Disney FanDaze News Round-up

With the Disney FanDaze Inaugural Party taking place this weekend at Disneyland Paris here is a round-up of just some of the announcements that were made last week about the event.

If your attending Disney’s FanDaze you will be able to pick up your registration packs in the Disney Village Dome from Friday 1st of June between 17:00 – 00:30 and on Saturday 2nd of June between 08:00 – 22:00.

The Disney Village Dome is located behind the Rainforest Cafe and next to MacDonalds in the Disney Village.

We understand all members of your party must attend the Dome to collect their registration packs.

If you have booked one of the FanDaze packages you must first check-in to your Disney Hotel to collect your FanDaze vouchers and take these to the Disney Dome to enable you to register for the event.

Those with tickets for the Inaugural FanDaze VIP Party Dinner, this will be held at the Manhattan Restaurant in Disney’s New York at 19:30 on Friday 1st June.

A very special conference with Euro Disney SCA President Catherine Powell will be held during the Disney FanDaze event starting at 20:30 in Animagique Theatre.

Powell’s appearance will clash with the ticketed ‘A Duffy & Friends’ panel also being held at 20:30 in the Art of Disney Animation.

You would not be able to reserve for Powell’s conference as it is first come first served for the Infinity Passholders only and her talk will last about 30 minutes.

You can be the first to learn all the secrets about Phantom Manor’s big refurbishment project at the exclusive Tom Fitzgerald conference being held at 22:00 in the Animagique Theater.

Duffy and I will be attending FanDaze and you will be able to follow our adventures on Facebook and Twitter.

Finally get you in the mood for this weekends FanDaze party here is the full theme song of DisneyFanDaze!

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Mastercard benefits for Disneyland Paris visitors

Under the partnership between Mastercard and Disneyland Paris, Mastercard holders can enjoy permanent advantages when they visit Disneyland Paris, subject to certain conditions.

These advantages are currently available and can be reserved on the day of the holder’s visit at City Hall or Studio Services.

Reservations are only valid for the same day.

From mid-June, you will be able to pick up a flyer with all the advantages, eligibility conditions, and restrictions from any Disney Hotel Concierge, or at City Hall or Studio Services.

Signage advertising the advantages will also be put in place in June.

Description of advantages:

Reserved places every day in a selection of available shows. (depending on season and venue opening).

Tickets are only available to be reserved for the same day at City Hall or Studio Services for one Mastercard holder of legal age (holder must be present and show ID), and up to four companions.

This service is subject to availability and does not give priority access in the performance venue where the places have been reserved. One reservation per day and per cardholder.

Any Mastercard holder who purchases a 5-hour (consecutive) VIP tour with his or her Mastercard will receive a sixth hour for free.

To check availability or make a reservation, visit City Hall or Studio Services on the same day as you wish to complete the tour.

Any Mastercard holder who purchases a Guided Tour with his or her Mastercard will be given direct access to the attraction of his or her choice (subject to availability) and seat reservations for one show (chosen from a list available daily to Mastercard holders).

Valuable for any Mastercard holder of legal age with up to four companions. To check availability or make a reservation, visit City Hall or Studio Services on the same day as you wish to complete the tour and enjoy the attraction/show. Guided Tours are not private.

In all three cases, a Disney Parks ticket is required to enjoy these advantages.

Festival of Fantasy parade float bursts into flames at Walt Disney World.

Maleficent’s dragon spectacularly caught fire during yesturdays 3pm “Festival of Fantasy” parade at Walt Disney World.

The fire was quickly extinguished and the area promptly cleared, a Disney World spokeswoman said. There were no injuries to employees or visitors, she said.

In a video shot by a park guest the dragon representing the Sleeping Beauty character Maleficent appears to be in the l Liberty Square area of the Magic Kingdom, with its head bobbing and flames growing.

Reedy Creek fire department responded to the incident, but the fire was already out.

It is unknown if a similar dragon float that is featured in “Disney Stars on Parade” at Disneyland Paris will be operational today.

Disneyland Paris launches online restaurant reservations

During the last few weeks Disneyland Paris has been trialling online booking reservations for its table service restaurants.

Below are the direct links to the Disneyland Paris website to enable you to make your dining reservations at the resort a little bit easier.   In some instances you may have to copy and paste the URL  directly into your browser to get them to work.

We understand that this service is a trial and may be withdrawn at any time.

Agrabah Cafe
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/agrabah-cafe/

Auberge de Cendrillon
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/auberge-de-cendrillon/

Bistrot Chez Remy
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/bistrot-chez-remy/

Cafe Mickey
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/cafe-mickey/

California Grill
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/california-grill/

Cape Cod
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/cape-cod/

Captain Jacks
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/captain-jacks-restaurant-pirates/

Chuck Wagon Cafe
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/chuck-wagon-cafe/

Hunters Grill
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/hunters-grill/

Inventions
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/inventions/

La Cantina
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/la-cantina/

La Grange
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/la-grange-at-billy-bobs-country-western-saloon/

Parkside Diner
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/parkside-diner/

Plaza Gardens
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/plaza-gardens-restaurant/

Restaurant des Stars
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/restaurant-des-stars/

Silver Spur Steakhouse
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/silver-spur-steakhouse/

Steakhouse
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/steakhouse/

Walts
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/walts-american-restaurant/

Yacht Club
https://bookrestaurants.disneylandparis.com/yacht-club-restaurant/

Disney Loves Jazz, Soiree of Jazz at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris has announced a “Disney Loves Jazz, Soiree of Jazz” at the Walt Disney Studios Park on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 8pm to 1am.

Guests will be able to experience a fun night full of jazz styles & rhythms performed by multiple artists throughout the park, and attend for the first time at Disneyland Paris, Jazz Loves Disney in concert starring internationally renowned artists*!

Disney Loves Jazz, Soiree of Jazz at Disneyland Paris, is also the opportunity to share unique moments with the jazziest Disney Characters and ride the most popular attractions at night!

Tickets will go on sale from May 17, 2018.

*Names will be announced at a later stage

Think Strawberries appointed to market Disneyland Paris in Indian

Travel representation company Think Strawberries has been appointed as the Sales, Media, Marketing and PR Representative in India for Disneyland Paris. In addition to this, Visit Orlando have signed on with Think Strawberries for Representation in both India and UAE.

“2018 has been a terrific start for us. We are thrilled with the successful acquisition of marquee accounts, which demonstrates that Think Strawberries is future ready and recognized by some of the finest, global brands. We have built Think Strawberries as a distinctive enterprise, offering a differentiated line of services – backed up with our commitment to be thought leaders in technology, innovation, best in class talent from top corporate and consulting companies in India and abroad,” Amit Kishore, Co-founder, Think Strawberries, said.

Speaking on the company’s diverse and expanding product portfolio, Munnmunn Marwah – COO, Think Strawberries said: “We have worked very hard over the past few years to position Think Strawberries as a leader that is defining the frontiers of Travel Representation. Added to our investments in technology, we bring deep knowledge and equity to the marketplace. Our model mirrors state-of-art structures, processes, service standards and best practices.”

Source: Travel Trends Today

Toy Story themed plane takes to the skies.

China Eastern Airlines has launched a Disney Pixar Toy Story themed aircraft.

The aircraft is a join venture between the Shanghai Disney Resort the airline, and it made its maiden flight from Shanghai to Beijing on 28 April 2018.

This was the first flight made by a themed aircraft in the Chinese mainland that is painted on the outside and decorated inside.