August is a great month to visit Disneyland Paris, France. It’s warm and sunny, not too crowded and the enchanting city of Paris is more peaceful than usual, as Parisians tend to swap city for coast this month.

Furthermore, Disney Summer is still in full swing so make the most of the fun and get yourself and your family over to Paris and join in before the summer is over!

Brand new for this summer season is the smash-hit Disney Dreams®! show (which 3.1. million guests from around the world have already enjoyed) becomes interactive thanks to the very latest technology: the “Disney Light’Ears“. Guests will be able to wear Mickey ears that light up and change colour in sync with the show.

6th July to 1st September 2013 is set to be the best period of the year to experience the 20th Anniversary celebration of Disneyland Paris with family and friends in a burst of magic, light and colour and unforgettable encounters.

A brand new interactive experience

Disney Dreams®! becomes even more magical with new interactive technology and two incredible, never seen before sequences!

The winner of the prize for best production at the IAAPA’s Brass Ring Awards(1), Disney Dreams®! is a unique show created to celebrate Disneyland Paris’ special birthday. With the latest technology, spectacular lasers and fountains, sensational pyrotechnics and a dazzling finale, Disney Dreams®! is an extravaganza of light and colour that brings the most famous Disney stories to life through amazing projections on the Sleeping Beauty Castle and its surroundings.

For its extended 20th Anniversary celebration, Disneyland Paris had a special new surprise for its guests: scenes from the films Brave and The Lion King had just been added to the show, making it even more magical and emotive! And these films weren’t chosen at random: they were chosen by fans of the Park via its Facebook page and from the results of a guest survey carried out on the streets of Disneyland Paris. With the panache of the red-headed heroine and the courage of the legendary Simba, Disney Dreams®! promises to be even more of an extravaganza than ever before.

New: The Disney Light’Ears glow with the Disney Dreams®! Show

This summer 2013, another major innovation for Disney Dreams®! is brought right to the public: the show becomes interactive and even more brightly lit thanks to the new ” Disney Light’Ears “, which are synchronized to change colour with the show. Using the very latest infra-red technology, these magic ears glow with iridescent light that changes colour in time with Disney Dreams®! and makes the show even more spectacular as night falls over the Park. This new experience takes Disney Dreams®! to even greater heights of awe-inspiring wonder for its spectators.

Fun interactive versions of the famous Mickey Ear hats incorporate the latest, infra-red trigger technology to engage the audience during Disney Dreams®!. The Ears hats feature iridescent lights that change to complement the imagery and beat of the show. When not activated by the show, more surprises are in store for guests as the magical ears glow and change colours. Additionally, the hats can interact with others around and can synchronize with those around.

This new technology has already been experimented in California during “World of Colour” and has won a Brass Ring Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA).

“The Disney Light’Ears let our guests become part of the colour of Disney Dreams®! show,” said Steve Davison, Vice President, Parades & Spectaculars Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. “Embedded pixels allow the Ears to dance and play along with each musical sequence. It truly brings the show’s environment out of the Castle and into the audience in an amazing and dazzling new way.”

The classic, black Mickey Mouse ear hat has been a Disney Parks guest favourite. Across the decades, there have been more than 200 different ear hats including limited editions and novelty editions. Today, using the latest technology, the new ears Disney Light’Ears bring the audience in the magic world of Disneyland Paris.

Since Disneyland Park opened in 1955, guests have purchased more than 85 million Mickey Ear hats. They are one of many popular items proposed by Disney Theme Park Merchandise.

Each set of Disney Light’Ears will be available for 20€ at selected locations throughout Disneyland Paris and online ( and

A fashion dream-come-true shown on Main Street, U.S.A.

Minnie exhibits – only at Disneyland Paris – the Lanvin dress created for her by Alber Elbaz, in a special shop window on Main Street, U.S.A.

