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Disneyland Paris Reaches Milestone 30th Anniversary

Introducing New Products and Experiences for Guests of All Ages

Disneyland Paris recently welcomed guests for the 30th Anniversary launch, premiering new products and experiences such as the “Dream…and Shine Brighter!” daytime show, the “Disney D-Light” night time sequence featuring drones, and the new “Gardens of Wonder” where art meets nature. Europe’s number one tourist holiday destination – with more than 375 million visits* since opening on April 12, 1992 – also announced the upcoming reopening of iconic Walt’s - An American Restaurant and new collaborations with well-known brands such as Bodum, Pandora and Bic.

The 30th Anniversary is a milestone moment for the resort and the beginning a new era marked by transformation, limitless creativity and the collective contribution of its 16,000 Cast Members to provide an even more immersive and unforgettable Guest experience.

*Contribution study Setec for 1992-2020.


“Dream…and Shine Brighter!”* Daytime Show

Unique and unforgettable entertainment is a core part of the Disneyland Paris DNA. The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands and Disney Junior Dream Factory are just a few recent memorable examples of shows that Guests continue to enjoy.

Now, Guests can experience the all-new Dream...and Shine Brighter! show, performed several times a day at Disneyland Park on Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, an icon than is more beautiful than ever following a 12-month refurbishment (More information here).

Dream…and Shine Brighter! tells a story around three key themes – “Smile and Laugh Louder,” “Open Your Heart” and “Believe in Your Dreams” – with more than 30 dancers and Disney Characters, new colourful floats, two new songs and a fun mash-up of 20 Disney songs. The new floats appear in a contemporary style with abstract forms, iridescent and transparent materials which are illuminated by the sunlight and elevate the performance even further.

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*“Dream…and Shine Brighter!” will take a short break from 1 October 2022 to 8 January 2023.

This daytime show is an opportunity for Guests to see Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and their friends decked out in new iridescent costumes created just for the 30th Anniversary, joined by other favourites including the Genie from Aladdin, Rapunzel from Tangled, and Jessie and Woody from Toy Story.

FUN FACTS: 30 Years of Costume Design Expertise at Disneyland Paris

  • Mickey and Minnie’s dressing room has more than 450 costumes, now including the new iridescent costumes and hats designed just for the resort’s 30th Anniversary.
  • Since 1992, more than 200,000 costume pieces have been designed in the Disneyland Paris ateliers, one of the largest costume collections in Europe.
  • Currently more than 40 Cast Members contribute their unique expertise and creativity at the Disneyland Paris ateliers, such as milliners, pattern makers, seamstresses and more.
  • To design the 30th Anniversary costumes, more than 2,000 lines of rhinestones were sewn in, more than 700 meters of fabrics were printed, and more than 190 jewels were used.


At nightfall and for a limited time, the Disney D-Light sequence will be offered in addition to the Guest-favourite Disney Illuminations show, combining video projections, illuminated water jets, lighting effects, mist, lasers, and nodes to famous Disney songs for an unforgettable moment ending with a drone display above the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle.

This illuminated drone* display – designed with the help of European expert Dronisos, an Official Technology provider based in Bordeaux – will bring a memorable close to an eventful day. The synchronized drones will form a sparkling figure “30” in the sky above Sleeping Beauty Castle, as the new 30th Anniversary theme song, “Un monde qui s’illumine,” plays in the background. This new anthem was recorded with a symphony orchestra of 60 musicians at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

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This marks the first time that a Disney resort uses drone technology as part of a daily outdoor show above the Castle, a next step in the development of experiences that are increasingly immersive and engaging for Guests through innovative technologies.

* Certain experiences, shows or events may be modified or cancelled with no prior notice, based on the changes in health measures and public authorities’ recommendations, or in the event of bad weather conditions.

In addition to the new 30th Anniversary entertainment program, Guests can enjoy existing experiences with family and friends including more than 50 attractions, Selfie Spots to interact with Disney Characters, and shows Disney Junior Dream FactoryDisney Stars on Parade, Disney Illuminations and The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands. 

Meet and Greets with Characters are gradually returning to their original format. They offer Disneyland Paris visitors the opportunity to experience an unforgettable moment and get close to their favourite characters once again, pose for a photo with them or get an autograph. The popular and highly anticipated Mickey and the Magician show will return on 23 April.


To mark the 30th Anniversary, Disneyland Park will be decked out with brand-new décor such as the Gardens of Wonder with 10 enchanting themed installations of 30 kinetic Disney and Pixar sculptures that “come to life” in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. The art pieces celebrate nature, embody the diversity of popular Disney and Pixar Characters, and offer a pleasant promenade for Guests.

Each piece takes inspiration from a unique source – whether it be windmills or the world of Salvador Dali – combining materials, colors, and luminescent effects to create an immersive atmosphere in the middle of Central Plaza.

These creations were imagined thanks to the expertise of the resort’s Landscaping and Entertainment teams and produced by two local craft businesses – After and Plastic Studios – with expertise in décor production, whose unique skills have contributed to the Guest experience for many years.

