Disneyland Paris Announces 25th Anniversary Details: Disney Illuminations and Hyperspace Mountain

"It’s Time to Sparkle" — Disneyland Paris just announced the very first details of its 25th Anniversary celebrations, including the launch date: 26th March 2017!

A brand new daytime parade, a new nighttime spectacular, two new Star Wars attractions and two new shows were all confirmed today for launch in spring next year.

Titled 'Disney Stars on Parade', the brand new daytime parade for Disneyland Park will replace the current Disney Magic on Parade! with new floats, costumes and music.

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'Disney Illuminations' will be the name of a brand new nighttime spectacular to succeed the popular Disney Dreams!, using most of the existing technology, with new scenes including The Little Mermaid, the new live-action Beauty and the BeastFrozenStar Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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From Spring 2017, it’s now confirmed that 'Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain' will replace Space Mountain: Mission 2, while the opening of 'Star Tours: The Adventures Continue' represents as close as we’ll get to a wholly “new attraction” during the festivities.

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Disney character fans will also have two new entertainment productions to look forward to, 'Mickey presents ‘Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris' and 'The Starlit Princess Waltz'.

Here’s the press release in full:

Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 25th Anniversary starting from 26th March 2017.

New Guest experiences to include sensational new attractions, a grand celebration with the beloved Disney Characters, a brand new Parade and a breathtaking new night time spectacular. Extra surprises and features to be announced. Join the celebration with a multitude of new shows from morning through to night where Guests are sure to be amazed! A brilliant anniversary celebration beyond your imagination awaits you during the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris.
Beginning March 26th 2017, Guests at Disneyland Park will experience Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. The new attraction will take Guests on an all-new, action-packed intergalactic voyage, all in 3D… Epic. Based on the Star Wars™ films, Star Tours will take Guests to multiple Star Wars destinations where they will interact with characters from throughout the Saga.

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Every destination will offer unique surprises with journeys through the worlds of Jakku, Hoth, Tatooine, the Death Star and more! Guests will be able to enjoy the attraction multiple times without knowing where the Force may take them. And all of the storyline’s twists and turns will be random, affording Guests the chance to ride the attraction multiple times.

Guests will also be able to join the Rebel Alliance by becoming the drivers of Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain (Disneyland Park) (from Spring 2017). The Force will be strong with this attraction, which hurtles through the Star Wars galaxy, following the twists and turns of TIE fighters and an intimidating Star Destroyer.

Also arriving in spectacular style in 2017, Disneyland Park’s new parade Disney Stars on Parade, where favourite Disney Stars, together with stunning new floats, create magic and happiness for all. Guests will also be able to discover a new show Mickey presents “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris” at Disneyland Park where Mickey Mouse will start the celebration by assembling as many of his famous Friends as possible for a huge anniversary party. This festive show will take place daily for all guests to enjoy. In addition, fans of the Disney Princesses will be able to witness some of their most beloved Princesses as they host their own sparkling show The Starlit Princess Waltz at Royal Castle Stage (Disneyland Park).

Finally, as night falls, there will be another spectacular new event: Disney Illuminations. This new show, with dazzling lights, projections and breath-taking special effects, will be conducted by Mickey Mouse onto Sleeping Beauty Castle (Disneyland Park). It will transport Guests to a location where the stories of Disney’s The Little MermaidFrozen and the motion pictures of Disney’s Beauty and the BeastStar Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean will come to life before guest’s astonished eyes.

What do Mickey Mouse and his Friends hope to achieve during these Anniversary celebrations? To dazzle all guests with amazement! This will no doubt be an opportunity not to be missed! Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary – It’s Time to Sparkle.

Celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland® Paris will start on 26th March 2017.

Source: DLP Today

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