During the celebration of the 20th Anniversary Extended at Disneyland Paris, the fairy tale lives on and for some, the wildest of dreams comes true… Alber Albaz, the talented artistic director of the famous Lanvin fashion house, honored Minnie by designing a dress especially for her. After showing this unique item during a remarkable fashion show, Minnie was determined to share it with all Disneyland Paris guests. So she has carefully displayed this unusual high-fashion creation in a shop window of the Emporium boutique so all fashion lovers –like herself- may enjoy it.

Everyone is welcome all summer long to Main Street, U.S.A., to admire the incredible Lanvin dress made just for Minnie, the number one fashion lover mouse!

Even more dreams come true

Launched in April 2012, Disney Magic on Parade!* is a transformed version of the traditional parade that continues to amaze guests of the Park. With new music and fresh choreography, brand new floats introduce Disney Characters wearing magical new costumes, swept along in a colourful whirlwind of fun and laughter. Loved by young and old, Disney Magic on Parade! continues to be an unmissable event for guests to the Park in 2013.
*Available until November 2013

Disney’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Train** brings Disney Characters to meet guests outside the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Festooned in a multitude of colours, Disney’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Train crosses Main Street, U.S.A.® several times a day with Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, Chip and Dale all dressed in their new party outfits. By popular request, this special opportunity to meet your favourite characters has also be extended in 2013, making visits to the park more enchanted than ever.
** Until end of September 2013

New hotel offer: Disney’s Sequoia Lodge offers a superior new category of accommodation: the Golden Forest Club

Designed by the French architect Antoine Grumbach, Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, nestled in a forest grove on the banks of Lake Disney, is inspired by America’s vast national parks and provides the warmest of welcomes. After an adventure-filled day, guests can relax by the magnificent fireplace, found at the bar, at this ultra-comfortable forest refuge ideal for nature lovers.

Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, which has 1011 rooms (including 14 suites) recently refurbished (some in lodges situated outside the main hotel building), now welcomes a superior level of accommodation: the Golden Forest Club offering 124 rooms and suites, situated in the main hotel building.

All guests of the Golden Forest Club benefit from exclusive services including a private and personalised reception, porter service and Disney Hotel FASTPASS or VIP FASTPASS (suites only). Guests also have access to the private Golden Forest Lounge, with its magnificent forest décor, for a buffet breakfast shared with Disney Characters. A relaxation area is also available with soft drinks, newspapers and magazines, and snacks served free of charge at certain times of the day.

The party goes on all summer at Disney Village

For fun all summer long, a number of outdoor activities are on offer: The Marina lets guests make the most of Lake Disney with its pedal boats and bikes, electric and rowing boats.

The PanoraMagique balloon ride offers the best view of Disneyland Paris and its surrounds.

** Paid activities subject to weather conditions.

A number of entertainment events are on offer throughout the summer with one of the highlights being the “Streetmosphere” show, where both young and old can admire clowns, jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop performers in a friendly “Music Hall” atmosphere.

Guests can also make a date each evening at 6pm with the cowboys and Indians from “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show…with Mickey and Friends!” dinner-show. The cavalcade* takes place along the Disney Village pathway and features the performers from the show. Then it’s time for the conquest of the Far West at 6.30pm and 9.30pm to experience a mind-boggling adventure** with family or friends in a huge arena. Yee-Haw!
(*From 5th July to 27th August 2013 – **paid dinner-show. This show features live animals and acts that raise dust. It is not recommended for people with allergies or asthma)

In music, a special British festival on 5th and 6th July pays tribute to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Live concerts each evening and salsa, rock and line dancing lessons take place at Billy Bob’s. The DJ nights held on 12th July and 9th August set the dance floor on fire. (Entertainment events and concerts free of charge).

For shopping, a new confectionery section is going to delight young and old alike in the Disney Store and the new Disneyland Paris “World of Disney” store offers a unique shopping experience!

Not forgetting the bar and restaurant terraces, which welcome guests for some relaxation in the sun.

All information about Disney Village and the web radio is available here

From 6th July to 1st September 2013, Disney Summer offers everyone a chance to come to the biggest party ever held at Disneyland Paris. A unique opportunity to join in the excitement and wonder with the most spectacular anniversary ever!

To book tickets go to: Disneyland Paris 

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