This installation required the talents of many specialists such as engineers, technicians, painters, 3D modelers, and more who worked for months in collaboration with Disneyland Paris teams to create the poetic Gardens of Wonder.  

The Disneyland Paris Landscaping team also worked with Parisian start-up, Aglaé Design, to design an innovative process of luminescence for the surrounding plants to glow in the dark thanks to a biodegradable and 100% natural nutrient serum. This technique reveals an entirely new beauty for the natural environment around Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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FUN FACTS: Biodiversity at Disneyland Paris

  • With more than 35,000 trees, 450,000 shrubs and one million flowers planted every year, Disneyland Paris has beautiful biodiversity that changes based on the seasons and experiences at the resort.
  • About 100 Cast Members design and take care of the exceptional green landscapes that are notably inspired by those dreamed up by Walt Disney and contribute to making the dream a reality. The Landscaping teams play a key role in the creativity and immersive atmosphere of Disneyland Paris.
  • The environment and nature at Disneyland Paris are considered part of the resort’s daily operations, thanks to a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship. At Disneyland Paris, there are nine horticulture professions, along with arborists and a watering system with 6,000km of hoses that is unique in Europe, Additionally, Disneyland Paris boasts its famous indoor plants that Guests can admire every day at all seven Disney Hotels.
  • Guided by The Walt Disney Company environmental goals, Disneyland Paris’ sustainability efforts rely on multiples initiatives. A recent example is one of the largest solar canopy plants in Europe being built on the main Guest parking lot. Expected to be completed in 2023, it will reduce the Val d’Europe territory’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 890 tons of CO2 per year and produce enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 17% of Disneyland Paris current consumption.


Among the many guests who visited Disneyland Paris for the 30th Anniversary launch were international celebrities, including McFly’s Tom Fletcher and his wife, actor and author Giovanna Fletcher; TV presenter Vogue Williams and her husband Spencer Matthews; and musician Aston Merrygold with his fiancé Sarah Louise Richards. Each had the chance to experience the resort’s new offerings as well as their favourite attractions and shows, including the new Disney D-Light night time sequence, ending with a drone display above the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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At Disneyland Paris, the food and beverage experience is an extension of the resort experience. For months, resort chefs have passionately developed and tested new dishes to complement the 30th Anniversary, while also preparing for the highly anticipated reopening of Walt’s - An American Restaurant on 12 April – 30 years to the day after Disneyland Paris first opened its gates.

This iconic restaurant located on Main Street, U.S.A., represents a timeless backdrop of Walt Disney’s finest moments, with six themed dining rooms that honor the six lands of Disneyland. For the 30th  Anniversary, Disneyland Paris chefs have imagined a brand-new bistronomy menu of refined American signature courses with a French touch, inspired by the cities of Chicago, Illinois and Marceline, Missouri where Walt Disney was born and lived as a child. Some recipes have even been created around the famous Isigny cream, as a wink to Walt “D’Isigny” ancestors in Normandy.

The new menu includes a choice of delicious options such as a Corn Chowder with Isigny cream, smoked popcorn and pastrami, and an exclusive version of Chili con carne – one of Walt’s favourite dishes, with tortilla, cheddar cheese, Isigny cream, white rice, red beans and slices of beef – plus a new Mac and Cheese dish with cheddar cheese and shiitake mushrooms.  Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy a selection of gourmet desserts such as Pineapple Upside-Down cake, vegan hot chocolate or hazelnut chip cookie skillet, and the “Celebration Cake,” a white chocolate and strawberry pastry cake served under a dome.

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A selection of vegan options and a kids menu will also be available, and the beverage team has created a large choice of exclusive cocktails such as the refreshing Fruit Celebration Cocktail with a tasty blend of Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Blackberry, Green Apple, Grape and Lemon, and mocktails such as the Shirley Temple with sprite, ginger ale and grenadine syrup.

Other restaurants and snack bars will also reopen their doors on 6 April. Toad Hall Restaurant will return with a new fish and chips recipe served in a genuine newspaper (vegan option also available). Ice Cream Company will have new ice creams and a Mickey milkshake, whilst Coffee Grinder will offer a large selection of beverages and for the first time a selection of plant-based drinks.

Guests can taste 30th Anniversary treats in 59 restaurants, 10 bars and many quick service locations across the resort, including Mickey-shaped pizzas and sandwiches, ice-creams, macarons, madeleines and waffles to suit the tastes of Guests of all ages. Fan-favourite treats at international Disney resorts like the frozen Pineapple Whip, Mickey ice cream and turkey leg will be available from 6 March.


With 63 themed boutiques, shopping is an experience in and of itself at Disneyland Paris. For the resort’s 30th Anniversary, more than 350 new exclusive items will debut, the most significant product development program ever at Disneyland Paris. Guests can discover a whole new range of products and collaborations in the coming months with renowned brands exclusively for the 30th Anniversary. 

A collection of exclusive jewelry has been crafted in collaboration with Pandora, official partner of Disneyland Paris since 2017. Included in the collection is a “double dangler” inspired by Sleeping Beauty Castle, in the style that Pandora is so well known for.

