Aloha my wonderful merfolk!
For Blogmas day 6, I thought I would discuss Christmas at one of my favourite places in the world: Disneyland Paris. I have been for the Christmas season many times in the past, but not in recent years. I am really hoping to return in 2016 for the Christmas season with my boyfriend.
The Christmas season this year runs from November 7th 2015 to January 7th 2016.
This is going to be another long blog post guys, so grab your hot chocolates and get comfortable!
Disneyland Paris always has fantastic decorations when it comes to their seasons and Christmas is no exception!
Main Street is always fantastically decorated with Pointsettia’s adourning the winowsills of the buildings, wreaths on the lamp posts and baubles hanging everywhere. Hanging above your head are the beautiful Mickey Mouse garlands that light up beautifully at night. Central Plaza has once again found itself decorated with plenty of snow and and character snowmen which I think is an adorable addition to the decorations.
Walt Disney Studios is also fully decorated for Christmas. With festive lights on buildings and on lamp posts and Santa even making an appearance in Studio One.
The windows of the shops in Main Street are also beautifully decorated with characters from favourite Princess movies as well as Minnie Mouse herself. I always used to love seeing the windows all decorated for Christmas.
The Disney Village also got a Christmas sparkle in the form of the Christmas Market. I love a good Christmas Market and I just wish that I could be visiting this one this year. I love the Village once the parks have closed, especially at Christmas time. I have so many good memories of Christmas at Disneyland Paris and the Disney Village.
The Disneyland Hotel is also home to a beautiful Ginger Bread House and a just as beautiful Christmas Tree.
This section will include any shows or parades that are on during the Christmas season.
Royal Christmas Wishes is a show performed on the Royal Castle Stage. Above is a video, taken by InsideDLParis of one of the performances.
The Frozen Sing Along is back at the Chaparral Stage and Arendelle has also returned at Cottonwood Creek Ranch for the Christmas season. Above is a video by DLP Welcome of the show.
The Disneyland Paris Christmas Parade runs three times a day and includes a Toy Story float, Winnie the Pooh and gang chansing the Christmas postman and a (slightly) new and improved Santa and reindeer float. Above is a video by DLRPFans of one of the performances of the parade.
Mickeys Magical Christmas Lights is the new show that happens each night when lighting the Christmas tree. It involves many characters as well as carol singers. Above is a video of the first performance, filmed by DLRPFans.
Disney Dreams makes way for Disney Dreams of Christmas. Above is a video recorded by ToonStudiosProductions.
Disneyland Paris would not be complete without Character Meet n Greets.
You can meet Winnie the Pooh and Thumper and Miss Bunny at alternating times near Caseys Corner. Sandy Claws is near Phantom Manor in Frontierland. You can meet he man of Christmas himself, Santa Claus at the Meet Mickey building up until Christmas itself. Marie is ready to meet you by the Boarding House and of course, the main man himself Mickey Mouse with his lovely Miss Minnie at their photo location in Walt Disney Studios.
There’s always lots of merchandise to choose from in Disneyland Paris, and the Christmas season is no exception with all the themed goodies being placed on shelves.
Of couse the Goofy and Clarabelle statues are not part of the merchandise but they are examples decorations in the stores. Above is a video filmed by DLRPFans of the merchandise available at DLP this Christmas season.
I think I have covered all corners of Christmas at Disneyland Paris. have I missed anything out? Have you been for the Christmas season already and wish to share experiences or photos? Either comment below or tweet me at @amycatee.