jordan Todd, who got close to the finals with opera group Kingdom Tenors, told Metro: ‘That’s what makes it special, the fact that every number has something in it that’s a Disney classic, that has a special moment and then because it is so fast paced it’s like, oh then the next, then the next, so there’s always something”.

The set design and scenery is wonderful and was created by Disneyland Paris Set Designer Yves Ollier who was inspired by pop-up books, and he turned to illustrator Mathew Reinhart who is known for his Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Star Wars  pop-up books for assistance.

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The costumes are also to the amazing quality you expect from Disneyland Paris and it took a team of 40 dressmakers from the Costuming Workshop two months to create more than the 50 costumes used in the show.

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The music for the show was developed by Diseyland Paris Music Director, Vasile Sirli, in collaboration with Gordon and Lisa Goodwin who previously composed The Incredibles’ ending credits theme.

‘The most famous songs from the films are part of the show,’ said the show’s director Christophe Leclercq in an interviewwith the press recently ‘But we also wanted this performance to feature original compositions, written in the spirit of Broadway musicals.”.

The show features the songs ‘Colors of the Wind’ from Pocahontas, ‘The Bare Necessities’ and ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ from The Jungle Book, the Phil Collins  hit ‘Son of Man’  from Tarzan, the Rapunzel and Flynn Rider duet  ‘I see the light’ from Tangled and ‘Touch the Sky’ from Brave.

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Well what did Duffy and I think of The Forest of Enchantment show  –  well we throughly enjoyed it and highly recommend you take it in during your next trip.  I would say it is much better than the Frozen Summer Fun ‘Sing Along’ show it temporarily replaces.

The Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical Adventure is performed in English five times a day in The Chaparral Theater in Frontierland until 8 May 2016.

Photo Credits: Disneyland Paris and  Torsten Schneider of dein-dlrp.de

Statement Released By The Shareholders Club Clarifying The Posistion For Existing Members.


Following yesterday’s announcement by the Shareholders Club increasing the number of shares required for new applicants are required to hold to join the Club.   A statement has been  released today  to clarify the position for existing members.


 

The Shareholders club confirms that these new applicable general conditions from March 10th, 2016 concern only the new members (never be members of the Club before this date) who have to hold 1000 shares minimum.

The former members of the Club (until March 9th, 2016) are not impacted by these new conditions if they make the renewal of their card at the latest in 60 days following its expiration date.

The new cards validity will be of 5 years for all the Club members.

The current cards (valid until 2017 or 2018) remain valid up to the expiration date and will not be reproduced with the 5-year term.

This new 5-year term will be applicable only during the renewal and according to your date of membership (so with 5 or 100 or 1000 shares)

Attention: the former members of the Club (before March 10th, 2016) will see applying the new criteria of 1000 shares if they do not make by their renewal in 60 days after the expiration date.

The renewal, according the current general conditions, is not automatic and remains a personal move from the member.

To sum up for a renewal:

  •  If you are a member before October 1st, 2005 : hold a minimum of 5 shares
  •  If you are a member between October 1st, 2005 and March 9th, 2016 : hold a minimum of 100 shares
  •  If you are a member since March 10th, 2016 : hold a minimum of 1000 shares

 

Please contact us for any further information

Euro Disney S.C.A. Shareholders Club

New Membership Criteria Of The Euro Disney Shareholders Club Announced

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Euro Disney S.C.A. have today announced the new membership criteria for the Disneyland Paris Shareholders Club – Disney Le Club Actionnaires.

Applications for new memberships  will be accepted  from  Thursday, March 10, 2016, and new applicants and members wishing to renew will now need to hold a minimum of 1,000 Euro Disney S.C.A. shares. 

At today’s share price (€1.26) it will cost €1,260  /  £972.00 to become a new member of the Shareholders Club.

New applicants will be able to apply for membership to the Shareholders Club via the corporate Disneyland Pairs website here.

Existing members of the Club are not impacted by these new conditions if they renew their  membership within  60 days following their cards expiration date.    Following renewal, Shareholders cards will now be valid for 5 years for all Club members.

Current membership cards will remain valid up to the expiration date and will not be reproduced with the 5-year term.

