Inside Disneyland’s magical Frozen celebration including a brand new attraction – The News


 Arriving at Disneyland Paris in the midst of unexpected snowy weather seemed almost too perfect considering I was there to discover the park’s upcoming Frozen Celebration  It definitely set the scene – and immediately threw me into that magic Disneyland is known for  While the Frozen characters already feature in the parks’ shows and parades, the new celebration marks the first time they step into the spotlight in both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park with a new attraction, meet and greets and a brand new parade float  The excitement kicked off with a meet and greet with Olaf at Walt Disney Studios Park, where I learnt that he does indeed offer out warm hugs (He’s very popular and you will need to book meet and greets through the LineBerty app so he isn’t snowed under)  I was particularly excited to discover the brand new attraction Frozen: A Musical Invitation at Walt Disney Studios Park, which runs several times a day  The live, interactive show has you helping Anna to surprise Elsa at her ice palace There are two rooms; the first is Kristoff’s Barn where Anna, Kristoff and Sven teach you some magic dance moves, the second is the Ice Palace where Olaf provides the giggles and Elsa belts out Let It Go  The impressive sets immerse you into Arendelle straight away. In fact, the whole attraction is quite sweet and definitely geared for families with younger children  As part of the celebrations, Disneyland Paris will also unveil a brand new Frozen 2 themed float where Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Sven will be joined by 20 dancers for what’s sure to be a spectacular show! (At 6 metres tall, it will also be the highest float in Disneyland)  Other highlights will include over 40 new food options including Frozen inspired cookies, heaps of new toys and costumes designed for both children and adults, and for three nights in January a  ‘Magic Over Lake Disney: The Frozen Edition’ show in Disney Village where you can relive the film’s iconic scenes  I’d been to Disneyland Paris before so as well as the new Frozen additions, I hit some of my favourite rides – Peter Pan’s Flight and the Ratatouille ride for the Disney magic, Tower of Terror and Hyperspace Mountain for the thrills  Staying at the Disneyland Hotel, I had plenty of time to squeeze it all into a weekend; the hotel is inside the theme park so you’re just a few steps away from the Sleeping Beauty Castle and attractions, and minutes from Walt Disney Studios Park Read More Disneyland Paris  A Character Brunch at the hotel’s Inventions Restaurant was a must – it’s got some great views of the castle and Mickey and his friends wander around causing mischief!   Of course no trip to Disneyland is complete without watching the fireworks spectacular at night, and the current show Illuminations delivers its own dose of Frozen magic alongside other classics such as the Lion King, The Little Mermaid, as well as nods to Star Wars and Beauty and the Beast  It served up a major dose of nostalgia – enough to melt even the most frozen of hearts  Frozen Celebration runs from 11 January to 3 May 2020. Christmas at Disneyland Paris  If you thought Disneyland Paris couldn’t get any more magical, think again – it really ups the stakes at Christmas  The park is transformed with colourful decorations and wreaths, festive window shop displays down Main Street USA, twinkling lights and heaps of surprises throughout the lands too (you can even sip on mulled wine in the Ratatouille-inspired part of Walt Disney Studios Park)  Highlights include the huge Christmas tree that greets you in the Disneyland Park, which you can watch being lit up by Mickey, Minnie and the Princesses every day, as well as a Christmas-themed parade where the characters don some glamorous outfits as they celebrate the festive season  Oh, and Mickey’s Christmas Big Band is a must to get you in the mood – classic Christmas songs and character appearances await! Book the holiday  Frozen Celebration runs from January 11 to May 3  Two nights at Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe starts at £1,746 based on two adults and two children sharing a Cars Standard Room  Includes three-day park hopper tickets to Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park and Eurostar on February 21 You can find out more on the Disneyland Paris website.

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