Rhinoshield, a new Disneyland Paris official partner as of this year, will offer two new models of its signature protective iPhone cases for a unique 30th Anniversary style.

Danish household accessories brand, Bodum, will combine its know-how and sense of design to celebrate “30 years of magic” with the release of three new iconic products: a glass cup, a French press coffee maker and a travel mug – featuring Tinkerbell, the Sleeping Beauty Castle and a touch of sparkle.

Guests can also take Mickey, Minnie and friends home dressed in their new costumes thanks to a new 3D 72-piece spherical puzzle imagined by German brand Ravensburger.

The legendary stationery brand Bic has even created a set of three four-color pens with the Resort Creative studio, inspired by the iridescent theme and iconic silhouettes of Disneyland Park.

Selection of Disneyland Paris 30th Anniversary Merchandise

  1. Headbands - 3 exclusive models: Iridescent / Tic&Tac / Black-Gold - Price: from 23€
  2. Collector mug with 30-shaped handle - Price : 15€
  3. Soap dispenser “Mickey head” foam - Price: 15€
  4. Mickey hat with lights, iridescent materials - Price : 35€
  5. 30th Anniversary Mickey and Minnie helium balloons - Price : 10€

All products will be available in Disneyland Paris shops throughout the 30th Anniversary.

FUN FACTS: Merchandise at Disneyland Paris

  • Disneyland Paris has its own on-site creative studio dedicated to product development. Constantly monitoring the latest trends in terms of shapes and colours, it also watches closely the latest technological advancements.
  • Made up of around a hundred talented Cast Members – who work in the fields of drawing, procurement, fashion design, “visual merchandising” or window display design – the team worked on the development of these new collections for nearly 18 months.


For the 30th Anniversary, Minnie Mouse called upon the services of British designer Stella McCartney to create her first ever pantsuit at Disneyland Paris, adding to her extensive collection as a true fashionista. Visitors will be able to meet Minnie Mouse wearing the new outfit from 6 March to 31 March, in honor of Women’s History Month, in Studio Theater. Guests will have the opportunity to pose with Minnie, and spend time with her in a colorful and pop atmosphere, reflecting her image as a fashion icon through the years.

“I am delighted to be working with the one, the only, the iconic Minnie Mouse. I have designed a custom outfit for her in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris,” said Stella McCartney. “Minnie has always had a special place in my heart. We share the same values. What I love about Minnie is the fact that she embodies happiness, self-expression, authenticity and that she inspires people of all ages around the world. Plus, she has such great style!”

As part of a broader collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, Stella McCartney will also introduce a unique Minnie Mouse t-shirt as part of International Women’s Day, exclusively available online and in Stella stores on 8 March 2022. Starting Spring 2022, a limited-edition product line inspired by the fan-favourite movie Fantasia will be launched by Stella McCartney


The historic opening of Disneyland Paris on 12 April 1992, marked the beginning of 30 years of magic for Guests of all ages. With more than 375 million visits* since then – and countless new experiences – Disneyland Paris has created unforgettable memories for every Guest and become Europe’s top tourist destination. The secret to its continued success lies in a commitment to bring innovative new ideas to life, exploring new paths and continuously reinventing what’s possible, while fulfilling Walt Disney’s dream to create memories for friends and family.

*Contribution study Setec for 1992-2020.

For 30 years, Disneyland Paris has continued to develop more immersive experiences to bring stories and Characters from Disney, Pixar, MARVEL and Star WarsTM franchises to life. 

The role and talent of the resort’s 16,000 Cast Members is essential, and their attention to detail, creativity, quality of service and above all their passion, help bring the resort’s magic to life. Whether it be through attractions, shows – more than 200 since 1992 – restaurants, shops, hotels, gardens and even décor, more than 500 jobs contribute to shaping the future of entertainment every day.

Disneyland Paris is transforming the Guest experience at every level, introducing new innovative and immersive offerings at an accelerated pace across the resort. From the highly anticipated opening of Avengers Campus this summer – just the beginning of a multi-year expansion plan – to the reinvention of Resort Hotels with unparalleled storytelling, to a range of new digital tools and services for an increasingly customized experience, Disneyland Paris is constantly reimagining what’s possible to bring the magic to life for even more unforgettable memories in the years to come.

Sample package price

Book with Walt Disney Travel Company International and enjoy a two-night stay at Disneyland Paris from £344 per person, including accommodation at Disney’s Sequoia Lodge with access to the Disney Parks for three days and return Eurostar travel via Lille. To book visit: www.disneyholidays.co.uk or call our Disney Experts on 0800 169 0737.

Travel company terms and conditions: Price is based on two adults and two children (aged 3-9) sharing a Standard Room at Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, with return Eurostar travel via Lille from London St Pancras to Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallee). Price is based on a departure date of 3 May 2022. All prices and itinerary correct as of 4 March 2022 and subject to availability and change. Walt Disney Travel Company International is a member of ABTA and is ATOL protected. ATOL certificate number 10404.

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