However, members of the Club who joined between October 1st, 2005 and before March 10th, 2016 will have to meet  the new criteria of 1000 shares if they do not make by their renewal within 60 days after the expiration date of their membership card.

Members of the Shareholders Club who joined prior to  October 1st, 2005 a minimum holding  of five (5) Euro Disney S.C.A. shares is required to be a member.

The Shareholders Club has today published the below guide for existing members of the Club on their website following the new membership criteria announcement.

Membership criteria:

Starting from March 10th, 2016: the Shareholders Club is only accessible to individual Euro Disney S.C.A. shareholders holding a minimum of one thousand (1,000) Euro Disney S.C.A. shares (ISIN code: FR0010540740) in a bearer or in a registered form. The membership is free and valid for five (5) year and until the last day of the month expiration indicated on the card.

As a reminder, until March 9th, 2016: the Shareholders Club was accessible to individual Euro Disney S.C.A. shareholders holding a minimum of one hundred (100) Euro Disney S.C.A. shares (ISIN code: FR0010540740) in a bearer or in a registered form. The membership is free and valid now for five (5) years and until the last day of the month expiration indicated on the card.

Shareholders who fulfill the following conditions are exempt from these criteria:

Being members of the Shareholders Club an earlier date than October 1st, 2005 and justify at the time of their renewal request to the Shareholders Club, a holding of a minimum of five (5) Euro Disney S.C.A. shares.

Reminder:

Since October 1st, 2015, the temporary certificates are no longer delivered or accepted. Only the membership cards that include a magnetic strip (cards issued since October, 2012) are valid in the cash registers of shops, restaurants of Disneyland® Paris, at the gate to Salon Mickey and for purchase of parks tickets, annual passports (not available by internet).

Please consider making your renewal at most 60 days before the date of expiration.

Attention:

Members of the Shareholders Club who joined the Club prior to March 9th, 2016 must also renew their card at the earliest 60 days before the expiration of their card and at the latest 60 days after the expiration (versus an unlimited period before). After this delay, the new membership criteria (holding of a minimum of 1,000 shares) will apply.

 

Reminder on the modifications of the Shareholders Club general conditions:

Euro Disney S.C.A. reserves the right to modify without prior notice the general conditions and/or the eligibility conditions and/or the characteristics of the Shareholders Club, including the different types and levels of offers and discounts proposed to the members of the Shareholders Club.

Euro Disney S.C.A. also reserves the right to terminate Shareholders Club activities for any reason and at any moment, in which case it commits to honor all reservations made up to and including the dates benefitting from a Shareholders Club discount.

 

 

 

 

 

St. David’s Welsh Festival 2016 Programme

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This weekend (5 March 2016)  Disneyland Paris pulls out all the stops to create an incredible celebration of all things Welsh with the return of the St David’s Welsh Festival, and here is the programme for 2016.

Disneyland Park

Saturday 5 March 2016

Meet and Greet with Mickey and Minnie in their traditional Welsh costumes
Frontierland – Cottonwood Creek Ranch
10:30 – 12:15

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Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal choir
A Welsh choir will perform a repertoire of traditional and popular songs including a Disney Medley with a special participation from the Urdd National Eisteddfod.
Fantasyland – Royal Castle Stage
10:15 / 11:05 / 13:00 / 13:50

Disney Performing Arts OnStage
Welsh armature performers will be taking to the stage to entertain as part of the Disney Performing Arts OnStage programme
Fantasyland – Royal Castle Stage
10:05 /  10:50

Free Face Painting
Frontierland – Cottonwood Creek Ranch
10:30 – 18:30

Welsh Pre-parade
A special Welsh pre-parade of Disney Magic on Parade!
Parade route
16:30

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St David’s Fireworks
The day ends with a stunning finale when Sleeping Beauty Castle comes alive with the colours of St David’s Day.
Sleeping Beauty Castle
21:55

Disney Village

Friday 4 March – Sunday 6 March
Welsh Street Market
From 16:00

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Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon
Friday 4 March & Saturday 5 March
The Roving Crows –  an award winning original Celtic folk fusion band
22:00