Season Of The Force – Press Release

Disneyland Paris released an official press release today for the Season of the Force which is being held at the resort between 14 January 2017 until  26 March 2017.



in 2017 at Disneyland® Paris

 – From 14 January to 26 March 2017 –


From 14 January to 26 March 2017, Disneyland® Paris will host THE SEASON OF THE FORCE, a unique celebration of the galactic saga.

Imagine a one-time-only experience, coming face-to-face with Captain Phasma or a stormtrooper patrol; imagine activities designed to transport guests to a galaxy far, far away; imagine an evening show performed under the stars, to the backdrop of imposing architecture.

Walt Disney Studios® Park will be at the heart of this upcoming celebration, with a whole host of events that fans will simply love, but that’s not all:

Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration”

At nightfall, Walt Disney Studios Park will light up with iconic STAR WARS™ colours as part of a new show specially designed for Disneyland® Paris. Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration” is set to be a breath-taking spectacle of light and sound featuring projections and special effects, along with many more surprises. Heroes from the world of Star Wars, such as Chewbacca and R2-D2, as well as the likes of Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, Darth Vader and many more, will be there in person, to the great delight of guests. Iconic characters from the Empire, the First Order and of course the Resistance will all make an appearance on stage, adding an incredible dimension to this show that pays tribute to the Star Wars saga through its heroes. A one-time event not to be missed. Only from 14 January to 26 March 2017.

Before this amazing evening event gets underway, many other experiences await to transport guests from Walt Disney Studios® Park to a galaxy far, far away…

From the “First Order March” and the “Stormtroopers Patrol” to “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”

From 14 January to 26 March 2017, the days at Walt Disney Studios® Park will be marked by epic appearances of heroes straight from the world of Star Wars. Kicking it all off will be the “First Order March”, led by Captain Phasma. This will be followed by the daytime performance of “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away”, which puts the spotlight on a number of iconic characters from the saga, such as Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, to name but a few. Lastly, guests will be thrilled to find themselves face-to-face with a stormtrooper patrol, and even able to interact with it!

The Jedi take centre stage at Disneyland® Park

To bring balance to the Force, Jedi Masters will be ready and waiting every day to train young Padawans, aged from 7 to 12 years, at the Jedi Training Academy (Vidéopolis® – Discoveryland). From 12 January to 4 May 2017, this special training course will take them to the very heart of the world of Star Wars and let them walk side-by-side with heroes from the saga.

Heroes from the world of Star Wars are certainly set to take centre stage at Disneyland Paris. “SEASON OF THE FORCE”: an unmissable immersive experience for the youngest Padawans and the oldest Jedi alike. From 14 January to 26 March 2017.

French Police foil terrorist attack against Disneyland Paris


French Police have foiled a terrorist attack against Disneyland Paris after seven men were arrested in the French city of Strasbourg and the southern city of Marseille during major counter-terrorism raids last weekend.

The Isis terror cell which consisted of French, Moroccan and Afghan nationalities planned to attack Disneyland Paris and the Champs Elysees Christmas market on 1 December Police sources said.

The suspects who were detained after an eight-month investigation by French counter-terror officers also planned to target France’s counter-intelligence services hub, the Police crime-investigation headquarters and the nearby high court building, a source close to the inquiry told Reuters.

The targets and the date of the planned assault were taken from information found on a smartphone, police sources said.   Security sources confirmed some of the suspects had fought in Syria and were linked to the Isis cell which carried out the Paris attacks in November 2015, which left 130 people dead.

Disneyland Paris said in a statement that the safety and security of its guests is ‘our number one priority’, adding: ‘We work closely with state and local authorities, and constantly review the security measures we have in place.’

Two handguns, an automatic pistol, a machine pistol and jihadist propaganda were found during the raids.

Disneyland Paris Cannabis Suppliers Arrested


Two men from  Bailly-Romainvilliers area of Seine-et-Marne aged 25 and 35 have been arrested by Police officers from Chessy Police Station who were investigating a cannabis reselling network.

Between December 2015 and November 2016, the two men are suspected of selling more than 6 kg of cannabis to Disneyland Paris Cast Members who live in the residences near the resort.


Police telephone tapping made it possible to identify about fifteen of their consumers. The oldest of the two traffickers supplied the cannabis, while the younger man found their “customers” among the employees of the resort.

After being held for several days, the pair were brought before the Meaux Criminal Court.

Source: LeParisien

Is another financial rescue for Euro Disney on the way?

The association of small Euro Disney shareholders APPAED had a meeting with Chief Financial Officer Mark Stead on 15 November 2016 to ask questions regarding this years financial results for Disneyland Paris. 

The situation of the group is giving APPAED great cause for concern.

The recent depreciation of the Groups assets affects Euro Disney Associés, the operational company of the Parks as well as EDL Hotels. 

It is reported that the total equity of Euro Disney Associés is presently inferior to its share capital. 

The Group has to find a solution to recapitalize within the next two years, some technical possibilities would be:

  • Complete or partial debt waiver 
  •  Reconstitution of equity capital

A full report of the meeting will appear on the APPAED website soon.

Three days of celebrations at  Disneyland Paris for birthday boy Mickey Mouse.

Mickey Mouse celebrates his birthday on the 18th November and Disneyland Paris is celebrating the occasion with three days of celebrations.

The will be a special Mickey Mouse Birthday pre-parade being held on 18, 19 and 20 November.  It’s being held 30 minutes before the main Magic on Parade so get to the parade route early.

And in The Lucky Nugget Saloon in Frontierland you will be able to enjoy special Mickey cupcakes available on November 18 and 19 only.

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Nighttime Drones over Disney Springs

Here is a preview of Disney Imagineering’s newest nighttime creation as it takes flight over Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.

This rehearsal of a new computerized drone show celebrates the Christmas season with massive 3D images created in the sky by flying drones choreographed to music.

Is this the future of the nighttime Disney spectaculars to come?